Full Nelson

The complete Willie-ography.

April 1998By Comments

Ain’t it funny how time slips away? Before you know it, you’ve made two hundred albums, thirty movies, and had one amazing career. What follows is the Compleat Willie: a discography— including every U.S. album release as well as his early 45 rpm singles (before he signed with RCA in 1965)—and a filmography, featuring starring roles and bit parts. Every phase and stage of Willie Nelson.

Early 45’s

No Place for Me/Lumberjack (Willie Nelson Records, Stardate, 1957)
The Storm Has Just Begun/Man With the Blues (D, 1959)
What a Way to Live/Misery Mansion (D, 1960)
What a Way to Live/Misery Mountain (Betty reissue, 1961)
The Part Where I Cry/Mr. Record Man (Liberty, 1961)
Chain of Love/Willingly (with Shirley Collie) (Liberty, 1962)
The Storm Has Just Begun/Man With the Blues (Betty, 1962)
Touch Me/Where My House Lives (with Shirley Collie) (Liberty, 1962)
Night Life/Rainy Day Blues (RX, 1962)
You Dream About Me/This Is My Destiny (Liberty, 1963)
Wake Me When It’s Over/There’s Gonna Be Love in My House (Liberty, 1963)
Half a Man/The Last Letter (Liberty, 1963)
Take My Word/Feed It a Memory (Liberty, 1963)
You Took My Happy Away/How Long Is Forever (Liberty, 1963)
Night Life/Rainy Day Blues (Bellaire reissue, 1963)
I Never Cared for You/You Left Me (Monument, 1964)
Am I Blue/There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Liberty, 1964)
River Boy/Opportunity to Cry (Liberty, 1964)

Albums…

And Then I Wrote (Liberty, 1962)
Here’s Willie Nelson (Liberty, 1963)
Country Willie: His Own Songs (RCA, 1965)
Country Favorites—Willie Nelson Style (RCA, 1966)
Hello Walls (Sunset, 1966)
Country Music Concert: Live at Panther Hall (RCA, 1966)
Make Way for Willie Nelson (RCA, 1967)
The Party’s Over (RCA, 1967)
Texas in My Soul (RCA, 1968)
Good Times (RCA, 1968)
My Own Peculiar Way (RCA, 1968)
Both Sides Now (RCA, 1970)
The Troublemaker (Atlantic, 1970)
Laying My Burdens Down (RCA, 1970)
Columbus Stockade Blues (RCA-Camden, 1970)
Willie Nelson and Family (RCA, 1971)
Yesterday’s Wine (RCA, 1971)
The Words Don’t Fit the Picture (RCA, 1972)
The Willie Way (RCA, 1972)
Country Winners (RCA-Camden, 1973)
Shotgun Willie (Atlantic, 1973)
The Best of Willie Nelson (United Artists, 1973)
Spotlight on Willie Nelson (RCA-Camden, 1974)
Phases and Stages (Atlantic, 1974)
Red Headed Stranger (Columbia, 1975)
Yesterday’s Wine (RCA reissue, 1975)
Country Willie (United Artists, 1975)
Country Willie (Liberty reissue, 1975)
Classic Willie Nelson (United Artists, 1975)
What Can You Do to Me Now (RCA, 1975)
Columbus Stockade Blues (Pickwick reissue, 1976)
Wanted: The Outlaws (with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser) (RCA, 1976)
Texas Country (United Artists, 1976)
The Sound in Your Mind (Columbia, 1976)
Willie Nelson Live (RCA, 1976)
Phases and Stages (Atlantic reissue, 1976)
The Troublemaker (Columbia reissue, 1976)
Willie Nelson and His Friends (Plantation, 1976)
Wishing You a Merry Christmas (RCA, 1976)
Before His Time (RCA, 1977)
Seasons of My Heart (Pickwick, 1977)
To Lefty From Willie (Columbia, 1977)
1961 (Double Barrel, 1977)
Waylon and Willie (with Waylon Jennings) (RCA, 1978)
Stardust (Columbia, 1978)
There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight (United Artists, 1978)
Hello Walls (Pickwick reissue, 1978)
Willie and Family Live (Columbia, 1978)
Face of a Fighter (Mercury/Lone Star, 1978)
Six Pack, Vol. 1 (Mercury, 1978)
Sweet Memories (RCA, 1979)
Greatest Hits (RCA, 1979)
Music From The Electric Horseman (Columbia, 1979)
One for the Road (with Leon Russell) (Columbia, 1979)
Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson (Columbia, 1979)
Pretty Paper (Columbia, 1979)
Family Bible (MCA, 1980)
Willie Nelson: Country Superstar (Candlelite, 1980)
Danny Davis and Willie Nelson With the Nashville Brass (RCA, 1980)
Family Album (Soundmark,1980)
San Antonio Rose (with Ray Price) (Columbia, 1980)
Yesterday’s Wine (RCA reissue, 1980)
Music From Honeysuckle Rose (Columbia, 1980)
Willie and David (with David Allen Coe) (Plantation, 1980)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Columbia, 1981)
The Minstrel Man (RCA, 1981)
Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits . . . And Some That Will Be (Columbia, 1981)
Once More With Feeling (RCA, 1981)
Always on My Mind (Columbia, 1982)
Slow Down Old World (Aura, 1982)
The Best of Willie (RCA, 1982)
The Sound in Your Mind (Columbia, 1982)
Old Friends (with Roger Miller) (Columbia, 1982)
Kris, Willie, Dolly, and Brenda . . . The Winning Hand (Monument, 1982)
In the Jailhouse Now (with Webb Pierce) (Columbia, 1982)
The Poet (Accord, 1982)
Love and Pain (Aura, 1982)
Outlaw Reunion, Vols. 1 and 2 (Aura, 1982)
WWII (with Waylon Jennings) (RCA, 1982)
The Hungry Years (Plantation, 1982)
Vintage Willie Nelson (Delta, 1982)
Diamonds in the Rough (Delta, 1982)
The Best of Willie Nelson (Liberty reissue, 1982)
Willie Nelson and Johnny Lee (Intermedia, 1982)
Red Headed Stranger (Columbia reissue, 1982)
Pancho and Lefty (with Merle Haggard) (Epic, 1982)
Willie or Won’t He (Allegiance, 1983)
Even Then (Country Fidelity, 1983)
The Legend Begins (Takoma, 1983)
Just Plain Willie (Columbia, 1983)
Tougher Than Leather (Columbia, 1983)
20 Early Memories (Plantation, 1983)
Take It to the Limit (with Waylon Jennings) (Columbia, 1983)
Country and Western Classics (Time-Life, 1983)
Original Artists Collectors Series (Exact, 1983)
Broken Promises (Intermedia, 1983)
Willie Nelson (Columbia box set, 1983)
My Own Way (RCA, 1983)
Without a Song (Columbia, 1983)
Just Plain Willie, Vols. 1, 2, and 3 (Columbia, 1984)
City of New Orleans (Columbia, 1984)
Angel Eyes (featuring Jackie King) (Columbia, 1984)
Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me (RCA, 1984)
There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Liberty reissue, 1984)
Willie Nelson: Collector Series (Columbia, 1984)
The Original Willie Nelson (Classic Collections, 1984)
Willie Nelson and David Houston (Tudor, 1984)
Willie Nelson and Mickey Gilley (Tudor, 1984)
Songs From My Heart (RCA, 1984)
Ballads: Willie and Ronnie Milsap (RCA, 1984)
Vintage Willie Nelson (Delta, 1984)
Music From Songwriter (with Kris Kristofferson) (Columbia, 1984)
Wild and Willie (Allegiance, 1984)
Things to Remember (Media Music, 1984)
Early Willie: Collectors Edition (Potomac, 1984)
Willie Nelson and Faron Young (Romulus, 1984)
Home Is Where You’re Happy (82 Music, 1984)
Me and Paul (Columbia, 1985)
Willie Nelson: Lone Star (Classic Country, 1985)
Brand on My Heart (with Hank Snow) (Columbia, 1985)
Funny How Time Slips Away (with Faron Young) (Columbia, 1985)
Highwayman (with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson) (Columbia, 1985)
Half Nelson (Columbia, 1985)
Mellow Moods of the Vintage Years (82 Music, 1985)
Willie Nelson (RCA, 1985)
Willie (RCA, 1985)
Good Hearted Woman (RCA, 1985)
The Promiseland (Columbia, 1986)
Partners (Columbia, 1986)
The Best of Willie Nelson (Heartland, 1986)
I’d Rather Have Jesus (with Bobbie Nelson) (Arrival, 1986)
The Wrangler Collection (Columbia, 1986)
Willie (RCA, 1986)
Island in the Sea (Columbia, 1987)
Sweet Memories (RCA reissue, 1987)
Willie Treasures (Blossom Gap, 1987)
Shotgun Willie (Atlantic reissue, 1987)
Seashores of Old Mexico (Epic, 1987)
Best (EMI, 1987)
Walking the Line (Epic, 1987)
Country Willie (Liberty reissue, 1987)
Haggard and Nelson: Gospel’s Best (MCA, 1988)
What a Wonderful World (Columbia, 1988)
Sings 28 Great Songs (Hollywood/Rounder, 1988)
All the Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (RCA, 1988)
Some Enchanted Evening (Columbia, 1989)
All Time Greatest Hits (RCA, 1989)
A Horse Called Music (Columbia, 1989)
On the Road Again (Columbia, 1989)
Highwayman II (Columbia, 1990)
Born for Trouble (Columbia, 1990)
Yours Always (Columbia, 1990)
Brenda, Dolly, Kris, and Willie . . . The Winning Hand (Columbia reissue, 1990)
Greatest Songs (Curb/CEMA, 1990)
To Lefty From Willie (T-Neck/Sony, 1990)
Always on My Mind (T-Neck/Sony, 1990)
Nite Life: Greatest Hits and Rare Tracks, 1959—1971 (Rhino, 1990)
Red Headed Stranger (T-Neck/Sony reissue, 1990)
Waylon and Willie—Clean Shirt (Columbia, 1991)
Who’ll Buy My Memories (The IRS Tapes) (Sony, 1991)
Super Hits (CSI Classics, 1991)
Willie, Waylon, Kris, and Cash (Sony, 1991)
Phases and Stages (Atlantic reissue, 1991)
He Is on the Road Again (Sony, 1991)
Old Time Religion (Laserlight, 1992)
Pure Willie (Jerden, 1992)
The Best of Willie Nelson (RCA, 1992)
Night Life (Laserlight, 1992)
The Many Sides of Willie Nelson (Sony, 1992)
Home Is Where You’re Happy (Success reissue, 1993)
Singer Songwriter (with Eddie Rabbitt) (Sony, 1993)
Across the Borderline (Sony, 1993)
Shotgun Willie/Phases and Stages (Mobile Fidelity reissue, 1993)
King of the Outlaws (Classic Country, 1993)
Moonlight Becomes You (Justice, 1994)
The Best of Gospel (MCA, 1994)
The Early Years: The Complete Liberty Recordings (Liberty, 1994)
The Legend Begins (Pair, 1994)
Six Hours at Pedernales (with Curtis Potter) (Step One Records, 1994)
Healing Hands of Time (Liberty, 1994)
Gospel Favorites (MCA, 1994)
Super Hits (Columbia, 1994)
Classic and Unreleased Collection (Rhino, 1995)
The Essential Willie Nelson (RCA, 1995)
The Road Goes on Forever (The Highwaymen) (Liberty, 1995)
Stardust (Gold Disc) (Sony reissue, 1995)
Just One Love (Justice, 1995)
Pancho, Lefty, and Rudolph (Columbia, 1995)
Revolutions in Time . . . The Journey 1975—1993 (Sony, 1995)
Golden Hits (ITC Masters, 1996)
Willie Standard Time (Sony, 1996)
How Great Thou Art (with Bobbie Nelson) (Finer Arts, 1996)
Spirit (Island, 1996)
Yesterday’s Wine (Justice reissue, 1997)
To Lefty From Willie (Columbia box set, 1997)
A Hill Country Christmas (Finer Arts, 1997)

Movies

The Electric Horseman (1979)
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Thief (1981)
Barbarosa (1982)
In the Jailhouse Now (1982, TV)
Coming Out of the Ice (1982, TV)
Hell’s Angels Forever (1983)
Bob and Ray, Jane, Laraine and Gilda (1983)
Songwriter (1984)
The Other Side of Nashville (1984, documentary)
Amazons (1986)
Stagecoach (1986, TV)
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986, TV)
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Baja Oklahoma (1988, TV)
Walking After Midnight (1988)
Dynamite and Gold (1988, TV)
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988, TV)
Superstars and Classic Cars (1989, documentary)
A Pair of Aces (1990, TV)
Wild Texas Wind (1991, TV)
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991, TV)
Big Country (1994)
Dust to Dust (1994)
Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995, TV)
The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds (1996, TV)
Starlight (1996)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Anthem (1997, documentary)
Gone Fishin’ (1997)
Half Baked (1998)

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