MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS * NANCI GRIFFITH * TIM & MOLLIE O’BRIEN * SONS OF THE PIONEERS * HADEN TRIPLETS * CHRIS HILLMAN * EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL * GENE CLARK & CARLA OLSON * PATSY MONTANA * ROY ACUFF * QUEBE SISTERS * DAVE CARTER & TRACY GRAMMER
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Griffith covers a Townes Van Zandt classic:
Brother-sister act harmonize like only siblings can:
1934 hit for Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers first band:
Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden are three sisters who love to sing. Born in 1971 to a famous jazz bassist father, Charlie Haden, they’ve separately taken on vastly different music projects. When together they sing close-harmony country:
After starting out in rock ‘n’ roll with the Byrds, Chris Hillman moved on to country rock with the Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas with Stephen Stills:
Chris Hillman fronted this band after Souther, Hillman and Furay:
Killer acoustic version of the old Byrds hit:
Great duet of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell:
Former lead singer in the original Byrds line-up:
Patsy Montana (1908 – 1996) was born Ruby Rose Blevins in Beaudry, Arkansas. The following song was the first recording by a female Country & Western singer to sell a million copies. Montana was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
Beautiful harmonies and visuals here. Recommended by Gil Levine:
“Shadows Of Evangeline” is the opening song from Tracy Grammer’s “Flower Of Avalon” CD, her first release after the death of her partner and collaborator, Dave Carter (1952-2002). The recording features nine previously unrecorded songs of Dave’s, plus a tenth ‘traditional’ song.