Tag Archives: Willie Nelson

Paul English on the Making of ‘Stardust’ (1981)

SKFNOTE: In 1981, Willie Nelson‘s drummer and friend, Paul English, interviewed with me by phone. Here’s what Mr. English had to say about the making of Nelson’s classic Stardust album. Paul English: We done Stardust in three days. We’ve never … Continue reading

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Paul English: Music Should Have Lows, Valleys, and No Drums At All

SKF NOTE: Most of my published drummer interviews are edited versions of longer conversations. Relistening to the interviews while digitizing the original cassette tapes, I noticed my pattern for getting taped interviews ready for publication. To save time, I would … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: Willie Nelson’s Drummer Paul English

SKF NOTE: If you’re reading this interview, chances are you know Paul English is Willie Nelson‘s longtime friend and drummer. This was a phone interview, but I did get to meet Paul a short time later when Willie performed at Town … Continue reading

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First Time Willie Meets Paul

SKF NOTE: In his new autobiography, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” Willie Nelson tells how he and longtime drummer, Paul English, first met. Willie was in radio station KCNC with guitarist Oliver English, Paul’s brother, who was, writes Willie, … Continue reading

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