Legacy Recordings will release the second instalment in the Willie’s Stash archival recording series, titled Willie Nelson and the Boys, on Friday 20th October 2017.
The set features 11 Country classics and one brand new song performed by Nelson with his sons Lukas and Micah. Willie Nelson and the Boys is the follow-up to 2014’s December Day, which was the first volume in the Willie’s Stash series.
The songs included on the release were personally curated by Nelson and culled from decades of recording and touring. They are mainly studio recordings from the 2011 sessions for Nelson’s Legacy debut album Heroes.
According to Willie, the album is, “….kinda like the country version of ‘Stardust.’ Where you have all these great songs and standards that the young people have never heard, then all of a sudden you have a whole new audience out there.”
Buddy Cannon has produced the collection which was recorded by Steve Chadie at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas.
Musicians on the album include Nelson (vocals, Trigger), Lukas Nelson (vocals, electric guitar, resonator guitar), Micah Nelson (vocals), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin “Swine” Grantt (bass), Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jim “Moose” Brown (piano, B-3 organ, Wurlitzer), Mike Johnson (steel guitar), Tony Creasman (drums), Barry Bales (upright bass on “My Tears Fall”) and Lonnie Wilson (drums on “My Tears Fall”). “Move It On Over” featured background vocals by the Spur Of The Moment Singers: Buddy Cannon, Mickey Raphael, Kevin “Swine” Grantt, Bobby Terry, Jim “Moose” Brown, Mike Johnson, Tony Creasman, Melonie Cannon, and Shannon Finnegan.
The track list for Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash Vol. 2) is:
1. Move It On Over (Hank Williams Sr.)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Hank Williams Sr.)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Willie Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Hank Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Hank Locklin)
6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams Sr.)
7. I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow)
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
9. My Tears Fall (Alyssa Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Hank Williams Sr. and Fred Rose)
12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Hank Williams Sr.)