Willie Francis, Willie's All Stars / Max Romeo, Willie's All Stars - Burn Them / Macabee Version album download
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- Matrix / Runout: Dyna WF 2556-1
- Matrix / Runout: Dyna WF 3623
|none||Willie Francis, Willie's All Stars / Max Romeo, Willie's All Stars||Willie Francis, Willie's All Stars / Max Romeo, Willie's All Stars - Burn Them / Macabee Version (7", Single)||Little Willie Records||none||Jamaica||1971|
Olive Blossom Records.
Willie Francis (January 12, 1929 – May 9, 1947) is best known for surviving a failed execution by electrocution in the United States. He was a black juvenile offender sentenced to death at age 16 by the state of Louisiana in 1945 for the murder of Andrew Thomas, a Cajun pharmacy owner in St. Martinville who had once employed him. He was 17 when he survived the first attempt to execute him, as the chair malfunctioned
Willie Nelson has been around for so long that he’s essentially transformed into country music’s own version of a tall tale. Unfortunately, that often means he gets reduced to a punchline, whether for that whole tax evasion thing or his veritable status as Nashville’s pot-smoking grandpa. But Nelson is also one of music’s biggest living legends. The result is an album that sounds a good deal livelier than the purer country records from earlier in Nelson’s catalog. The title track bursts with horn arrangements, while Whiskey River is a bluesy gem that stands as one of the most instantly infectious songs Nelson ever recorded. It not only served as Willie’s commercial breakthrough, but it also made him one of the faces of the adventurous, uncompromising outlaw country subgenre-a movement still viewed romantically today by those who reject the blatant commercialism of Music Row. Phases and Stages (1974).
Albums Compilations Singles & EPs DVDs & Videos Others All. Year. Lost Highway, Universal Distribution.
The standard line in Willie's current bio is that he has released some 200 albums, and recently it sure seems like he has something new in stores every few months. Since 2008, his original, non-compilation titles include Two Men With the Blues (with Wynton Marsalis), Country Music, Willie and the Wheel (with Asleep at the Wheel), American Classic, Ray Charles tribute Here We Go Again, Heroes, and the brand-new Let's Face the Music and Dance. But please don't stop there.
Three hundred pounds of oak and metal, the chair had been dubbed Gruesome Gertie. At 12:08 PM, the executioners flipped the switch. Willie screamed and writhed under his restraints. The chair shuddered and slid across the floor. But Willie Francis did not die.
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. After all, Willie is an integral part of American Music History. I recently saw him & his band perform in Monroe, Louisiana, on his 2011 Tour. He and his band performed an outstanding concert.
This version correlates with the single that has been placed onto the Black Panther soundtrack, with the movie released on the 16th February in American theaters.