Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
No one ever accused Bob Dylan of not recognizing talent. He recruited Emmylou to sing backing vocals on Desire, his 1976 followup to Blood on the Tracks. The 29-year old singer's response to Dylan's request is lost to history, but it mut have been along the lines of "Yes."
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I'm very influenced by landscapes, not so much the way places look as the way the names sound. In this country we've got so many cultures, and the place names - the Spanish names and the Indian names, which are so incredibly musical.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
A little unusual in that Linda plays the guitar on this track. Emmylou is a bit of an ethereal presence until the very end when we finally get to see all of her. The song, of course, is one written by Hank Williams.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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"Strong Hand (Just One Miracle)," from Stumble Into Grace, begins at 4:15, preceded by "If I Could Only Win Your Love."
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I hadn't heard Emmylou sing this song before I discovered this clip. Here she sings the song made famous by the great French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This is just a slide show, but it's worth it just to listen to the song.
Here is Edith's version.
Je ne regrette rien means "I regret nothing," which is another way of saying No Regrets. That's a song written and performed by Tom Rush. Here it is.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
An interesting trio, Emmylou with Charlie Louvin and Vern Gosdin. This is really Charlie's song with the others singing harmony. Bit of a shame really, as Vern has one of the finest voices in country music (and I won't even mention Emmylou. Oops, too late). To illustrate this point here's Vern and Emmylou singing Love Me Right to the End: