5 Things We Know On A Sunday
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1. I don’t listen to Jerry Jeff Walker near enough these day. Here’s to you, ol’ Skinny Dennis. (This video here is GOLD-You’re welcome!) I associate music with time and place. Jerry Jeff will always be Red River, New Mexico and in particular a jeep road around Fourth Of July Canyon and The Old Pass road.
2. There’s never been a better couple of folks singing together than Johnny Cash and June Carter. Ever. A close second might be Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter. After that, everyone else is playing for third, and no one wants to finish third.
3. Tons of folks have recorded Buddy Holly songs over the years. No one has done a better job of capturing the feel, pacing and voice than Joe Ely. Find a version of him doing “Not Fade Away”. Any version. Heck, we’ll help you out here. Off of Ely’s “Live Shots” album.
4. Speaking of Waylon, his version of Kris Kristofferson’s “Loving Her Was Easier” on “Live ’76 ” is the best you’ll ever hear. Kris gave away a lot of songs and this one landed exactly where it should. Here ya go: Waylon.
5. “The Electric Horseman” gave us a lot of great things, including a fantastic half-time show put on the by the Texas Tech Goin’ Band From Raiderland in the 1980s. It also gave us some of Willie Nelson’s best music. If you only listen to one Willie song today, and why would you limit yourself, then listen to the one that plays over the closing credits. “Hands On The Wheel”. As good as it gets. And maybe more hard-hitting today than ever before. . .