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Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 04 May 2020, 14:55

143 albums! Great songwriter, but what a mess of a discography. A good reason to have banned Willie from releasing endless covers and live albums. Needed to slow the product conveyor somewhat :-)

I own a vinyl copy of "Red Headed Stranger", a 20 track RCA compilation and loads of other folks hit recordings of his songs.
Pathetic effort by yours truly.

Who are the Willie Nelson experts on here that can sort the wheat from the chaff.
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Dr. Baron » 04 May 2020, 14:59

To be honest, though the Texas Monthly article is genius clickbait, I would also trust their take. Included in the contributors is Willie's chief biographer (as far as I know) Joe Nick Patoski. I breezed through it, and I'm not a big Willie Nelson person, but it seemed pretty legit. You could do worse than look for their top 10 (excluding Red Headed Stranger).
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 May 2020, 17:50

A few thoughts:

1) I had no idea he had that many albums!
2) Most of the ones I love seem to be near the top.
3) I don't disagree too strenuously with the placement of anything - probably wouldn't put Across the Borderline or Pretty Paper that high, nor Complete Atlantic Sessions that low, but those are pretty mild disagreements all things considered. Which makes me want to give a listen to the high-ranked ones I haven't heard before.
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Matt Wilson » 04 May 2020, 21:38

Dr. Baron wrote:You could do worse than look for their top 10 (excluding Red Headed Stranger).


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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

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Matt Wilson wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:You could do worse than look for their top 10 (excluding Red Headed Stranger).


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He said he already had that one. ;)
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 04 May 2020, 22:09

Dr. Baron wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:You could do worse than look for their top 10 (excluding Red Headed Stranger).


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He said he already had that one. ;)


Have had RHS on vinyl since 1982.
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Have listened to "Phases & Stages", "Shotgun Willie", "Yesterday's Wine", "And Then I Wrote" and "Stardust"

Some great stuff on all the albums.
Loved the stripped version of the Leon Russell written "A Song For You" on SW

Probably the most Nelson albums played in a day by a British poster on BCB or the Mojo board ever! :lol:
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Matt Wilson » 04 May 2020, 23:52

Possibly the most Willie albums played in a day by any BCBer period.

Still don't have Yesterday's Wine.

Willie was my parents' favorite country artist.

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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 May 2020, 23:53

143 is a lot, like Gregory Isaacs many!
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Six String » 06 May 2020, 22:53

I was shocked at the number of albums too! I have about a dozen and there are still several I want at some point. Like TMHatz I am not interested in ranking them but reading a little blurb about them will help me choose more wisely. I'm more of a fan of the more stripped down albums that feature more Trigger.

The albums I've spun lately:

Naked Willie (recordings from the 60s stripped of the Nashville Sound window dressing)
Spirit
Teatro
Band Of Brothers
For The Good Times - Tribute To Ray Price
Waylon And Willie
Sings Kris Kristofferson
For some reason I've never owned the live one with Leon Russell even though I saw the Austin show for the tour in '82.

The article might not be gospel but a nice thumbnail review of his oeuvre.

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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Dr. Baron » 20 Aug 2020, 13:04

Texas Monthly has dedicated a whole issue to WIllie. Here are a bunch of first person anecdotes. I haven't read them all, but what I have read was entertaining.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-cultur ... lie-rolls/
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Six String » 20 Aug 2020, 19:17

Great. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Six String » 20 Aug 2020, 20:21

I read every bit. Loved the story from Rodney Crowell about Stevie Wonder doing doughnuts out in a field near the recording studio.

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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby Jimbly » 22 Aug 2020, 23:21

I've seen Willie live twice.Two of the best gigs I've been at. Absolute legend.
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Re: Willie Nelson's top 143 albums

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Sep 2020, 08:10

I'm enjoying looking back to this thread. Went through a listening binge with him recently, so now I've heard a lot of these - most of the top 40, at least, are great.
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