Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I’m gonna sit right here until I die
As a songwriter, I’ve always loved his lyrics. At the beginning of his career, John released a bunch of powerful songs in a very short time. For me, the best one was always “Big River.” It’s so well-written, so unlike anything else. The lines don’t even seem to rhyme.
~Kris Kristofferson (rollingstone.com)
||Sam Phillips, Jack Clement
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The Highwaymen was a Country music supergroup comprising four of the genre’s biggest artists well known for their pioneering influence on the outlaw country subgenre: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. Active between 1985 and 1995, these four artists recorded three major label albums as The Highwaymen: two on Columbia Records and one for Liberty Records. Their Columbia works produced three chart singles, including the Number One “Highwayman” in 1985.
We love these artists separate and we loved when they sang together, and we have dug up two great treasures.
First we have a concert shot at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in 1990, In between the songs are short snippets of separate anecdotes the four share about each other. They have respect, love and admiration for one another. The music is superb, the audience receptive and the band a core of excellent musicians.
The Highwaymen Live 1990:
We also have found a terrific documentary, originally it was included as a bonus DVD on a release of the album The Road Goes On Forever. A good album by the way. It shows the Highwaymen in the studio and his has some great candid moments, it’s a gem.
Live Forever – The Highwaymen in the studio:
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