The Best of Willie Nelson, Vol. 1
Released: Mar 2012
Label: Dance Plant Records Inc
Covering a broad range of Nelson's long, long, long career, this collection does, however, focus on his '60s and '70s material. His trademark vocal waver may not yet be a part of his persona on these early sides, but the dogged determination to play anything but traditional country that has always marked his music is very much evident throughout this first of three volumes. Jazz, blues, Western swing and honky-tonk all peacefully coexist in Willie's songs.