Sunday, October 24, 2010

Willie Nelson: My Own Peculiar Way: The Songs of Willie Nelson - One-Hour Radio Special

And the (promo) discs just keep on comin'. I'm happy to add another post featuring the great Willie Nelson to our earlier one of Willie's hard-to-find solo acoustic recordings on Who'll Buy My Memories: The I.R.S. Tapes

This pair of specials was released in 2008 to promote the One Hell of a Ride career-retrospective box set.  The first disc is called My Own Peculiar Way: The Songs of Willie Nelson. It will be followed here tomorrow(ish?) by True Outlaw Stories: On the Road with Willie Nelson. If you only know Willie as a pony-tailed, pot-smoking, tax-dodging, strange-voiced pop-cultural punchline, this is the perfect opportunity to raise your consciousness. He's one of the best songwriters, most creative song interpreters, and most inspiring artists of the past half-century. Check these shows and the solo recordings out, then try Phases and Stages, Red Headed Stranger, and, yes, Stardust as your next steps in discovering him.

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  1. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IIZNPPPP

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  2. Hi PC. Great post. I'm a lifelong Willie fan, so I guess my favorite album would have to be "Red-Headed Stranger" - what a revelation, an all new take on "concept" album, filled with thoughts and songs that will change your life and change your despair to hope. The man is a walking miracle. Thanks so much for your generosity and kindness. All the best,

    Iggymo

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  3. Looking forward to check it out, thanks in advance.

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  4. Thanks, I love Willie. What an American icon. I think I would have to say that Phases and Stages is my favorite Willie album.

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