Tag: Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Tuesday 2/22/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)

Déjà Vu is the second studio album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first as a quartet with Neil Young. It was released March 11, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It topped the pop album chart for one week and generated three Top 40 singles: “Woodstock”, “Teach Your Children”, and “Our House”. It was re-released in 1977 and an expanded edition was released in 2021 to mark its fiftieth anniversary. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 148 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Certified 7x platinum by RIAA, the album’s sales currently sit at over 8 million copies. It remains the highest-selling album of each member’s career to date.

  1. “Carry On” 4:26
  2. “Teach Your Children” 2:53
  3. “Almost Cut My Hair” 4:31
  4. “Helpless” 3:33
  5. “Woodstock” 3:54
  6. “Déjà Vu” 4:12
  7. “Our House” 2:59
  8. “4 + 20” 2:06
  9. “Country Girl: Whiskey Boot Hill – Down, Down, Down – “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)” 5:11
  10. “Everybody I Love You” 2:21

David Crosby – vocals all tracks except “4+20”; rhythm guitar on “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Woodstock,” “Déjà Vu,” and “Country Girl”
Stephen Stills – vocals all tracks except “Almost Cut My Hair”; guitars all tracks except “Our House”; bass on “Carry On,” “Teach Your Children,” and “Déjà Vu”; keyboards on “Déjà Vu” and “Everybody I Love You”; organ on “Carry On” and “Woodstock”; piano on “Helpless”; percussion on “Carry On”
Graham Nash – vocals all tracks except “Almost Cut My Hair” and “4+20”; piano on “Woodstock” and “Our House”; organ on “Almost Cut My Hair”; rhythm guitar on “Teach Your Children”; percussion on “Carry On” and “Country Girl”; tambourine on “Teach Your Children”
Neil Young – vocals on “Helpless” and “Country Girl”; guitars on “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Helpless,” “Woodstock,” “Country Girl,” and “Everybody I Love You”; keyboards, harmonica on “Country Girl”
Greg Reeves – bass on “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Helpless,” “Woodstock,” “Our House,” “Country Girl,” and “Everybody I Love You”
Dallas Taylor – drums all tracks except “Teach Your Children” and “4+20”; tambourine on “Teach Your Children”
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar on “Teach Your Children”
John Sebastian – harmonica on “Déjà Vu”

Artist Countdown: Neil Young Top 25 Hits 8:10pm ET #NeilYoungDay

NeilYoung09Neil Percival Young OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 35 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young’s work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic (folk and country rock) and electric (amplified hard rock, very often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.

Young is an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School, an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young himself, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California. Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship. On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba, and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Comes a Time
2 Heart of Gold
3 Harvest Moon
4 Long May You Run
5 Old Man
6 Rockin’ In The Free World
7 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
8 Cinnamon Girl
9 Southern Pacific
10 This Note’s For You
11 War Song (with Graham Nash)
12 Mansion on the Hill
13 Change Your Mind
14 Ten Men Workin’
15 No More
16 Touch the Night
17 Mr. Soul (Parts I and II)
18 Long Walk Home
19 When You Dance I Can Really Love
20 Get Back to the Country
21 Old Ways
22 Weight of the World
23 Over and Over
24 Are There Any More Real Cowboys
25 Rust Never Sleeps Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

Artist Countdown: David Crosby Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @thedavidcrosby @CSNofficial

DavidCrosbyDavid Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash (who are sometimes joined by Neil Young); and CPR. Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN.

This countdown is a compilation of David Crosby music with The Byrds, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, Solo work and Crosby Stills & Nash.

1 Wasted on the Way  (CSN)
2 Just a Song Before I Go  (CSN)
3 Southern Cross  (CSN)
4 Got It Made  (CSNY)
5 Mr. Tambourine Man  (Byrds)
6 Teach Your Children
7 Ohio  (CSNY)
8 Turn! Turn! Turn!  (Byrds)
9 Eight Miles High   (Byrds)
10 Our House  (CSNY)
11 All I Really Want to Do   (Byrds)
12 Marrakesh Express  (CSNY)
13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes  (CSNY)
14 American Dream  (CSNY)
15 Live It Up  (CSN)
16 Woodstock  (CSNY)
17 Too Much Love to Hide  (CSN)
18 That Girl  (CSNY)
19 So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star   (Byrds)
20 My Back Pages   (Byrds)
21 No Tears Left  (CSNY)
22 Mr. Spaceman   (Byrds)
23 Night Time for the Generals  (CSNY)
24 Fair Game (CSN)
25 5D (Fifth Dimension)   (Byrds)
26 War Games (CSN)
27 Set You Free This Time  (Byrds)
28 Have You Seen Her Face  (Byrds)
29 Lady Friend   (Byrds)
30 Goin’ Back  (Byrds)
31 This Old House  (CSNY)
32 Please Let Me Love You  (Byrds)
33 It Won’t Be Wrong  (Byrds)
34 Out of The Darkness (Crosby & Nash)
35 Music Is Love
36 Spotlight  (Crosby & Nash)
37 Hero  (with Phil Collins)
38 In My Room  (with Carly Simon and Jimmy Webb
39 Southbound Train (Crosby & Nash)
40 Return of The Grievous Angel (with Lucinda Williams)