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Legend: The Best of Willie Nelson

Legend: The Best of Willie Nelson

by Willie Nelson Willie Nelson
Legend: The Best of Willie Nelson

Legend: The Best of Willie Nelson

by Willie Nelson Willie Nelson


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This quality Australian collection from RCA collects 20 of country legend Willie Nelson's best-known songs, including "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," "Poncho and Lefty," "Always on My Mind," "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," and "On the Road Again." Fans looking for a meatier overview of Nelson's long and productive career would be better off with Columbia's 41-track Essential Willie Nelson, but as far as single-disc anthologies go, this one's hard to beat.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2008
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 0886972928326
catalogNumber: 729283
Rank: 2235


  1. On the Road Again
  2. To All the Girls I've Loved Before
  3. Crazy
  4. City of New Orleans
  5. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  6. Always on My Mind
  7. Me and Paul
  8. A Good Hearted Woman
  9. Night Life
  10. Georgia on My Mind
  11. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  12. Pancho and Lefty
  13. Funny How Time Slips Away
  14. Hello Walls
  15. Highwayman
  16. Blue Skies
  17. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  18. Whiskey River
  19. Seven Spanish Angels
  20. Bloody Mary Morning

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marty Stuart   Mandolin
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin
Merle Haggard   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Waylon Jennings   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kris Kristofferson   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Billy Gene English   Drums
Julio Iglesias   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Strange   Guitar
Bobby Wood   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Johnny Western   Guitar
Ritchie Albright   Drums
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Andy Black   Background Vocals
Pete Bordonali   Gut String Guitar
Paul Buskirk   Guitar
Chip Young   Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Johnny Christopher   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
J.R. Cobb   Guitar
Roger Crabtree   Harmonica
Gene Crisman   Drums
Bobby Emmons   Keyboards
Paul English   Percussion,Piano,Drums
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Duke Goff   Bass
Roy Harte   Drums
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Sherman Hayes   Bass
John Leslie Hug   Guitar
John Hughey   Pedal Steel Guitar
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Organ,Piano
Mike Leech   Bass
Lester   Fiddle
Don Markham   Saxophone
Bill McElhiney   Trumpet
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Bucky Meadows   Guitar
Chips Moman   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Sherrill Parks   Background Vocals
Gordon Payne   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocal Harmony
Jody Payne   Guitar,Mandolin
Jim Pierce   Piano
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Herb Remington   Steel Guitar
Billy Ray Reynolds   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Donald Sanders   Baritone Saxophone
Billy Sanford   Gut String Guitar
Dale Sellers   Acoustic Guitar
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Bee Spears   Bass
Lewis Talley   Guitar,Vocals
Diane Tidwell   Background Vocals
Jimmy Tittle   Bass
Rance Wasson   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Larry Whitmore   Guitar
Toni Wine   Background Vocals
Bobby Woods   Keyboards
Rick Yancey   Background Vocals
Reggie Young   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Zettner   Guitar
Becky Williams   Vocal Harmony
Rex Ludwig   Drums
Hershel Wigginton   Background Vocals
Bobbie Nelson   Piano
Jose McElhiney   Trumpet
Dean Reynolds   Bass
Red Wootten   Bass
Fred Carter   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Hagy   Drums
Dick Shannon   Saxophone,Vibes
Bob Whitford   Piano
Paul Matthew Davis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Waylon Jennings   Composer,Producer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Producer
Ray Pennington   Producer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Joe Allison   Producer
Jerry Bradley   Audio Production
Paul Buskirk   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Booker T. Jones   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Perry   Producer
Fred Rose   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Patsy Bruce   Composer
John Christopher   Composer

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