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)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:36:34
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.
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Waylon & Willie (1978) {1995, Reissue, Remastered}

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Waylon & Willie (1995) {1995, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 143 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 68 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Country | RCA Records #07863 58401-2 / BMG Direct Marketing #D103040

It sat on the top of the country charts for 11 weeks and went double platinum, making it one of the biggest hits in either Waylon Jennings' or Willie Nelson's catalog. Years after its initial 1978 release, Waylon & Willie remains one of their biggest-selling albums, but its perennial popularity has more to do with their iconic status – something this album deliberately played up – than the quality of the music, which is, overall, merely good. Released in early 1978, a few months after Jennings' Ol' Waylon spent 13 weeks on the top of the charts in the summer of 1977, thanks in part to the hit single "Luckenbach, Texas" featuring a chorus sung by Nelson…

Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (1973/2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 16, 2016
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (1973/2014)

Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie
Country, Folk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 36:58 min | 1.45 GB | Front Cover
Label: Rhino Atlantic | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1984/2014

Transferring his allegiance to Atlantic (where he would record two remarkable albums that would get him kicked off the label), Willie Nelson offered his finest record to date for his debut – possibly his finest album ever. Shotgun Willie encapsulates Willie's world view and music, finding him at a peak as a composer, interpreter, and performer.
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Waylon & Willie (1978/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Waylon & Willie (1978/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:36 minutes | 659 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Released in 1978, Waylon & Willie is a duet album that stayed at the top of the country album charts for 10 weeks, spending a total of 126 weeks on the country charts.

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)  

Posted by kaparik at Sept. 1, 2009
Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)
MP3 192 kbps | 68 Mb
Label: RCA/ Legacy | Folk, Americana, Country
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (1973) + Phases And Stages (1974) [MFSL UDCD 581]

Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (1973) + Phases And Stages (1974) [MFSL UDCD 581]
Country | EAC rip | WavPack: IMG+CUE+EAC/log -> 384 MB | mp3@VBR V0 (234kbps) -> 124 MB
72:08 min | Artwork | RAR inc. 3% recovery | UL & FF| MFSL UDCD-581

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)  Music

Posted by perkow at March 19, 2009
Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)
Blues/Country | MP3 VBR 160 Kbps avg. | 56 MB | RS.com

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 29, 2016
Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers (2014)

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Country | Label: Sony/Legacy | # 88843019212 | Time: 00:47:32

Willie Nelson has been a prolific singer and recording artist since the 1970s, but the songwriter who penned hits for Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Billy Walker, and Johnny Cash, among others, hasn't issued an album of predominantly original material since 1996. Band of Brothers ends the drought. Its 14 selections include nine new songs by Nelson (with producer Buddy Cannon) and a handful of fine covers. Opener "Bring It On" is a honky tonk waltz that offers wisdom by someone who has lived through plenty as he looks eternity squarely in the eye. He is in excellent voice as Mickey Raphael's harmonica moans to underscore his lyric. Nelson delivers his first guitar solo on Trigger (his nylon-stringed instrument). His playing, with its unique phrasing, has always been underrated and here it evokes the blues. His love songs have always been highlights in his catalog. "I Thought I Left You" is in 4/4, with a slow processional pace adorned with slippery steel and piano. The lost romance portrayed in the waltz "Send Me a Picture" is another clear standout; a sighing pedal steel and Raphael's mid-register wail echo every sung line.