Archive for the ‘Albums’ Category

Willie Nelson’s ‘American Classic’ (August 25, 2009)

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

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Photograph by Ian Gittler / Used With Permission
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TRACK LIST:

  1. The Nearness of You
  2. Fly Me to the Moon
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine
  4. If I Had You (with Diana Krall)
  5. Ain’t Misbehaving
  6. I Miss You So
  7. Because of You
  8. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Norah Jones)
  9. Angel Eyes
  10. On the Street Where You Live
  11. Since I Fell For You
  12. You Were Always on My Mind

Asleep at the Wheel, Avett Brothers, “Willie Got There First”

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

“Willie Got There First” appears on Asleep at the Wheel’s album ‘New Routes,’ due out September 14th

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by:  Jeff Gage

After 48 years of making music, Asleep at the Wheel will be the first to admit there’s nothing new under the sun — and when it comes to country songs, you can probably thank Willie Nelson for those. So says the veteran Texas swing act on their latest track, “Willie Got There First,” featuring Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers.

Written by Seth Avett, “Willie Got There First” is a playful ode to the Red Headed Stranger and his omnipresent influence on the genre. “I had such a good idea for a song, but Willie got there first,” he sings, his voice taking on a hint of Nelson’s own famous, airy warble. Dropping in references to several of Nelson’s songs and albums, including Phases and Stages, the song spares no compliment, even comparing the 85-year-old Texan to a “Renaissance master.” That cross-generational admiration gets underlined by Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson — a cohort of Nelson’s since the Seventies — chiming in on the last verse and chorus. Guests on the track include two longtime Nelson collaborators: his sister Bobbie, at the piano, and Mickey Raphael playing the harmonica.

“Willie Got There First” will be the final track on New Routes, the 11-song collection due out September 14th that is Asleep at the Wheel’s first of mostly new music in over a decade. The 10-time Grammy winning band visits Kalamazoo, Michigan tonight to play Bell’s Electric Café.

Willie Nelson’s tribute to Frank Sinatra available for pre-order now

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Willie Nelson “My Way”

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Willie Nelson’s new album “My Way” availble on blue vinyl at Barnes &Noble

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

 

Barnes & Noble has a limited edition marbled blue vinyl version available of My Way, Willie’s upcoming tribute to Frank Sinatra, available for pre-order now.

https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/MyWayFA/barnesnoble

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Honeymoon in Vegas” soundtrack released (8/11/1992)

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

On August 11, 1992, Epic Records released the soundtrack to “Honeymoon in Vegas”. In addition to Willie Nelson’s recording of “Blue Hawaii”, the album features remakes of Elvis Presley songs by Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton, Bono, Dwight Yoakam, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, among others.


Honeymoon in Vegas

Track List

1. All Shook Up – Billy Joel
2. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck – Ricky Van Shelton
3. Love Me Tender – Amy Grant
4. Burning Love – Travis Tritt
5. Heartbreak Hotel – Billy Joel
6. Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Bryan Ferry
7. Suspicious Minds – Dwight Yoakam
8. (You’re The) Devil in Disguise – Trisha Yearwood
9. Hound Dog – Jeff Beck, Jed Leiber
10. That’s All Right – Vince Gill
11. Jailhouse Rock – John Mellencamp
12. Blue Hawaii – Willie Nelson
13. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Bono

Who says we never hear any good news? New Willie Nelson album out soon, “My Way, Tribute to Frank Sinatra”

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

New Willie Nelson album, “My Way” (tribute to Frank Sinatra)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

My Way Tracklist

  1. Fly Me To The Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was A Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I’ll Be Around
  8. Night And Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
  10. Young At Heart
  11. My Way

Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again”

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Willie Nelson, “It’s Something You Get Through”

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

‘Something You Get Through’ Lyrics:
When you lose the one you love
You think your world has ended
You think your world will be a waste of life
Without them in it
You feel there’s no way to go on
And life is just a sad, sad song
But love is bigger than us all
The end is not the end at all
It’s not something you get over
But it’s something you get through
It’s not ours to be taken
It’s just a thing we get to do
Life goes on and on
And when it’s gone
It lives in someone new
It’s not something you get over
But it’s something you get through
(Repeat chorus)

Willie Nelson, Last Man Standing

It’s Something You Get Through is on Willie Nelson’s album released April 27th, Last Man Standing,.  It was his 67th studio release.

New Willie Nelson album, “My Way”, tribute to Frank Sinatra

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

My Way Tracklist

  1. Fly Me To The Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was A Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I’ll Be Around
  8. Night And Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
  10. Young At Heart
  11. My Way

New Willie Nelson Album out in September, “My Way”, his tribute to Frank Sinatra

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Willie Nelson’s next album will be a tribute to Frank Sinatra, titled “My Way” and set to be released on September 14th on Legacy Recordings.  Willie has often talked about his respect and admiration of Sinatra, and how his phrasing has influenced his own.  The press release  announcing the album said,  “Willie and Frank were close friends, musical colleagues and mutual admirers of each other’s work throughout Sinatra’s lifetime. 

The album was co-produced by Buddy Cannon, who has produced many of Willie’s recent albums, along with Lyle Lovett Large Band pianist Matt Rollings, who teamed with Cannon on Nelson’s Grammy-winning Gershwin tribute “Summertime” a couple of years ago. 

The album will include a guest appearance by Nora Jones on “What Is This Thing Called Love,”

Track list:

  1. Fly Me to the Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was a Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I’ll Be Around
  8. Night and Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
  10. Young at Heart
  11. My Way

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

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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