The below bootleg even has Joni another song about a rock leading man, this time it follows ‘For Free’ and it’s ‘The Circle Game’ and the moody attitude of Neil Young. “There was a friend of mine who had just left a rock and roll band to become a folk singer” she goes on that Young had felt over the hill after the age of 21. It all adds up to a quite wonderful afternoon listen.
~ Far Out Magazine
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b. July 17, 1950.
If you don’t know her personal life story, do yourself a favor …
The album reflects the time and place it was created yet holds up beautifully because it’s, well, beautiful.Candy Leonard, Culture Sonar
July 16, 1982 ~ Zevon releases “The Envoy.”
The album was poorly received — in sales and by Warren’s record label. In fact, they dropped him shortly after its release sending him into a month’s-long tailspin. The whole episode forced him to get sober and straight and he stayed that way for the rest of his life.
I’m not sure why the album did poorly ‘cuz it’s classic Zevon. I can’t do without “Ain’t That Pretty At All” and “Never Too Late for Love” can still choke me up.
“It’s really hard right now not knowing when we’ll be able to do that again. You know, we’re always bitching about the planes, the hotels. But, in reality, I just love performing for the fans who’ve been seeing us for 40-years. That’s what I miss most. Seeing our fans.”
In the early 1990′s, her voice and song “Tom’s Diner” was used in the refinement of the MP3 by Karlheinz Brandenburg, the German computer programmer. He found that Vega’s voice was the perfect template with which to test the purity of the audio compression that he was aiming to perfect.
Happy birthday, Suzanne …
July 10, 1967 ~ Bobbie Gentry releases “Ode to Billie Joe.”
One of the greatest songs ever recorded. Its genius is that some 52 years later, people still talk about, discuss, wonder and enjoy. And that voice …
June 30, 1971 ~ The Captain releases his second solo album. A few noteables stop by to lend a hand: Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. Hell, famed rock photog Henry Diltz even does some backing vocals work.
Lucinda’s Grammy Award winning album is released on June 30, 1998. It’s my fav from Lu and features appearances by Emmylou Harris and The Hardore Troubadour — Steve Earle.
Some call it one of the greatest alt-country albums ever and it sits at #304 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.