Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “A Song for You”

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.

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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.

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