Archive for the ‘Bobbie Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, “What’ll I Do”

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Enjoy this music video for, “What’ll I Do”, from beautiful new album from Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “December Day”.

The video for the song was produced by Luck Films and directed by David Von Roehm.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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photo:  George Fowler

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “Summer of Roses”

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson released another music video from their new album, “December Day” available now!

Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
December Day
(Willie’s Stash, Vol. 1)

1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)
2. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson)
3. What’ll I Do (Irving Berlin)
4. Summer of Roses / December Day (Willie Nelson)
5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
6. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)
7. I Don’t Know Where I Am Today (Willie Nelson)
8. Amnesia (Willie Nelson)
9. Who’ll Buy My Memories (Willie Nelson)
10. The Anniversary Song (Al Jolson & Saul Chaplin)
11. Laws of Nature (Willie Nelson)
12. Walkin’ (Willie Nelson)
13. Always (Irving Berlin)
14. I Let My Mind Wander (Willie Nelson)
15. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
16. My Own Peculiar Way (Willie Nelson)

17. Sad Songs and Waltzes (Willie Nelson)

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “What’ll I Do?” (from new album, “December Day”) [video coming soon]

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Another beautiful video by David von Roehm and the talented folks at Luck Films.

[Sorry, the video is still being edited. Stay tuned!]

Bobbie Nelson talks about “Laws of Nature”, and new album with brother Willie Nelson

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

www.RollingStone.com

Willie Nelson’s self-penned “Laws of Nature” is a sweetly simplistic love letter to Mother Earth. The song, featured on the country icon’s new December Day album of collaborations with his sister, Bobbie Nelson, extolls the virtues of the sun, rain, wind and air and reminds that they are life forces.

“I’m not really sure where I was coming from on that, or where I went. [Laughs] But it seemed to be the thing to write at the time,” Willie says. “Somebody says it’s like a science lesson.”

“It is like a science lesson,” Bobbie, a member of her brother’s band since 1973, chimes in. “I learned a lot by listening to this song.”

For the accompanying video, the Nelson siblings alternate performance clips from Willie’s Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas, with scenic shots of Texas farmland. Perhaps in an attempt to persuade the viewer to appreciate beauty all around, the landscape video mimics the view from a moving car. It’s a fitting musical tribute from the Farm Aid co-founder, who also owns his own bio-diesel brand.

In fact, December Day was largely inspired by family jam sessions on board the Honeysuckle Rose, Willie’s biodiesel-fueled tour bus. Released last week, the LP finds the Nelsons coupling new songs such as “Laws of Nature” with revamped hits including “Who’ll Buy My Memories?” and covers of American classics, including Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “What’ll I Do.” December Day is the first installment in Legacy Recordings’ Willie’s Stash series, a collection that will revisit decades of country hits by the American treasure, along with treasured new tunes.

Willie Nelson, “My Own Peculiar Way”

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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The songs on ‘December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1′ are taken from Willie Nelson’s vast songwriting catalog, including this song: “My Own Peculiar Way,” the title track to his 1969 album.


Give it a listen here: http://spoti.fi/1tN8xlc

It would be a comfort just to know you never doubt me

Even though I give you cause most every day

Sometimes I think that you’d be better off without me

Although I love you in my own peculiar way

Don’t doubt my love if sometimes my mind should wander

To a suddenly remembered yesterday

Cause my mind could never stay too long away from you’ll always love you in my own peculiar way

And although I may not always be the way you’d have me be

And though my faults may grow in number day by day

Let no one every say that I’ve ever been untrue

I’ll always love you in my own peculiar way

I’ll always love you in my own peculiar way

— Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, “Until Tomorrow”

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, Sibling Act

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

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Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
Photograph: Todd V Wolfson

www.theguardian.com
by: Neil Spencer

In his advancing years, the Texan troubadour, 81, is speeding up rather than slowing down, this being his fifth album in two-and-a-half years. Accompanied by keyboardist sister Bobbie (a founding member of Nelson’s Family band), it’s a ramble through his vast back catalogue (Walkin’, Sad Songs and Waltzes etc), adding favourites such as Irving Berlin’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band – a set inspired by tourbus jam sessions. Indulgent perhaps, but Nelson’s worn, almost conversational vocals remain arresting. There’s the odd new composition – the droll I Don’t Know Where I Am Today – and screeds of his idiosyncratic guitar playing, rich and rococo on Ou Es-Tu Mon Amour. Bravo.

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Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, “Who’ll Buy My Memories”

Monday, November 24th, 2014


By Kurt Wolff

Next week Willie Nelson will release his second album of 2014, a collection cut with his sister and longtime musical partner Bobbie Nelson called December Day.

Now Nelson has unveiled one of the recordings, an updated version of hi song“Who’ll Buy My Memories.”

A video for the song, which premiered today (Nov. 24) on his Vevo page, feature the Nelson siblings performing an unhurried version of it in a homey, living room-style setting.

Nelson has recorded the song before, most notably as the title track of the (superb) solo acoustic collectionThe IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? Profits of which went to pay off a massive IRS debt he had at the time.  It’s a quiet, reflective song that speaks of a life “sprinkled with the blues” in the wake of a broken love affair.

Where Nelson’s 1992 solo rendition felt lonely and edged with cold, the new version imbues the song with hints of warmth, emphasized in part by bringing Bobbie Nelson’s piano into the mix.

Additional songs on December Day include Django Reinhart’s “Nuages” and a couple of Irving Berlin songs (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Always”) as well as several vintage Nelson compositions, among them “I Let My Mind Wander,” “My Own Peculiar Way, “Sad Songs and Waltzes” and “December Day” (see the full tracklist).

The title track is one Nelson included more than 40 years ago on his album Yesterday’s Wine. He figured he probably wrote it even earlier.

“It was back in the late ’60s, I guess, in Nashville,” Nelson told Radio.com during an interview last summer.  And what was the inspiration? “I was on my way to the airport. And it looked like a December day.” He paused and smiled. “Then… there you are.”

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Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “Who’ll Buy My Memories”, from new album “December Day”

Friday, November 21st, 2014

www.rollingstone.com
by:  Andrew Leahey

When federal agents raided Willie Nelson’s home on November 9, 1990, they weren’t looking for drugs. Instead, the feds were intent on seizing most of Nelson’s worldly possessions — including his recording studio, instruments, memorabilia and more than 20 properties in four different states — to help pay off the whopping $16.7 million he’d racked up in back taxes and penalties. The only thing they didn’t get was Trigger, Nelson’s favorite guitar, which had been spirited away from the home several days earlier by his daughter, Lana. 

Nelson wound up using Trigger — and nothing else — to record his next album, The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?, an acoustic collection of new songs and old standbys. Released in 1992, the album’s profits went straight to the IRS, which helped Nelson finally dig himself out of debt. More than two decades later, he’s still playing Trigger (a Martin N-20 classical guitar that’s as weathered and mellow-sounding as its owner), as well as “Who’ll Buy My Memories?,” which makes a revised appearance on the upcoming album December Day

Due out on December 2nd, December Day finds Nelson teaming up with his sister and longtime bandmate, Bobbie Nelson, for a mix of re-recorded greatest hits, deep cuts, cover songs and new originals. The project was borne from a string of casual jam sessions aboard the country legend’s tour bus, the biodiesel-fueled Honeysuckle Rose, where he and Bobbie — armed with Trigger, a travel-size keyboard and a musical chemistry that dates back to the siblings’ childhood days in Abbott, Texas — have a long history of regrouping after shows to play their favorite songs. The two rustle up the laid-back, stripped-down vibe of those bus sessions in a live studio performance of “Who’ll Buy My Memories Again?,” which makes its premiere today exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. [Watch above.]

“A past that’s sprinkled with the blues / A few old dreams that I can’t use,” Willie sings at the song’s outset, punctuating certain lines with jazzy, out-of-time runs on Trigger’s beat-up fretboard. Bobbie accompanies him on grand piano, and the pair’s performance is intercut with grainy footage of their hometown, including churches, crops, the Abbott water tower and endless expanses of blue Texas sky.

Twenty years ago, “Who’ll Buy My Memories?” felt like a kiss-off to the IRS, which sold Nelson’s repossessed belongings to the highest bidder. [In a touching display of support, many of Nelson’s fans purchased those belongings and then donated them back to the original owner.] Today, with Shotgun Willie nearing 82 years old, the song is a poignant reminder that everyone — even one of the country music’s most enduring icons — is mortal.  After nearly 70 studio albums, Nelson is focused less on sticking it to the (tax)man and more on highlighting the things that never really die: family bonds, memories and the music that glues them all together.

 

Bobbie Nelson, “December Day”

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Sister Bobbie Nelson’s piano playing has been an integral part of Willie Nelson’s Family band since 1973.

Hear more of Sister Bobbie in the first installment of ‘Willie’s Stash’ called ‘December Day.’ Get it here: http://bit.ly/DDWNiT

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Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
December Day
(Willie’s Stash, Vol. 1)

1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)
2. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson)
3. What’ll I Do (Irving Berlin)
4. Summer of Roses / December Day (Willie Nelson)
5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
6. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)
7. I Don’t Know Where I Am Today (Willie Nelson)
8. Amnesia (Willie Nelson)
9. Who’ll Buy My Memories (Willie Nelson)
10. The Anniversary Song (Al Jolson & Saul Chaplin)
11. Laws of Nature (Willie Nelson)
12. Walkin’ (Willie Nelson)
13. Always (Irving Berlin)
14. I Let My Mind Wander (Willie Nelson)
15. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
16. My Own Peculiar Way (Willie Nelson)

17. Sad Songs and Waltzes (Willie Nelson)

“December Day” — New Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson album to be released Dec. 2!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Mark your calendar!  The album by Bobbie and Willie Nelson will be released on December 2, 2014.

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December Day is Willie’s fifth release since signing to Legacy Recordings in 2012. His last Legacy release, Band Of Brothers, was released in June 2014 and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. is produced by Buddy Cannon and recorded by Steve Chadie at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas. Musicians on the album include Willie Nelson (Trigger) and Bobbie Nelson (piano, B-3 organ) with Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin Smith (bass), Bee Spears (bass), Billy English (drums, percussion) and David Zettner (acoustic guitar).

Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
December Day
(Willie’s Stash, Vol. 1)

1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)
2. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson)
3. What’ll I Do (Irving Berlin)
4. Summer of Roses / December Day (Willie Nelson)
5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
6. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)
7. I Don’t Know Where I Am Today (Willie Nelson)
8. Amnesia (Willie Nelson)
9. Who’ll Buy My Memories (Willie Nelson)
10. The Anniversary Song (Al Jolson & Saul Chaplin)
11. Laws of Nature (Willie Nelson)
12. Walkin’ (Willie Nelson)
13. Always (Irving Berlin)
14. I Let My Mind Wander (Willie Nelson)
15. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
16. My Own Peculiar Way (Willie Nelson)

17. Sad Songs and Waltzes (Willie Nelson)

18. Ou-es tu, mon amour  (Emile Stern & Henri LeMarchand) / I Never Cared for You (Willie Nelson

Bobbie in the '60s.

Happy birthday, Mr. Paul English

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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Bobbie Nelson and Paul English
(photo thanks to Katrina and Lane)

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photo: Janis Tillerson


BackYard, Austin, Texas (2008)

December Day (Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson) (new album in December)

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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Bobbie Nelson

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

It’s nice to get to see Bobbie Nelson play piano! Thanks to whoever shot this video. If you sit in the audiencem, we never get to see Bobbie, until Willie asks her to stand up after her solo. And at end of show, she graciously waves and gives her fans attention.