Bear Music #46

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There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…

The story goes that Emmylou Harris was sitting in an airport starring reflectively beyond the large, grubby windows at an American Airlines plane readying for take-off.  Heavy rain was pelting the shiny, metal wings, which beamed brightly through the grey morning. As the silver bird taxied up the runway, turned, and climbed weightlessly into the heavy clouds, wings drooped back like some grievous angel. Emmylou sat back and stared out the window as the jet disappeared into the clouds in a matter of seconds. Her albums recently had all started to climb the charts as quickly as that DC-10 had done. Elite Hotel was there for over fifty weeks. She had become the bonafide star Gram Parsons, in his short life, had never become.

But she had not forgotten him. She would never forget him. Just listen to the albums. He is there, climbing the charts with her.

Emmylou wrote the “Tulsa Queen,” a train song of her own composition that just might bring tears to your eyes. It is no mistake that it is also about her close friend Gram Parsons:

Lately I speak your name too loud
Each time it comes up in a crowd
And I know that when I do
The Tulsa Queen and you
Are gone

Emmylou Harris – Tulsa Queen

Emmylou Harris – Tulsa Queen

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15 Comments on “Bear Music #46”

  1. I think Bolder To Birmingham tells the story better…

    And I don’t want to hear a sad story
    Full of heartbreak and desire
    The last time I felt like this
    I was in the wilderness and the canyon was on fire
    And I stood on the mountain
    In the night and I watched it burn
    I watched it burn, I watched it burn

  2. When she formed the Hot Band in the mid 70’s she had some of the best musicians on the planet. James Burton, Glen D Hardin and Ronnie Tutt from Ghost of Elvis’s band as well as Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito. Brilliant!

  3. I have the album “Luxury Liner” on LP which I bought in 1977. The photos on the sleeve are from about the same time as this video, and are amazing. I wore the LP out on crap turntables, and replaced it with a CD, but the LP sleeve I kept!

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