This adaptation of Frans' list is unofficial and incomplete. We are interested in every Townes song covered and/or recorded by any other artist no matter where or when, commercially available or not. Please e-mail corrections and additions to:
Note: POET (front cover, left) is a tribute album featuring 15 songs written by Townes and recorded by 15 name artists and/or groups. It would be a great beginning for your collection of TVZ songs by others.
SETUP OF LIST: Artist (or group)/TVZ Title/Album/Format/Label/Number/Year
Indicates new or revised listing. Click here for others not yet added to this list.
White Freightliner Blues/Still Feeling Blue/CD/Mozo City/73 Q
Night Train (co-written w/Townes)/You Can't Relive the Past/Appleseed Records/CD/2000
The Blue March (aka The Iris -co-written w/Townes)/You Can't Relive the Past...
The Road (co-written with Townes)/You Can't Relive the Past...
Pancho And Lefty/Snowblind Friend/LP/MCA/MCA-2263
Azure Ray (group)
For the Sake of the Song/November/CD(EP)/Saddle Creek/2002
Song sample quite dreamlike and posted on site and at amazon.com.
Banahan, Michael (current band: Rig the Jig)
Tecumseh Valley/Tecumseh Valley/CD
Tecumseh Valley/Living in the Piesting Valley/CD
To Live's to Fly/Living in the Piesting Valley/CD
Tecumseh Valley/Alive & Kickin'/LP/.../
White Freightliner Blues/As Is/LP/CBS/84989
White Freightliner Blues/Boxcar Willie & Friends/CD/Success/22518CD
Pancho And Lefty/Sally Barker/CD/Hypertension Music/883 240 (HYCD 200103)
Bell, Rex "Wrecks"
- Be Here To Love Me/Dog's Life/CD/Romeo Records/
- Don't Take It Too Bad/JTVZ & Wrecks Bell LATOQ Galveston/CD/Romeo/RR003/2004
- If I Needed You/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- I'll Be Here In The Morning/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- Lookin' For You/JTVZ & Wrecks Bell LATOQ Galveston/CD/Romeo/RR003/2004
- Lungs/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- Marie/J.T. Van Zandt & Wrecks Bell LATOQ Galveston/CD/Romeo/RR003/2004
- Nothin'/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- Pancho And Lefty/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- Rex's Blues/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
- Rex's BluesListen/Dog's Life/CD/Romeo/
- Tecumseh Valley/Wrecks' Blues/CD/Romeo/
(Also: Scroll down for Hemmer Ridge Mountain Boys)
Note: Wrecks used to play bass for Townes and Lightnin' Hopkins. He co-owned The Old Quarter (Houston) and now owns and runs The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe on Galveston Island.
Mr.Mudd And Mr.Gold/Live Newmarket/CD/Collectors/
Mr.Mudd And Mr.Gold/10 Songs Rehearsal Tape/Cassette/Collectors/
Left photo: Townes and Vince at the Cactus Cafe, Austin, Texas, Jan. '96. Photograph by Sarah Wrightson.
The new CD by Vince Bell.
Release date: April 2007
If I Needed You/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Marie/Live in:de studio 1999/CD/collectors/A band from Holland.
Demo CD w/very fine "Marie."
No Lonesome Tune/Travels With Broudy/LP/ARI/AD 2011
The Catfish Song/Live Wilbert's Cleveland,OH/Promo Single CD/MCA Records/MCA3P-90127
Where I Lead Me/Kenai Dreams/CD/Thursday Records/OMC0008
Townes also sings along on the first track. This is one of Marq's fave albums.
Pancho & Lefty/Old MCDonald/.../Worpt Records/
Note: Although David has no commercially available recordings at this time (December 2006), he is a long-time favorite at live music events in the North Texas area and almost always seems to work in a nice cover of at least one TVZ song. Those that come to mind in this moment are "No Lonesome Tune," "If I Needed You," and "Snowing on Raton."
Note: "New Year's Day" (David's tribute song for Townes) is the #8 track on David Byboth's first CD, My Mind's Eye, released March 2008 (Spygoat Music 89673).
Pancho & Lefty/Home recording/... /Collectors/
You Are Not Needed Now/Not So Low/CDEP/Collectors/ (Casal, Neil & Kenny Robin - From Erlend Tormodsgard - Norway - Frans)
Brother Flower/Live at Sala Mara, IT 97/Casette/Collectors/
Snow Don't Fall/Live at The Spitz, London,UK 99/Casette/Collectors/
To Live Is To Fly/Live at Sala Mara, IT 97/Casette/Collectors/
White Freightliner Blues/Live at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh 85/Casette/Collectors/
Chris & Carla (aka The Walkabouts)
Lungs/Nights Between Stations/CD/Glitterhouse/GRCD 383
Don't You Take It Too Bad/Craftsman/2 CD/Philo/CD PH 1184/85.
Don't You Take It Too Bad/On the road live/LP/ WB/WBMS 105.
No Deal/Craftsman/2 CD/Philo/CD PH 1184/85.
No Lonesome Tune/Workbench Songs/CD/Dualtone/80302-01239-2/2006.
To Live Is To Fly (w/Emmylou Harris)/Old Friends/CD/Sugar Hill/1589 1025 4.
To Live's to Fly/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001.
Cowboy Junkies (Townes toured with them.)
Cowboy Junkies Lament/Black Eyed Man/CD/RCA/PD 90620
Highway Kind/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Lungs/'Neath Your Covers/CD (a bonus EP released with the first 10,000 copies of their 2004 album, "One Soul Now").
To Live Is To Fly/Black Eyed Man/CD/RCA/PD 90620
Crowe, J.D. And The New South
White Freightliner Blues/Come On Down To My World/CD/Rounder/11661-0422-2/1999
Be Here To Love Me/A Tombstone Every Mile/CD/Bear Family/BD 15882 GI
Dead Ringer Band
If I Needed You/Already Gone/If I Needed You/Single/Massive/DRB 04
(AMIGOS: All songs on this album written by Townes and sung by Richard.)
Buckskin Stallion Blues/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Come Tomorrow/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Dollar Bill Blues/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Don't You Take It Too Bad/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
If I Needed You/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Loretta/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
No Place To Fall/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Pancho And Lefty/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Snowing On Raton/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Still Looking For You/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
The Catfish Song/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Turnstyled Junkpiled/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
Two Girls/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
White Freightliner Blues/State Of The Heart/LP/RJD Records/RJD-1005
White Freightliner Blues/The Amigos /CD/Brambus/199450-2
(Note: Townes is a real character in Richard's book, THE GULF COAST BOYS.)
I'll Be Here In The Morning/Use It Up, Wear It Out/CD/Depot Recordings/DEPO 12
No Lonesome Tune/No Lonesome Tune/Cassette/Depot Recordings/DEPO 008
Pancho And Lefty/All The Way Down To Italy/CD/Templar/TCD 20 / bootleg
Pancho And Lefty/Hard Times in Alabama/CD/Real Live/36-1/2
(?)Dylan, Bob & Nelson, Willie/Pancho And Lefty/If My Thought Dreams Could Be Seen/CD/Rocks/92135
DYLAN LINK TO RARE LIVE RECORDINGS PAGE: Listen to El Bob singing "Pancho & Lefty."
Note: Townes also recorded some Dylan songs.
Rex's Blues/Hear audio clip of Steve singing it on Debbie's TVZ tribute site (part of Steve fan site). Tecumseh Valley/Train A' Comin'/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3302-2
Two Girls/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
White Freightliner Blues/Rig Rock Deluxe/CD/Diesel Only/Upstart Records/Upstart 025
Steve wrote "Ft. Worth Blues" (EL CORAZON) for Townes.
Dollar Bill Blues/Lost In The Green/CD/No Label/SSP114CD
Nothing/Lost In The Green/CD/No Label/SSP114CD 054
Elliot, Jack w/ Emmylou Harris & Nanci Griffith
Rex's Blues/Friends Of Mine/CD/ 055/1998
Farrar, Jay and Kelly Willis
Rex's Blues/Red, Hot and Bothered/CD/Red Hot/Kinetic/9 45983-2
Fireside/If I Needed You/Hello Kids/CD/.../
At My Window listen/Artist/CD/Agarita/6-70010-2
Nothin'/Stripping Cane Recording Session, 07/03
Loretta/Pocketful of Rain/CD/Texas Music Group/2004
Friedlander & Hall
Pancho & Lefty/Utah Moon/LP/Cough Drop Productions/FH 1925
Pancho And Lefty/Redwood Cathedral/CD/Greentracks Recordings LTD/CDTRAX 158/1998
CORRECTION (July 2007): Someone wrote to say Gaughan is Scottish, not Irish.
UPDATE: Site has been redesigned and URL changed to www.dickgaughan.co.uk/index.html. From his linernotes on "Pancho & Lefty":"I record this as a small personal homage to the fine singer/songwriter. Got this one through Bert, The Mister Know It All of Folk-Rock-Pop music." (?)
Tony covers 7 by Townes
"A Song For"
"Don't You Take It Too Bad"
"If I Needed You"
"Only Him or Me"
"Pancho and Lefty"
"To Live's To Fly"
Marq's review from Kitchen News:
TONY GILLIAM AND SOME OF HIS FAVORITE CATCHES/independent 2003.
Alt titles: HOOK, LINE & SINKER or YOU SHOULDA SEEN THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY!
There's always a Texas connection somewhere in the music you read about on this page, even if it's only passing through my ears. One read through the following song list and it will be obvious to most that "the" Texas connection on Tony's first and fine new homemade CD is Townes Van Zandt. Tony has good ears and a nice way of covering the sixteen big ones featured here, beginning with "The Cape" (by Guy and Susanna Clark) and continuing through "Clay Pigeons" (Blaze Foley), "The Sky Above and the Mud Below" (Tom Russell), "The Messenger" (Ray Hubbard), "Ft. Worth Blues" (Steve Earle), "If I Needed You" (Townes Van Zandt), "Pancho and Lefty" (TVZ),"Brothers" (Ken Burnett), "A Song For" (TVZ), "Nothin'" (TVZ), "Dead Flowers" (Jagger & Richards), "Don't You Take It Too Bad" (TVZ), "To Live's To Fly" (TVZ), "Only Him or Me" (TVZ), "Dublin Blues" (Guy Clark), and "Why Don't You Just Go Home?" (Greg Brown). Tracks 1-8 were recorded at Muzzie Braun's Annual Braun Brothers Reunion in Stanley, Idaho, on August 17, 2002, and engineered by Tony's friend Jack Hardy at his studio in Challis, Idaho, where Tony also makes his home when he isn't splicing wires and avoiding electroshocks. Track 9, "A Song For," was recorded in Jack's studio in 1998, and tracks 10-16 were recorded by Tony in his bunkhouse on a single mini mic/mini disc in February 2002. Jim Morrow gets thanks and credit for "putting this collection together in one place." It's a fabulous mix of songs, and I love the beautiful simplicity with which Tony sings and plays them. He's a damn good finger-picker and there's not an ounce of pretense in his voice -- either that or he's a damn good actor too. Seriously, this is good music, and you can e-mail Tony Gilliam if you want a copy.
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale
White Freightliner Blues/Fair&Square/CD/Hightone Records/HCD 8011
(Also: w/Mudhoney/Jimmie Dale Gilmore/Buckskin Stallion Blues/Mudhoney - Jimmie Dale Gilmore/CD Single /Sub Pop/EFA 08305-2)
Rake/Beckett & Buddha/CD/Strange Ways /EFA CD 11080-26/
Two Girls/Nijmegen Concert/cassette/
Tecumseh Valley/Just West Of Nowhere/Crystal Clear/CD/BF1012/1999
Mike did send me his new CD and wrote on it: 'Franz, I hope Townes would like my version of "Tecumseh Valley". I think he would have. A truly fine version.
Green, Pat (w/Natalie Maines)
Snowin' On Raton/George's Bar/CD/Crystal Clear/CRY 9705 (also: Greenhorse Records-6/15-97)
Tecumseh Valley/Other Voices | Other Rooms/CD/WEA/Elektra/7559 61464 2
Griffith, Nancy/Tower Song/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
also see: Elliot, Jack & Emmylou Harris & Nanci Griffith/Rex's Blues/Friends Of Mine/CD/ 055/1998
Haggard, Merle And Willie Nelson
Pancho And Lefty/Pancho And Lefty/CD/Epic/EK 37958/1983
Haggard, Merle/Pancho And Lefty/His Epic Hits The First 11/CD/Epic/EK 39545
Hamilton IV, George
I'll Be Here In The Morning /Forever Young/LP/MCA/MCA - 3206
(also: 1979 Forever Young. UK MCA Records NICE 3016)
Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold/Split & Slide /Cassette/.../Rainlight Cassette
Pancho And Lefty/Split & Slide /Cassette/.../Rainlight Cassette
Pancho And Lefty/The Radio York Sessions, 19th May, 1987/tape/CD/collectors/
Also see:The Flatlanders for more about Butch Hancock.
Waitin' Round to Die/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
If I Needed You(w/Don Williams)/Cimarron/CD/WB/WB BSK 3603
If I Needed You(w/Don Williams)/Duets/CD/WEA/Warner Bros/7599 257912 2
If I Needed You/Especially For You/LP/MCA/5210
Pancho And Lefty/Luxury Liner/CD/Warner Bros/7599-27338-2
Pancho And Lefty/Luxury Liner/LP/Warner Bros/BC 2998
Rex's Blues/Friends of Mine (w/Jack Elliot & Nanci Griffith)/CD/055/1998
Snake Song/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Snowin' On Raton/Songbird (disc 4, track #11)/CD set/Rhino/2007
To Live Is To Fly (w/Guy Clark)/Old Friends/CD/Sugar Hill/1589 1025 4
Hazydavey (see Ravera, Davide)
Hemmer Ridge Mountain Boys (see Rex "Wrecks" Bell listing above)
Columbine/Live at the Old Quarter Acoustic cafe/CD/?/June 2002
White Freight Liner Blues/Live at the Old Quarter Acoustic cafe/CD/?/June 2002
Cross-ref: Rex (Wrecks)Bell and Mickey White. Townes was at one time a member of the group.
Copies available from Wrecks at The Old Quarter/Galveston
I'll Be Here In The Morning /Isla Mujeres (Island of Women)/Cassette/.../
I'll Be Here In The Morning /Live Newmarket 1998/CD/Collectors/
Hubbard, Ray Wylie
Snowing On Raton/heard in live concert at Uncle Calvin's, Dallas (Date?). Unknown if/when/where recorded.
Kathleen/The Things You Need/CD Single/ rooArt / Warners/2068300026
James, Garry *Updated 1/23/2004 - Wrote to say he performs these titles:
Columbine, Dollar Bill Blues, Don't You Take It Too Bad, Waiting Around To Die, For The Sake Of the Song, If I Needed You, Lungs, My Proud Mountains, None But The Rain, Our Mother the Mountain, Pancho And Lefty, Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria, Rex's Blues, Snowing On Raton, Tecumseh Valley, To Live's To Fly, Tower Song, White Freightliner Blues.
GARRY IS LOOKING FOR AN ARCHIVE RECORDING AND PHOTO OF HIM AND TOWNES CIRCA WINTER OF 1996 OR 1997 AT JOHNNY D'S IN SOMMERVILLE, MASS. PLEASE EMAIL HIM IF YOU CAN HELP. At 12:09 PM 1/20/2004 -0500, Garry wrote: My name is Garry James, a long time Townes fan. I had the priviledge of meeting him and Harold, sorry I can't recall Harold's last name, Edgars or something like that, anyway, Harold the friend with Townes for that tour through New England the winter of 96? or 97?, poor memory here. After the show at Keene, New Hampshire, Harold invited my brother and myself backstage to meet Townes, no doubt Harold could see that we were sincere fans, and myself a singer songwriter, have been doing Townes covers for years, I might not be too popular without them, except of course for the Lightning covers, which were the first songs I learned to play in the Mississippi delta where I grew up in the early 60's. Long story shorter, Townes graciously talked to us for about a half hour or so, he seemed to enjoy the company of a fellow southerner, he remarked that the way I said ain't was obviously genuine, and invited me to bring my 1949 D-18, Martin, to the next night's show in Boston, actually Somerville, Massachusetts, so I did of course, he had us on the guest list, we marched right on in and Townes, with incredible class introduced me as an old friend, immediately removing any jitters I may have had otherwise. I am a performer but you can imagine the excitement of playing on stage with Townes. Although Harold told me, Townes was not expecting me to sing, but had a mic set for me to play some guitar for him, I was invited up, and I went of course, We played, Going out to Denver, and a Lightning medley, I played flawless acoustic, lead stuff since I'd been playing Townes' and Lightning for years we received a standing ovation for a good 5 minutes of roaring applause, it was unforgettable, and many camera flashes nonstop flashing, I sure would like to come across just one of those pictures. You see the night before this event Harold asked the crowd not to photograph, so we did not have a camera with us. Can you possibly direct me to a photo? The club was Called Johnny D's Somerville , there was a very good sound man on the job that night and it may have even been recorded, I thought perhaps you might have some archive of shows from the New England area, he had quite a following up here, As I said I am from Mississippi however I live in western Massachusetts now still doing Townes' great songs, and some of my own, and of course, Lightnin
Johnson, Kevin and The Linemen
Buckskin Stallion Blues/Kevin Johnson and The Linemen/Casette/Royal Pudding Music/
Buckskin Stallion Blues/Kevin Johnson and The Linemen/Parole Music/CD/Sam Records/SAM 003/1998
Second Lover's Song/Where Am I ?/CD/Up records/UP 008/1994
Be Here To Love Me/FEELS LIKE HOME/enhanced CD/Blue Note Records/due out Feb. 10, 2004.
Norah has also recorded Townes' song "Loretta" with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on her newly released DVD "Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live 2004"
K, Paul & The Weathermen
Marie/Leidsekade Live! Volume 2/CD/Mercury/526 717 - 2
Marie/Live Remake/Cassette/Collectors/ Matt Frantz was so kind to send me some remakes from Paul K. Paul K. Is one of the most interesting 'TVZ by Others'artists I think.
Tecumseh Valley/Achilles Heel/CD/Thirsty Ear/thi 57018.2
No Place To Fall/Last Night In Town/LP/MountainRailroad Records/MR 52788
Keen, Robert Earl
Snowin on Raton/Gravitational Forces/CD/Lost Highway/2001
Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Pancho And Lefty/Family in the Wind/LP/Symposium/SYS 2004
Little Willies (The)
No Place to Fall/self-titled/CD/2006
Flyin' Shoes/Step Inside This House/CD/MCA/MCAD2-11831
Highway Kind/Step Inside This House/CD/MCA/MCAD2-11831
If I Needed You/Step Inside This House/CD/MCA/MCAD2-11831
Lungs/Step Inside This House/CD/MCA/MCAD2-11831
(Note: The Rolling Stone page for STEP INSIDE THIS HOUSE has some of the TVZ soundclips scrambled so the titles don't always match the soundclips. They also have a clip for "The Texas River Song" Listen (traditional?) which Townes didn't write but sang so often he ended up making it his own, and Lyle does a nice job covering it here. This is a great album and also has I've Had Enough by Vince Bell)
"Don't You Take It Too Bad" (from the 1988 soundtrack for an Australian TV series called "Stringer."
Special thanks By the Sea band member Brett Millar for listening copy.
You Are Not Needed Now/Sketchy/CD/Blue Rose Records/BLU CD0055
McCallister Jr., Don
White Freightliner Blues/Down In Texas/CD/Appaloosa/AP131-2
Pancho & Lefty/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Rex's Blues(studio version)/WALK BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS/CD/Sugar Hill/SHCD-1060/1998.
Rex's Blues (live version)/LIVE IN AUGHT-THREE/CD/Compadre/March 23, 2004.
Note: Live version does not have "Cotton Eye Joe" instrumental rif after third verse.
Hear soundclips at amazon.com.
Big Country Blues/Shirl Milete/LP/Poppy/PYS 40005
I'll Be Here In The Morning /Shirl Milete/LP/Poppy/PYS 40005
(Note: Mistakes (?) in Poppy history page.)
If I Needed You/Car Tape/Raoul Records/ /2002
A Song For/Live CKLN Radio Toronto/CD/Collectors/ Frans' note: Mike Smeets send again a whole package with songs...
I'll Be Here In The Morning/Rounders' Road/CD/LEA/Jen Music/LJMCD-002
Frans' note: Mikel did send me this new album. Great voice and a very strong 'I'll Be Here In The Morning' to my opinion.
Kathleen/Cupid's Fist/CD/Red Note/EFA 20058-2
Recorded AROUND TOWNES, a demo album of TVZ songs/1996:
If I Needed You (w/Delbert McClinton)/Around Townes/CD/WinterHarvest/WH 3308-2
A Song For/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
All Your Young Servants/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Be Here To Love Me/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Flyin' Shoes/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
I'll Be Here In The Morning/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH
Lungs/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
No Place To Fall/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Nothin'/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Saint John The Gambler/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Tower Song/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Where I Lead Me/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
You Are Not Needed Now/Around Townes/CD/Winter Harvest/WH 3308-2
Mudhoney (see Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
Buckskin Stallion Blues/Mudhoney - Jimmie Dale Gilmore/CD Single /Sub Pop/EFA 08305-2
Snowin' On Raton/Poet Wind/CD/Stockfisch/RTD 357.6017.2
Snake Song/SANCTUARY/CD/Narada-RealWorld/Apr. 6, 2004
Pancho & Lefty)/Totta./CD/EMI/Hi Fidelity/4751482
>NAVEL (Swiss Alt/Rock/Punk band)
Our Mother the Mountain
Live @ Usine Geneve (Part.1, 08:59)
Click here to see/hear video or here to listen to this and other Navel songs now posted on the band's MySpace site:
A note from the band:
Townes Van Zandt, 1969, "Our Mother The Mountain," a song like a feverish dusty dream of stone. "Our Mother The Mountain" was recorded by Townes Van Zandt for his 2nd album, so titled on Tomato Records. Townes died on New Year's Day 1997... The Navelgang recorded this Townes-song because it is more than just a yesterday, and maybe forever in our lungs...Will be B-side of our new single...Navel is on Townes' side or on no-one's side.
Marie/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Pancho And Lefty/Half Nelson/CD/Columbia/CK 39990
New Grass Revival
White Freightliner Blues/Live/CD/Sugar Hill/SH-CD-3771
White Freightliner Blues/When The Storm Is Over/LP/Flying Fish/032
Mister Can't You See (co-written w/Townes)/TVZ Rarities and Unrecorded Songs (from Patrick's collection)
The Queen (co-written w/Townes)/Sings His Own /.../RCA /LSP-4675
Note: Mickey Newbury was one of the first to recognize Townes' songwriting genius and offer a hand up the Nashville songwriting ladder.
Rex's Blues/Live In Holland/CD/Strictly Country Records/SCR-35
Rex's Blues/Roses/CD/Philo / Rounder/CD PH 1137
Snowin' On Raton/Through A Glass Darkly/CD/Philo/Philo 1224
Marq's note: David's "Illegal Cargo," which compares favorably with Woody Guthrie's "Deportees," was at one time a part of the TVZ repertoire (recorded live at The Cat's Cradle - March 11, 1977). This is a truly sad and beautiful song and we can only hope that it becomes commercially available to Townes' fans at some point. Olney was one of Townes' favorite songwriters.
At My Window (Liagn & Logn )/Liagn & Logn /LP/Amadeo/LP 841 122-1
Kurti & Townes Van Zandt/At My Window (Liagn & Logn) /Highway Kinde/CD/Normal/201CD
Parodi, Andrea - "Tecumseh Valley" (translation/Italian - called "Carolina")/Le Piscine di Fecchio.
Recorded Dec. 8, 1984, at the Palace Theatre Unitarian-Universalist Church, Manchester, NH.
CORRECTION (10-22-2006) - Someone (Laurie Frost) wrote to say the location of the recorded concert for that particular CD was the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Manchester, NH."
Related notes (May 2008) - Joe Phillips wrote to confirm Ms. Frost's correction about the location and venue where this now o/p concert album (initially released on cassette in 1985) was recorded. The confusion about this issue was apparently the result of an error in the original liner notes. The album "may be re-released sometime later this year" in an abridged 25th Anniversary Edition re-mixed by the original recording engineer, Gaylord Russell. Our thanks again to Ms. Frost and to Mr. Phillips for information and corrections about this listing.
Pinmonkey - "A retro-leaning Nashville buzz act that regularly performs "If I Needed You" live."
ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS COVER "NOTHIN'" ON RAISING SAND
Clarification: This collaborative effort by Plant & Krauss includes a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Nothin'" as well as "an intriguing selection of songs" by others.
Release date: 10/23/2007
Compact Disc:(CDROUN9075 / 0 11661 9075 2 2)
Long Playing Vinyl:(LPROUN9075 / 0 11661 9075 1 5)
Loretta/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Ravera, Davide (aka Hazydavey)
Colorado Girl/Hazydavey In Holland/Cassette/Collectors/
Rex's Blues/Frontline Serenaders/Cassette/Collectors/
Rex's Blues/The Josh Allen Talkin' Blues/Cassette/Collectors/
To Live Is To Fly/Frontline Serenaders/Cassette/Collectors/
To Live Is To Fly/The Last Blues Of Hell Street/Cassette/Collectors/
Waitin' Around To Die/The Josh Allen Talkin' Blues/Cassette/Collectors/
Note: Davide Ravera is an accomplished guitarist and performing songwriter whose love of Townes Van Zandt songs
has resulted in several unique but so far commercially unavailable recordings. He has translated three TVZ songs into Italian:
Blues del Sanatorio (Sanitarium Blues), Libertino (Rake), and Ti Navigherò (To Live's to Fly).
Click here to visit his listening room (soundfiles page).
Catfish Song/Lost & Found/CD/Sunbird Records/SBD 0008/
Note: WEST TEXAS HEAVEN includes "I'm Gonna Fly" duet w/Townes.
RHONDA HARRIS (group)
The Danish group Rhonda Harris released an album of covers called Tell The World We Tried - The Songs Of Townes Van Zandt in 2006. Five of the tracks are posted (or were at the time of this writing) on myspace.com:
www.myspace.com/norlund (Lungs, Waitin' Around To Die, Two Girls)
www.myspace.com/rhondaharriscph (Kathleen, Rake)
(4 songs: windows media audio tracks/live/collector's NCA/5-12-2007)
My Mother the Mountain
St. John the Gambler
Waitin' Around to Die/New Townes cover available for download at Hans Settler's Insurgent Country Townespage.
Rowan, Peter & The Rowan Brothers
No Lonesome Tune/Tree On A Hill/CD/Sugar Hill/SH-CD-3823
A Song For/Deeper Shades /CD Single/Munich Records/MRCDS 809
Tecumseh Valley/6th Street /CD Single/Munich Records/MRCDS
Mr.Mudd And Mr.Gold/Calvin Russell/CD/Last Call/MN 30712 CD
Nothin'/A Crack In Time/CD/New Rose/Rose 209 CD
The Hole/SAM/CD/Last Call/WAG 304974 2 Again a great rendition of a Townes song by Calvin Russell.
Mister Can't You See/Moonshot/LP/Vanguard/VSD-79312
To Live Is To Fly/Blue Earth/CD/Signature Sounds/SIG 1234
Pancho And Lefty/Details/CD/BMG Ariola/74321 136142
Tower Song/Stranger To Your Heart/CD/ABC Country/522 037-2-4
If I Needed You/Shine On/CD/No Age Records/NAR 001
Shaver, Billy Joe
White Freightliner Blues/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
I'll Be Here In The Morning/Reunion Hill/CD/Shanachie/8027
Skaggs, Ricky & Sharon White
If I Needed You/The Seldom Scene 15th Anniversary celebration live at the Kennedy Center/CD/Sugar Hill/SH-CD-2202
Sorrels, Rosalie Snowin' On Raton/Borderline Heart/CD/Green Linnet Records/GLCD 2119
Stärk, Jim (A Norwegian band)
Like A Summer Tuesday/Morning Songs/ep/
Steneker, Ben & Aurora
If I Needed You/The Best of Dutch Country/CD/Sky/TCD 100.831-2
I'll Be Here In The Morning/In All Honesty/LP/RCA/Victor/LSP 4343
Tecumseh Valley/Dawn Of The Stonemans Age/LP/RCA /LSP 4264
Tecumseh Valley/On The Road/LP/CMH/CMH 6219
Brand New Companion/The Great Divide/CD/Blue Ruby Music/002/2005
Where I Lead Me/Scuffletown/CD/Eminent Records/2001
Texas in Paris
St. John the Gambler (LISTEN@ http://www.myspace.com/texasinparis)
The Be Good Tanyas
Waiting Around to Die/CD/ /2003
Blue Wind Blew/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
If I Needed You/The (Very) Girls/CD/CRS/Steam 001
The Walkabouts & Gary Heffern
Sanatorium Blues/Lift Your Burden Up/CDSingle/Virgin Schallplatten GmbH/7234-894285-2-0
Snake Mountain Blues/New West Motel/CD/Sub Pop/SPCD 81/252
Snake Mountain Blues/To Hell and Back/CD/Glitterhouse/GRCD 356
Kathleen/Kathleen EP/CD/This Way Up/WAY 2833
Kathleen/Live In Amsterdam/Vinyl?/This Way Up/WAY 3299
A Song For/Lawaaizone 98/CD/T&VZ/T&VZ971224
Van Zandt, John T. (Townes' son)
If I Needed You/J.T. Van Zandt & Wrecks Bell LATOQ Galveston/CD/Romeo Records/RR003/2004
Greensboro Woman/J.T. Van Zandt & Wrecks Bell LATOQ Galveston/CD/Romeo Records/RR003/2004
My Proud Mountains/Poet (tribute album)/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Fare Thee Well Miss Carousel (Spanish translation)
Que Te Vaya Bien(lyrics in Spanish), Miss Carrusel/Actos Inexplicables/Cd digipak/Limbo Starr 001/2001(Spain)
Walker, Jerry Jeff
I'll Be Here In The Morning/¡ Viva Luckenbach !/CD/RykoDisc/RCD 10268
Watson, Doc & Merle
If I Needed You/Then and Now/LP/Poppy/LA 002G
If I Needed You/Then and Now/2CD/Sugar Hill/
If I Needed You/Then and Now/LP/United Artists/UAS 29490
If I Needed You/Songs Of A Stranger/CD/Caroline/1704 1608 2
Second Lovers Song/For Women Only/LP/International/SSS7
Pancho and Lefty/Day in the Sun/CD/2000
Williams, Don (see Emmylou Harris listing above)
If I Needed You /Especially For You/LP/MCA/5210
If I Needed You/Cimarron/CD/WB/WB BSK 3603
If I Needed You(Williams & Emmylou)/Duets/CD/WEA/Warner Bros/7599 257912 2
Nothin/Poet/TVZ tribute/CD/Freefalls Entertainment/2001
Williams, Robin & Linda
None But The Rain/Nine 'til Midnight /LP/Flying Fish/FF 359/1985
None But The Rain/Nine 'til Midnight /Close As We Can Get/2CD/Flying Fish/1896 359 4
None But The Rain/Robin And Linda Williams/LP/Flashlight Records/FLT 3033
Two Hands/Good News/CD/Sugar Hill/SH 3832
Willis, Kelly (See above listing for Farrar, Jay)
Rex's Blues/Red, Hot and Bothered/CD/Red Hot/Kinetic/9 45983-2
Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria/Dedications and Dreams
Westerfield's note: "Sonically ethereal cover of already surreal "Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria"
No Place To Fall/No Place To Fall/LP/RCA (1978)/ APL 1-2510/1978
(Also available as double CD -Renegade Picker//No Place to Fall [IMPORT]2001)
(NCA* - NOT COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE)
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