Townes Van Zandt

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  1. Townes van Zandt

    Townes van Zandt

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    American songwriter

  2. Pancho And Lefty

    Pancho And Lefty (1982)

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    "Pancho and Lefty" is a song written by country singer and songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Often considered his "most enduring and well-known song," Van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Emmylou Harris then covered the song for her 1977 album, Luxury Liner. Also in 1977, Hoyt Axton recorded it on his album Snowblind Friend. The song became a number one country hit in 1983 when Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson adopted it as the title track of their duet album Pancho & Lefty. Steve Earle performs the song on his 2009 album Townes, which consists of songs written by van Zandt, Earle's friend and mentor. Canadian country artist George Canyon recorded a version of the song with Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy on Canyon's album Classics II, released in November 2012.


  3. Townes

    Townes (2009)

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    Townes is a 2009 Steve Earle album on which he pays tribute to his friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt by covering his songs. According to a New West Records press release, "The songs selected for Townes were the ones that meant the most to Earle and the ones he personally connected to (not including selections featured on previous Earle albums). Some of the selections chosen were songs that Earle has played his entire career ('Pancho & Lefty', 'Lungs', 'White Freightliner Blues') and others he had to learn specifically for recording.


  4. Our Mother the Mountain

    Our Mother the Mountain (1969)

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    Our Mother the Mountain is the second album by country singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in 1969. It is considered to be one of his greatest recordings and features some of his best known works, including "Be Here To Love Me", "Snake Lake Blues" and "Our Mother The Mountain".


  5. The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1994)

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    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt is a 1972 studio album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. It was the second album that he recorded in 1972, and a follow-up to High, Low and In Between. The album is considered by many to be his best and features two of his most covered songs, the Western outlaw ballad "Pancho and Lefty" and the gentle love song "If I Needed You". The album also includes several cover songs, the definitive version of "Sad Cinderella", and Van Zandt's most experimental track, the darkly psychedelic epic "Silver Ships of Andilar".


  6. No deeper blue

    No deeper blue (1994)

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    No Deeper Blue is a 1994 studio album by Texas country/folk singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. This was Van Zandt's first studio album of original songs in seven years following, At My Window and the last to be widely released before his death on New Year's Day 1997.


  7. Waiting Round To Die

    Waiting Round To Die (1977)

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    "Waiting Round to Die" is a folk/country song written and recorded by Texas singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt. One of Van Zandt's more famous songs, "Waiting 'Round to Die" chronicles the life of a fictional drifter as he passes sadly through the experiences of an abusive father, the abandonment of his mother, drug and alcohol abuse, fast women, and even prison. The song appeared first on Van Zandt's debut album, For the Sake of the Song, in 1967, and later on his 1969 release Townes Van Zandt. Several live albums, notably Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas also feature the song.


  8. Live at the Old Quarter (Houston, Texas)

    Live at the Old Quarter (Houston, Texas) (1905)

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    Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas is a double live album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The recording captures Van Zandt in a series of July 1973 performances in an intimate venue early in his career. The Old Quarter was a small venue (18 by 38 feet) operated by Rex "Wrecks" Bell and Dale Soffar that could comfortably accommodate 60 patrons. More than 100 jammed into the room on the night of these recordings.


  9. Delta Momma Blues

    Delta Momma Blues (1971)

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    Delta Momma Blues is the fourth album by country singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in 1971. Unlike his previous albums, which were influenced by Appalachian folk and country music and recorded in Nashville, this album was blues influenced and recorded in New York City.


  10. Live & Obscure

    Live & Obscure (1987)

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    Live and Obscure is a live album released by folk/country singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1987. It was recorded at 12th and Porter in Nashville, Tennessee on April 19, 1985.


  11. Townes Van Zandt

    Townes Van Zandt (2007)

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    Townes Van Zandt is the third release by country singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in 1969. It includes re-recordings of four songs from his 1968 debut album, including the first song he ever wrote, "Waitin' Around To Die".


  12. Live At McCabe's

    Live At McCabe's (2003)

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    Live at McCabe's is a live album released by Folk/country singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1995. It was recorded at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California and is a limited edition. Only 2000 copies were printed.


  13. High, Low and In Between

    High, Low and In Between (1996)

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    High, Low and In Between is an album by country singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in 1972. The album was recorded in L.A. and showcases what Van Zandt himself considered to be one of his most well written songs, "To Live Is To Fly".


  14. At My Window

    At My Window (1992)

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    At My Window is an album released by Folk/country singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1987. This was Van Zandt's first studio album in the nine years that followed 1978's Flyin' Shoes, and his only studio album recorded in the 1980s. Although the songwriter had become less prolific, this release showed that the quality of his material remained high.


  15. Roadsongs

    Roadsongs (1994)

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    Roadsongs is an album released by folk/country singer–songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1993.


  16. Flyin' Shoes

    Flyin' Shoes (2011)

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    Flyin' Shoes is an album released by folk/country singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1978. It was his first album of original material in five years and was produced by Chips Moman.


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