Texas swing, blues, ragtime, jazz, country, string-laden ballads, and Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring comprise this set of songs that features friends of Willie Nelson, with Nelson playing lead on an instrumental "Sweet Georgia Brown" and lending backup or lead vocals to "Dirty Thunder" (the Fryed Brothers), "It's Magic" (the Dean Martin-esque Don Cherry), "The Gypsy" (Jackie King), and "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal" (the Honky Tonk Heroes).
Posted by Donna Fuller on 13th Feb 2013
I bought this album mainly because my uncle is Don Cherry and I didn't have this album of Willie singing with him. This is a good album with a good mix of music included.
Posted by Connie on 17th Jan 2013
I'm a true New Yorker; but when I listen to JOY I'm a little bit country!