Nite Life: Greatest Hits and Rare Tracks, 1959-1971

Nite Life: Greatest Hits and Rare Tracks, 1959-1971

by Willie Nelson

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Overview

Nite Life: Greatest Hits and Rare Tracks collects material Willie Nelson wrote and recorded while he was trying to launch a career as a professional songwriter during the '60s. At this time, he also made two albums and several singles for Liberty, and many recordings for RCA. These songs, including some rarities, are compiled for this flawless single-disc collection. Nite Life runs through all of the songs other performers had hits with and made standards, including the title track, "Crazy," "Funny How Time Slips Away," and "Hello Walls." Not only does it have the songs that established Nelson's reputation, the disc shows that even early in his career he was creating an eclectic, far-reaching music that never stayed within the boundaries of traditional country.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/1990
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227098728
catalogNumber: 70987

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Chet Atkins   Rhythm Guitar
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Jack Greene   Drums
Jerry Reed   Guitar
Cal Smith   Rhythm Guitar
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Leon Russell   Piano
Johnny Bush   Drums
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Bill Pursell   Piano
Wade Ray   Fiddle
Billy Strange   Guitar
Anita Kerr Singers   Background Vocals
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Clyde Brewer   Fiddle
Paul Buskirk   Guitar
Red Callender   Bass
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Chip Young   Guitar
Jack Drake   Bass
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Felton Jarvis   Leader
Mary Johnson   Background Vocals
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Herb Remington   Steel Guitar
Leon Rhodes   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Velma Smith   Guitar
Pete Wade   Guitar
Bob White   Fiddle
Jimmy Wilkerson   Bass
Muddy Berry   Drums
David Zetner   Guitar
Bob Moore   Bass
Buddy Charleton   Steel Guitar
Willie Buskirk   Bass
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Anna Johnson   Background Vocals
Dick Shannon   Tenor Saxophone,Vibes
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Tommy Allsup   Producer
Joe Allison   Producer,Contributor
James Austin   Producer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Ernie Freeman   String Arrangements
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Hank Craig   Composer

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