One Hell Of A Ride (Box Set)
Released: Apr 2008
If you have any remaining doubts that Willie is one of the giants of 20th century music, just give this 100-song career retrospective a spin. The musical journey starts in the mid-1950s, when Willie was already a brilliant performer but was only succeeding as a songwriter (check out his own versions of "Crazy" and "Funny How Time Slips Away"). He continued to grow over the decades as he finally achieved solo stardom. Like Louis, Ray, Sinatra, Miles, Johnny and Elvis, Willie is a genre of one and a true American original.