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To all the girls: WIllie Nelson.(It was a gift, okay.) The old guy duetting with 18 very high class ladies, including his daughter Paula, and Loretta Lynn, who’s even older than him. In her dotage, she sounds remarkably like Jimmy Scott.

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  1. fergus
    October 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    ‘It was a gift, okay” sounds like you don’t approve of Willie Nelson. Try “Blue eyes crying in the rain” and “City of New Orleans,” pure dead brilliant as I think the sign says at Prestwick airport. By the way, “to all the girls” was covered by Julio Iglesias, they sang it together too but it’s not oor wullie. Jimmy Scott and Willie are both icons, one dead the other not but you could try plugging in Willie Nelson when you’re walking the Gullane “sands.”

  2. October 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks Fergus, but you’re implying disapproval where none exists. The man is a leg-end, not only because he goes so far back that he wrote Crazy, his first big hit before he was a singer himself, but because of his range. If you’re unaware of an album called ‘Teatro’, I commend to to you; then there’s the one I’m currently playing, of which more later. The tile of one of my books, ‘Autographs in the Rain’, comes from a story about Willie, told me by his buddy Kinky Friedman. The Kinkster’s own novel, Roadkill, should be required reading for all fans, with its frequent references to joints as big as the Jersey Tunnel.

  3. Fergus
    October 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I stand corrected with apologies. The man is a legend and you spent time with Kinky Friedman. “Autographs in the Rain” must/may be the only book of yours that I don’t have, I’ll look for it and I’ll look for “Roadkill” as well.
    This link might make you smile, Jersey tunnel style.

  4. October 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    It did, thanks.

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