Willie and the Wheel

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Willie and the Wheel
Studio album by Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel
Released February 3, 2009
Genre Country
Western Swing
Label Bismeaux Records
Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel chronology
Playlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson
(2008)
Willie and the Wheel
(2009)
Naked Willie
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Willie and the Wheel is an album from American country music artists Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel. This album was released on February 3, 2009, on the Bismeaux Records label and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.

Track list[edit]

  1. "Hesitation Blues" - 2:47
  2. "Sweet Jennie Lee" (Walter Donaldson) - 3:01
  3. "Fan It" (Frankie Jaxson/Dan Howell) - 2:46
  4. "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None o' This Jelly Roll" (Spencer Williams/Clarence Williams) - 3:11
  5. "Oh! You Pretty Woman" - 2:50
  6. "Bring it on Down to My House" - 3:29
  7. "Right or Wrong" (Arthur Sizemore/Haven Gillespie/Paul Biese) - 3:10
  8. "Corrine Corrina" - 3:17
  9. "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World" - 4:45
  10. "Shame on You" (Spade Cooley) - 2:59
  11. "South" (Bennie Moten/Thamon Hayes) - 3:39
  12. "Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon" (Rex Griffin) - 3:39
  13. "I'll Have Somebody Else" (Bob Wills) - 3:31

Tracks 1, 5, 6, 8 & 9 are credited as traditional songs, arranged for this recording by Ray Benson. Track 13 appears on the deluxe version of the album which also includes unique postcards for each track.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13
U.S. Billboard 200 90
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 6

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Alexander – Trumpet
  • William Armstrong – Assistant Engineer
  • Ray Benson – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Mixing
  • Don Cobb – Mastering
  • Eric Conn – Mastering
  • Sarah Dodds – Design
  • Shauna Dodds – Design
  • Floyd Domino – Piano
  • Jonathan Doyle – Clarinet
  • Mindy Espy Reyes – Product Manager
  • Vince Gill – Electric Guitar
  • Boo Macleod – Engineer
  • Elizabeth McQueen – Vocals
  • M.J. Mendell – Assistant Producer
  • David Earl Miller – Bass
  • Michael Mordecai – Trombone
  • Willie Nelson – Vocals
  • Adam Odor – Engineer, Mixing
  • Lisa Pollard – Photography
  • Vance Powell – Engineer
  • Dick Reeves – Art Direction, Design
  • Eddie Rivers – Steel Guitar
  • Jason Roberts – Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
  • David Sanger – Drums
  • Peter Schwarz – Associate Producer
  • Sam Seifert – Acoustic Guitar, Engineer, Mixing
  • Paul Shaffer – Piano
  • Dan Skarbek – Assistant Producer
  • Kevin C. Smith – Bass
  • Jerry Wexler – Executive Producer
  • John Michael Whitby – Piano
  • John "Sly" Wilson – Design

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