L E’s Stories – Tribute To Shotgun Willie Nelson: That Red Headed Stranger Who Sits Around In His Underwear

This particular L E’s Story has been long overdue….for the subject of this story has been an integral part of the “Austin Music Scene” for the past 50 years….who is not only beloved and revered by all Austinites as a native son and “homeboy”….in addition to being a legend of the highest order throughout the history of…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’s & The Over The Rainbow Band – In My Mothers Eyes – Sung Live At ACL

Willie Nelson and The Over The Rainbow Band featuring the likes of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddy Powers on rhythm guitar and Dean Buskirk on lead guitar play the song “In My Mother’s Eyes” live at Austin City Limits in 1981…..as the words of this song pretty well sums up the feelings of every person on Earth about their…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson – Stay A Little Longer – Honky Tonk Introduction To Austin City Limits

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer.  Any…

1983 – Music – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson – Milk Cow Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Milk Cow Blues“ is a blues song written and originally recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1934….after which he recorded four sequels designated “Milk Cow Blues No. 2” through No. 5. The song made Arnold a star, and was widely adapted by artists in the blues, Western swing and rock idioms….to include Rickey Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith,…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson Duet – Old Friends – With Willie Playing Electric Guitar

Roger Miller continued to record for different record labels….and charted a few songs….but stopped writing in 1978….after feeling that his more “artistic” works were not appreciated….as he disappeared from the entertainment business following the release of “Old Friends” in 1981….but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a musical based upon Mark Twain’s Adventures…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Austin City Limit

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell….while being first recorded that year…..albeit has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia….who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road….when in 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. Willie Nelson recorded the song on his Stardust album…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Crazy – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Crazy“ is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson….which has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a # 2 country hit in 1962.  Partly due to the genre-blending nature of the song….it has been covered by dozens of artists in several genres over the years….nevertheless, the song remains inextricably linked with Cline….as…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Instrumental – Beer Barrell Polka – Live At ACL

“Beer Barrel Polka“, also known as “Roll Out the Barrel“, is a song which became popular worldwide during World War II….as the music was composed by the Czech musician Jaromír Vejvoda in 1927….then  Eduard Ingriš wrote the first arrangement of the piece….after Vejvoda came upon the melody and sought Ingriš’s help in refining it.  At that time, it was…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Somewhere Over The Rainbow – With Credits For ACL

In this 1981 Austin City Limits performance by Willie Nelson & The Family Band singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”….while the ACL credits scroll by as they showcase the many folks who had a hand in bringing one of the best weekly music programs on television for the past 50+ years….cuz they deserve our salute, since we have posted…