Music I’m Listening To

Turn this one way up. The neighbors won’t mind.

Lone Justice was a country rock band formed in 1982 featuring lead singer Maria McKee, who later went on to a solo career. “You Are the Light” is a song on their self-titled debut album, which was released in 1985.

   Headline: “Country icon Tom T. Hall is among the songwriters who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.”

   Question: What the hell took so long?

   In addition to Hall, John Prine, Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf (Cat Stevens) will be inducted at a ceremony in New York City in June.

“Orange Blossom Special” is one of those songs that every band who plays it tries to do it faster and better than every other band that’s ever played it. Most bands fall far short. To my eyes and ears, this group comes awfully close to the top.

Live on the Late Show with David Letterman, preceded by the ending of “I Will Always Love You.”

From Wikipedia:

   “Reggie Grimes Young Jr. (December 12, 1936 – January 17, 2019) was an American musician who was lead guitarist in the American Sound Studio house band, The Memphis Boys,and was a leading session musician. He played on various recordings with artists such as Elvis Presley, Merrilee Rush, B.J. Thomas, John Prine, Dusty Springfield, Herbie Mann, J.J. Cale, Dionne Warwick, Roy Hamilton, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, the Box Tops, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Joey Tempest, George Strait, and The Highwaymen.”

   From Reggie Young’s only solo album, Forever Young, released in 2017:

An ode to Woolworth’s, a store that at one time was a mainstay of small town America, if not the world, but which you have to be of a certain age to remember now.

The year before, 1963, was the year I bought my first Bob Dylan LP. Can it really be that long ago?

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