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Toots & The Maytals — Still Is Still Moving (w/ Willie Nelson)
Album: True Love
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:07
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Still is still moving to me
I swim like a fish in the sea
All the time
But if that's what it takes to be free
I don't mind
Still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

And it's hard to explain how I feel
It won't go in words
But I know that it's real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me
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 salice wrote:
LOL!

Unless I'm reading this wrong this is a highly prejudiced comment.
Not the sort of thing I want to see here 


He just put out a bluegrass version of this song w/ Billy Strings.  Good shit too.  Go Willie wit yo bad self.
Scooby doobie to me 
Since it's Toots, I upgraded Willy from a '1' to a '2'.
Right up there with Sting and Shaggy on Tiny Desk!
❤️
I definitely know what the commonality between Toots and Willie - WEED - and a lot of it!  ... And they do a great job together on this collaboration.
Got to admit. Willie shines in this.
 mrpixel wrote:



I was in a studio many years ago when a friend was recording a reggae tune. The atmosphere was transcendental. 

Let me guess, it was so thick you had to cut it with a WEEDwhacker! 😆
 drewd wrote:

I can only imagine what the studio smelled like that day!




I was in a studio many years ago when a friend was recording a reggae tune. The atmosphere was transcendental. 
 Baby_M wrote:

I would never go so far as to say "white people can't do reggae" or even "white guys from Texas with a twang can't do reggae," but this track is irrefutable evidence that Willie Nelson can't do reggae.




He's embarrassing me. 
Toots and Willie Nelson. It's a wonderful world.
From One Toke Over The Line to this...muzzbe the Willie connection. 
I love Toots & The Maytals and Willie Nelson, and yet...this just does not work.
 igotitmade2k wrote:

Is this Willie's dealer? Maybe he couldn't pay for his dope, so he had to do this.



Unless I'm reading this wrong this is a highly prejudiced comment.
Not the sort of thing I want to see here 
This should not work.  
But somehow I'm finding it entertaining.  I'm not even a big fan of either artist, but somehow, this is fun.
Willie still trying to pay off the IRS?
Is this Willie's dealer? Maybe he couldn't pay for his dope, so he had to do this.
 Baby_M wrote:

I would never go so far as to say "white people can't do reggae" or even "white guys from Texas with a twang can't do reggae," but this track is irrefutable evidence that Willie Nelson can't do reggae.



I like Willie Nelson, but this is not good
I can only imagine what the studio smelled like that day!
Answer; SBSW fest Wilie playing in a bar with a reggae band
Nice mellow reggae voice and then...no
Toots & Willie? No. Just no.
'Countryman' is a very fun album that Willie made a number of years ago too.  Very fun to play jungle golf to. Gotta love Toots and gotta love Willie.  I'm sure that they had fun in the studio! 
If you think about the song, singers, phrasing, etc. I'm sure one can find lots of flaws. 

If you listen to it as background music, it's perfect to me.
I love both these guys, but this not a good idea. Weed does make one a reggae singer.
 bluematrix wrote:
This cracks me up, I like it. Willie is cool, but his phrasing seems way off, as does his gargling La La's... reggae is not really his gig. but I don't care, its still moving to me :)

In a similar vein, just as silly, just as incongruent, and just as fun, is one of the duets Willie did with Snoop Dog, Superman. Old guy is pretty cool.
 

yeah i agree its awkward, but somehow it works
Bill is blowing my mind today... This is somehow bizarre and awesome.
This right after the Happy Monday tune I'd not heard before either.
This cracks me up, I like it. Willie is cool, but his phrasing seems way off, as does his gargling La La's... reggae is not really his gig. but I don't care, its still moving to me :)

In a similar vein, just as silly, just as incongruent, and just as fun, is one of the duets Willie did with Snoop Dog, Superman. Old guy is pretty cool.
Ouch
No. Just no on so many levels without need for explanation. Still that's Bill doin' his bill thing. I guess love it or leave it.
 GolfRomeo wrote:
Now we know where Willie gets his ganja.
 
Nope, he probably supplied it for them since he has his own product.
Different, for sure.   I like it!
 Leslie wrote:
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. They both have collaborated in ways that we never would expect. More power to them!
 


I was just thinking along those lines...  Johnny Cash is a god but I don't know if even he could pull off reggae.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Still Is Still Moving to Me
With Willie Nelson

Still is still moving to me
I swim like a fish in the sea
All the time
But if that's what it takes to be free
I don't mind
Still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

And it's hard to explain how I feel
It won't go in words
But I know that it's real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

** 9 **


 
: )       Super Cowboy Willie
You go Willie, spread your wings and have fun spreading good vibes.
 Baby_M wrote:
I would never go so far as to say "white people can't do reggae" or even "white guys from Texas with a twang can't do reggae," but this track is irrefutable evidence that Willie Nelson can't do reggae.

 
Well Bill and Baby M....
You have a point, but at least Willie tries without ego. And sometimes he tries again.  Look at what he started out with music-wise. He changed directions and may live long enough to do so again.
Good Song.
I can't believe it hasn't been played since 2010? Go figure....
Wow, unusual.  One time I had an eggroll but no sweet-and-sour sauce for dipping so I used some yellow mustard.  It was OK but the flavors were just not made for each other.  This song strikes me that same way.
I would never go so far as to say "white people can't do reggae" or even "white guys from Texas with a twang can't do reggae," but this track is irrefutable evidence that Willie Nelson can't do reggae.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}I wonder what Toots and Willie found in common {#Cowboy}
 
Can't imagine...

I'm from Texas and I can remember when Willie didn't have 1,000 wrinkles and had a short crew cut singing his very first hit, "Hello Walls". 

To this day no one can screw-up the vocal smoothness of a song like Willlie Nelson.

I put Willie and Neil Young in the self-same, "Can someone buy me some voice lessons?" category.
 Mandible wrote:
A love of horticulture?
 

I would whole heartedly agree.  They both run biodiesel!!! {#Wave}
station changer
 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}I wonder what Toots and Willie found in common {#Cowboy}
  A love of horticulture?


 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}I wonder what Toots and Willie found in common {#Cowboy}
 

no doubt.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}I wonder what Toots and Willie found in common {#Cowboy}
 
{#Lol} ROFLMAO!

reggae has always been a marginal taste for me... you add willie nelson and it becomes minimal.  no not diggin' this at all.
 

Shampoo & Scissors come to mind . . .


 Shimmer wrote:
Willie's voice is so jarring that it sounded electronically altered until I realized who it was.

 

Yeah, it took a second to adjust but then it wasn't too bad.
Willie's voice is so jarring that it sounded electronically altered until I realized who it was.

Two things sum this up...

{#Dancingbanana}  &  {#Cowboy}


Wow, I'm apparently the odd man out, but I really like this. The combo just works. And I don't smoke (anymore).

Still Is Still Moving to Me
With Willie Nelson

Still is still moving to me
I swim like a fish in the sea
All the time
But if that's what it takes to be free
I don't mind
Still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

And it's hard to explain how I feel
It won't go in words
But I know that it's real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

** 9 **

{#Devil_pimp}I wonder what Toots and Willie found in common {#Cowboy}
Well.....now I've done it...........I've removed my ears........awful...
 flyboy wrote:
Never thought I'd give anything with Willie Nelson a 2.  Big disappointment.
 
Never thought I'd give anything with Willie Nelson more than a 1. Big surprise. 6 from the Nottingham jury. Nice one, Toots.

Never thought I'd give anything with Willie Nelson a 2.  Big disappointment.
kyleminor wrote:
I am agreed 100% Rob. Just when I thought Raggae couldn't get more annoying... add Willie Nelson's voice, which I usually like. Here though... ::shudder::


Yes!  Worser and worser!  Oy...

RobRyan wrote:
Wow. Talk about combining the worst of both worlds. I've commented on how I had to reduce the number of 10 ratings I give because it leaves nothing extra for true "perfection." By inverse reasoning, I rate this a 2, since it is possible something worse could come along.

I am agreed 100% Rob.  Just when I thought Raggae couldn't get more annoying... add Willie Nelson's voice, which I usually like. Here though... ::shudder::


Wow. Talk about combining the worst of both worlds. I've commented on how I had to reduce the number of 10 ratings I give because it leaves nothing extra for true "perfection." By inverse reasoning, I rate this a 2, since it is possible something worse could come along.
KamikazeRudy wrote:
Go Wiiiiiillie!
You know how Willie got paid?. . .three words. Bag o' Ganja.
DrCyKosis wrote:
It needs more cowbell.
I don't respond well to SPOOKY behaviah.
Take WIllie out of this and it might be decent.
Is this a joke?........ugh.
Who dreamed up this nightmare duo?
revsully wrote:
Just because you smoke a ton of weed doesn't mean you should sing reggae songs.
It's early in the day yet , Willie will be up to a couple tons by evening.
Wha Wha Wha? Willie Nelson hanging out wit da Kingston brodahs? Nooooo......
Love the the drums!
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Cradle of Filth.
I bet they're on the list if available
RadioDoc wrote:
Hmmm...sorry. It's interesting but just can't reconcile the two. Sort of like The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Eminem.
...or Mister Rogers with 50 Cent.
and if you walked into the studio right now, the left over smoke would give you a buzz, the likes you never had before.
jpfueler wrote:
is there anyone Willie HASN'T done a song with?
Cradle of Filth.
ziggytrix wrote:
i dig it.... willie's vox and all.
I was starting to think I might be the only one.
Hmmm...sorry. It's interesting but just can't reconcile the two. Sort of like The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Eminem.
i dig it.... willie's vox and all.
wedgetable wrote:
I concur... as much as I love Willie, his voice sticks out like a sore thumb on this track.
Rather, a green thumb that is right on the button.
revsully wrote:
Just because you smoke a ton of weed doesn't mean you should sing reggae songs.
Okay, just make sure don't until you're into your second ton.
Really nice happy tune and Willy's just a smooth companion to Toots
I think it's Willie's phrasing that makes this song. Remember, it's Toots (who I love) that covered Willie's song.
is there anyone Willie HASN'T done a song with?
MCKY wrote:
I'm reminded of George Carlin's comments on movie stars singing the blues...
"Movie Stars"? Are you implying that Willie Nelson is a movie star? He is a country singer, not a movie star. He is like Madonna, first a singer that has done a few movies. ...but still I am not sure reggae is his forte'
goo wrote:
Yuk! This doesn't work at all. Willie Nelson is a fish outta water here....embarrasing performance....did some producer think this was going to be a great union of talents? Who is responsible for this?
Uh, it's Willie's song, by the way.
I dig this...it's pretty cool.
goo wrote:
Yuk! This doesn't work at all. Willie Nelson is a fish outta water here....embarrasing performance....did some producer think this was going to be a great union of talents? Who is responsible for this?
Toots liked this song of Willie's and though its a bit of a "stoned" thought or idea who can blame him? I think its great.
It needs more cowbell.
I\'m reminded of George Carlin\'s comments on movie stars singing the blues...
Yuk! This doesn\'t work at all. Willie Nelson is a fish outta water here....embarrasing performance....did some producer think this was going to be a great union of talents? Who is responsible for this?
I can always leave work early today, so I can turn it off.
Just because you smoke a ton of weed doesn\'t mean you should sing reggae songs.
take out the Willy!
Toots might as well have asked Bill Shatner to do a duet on this CD.
It\'s official... when I now hear Willie\'s voice, which has somehow gotten more refined over the years, in a song I haven\'t heard 30 times, I cringe with fear. This song confirms my fears.
cobalt789 wrote:
Willie's voice just does NOT fit into that song. Hard to stand.
This song would be much better without Willie!
Its kinda like Bob Wills does Disco.....duhhh!
cobalt789 wrote:
Willie's voice just does NOT fit into that song. Hard to stand.
It's a Willie song... still I agree the mix doesnt work too well. I got this album and, loving toots, thought I'd like it much more than I do. Why do these collaborative efforts continue to fool us?
I-Ree, Mon ...
cobalt789 wrote:
Willie's voice just does NOT fit into that song. Hard to stand.
Yep, I'll second that - it's like chalk and cheese. A good number otherwise.
It sounds like willie's voice was put through some kind of robot synth and it was just crudely slapped on top of the song.
Dai wrote:
You know Willie was smokin some on this track.
Is Willie ever NOT smokin' something?
REM wrote:
Wow, smooth reggae one second, then next, WTF?! ....Willie cutting in in the the first verse was like a kick in the privates. Harsh! Hopefully I'll be ready for it next time.....
I concur... as much as I love Willie, his voice sticks out like a sore thumb on this track.
You know Willie was smokin some on this track.
Willie and Rastaman Vibrations...works in Louisiana.
Go Wiiiiiillie!
Wow, I've never heard this before! It's like the musical version of a Reese's Cup!
Yah mon! Toots plus Willie!
Willie's guitar - wonderful
siandbeth wrote:
Actually they play this song on KPIG often. KPIG led me to RP, and I am forever grateful
Same here, but to be honest KPIG is not very commesical
Willie Nelson is cool, thanks RP for playing this.
jmk999 wrote:
I'm guessing I could live 100 more years and still never hear this very cool song on commercial radio. Viva Radio Paradise.
Actually they play this song on KPIG often. KPIG led me to RP, and I am forever grateful
Wow, smooth reggae one second, then next, WTF?! ....Willie cutting in in the the first verse was like a kick in the privates. Harsh! Hopefully I'll be ready for it next time.....
I'm guessing I could live 100 more years and still never hear this very cool song on commercial radio. Viva Radio Paradise.
Hmmm.... ?
country reggae fusion, right on Bill.
the man has no feel
Toots & Willie?! This has just made my morning
OMG..Willie
i thought i'd died and gone to cowboy reggae heaven. toots and willie together inspired and the rest of the tracks are pretty perfect as well.