Willie and The Wheel – Hesitation Blues

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 “Hesitation Blues” – 2:47 “Sweet Jennie Lee” (Walter Donaldson) – […]

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

“Hesitation Blues” – 2:47
“Sweet Jennie Lee” (Walter Donaldson) – 3:01
“Fan It” (Frankie Jaxson/Dan Howell) – 2:46
“I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None o’ This Jelly Roll” (Spencer Williams/Clarence Williams) – 3:11
“Oh! You Pretty Woman” – 2:50
“Bring it on Down to My House” – 3:29
“Right or Wrong” (Arthur Sizemore/Haven Gillespie/Paul Biese) – 3:10
“Corrine Corrina” – 3:17
“I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World” – 4:45
“Shame on You” (Spade Cooley) – 2:59
“South” (Bennie Moten/Thamon Hayes) – 3:39
(with Paul Shaffer and Vince Gill)
“Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon” (Rex Griffin) – 3:39
“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

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

Personnel

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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