While indulging my frequent music video ADHD I followed a YouTube trajectory to a series of videos of Jamey Johnson doing classic cover of Waylon Jennings and Patsy Cline and the like . One really caught my eye, it was Johnson not only covering, but joining with none other than country music legend George Jones on Willie Nelson classic “Yesterday’s Wine.” And it had only 751 views!! What a find!
“Yesterday’s Wine” is the title cut from Willie’s 1971 album and, in 1982, Merle Haggard and Jones recorded a duet of “Yesterday’s Wine” which became a number one single on the country chart. Not everyone can fill The Hag’s boots but Johnson and Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr do a fine job. And, ladies and gentlemen , if that went enough the great Atlanta-based Southern Rock band Blackberry Smoke is backing them up. As one twitter follower responded when i posted it “Dayum!”
I was puzzled where the track came from and discovered, through the power of the google machine , that it’s included as a bonus track on Blackberry Smoke’s “Little Piece of Dixie” (2010.) I guess i should have payed more attention that that fine album!
Behold the greatness!