Archive Fun: Emmylou Harris

Born in Alabama and raised in North Carolina and Virginia, Emmylou Harris began playing the guitar at 16. A few years later, she recorded her first album, Gliding Bird. In the early 1970s, she moved to Los Angeles and teamed up with Gram Parsons, with whom she made two recordings. After Parsons’ death in 1973, Harris made her major-label debut with Pieces of the Sky. Now, with dozens of albums and countless awards, including 12 Grammys, she maintains a widespread and loyal following.

Emmylou first appeared on A Prairie Home Companion in 1985 and has been a fan favorite ever since. In 1987, A Prairie Home Companion broadcast 18 shows leading into the final broadcast on The Disney Channel. These shows remain the video diary of the early years of A Prairie Home Companion and a few of the favorite musical performances, sketches and monologues were gathered together in A Prairie Home Collection, which includes Emmylou’s performance of “The Sweetest Gift – A Mother’s Smile” with Kate MacKenzie, Garrison Keillor and a very young Vince Gill. The rights prevent us from posting the video footage of this incredible performance but Emmylou was game enough to appear in a Guy Noir episode years later, which you can watch below:

Listen to 'Abraham, Martin and John' (starts at the 1:03 mark) >>> 

In 2005, the Prairie Home Companion staff asked listeners what their favorite broadcasts were and the memories that went along with them. Arthur Alarain from New Orleans stated that while he was recovering from a car accident for 6 months, the only thing he could recall during that period was this Emmylou Harris performance of “Abraham, Martin and John.” The song was written in 1968 by Dick Holler as a tribute to the memory of 4 assassinated Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy and originally recorded by Dion.

Listen to 'Boy from Tupelo' (begins at the 1;23:25 mark) >>>

Emmylou visited the show in the year 2000 and shared songs from her Red Dirt Girl ablum. Emmylou has always been better known as a performer than as a songwriter but on this album, she wowed fans and critics alike with a set of 12 hauntingly beautiful songs, most all of them original compositions including this song about Elvis Presley called “Boy From Tupelo.”

Listen to 'If I Could Only Win Your Love (audio no longer avail)

Charlie Louvin and his brother Ira are known to the world as The Louvin Brothers who Garrison has stated “made the most gorgeous duet recordings and still all these years later, you listen to the Louvin Brothers and admire them; absolute perfection!” “If I Could Only Win Your Love” was included on Emmylou Harris’ major label debut album Pieces of the Sky and was her first hit song, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Country chart. This version was performed with Jon Randall during our New Year’s Eve broadcast in 2006.

The Big Blizzard

Emmylou Harris performed on one of the most memorable shows for the production crew. In 1993, A Prairie Home Companion was broadcast live from Birmingham, AL just as a blizzard hit the region. Thirteen inches of snow fell and the town was paralyzed. The crew had to shovel out the satellite dish so that program could be broadcast. About an hour before the show, Emmylou phoned from her bus on the road and they were 55 miles out of town at a dead standstill. At 5pm, A Prairie Home Companion began its broadcast with no musical guests. Emmylou came through the stage door at about 5:20pm and went right on stage to perform a duet with Garrison sans soundcheck or rehearsal. The night’s other guest group arrived just in time to join in on the finale. This predates the online archive so we do not have any audio to share but it certainly makes for a great story and lets you know what a fearless and dedicated performer Emmylou Harris is. Russ Ringsak wrote a great recollection of the events of the storm in article called 'Buried in Alabama.'

LIVE PHC Performances by Emmylou featured on Archive CD releases:

'Next Time I'm in Town'  Listen >>>   BUY >>>

'Love Hurts'  Listen >>>   BUY >>>

'Driftin' Too Far from the Shore' Listen >>>   BUY >>>

 

 


269 comments

  • It gladdens my heart to be out here to say a word of thank you to Dr Isikolo. His page (https://isikolo-temple.com)
    I never thought I would be able to see my marriage work again despite the fact that everything had already been working against me, Dr Isikolo came to my rescue. I had a problem in my home which made my husband left and I was already pregnant and it became difficult for me to cope without him in my life. His family supported me all along but no one could help reunite us back except Dr Isikolo who responded at the time I needed help the most. He got the problem fixed and my husband returned back home to me just after 48 hours because he was still living in the same city with me. It quite amazing when you find help where you least thought you can get help. Once again thank you Dr Isikolo for all you do to help people in dire need of assistance. Email him via: isikolosolutionhome@gmail.com or WhatsApp him on +2348133261196

    Arlene Brown
  • Overpowering Lost Love Spell Caster in USA UK Canada +27735257866 South Africa UAE Indonesia Singapore Turkey Luxembourg Finland Norway German Spain Sweden Malta Brunei Japan Ireland Iceland Australia Qatar Croatia Austria Denmark Netherlands Romania Belgium Greece Belarus New Zealand Switzerland Cyprus Poland Estonia Egypt Fiji Wales Bahamas Taiwan Czech Republic Serbia Palau Lithuania Malaysia France Bulgaria Jordan Chile Algeria Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Lesotho Italy Philippines Honduras Finland Hungary Mexico Macedonia Argentina Syria China Hong Kong Myanmar Kuwait South Korea Morocco Tunisia Libya Sudan San Marino Israel.. Maamarazaq of spiritual love spells is a renowned powerful worldwide lost love spells caster, Powerful Psychic Love Spells that work, Love Potion and Binding for Love, Marriage Protection Spells, Fortune Spells, Free Love Tarot Reading, Black and White Magic spells, Witchcraft Spells, Best Traditional Spiritual Healer, Herbalist, Sangoma with trusted Spells, Top online spell caster and many you’ve ever heard. Are you feeling the pain and sadness of a break up and desperate to get your ex back? Things are not easy for you. Call ☎:/What-Sapp: +27735257866 OR Email:sheikhmbuga5@gmail.com https://maamarazaq.doodlekit.com http://bestlovespells.over-blog.com https://mamarazaq.blogspot.com https://maamarazaqspellscaster.podbean.com Maamarazaq for urgent and effective assistance You don’t understand your ex’s behavior the things he says. You still love your ex but says: "It’s over

    maama razaq
  • I want to publicly thank Recovery Nerd, a professional private investigator and a certified expert in Bitcoin Recovery Services, for their assistance in helping me recover the money I lost to fraud. An online manipulation artist who represented themselves as knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Crypto investments conned my wife and myself. My $356,000 worth of funds were put into cryptocurrency. I was left helpless after the fraud tricked us and had to spend hours looking for a Crypto recovery service to get my money back. The specialist I found was Recovery Nerd. I just had to be patient after describing my situation to the expert, and all of my money was returned to my wallet in less than 72 hours. Thank you Recovery Nerd for your excellent assistance in getting my money back. Recovery Nerd can be reached through various channels like:
    Email: hack060@cyberservices.com
    Website: https://recoverynerds.com/
    Whatsapp: +1 765 745 2408

    Philip Morgan
  • ARE YOU A VICTIM OF INVESTMENT OR NFT SCAM? DO YOU WANT TO INVESTIGATE A CHEATING SPOUSE? DO YOU DESIRE CREDIT REPAIR (ALL BUREAUS)? SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH AN ETHICAL HACKER ASAP TO GET STARTED.

    Let us show you the art of Ethical Hacking….!

    EMERALD HACKS is a financial regulator, PRIVATE investigation and funds recovery body. We specialize in cases as regards ETHICAL HACKING, CRYPTOCURRENCY, FAKE INVESTMENT SCHEMES and RECOVERY SCAM. We are also experts in CREDIT REPAIR, we analyze what’s impacting your score.
    All software tools needed to execute RECOVERIES from start to finish are available in stock.
    Kindly NOTE that the available tools does NOT apply to CREDIT FIX.

    Be ALERT to FALSE reviews and testimonies on the internet, the authors and perpetrators unite to form a syndicate.

    Contact our team as soon as you can via the email address below to book a mail meeting with an ethical hacker.
    emeraldhacks(.)org@gmail(.)com

    Stay Safe out there !

    Recovery Intel
  • At Facebook, I connected with a crypto investment group called Capitalix fx. Every year the group manager would select their top 30 most active investors getting well engaged in the trading activities in the group and reward them accordingly through a variety of trading packages including a multi-investors package where you can invest together with a certain group to unlock a 500% profit return. Selected Investors would quickly top up their portfolio balance and alert the VPs of their group who will in turn confirm their buy-in, then we’re supposed to await the trading period of 2weeks before receiving our returns. Last year, I was among the 30 selected investors even though I was still in my first 6 months, I was quite surprised but I then It felt like an opportunity to amass more profits from the company, so I quickly gathered as much funds as I could and deposited into my account as per the companies terms and conditions. One week in and the company website shut down, i tried speaking with the group admin but she wouldn’t respond to any of my messages and she went on to remove me when i threatened to report her account. I resorted to hiring a hacking recovery company in a last ditch attempt to save my family, I had lost everything and we were now feeding from hand to mouth. As luck would have it, I came to know about a reputable and trustworthy recovery company SWIFT RECOVERY FIRM through a twitter post which quickly prompted me to get in touch with the team using one of their contacts info that I had copied from the post Email: swiftrecoveryservice006 @gmail.com It didn’t take long before their team responded to me and they accepted to take on my case after reviewing everything, within 48 hours the team anonymously extracted back my funds from the scammers back into my wallet, they’re my knight in shining armor and I strongly recommend them to everyone else out there. You can also reach them on WhatsApp on +1 786 684 0501

    Rocky Hepfner

Leave a comment