CRAZY

Latest update on 19/12/2017

Artist: Willie Nelson
Author: Willie Nelson
Label: demo/Sugar Hill
Year: 1961

Demo, when he wasn't even known as a songwriter, let alone a performer. Out on Crazy - The Demo Sessions (2003), including enhanced interview with Hank Cochran, the man who introduced the song and the songwriter to Owen Bradley, who gave it to Patsy Cline. First official author version on lp And Then I Wrote (1962). Intro and first line were inspired by Floyd Tillman's version of I Gotta Have My Baby Back (see: Gotta Have My Baby Back).

Covers:

1961:

Patsy Cline [n°2 C&W; follow-up of her first n°1 I Fall To Pieces, an appropriate title if ever there was one: she just survived a terrible car accident and soon would die in a plane crash (along with Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas), March the 5th 1963, "the day the country music died"]

1964:

Dottie West

1967:

Ray Price

1971:

Wanda Jackson

1976:

Linda Ronstadt

1977:

Loretta Lynn

1982:

Jeanne Pruett

1983:

Don McLean

1986:

Lester Bowie

1994:

Julio Iglesias

1997:

Rosie Flores & Ray Campi

2001:

Carrie Underwood

2002:

Norah Jones

2003:

Cassandra Wilson

2009:

Kills

The song most spinned on American juke boxes. Kenny Rogers' Crazy, n°1 C&W in '84, is an own composition.

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