TMS Song of the Day

April 22, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

Willie Nelson - "Blue Skies"

While we have been updating the song on the right sidebar each day, we've failed miserably at calling attention to it. We will make a concerted effort to put a small blurb up like this each day. With a little luck, we may keep the feature going.

This is Willie Nelson's take on the classic "Blue Skies", originally written by Irving Berlin in 1926. It became a number one country single for Willie in September of 1978. What stands out about his version are the down-tempo harmonies. This gives the song a darker feel compared to the more standard renditions by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and the like. Give it a listen as you peruse the site.