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Song Of The Day: June 24, 2018

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The last song that Gram Parsons wrote and recorded before his death. To call it prescient would be an understatement:

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Song Of The Day: June 23, 2018

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From a Gram Parsons tribute album. Whiskeytown was a great roots group that featured Ryan Adams before he was Ryan Adams:

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Song Of The Day: June 22, 2018

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From Gram Parsons’ first album, GP, from 1973.  Nobody had really heard of Emmylou Harris before this.  Together, they performed some of the greatest duets in the history of ‘cosmic American music’.

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Song Of The Day: June 21, 2018

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You might have thought that this was a power ballad.  Not in the hands of Gram and Emmylou. Written by Boudleaux Bryant:

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Song Of The Day: June 20, 2018

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When Gram Parsons was fired from the Byrds, he, along with Chris Hillman, who had had a hand in his firing (Parsons said he wouldn’t tour in South Africa b/c of apartheid, but he was also terrified of flying and had a serious drug problem), formed the Flying Burrito Brothers.  In many ways, The Gilded […]

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Song Of The Day: June 19, 2018

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Gram Parsons’ time in the Byrds spanned only the creation of Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. In fact, by the time the highly-influential album was released, Parsons had already left the group. But the album is at least every but as much a Parsons album as it is a Byrds album, even though Roger McGuinn replaced […]

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Song Of The Day: June 18, 2018

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Gram Parsons was integral in incorporating the best elements of roots and country into rock music. Or, perhaps a better way of putting it, he turned rock fans on to the best elements of roots and country.  It didn’t hurt that, on his great album “Grievous Angel”, he had Emmylou Harris singing with him. He […]

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Song Of The Day: June 17, 2018

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Richie Furay’s tribute to Gram Parsons.  Poco as you may never have heard them before:

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Song Of The Day: June 16, 2018

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Well, this midnight thing only worked while I had the presence of mind to post something in the right time-frame. Hope you enjoyed it, maybe we’ll revisit later. Hadn’t heard this song in a long time, but XPN played it yesterday while I was on the way to work. This is for all you Johnny/Rosanne […]

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Song Of The Day: June 15, 2018

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My fave blues guitar player settles in with a ‘Cold Cold Feeling’. Meant to be enjoyed late at night:

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Song Of The Day: June 14, 2018

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How can you get to sleep…when you hear some  blues downstairs?:

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Song Of The Day: June 12, 2018

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Knock down a shot of whiskey and dig this:

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Song Of The Day: June 11, 2018

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Meant to be listened to at 12:01 am.  I’m lovin’ this theme:

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