September 7MP3

September 7MP3

Our 7MP3 for September is a Ross/Juliano cover of The Byrds "Truck Stop Girl" recorded live in 2007. 

You may not know much about this song, but you should. It comes from The Byrds 1970 release Untitled/Unissued. This is 5 years after their heyday with "Turn Turn Turn" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" and the story goes that Columbia screwed up by releasing the record without a title. You can read more about that here. If you like what you hear, check out the Gram Parsons era of The Byrds and their late 60s/early 70s records. Amazing stuff. 

What's always struck me about this version is Jason's delivery of a line towards the end of the song that touches on what happened to our truck driver named Danny. Jason renames him Sammy, which has to be a callout to the one and only Sam Mitcham, who most of our diehard fans know was Seven Mary Three's production and tour manager for nearly 15 years. Luckily Sam doesn't drive a big rig...

Enjoy "Truck Stop Girl". 

Steve

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