Sound & Groove: "Come Fly With Me" Part 1

 
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A troubled, yet gifted and highly envied songwriter, Townes Van Zandt's career was often interrupted by long bouts of inactivity after the early 70s- mainly due to his battles with manic depression, drug and alcohol abuse that ultimately cut short his life at age 52 in 1997. But in his late 60s and early 70s prime, he formed into one of the preeminent figures of the growing singer-songwriter movement, but of the wing that consisted of musicians steeped in the country and/or bluegrass sensibilities of the South finding success with a folkier style that played to the coffee houses of hot spots such as San Antonio, Austin, Nashville and Memphis. One of his best tracks from his only studio album released between 1973 and 1986 (Flyin' Shoes) is featured on Part 1 of this S&G theme.

A troubled, yet gifted and highly envied songwriter, Townes Van Zandt's career was often interrupted by long bouts of inactivity after the early 70s- mainly due to his battles with manic depression, drug and alcohol abuse that ultimately cut short his life at age 52 in 1997. But in his late 60s and early 70s prime, he formed into one of the preeminent figures of the growing singer-songwriter movement, but of the wing that consisted of musicians steeped in the country and/or bluegrass sensibilities of the South finding success with a folkier style that played to the coffee houses of hot spots such as San Antonio, Austin, Nashville and Memphis. One of his best tracks from his only studio album released between 1973 and 1986 (Flyin' Shoes) is featured on Part 1 of this S&G theme.

This is the 5th official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. This is the 1st in a 2-part theme on songs about flying. Whether it be be air travel, space travel or any other type of trip into the hemisphere. It's all fair game for another series of tremendous tunes you'll hopefully enjoy. And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam-packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I play edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, because each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all.

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Track Listing:

1. Jet Boy- New York Dolls (1973)

2. First Plane Home- The Flamin' Groovies (1974)

3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel (1998)

4. Flyin' Shoes- Townes Van Zandt (1978)

5. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)- Blondie (1977)
6. January In The Halifax Airport Lounge- Bruce Cockburn (1975)
7. Blues From An Airplane- Jefferson Airplane (1966)
8. Sky Trane- The Rascals (1971)

Info of note:

Intro- "Rock & Roll Creation" by Spinal Tap (1984)

Outro- "Big Bottom” by Spinal Tap (1984)
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