Archive for the ‘black and white’ Category

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Rest in peace, Fred Foster

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

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Fred Foster (center) signed Willie to his label, Monument Records, in 1964.

www.Billboard.com
by: Annie Reuter
read entire article here.

Fred Foster, longtime producer and Country Music Hall of Fame member, died in his sleep Feb. 20 following a short illness. He was 87.

The North Carolina native founded Monument Records in 1958 and was at the helm of many iconic country records, including seminal albums from Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Ray Stevens and Jeannie Seely. He also founded Combine Music, which published Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee” (co-written with Foster) and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Orbison’s “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” and Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie.”

Foster had a hand in producing many hits by Orbison in the 1960s, including “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely” and “Crying,” as well as Parton and Jimmy Dean’s first singles. He also helmed Kristofferson’s debut album, the 2007 Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price album Last of the Breed, as well as Price’s final album, 2014’s Beauty Is. His last project was Dawn Landes’ 2018 album, Meet Me at the River.

Willie Nelson, “I’m a Memory”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Willie Nelson, enduring legend

Monday, February 18th, 2019
photo:  Mike Brooks

www.dallasobserver.com
by:  Mike Brooks

Willie Nelson can’t keep up this kind of schedule any more.   Or can he?

The wear and tear of 60 years on the road  shows, like the hundreds of names scratched into the soundboard of his vintage Martin N-20 acoustic guitar. Standing in clear bright stage lights in front of a paired down band, he embraces every nick and dent like the Alamo embraces bullet holes. And like that old mission, he has become an important piece of the mythology of Texas. Willie Nelson, Texas icon and last of the outlaws, finishes a signature tune, looks you in the eyes and smiles. Overwhelming odds don’t matter. We’re from Texas.

Willie Nelson at a sold out Bomb Factory, Dallas Texas.


by:  Mike Brooks

See slide show with lots more photos at Dallas Observer website.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for another great Willie Nelson and his fans photo.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018