Conmemorativo: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Conmemorativo: A Tribute to Gram Parsons

     
 

In his short recording career, Gram Parsons attempted to bridge the gap between country and rock music. Arguably the founder of country-rock, Parson's timeless influence on music is undeniable, and that is perhaps why this tribute works so remarkably well. A diversity of artists are included, with interpretations that range from reverent note-perfect readings, like… See more details below

Overview

In his short recording career, Gram Parsons attempted to bridge the gap between country and rock music. Arguably the founder of country-rock, Parson's timeless influence on music is undeniable, and that is perhaps why this tribute works so remarkably well. A diversity of artists are included, with interpretations that range from reverent note-perfect readings, like the Musical Kings' (featuring Kevn Kinney and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck) version of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Cody, Cody" to renditions that rework the songs, as in Finger's cover of "Still Feeling Blue," which takes straight honky-tonk country and gives it a rockin' Rolling Stones feel. And although he recorded a number of cover versions, every song on this tribute was either written or co-written by Gram. Every phase of his career is also represented in the 17 tracks: from his folkie days in the mid-'60s -- "November Nights" (Coal Porters) to his final recording session in 1973 -- "Return of the Grievous Angel" (Joey Burns and Victoria Williams). Noteworthy is the inclusion of Polly Parsons (Gram's daughter) & Eden performing "The New Soft Shoe." All in all, there really isn't a bad version, and some of them are superb, such as Uncle Tupelo ("Blue Eyes"), Steve Wynn ("Christine's Tune") and Stephen McCarthy("One Hundred Years From Now").

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227126926
catalogNumber:
71269

Tracks

  1. Christine's Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise)  - Steve Wynn
  2. Cody, Cody @@Musical Kings
  3. The New Soft Shoe  - Polly Parsons
  4. November Nights  -  Coal Porters
  5. Sin City  - Boo Hewerdine
  6. Brass Buttons  -  Something Happens
  7. Big Mouth Blues  -  Wellsprings of Hope
  8. Hot Burrito #2  -  Pet Clarke
  9. Blue Eyes  -  Uncle Tupelo
  10. One Hundred Years from Now  - Steve McCarthy
  11. Do You Know How It Feels (To Be Lonesome)  - Carla Olson
  12. A Song for You  -  Walkin Tacos
  13. Still Feeling Blue  -  Finger
  14. Hickory Wind  - Vic Chesnutt
  15. Return of the Grievous Angel  - Joey Burns
  16. Juanita @@Flor De Mal
  17. $1000 Wedding  -  Mekons

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clive Gregson   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer
Kevn Kinney   Vocals
Mekons   Track Performer
Bob Mould   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Gram Parsons   Track Performer
Uncle Tupelo   Track Performer
Victoria Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Vic Chesnutt   Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Something Happens   Track Performer
Steve Wynn   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Barry Goldberg   Piano
Finger   Track Performer
Kevin Fisher   Guitar,Background Vocals
Brendan Croker   Background Vocals,tiple
Carla Olson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Coal Porters   Track Performer
Julie Miller   Background Vocals
Wellsprings of Hope   Track Performer
Billy Block   Percussion
Peter Buck   Electric Guitar
Joey Burns   Bass,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Susan Cowsill   Tambourine,Vocals,Track Performer
Gary Eaton   Electric Guitar
Davey Faragher   Bass
Jay Farrar   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Alan Goldsworthy   Drums
Steve Goulding   Drums
Tom Greenhalgh   Guitar,Vocals
Sid Griffin   Guitar,Vocals
Bryan Harvey   Bass,Bouzouki,Background Vocals,Electric Bouzouki
Michael Heidorn   Tambourine,Cabasa
Boo Hewerdine   Bass,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Holsapple   Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Jenny Homer   Background Vocals
Duane Jarvis   Guitar,Mandolin
Andy Kaulkin   Keyboards
John Keane   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Steel Guitar,Background Vocals
Jon Langford   Guitar,Background Vocals
Michelle Malone   Background Vocals
Steve McCarthy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Track Performer,tiple
Buddy Miller   Acoustic Guitar
Carlo Nuccio   Drums,Background Vocals
Vicki Peterson   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Martin Phillipps   Acoustic Guitar
David Provost   Bass
Brad Rice   Guitar,Vocals
Marty Rifkin   Steel Guitar
Wally Sound   Guitar
Jeff Tweedy   Bass,Background Vocals
Mark Walton   Bass
Bob Rupe   Bass
Bruce Olsen   Background Vocals
Rico Bell   Accordion,Background Vocals
Chris Buessem   Guitar,Background Vocals
Alan Byrne   Bass
David Casanova   Drums,Background Vocals
Marcello Cunsolo   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Dunne   Vocals
Geoff Gans   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Harman   Guitar
Brian Henneman   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Ricky Hicks   Guitar
Mike Hiedorn   Tambourine,Cabasa
Johnny Hott   Drums
John Howie   Drums
Kenny Lite   Bass,Background Vocals
Jim Lyons   Bass
Michael Nold   Background Vocals
Polly Parsons   Vocals
Vincenzo Ruggiero   Bass
Eamoun Ryan   Drums
Dan Seta   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jon Singletary   Bass
Ian Thomson   Bass
Walkin Tacos   Track Performer
Mark Lewis   Percussion,Drums
Pat Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Allen   Background Vocals
Giuseppe Coppola   Drums
Jeff Allen   Bass

Technical Credits

Clive Gregson   Producer
Mekons   Producer
Bob Mould   Producer
Gram Parsons   Songwriter,Composer
Uncle Tupelo   Producer
Something Happens   Producer
Steve Wynn   Producer
Barry Goldberg   Composer
Finger   Producer
Ken Perry   Remastering
David Barbe   Engineer
Tony Bonner   Engineer
Martin Brumbach   Producer,Engineer
Joey Burns   Producer
Pete Clarke   Producer
Lou Giordano   Engineer
Sid Griffin   Producer
Boo Hewerdine   Producer
Peter Holsapple   Producer
Suzie Honeyman   Contributor
Bill Inglot   Remastering
John Keane   Producer,Engineer
David Kenny   Engineer
Gavin MacKillop   Producer,Engineer
Steve McCarthy   Producer
Buddy Miller   Producer,Engineer
Chris O'Brien   Engineer
Charles Rook   Producer,Engineer
Wally Sound   Producer
Sally Timms   Contributor
Saul Davis   Producer
Bruce Olsen   Producer,Engineer
James Schaeffer   Engineer
David Benson   Producer,Engineer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Holly George-Warren   Liner Notes
Jerry Kee   Engineer
Matt Pakucko   Engineer
Jack Petracek   Producer,Engineer
Francesco Virlinzi   Producer
Pet Clarke   Producer

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