Willie Nelson – Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)

Posted by on September 17, 2017as


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Willie Nelson is 82 and has earned the right to nostalgia. His agreeably slight new release, “Summertime,” is a songbook album, a stroll through some of George and Ira Gershwin’s best-loved songs. Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for his new album are two duets: “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” with Cyndi Lauper (the song was originally introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1937 film Shall We Dance) and “Embraceable You” with Sheryl Crow (the song was performed by Ginger Rogers in Girl Crazy, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1944 and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005).

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