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Willie Nelson transcends musical genres more than any other artist in history. In addition to being one of the greatest Country music artists of all time, Willie has recorded albums of American Standards, Reggae, and especially Blues!
He’s collaborated with men like B.B. King, Ray Charles, and others; performed live with Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, and countless more; and he’s been covered by acts that include, but certainly aren’t limited to: Aretha Franklin, Jimmie Vaughan, and The Spinners.
Willie Nelson turned 80-years-old on April 30, 2013. In honor of the milestone, Full-Time Blues Radio dedicated an entire hour to Willie’s Blues. There’s Blues songs by Willie himself, collaborations with and tributes from Blues artists, and tracks by friends of Willie who share his passion for the Great American Music! It’s an eye-opening hour of Blues from a man you may never have considered for your collection.Inside “Johnny’s Mailbox,” this week, there’s even a brand new Willie Nelson song – his version of “Matchbox.” That song has a history dating back to the 1920’s. The song “Match Box Blues” was first recorded under that title by Blind Lemon Jefferson. In 1957, Carl Perkins recorded his version of the song for Sun Records. Carl opted to name the track simply “Matchbox,” and interpreted it in his own unique way, due to the simple fact that he did not know all of the lyrics to Jefferson’s original. Willie’s “Matchbox” is in the vein of Carl’s version, but maintains that link to the forefathers of Blues music. The song is available on Willie’s brand new album Let’s Face The Music And Dance, which is available now on Legacy Recordings.
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1. Willie Nelson – Midnight Run- Lawless OST
2. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis – That’s All – Two Men with the Blues
3. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel – Hesitation Blues – Willie And The Wheel
4. Willie Nelson & Ray Charles – Seven Spanish Angels – Half Nelson
5. B.B. King & Joe Bonamassa – Night Life – Black Rock
6. The Holmes Brothers – Opportunity To Cry – Simple Truths
7. Eric Lindell – I Can Get Off On You – Gulf Coast Highway
8. Bob Dylan – Shake Shake Mama – Together Through Life
9. Waylon Jennings – Waymore’s Blues – The Essential Waylon Jennings
10. Willie Nelson & ZZ Top – She Loves My Automobile – Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin’
11. Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow & Lukas Nelson – Come On Up To The House – Heroes
12. Willie Nelson & Susan Tedeschi – Crazy – Milk Cow Blues
13. Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson
– Living For A Song – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
14. Willie Nelson – Matchbox – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
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