September 2017: Willie Nelson “And Then I Wrote” – Keepers Record Club

September 2017: Willie Nelson “And Then I Wrote”

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It took Willie Nelson a couple years to find his footing in the songwriting world. After moving to Nashville in 1960, searching for a label to sign him, Nelson ended up joining ranks in the publishing company, Pamper Music. Following Faron Young’s rendition of Nelson’s “Hello Walls”, other original compositions began to get picked up by other artists, including Roy Orbison (“Pretty Paper”), Billy Walker (“Funny How Time Slips Away”) and of course Patsy Cline’s cut of “Crazy”.

By mid-August 1961 Nelson had signed with Liberty Records and began taking these songs of his into the studio for his own record. …And Then I Wrote is a round up of 12 of his most famous songs of the time, tracked during the late summer of 1961 in Nashville and Los Angeles.

We are so excited to spotlight this excellent reissue from Jackpot Records, putting back into print one of the all time greats’ debut fit for every music lover’s collection.

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