Archive for the ‘Albums’ Category

Willie Nelson: The Ultimate Collection

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

1. Always On My Mind
2. I Let My Mind Wander
3. Funny How Time Slips Away
4. I Can’t Stop Loving You (feat. Ray Charles)
5. South Of The Border
6. To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before
7. Always
8. Heartbreak Hotel
9. Whisky River
10. Georgia (feat. Ray Charles)
11. Angel Eyes (feat. Ray Charles)
12. There Will Never Be Another You
13. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
14. Mountain Dew (feat. Ray Charles)
15. My Window Faces The South (feat. Ray Charles)
16. Who Will Buy My Memories
17. Wabash Cannonball
18. Crazy
19. It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way
20. Seven Spanish Angels (feat. Ray Charles)
21. Life and Love
22. Without A Song
23. Final Jam DVD
1. Always On My Mind
2. Crazy
3. Funny How Time Slips Away
4. To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. Seven Spanish Angels
7. Wabash Cannonball
8. I Can’t Stop Loving You
9. South Of The Border
10. Whiskey River
11. Georgia

12. Always 13. Life and Love
14. Mountain Dew
15. It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way
16. Without A Song
17. Will The Circle Be Unbroken 18. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 19. Train Train

Final Jam Bonus Tracks Boxcar Willie
20. Hobo Heaven
21. Hank Williams Medley
22. Wabash Cannonball

Willie Nelson and Kimmie Rhodes on vinyl

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Song Name: Time of the PreacherArtist Name: Willie NelsonAlbum: Red Headed StrangerSongwriter(s): W NelsonRelease Date: January 1, 1975Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

Another Willie Nelson fan, Nathaniel Rateliff

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

This day in Willie Nelson history: Countryman released (July 12, 2005)

Monday, July 12th, 2021
On July 12, 2005, Lost Highway Records released ‘Countryman’. 1. Do you Mind Too Much If I don’t Understand 2. How Long is Forever? 3. I’m a Worried Man” (featuring Toots Hibbert) 4. The Harder They Come 5. Something to Think About 6. Sitting in Limbo 7. Darkness on the Face of the Earth 8. One in a Row 9. I’ve Just Destroyed the World I’m Living In 10. You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago 11. I Guess I’ve Come to Live Here 12. Undo the Right

“Red Headed Stranger” inducted to Library of Congress National Recording Registry (6/23/2010)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

www.Billboard.com
by Ann Donahue

Recordings by Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of “Gypsy” are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced today (June 23) to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

Under the terms of 2000’s National Recording Preservation Act, the criteria for preservation by the Library of Congress are that the work be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and be at least 10 years old. Nominations were gathered from online submissions from the public and from members of the National Recording Preservation Board.

In its citation for Shakur’s “Dear Mama,” the NRPB calls the song a “moving and eloquent homage to both his own mother and all mothers struggling to maintain a family in the face of addiction, poverty and societal indifference.”

Nelson’s album “Red Headed Stranger” is cited for its “uncommon elegance,” while R.E.M.’s “Radio Free Europe” is lauded for setting “the pattern for later indie rock releases by breaking through on college radio in the face of mainstream radio’s general indifference.”

According to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va. will preserve and maintain these recordings and henceforward make them available to the American public. There are now 300 recordings in the National Recording Registry.

Inductees for the 2009 National Recording Registry are:

1. Fon der Choope (From the Wedding) – Abe Elenkrig’s Yidishe Orchestra (April 4, 1913)
2. “Canal Street Blues,” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band (April 5, 1923)
3. “Tristan und Isolde,” Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior, NBC Broadcast (March 9, 1935)
4. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” Cliff Edwards (recorded 1938; released 1940)
5. “America’s Town Meeting of the Air: Should Our Ships Convoy Materials to England?” (May 8, 1941)
6. The Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam (July 20 – August 11, 1944)
7. “Evangeline Special” and “Love Bridge Waltz,” Iry LeJeune (1948)
8. “The Little Engine That Could,” narrated by Paul Wing (1949)
9. Leon Metcalf Collection of recordings of the First People of Western Washington State (1950-1954)
10. “Tutti Frutti,” Little Richard (1955)
11. “Smokestack Lightning,” Howlin’ Wolf (1956)
12. “Gypsy,” original cast recording (1959)
13. The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, Bill Evans Trio (June 25, 1961)
14. “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two),” Max Mathews (1961)
15. “I Started Out As a Child,” Bill Cosby (1964)
16. “Azucar Pa Ti,” Eddie Palmieri (1965)
17. “Today!,” “Mississippi” John Hurt (1966)
18. “Silver Apples of the Moon,” Morton Subotnick (1967)
19. “Soul Folk in Action,” The Staple Singers (1968)
20. “The Band,” The Band (1969)
21. “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Loretta Lynn (1970)
22. “Red Headed Stranger,” Willie Nelson (1975)
23. “Horses,” Patti Smith (1975)
24. “Radio Free Europe,” R.E.M. (1981)
25. “Dear Mama,” Tupac Shakur (1995)

New Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Album, “A Few Stars Apart” out June 11

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

www.WillieNelson.com

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s new album, A Few Stars Apart, arrives June 11th on Fantasy Records and is now available for pre-order.

Already one of Rolling Stone’s “54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021,” A Few Stars Apart is a testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends, as well as one’s own heart. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb, the album was inspired by the stillness Nelson found while riding out the beginning of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. The eleven songs reveal what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community—and yourself.

The album’s first single, “Perennial Bloom (Back To You),” is out now.

Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Song Name: Time of the PreacherArtist Name: Willie NelsonAlbum: Red Headed StrangerSongwriter(s): W NelsonRelease Date: January 1, 1975Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

New Music from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “December Day”

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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“That’s Life,” Willie Nelson album

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

I love this album.

1.Nice Work If You Can Get It2:35
2.Just in Time2:25
3.A Cottage for Sale2:54
4.I’ve Got You Under My Skin3:34
5.You Make Me Feel So Young2:52
6.I Won’t Dance” (featuring Diana Krall)3:25
7.That’s Life3:39
8.Luck Be a Lady3:04
9.In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning2:58
10.Learnin’ the Blues3:31
11.Lonesome Road3:41
Total length:34:38

Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, David Hildago, “Dreams of the San Joaquin”

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

www.americansongwriter.com
by: Jason Scott

Legendary singer-songwriters Willie Nelson and Michael McDonald are teaming up with multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo, most known for his work with Los Lobos, on an updated version of “Dreams of the San Joaquin.” Originally written by Jack Wesley Routh and Randy Sharp, and famously performed by Linda Ronstadt and Kenny Rogers, the track arrives May 7 for BandCamp Friday as an exclusive release.

Track proceeds will benefit RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the United Farm Workers of America. The song, depicting a field worker toiling in the San Joaquin Valley during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, will be made available on streaming services a week later. A Micah Nelson-directed visual is set to be released, as well.

“The migrant farm worker is as responsible if not more for maintaining our country’s position as one of the largest agricultural economies in the world,” McDonald says in a press statement. “The labor that falls squarely on their shoulders allows farmers to bring produce to our stores and food to our tables as reasonably priced as possible. COVID has ravaged this quadrant of the American workforce disproportionately.”

Nelson also reflects, “This was a collaboration of love and a prayer for understanding. It sends a message of hope that we all need to hear. I’ve always loved Mike’s voice and enjoyed making this with him and my son Micah.”

“After a particularly brutal year for farm workers, their support is priceless,” Ana Maria Rea-Ventre, Vice President of Advocacy at RAICES, shares. “This heartfelt rendition of ‘Dreams of the San Joaquin’ is a beautiful reminder of all that the migrant community of over eight million people sacrifices to give their families a better life. May we all be moved by this song to fight with our migrant brothers and sisters, to whom our country owes so much.”

Ronstadt recorded her version on her 1998 studio record We Ran. Rogers adapted the track for You Can’t Make Old Friends, released in 2013.

Read article here.

Nathaniel Rateliff releases duet with Willie Nelson, “It’s Not Supposed to be that Way”

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

THE MARIGOLD SINGLES: Nathaniel Rateliff releases first ever duet with Willie Nelson; “It’s Not Supposed to Be That Way”. The latest installment of The Marigold Singles is now available on 7” vinyl.

The song features Mickey Raphael on harmonica. The 7” release includes “Willie’s Birthday Song,” which can be ordered exclusively from the official store here https://bit.ly/3gM2wsU

It’s Not Supposed to Be That Way” will be released digitally on May 28th.*All proceeds from this release will support The Marigold Project, Rateliff’s foundation dedicated to economic, social and racial justice.

The Marigold Project is proud to support Farm Aid and StrongHearts Native Helpline with this release.

Willie Nelson, “Stardust”

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

New Willie Nelson Album out April 13, 2013, “Face the Music and Dance”

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

www.vintagevinylnews.com

Artist: Willie Nelson and Family
Title: Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Label: Legacy
Format(s): CD, DD

Willie Nelson’s second album in his new contract with Legacy is a new trip back to the world of pop classics with Let’s Face the Music and Dance. The album, recorded with his group of over forty years, Family, will be released on April 16.

Following in the steps of his classic pop-country albums like StardustLet’s Face the Music and Dance was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, produced by Buddy Cannon and mixed by Butch Carr at Budro Music Repair Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Compiling the repertoire for Let’s Face The Music And Dance, Willie chose a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics drawn from the 1930s (Let’s Face the Music and DanceWalking My Baby Back Home), 1940s (You’ll Never Know, I Wish I Didn’t Love You SoShame On You) and 1950s (Matchbox) covering evergreen songwriters Irving Berlin , Mack Gordon , Carl Perkins , Frank Loesser , Django Reinhardt and Spade Cooley, among others. Willie turns in a beautiful new version of his composition Is The Better Part Over, a song he introduced on 1989’s A Horse Called Music.

Track List:

  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)
  • Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
  • You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon)
  • Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois & Jean Bourtayre)
  • Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert & Roy Turk)
  • Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
  • Twilight Time (Al Nevins & Morty Nevins)
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh)
  • I’ll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn & Vincent Rose)
  • I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Frank Loesser)
  • South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy & Michael Carr)
  • Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
  • Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking) (Irving Berlin)
  • Shame On You (Spade Cooley)