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Acetate single - outtake from the "American Dreamer" soundtrack

Whin Oppice has acquired the original acetate of this unreleased Gene Clark song.

Hereunder is a picture this rarity:


And here are the lyrics:

Jimmy Christ
Nobody knows the pain I feel
From an old rugged cross
Or on a movie reel
When I sit there all alone
And my thoughts I can't conceal
Rhyming every word as if it
Wasn't really real
Jimmy Christ
He's been produced
And he's been spliced
He's been crucified
Do you think
He should be denied? 

And finally, Whin's comment:

According to Johnny Rogan, Gene did three songs for the movie American Dreamer.

Jimmy Christ is an outtake. It clocks in at a brief 1:33, opens and closes with harmonica - typical Gene format.

I've not seen the movie so I don't know how the lyrics might fit.

Either way, the song could easily be Gene describing himself.

Views: 1010 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-06-15 | Comments (0)


Andrew Gold passed away in his sleep last night Friday, June 3rd......He would have been 60 in August.

Andrew was a fantastic solo artist, but also a big Byrds fan, and the founder / leader of Byrds tribute band BYRDS OF A FEATHER.

R.I.P.

Views: 869 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-06-05 | Comments (0)


Roger McGuinn’s new CD, a 23 tracks collection of sea shanties called CCD (get it?), will go on sale at concerts, at McGuinn.com, at CDBaby.com (and maybe at Amazon.com) on June 3, 2011.


Views: 1170 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-06-02 | Comments (0)

From Byrds Collector Whin Oppice:

CALL FOR RECORDINGS AND YOUR ATTENDANCE

I am thinking about organizing a Gene Clark Unreleased Recordings Listening Symposium to be held in Kansas City this fall.

It would be an opportunity to share our musical treasures with fellow collectors whom most of us have never met.  All are welcome.

No recording devices allowed in the meeting room. Collectors can present their unreleased Gene recordings, enjoy the camaraderie and ensuing discussions by all in attendance.

To fill out the bill, Dan Torchia of Kansas City will be available to give an overview of his documentary on young Gene Clark before the formation of The Byrds.

How does the idea appeal to you? Write me at folkrock65@yahoo.com. I need to evaluate how much interest there might be.

Thanks - Whin Oppice

Views: 1191 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-05-25 | Comments (0)

New CD just released by Sierra Records:

Roger Bush, Billy Ray Lathum & Clarence White: Bush, Lathum & White (The Kentucky Colonels Trio)


SHUCKING THE CORN

CHUG-A LUG

SHE'S NO ANGEL

SALTY DOG

JUST STAY AROUND

DIXIE BREAKDOWN

MOCKING BANJO

ONCE MORE

GREEN CORN

RUEBIN'S TRAIN

DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN

FLOP EARED MULE

BLACK EYED SUSIE

SALLY ANN

CUMBERLAND GAP

SHADY GROVE

These recordings were made in the summer of 1964

Views: 750 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-05-17 | Comments (0)

Three songs by Brandon DeWilde (and friends – featuring Gram Parsons) have recently appeared in digital format.

They are said to have been recorded on November 9, 1965 with the embryonic International Submarine Band (Gram Parsons-guitar & vocals, Tom Snow-keyboards, John Nuese-guitar, Mickey Gauvin-drums, Ian Dunlop-bass, and New York session musician Buddy Lucas-harmonica).

You can listen to all three tracks in their entirety by clicking here (you will be taken to another webpage)

http://www.rememberingbrandon.net/Filmography---Discography.html
Views: 811 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-05-11 | Comments (0)


The second Piedmont Brothers Band (or better Piedmont Brothers Project) CD titled "Lights Of Your Party” is ready to be pressed in both the USA and Italy.

It will be out through the Flyin’ Cloud Records label in US (ref. FC059 - www.flyincloudrecords.com) and through the weekly magazine TEMPI (www.tempi.it) in Italy.

Above is the US release CD cover (while the italian one will be different for the joy of collectors).

We have the pleasure to announce that the Crown Prince Of The Rickenbacker 12 String, our good friend Horst-Peter Schmidt from Germany (leader of Different Faces and Starbyrd) is guesting with his trademark Rick on the song "My Brother”.  

The liner notes have been written for the US edition by Aldo Pedron and for the italian edition by Raffaele Galli and Paolo Vites.

More info here : www.piedmontbrothersband.com

Recommended by Byrds Flyght.

Views: 806 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-05-07 | Comments (0)



Jim Dickson in 1967 during the recording sessions for the David Hemmings Happens LP.

Famous record producer and early Byrds manager JIM DICKSON passed away on April 19, 2011 in Costa Mesa , Ca.

He produced recordings by The Byrds, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Clarence White, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons...and many other artists outside the Byrds circle.

Condolences to his family and friends.
Views: 772 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-05-03 | Comments (0)


The best 14 tracks from Kaffenberger And Antonacci's early 1980s Christian Folk-Rock LPs SOMEONE GREATER and PILGRIM, plus one bonus track, have finally been digitized, remixed and remastered with some tasteful Rickenbacker Electric 12-String guitar (à la The Byrds) added to seven of the tracks. 

All the music is in the style of Neil Young - Byrds - Buffalo Springfield

These 15 total songs are available through CD Baby at this link (digital download only):

cdbaby.com

There are 30-second previews available as well as detailed track information.  For those folks interested only in tracks with the Rickenbacker, those are clearly marked in the online notes.
Views: 771 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-04-24 | Comments (0)

The Byrds' Younger Than Yesterday album has been re-released on CD by the Audio Fidelity label (AFZ 110)


It's a high quality 24 kt Gold, Limited, Numbered Edition CD, remastered from the original mono master tapes by Steve Hoffman.

Views: 1209 | Added by: Byrds-Flyght | Date: 2011-04-14 | Comments (0)

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