Musical palate cleanser, four-part harmony edition

Finally found a decent clip of what was my favorite performance at last month’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo anniversary tour.  The song, “You Don’t Miss Your Water”, is from the album, and it’s a perfect example of the way Gram Parsons saw a direct connection between R&B and country.

As you listen, wait for the harmony break.  Then tell me you don’t swoon a little over it. (I did.)

Right purdy, that.


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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, four-part harmony edition

  1. truck

    As usual, “Handsome Harry” Stinson is the secret weapon for Marty’s band. His backing vocals are amazing.


  2. Castleberry

    If we get gashed up the middle at UK I’d like to suggest “Call me Al” next week…


  3. Muttley

    This album was my gateway drug to country music, and this song and “You’re Still On My Mind” were the two I picked right up for guitar strumming. I have William Bell’s original Stax album, too, and remember being amazed that it came from soul/R&B.

    In 2012 I saw the Allman Brothers Band pull Bell onstage at Chastain for “Born Under a Bad Sign”- what a treat.


    • Bulldog Joe

      William Bell will be playing the Lucas Theatre (Savannah) next Friday 11/9. His 2016 “This Is Where I Live” release remains on my playlist.

      He can still bring it.


  4. Cynical Dawg

    It’s a disgrace that McGuinn and Hillman refuse to perform with David Crosby over BS religious reasons. As Crosby once said, “There were only ever five Byrds”: Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Crosby, McGuinn, and Hillman. For me, The Byrds only existed through ” Eight Miles High”. Gram Parsons, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, and all the other bit-part players were hired hands and never equity members of The Byrds. If only Gene Clark had stayed on that plane…