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Willie Nelson – City Of New Orleans – Music Monday #31

April 24, 2017

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Hello Everyone!

This post is the latest edition of Music Monday, a series in which I give you an exclusive look into my ever-growing record collection!

Every Monday I pick a record from my collection completely at random and then I write about it! In today’s post the album I’m going to be talking about is Willie Nelson – City Of New Orleans.

As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a Spotify player here with the album in so that if you’d like to listen to the album as you read the rest of this post then you can!

If there’s a person alive and able to read this blog post that doesn’t know who Willie Nelson is then I would be very surprised, and also a little sad because you’ve made it 2017 without that knowledge.

Willie Nelson is an American country singer, songwriter, musician, author, poet and actor!

If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend reading Willie Nelson’s autobiography “My Life – It’s A Long Story”, he’s had such a fantastically interesting life that I don’t even know how to even begin summing up in this blog post.

He’s been performing for over 60 years, he’s lived through some of the best and worst times for the world and for music and yet he’s still around and still just as talented and just as relevant as he was all those years ago when he first started out.

City Of New Orleans is his 32nd album, it was released in 1984, it is certified Platinum and naturally reached the number one spot on the US Country Album Charts.

Let’s take a look at the track list:

Side One:

City Of New Orleans

Just Out Of Reach

Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

Why Are You Pickin’ On Me

She’s Out Of My Life

Side Two:

Cry

Please Come To Boston

It Turns Me Inside Out

Winds Beneath My Wings

Until It’s Time For You To Go

 

My favourite tracks are:

Side One: Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

Side Two: It Turns Me Inside Out

The title track of this album City of New Orleans is a folk song by Steve Goodman and first featured on his self-titled album back in 1971, my favourite version of the song though was performed by Arlo Guthrie if you can’t see the YouTube video below then please click here to hear Arlo Guthrie perform it.

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Take care,

Charlotte xo