Sunday, December 17, 2023

New Bob Dylan release (old tracks) with Roger McGuinn just released (December 14th)

New Bob Dylan release (old tracks) with Roger McGuinn just released (December 14th)

A CD titled “Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary Collection 1973” has just been released.

It seems to be out of stock already!

Roger McGuinn appears on many tracks from the “Pat Garrett And Billy the Kid” soundtrack.

Details here:


Saturday, December 16, 2023

New "Byrds" podcast by Sid Griffin

Sid Griffin (The Long Ryders / The Coal Porters) has made a new podcast available.

It’s a 90+ minutes “Byrds Special”.

From Sid Griffin’s website:

“The 37th Sid Griffin Podcast is ready to be heard and enjoyed. No holiday theme this year as Sid has done in past podcasts but…get ready for a surprise…he HAS done an entire show devoted to his fave act, The Byrds.

No hits, of course, but outtakes, demos, and rare tracks not even the most devoted Byrd fan has heard. We are talking tunes even the late great Johnny Rogan never heard.”

You can listen to the podcast on various platforms; details here:

Thanks to our regular correspondent JPM for the info.


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Gene Clark's LP re-released on blue vinyl with 7" single bonus with unreleased track


It went rather unnoticed but the latest vinyl re-release of Gene Clark and Carla Olson's LP « So Rebellious A Lover » on blue vinyl has a bonus 7’’ vinyl single with an unreleased Clark/Olson « home recorded » song.

Says Carla Olson:

« A blue vinyl version of my album with Gene, ‘So Rebellious A Lover’, has just been re-released in the summer and it includes a 7 inch single of Gene singing a song in his house, and me singing the song with him in the house, it was recorded in his lounge on a little cassette deck. It is really a wonderful addition to the many reissues of that album »

The LP was released on Sunset Blvd Records with reference LP-SBR-7021.

The single is as follows:


Side A

Gypsy Rider 

Recorded at Criterion Recording Studio, Hollywood, Ca. 1985

Bass – Joe Read

Drums – Phil Seymour

Guitar – George Callins

Pedal Steel Guitar – Ed Black

Recorded By, Mixed By – Guy Roche

Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark


Side B 

Recorded at Gene's House, Sherman Oaks, Ca. 1989 

Number One Is To Survive

Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark

Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Carla Olson


The mention that Gene And Carla’s "Number One Is To Survive" is an unreleased track was based on what Carla Olson said in a recent interview. Actually, our regular correspondent JPM just let us know that it’s not unreleased, as it appears on Gene and Carla’s double CD “Gene Clark With Carla Olson In Concert” released by Collector’s Choice Music as long ago as 2007, with the note “Gene & Clara In Gene’s Living Room, 1989”


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Yet another Chris Hillman participation (2007)


It had escaped me until now but I just found out that Chris Hillman plays mandolin and sings harmony vocal on The Psychedelic Cowboys’ “Jangle Waltz” album from 2007.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Uncredited Byrds track?

I hadn’t listened to the “Candy” soundtrack LP for years.

I did a couple of days ago, and when listening to “Ascension To Virginity” by Dave Grusin, I couldn’t help thinking I was hearing The Byrds.

Some research led me to someone who plays on the album; he said it was Dave Grusin on keyboards, Gene Parsons on drums, Clarence White on guitar and probably John York on bass. He couldn’t remember about McGuinn being there as well.

Seems like an uncredited Byrds track to me.

Make your own opinion here:

UPDATE Nov 8, 2023:

Both Gene Parsons and John York were contacted by e-mail and confirmed that the track is by the both of them and Clarence White. McGuinn's participation is not confirmed.


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

A long-lost sci-fi film starring Gram Parsons is the subject of a new book.



A long-lost sci-fi film starring Gram Parsons is the subject of a new book.

Called Saturation 70, the project also starred Julian Jones-Leitch (son of Rolling Stone Brian Jones), Michelle Phillips, tailor Nudie Cohn and Prince Stanislas Klossowski De Rola, the aristocrat and Stones’ confidant.

The music was by Parsons and Roger McGuinn while the film’s special effects were due to be handled by Douglas Trumbull, who’d then just completed Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The project began life in 1969, when writer-director Anthony Foutz was prepping a film written in collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard, called Maxagasm, intended as a vehicle for The Rolling Stones.

Foutz attended a UFO convention in the desert at Giant Rock, near Joshua Tree with a group of friends, including Parsons, Phillips, and 5-year-old Julian Jones-Leitch, to film test footage for Maxagasm; however, the footage gave rise instead to another film: Saturation 70.

According to the Kickstarter page for the book, the plot for Saturation 70 was this :

“A Victorian star child (Julian Jones-Leitch) who falls through a wormhole into smog-ridden, dystopian, present day Los Angeles, is compelled to embark on a hazardous quest to reunite with his mother (Marsia Holzer). He is helped in this endeavor by a Nudie-suit wearing Fairy Godmother (Ida Random), Nudie Cohn himself, and a group of aliens in hazmat suits: the Kosmic Kiddies (Gram Parsons, Michelle Phillips, Andee Nathanson, and Stash Klossowski de Rola), who have landed on Earth with a mission: to rid it of poisonous toxins and pollution.”

The film was shot but never completed after financing fell apart. Most of the footage subsequently disappeared.

The full story for Saturation 70 – and Maxagasm – has now been documented in a new book, Saturation 70: A Vision Past of the Future Foretold, by Chris Campion, which features never-before-seen imagery, on-set photographs, production stills and script fragments.

The book will be released in April 2024.

Watch the trailer here:

Moere details here:

Info provided by our regular correspondent JPM – Many thanks to him.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Carla Olson's new release featuring Gene Clark "Have Harmony, Will Travel 3"


Carla Olson’s new release, “Have Harmony, Will Travel 3” includes three previously unreleased “live” duets with Gene Clark: “Gypsy Rider”, "Del Gato" and “Set You Free This Time”

With The Hollies' Allan Clarke, members of Broken Homes, as well as Jake Andrews, Robert Rex Waller Jr, Harvey Shield of the Mighty Echoes, Shawn Barton Vach, and B.J. Thomas’s final recording. (record label is BFD)


1. In Another Land (4:34)
2. Face To Face (3:31)
3. Street Fighting Man (4:37)
4. I Can See For Miles (4:44)
5. Lead Me (3:57)
6. (Just Like) Romeo & Julie (3:24)
7. Stronger (6:28)
8. It Makes Me Cry (7:32)
9. A Love That Never Blooms (4:43)
10. Cool Water (3:22)
11. Gypsy Rider (4:58)
12. Del Gato (5:13)
13. Set You Free This Time (4:05)

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Yet Another BURRITO BROTHERS album

The current Burrito Brothers comprise no original member.

Chris P. James, Tony Paoletta, Peter Young and Steve Allen

They have a new CD out titled “Christmas”.


1. Christmas Day (3:11)

2. Bethlehem Bell (3:25)

3. Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (2:21)

4. Christmas Moon (4:11)

5. Christmas Star (1:38)

6. The Feast of Stephen (4:23)

7. Spirit of the Season (4:00)

8. Santa (4:55)

9. Christmas (6:17)

10. Merry Christmas (4:27)

11. Christmas Time is Here Again (8:30)

12. Happy New Year (2:27)

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Christian Parker – Sweethearts - A Tribute To The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”

Just out on CD and Vinyl:

Christian Parker – Sweethearts

A Tribute To The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”

Featuring Earl Poole Ball And JayDee Maness

---‘Sweethearts’ is a tribute to the Byrds 1968’s classic ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo’ album. Christian Parker & Earl Poole Ball, one of the original sessions, co-produced and contributed piano to this modern interpretation. JayDee Maness, one of the original pedal steel players making a special appearance, joined the sessions. In 1968, the album managed to disappoint and, in many cases, alienate almost everyone who heard it. It would be much later before it was recognized as the iconic piece of work that it is. ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo’ is widely regarded as the album defining country rock, but the rock part is almost silent. The whole thing is almost out and out of the country, with huge dollops of pedal steel, banjo, fiddle, and almost everything other kinds of instrument you would expect to hear in the mainstream twangy country that existed at that time.---

1. You Ain’t Going Nowhere (3:12)
2. I Am A Pilgrim (3:43)
3. The Christian Life (2:32)
4. You Don’t Miss Your Water (3:43)
5. You’re Still On My Mind (2:29)
6. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:31)
7. I Still Miss Someone (2:51)
8. Hickory Wind (4:07)
9. One Hundred Years From Now (2:37)
10. Blue Canadian Rockies (2:02)
11. Life In Prison (2:43)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (3:20)
13. Satisfied Mind (3:22)
14. Drug Store Truck Driving Man (3:57)

You can get it here:


Thursday, August 10, 2023

New CD by The Burrito Brothers

Although the current Burrito Brothers comprise no original member (Chris P. James, Tony Paoletta, Peter Young and new guitarist Steve Allen who replaces the recently deceased Bob Hatter), we feel we should mention that their new CD titled “Together” is out.

It seems the current members have put music to "unreleased" lyrics by Gram Parsons. Strange as "Mr. Customs Man" has already been released on the year 2000 album "THE GRAM PARSONS NOTEBOOK - THE LAST WHIPPOORWHILL" but titled "L.A. Customs Blues". I haven't checked if the melody is the same though. Probably not as the current lineup is credited for it.


Ms. Misery / Mr. Customs Man (lyrics by Gram Parsons)/ Together / Let Go / Blood On His Hands / Boiling Point / Streets Of Santa Rosa / I Live For Loving You / History Suite

More info here:


Saturday, August 5, 2023

« New » Clarence White CD planned

Planned for release on September 22nd, 2023 is a new CD by Clarence White, titled “The Lost Masters 1963-1973”

See track listing on image of rear trail

Pre-orders are open on most usual sites

UPDATE 2023/08/06:

Actually a re-release by the Liberation Hall label of Clarence White's "White Lightnin" CD released in 2008 on John Delgatto's Sierra label with some minor changes in the music tracks

Monday, July 17, 2023

"The Film Who Flew Alone", a book about the making of "Gene Clark - The Byrd Who Flew Alone"

From Paul Kendall, filmmaker of the movie “The Byrd Who Flew Alone” about Gene Clark:

Hello there

A little while back, with a big assist from two of my sons, I made 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone' - a feature length documentary about Gene Clark, who I'm sure needs no introduction. You may have heard about it. Or even seen it.

Sadly we sold out of the DVD last year, TV screenings have come to an end and we're still trying to get it up on one of the streaming platforms.

But what is available is a new book I've written, about the struggles and joys of getting the film made, with minimal resources or experience and very little help from outside my family and Gene's.

It's called 'The Film That Flew Alone'. If you might be interested in reading it, you'll find it here:

If you're not in the USA, you may need to put the title into the search box on your local Amazon site.

All the best

Paul Kendall


Sunday, July 16, 2023



All written / recorded (1964-1973) by Byrds, incl. some songs members wrote / performed before joining Byrds; excl.  bootlegs, MP3's, DVD's, promos (unless sold in retail outlets) & unreleased recordings. 

Updated July 2023


Download it here:

Compiled by David Chirko, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  &

Many thanks to David.

Sunday, July 2, 2023

New album by Starbyrd

Our friend from Germany Horst-Peter Schmidt just released (today July 2nd, 2023) a new album by his band Starbyrd. 

It's called TRANSITION.

Once again, the music will appeal to all Byrds fans as it is full of HPS’ chiming 12-string Rickenbacker sound and harmony vocals.

Here is the track listing:

01 Rickified (Schmidt)

02 Aging (Schmidt)

03 Storm Cloud In The Sky (Schmidt)

04 Caught Up In Illusions (Schmidt)

05 Wooden Ships (Stills/Crosby/Kantner)

06 Friendship Is The Greatest Gift Of All (Schmidt)

07 Where Are You Going To (Schmidt)

08 Strabded (Schmidt)

09  It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan)

10 Childhood Memories (Schmidt)

11 Going Back (Goffin/King)

12 Russian Hill (Levy/McGuinn)

13 Song For Charlotte (Schmidt)

14 The Lady (Levy/McGuinn)

15 Soon The Summer Will Be Gone (Schmidt)

16 I Watch The Snow Fall (Schmidt)

17 Silver Moon (Schmidt)

18 Walk In The Park (Schmidt)

19 David Croz (Schmidt)

20 Chesntnut Mare (Levy/McGuinn)

21 A Legend In His Time (Schmidt)

Highly recommended.

You can get it by writing to Horst-Peter at:


Friday, June 16, 2023

Gene Parsons on Robert Wessel’s CD EP titled « Songs For Horses » (2022)

Gene Parsons and his daughter Polly are heavily featured on Robert Wessel’s CD EP titled « Songs For Horses » released in 2022.

Get here it directly from the artist:


Thursday, June 15, 2023

Gene Parsons on a 2011 Various Artists tribute to Hank Williams CD / LP


We just discovered that Gene Parsons contributes to a 2011 Various Artists tribute to Hank Williams CD / LP titled "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams"

He plays pedal steel guitar on Sheryl Crow's rendition of "Angel Mine".


Friday, June 2, 2023

Gene Parsons appears on two tracks on the new Foxglove album (June 1st, 2023)

Gene Parsons appears on two tracks on the just digitally released (June 1st, 2023) new 6-track album by Foxglove titled « Heavy With Hope”

Gwyneth Moreland: lead and harmony vocals, guitar, accordion.

Morgan Daniel: lead and harmony vocals, guitar.

John Bush: lead and harmony vocals, bass, drums, percussion.

Booi Volk: mandolin, banjo, guitar, hand pan.

Gene Parsons appears as a special guest:

Banjo (Grateful For a New Day)

Pedal steel and harmony vocals (Hazy California Wildfire Sunset)

The CD is available from digital outlets

It will also be released as a physical CD soon.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Kentucky Colonels "1966" LP re-released with many bonus tracks (June 30th, 2023)

Sundazed Records announces the re-release, on June 30th, 2023, of The Kentucky Colonels’ “1966” LP (first released on Shiloh Records SLP-4084 in 1978).

It will be available both on vinyl and CD.


Soldier’s Joy • The Fugitive • Ruben’s Train • One Tear • I Might Take You Back Again • Take Off Your Cheaters • Old Country Church • Earl’s Breakdown • Give This Message To Your Heart • Ruben’s Train (encore) • Cotton Eyed Joe • Soldier’s Joy (conclusion) •

Head Over Heels In Love With You* • Shady Grave* • I’ll Never Love Anybody But You* • Polka On The Banjo* • I’ll Go Steppin’ Too* • Flint Hill Special* • Shuckin’ The Corn* • John Hardy* (CD only) • Mad Banjo* (CD only)

*previously unissued

See details and pre-order form here:

Friday, April 28, 2023

David Crosby on Stephen Stills' just released CD "Live At Berkeley 1971"

David Crosby sings on two tracks from Stephen Stills’ new CD “Live At Berkeley 1971” which is released today, April 28, 2023:

You Don’t Have To Cry

The Lee Shore


Friday, April 7, 2023

Another new (?) (2021) Byrds Tribute Album (The Floor Models)


We've just learned of a Byrds Tribute album that was released in 2021 by The Floor Models, titled "In-Flyte Entertainment".

You can get it from all major outlets (CDs or Digtal Downloads)

1. 5D (Fifth Dimension)

2. What’s Happening?!?!

3. I Come And Stand At Every Door

4. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

5. So You Want To Be A Rock ’n’ Roll Star

6. All I Really Want To Do

7. Wasn’t Born To Follow

8. The Bells Of Rhymney

9. Here Without You

10. Lady Friend

11. We’ll Meet Again

12. Chimes Of Freedom

The Floor Models: Gerry Devine (lead vocals, guitars) J.D. Goldberg (guitar) Andy Pasternack (vocals,12-string guitars) Steve Simels (bass, keyboards) Glen Robert Allen (drums)

Monday, April 3, 2023

"New" Gene Clark CD release planned for May 15, 2023

U.K. record label BGO (Beat Goes On) announces the release, on May 15, 2023, of a “two-on-one” CD containing remastered versions of Gene Clark’s “White Light” and “Roadmaster” albums.

1. The Virgin  

2. With Tomorrow  

3. White Light  

4. Because Of You  

5. One In A Hundred  

6. For A Spanish Guitar  

7. Where My Love Lies Asleep  

8. Tears Of Rage  

9. 1975  

10. She's The Kind Of Girl  

11. One In A Hundred  

12. Here Tonight  

13. Full Circle Song  

14. In A Misty Morning  

15. Rough And Rocky  

16. Roadmaster  

17. I Really Don't Want To Know  

18. I Remember The Railroad  

19. She Don't Care About Time  

20. Shooting Star


Thursday, March 30, 2023

Another Roger McGuinn participation on a various artists compilation (2018)

And yet another « new » Roger McGuinn « old » participation on a various artists compilation.

This time, it’s a triple CD from 2018 titled “Appleseed's 21st Anniversary Roots And Branches”

Roger McGuinn plays and sings on a duet version of “John Riley” with Judy Collins.


---For more than two decades the independent, idealistic Appleseed Recordings label has been releasing new and archival CDs of folk/roots-oriented music by many of the genre's greatest performers.

Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches, a deluxe three-CD, 57-track set, combines highlights from past releases plus many more by a Who's Who of musical giants including Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Natalie Merchant, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Paxton, and Roger McGuinn.

Moreover, there are nine new/previously unreleased songs by high-profile friends of the label, including Springsteen's "If I Had a Hammer", plus Tom Morello's "This Land Is Your Land", Tom Russell, Tim Robbins and John Wesley Harding.

More than three hours of music are packaged in a digipack that includes a deluxe full-color 32-page booklet with notes about each song and artist and a history of the Appleseed label.---


Disc One

1 Pete Seeger: Oh Sacred World
2 Bruce Springsteen: If I Had a Hammer (Exclusive New Track)
3 Tom Morello: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Exclusive New Track)
4 Tim Robbins: Well May the World Go (Exclusive New Track)
5 Joan Baez: I Wish the Wars Were All Over
6 Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Ani Difranco & Anne Hills: Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam)
7 Tom Russell: Across the Border (Exclusive New Track)
8 Johnny Clegg: Love in the Time of Gaza
9 John Wesley Harding and Corporal Quorum: Scared of Guns (Amended) (Exclusive New Track)
10 Sweet Honey in the Rock: Second Line Blues
11 Anne Hills: Needle of Death (Exclusive New Track)
12 Natalie Merchant & Friends: There Is No Good Reason
13 The Kennedys: Give Me Back My Country
14 Studs Terkel: Blessed Be the Nation
15 Tom Morello: This Land Is Your Land
16 Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome
17 Pete Seeger: Dr. King on Violence

Disc Two

1 Jesse Winchester: Get It Right One Day (Exclusive New Track)
2 Donovan: Poorman's Sunshine
3 Dick Gaughan: Land of the North Wind
4 Tom Paxton & Anne Hills: Follow That Road
5 Al Stewart: Katherine of Oregon
6 Jonathan Edwards: Surrounded
7 Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
8 Angel Band: Jump Back in the Ditch
9 Eric Andersen: Gonna Go Crazy
10 Tom Rush: What I Know
11 Sweet Honey in the Rock: Idk, But I'm Lol!
12 Lizzie West & the White Buffalo: Portrait of An Artist As a Young Woman (Thank You)
13 Joel Rafael Band with Jackson Browne, Jimmy Lafave & Arlo Guthrie: Stepstone
14 Tom Paxton: Looking for the Moon
15 Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt: Somos El Barco/We Are the Boat
16 John Stewart: There Is Love (The Wedding Song) (Exclusive New Track)
17 Jesse Winchester: Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding
18 Dick Gaughan: When I'm Gone

Disc Three

1 John Gorka: The Water Is Wide
2 David Bromberg with Levon Helm: Bring It with You When You Come
3 Ramblin' Jack Elliott: Roving Gambler
4 Tim Eriksen: Careless Love
5 Donovan: Wild Mountain Thyme (Exclusive New Track)
6 Roger McGuinn with Judy Collins: John Riley
7 John Wesley Harding: Canadee-I-O
8 Bernice Reagon Johnson with Kim & Reggie Harris: Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
9 Pete Seeger: Going Across the Mountain
10 Frank Proffitt: Tom Dooley
11 Guardabarranco: Asturias
12 Lila Downs: El Quinto Regimiento
13 Aoife Clancy: Are You Sleepin', Maggie?
14 Alec Stone Sweet: Mrs. Poer, or, the Concerto
15 Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin: Sow 'Em on the Mountain
16 Steve Young: Little Birdie
17 Mike Seeger & Peggy Seeger: Cindy
18 Sharon Katz & the Peace Train: Sanalwami
19 Danny Glover & Rev. Robert B. Jones, SR: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
20 Kim & Reggie Harris: Wade in the Water
21 John Stewart & Darwin's Army: Bay of Mexico
22 Tommy Sands with Dolores Keane & Vedran Smailovic: Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Friday, March 24, 2023

Just found out about Roger McGuinn participation on folk CDs

Better late than never…I just found out that Roger McGuinn plays and sings on two CDs by Makem & Spain:

Sessions Vol. I

New Folk Records NRF 3522 (2014)

Sessions Vol. II

New Folk Records NRF 7522 (2016)

Saturday, March 18, 2023

R.I.P. Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon, ex-drummer for Derek & The Dominos, died March 13, 2023

Gordon performed on hundreds of notable recordings in the 1960s, including Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (1966), Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers by Gene Clark (1967) and The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds (1968) to name but a few.

Read the impressive list of his session work here:

Saturday, February 18, 2023

New album by Bennett Wilson Poole to be released in March

New album by Bennett Wilson Poole to be released in March

Album title = I Saw A Star Behind Your Eyes, Don't Let It Die Away

Details And Pre-Order Here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

« New » Flying Burrito Brothers live CD just released

« New » Flying Burrito Brothers live CD just released

Italian label Appaloosa has just released a CD with a live concert by The Flying Burrito Brothers recorded at Sage, Germany on October 30, 1985.

To avoid copyright problems, the album is credited to “Greg Harris Live With Sneaky Pete And Skip Battin” (omitting drummer Jim Goodall on the way).

You can order it here:

Thanks to Thomas Aubrunner for the info.

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) 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