Willie Nelson and Friends - Live & Kickin'
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To see Willie, Leon Russell and Ray Charles singing A SONG FOR YOU was priceless!!! Brought tears to my eyes!!
I was surprised over and over to see all my favorite country music artists and some rock n roll favorites come out to help Willie celebrate his birthday! Amazing DVD!! Great buy!!
Whiskey River - I get the feeling that this performance was the way Willie intended it to be. Not a drunken beer drinking song, but just some more classic Willie, singing the way he wants to sing.
Dreams Come True - With Norah Jones. Norah is an artist, a great voice, an excellent piano player. This may have been cut to avoid upstaging some of Willie's other guests, or maybe even Willie?. Excellent performance.
Do Right Woman - With Sheryl Crow. Sheryl is one of the few. A great artist with a great voice. Sheryl and Willie together, no matter what they may perform is well worth watching. I think one of the girls in the back missed a Que and sang a note at the wrong time. You all try to find it. Excellent performance.
Help Me Make It Through the Night - With Kris K. I will agree that Kris is one of those singers you either love or ?. Kris and Willie together, good stuff!
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Performed by Leon Russell. You could tell Leon had fun with this song. Another excellent performance by another great talent. The only minus was that the audience was not blind drunk and acting like fools, as some would expect an audience to act with a song like this, or Whiskey River.
I would have paid the price of this DVD just for these bonus tracks.
If you enjoy any of the above mentioned artists, you will be happy with this DVD.
Oh! And I forgot to mention that the other tracks are just great. Some of Willie's friends are different from the traditional country blah ...
That is why I like Willie and any performer that he may choose to bring on stage. They may be a little different, but they are great artists in their own field.
It starts off well enough, with Willie performing an adequate rendition of one of his standards. And one would think a duet with Shania Twain doing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" would be at least passable. But instead, Shania comes off sounding more like Celine Dion. Willie was completely unable to keep up, due to this very strange, overdone, and bland style of singing. Contrast that to Norah Jones who can sing with Willie incredibly beautifully and works with his style like a musical instrument in of itself. And she isn't even a country singer!
I would also like to know exactly how many Kenny Chesney fans will buy this DVD. The guy looks like a gay porn star. He actually makes me appreciate the originality of Garth Brooks. Sorry Garth, that was a bit cruel. In school one day, a couple of students said they liked country. Our teacher immediately asked "Willie Nelson?" They said "No, he's too old. We like Kenny Chesney!"
Notwithstanding, there are some great songs. When Ray Charles sang "A Song for You," I was crying right along with Willie. The Ray Price songs are fantastic and show Willie still has it after all these years. Paul Simon sings "Homeward Bound" in near perfect duet with Willie, not to mention a great guitar solo via Trigger.Read more ›
I've been a Willie fan forever, just saw him live a week ago in Roanoke, VA and had to get a couple DVD performances just to see him again. This has got to be one of the very best! Love you, Willie!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Somewhat disappointed in this. Enjoy Willie, however, parts played by "friends" was distracting.Published 3 months ago by benredbone
I hope will he stays alive and kicking listening to Willie is a real pleasurePublished 9 months ago by Larry Bakken
Like the cd and collection of songs. Satisfied with my order. ThanksPublished 10 months ago by Sandy
For me Willie and Shania singing Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain is one of the most sublime duets of all time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andrew D. Smith
it was a birthday gift for my wife.......and she enjoyed it soooooo much!Published 16 months ago by robert mcclanahan
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