Odds N Ends

Rounding of the Gram theme this week by starting with two essential purchases.

For watching – the Fallen Angel DVD written by ex-Long Ryder and Gram Parsons expert Sid Griffin (on a side note I am reliably informed the two photos that I used in the Grevious Angel post earlier this week were rescued by Sid from an A&M bin in L.A. in 1978 ) and Gandulf Hennig the DVD release contains extra footage that didn’t appear on the original broadcast edition shown on the BBC back in 2004 and is a must watch if you’re a Gram fan, there are contributions from the Parson’s family, Peter Buck and Chris Hillman as well of course as Emmylou and Keith Richards. For reading – Twenty Thousand Roads is an all encompassing biography heavy on the detail – well worth getting your hands on, I am on the look out for a reasonably priced copy of Sid Griffins biog

Gram at Amazon UK

The excellent Band of Heathens have a smart cover of Sin City available for download at their site

Sin City

Original sin  Gram Parsons – Sin City

Hot Burrito #1

Gram Parsons – Hot Burrito #1 (I’m Your Toy)

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels “Live 3/9/73”

From 1973 a rare ? bootleg of Gram Parsons and The Fallen Angels, no more info than the track listing, if you have any details would be pleased to hear from you.

Buckaroo

Gram Parsons – Still Feeling Blue

That’s All It Took

California Cotton Fields

Cry One More Time

A Song For You

Gram Parsons – If You Don’t Love Him (with Emmylou Harris)

Hang On Sloopy

Baby What You Want Me To Do

Bony Maronie

Forty Days (cuts of before the end)

Download Live 1973

Buy GP @ Amazon

Wild Horses

This track is one that was love on first listen for me and the affair still goes on – I heard the Stones version first well before I discovered The Flying Burrito Brothers version which was the first to be released appearing on the bands second album Burrito Deluxe in April 1970, around a year before Sticky Fingers came out.

A quartet of favourites, MOKB has a whole load more.

The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wild Horses (buy)

Old & In The Way – Wild Horses (Wiki)

Elvis Costello & Lucinda Williams – Wild Horses (Live CMT)

And the best Stones version from Sticky Fingers Outakes – with added twang.

Rolling Stones – Wild Horses (Sticky Fingers Outakes)


Grievous Angel – The Gram Parsons Story

Continuing on the Gram theme here’s a fantastic one hour audio documentary hosted by the venerable Bob Harris who takes a look back at the enigma that is Gram Parsons, contributions from Polly Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, Phil Kaufman and some rare words of wisdom from the legend himself.

(Can’t recall how I got this so no acknowledgement)

Grievous Angel – The Gram Parsons Story – Part 1

Grievous Angel – The Gram Parsons Story – Part 2

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