So I was listening this morning to a little bit of blues and some other stuff and then because it’s now on the iPod I decided to listen to an all time favorite album Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1989 album Live at Gruene Hall. I’m a big Jerry Jeff fan and this may be one of his best all around albums It has a plethora of great songs some self-penned tunes and a lot of great covers.
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So the last album that I listened to tonight was Jerry Jeff’s album Reunion. The album includes re-recordings of several of his early songs including the opening track “Maybe Mexico”, “Some Go Home (The Train Song)”, one of my favorites “Morning Song to Sally”. But it did have two new songs that became favorites of mine. “For Little Jessie (She Knows Here Daddy Sings)” which I’m listening to now and still love! Like I said before I’ve traveled down the musical road with Jerry Jeff from this song and the album cover picture of him holding Jessie to “The Wedding” the song he wrote for her wedding that’s on his latest album Moon Child. The other song is one that if I listen to this album again will be stuck in my head i”Got Lucky Last Night”
So I’ve said it many times that I’ve been a Jerry Jeff fan since the first time I heard “Mr Bojangles” and “Ramblin’ Scramblin'” in the late 60’s. Except for the greatest hits type albums and a couple albums I have all of his albums and his music has been rolling around in my head forever! So a when I discovered a while ago that he had released a new collection of songs that he had been singing at concerts I had to order it! The album is Moon Child and it’s collection of really nice JJW music. The highlights for me include a nice cover of Chris Walls’ “The Poet is Not in Today” , a song he wrote for his daughter Jesse’s wedding ” The Wedding Day” and as I listened to the song I thought about my son’s coming wedding and thought they may like it! yeah right! anyway it’s not often that you can stay with an artist through his life from writing about his little girl’s knowing that “She knows her Daddy Sings” through her wedding! After “The Wedding Song” comes two songs about Belize the second one the really nice “Carribean Moon” and then two more love songs “What True Love’s All About” and “The Vows” written for his parent’s anniversary. The album ends with a cover of John Denver’s “Back Home Again”