June 19 2013
Photo Credit: David McClister/Courtesy of the artist
It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after her classic work as Gram Parsons' duet partner. Her record company told her to "get a hot band." So she got The Hot Band with James Burton on lead, as well as a newcomer, Rodney Crowell, on rhythm guitar and, more importantly, songwriting. Harris and Crowell's new album, Old Yellow Moon, doesn't necessarily re-create that first album,Pieces of the Sky, but it feels just as good.
In this installment of World Cafe, the two pop in to discuss old times, the music that moves them and Nashville past and present. They also play live and, of course, sing together beautifully.
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This installment of World Cafe was first published on April 12, 2013.
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The Pretenders “She” Return of the Grievous Angel
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris “Bluebird Wine” Old Yellow Moon
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris “Here We Are” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris “Old Yellow Moon” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris “Bluebird Wine” Old Yellow Moon))
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris “Bull Rider” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Emmylou Harris “Sweet Old World” Wrecking Ball))
Johnny Cash "Ring of Fire" Love, God, Murder
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale "I Lost My Job of Loving You" Buddy & Jim
((The Raconteurs “Steady As She Goes” Broken Boy Soldier))
Jerry Douglas "A Remark You Made" The Best Kept Secret
Hank Williams "Hey Good Lookin'" 24 Greatest Hits
Kitty Wells "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kitty Wells
Ray Price "For the Good Times" 16 Biggest Hits
Patsy Cline "I Fall To Pieces" Gold
George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today" The Essential George Jones
((Gillian Welch “Look at Miss Ohio” Soul Journey))
((Caitlin Rose “Pink Champagne” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Hank Williams "Lovesick Blues" Live at the Grand Ole Opry
Waylon Jennings "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" Dreaming My Dreams
Neil Young "The Painter" Prairie Wind