Show #214 – Gram Parsons

Ingram Cecil Connor III, November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973.  We celebrated the music of Gram Parsons tonight.  If you’re a musician, you celebrate your life by playing your music.  Music that you sang.  Music that you wrote that other people sang.  Songs that people sang about you.  Who knew.  Who knew that you would have this cult-like status now or be accredited with igniting the fire that would become country rock.  Or Cosmic American Music, as Gram Parsons called it.  Who knew many musicians would cite you as a major influence.  One thing that is for certain, you left the world too soon.  Not yet 27.


Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Gram Parsons We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning GP Reprise
Evan Dando and Julianna Hatfield $1,000 Wedding Return of the Grevious Angel Almo
The Byrds Blue Canadian Rockies Sweethearts of the Rodeo Columbia
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Luxury Liner Rhino
The Pretenders She Return Of The Grievous Angel Almo
Cowboy Junkies Ooh las Vegas Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Romantica Cecil Ingram Conor Shadowlands Last Chance Records
Beck and Emmylou Harris Sin City Return of the Grievous Angel, a tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Wilco One Hundred Years from Now Return of the Greivous Angel, a tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels Country Baptizing Live Warner
The Paladins Strong Boy Slippin’ In Ruf
The Rolling Stones Wild Horses Forty Licks Virgin Records
Gram Parsons California Cotton Fields The Gram Parsons Anthology Warner Bros
The Flying Burrito Brothers Do Right Woman Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 A&M
Chris Hillman Here She Comes Again Bidin’ My Time New Rounder (UMG Account)
Red Meat Kiss the Children Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Gillian Welch Hickory Wind Return of the Grevious Angel ALMO Records
The Byrds Life in Prison Sweetheart of The Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Elvis Costello Sleepless Nights Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Buck Owens And The Buckeroos Loves Gonna Live Here The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 Omnivore Recordings
Dwight Yoakam I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide Dwight’s Used Records Koch
Dwight Yoakam Dim Lights, Thick Smoke 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Dwight Yoakam I Want You To Want Me Tomorrow’s Sounds Today Reprise
Merle Haggard I Am What I Am I Am What I Am Vanguard Records
Merle Hagard Mama Tried Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard Capitol
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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