Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson

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  • 1Shotgun Willie02:41
  • 2Whiskey River04:05
  • 3Sad Songs And Waltzes03:07
  • 4Local Memory02:20
  • 5Slow Down Old World02:54
  • 6Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)02:35
  • 7Devil In A Sleepin' Bag02:40
  • 8She's Not For You03:13
  • 9Bubbles In My Beer02:34
  • 10You Look Like The Devil03:27
  • 11So Much To Do03:10
  • 12A Song For You04:18
  • Total Runtime37:04

Info for Shotgun Willie

Prior to his major success as a founding father of outlaw country (with Waylon Jennings), Nelson recorded for Atlantic. They were a record label who, among many things, were not renowned for country music.

The production by Arif Mardin (with a little help from Jerry Wexler) has definite shades of southern soul and R&B. Nelson also has a great gift of singing in an incredibly unaffected way; he sings honestly as if he is singing for himself. This remarkable talent has endeared him to millions, and although this album failed to chart, it is one to return to, like an old friend, especially Leon Russell's 'A Song For You'.

Willie Nelson, vocals, acoustic guitar
Steve Burgh, acoustic & electric guitar
Red Lane, acoustic guitar
James Clayton Day, dobro, pedal steel, background vocals
Willie Bridges, baritone saxophone
Bobbie Nelson, piano
Jeff Gutcheon, electric piano, organ
Dan Spears, bass
Hugh McDonald, bass
Jack Barber, bass
Paul English, drums
Steve Mosley, drums
George Rains, drums
Dee Moeller, background vocals

recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York
Produced by Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler

Digitally remastered

Willie Nelson
With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelsonhas earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with songs combining the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. He brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with unforgettable songs like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price) and others and, by the mid-1970s, had become a superstar in his own right as a prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene. The Red Headed Stranger, Willie’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist to the front ranks of popularity, making his a name familiar in country and city households across America and around-the-world.

A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride.

The very first musician to perform on the premiere episode of Austin City Limits in 1974, Willie Nelson was inducted into the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame by fellow Texan Matthew McConaughey on Saturday, April 26, 2014. “There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson,” McConaughey told the audience assembled at the University of Texas at Austin, the original home of what is now America’s longest-running televised music program.

Willie Nelson, who turned 81 on April 29/April 30, is an American original, a sublime singer, master tunesmith and outlaw country’s most enduring archetype.

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