Willie Nelson and Ray Charles-Seven Spanish Angels
Here’s a little bit of country love to start your day. Ray Charles completely owns this performance, and Willie Nelson’s reedy country tenor is the perfect counterpoint to Charles’ molasses growl. Check out how the verses have no drums under them, the full band only plays on the chorus-because the song is basically the same three chords over and over, it keeps it from becoming repetitive and provides that forward movement that a good tune needs.
Another good trick to keep a performance from getting boring is to decorate your hat with about 475 pieces of flare, the way the drummer here has done.