Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Nora Jones, “Here We Go Again”

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

“Take Me Back to Tulsa,” — Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, George Strait

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Sturgill Simpson and Willie Nelson – Juanita

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Swooping into 2021 like a high plains drifter is Sturgill Simpson and his just-released latest album, The Ballad of Dood and Juanita. The album’s lead single is a Willie Nelson collaboration that highlights the recording’s narrative theme regarding Simpson’s grandfather’s quest to rescue his wife, Juanita after she’s kidnapped by a bandit named Seamus McClure. Via press release, Simpson notes, “I’ve only ever really been interested in concept albums, citing Nelson’s 1975 album Red Headed Stranger as an influence on his current release.

Willie Nelson and Kimmie Rhodes on vinyl

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Poncho and Lefty”

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

“On The Sunny Side of the Street”, Willie Nelson and Tony Bennett

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Pancho and Lefty”

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

The making of, “Just Breathe,” with Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want it to be You”

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want it to be You”

Friday, June 4th, 2021
by: Tomas Mier

The forthcoming performance record Release Me 2 features previously unreleased songs from Streisand’s vault.

On Friday, the 79-year-old singer released the first single from her forthcoming 10-track compilation album Release Me 2, “I’d Want It to Be You,” featuring none other than Willie Nelson. (PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen.)

The track was initially featured on her 2014 album Partners — where she sang duets with male stars from Michael Bublé and Lionel Richie to John Mayer and Stevie Wonder — as a duet with Blake Shelton. When she dropped Partners, Nelson’s part (performed by Shelton in 2014) was not yet ready.

“For me, the studio is a combination musical playground and laboratory… a private sanctuary, where the possibility of catching lightning in a bottle always exists,” Streisand wrote in the album’s notes. “Whenever that kind of magic happens, it’s extremely satisfying. Sometimes though, when the arrangement doesn’t quite gel or the song no longer fits the tone of the album it was meant for, the tapes go into the vault for safekeeping.”

“Working on this 2nd volume of Release Me has been a lovely walk down memory lane,” she added. “A chance to revisit, and in some cases, add a finishing instrumental touch to songs that still resonate for me in meaningful ways.”

Among the songs set to be released are “Be Aware” and “One Day (A Prayer),” which she felt “still speak to our collective sense of humanity” today. Other tracks include “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog, “If Only You Were Mine” with Barry Gibb, “Sweet Forgiveness,” which was recorded in 1994, and “Right as the Rain,” the track penned for Broadway musical Bloomer Girl.

Expect to hear several covers on the album, too. The album features Streisand interpreting Carole King’s “You Light Up My Life” and Randy Newman’s “Living Without You.”

Along with its digital versions, Streisand will also drop a CD version with a 32-page booklet featuring liner notes from Streisand and Jay Landers, who executive produced the album and a vinyl version as well.

Release Me 2 is out Aug. 6.

Read article here.

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

“On the Road Again,” — Alanis Morissette with Willie Nelson

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson at the Oscars (1985)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

1985 at the 57th Academy Awards, singing: – How Do You Feel About Foolin’ Around, written by Kris Kristofferson – On The Road Again, by Willie Nelson – Amazing Grace, by John Newton. Kris and Willie were nominated for Best Music and Original Song Score for ‘The Songwriter”.