And so begins another month of Donkey Show. It seems like this year just started yesterday and now it is almost over. Not doing the Christmas record thing this year. If you are looking for some Christmas music, feel free to take advantage of this blogs Category selection of Christmas Music from the Menu. Anyway, this record, with some water damage to the cover, was $1.
This record was a compilation album of Willie Nelson’s early efforts, released in 1975 at the start of Nelson’s defining Outlaw Country period. It contains a few songs penned by Nelson such as the title track and “Night Life”, as well as some traditional country standards.
For a sample, I am using a song which is one of my favorite standards, “Columbus Stockade”. I first became aware of this song from Judy Henske’s album. Anyway, this version is a wonderful jazz/bop version which is a bit strange for Nelson during this period of his music. Anyway, it is pretty good. I also threw in “Country Willie” for those looking for something more traditionally country.