Tuesday, April 24, 2012

R.I.P. Chris Ethridge

The Flying Burrito Brothers, 1975

Left to right: Gib Guilbeau (sitting), Chris Ethridge, Joel Scott-Hill, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (sitting), Gene Parsons

Chris Ethridge, a founding member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, has died.

Chris Ethridge left the FBBs after the group recorded its first album, "The Gilded Palace of Sin”, in 1969.

He eventually returned to work as a studio and touring musician, playing with The Doors, Linda Ronstadt, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, and many others.

He also participated in the revival of the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1975, playing bass on one of the two LPs they released in the mid-seventies (Flying Again), and he appears on two live CDs recorded during this era ("From Another Time" and "The Red Album").

He also played on ex-Byrds and ex-Flying Burrito Brothers members' solo albums (Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark, David Crosby, The International Submarine Band...).

He co-wrote three of Gram Parsons' best songs: "Hot Burrito #1", "Hot Burrito #2" and "She".

He was also a member of the L.A. Getaway among many others.

His last contribution to The Flying Burrito Brothers was some vocals on the "Eye Of The Hurricane" CD from 1994.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 20, 2012 is Record Store Day -

Sundazed Record released 3 Byrds related picture sleeve singles:

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better / It's No Use (blue vinyl)

Gene Clark - One In A Hundred / She's The Kind Of Girl

Dillard & Clark - Why Not Your Baby / Lyin' Down In The Middle

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gene Parsons guesting on Jeff Slate's new album

"San Francisco Days (YouTube Mix)"

From the forthcoming album Jeff Slate - Birds of Paradox

Written by Jeff Slate. Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Badgetunes Publishing (ASCAP)

Download the track at www.jeffslate.net.

In tribute to the late, great Levon Helm, here's a rush-released track from the forthcoming album Jeff Slate - Birds of Paradox. The track was written by Jeff with The Band as an inspiration and was being mixed (by Dennis Ferrante) as news broke that Levon's health had taken a turn for the worst.

The core band includes Jeff Slate (vocals, guitar), Jimmy McElligott (guitar), Gary Van Scyoc (bass), Adam Ippolito (piano, Hammond) and Steve Holley (drums). The track also includes guest appearances by Eric Lichter (backing vocals), Gene Parsons (backing vocals, steel guitar), Paolo Provenzano (percussion) and a horn section from Wayne Cobham and friends.


Thanks to Mike M. for the info

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

John York Concert - April 19, 2012


with Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8pm

Coffee Gallery Back Stage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations; 626-798-6236, www.coffeegallery.com


Monday, April 16, 2012

Mr Tambourine Man - New CD with 21 versions

Just released : a Various Artists compilation CD with 21 versions of "Mr Tambourine Man".

There are, among others, versions by "The Byrds With Bob Dylan", "The Byrds (new recording)", "Roger McGuinn (electric guitar)", "Roger McGuinn (acoustic guitar)", "Chris Hillmann" (sic) and "Gene Clark".

I have more than serious doubts about the legality of such a release.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Strange version of "Preflyte"

PREFLYTE - TogetherST-T-1001 (1969)

This cover should never have left the print factory:

- the usual front cover is printed on the left side of the inside gatefold cover

- the usual left part of the inside cover is on the right side and is printed upside down

- the usual right side of the inside cover is on the back

- the usual back cover is on the front