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Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

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Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin is the sixty-fourth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. After being awarded the Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress, Nelson recorded a set of pop standards written by George and Ira Gershwin. The recording of the album was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings. It includes the duets "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" with Cyndi Lauper and "Embraceable You" with Sheryl Crow.

To select the songs for the album, Nelson was inspired by the Frank Sinatra recordings of Gershwin songs. Meanwhile, he decided to name the album after the song "Summertime", based on his past election to name a previous hit record Stardust On January 19, Nelson a video of the title-track as a preview to the release. The album was released by Legacy Recordings on February 26, 2016. Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin won the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album award at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017.

Release info

Label: Legacy 88875188951
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2016
Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country

Tracklist

A1 But Not For Me
A2 Somebody loves me
A3 Someone To Watch Over Me
A4 Lets Call The Whole Thing Off
A5 It Ain't Necessarily So
B1 I Got Rhythm
B2 Love Is Here To Stay
B3 They All Laughed
B4 Embraceable You
B5 They Can't Take That Away From Me
B6 Summertime

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