March 31, 2015 Leave a comment
Leon Russell – Gram Parsons
Two very heavily covered songs today.
In the case of the Leon Russell song, it’s a good thing it was covered, because his voice has always sounded “shot” – as if he spent three years trapped in a box, screaming until he bled. But he wrote one of the most beautiful songs ever. Covered by everybody, from The Carpenters to Ray Charles.
Gram could certainly sing his own songs, especially when joined by the lovely Emmylou Harris. I’ve got covers of this song from the Continental Drifters, Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs, and Whiskeytown.