Texas Musicians: Willie Nelson

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@FourWalls (64160)
United States
July 10, 2024 11:27am CST
Okay, tell me you haven’t heard of THIS guy. . We continue on a tour of Texas through its musical sons and daughters with someone who’s definitely in the top five of most iconic names of musicians of this era. Willie Nelson See you tomorrow. What can I say about Willie? Well, other than he can’t sing. Seriously, he’s always had a more-talk-than-sing feel to his singing. Even in the songs he wrote, like “Hello Walls” and “Crazy,” there’s a “monologue” feeling to them. And, honestly, that’s one of the things that makes his music so great. Another thing is that you can’t really categorize him. Sure, he’s country. Ain’t NO doubt about that. But listen to the song he did with Ray Charles (“Seven Spanish Angels”)…a lot of soul in it. He also has a jazz feel in a lot of his songs, in that he never does a song the same way twice. (A jazz musician friend of mine said that’s improvisation and the backbone of jazz.) He’s a legend. And he’s a Texan, through and through. Wille Nelson Born Wille Hugh Nelson April 29, 1933, Abbot (age 91) HALLS OF FAME: Country Music, Rock and Roll, Nashville Songwriters, Songwriters, Texas Country Music, Austin City Limits, National Agricultural Here’s one of my favorite Willie songs, “Bloody Mary Morning” (and I hope I don’t have to say “Linda? NO!” ):
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@LindaOHio (165893)
• United States
11 Jul
Willie is cut from a different cloth; and his singing doesn't bother me. Have a good day.
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Not even that it’s (gasp) COUNTRY???
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@LindaOHio (165893)
• United States
12 Jul
@FourWalls You know that I love Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, Shania Twain, etc.
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@wolfgirl569 (99894)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jul
Love his too
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Truly a legend.
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
10 Jul
Guy is a legend, no doubt about it.
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@FourWalls true. Plus, him still performing at his age is beyond impressive.
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
The songs are mind blowing, just for starters.
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jul
He looks like Jake.....
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
10 Jul
Before or after smoking some pot?
• Calgary, Alberta
10 Jul
@FourWalls after, Thats the first thing that came into my mind when I saw him duetting Dolly Parton
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@kobesbuddy (77601)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
My ex loved Willie Nelson, through and through! Popular, yet his voice isn't that great.
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Lots of great songwriters who aren’t necessarily great singers.
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@kobesbuddy (77601)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
@FourWalls Musicians with a little voice, to offer.
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@porwest (81341)
• United States
10 Jul
Whether or not Willie Nelson sings is beyond the point. Whatever he does up there on that stage sounds good, and that's all that matters. Amazing the old coot is still at it.
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
I saw Willie live, and I’m sure anyone else who has will back me up on this: he puts on a fabulous show.
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@porwest (81341)
• United States
11 Jul
@FourWalls I have no doubt.
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@RasmaSandra (76227)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Jul
Ah, Willie my Willie he as done plenty for country music but I still wish he lived at least till 100. Always blubber when I hear Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, The best combination is wasting away again in Margaritaville and then waking to a Bloody Mary Morning
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Buffett had a reference to a Bloody Mary in a song, and I credit Willie for that.
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@JudyEv (331756)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Jul
Even I am very aware of Willie Nelson.
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Many people might not know who our president is, but they know Willie Nelson!
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@NJChicaa (117493)
• United States
10 Jul
Yup
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@FourWalls (64160)
• United States
11 Jul
Yeah, you can’t weasel out of not knowing this guy.
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