Livin' It Up!
|Livin' It Up!|
|Studio album by Sammy Hagar|
|Released||July 25, 2006|
|Label||Cabo Wabo Music|
|Sammy Hagar chronology|
|Singles from Livin' It Up!|
Let Me Take You There
Livin' It Up! is a semi-based "lifestyle" album by Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas. While writing with Kenny Chesney and covering Toby Keith, Hagar turned down the energy and began singing about enjoying the life of a beach dweller. It was vaguely reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett's career, and Hagar even used this time as an opportunity to meet more easy-going party fans as he went on a brief tour with Chesney.
- "I Love This Bar" was previously recorded by Toby Keith for his 2003 album Shock'n Y'all. The song was written by Keith and Scotty Emerick.
- "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is a cover of a Bob Dylan song, originally released on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde.
- The first version of the song "Halfway to Memphis" was recorded for the Hagar's album Not 4 Sale.
- "Let Me Take You There" was called "I'll Take You There" when it was recorded by the soul/gospel family band The Staple Singers. The song was included on the group's 1972 album Be Altitude: Respect Yourself.
- "Sam I Am" (Bob Daspit/Sammy Hagar/Nicole Summerwood) - 2:56
- "Living on a Coastline" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:20
- "Mexico" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:34
- "The Way We Live" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:39
- "I Love This Bar" (Scotty Emerick/Toby Keith) - 3:41
- "One Sip" (Kenny Chesney/Sammy Hagar) - 2:18
- "Rainy Day Women #12/#35" (Bob Dylan) - 3:37
- "Halfway to Memphis" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:23
- "Sailin'" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:21
- "Let Me Take You There" (Sammy Hagar/Alvertis Isbell) - 4:24
- "Someday" (Sammy Hagar) - 2:58
- Sammy Hagar: lead vocals and guitar
- David (Bro) Lauser: drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Vic(Tore Up) Johnson: electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- Mona Gnader: bass guitar, backing vocals
- Gibby Ross: timbales, congas, shaker, cowbell, tambourine
- Bob Daspit: guitar, slide guitar, percussion, backing vocals
- Nicole Summerwood: backing vocals
- Roy Rogers: slide guitar
- Rosendo Rodriguez Mariachi Band
- Tim Hockenberry: trombone, piccolo trumpet
- Austin Delone: piano
- Dave Zirbel: pedal steel guitar
- Aaron Hagar: backing vocals and lead vocal duet on "Someday"
- Kari Hagar: backing vocals
- Will Blochinger: photography
The album premiered at #50 on the Billboard Charts in 2006, with 16,000+ sold.