Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, “It’s Hard to be an Outlaw” (David Letterman Show 12/18/14)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey Raphael, “Trouble in Mind”

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

This song was written in 1926, by Richard Jones, and you can listen to the first recording of the song here:

This is the first recording (1926) with vocalist Bertha ‘Chippie’ Hill and Louis Armstrong on cornet.Richard Myknee Jones was from a musical family in New Orleans and played a variety of instruments before making the piano his main instrument. He played in Armand Piron’s Olympia Orchestra and led his own band called The Four Hot Hounds which included Sugar Johnny Smith and occasionally King Oliver. During World War One he played with Papa Celestin.

He left New Orleans in 1919 and moved to Chicago where he set up the Chicago branch of Clarence Williams publishing company and music store. He played in bands in Chicago during the 1920s, but his main gig was as manager of Okeh records race records division. He led his own studio band called Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards and accompanied a great number of singers and bands on piano. He continued to be active in music until his death both as a musician and talent scout. Jones is best remembered today as the composer of such Jazz standards as “Trouble In Mind” and “Riverside Blues”.

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Willie Nelson and Ray Charles

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney, “Lucky Ole’ Sun”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Rhonda Vincent duet with Willie Nelson No. 1, “Only Me”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


by: Larry Holden

Rhonda Vincent, known as the queen of bluegrass, is No. 1 on the charts again — this time with country legend Willie Nelson.

Vincent holds the top spot on the national bluegrass airplay chart for the month of December with song “Only Me,” — the title track on her newest album– a duet with Nelson.

It marks the first time Nelson has been at the top of the Bluegrass Unlimited national airplay chart.


“What a perfect Christmas gift, here in December,” Vincent said. “Thanks to the fans, to our friends, to our djs and everyone who has played this song. We appreciate it so much!”

The Billy Yates/Roger Brown penned track features the exact same guitar riff played in the 1980 No.1 smash, “On the Road Again.”

Last month Vincent was at the top of the charts with “Busy City,” which served as the lead single from “Only Me.”

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Willie and the Wheel

Monday, December 8th, 2014






Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, “Poncho and Lefty”

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, “Until Tomorrow”

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael (Farm Aid 2012)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Vicentico talks about recording with Willie Nelson on new album, “Ultimo Acto”

Friday, November 28th, 2014
by:  Judy Cantor-Navas

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman talks new solo album, band’s 30th anniversary

Vicentico’s new album, Último Acto, revisits some of the raw-voiced Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman’s best-known songs. But there are surprises. Willie Nelson collaborates on a new version of “Sólo un Momento,” and rhythm geniuses Sly & Robbie drop in for “Las Estrellas.”

Two classic covers also stand out on an album whose sound varies from salsa to pop, reggae and country: Vicentico’s Spanish-language slow-dance update of the 1972 hit “Alone Again (Naturally)” and his Quentin Tarantino-meets-Pedro Almodovar take on La Lupe’s signature vein-cutter “Puro Teatro.”

“I think it’s a very eclectic record and it passes through a lot of different places,” Vicentico says about his sixth solo recording, which was released digitally earlier this month (the CD drops Jan. 20). “But somehow it works.”

From Las Vegas — where the Argentine singer performed at the Latin Grammys Person of the Year Dinner for Joan Manuel Serrat — he talked Último Acto, his Zen take on success, and the possibility of a new album from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

The biggest surprise on this album is your duet with Willie Nelson. How did that come about?

When I was putting the repertoire for the album together at one point I said, ‘And how about if we invite Willie Nelson?’ It was something that went through my head that I thought would never happen. [But] Willie just asked us to send some of my songs to listen to, and then he said yes. That was it.

He’s an angel, such a warm person.

We recorded in Nashville, and it was surprising to see a legend like Willie Nelson just sitting in front of the microphone, with his braids and blue eyes, so simple and so profound in his way of singing and really committed to the song.

It was an important moment for the album and an important moment for me as an artist.


This day in Willie Nelson history: “Wanted: The Outlaws” — 1st country album to go platinum

Monday, November 24th, 2014

On November 24, 1976, “Wanted: the Outlaws” became the first country album to receive the new platinum certification, signifying one million units shipped.

The album, featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessie Colter was certified gold on March 30, 1976.

Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014



Track List:

Rainy Day Blues
Blue Hotel
Back to Earth
Stella Blue
$1000 Wedding
We Don’t Run
Yours Love
Sad Songs and Waltzes
Amazing Grace
Christmas in Prison

Willie Nelson, Lily Meola, “Will You Remember Mine” (Farm Aid, 2014)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in Concert! (March 27, 28, 2015)

Monday, November 17th, 2014


Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are taking the stage together for one epic weekend in New Braunfels, TX on March 27 & 28, 2015. Tickets go on sale November 21 at 10am CT. Get ticket details