Archive for April, 2013

It was only yesterday

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Today, I spent a lot of time in the car traveling to a 60th birthday party in San Francisco and a 40th wedding anniversary party in Alamo.  So perhaps these life events caused me to listen to Bonnie Raitt, one of my favorite artists 40 years ago.

I saw Bonnie perform several times at the legendary Music Inn in Lenox, MA, which was a natural amphitheatre, with a shallow meadow sloping to the stage and a beautiful stand of pine trees beyond.  There were the most amazing shows there during the mid 70s and in addition to Bonnie, and I remember seeing Jesse Colin Young and Emmy Lou Harris,  Renaissance with Jean Luc Ponty, and I know I attended many other shows that have since faded into the mists.

I listened today to one of Bonnie’s Music Inn shows that I downloaded from Wolfgang’s Vault. It ended with her encore performance of the Eric Kaz/Libby Titus song ‘Love Has No Pride.’  I was reminded of the debates I would have with my college friends over whose was the superior interpretation:  Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt‘s, or my favorite, Tracy Nelson (alas, not readily available on-line).

This song has apparently disappeared from the repertoire.  It’s ready for a reprise.