Essential Listening: Willin’ In LA – The 1976 Broadcast (CD) by Linda Ronstadt

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WILLIN IN LA - The 1976 Broadcast (CD)

Linda Ronstadt was arguably the most popular female vocalist in America when she recorded a series of shows on her 1976 US tour for the KingBiscuit Flower Hour.

With the help of some savvy producers and a great band of supporting musicians dedicated to making her sound as good as possible,Ronstadt continually delivered great covers from Buddy Holly, Eric Kaz, Dusty Springfield, Lowell George, Paul Anka, The EverlyBrothers and Willie Nelson. She mixes up-tempo rockers like her re-make of "You're No Good" and the Motown classic, "Heat Wave" with tender ballads such as theEagles' "Desperado" and her friend Karla Bonoff's tear jerker, "Someone To Lay Down Beside Me."

In all, it was always an incredibly well-rounded set of material when Ronstadt took the stage. This show was no exception. Ronstadt would remain a female musical icon through most of the early 1990s, when she plunged into more eclectic musical projects andcollaborations.

1. That'll Be the Day 02:43

2. Love Has No Pride 04:39

3. Silver Threads and Golden Needles 02:40

4. Willin' 03:28

5. It Doesn't Matter Anymore 03:46

6. When Will I Be Loved 02:38

7. Crazy 04:25

8. Lo Siento Mi Vida 04:30

9. Love Is a Rose 02:14

10. Hasten Down the Wind 02:37

11. Band Intros 00:55

12. You're No Good 05:01

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