The Gram Parsons Notebook: The Last Whippoorwill

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Gram Parsons was the original cosmic cowboy, a writer and performer who in the 1960s was among the first to combine elements of country, rock, and folk in a soulful, openhearted manner that appealed to fans of all three genres. For this offbeat tribute project, a cadre of respected roots musicians - including Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Jim Lauderdale, Eddie Cunningham, and Carl Jackson -- wrote six new songs drawn from unfinished lyrics found in a notebook Parsons left behind after his 1973 death. There's the country-rock saga "L.A. Customs Blues," on which Jackson, Stuart, Skaggs, and Barry Tashian join in; the elegiac love song "Blessing for Being," which Lauderdale ...
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Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
Gram Parsons was the original cosmic cowboy, a writer and performer who in the 1960s was among the first to combine elements of country, rock, and folk in a soulful, openhearted manner that appealed to fans of all three genres. For this offbeat tribute project, a cadre of respected roots musicians - including Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Jim Lauderdale, Eddie Cunningham, and Carl Jackson -- wrote six new songs drawn from unfinished lyrics found in a notebook Parsons left behind after his 1973 death. There's the country-rock saga "L.A. Customs Blues," on which Jackson, Stuart, Skaggs, and Barry Tashian join in; the elegiac love song "Blessing for Being," which Lauderdale completed and sings here; and the blues-flavored "Last Whippoorwill," sung by Lorna Heinz with Rebecca Lynn Howard. The disc is rounded out with a couple of Parsons' favorite tunes, including the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" and a rousing bluegrass version of The Louvin Brothers' "Cash on the Barrelhead" and brought to a close with a spare, haunting rendition of the Parsons-penned classic "Hickory Wind."
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
No doubt inspired by Mermaid Avenue, the album of Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music and performed by Billy Bragg and Wilco, John Nuese, a former musical associate of Gram Parsons, dug out a notebook of Parsons' with which he had been entrusted upon Parsons' death in 1973 and interested country performers Carl Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, and Larry Cordle in turning some of its contents into songs. The result is nowhere near the significance of the Guthrie album, if only because the posthumous collaborators only had half a dozen lyric fragments to work with. In some cases, they wrote new lyrics, and in all cases they composed music in Parsons' country-rock style. That still wasn't enough material for an album, so the disc is filled out with covers of Parsons songs like "Hickory Wind" and "A Song for You," plus a couple of songs about Parsons and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" with bowdlerized lyrics. There are no lost masterpieces here, but a couple of the songs -- "L.A. Customs Blues" and "Blurry Slurry Night" -- do have some of Parsons' style to them. Featuring performances by the likes of Ricky Skaggs and Marty Stuart, the album is never unpleasant to listen to, but it constitutes a very minor, not to say compromised, addition to the Gram Parsons catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: SHELL POINT
  • UPC: 635759122323
  • Catalog Number: 1223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hickory Wind (0:38)
  2. 2 L.A. Customs Blues (3:34)
  3. 3 Last Whipporwill (3:16)
  4. 4 Blurry Slurry Night - Leslie Satcher (3:18)
  5. 5 Cash on the Barrelhead (3:21)
  6. 6 Barefootin' - Elvis Band (3:09)
  7. 7 Jesus Is More Than a Name - Eddie Cunningham & The Lone Rangers (4:26)
  8. 8 Button (3:05)
  9. 9 Blessing for Being (4:58)
  10. 10 Dead Flowers - Mike Ward (4:12)
  11. 11 Song for You (5:42)
  12. 12 No One Knows I'm Lonesome (3:05)
  13. 13 Hickory Wind (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricky Skaggs Track Performer
Marty Stuart Track Performer
Jim Lauderdale Track Performer
James Burton Track Performer
Carl Jackson Track Performer
Barry Tashian Track Performer
Mike Ward Track Performer
Leslie Satcher Track Performer
Lona Heid Track Performer
Rebecca Lynn Howard Track Performer
Eddie Cunningham & The Lone Rangers Track Performer
Eddie Dunbar Track Performer
Elvis Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ira Louvin Composer
Charlie Louvin Composer
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