Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jan 17, 2016
This is a very rare recording of Emmylou Harris from 1966 at the Cellar Door in Washington DC. A Dick Cerri had a Sunday night radio show in Washington DC until 1993. Dick also hosted folk concerts at the Cellar Door. On a radio show, later in time, he played this recording. I do not know who a Fletcher is, as she thanks this Fletcher, as I believe Fletcher was the feature act and this was the encore part of the concert, based on what he says to the audience, you stayed. Then Ms. Harris mentions a Mike who wrote the song she is about to sing. I do not know who this Mike, as my thinking it, it could be a Mike Auldridge, but I am not sure.
I do not have a un copyright picture to use for this youtube, so I used the mountains of Acadia National Park. I also have a rare recording of John Denver and Shawn Colvin from the Dick Cerri show on youtube. Search the name and Dick Cerri as that will get you to the youtube.

Thanks to westernmaryland1928.


Arthur Mervyn said...

Emmylou: "This is dedicated to Mike, who wrote it, and to his motorcycle." Wrote beautiful songs and owned a motorcyle--a good combination!

On westernmayland1928's YouTube video page for this song, Fletcher DuBois comments that he was the one who introduced her. I couldn't find any song by the late Mike Auldridge that looked like this song (judging by the titles) and searching for the lyrics produced no results.

Thanks, Gordon, for the post!

squatlo said...

My god, she was already dazzling people on stage when I was twelve! Don't you wish we had video of this performance? Sounds as if she was influenced by Joan Baez and the other folkies of the day.

Thanks for this post!