IF I COULD ONLY FLY

Latest update on 08/05/2017

Artist: Blaze Foley
Author: Blaze Foley
Label: Epic
Year: 1979

Limited edition (1.000). Reissued on cd Duct Tape Messiah (Zoot Art).

Covers:

1987:

Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson ["The best country song I've heard in 15 years" - Merle Haggard]

1988:

Blaze Foley [Live at Austin Outhouse, his second home, one month before his death]

1988:

Kimmie Rhodes

2000:

Merle Haggard [on cd If I Could Only Fly]

2002:

Jim Dickinson

2008:

Ruud Hermans

2011:

Gurf Morlix

2012:

Nanci Griffith

2017:

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Blaze Foley was Townes Van Zandt's and Lucinda Williams' drinking pal. Townes gave him a tip of the hat in Blaze's Blues, Lucinda in Drunken Angel. The cd Live At The Austin Outhouse contains most of Blaze's official output. All the rest is on limited pressings with busted record companies, if not on stolen tapes or even lost masters. Blaze was the outlaw singer-songwriter personified, slept where he could. Proceedings of this live recording were due to benefit the local homeless people, in fact they were used to offset his own funeral expenses.

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