September 18, 2014 – 5:05 am

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Knoxville, TN 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Unknown venue; May 18, 1979. Good to very good soundboard.

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. But from 1977 until Blue Kentucky Girl in 1979, Harris was playing more “traditional” country - “classic-styled country material in the vein of Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells”.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes:

This is a soundboard recording from Emmylou’s 1979 tour following her Blue Kentucky Girl album… It features guest appearances by Sharon and Cheryl White. The source (which I received in a trade, therefore I don’t have any lineage info) had a short silence in “Sorrow in the wind”, which meant about two seconds were missing. To make it more listenable I’ve edited out one of the repeated “Sweet sorrow in the wind” lines at the end, the one that was incomplete because of the silence. Apart from that everything is there. I’ve also done some EQing and slight noise reduction to make the recording less dull. The results are pretty good.

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Disc 1
Track 101. My Songbird 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 102. One Of These Days 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 103. Sister’s Coming Home 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 104. Blue Kentucky Girl 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 105. Hello Stranger 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 106. Making Believe 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 107. Two More Bottles Of Wine 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 108. Pancho And Lefty 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 109. Luxury Liner 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 110. Save The Last Dance For Me 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 111. Sorrow In The Wind 3:50 (6.4MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 202. Too Far Gone 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 203. Tulsa Queen 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 204. Ooh Las Vegas 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 205. Here, There And Everywhere 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 206. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 207. C’est la vie (You Can Never Tell) 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 208. Together Again 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 209. Queen Of The Silver Dollar 4:47 (8.0MB)
41 mins

Emmylou Harris’s “Wrecking Ball” was reissued on April 8, 2014 (first came out in 1995) in a deluxe three-disc set. Click here to order the deluxe edition of Wrecking Ball.

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  1. 8 Responses to “EMMYLOU HARRIS - KNOXVILLE 1979”

  2. Thanks bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Sep 18, 2014

  3. Wonderful! Thanks Big O can always stand more Emmylou!

    By swappers on Sep 18, 2014

  4. Congratulations on a really special post! Anything with The Hot Band stands the test of time. Speaking of which it was 44 years ago today Master Marshall left….My, how our music tastes have changed…Raised on “Voodoo Child” only to fall in love with “Sister’s Comin’ Home”….

    By harmon on Sep 18, 2014

  5. Excellent! Thanx…………..

    By Timmy on Sep 18, 2014

  6. Probably at The Bijou Theatre
    ( http://www.knoxbijou.com/ )

    By Ric Brooks on Sep 19, 2014

  7. i dont know if the video clip is available anywhere but emmylou was on the dinah show 3 days earlier and did a couple of songs and in all likelihood dinah announced the upcoming show and where it was going to be. here is some info on that episode -


    By darth on Sep 19, 2014

  8. Hey Ric you posted that on my birthday mon.

    By Matches on Oct 7, 2014

  9. The show was at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, with special guest Buck White and the Down Home Folks. 8pm. All seats reserved, $8 & $7. - source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel - May 18, 1979, page 10.

    By Mark Aubrey on Feb 7, 2017

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