Willie NELSON – Mr. Record Man – The Early A's & B's Plus

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Willie initially came to fame in the early 1960s as a songwriter rather than as a singer. However he had actually been recording since 1957, with no more than local success at best. However once better known singers started recording his songs on a regular basis, demand for his own recordings increased substantially. By the mid-1970s he had become the biggest male vocalist in country.

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Willie initially came to fame in the early 1960s as a songwriter rather than as a singer. However he had actually been recording since 1957, with no more than local success at best. However once better known singers started recording his songs on a regular basis, demand for his own recordings increased substantially. By the mid-1970s he had become the biggest male vocalist in country.

'Mr. Record Man' contains the A and B sides of Willie's first 10 singles, presented chronologically, plus all the album-only tracks from his first long player 'And Then I Wrote'. Among the highlights here are Willie's versions of many of the best known country classics of the early 1960s, including 'Crazy' (a hit for Patsy Cline), 'Hello Walls' (Faron Young), 'Night Life' (Ray Price) and 'Funny How Time Slips Away' (Billy Walker/Jimmy Elledge). There are also a handful of duets with Shirley Collie, who became Willie's wife not long after they were recorded; including Willie's first country chart hit 'Willingly'.

This compilation shows that Willie Nelson was never short of talent, even though many years would pass before that talent was fully appreciated outside of his peer group. 'Mr. Record Man' is a musical testament to genius in the making.

At the age of 82, Willie is still making new music and still touring, his marathon shows usually featuring many of the tracks contained in this essential CD. He truly is a 'Living Legend' of country music.

Track Listing

1. LUMBERJACK - Willie Nelson
2. NO PLACE FOR ME - Willie Nelson
3. THE STORM HAS JUST BEGUN - Willie Nelson
4. MAN WITH THE BLUES - Willie Nelson
5. WHAT A WAY TO LIVE - Willie Nelson
6. MISERY MANSION - Willie Nelson
7. NIGHT LIFE - Paul Buskirk and his Little Men
8. RAINY DAY BLUES - Paul Buskirk and his Little Men
9. MR. RECORD MAN - Willie Nelson
10. THE PART WHERE I CRY - Willie Nelson
11. CHAIN OF LOVE - Willie Nelson
12. WILLINGLY - Willie Nelson & Shirley Collie
13. TOUCH ME - Willie Nelson
14. WHERE MY HOUSE LIVES - Willie Nelson
15. YOU DREAM ABOUT ME - Willie Nelson & Shirley Collie
16. IS THIS MY DESTINY - Willie Nelson
17. WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER - Willie Nelson
18. THERE'S GONNA BE LOVE IN MY HOUSE - Willie Nelson
19. THE LAST LETTER - Willie Nelson
20. HALF A MAN - Willie Nelson
21. HELLO WALLS - Willie Nelson
22. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY - Willie Nelson
23. CRAZY - Willie Nelson
24. THREE DAYS - Willie Nelson
25. ONE STEP BEYOND - Willie Nelson
26. UNDO THE RIGHT - Willie Nelson
27. DARKNESS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH - Willie Nelson

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
8/1/2016
UPC Bar Code No
604988369526

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