willie nelson has never been one to do the safe or expected, and this booker t. jones-produced album of pop standards from the '30s and '40s certainly fits the profile. it's also one of the better albums of nelson's career, allowing willie to dip his fragile, quivering tenor all around the beat in songs like 'all of me' and 'unchained melody.' jones's organ, piano, and string arrangements are low-key and swinging (except on the almost wooden 'on the sunny side of the street'), and nelson's vocals on 'georgia on my mind' and 'moonlight in vermont' are filled with a dignified and slightly jazzy country soul.

Willie Nelson

Stardust

Album artwork for Stardust by Willie Nelson
CD

$7.99

CD

Released 12/01/2013Catalog Number

886919877120

Willie Nelson

Stardust

Album artwork for Stardust by Willie Nelson
CD

$7.99

CD

Released 12/01/2013Catalog Number

886919877120

willie nelson has never been one to do the safe or expected, and this booker t. jones-produced album of pop standards from the '30s and '40s certainly fits the profile. it's also one of the better albums of nelson's career, allowing willie to dip his fragile, quivering tenor all around the beat in songs like 'all of me' and 'unchained melody.' jones's organ, piano, and string arrangements are low-key and swinging (except on the almost wooden 'on the sunny side of the street'), and nelson's vocals on 'georgia on my mind' and 'moonlight in vermont' are filled with a dignified and slightly jazzy country soul.