Blue Skies

January 9, 1990 Willie Nelson’s Stardust album is certified quadruple-platinum!

day 277

I love Willie Nelson singing standards. He sings so relaxed!

I was watching an old documentary on gospel music called Say Amen, Somebody about two of gospel music’s pioneers, Thomas A. Dorsey and Willie May Ford Smith, and in one part she’s giving a group voice lesson and says, “Don’t sing high class. Just tell the story!”

I love that.  No need to get fancy. Just tell the story.

Willie Nelson does just that. I can listen to anything he sings and I’m going to try to remember that when i play tonight at the Red Lion!

Here is, from his Stardust album, the standard Blue Skies.

more tomorrow!

 

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