Willie and Family Live

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Willie and Family Live
Live album by Willie Nelson
Released November 1978
Recorded April 1978
Genre Country
Length 93:30
Label Columbia
Producer Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson chronology
Willie Nelson Live
(1976)
Willie and Family Live
(1978)
All of Me - Live in Concert
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Favorable[2]

Willie and Family Live is a live album by country music artist Willie Nelson. It was released in 1978 as a double-LP. Recorded live at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in April 1978 at the height of Willie madness. Emmylou Harris and Johnny Paycheck also are featured guests as backup vocal on some of the songs. Emmylou as backup vocal on "Will the Circle be Unbroken", "Uncloudy Day" and "Amazing Grace". Johnny Paycheck is on backup vocals on "Amazing Grace" and "Take this Job and Shove It".

Track listing[edit]

[3]

Side one

  1. "Whiskey River" – 3:40
  2. "Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)" – 3:24
  3. "Funny How Time Slips Away" – 2:45
  4. "Crazy" – 1:47
  5. "Night Life" – 3:55
  6. "If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)" – 1:44
  7. "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" – 3:33
  8. "I Can Get Off on You" – 2:06

Side two

  1. "If You Could Touch Her at All" – 3:00
  2. "Good Hearted Woman" – 2:57
  3. "Red Headed Stranger Medley" 14:25
Incl:
  • "Time of the Preacher" - 2:13
  • "I Couldn't Believe It Was True" - 1:03
  • "Medley: Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger" - 2:40
  • "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" - 2:29
  • "Red Headed Stranger" - 4:31
4. "Under the Double Eagle" - 2:43

Side three

  1. "Till I Gain Control Again" – 5:59
  2. "Bloody Mary Morning" – 3:33
  3. "I'm a Memory" – 1:52
  4. "Mr. Record Man" – 2:01
  5. "Hello Walls" – 1:29
  6. "One Day at a Time" – 2:05
  7. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" – 2:18
  8. "Amazing Grace" – 5:12

Side four

  1. "Take This Job and Shove It" – 2:52
  2. "Uncloudy Day" – 3:40
  3. "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" – 1:29
  4. "A Song for You" – 2:43
  5. "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" – 1:56
  6. "Georgia on My Mind" – 4:09
  7. "I Gotta Get Drunk" – 1:22
  8. "Whiskey River" – 2:42
  9. "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" – 2:12

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 32
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 35
Preceded by
I've Always Been Crazy by Waylon Jennings
Top Country Albums number-one album
January 6–13, 1979
Succeeded by
The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Worbois, Jim. "Willie and Family Live - Willie Nelson". Allmusic. Allrovi. 
  2. ^ "Willie & Family Live - Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. April 19, 1979. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Transcribed from original album labels 3/15/2011