Friday, October 9, 2009
In some of my searching for information about John Braden, I ran across a blog called I Witness, run by a gentleman named Ed Leimbacher (who now owns and operates Mister E Books and Records in Washington state). A few years ago, he (re-)published an interview (in 5 parts) that he did in the late 1960s with Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge and Sneaky Pete Kleinow of the Flying Burrito Brothers and I thought it would be of interest to pass them along.
Part I - Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman (plus a few words from Chris Ethridge and Sneaky Pete)
Part II - Parsons and Hillman (plus Ethridge)
Part III - Parsons , Hillman, Sneaky Pete, Ethridge
Part IV - Hillman alone
Part V - Hillman and Parsons
Part I answers a question I've wondered about for some time - that is, how do you spell the "Sneaky" in Sneaky Pete. The Gilded Palace of Sin LP spells it "Sneeky," while other records from the same time period I have seen spell it "Sneaky." Turns out he didn't really care. Kind of anticlimactic, I know.
On a completely unrelated note, this article from the LA Times talks about the backstory to one of the band's classics, "Sin City."