Saturday, January 02, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Welcome to the first post of the new year/decade here at PYY. It just so happens that it's Saturday, which means the weekly music post.

In keeping with the spirit of the "New Year", I thought we'd check out some great songs performed by "NEW Riders of the Purple Sage". For those of you who aren't familiar with them, they were a spin-off from the Grateful Dead.

Up first is a tune about what the Indians used to call "firewater":

This one was originally released by the Stones as a parody of the "crying in your beer" sub-genre of C&W. These guys do a great job covering:

Here's a slower one, for all you slow dancers out there:

This one is from 1973, one that most will recognize when they hear it. It was their best known and the one that put them on the FM map:

Enjoy and continue to stay safe.


Z said...

Didn't they have a HUGE hit there one time or another? These don't sound familiar to me but I'm certainly well aware of the band name and I liked what I heard. Some of it's almost rockabilly...THE BAND type of stuff (be still, my foolish heart!)

I hope you have a very good year, LA. xxx

LASunsett said...

Panama Red was the only song close to a hit. They attracted a pretty good cult following, but nowhere near that of the Dead.

Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart did actually play with them at first.