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Country Music

Willie NelsonAudio CD
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Born April 30, 1933, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music's pantheon with unforgettable songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. His six-decade-spanning catalog includes more than 60 studio albums in addition to live recordings, soundtracks, ... Read more in Amazon's Willie Nelson Store

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  • Audio CD (April 20, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder / Pgd
  • ASIN: B0033G9NO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 album from the Country legend. On Country Music, Willie Nelson goes back to his roots with a songbook of classic Americana. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by T Bone Burnett. Nelson wrote one track on the album, 'Man With The Blues' and, with T Bone Burnett, co-arranged three traditional songs, 'Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down', 'I Am A Pilgrim,' and 'Nobody's Fault But Mine.' The album also features many popular old-time/Bluegrass/Folk songs including Ernest Tubb's 'Seaman's Blues', Merle Travis' 'Dark As A Dungeon' and Doc Watson's 'Freight Train Boogie'. Willie Nelson collaborated with many musicians on Country Music including old-time banjo master Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch, and T Bone himself, all musicians featured on Raising Sand, the 2009 Grammy Award-winning Album of the Year by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Prime Cuts: Man with the Blues, Seaman's Blues, Freight Train Boogie

Without a doubt, Willie Nelson is the singer's singer. Whilst many artists abide religiously to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" adage for fear of being ostracized by their hardcore fans and commercial radio, Nelson is blessed with a large enough and diverse fan base that marketability is immaterial to him. Thus, this country outlaw had the liberty of cross pollinating genres over the course of his illustrious career with albums of standards ("Stardust" and "American Standards"), reggae ("Countryman"), blues ("Milk Cow Blues"), Western swing ("Willie and the Wheel"), commercial country ("Born for Trouble"), children songs ("Rainbows"), jazz ("Two Men with the Blues") and pop/rock ("Across the Great Divide"). Yet, despite the diversity of musical styles, it is Willie Nelson's signature often off beat vocals that provide the identity amongst these albums. This time round Nelson had returned back to his mother milk of music: solid old-fashioned country with lots of fiddles and pedal steel at the fore. Thanks are due to foresight of Rounder Records (a company known for keeping the traditionalism of country music alive) of signing Nelson to its roaster. And also kudos are appropriate to producer T Bone Bennett who has genes so embedded in the rustic side of music that everything he touches (including Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's "Raising Sand" and the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou") have become touch stones of country music. Nelson's "Country Music" looks like its heading in such a lofty direction with a galore of awards waiting in the wings.

While the term "country music" is so fluid that few dare to even attempt to give definition to it.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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I love Willie's latest effort. My favorite track is "Pistol Packing Mama". This is a song originally done by Al Dexter. I have never heard of this song, so it is new to me. Riley Bungus does an excellent job playing the banjo here. All the musicians sound great on this disc. This song is very upbeat. "Drinking Champagne" has a very pretty tone and a romantic feel to it. This is a song originally done by Bill Mack, but Willie has the ability to make this song and so many others on this disc his own. "Man With The Blues" is a fun song that makes me feel good. "Freight Train Boogie" is an upbeat song with superb harmonica playing. Dennis Crouch provides good sound on the upright bass on the track "Nobody's Fault But Mine". "My Baby's Gone" is a song with a sad tone to it, but it sounds beautifully with Willie's vocals. "Ocean of Diamonds" is a pretty song. I love the steel guitar playing on this track. This song puts me in a good mood. "Satisfied Mind" is a comtemplative song originally done by Johnny Cash. This is the best country music I have heard in a long time. Every track sounds new and fresh.
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I noted that another reviewer called the "The Real Willie", but I have to disagree. Nelson knows almost no bounds in his interest in musical styles (well, so far he hasn't tackled Opera!). Like Johnny Cash, Nelson loves all kinds of music, not that he's always adept at carrying it off. (His duets with Wynton Marsalis on their jazz CD is an example. Nelson tries but spends most of his time adding to support to Marsalis and his band on that project.). On this CD, one of my favorites - as well as the Western Swing one he did about a year ago with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel - Nelson is in his element and his playing is upfront with the other musicians.

The fact that Willie is on Rounder - until it was recently purchased by Concord Music Group on its 40th Anniversary - one of the last of the independent labels, is testament that he knows a passionately run label when he sees it.

Nelson's choice of musicians also shows he knows where the best ones are. With Buddy Miller on nearly every track and Jim Lauderdale on backing vocals, he's supported by fine company. His voice perfectly matches the songs - both the standards like "I Am A Pilgrim" and "Dark as A Dungeon" fit nicely with the leadoff track "Man With The Blues" - a Nelson-penned piece.

Who knows what direction this "Red Headed Stranger" will take next - or even what label he'll pop up on - but I'm sure going along for the ride. So should you.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Country Music July 30, 2010
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I love this CD. I have loved Willie Nelson for many years. He is a real country artist, although his music transcends musical boundaries. His voice is unique, and so is his guitar picking. I can always recognize his guitar playing. These selections are all beautiful and make me emotional. I have listened to it over and over this week, may 9 or 10 times so far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! May 13, 2010
By KC
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This is really country at its best. Great song writing, true country vocals, and no bells and whistles--just pure, good music. Another great album by Willie Nelson. So glad he and t-bone teamed up! Voice Lessons To Go Volume 1: Vocalize and Breath
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5.0 out of 5 stars Willie brings us Country Music as it really is. March 12, 2011
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This is an outstanding CD by the master himself.Willie has been a leader and inovator for decades.Everyone knows his music and has many favorites of his over the years.When you think you've heard just about everything possible from Willie;here he goes and surprises us again with a collection of songs that gives us the essence of Country Music as pure,honest and simple as you can get.
As you listen to this collection you will get the impression that Willie simply got together some of his musician friends one afternoon and they decided to put all the fancy studio equipment and fancy recording techniques aside,and just sing some classic country songs the way they were intended to be played and sung.
Another way you might think about this collection is to imagine that the time has come where Willie and all his friends have finished their careers on the road,recording in elaborate studios,recording new songs for the recording industry,etc;and just sat down to play some music among themselves for their own enjoyment..and we were just lucky that they happened to record it for our enjoyment.
That all makes this album as pure as the photo of the old barn on the cover,the simple title of "Country Music" ;and any longtime fan of Willie will find it an absolute treasure and want to listen to it over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good
He is very good on this CD. It was worth buying as is anything that is sung by him. I enjoyed it so much.
Published 1 month ago by Jane Oddo
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
This us a great cd, I am a very big fan of Willie Nelson and this CD is a great one adding to all his other hits. We listen to it all the time even downloaded into the car.
Published 6 months ago by Wendy A
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE, LOVE, LOVE WILLIE
I have always loved hearing him sing, but I fell "in love" with Willie when he starred in the movie "Honeysuckle Rose". Read more
Published 6 months ago by R. Rodriquez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reflection on Country Roots
I love this CD on first listen and I'm not really a big Willie or country music fan. You won't hear glossy, layered production here. Read more
Published 14 months ago by M. S. Arledge
5.0 out of 5 stars Willie honors `Country Music' roots
On a day trip to Fort Worth last Tuesday, I spent a lot of time with Texas legend Willie Nelson.

His latest offering, "Country Music," has been sitting on my desk for... Read more
Published on October 22, 2010 by Terry Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gift...
Purchased CD as an anniversary gift for our friends after we went to the Will Nelson concert! Man can he rock the house! Read more
Published on September 11, 2010 by April Rose & Mike :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Willie Plays for the Town Crowd
The newest Willie Nelson release Country Music hits the mark for listeners, especially those of us now living in town away from the country. Read more
Published on July 29, 2010 by brazos bottom sonny
3.0 out of 5 stars Willie Holding Serve . . .
This is a very pleasant collection of older country tunes delivered by one of the genre's greatest practitiioners. Read more
Published on June 14, 2010 by Randy
5.0 out of 5 stars A legend in his own time
Willie Nelson has been a favorite of mine for over twenty years. I can never get tired of his songs or his singing. Read more
Published on June 12, 2010 by Donald V. Dales
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
This is classic Willie! A great disc. Would recommend it to any Willie fan and any country music fan.
Published on June 8, 2010 by JB
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