The Willies

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The Willies
The Willies.jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released 2002
Recorded May 2000 and March 2001
Studio Flora Avenue Studio, Seattle, WA
Genre Folk jazz
New Acoustic
Progressive bluegrass
Americana
Length 66:15
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
(2001)
The Willies
(2002)
The Intercontinentals
(2003)

The Willies is the 15th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 2002 and features performances by Frisell, Danny Barnes and Keith Lowe.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Zac Johnson awarded the album 3,5 stars stating "Anyone familiar with the guitarist's style will understand his choices in recording these timeworn love songs and murder ballads, and traditional folk aficionados will be intrigued to hear their old favorites in this new environment. ".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Sittin’ on Top of the World" (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) – 3:59
  2. "Cluck Old Hen" (Traditional) – 3:53
  3. "Everybody Loves Everybody" – 3:42
  4. "I Want to Go Home" – 4:15
  5. "Single Girl, Married Girl" (A. P. Carter) – 3:57
  6. "Get Along" – 3:23
  7. "John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man" (Traditional) – 5:17
  8. "Sugar Baby" (Traditional) – 3:51
  9. "Blackberry Blossom" (Traditional) – 4:20
  10. "If I Could I Surely Would" – 6:46
  11. "Cluck Old Hen" (reprise) (Traditional) – 1:50
  12. "Cold, Cold Heart" (Hank Williams) – 2:25
  13. "I Know You Care" – 3:12
  14. "Goodnight Irene" (Lead Belly, John A. Lomax) – 3:55
  15. "Big Shoe" – 4:51
  16. "The Willies" – 6:24

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Z. Allmusic Review accessed June 21, 2011