Townes Van Zandt: Flying Shoes 12"
The final Townes Van Zandt studio record before a nine-year-long mid-'70s recording drought, Flyin' Shoes has the advantage of Van Zandt's usual stellar songs, a famed producer (Chips Moman) and a boatload of first-class sidemen, including Jimmy Day, Randy Scrugg, and Spooner Oldham. The production is reasonably spare, allowing the quality of the songwriting and Van Zandt's creaky voice to shine through. Stand out tracks include "Snake Song," "No Place to Fall," "When She Don't Need Me" and a rare cover of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love."Tags: country