Willie Nelson Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:32 minutes | 787 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Willie Nelson's new album of pop standards, penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin, follows the selection of Willie as the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for his new album are two duets: "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" with Cyndi Lauper (the song was originally introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance) and "Embraceable You" with Sheryl Crow (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1944 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005). Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin hearkens back to Stardust, the 1978 blockbuster album of pop standards that secured Willie's reputation as pop balladeer, in addition to his status as one of the architects of outlaw country music.

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2016
Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Country | Label: Legacy/Sony | # 88875167052

Willie Nelson's new album of pop standards, penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin, follows the selection of Willie as the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for his new album are two duets: "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" with Cyndi Lauper (the song was originally introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance) and "Embraceable You" with Sheryl Crow (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1944 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005).
Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)

Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 36:15 min | 87.5 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Legacy | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Willie tackled Gershwin as early as 1978’s Stardust, but here he dedicates an entire album to Ira and George’s gems. Bluesier tunes like the slinky “It Ain’t Necessarily So” lend themselves naturally to Nelson’s spare, earthy treatment, but he’s just as adept at interpreting romantic ballads such as “Embraceable You,” where he’s joined by Sheryl Crow. The key is Nelson’s knack for distinctly jazzy, behind-the-beat phrasing; he has employed it throughout his career, but on standards like these it’s an especially effective element of his style.

Willie Nelson - Heroes (2012)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 5, 2016
Willie Nelson - Heroes (2012)

Willie Nelson - Heroes
Country, Folk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 58:29 min | 605 MB | Front Cover
Label: Legacy Recordings | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2012

Heroes is the eagerly-awaited album of new songs and re-imagined classics performed by Willie Nelson, America's legendary outlaw country music avatar. Heroes is essential Willie Nelson, a seamless collection of top-flight pop-country songs.
Willie Nelson & Friends - Live And Kickin' (2003) [Repost, New Rip]

Willie Nelson & Friends - Live And Kickin' (2003)
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Genre: Country, Country-Pop | Label: Lost Highway/UMG | # 0008817038629 | Time: 00:57:57

Live and Kickin' is a 2003 live album by Willie Nelson, featuring music stars of diverse genres like Eric Clapton, Shania Twain, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Steven Tyler, Wyclef Jean, ZZ Top, Paul Simon.

Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (1961-2002)  Music

Posted by voxpopuli at Aug. 4, 2009
Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (1961-2002)

Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (1961-2002)
Remastered Limited Edition
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2 ADDs | Catalog No: 5121172 | Release Date: 2003 | Label: Columbia
Genre: Country | Language: English

This CD commemorates Willie Nelson's 70th Birthday (April 30, 2003).

The catalog of Willie Nelson is so vast and rich that assembling an "essential" collection of only one or two discs seems nearly impossible. RCA's single-disc 1995 attempt was admirable and worthy, but doomed by space limitations. With a bit more room to move, Legacy's roomier two-disc collection is about close as anyone could hope to come. We get the full view of the great singer/songwriter's artistic journey.

"Hello Walls" and the evergreen "Crazy" hail from the days when Nelson was tooling around Nashville as a songwriter for hire but mystifyingly unable to connect as a solo artist. His transformation into a counterculture icon via the '70s "outlaw country" movement is marked by the likes of "Me and Paul" and "Bloody Mary Morning." His tremendous skill as in interpreter can be heard in such standards as "Blue Skies" and "Georgia on Mind," which helped make him a crossover success in the STARDUST era. Latter-day collaborations with everyone from Aerosmith ("One Time Too Many") to U2 ("Slow Dancing") show Willie's mercurial, eclectic nature. Add it all up and a portrait comes together of a man whose artistic vision has carried him across decades and stylistic shifts aplenty and seen him through in style.

Recorded between 1961 & 2002.
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues (2008) {Blue Note}

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues (2008) {Blue Note}
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Jazz / Blues / Standards


Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues (2008) {Blue Note}

TWO MEN WITH THE BLUES brings out both the jazziness that's long been a key element of Willie Nelson's sound (his standards album, STARDUST, remains one of his most acclaimed efforts) and the New Orleans-tinged, Louis Armstrong-esque bluesiness that's at the core of almost everything Wynton Marsalis has ever done (not counting that classical album!). Marsalis blows blistering, gutsy solos on Nelson's own classic tune "Night Life," and Willie sounds completely at home delivering a low-key version of the New Orleans jazz standard "Basin Street Blues." A version of the Ray Charles signature song "Georgia on My Mind" highlights the jazz-savvy chordal movement and country/blues base of the timeless composition. TWO MEN WITH THE BLUES is a successful sonic summit meeting, but the two camps represented were never truly that far apart to begin with.
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:55 minutes | 637 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Red Headed Stranger was a blockbuster among both country music and mainstream audiences, going multi-platinum and making Nelson one of the biggest stars in country. The album’s title would become a lasting nickname for Nelson. The album was ranked #184 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was ranked #1 on CMT’s 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music in 2006.
Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson - Play The Music Of Ray Charles (2009)

Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson - Play The Music Of Ray Charles (2009)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 190 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.778) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Country | Label: A&E Home Video | Release Date: 20 Oct 2009 | Runtime: 91 min. | 4,31 GB (DVD5)

The genius of their first special was how it favored neither man's immediate, obvious specialty: Nelson is, of course, a country music icon, while Marsalis is one of the nation's foremost jazzmen, but for that show, they met in the middle and played some blues. This time, in taking on the Charles songbook, they allow themselves to hopscotch all over the melodic map, as he did. Charles was, of course, the "genius of soul," but he was also a musical journeyman who experimented in pop, blues, jazz, and country (most famously on his classic Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music albums). And they don't restrict themselves to Charles' own compositions, just songs he performed throughout his career.

Willie Nelson - Let's Face The Music and Dance (2013)  

Posted by SERTiL at April 17, 2013
Willie Nelson - Let's Face The Music and Dance (2013)

Willie Nelson - Let's Face The Music and Dance
County, Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:15 min | 109 MB
Label: Legacy Recordings | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2013-04-15

Let’s Face The Music And Dance features a selection of songs that are near and dear to Willie and are performed with his band “The Family”–the band Willie started with his sister Bobbie Nelson in 1973 that has been his touring and recording family for forty years. Like the man himself, this collection is not easily defined as a particular genre or style. It includes American standards and country classics, Irving Berlin and Carl Perkins, Django Reinhart as well as Willie-penned originals. Yet the result is a beautiful, cohesive set with songs about love and reflection in Willie’s inimitable style.