" I arise in the morning torn between a desire to inprove the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." -E.B.White

Monday, May 24, 2010

None For the Shepherd

I stumbled on this sorting through the Blaze Foley tubes, mostly amateur covers. This is by Carlene Jones with harmony by the Duct Tape Messiah himself. Probably a little rarefied for most tastes, but I like it a lot.


5 comments:

Kevin Triplett said...

Thanks for posting this video! This was shot by Hank Sinatra in Houston, Texas in 1988. Carlene Jones was a close friend of Blaze's and he loved this song of hers. Maybe because he was homeless himself and maybe because his grandfather was an itinerant Pentecostal preacher. Seems like all of Blaze's friends loved harmonizing with him. Thanks again.

Gunnar Berg said...

Insightful indeed. Thanks. How'd you happen to find this so fast?

reverend dick said...

Blaze Foley is raw and unpolished soul music.

Leah Rae said...

Are there anymore songs by Carlene Jones? Someone that writes like that must have penned some other great songs....

Gunnar Berg said...

Leah,
As far as I know Carlene hasn't written anything else. But then again virtually nobody knew about Blaze until after he died too.

Thanks for reading. I appreciate it.