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Willie Nelson sings on new tribute album to Paul McCartney, “The Art of McCartney”

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Paul McCartney has been honored with countless tribute albums over the years, though the one put together by producer Ralph Sall just might top them all. Due out November 18th, The Art of McCartney sees the likes of  The Cure, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson, Billie Joel, Ian McCulloch, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and many more cover McCartney’s vast catalog of hits.

The album has actually been in the works since 2003. After receiving the approval of McCartney, Sall rounded together Macca’s backing band — guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens, and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. — and began recruiting potential singers.

The Art of McCartney Tracklist:
01. Billy Joel – “Maybe I’m Amazed”
02. Bob Dylan – “Things We Said Today”
03. Heart – “Band on the Run”
04. Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
05. Yusuf Islam – “The Long and Winding Road”
06. Harry Connick, Jr. – “My Love”
07. Brian Wilson – “Wanderlust”
08. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Bluebird”
09. Willie Nelson – “Yesterday”
10. Jeff Lynne – “Junk”
11. Barry Gibb – “When I’m 64?
12. Jamie Cullum – “Every Night”
13. Kiss – “Venus and Mars”/”Rock Show”
14. Paul Rodgers – “Let Me Roll It”
15. Roger Daltrey – “Helter Skelter”
16. Def Leppard – “Helen Wheels”
17. The Cure, featuring James McCartney – “Hello Goodbye”
18. Billy Joel – “Live and Let Die”
19. Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”
20. Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen – “Jet”
21. Joe Elliott – “Hi Hi Hi”
22. Heart – “Letting Go”
23. Steve Miller – “Hey Jude”
24. Owl City – “Listen to What the Man Said”
25. Perry Farrell – “Got to Get You Into My Life”
26. Dion – “Drive My Car”
27. Allen Toussaint – “Lady Madonna”
28. Dr. John – “Let ‘Em In”
29. Smokey Robinson – “So Bad”
30. The Airborne Toxic Event – “No More Lonely Nights”
31. Alice Cooper – “Eleanor Rigby”
32. Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie – “Come and Get It”
33. B.B. King – “On the Way”
34. Sammy Hagar – “Birthday”

The Art of McCartney Bonus Tracks:

01. Robert Smith – “C Moon”
02. Booker T. Jones – “Can’t Buy Me Love”
03. Ronnie Spector – “P.S. I Love You”
04. Darlene Love – “All My Loving”
05. Ian McCulloch – “For No One”
06. Peter, Bjorn and John – “Put It There”
07. Wanda Jackson – “Run Devil Run”
08. Alice Cooper – “Smile Away”

Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, “Seven Spanish Angels”

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, “Loving her was easier, than anything I’ll ever do again”

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

From 1992 Highwaymen tour in Abeerdeen, Scotland.

This day in Willie Nelson history, “Heartbreak Hotel”, with Leon Russell goes #1 Billboard Country (9/1/1979)

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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On September 1, 1979, “Heartbreak Hotel”, recorded by Willie Nelson and Leon Russell, takes the top spot on the Billboard country chart with their remake of “Heartbreak Hotel”

Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, “My Own Peculiar Way”

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Roy Rogers, “When I reach the end of Rodeo Road (set my pony free)”

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Dottie West “City of New Orleans” (Farm AId 1985)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Farm Aid 2013 “Just Breathe”

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, “Wurlitzer Prize”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, “Mama Tried”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Willie Nelson featured on new Ray Benson Album, “It Ain’t You”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Music video for “It Ain’t You,” by Ray Benson featuring Willie Nelson. Appears on Ray Benson’s solo album, “A Little Piece.”
Directed by Aaron Brown
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Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, “VH1 Storytellers”

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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This day in Willie Nelson history: “One for the Road” goes gold (8/2/1979)

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

On August 2, 1979, the duet album, ‘One for the Road’ sung with Leon Russell, is certified gold.

Willie Nelson sings on JJ Cale Tribute Album (Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze”

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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by: Jasper Rees

It’s not quite true to say no one would have heard of JJ Cale without Eric Clapton. Clapton’s cover of “After Midnight”, released in 1970 as the first single on his debut solo album, put Cale on the map as a songwriter and paved for his own inimitable recording career. But Clapton didn’t actually record “Cocaine” until Slowhand in 1977. In between Lynyrd Skynyrd slipped in with their account of “Call Me the Breeze”, the song which lends its name to this Clapton-led tribute a year on from Cale’s death.

Cale was a reticent inspiration to more than Clapton. The major singer-songwriters of a certain age queuing up to pay homage here include Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty and Don White, plus the realtively youthful John Mayer (b. 1977) and, submitting backing vocals on the final track “Crying Eyes”, Cale’s widow Christine Lakeland.

A soothing ramble through the timeless byways of Cale’s back catalogue, The Breeze is a more artistically robust compilation of covers than can often happen when famous fans crowd onto one album to say hi. Cale released 15 albums of chugging rock. The songs come in two speeds (“fastish” and “slowish”) and are so well built that there’s not much any singer can do with them other than be faithful to their cool, rhythmic spirit, and mix in a bit of their own personal chemistry. Knopfler sounds like Knopfler on “Someday” and Willie Nelson is very much himself on “Songbird” and “Starbound”, while White adds a country tinge to “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Need Me)”. Petty sounds like a dead ringer for Cale on “I Got the Same Old Blues” and “The Old Man and Me”. Clapton is everywhere, subsuming himself to the project on backing vocals, now and then popping up to lead. He submits a lovely “Cajun Moon”. Completists may regret the absence of a reprise for his two JJ Cale covers from 1970s.

US singer-songwriter JJ Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song ‘After Midnight’. In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale’s ‘Cocaine’. The two worked together on an album which won a Grammy award in 2008.

JJ Cale – Call Me The Breeze
From the album : Naturally (1972)