“There are two kinds of men. Those who are in love with Emmylou Harris, and those who haven’t met her.” – Willie Nelson
Filmed at the Television Theatre in London for The Old Grey Whistle Test, this 1977 live show features Emmylou Harris and her classic Hot Band lineup of esteemed singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, keyboard wizard Glen D. Hardin, country-rock shredder Albert Lee, bassist Emory Gordy Jr., pedal steel player Hank DeVito, and drummer John Ware. The 40-minute concert includes performances of several staples from the vast Emmylou Harris canon, such as signature slow burners “Pancho & Lefty” and “Together Again,” and blazing renditions of “Feelin’ Single, Seein’ Double” and “Luxury Liner.”
Watch the full gig below.
2 thoughts on “Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band – Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test (1977)”
The electric guitarist is Albert Lee, not Albert Green. Most afficionados would argue that, supremely talented though Albert is, the classic line-up was the earlier one with James Burton on guitar. He and Glen D Hardin were at the core of Elvis’s TCB band, and of the wonderful group of musicians who feature on the fabulous Roy Orbison and Friends video. Albert is a modest soul and I think he’d agree with me.
Who is the fantastic guitarist that was in the old grey whistle test Emmylou Harris hot band in 1977. Emmylou said in a programme on BBC4 Friday the 30 April 2021 that he was an English guitarist – is that Albert Lee?? He doesn’t appear on any lineup for the band??