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Milk Cow Blues
Willie Nelson
Milk Cow Blues
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Willie Nelson
Title: Milk Cow Blues
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 9/19/2000
Release Date: 9/19/2000
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454251723, 0731454251723

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Rita K.
Reviewed on 12/20/2006...
A nice "Duets" CD.
Clayton Y. from DAVIDSON, NC
Reviewed on 8/13/2006...
BMG Music Club cd.

CD Reviews

Willie Sings the Blues
Paul D. Green | Spring Branch, TX, United States | 09/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Today saw the new release of Willie Nelson's new CD... "Milk Cow Blues".I think it Willie's first blues CD, and, like always, it's "Willie" but this time with Keb Mo', Dr. John, Johnny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepard and BB King.Interesting part is that Keb, Johnny, and Susan are singing vocals only on this album, no guitar playing. BB Kine and Kenny Wayne Shepard do play on their songs. And, as an added benefit, Jimmy Vaughn plays guitar on one of the two Susan Tedeschi tunes.But it sounds great and I've always loved Willie, always will I suppose. The main blues guitarist on this album is Derek O'brian. Also you'll hear a couple of songs with Willie singing with Francine Reed, who I know only from Lyle Lovett's Big Band.Have you ever heard Willie standards like "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Crazy" as full bore BLUES songs? You will on this album.If you like Willie in general and you like the Blues you'll like this Album. If you like easy laid back -- mostly slow -- blues of any kind you'll probably like this album. Perfect dinner, or date, or relaxing music.Willie shows us one more time, that he can sound at home with just about any genre of music -- what's next... Wille does a Hip Hop CD?"
It's a Big Ole Willie World
M. Nichols | 09/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To anyone who's followed Willie Nelson for more than a few years, the idea of his cutting a blues album isn't so far-fetched. In Texas, music is a big ole bowl of gumbo with ingredients from just about everywhere. So not surprisingly, Willie's ridden through this territory before and after all, he DID write "Night Life," "Crazy" and "Funny How Time Slips Away."That said, "Milk Cow Blues" is a worthy addition to the resume of Willie Nelson. The voice and phrasing is in excellent shape (for the blues, anyway) and the band (not his touring country unit) is excellent. "Black Night" simmers with the keyboards and low growl of Dr. John, and Derek O'Brien's electric guitar solo fits in the context of the song, something you don't usually see on these all star affairs. The sultry voice of Francine Reed decorates "Funny How Time Slips Away" and the title track. Another highlight is "Crazy" -- you really can't do more with this song than Willie does here, unless your name is Patsy Cline. Susan Tedeschi, his duet partner on "Crazy," gives it her all but she seems a bit out of her element here. She's better on "Kansas City."I don't know, but on most of these songs I just wish Willie would have done them all by himself. Maybe that's why "Wake Me When It's Over" and "Lonely Street," while nothing really out of the ordinary, sound pretty good to my ears. And the CD's docked one half star each for yet another version of "The Thrill Is Gone" with B. B. King and for Jonny Lang (he can't sing!).Country, blues, Tin Pan Alley, even rock and roll -- Willie does them all with the best. "Milk Cow Blues" is a great CD for a barbecue, a fall drive in the country or a late-night reverie in front of the fireplace. Willie Nelson is a national treasure; man, am I gonna miss this guy when he's gone!"