Willie Nelson


May 31st, 2000 ~ We visit with Willie Nelson about his early gigs in Texas polka music, his days as a teenage radio host for the early-morning farm report, and the fact that he is so used to touring that he sleeps on his tour bus, even when it's in the driveway at his home in Texas.

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  • Down Yonder Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger,
  • On the Road Again Willie Nelson
    Revolutions of Time, Columbia
  • Stay A Little Longer Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
    Anthology 1935-73, Rhino
  • Funny How Time Slips Away Joe Hinton
    From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music, Warner Brothers
  • Crazy Patsy Cline
    The Nashville Sound of Owen Bradley, Decca
  • Hello Walls Reverend Horton Heat
    Twisted Willie , Justice
  • Instrumental: Minor Struggle Fly-Rite Boys
    Big Sandy presents the Fly-Rite Boys, Hightone
  • Whiskey River Willie Nelson
    Revolutions of Time, Columbia
  • Whiskey Heaven Fats Domino
    From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music, Warner Brothers
  • Legalize It Peter Tosh
    Peter Tosh, Columbia
  • Taxman Junior Parker
    Love Ain't Nothin But a Business Goin' On, Beast Retro
  • Georgia on My Mind Billie Holiday
    The Classic Hoagy Charmichael, Smithsonian Collection
  • Remember Me Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger,
  • Instrumental: Lord Have Mercy John Fahey & His Orch.
    Return Of The Repressed: The JF Anthology, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Willie Nelson
  • Uncloudy Day The Staple Singers
    Testify: The Gospel Box, Rhino
  • Night Life Aretha Franklin
    The Delta Meets Detroit, Rhino
  • Georgia on My Mind Tuts Washington
  • Train Whistle Nightmare Joe "Cannonball" Lewis
    Train 45: Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s, Rounder
  • Train That Carried My Girl from Town Kelly Joe Phelps
    Shine Eyed Zen, Rykodisc
  • Rooster Call Gandy Dancers
    Blues Routes, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Day Break Express Duke Ellington
    The Centennial Edition, RCA
  • Postcard NYC subway ID from Carolina Slim
  • Take the A Train Gatemouth Brown
    Gate Swings, Verve
  • Instrumental: Dented Fender Roy Clark
    Swing West! vol. 2: Guitar Slingers, Razor & Tie
  • Return of the Grevious Angel Gram Parsons and EmmyLou Harris
    GP/Grievous Angel, Reprise
  • Six Days on the Road Red Simpson
    Best Of Red Simpson, Razor & Tie
  • My Babe Little Walter
    His Best, MCA
  • Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby Dinah Washington
    Wild, Cool & Swingin' Too, Capitol
  • Laura's Aura Combustible Edison
    Impossible World, Sub Pop
  • Instrumental: Mack The Knife Kid Thomas and His Algiers Stompers
    New Orleans: The Living Legends Kid Thomas, Riverside
  • Mack the Knife Lotte Lenya & Louis Armstorng
    Sings Kurt Weill, Sony
  • Shame Randy Newman
    Bad Love, Dream Works
  • Niña y Señora Tito Puente
    50 Years of Swing, RMM
  • Spanish Harlem Ben E. King
    Atlantic R&B 1947-74, Atlantic
  • Spanish Harlem Val Bennett
    Tighten Up, Trojan