Good morning, musicologists, and Happy Mothers’ Day to all you mothers (literally and figuratively speaking) out there. We’ve got a great new Album of The Week from Emmylou Harris and then we’re ‘Under The Influence’ starting mid-afternoon.
Here’s your Sunday Funday lineup:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Pieces Of The Sky by Emmylou Harris NEW!
Emmylou Harris returns with our Album of The Week released on February 7, 1975 (my 21st birthday). This time it’s her second studio release and the first on a major label. It is a tour de force without a doubt. She covers songs by Dolly Parton, Lennon & McCartney, Charles & Ira Louvin, and Rodney Crowell, among others. But the most beautiful song on the album is one she co-wrote with Bill Danoff, Boulder To Birmingham, written for the great Gram Parsons, who passed in 1973.
3:00 p.m. Under the Influence: Various Artists
Hell, it’s always a good day to tune in, turn on, and drop out as far as I’m concerned. It’s a subject of many an artist, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glen Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man and more!
We’re on track for a beautiful day here in the Boston area. The sun is shining and it’s nice and cool out today. Great day to open the windows and turn it up. So, it shall be. We’re on 24/7 and we’re commercial-free. And we’ve got The Music Mermaid at the helm. What could be better?