November 28, 2012
The weather is getting mighty chilly here in Chicago. You'd think uptempo classic rockers would keep at bay the winter blues. But on colder days, the warmth of pedal steel, a delicate harmonica line and a hook-laden beat with a lazy shuffle ... that warms the bones. Texan cowboy B.W. Stevenson died in 1988 at the age of 38, with a VERY well-known hit under his belt, but much, much more that went under-appreciated. Up on deck today are two delicious slices of B.W's countrified Americana.
Off the self-titled LP from 1972:
And two years later, the hit that reached the world but sadly missed the country charts: