Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Song For You

I have absolutely no reservation in saying that Gram Parsons is arguably one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time. The man helped start an entire movement know as "country rock" by singing songs of heartbreak, involving himself with drugs and alcohol, and wearing nudie suits(see pic). While he made music not only as a solo artist, but with The Flying Burrito Brothers, and the International Submarine Band, perhaps his greatest musical endeavors come from his work with The Byrds. Their album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo is universially recognized as the greatest country rock album of all time.

But with that, I wanted to share with you a song from his 1972 solo effort, G.P. The song that is the inspiration for the title of this blog, and arguably one of the greatest songs of all-time. Gram Parson's "A Song For You" along with a very soulful rendition of the song by Ryan Adams' former band, Whiskeytown, recorded for a Gram Parsons tribute album. Enjoy.

  • Gram Parsons - A Song For You

  • Whiskeytown - A Song For You

    Blogger Gregory said...

    Hey man, love the website. I follow our dear tempermental Mr. Adams myself, and I'm in the process of sifting through the however-many albums he's put up on the dot-com. that said, i found your website because i've been starved for whiskeytown's cover of "a song for you", and you had it posted. is there any way you could pretty please (please please?) repost it? it would be a lifesaver - the song has long been lost from my hard drive, forever to remain in ex-gf captivity. thanks dude.

    2:46 AM, December 08, 2006  

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