Willie Nelson & friends record “You Gotta Serve Somebody” for ‘Muscle Shoals Small Town Big Sound’ album

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by: Paul Cashmere

Willie Nelson has recorded another version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ for the Muscle Shoals homage album.

Nelson first cut ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ for his 2008 album ‘Moment of Forever’. He added an extra four minutes in length to the Dylan track.

For the new version Willie has teamed with Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack.

Willie Nelson first recorded at Muscle Shoals in Alabama in 1972. The sessions made up his 17th album ‘Phases and Stages’ in 1974.

Jerry Wexler wanted to record Bob Dylan’s ‘Slow Train Coming’ at Muscle Shoals but instead the album was made in Los Angeles. However, the Muscle Shoals Sound was brought in for the sessions.

Dylan did go to Alabama and record at Muscle Schoals for his next album ‘Saved’.

‘Muscle Shoals Small Town Big Sound’ will be released on 28 September 2018.

Willie Nelson’s original recording of the Bob Dylan song.

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