Monday, April 30, 2012

5 tunes covered by Willie Nelson- Happy birthday Willie!

Hard to believe Willie Nelson is almost 80. I guess smoking all that weed is not that harmful!

Willie has one of most unique voices in music. His nylon-string guitar tone is also instantly recognizable. I would never claim to be well versed in his catalog , but like Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and BB King, he is an American treasure.

He still does more road dates than musicians half his age. He plays a sold out show at the 9:30 Club this coming month.

Here are 5 covers he has done that I think are good.

a nice cover of a late-period Bob Dylan tune.
              "What Was it You Wanted"

           a pretty faithful cover of Paul Simon's

 I think this a cool cover. Coldplay's                  
                     "the Scientist"

  Willie with Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois with a version of Lanois'
                         "the Maker"

a nice version of Paul Simon's "BOTW". Willie at the 2002 Olympics.
              "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

                 Long Live Willie!

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