Willie H. Nelson

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RIP Sister Bobbie Nelson
Sister, friend and long time band mate of Willie.
She was a mighty fine piano player who excelled in the styles of Boogie Woogie,
Honkey Tonk, Gospel and Country.
Bobbie and Willie toured the world over together.

Nelson family statement:
“Her elegance, grace, beauty and talent made this world a better place. She was
the first member of Willie’s band, as his pianist and singer. Our hearts are broken
and she will be deeply missed. But we are so lucky to have had her in our lives."







 

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Here we have a song about actualizin' and realizin' in brain matters.
Willie's second single from the new record "A Beautiful Time".

 

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Guess that both Willie and Ray Charles were pitched "Seven Spanish Angels"
and since both of'em liked it, they decided to do it as a duet.
The songwriters, Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, were tryin' to write a Marty
Robbins style song.

 

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Snoop said that the only person who could out smoke him was. Willie.
They went ahead and became friends, had smokin' adventures in
Amsterdam and made some music together.

 

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Willie's cover of "The Scientist" is one of them instances where the cover
is better than the original.
Some have called it Willie's "Hurt", that Johnny Cash covered.

 

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Willie was the first major country artist to release a LGBT themed song, when he covered
"Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other".

Willie was given the song, written by Ned Sublette, years ago and waited for the right time to
cover it.
"I thought it was the funniest damn song I'd ever heard. I had it on the bus for 20 years, and
people would come in and I'd play it. When Brokeback Mountain come out, it just seemed like
a good time to kick it out of the closet".

 

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Willie did a cover of "Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" for the I'm Not There soundtrack.




Willie also did a cover of "What Was It Ya Wanted" and performed the song at the
30th Anniversary Bob Dylan concert.




Willie and Merle covered "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", for their Django and Jimmie
record.




Matter of fact, Willie and Bob even did a duet of "Pacho And Lefty" at Willie's
60th celebration.

 

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When Willie's daughter Amy first heard "Rainbow Connection", she got after her
father to go ahead and record it.
It would take Willie some 20+ years to finally do it and by that time, Amy would
co-produce it.

 

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In 1984, Willie released his cover of "City Of New Orleans", off his album of the same name.
The song would go on to top the Country music charts.
Songwriter Steve Goodman, who wrote the song in 1971, would win a posthumous Grammy
in 1985, when Willie's version earned the Country song of the year.

 

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"Hallelujah" is on of them songs that's kinda been sung into the ground.
I first heard John Cale's version in the picture "Basquiat".
Then I heard Jeff Buckley version, which is kinda the pinnacle version.
Then it seems like everybody and their mama did a version and it got
kinda tired soundin'.
Never realized that Willie did a version, but he kinda brought the song
back and stripped it of all the theatrics.
Peace to Leonard Cohen.

 

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Willie did a cover of "Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" for the I'm Not There soundtrack.




Willie also did a cover of "What Was It Ya Wanted" and performed the song at the
30th Anniversary Bob Dylan concert.




Willie and Merle covered "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", for their Django and Jimmie
record.




Matter of fact, Willie and Bob even did a duet of "Pacho And Lefty" at Willie's
60th celebration.


Gotta serve somebody by Willie is quite good
 

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Willie and Sister Bobbie performin' a Irving Berlin classic.

"And if you want to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime
Come on and hear, come on and hear
Alexander's Ragtime Band"

 

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Willie threw the music scene a curve ball, when he teamed up with
Julio Iglesias for a rendition of "To All The Girls I Loved Before".
This rendition was a hit and earned Willie and Julio the Country
Music Association's "Duo Of The Year".




Willie and Julio followed it up with a hit version of "Spanish Eyes".


 

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Willie's cover of "Tower Of Song", really brings out the country in the lyrics.
Of course the stuff about Hank Williams, but also the stuff about judgement.
Kinda reminds Wild T of some of them old time religion country tunes.
Mr. Cohen woulda been proud.

 

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Guy Clark said his song "Desperado's Waitin' On A Train" was about his
Grandmothers boyfriend, who became a Grandfather figure to'em.
It's only fittin' that Willie would sing this thing, on account of how he's
not just a Grandfather of his own family, but he's a musical Grandfathery
figure to his listeners.

 
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