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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:19 PM

Gram Parsons'Hickory Wind'

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:24 PM

1. One of the best. Including his work with the Flying Burrito Brothers and solo.

I find myself singing that often in the shower, driving down the road, etc. --

In South Carolina there are many tall pines
I remember the oak tree that we used to climb
But now when I'm lonesome, I always pretend
That I'm getting the feel of hickory wind

I started out younger at most everything
All the riches and pleasures, what else could life bring?
But it makes me feel better each time it begins
Callin' me home, hickory wind

It's hard way to find out that trouble is real
In a far away city, with a far away feel
But it makes me feel better each time it begins
Callin' me home, hickory wind

Keeps callin' me home, hickory wind
___________

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:34 PM

2. The Notorious Byrd Brothers and Sweetheart of the Rodeo are fabulous albums.

The band that gave us Roger McGuinn and David Crosby and Chris Hillman.
The same band that had 'Eight Miles High'--turned toward country music,
like some of the Buffalo Springfield did. Some great music. Emmy Lou Harris
was Gram's girlfriend before he died. His body was stolen and taken to the
Joshua Tree Monument..... who knows.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:41 PM

3. Yes. Gotta include some Gene Clark, who wrote 8 Miles High, and so much more.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:45 PM

4. "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow on pedal steel is on so many of those old songs.

The guy can bring tears to your eye.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:48 PM

5. I like him too. One of the first steelers to use a fuzz box. That was a great

time for music of all genres.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 11:30 PM

8. I Live About Six Miles From......

....Giant Rock. In Landers, the armpit of the high desert! Even though it's now a National Park, old locals, like myself, still call Joshua Tree, "The Monument". About 1/4 of the front of Giant Rock fell off, mostly due to graffiti & vandalism, about 15 years ago.

Original owner/resident, Frank Critzer, actually build a home underneath the rock back in the early '50's. Unfortunately, that's all gone now, with the front of the rock fallen off. I remember seeing Critzer's living quarters under the rock several times as a kid. Giant Rock measured at 7 stories tall, and 6000 square feet.

There used to be tours where you walked down a couple flights of stairs into what looked like a cozy study; books, a few comfortable chairs, kerosene lamps, etc. During the UFO conventions held on the same site, there was a small store and cafe, also now long gone

Too bad I missed Gram and Emmylou dancing by the rock!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 11:26 PM

7. I've always wanted to know who did the lovely female vocal in that song

 

And did she do the backup in John Denver's Country Roads?

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