Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 19

Seven Spanish Angels (With Willie Nelson)

Album 1985 FriendshipWith Willie Nelson

Album: Friendship, Columbia 39415, February 1985.
Single (A): Columbia 4715, November 1984, b/w Who Cares.

Recorded at the Eleven Eleven Studios and the Soundshop Studio in Nashville, and (on Willie’s invitation) at the Pedernales Studio in Spicewood (Austin). Ray finished things off at RPM International in Los Angeles.

With session musicians Hargus Pig Robbins, Robert Ogdin, Bobby Wood – keyboards; Jose McElhiney, Bill McElhiney – trumpet; Billy Sanford, Reggie Young; Henry Strzelecki, Robert Wray II – bass; Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons, Dale Sellers – acoustic guitar; Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Kennedy – acoustic guitar; Jerry Douglas – dobro; Terry McMillan – harmonica, percussion; Ron Snake Reynolds – percussion; Jerry Carrigan, Kenneth Malone, Jerry Kroon – drums; The A-Strings. Backing vocals: Hershel Wiginton, Diane Tidwell, Lisa Silver, and Louis Nunley. Arranged by Bill McElhiney.

I’ve heard rumors about a TV music clip, especially produced by Columbia Records. Who knows more?

Willy Nelson Special, 1984:

’84 LC Willie
’93 TV Willie


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