The late Phil Everly was born January 19, 1939 – R.I.P.
Here are two Dylan covers by The Everly Brothers & Bob Dylan singing two songs made famous by The Everly Brothers.
The Everly Brothers
I can hear the turning of the key
I’ve been deceived by the clown inside of me
I thought that he was righteous but he’s vain
Oh, something’s a-telling me I wear the ball and chain
My patron saint is a-fighting with a ghost
He’s always off somewhere when I need him most
The Spanish moon is rising on the hill
But my heart is a-tellin’ me I love ya still
Abandoned Love (from their 1985 Dave Edmunds produced album Born Yesterday)
Continue reading January 19: The late Phil Everly was born in 1939 – The Everly Brothers and Bob Dylan
Phil Everly made a wonderful and important contribution to music history. We are so sad to hear that a great hero of ours is gone. Thank you for your sweet harmony, Phil.
We have dug up two fine documentaries about The Everly Brothers and their influence in music history, both are fantastic and a fitting celebration on this sad day.
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers chronicles the
lives of the famous Everly Brothers. This singing duo made
of brothers Don and Phil is considered one of the most
relevant artists of the country and rock-and-roll genre.
With comments by:
Ted Everly (cousin)
Jason Everly (Phil’s son)
Felice Bryant (songwriter)
Snuff Garrett (record producer)
Ron Coleman (bass player)
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers:
The Next is, Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984), part of the BBC Arena series, shows the Everly Brothers as they trace their lineage, starting in their coal mining hometown of Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. With performances from the Everly’s and their family.
Songs of Innocence and Experience:
There’s a scream inside everyone of us at every moment. And every one of us has had the experience of listening to a record and feeling that scream take over. Release. Abandon. Let it all out. Rock and Roll for me is about Eros, not Logos, which is paradoxical since my job is putting the experience in words.
~Paul Williams (Author’s note)
One of our favorite authors here at JV is Paul Williams, and…. he did write about other stuff than Bob Dylan.
We all love lists, so I’ll try out a new series of posts honoring one of his lesser known books:
Rock And Roll: The 100 Best Singles
..the list is chronological, starting back before the beginning and going through the 50′s and the 60′s and the 70′s and the 80′s, and ending for the sake of convenience in 1991. So #1 is not supposed to be ‘better’ than #100. It just got in the line first.
My criteria are simple: the song has to have been released as a seven-inch 45 rpm single in the United States or Great Britain (Robert Johnson’s 78 rpm ten-inch is the exception that proved the rule), and it has be “rock and roll” according to my subjective evaluation…
~Paul Williams (Author’s note)
All quotes are from the book.
Here is #11 – 20
Continue reading Rock and Roll: 100 Best Singles – according to Paul Williams – Part 2