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Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels…

March 26, 2014

Nah, still here in Chicago. But today I came across a song that put me in a Gram Parsons frame of mind.
Jim James (in disguise as Yim Yames) doing a slow burn cover of a song I dearly love. (How did I miss this?)

This song became an instafave the moment I heard it years ago on the “Return of the Grievous Angel” tribute to Parsons, performed with soul and sexy swagger by Raul Malo and the Mavericks. Juicy.

But here is the man who gave it to us. The record version always sounded so tame to me compared to the cover. But listen to Gram & the Flying Burrito Brothers jam live. Maybe I haven’t appreciated the original enough. Better late than never.

Let me know what stuff you love to see and hear remade, revamped, remodeled, reworked. Cause the good stuff, it’s worth keeping.

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