Sunday, January 29, 2017

Gram Parsons and Phosphorescent

  I've been meaning to make this mix of Gram Parsons and Phosphorescent for a long time - they're both charismatic native Southerners who, after dabbling in folk and indie rock, respectively, hit their musical heights when playing country/alternative country/cosmic American/whatever you want to call it.  And though neither was blessed with a great voice, they both really know how to deliver a song. Oh, and if you're wondering why there's a Byrds song on here, it's because the Byrds initially made the album Sweetheart of the Rodeo with Gram on lead vocals on several of the tracks. But there were some legal issues with Gram so they re-recorded some of the songs with Roger McGuinn on vocals.  And if you want more of either, I suggest starting with Phosphorescent's Willie Nelson tribute To Willie and with Gram's GP/Grievous Angel       

A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise Phosphorescent
Do You Know How It Feels The Flying Burrito Brothers
I Want You Phosphorescent
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) The Flying Burrito Brothers
Blue Eyes The International Submarine Band
Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master) Phosphorescent
The New Soft Shoe Gram Parsons
Tomorrow Is A Long Time Phosphorescent
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels
Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye Phosphorescent
You Can Make Me Feel Bad Phosphorescent
To Love Somebody The Flying Burrito Brothers
It's Not Supposed To Be That Way Phosphorescent
You Don't Miss Your Water The Byrds
Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough) Phosphorescent
In My Hour Of Darkness Gram Parsons