WILLE NELSON + MERLE HAGGARD - DJANGO & JIMMIE
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2015 collaboration between country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Helmed by Nelson's longtime producer, collaborator and friend Buddy Cannon, Django and Jimmie premieres 14 brand-new studio recordings including: 'Django and Jimmie,' a dual tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, country music's mythic 'Singing Brakeman'; the reflective and meditative 'Live This Long'; 'Missing Ol' Johnny Cash,' an homage to country music's original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; a sublime interpretation of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright'; and the future outlaw country classic 'Unfair Weather Friend,' written by rising songsmiths Marla Cannon-Goodman (Buddy Cannon's daughter) and Ward Davis. A legendary country music producer and songwriter in his own right, Buddy helped pen five of the album's tracks. Among the 14 essential recordings on Django and Jimmie, Nelson and Haggard each pay musical tribute to the other through heartfelt solo performances: Willie singing Merle's 'Somewhere Between' and Merle covering Willie's 'Family Bible.'.