Friday, January 20, 2023

R.I.P. David Crosby

Don't know what to say...except:

 And then there were two (Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman)...plus two (Gene Parsons and John York)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

« New » (2021) CD by the current lineup of The Burrito Brothers.

 

We just learned of a « new » CD by the current lineup of The Burrito Brothers.

A gathering of Chris James, Tony Paoletta, Peter Young, Michael Curtis, Ron Guilbeau, Walter  Egan, Noah Bellamy, Larry Patton, Ronnie Rael, Troy Krusz, Pamela Des Barres and Will James commemorated the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Gilded Palace Of Sin” in 1969 by performing all the songs from the LP at The Local, Nashville on November 9, 2019.

The recording of the event is available (CD or download) the Buurrito Brothers website at

https://www.theburritobrothers.net/media

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New book on Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young)

From Francesco Lucarelli:

I am happy to share the good news: on December 8, This Day In Music Books will publish "Music is Love", the book on Crosby, Stills & Nash edited by me which collects a hundred unpublished accounts and the largest collection of CSN visuals ever published, featuring hundreds of  never- before-published images. The book also houses a large number of unpublished photographs featuring Neil Young.

The 312 color pages tell the tale of more than 50 years of CSN as artists and men, with an intro by Graham Nash.
Among the "voices" of the book: Bill Halverson (first CSN record engineer), Craig Doerge, George "Chocolate" Perry, Kenny Passarelli, Ken Weiss, Russ Kunkel, David Zimmer, Bonnie Bramlett, Rickie Lee Jones, Jeff Pevar, Roy McAlister, Paul Zollo, Mike Finnigan, Steve Silberman, Dick Boak, John Ferrentino, Glenn R Goodwin, Carolyne Mas, Pierre Robert. Plus managers, promoters, musicians, painters, luthiers, photographers, collectors from all five Continents.

Unpublished photographs (and memories) by some of the greats: Henry Diltz, Rowland Scherman, Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal, Lisa Law, Guido Harari, Luciano Viti.

The book will be available in two versions:
. standard version (hardcover)
. deluxe version* (box containing the book + additional 80-page color photo book + some collector's items - see the attached image). 
  * the first 200 copies are signed by Graham Nash

Here a video preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rr3gz-QNaE&t=7s

The book can be ordered from the publisher's website at this link:
https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/crosby-stills-nash-music-is-love/

Music is love!

Francesco

Friday, November 18, 2022

Three « new » Gram Parsons albums planned for 2023

Three « new » Gram Parsons albums planned for 2023

Amoeba plans to release several Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris recordings in 2023.

Most if not all of these recording have been circulating for decades among collectors, but here’s a chance to get them officially.

It’s a “funds raising” affair which will only see the light of day if $50,000 are raised

As of today November 18, 2022, US$31,779 are raised. 

UPDATE November 22, 2022: 68 782US$ raised!

All details here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amoeba-music/amoeba-presents-newly-discovered-gram-parsons-recordings?utm_source=New%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11%2F17%20-%20Black%20Friday%20At%20Amoeba%2C%20Gram%20Parsons%20Vinyl%20Kickstarter%2C%20New%20Releases%20From%20Weyes%20Blood%2C%20Ari%20Lennox%20%26%20More%20(01GJ0Q9H8ENSG26MD0CNEMXFT9)&_kx=JDayiP3IbSml4zqDrY_8Qtz36EWaZERlZkzmhg__YrQ%3D.U6XpYZ&fbclid=IwAR0X0aQ4qR8NejOfget58izCKIgVCCcOx3_efG7r9oh8i_ekr-DeNcJvj1Y

Thanks to Thomas for the info.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Double vinyl LP / single CD “Americana Railroad” with new John York track (November 2021)

Another ‘Better Late Than Never” announcement: the release, in November 2021, of a double vinyl LP / single CD titled “Americana Railroad” on the Renew label (Black Friday Record Store Day 2021).

The album was produced by Carla Olson, who also appears as a lead vocalist alongside Stephen McCarthy (from The Long Ryders) and Brian Ray. She also appears on many other tracks as a harmony singer or a guitar player.

This set of 19 newly released tracks includes one by John York titled “Runaway Train”.

It also includes a version of  “Train Leaves Here This Mornin’” (co-written by Gene Clark and Bernie Leadon) by Gene’s son Kay Clark.

You can read more info here:

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/14411

You can listen to all tracks here for free:

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mPOBXDVOsHojDAm64fdNXzIX4oRq3dBuw

Most online music stores also sell the LPs / CD / Downloads.

1. Here Comes That Train Again - Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson
2. The Conductor Wore Black - Robert Rex Waller Jr.
3. Mystery Train - Rocky Burnette
4. This Train - Peter Case
5. City Of New Orleans - John Fogerty

6. Marrakesh Express - Dustbowl Revival
7. Train Leaves Here This Mornin' - Kai Clark
8. Train Kept A-Rollin' - Gary Myrick
9. Southwest Chief - Dave Alvin
10. 500 Miles - Alice Howe

11. People Get Ready - Deborah Poppink
12. Steel Pony Blues - Dom Flemons
13. Runaway Train - John York
14. Waiting For A Train - Paul Burch & Fats Kaplin
15. Freight Train – A.J. Haynes of Seratones

16. Whiskey Train - Carla Olson & Brian Ray
17. Mystery Train - James Intveld
18. Midnight Rail - Robert Rex Waller Jr
19. I Remember The Railroad - Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson

Saturday, October 22, 2022

New CD by McGuinn, Clark & Hillman available


Better late than never, here’s the announcement on this blog of the release in August 2022 of a CD by McGuinn, Clark & Hillman titled “Alive In America” on the Renaissance label from the USA.

This concert (recorded at the Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado on March 29, 1979) has been circulating for years on an unofficial CDR titled “Denver Radio - Live KAZY FM Radio Broadcast”.

Now legally available from all usual outlets.

Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Johnne Sambataro and Greg Thomas.

Rick Roberts sings co-lead vocals on “It Doesn’t Matter”, a song he co-wrote with Chris Hillman and Stephen Stills.

According to some sources, Michael Clarke also performed with the band but the song he played on wasn’t broadcast by KAZY.

Tracks

1. Sad Boy
2. Long Long Time
3. Little Mama
4. Don't You Write Her Off
5. Release Me Girl
6. Turn ! Turn! Turn!
7. Surrender To Me
8. Chestnut Mare
9. Stopping Traffic
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
11. Mr. Tambourine Man
12. Feelin
g Higher
13. It Doesn't Matter
14. Eight Miles High
15. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

Desert Rose Band Last Concert - October 2, 2022

The final Desert Rose Band concert with Chris Hillman, Steve Duncan, John Jorgenson, Jaydee Maness, Herb Pedersen and Mark Fain took place on October 2, 2022.

Here are three pictures of the event, provided to us by JPM. Many thanks to him.