- THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS: The Gram Parsons Archives Vol.
1 - "Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969" Amoeba / Fontana AMO 002 (2007) Band: Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Chris Ethridge, Sneaky Pete Kleinow & Michael Clarke.
Other tracks also with Burrito members: - GENE CLARK: The Lost Sutdio Sessions (Sierra SACD 7001) Flying Burrito Brother track: She darked the sun - with Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Michael Clarke & Bernie Leadon.
Musicians on other tracks: Clarence White, Al Perkins, Herb Pedersen, Leon Russell, Byron Berline, Spooner Oldham, Chris Ethridge ...... Gram got more heavily involved in drugs and after recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident he returned to the band but with an very unprofessional and undisciplined attitude started missing rehearsals and shows, much to the chagrin of the remaining members.
In February 1969 the Flying Burrito Brothers were featured on the same program with The Byrds at the Boston Tea Party (Feb. On the closing night of the gig the Byrds stood on the stage for an hour and a half with most of the Burritos and they did every song they could think of.
The band continued playing local shows along the west coast with the most popular venues in LA being the "Troubadour" and the "Palomino" where Clarence White occasionally sat in when not touring with the Byrds.
Only one single was released during this period and the "A" side "The Train Song" was recorded after the album sessions backed with "Hot Burrito No. The producer of the "The Train Song" was Larry Williams, aided by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Clarence White was helping out on guitar.
Gram eventually recorded it again for his solo "Grievous Angel" album, So, in early 1970 with the band were still playing locally around L. and awaiting the release of the new album, they went back into the Sound Factory studios to record a cache of old country standards and some current material from the likes of John Fogerty , The Bee Gees & the Rolling Stones.
However the consensus of opinion, notably Chris Hillman, is that these recordings were only loose demos and not recorded for release as an album and as such remained unreleased for a number of years before being made available in the wake of Gram's death.
Carbajal, Frank Blanco, Tommy Johnson, Buddy Childers Tracks: Lazy Days / The Image Of Me / High Fashion Queen / If You Gotta Go / Man In The Fog / Farther Along Older Guys Cody, Cody / God's Own Singer / Down In The Churchyard / Wild Horses Along with the Rolling Stones, The Flying Burrito Brothers played at the infamous Altamount Festival in December 1969, and the film of the concert "Gimme Shelter" includes a short clip of the band performing "Six Days On The Road".
Also around this period it is known that the band attempted an unreleased version of Gram's "$ 1000 Dollar Wedding" that the other members of the band hated.
In early 1968 Gram accepted an offer to join the Byrds and along with Chris Hillman, who had a country / bluegrass background prior to the Byrds, they persuaded Roger Mc Guinn into taking the band down a country music sounding route for upcoming sessions for their next album. The replaced tracks remained unreleased in Columbia's vaults until the 1990's when they finally saw the light of day on the "".