We have listened a lot to Willie lately and have dug up some duets with him and Bob Dylan. They have shared the stage on many occasions. We have also added a few cover versions of Dylan’s songs done by Willie Nelson.
His latest album is well worth checking out by the way.
“…Kris Kristofferson invited Nelson down to Mexico to the set of Sam Peckinpah’s “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” where he introduced him to Bob Dylan. Nelson played a song for a group of new friends.
“And Bob Dylan was so knocked out that he made him keep playing,” Kristofferson remembered during a visit to the bus late last year. “I think you played there all day by yourself. … Dylan was just amazed. It made me respect Dylan, too. But (Nelson) has always been a songwriter’s hero. Because he’s a great songwriter. Because he’s absolutely unlike anybody else and because he’s the funniest human being on the planet. And very much like God.””
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan – Heartland (1993):
“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” is a 1981 single from the film Honeysuckle Rose. “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” was written and performed by Willie Nelson. The single would be Willie Nelson’s seventh number one on the country chart as a solo artist and stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.
This song is commonly believed to have been written about Charlie Magoo a good friend of Nelson’s who happened to also be a member of The Hells Angels. This has never been confirmed or denied by Nelson who usually says he’s not going to argue with a load of bikers. He did once claim the song was about his wife Connie.
Bob Dylan – Angel flying too close to the ground (Infidels outtake) (written by Willie):
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson -You win again:
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan – Pancho and Lefty (1993):
Willie Nelson – What was it you wanted (1992):
Willie Nelson and Calexico – Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (audio)
University Of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois – 22 September 1985
Farm Aid Concert
- I’ll Remember You (Not with Willie Nelson)
- Trust Yourself (Willie Nelson – acoustic guitar):
- Maggie’s Farm (Willie Nelson – acoustic guitar):
Willie Nelson – Gotta serve somebody (audio):