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Willie And The Wheel

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Hesitation Blues
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Sweet Jennie Lee
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Fan It
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I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None...
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Oh! You Pretty Woman
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Bring It on Down to My House
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Right or Wrong
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Corrine Corrina
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I'm Sittin' on Top of the World
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Shame on You
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South (feat. Paul Shaffer and Vince Gill)
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Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 39:33

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Willie at his best in YEARS!

ottoblue

Willie, PLEASE make another album with AATW! This one is greatness. Most recent Willie albums sound like he's phoning it in. His vocals sound lethargic. NOT ON THIS ONE-this sounds like the old Willie. I love this one and listen to it more than any other.

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Lots of fun

FiL

It's hard not to smile when listening to this album. Willie and the Wheel are not particularly adventurous here, but they sure are having fun.

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still great

EMUSIC-00D69C47

Really good mix of talents. Came home from live concert of Asleep at the Wheel where many of these tunes were sung (without Willie). Great to relive the experience

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The first genune five star album of 2009

alexashton

This album transports you to a simple, happy place. Brilliant arrangements, amazing musicianship and backing/supporting vocals, and of course...Willie, who has never sounded better.

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Willie Nelson, will you marry me

senatorbobdole

I don't know what it is-- i don't know many people who can play reggae, sing with the Beach Boys, Daniel Lanois, or sound like Bob Wills. He's great. Willie for president in 2012?

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Brilliant idea, perfectly executed

timabouttown

Genius producer Jerry Wexler (Ray, Aretha, Zep, Zimmy) came up with the idea for this, even picked out the songs. Too bad he died before he got to hear it. It's an absolute gem, combining two distinct artists at their most swinging. Let's be honest -- it's almost a novelty record. It's FUN. At the same time, it's GREAT. It's amazing to hear that, with such long and storied discographies, both have managed to reach a new career high. I don't know that a sequel could be anywhere near this good...but since this one's pretty much perfect, why worry? Enjoy.

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You didn't expect surprises

Average-Nights-Jack

Both Wille and The Wheel have been producing consistent and top quality music, for ever and ever (and long may it continue). This coming together has happened before and simply goes to prove that good music is just that - good music. It was always going to be Western Swing, but Willie is so familiar with it that it all seems and sounds so natural. It's a real delight and whatever Ray Benson, Jason Roberts and all the other Wheels try is always great with me. Wille and the Wheel are both icons, living legends and you've gotta be crazy not to download this gem.

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Holy crap!

hophead

This album is completely infectious... it's one of the funnest collections of tunes I've heard in a long time! Great Texas swing... download this album now!

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Essential

TheArchivist

Feeling Blue? Slap this sucker on and simply smile... it will melt those blahs away in under 2 minutes. Not the first time these two icons have worked together, but a wonderful set and well worth having. Go on, you know you want to get it; you won't be disappointed!

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Icon: Willie Nelson

By Andy Beta, Contributor

Country music has created its fair share of superstars, icons and tragic figures, from Brooks & Dunn to Hank Williams to Patsy Cline; charlatans and chanteuses; white-hatted good guys like George Strait and black-clad firebrands like Johnny Cash. But it's also the lone American musical genre to also produce a sage among its ranks: Willie Nelson. He's that rare caliber of artist who can be signified by one name. His book The Tao of Willie… more »

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Icon: Willie Nelson

By Andy Beta, Contributor

Country music has created its fair share of superstars, icons and tragic figures, from Brooks & Dunn to Hank Williams to Patsy Cline; charlatans and chanteuses; white-hatted good guys like George Strait and black-clad firebrands like Johnny Cash. But it's also the lone American musical genre to also produce a sage among its ranks: Willie Nelson. He's that rare caliber of artist who can be signified by one name. His book The Tao of Willie… more »

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Bobby Charles: The In-A-While Crocodile

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

Robert Charles Guidry was leaving a diner in his native Louisiana when he heard the words that would forever make him Bobby Charles. "See you later, alligator," the 17-year-old jive-talked to a friend, only to hear, like a gospel call-and-response, "In a while, crocodile" from a neighboring patron. He had been playing teen soirees with a combo called the Cardinals (no relation to the r&b vocal group of the same name) in the small town of… more »

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A Field Report from the New Country

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

Whither country music - or will it wither? Most of the c&w on strut at the recent CMA awards had more to do with 80's power-rock and 00's teen-pop than the morning farm report. In recent years, an alt-country movement in such Willy-billy suburbs as Brooklyn's Williamsburg has waved a country flag, along with a taste for trucker's caps and Pabst Blue Ribbon. This isn't a sudden outcropping on the range; ever since Gram Parsons… more »

They Say All Music Guide

It was just a matter of time before Willie Nelson cut a record with fellow Texan legends Asleep at the Wheel: Willie may duet with anybody who wanders onto his bus, but he and the Wheel have a shared background in Western swing, a background they explore thoroughly on 2009′s Willie and the Wheel. If it seems like Willie and the Wheel should have cut an album together a little earlier than 2009, well, they almost did. During Nelson’s seminal stint at Atlantic in the early ’70s, producer/label head Jerry Wexler urged Willie to record a duet album with the Wheel, but Nelson left the label before it could happen. The idea was revived when Wexler saw Asleep at the Wheel open for Nelson in 2007 and soon enough, the two parties got together to run through a bunch of standards. Surprise isn’t the order of the day on Willie and the Wheel; it’s pretty easy to guess the songbook just based on the collaboration and sure enough, there’s a hefty dose of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys — “Right or Wrong,” “Bring it on Down to My House,” “Corrine Corrina” — and a bunch of Milton Brown, Cliff Bruner, and Spade Cooley. Chances are, many of the songs would have remained the same if this had been cut back in the early ’70s, but the spirit is much different. Back then, the teaming would have been the sound of young insurgents creating their own bridge to the past, but this is the sound of the old guard settling in and doing what they do best, laying back instead of pushing forward, enjoying each other’s company instead of gearing up for a cutting contest. While it’s possible to discern some tattered edges on the fringe — in particular, Willie’s voice can sound a bit gruff and rough — this is as comfortable and welcoming as a familiar old leather jacket. It’s no surprise that it feels good. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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