My last reflection was on a Linda Ronstadt solo album , and I promised the next would be on this record, for the trio of Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris is receiving a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Parton and Harris have been more important to country music, but it was Ronstadt whose music I loved first. This album, though, surpasses anything any of them could have done on their own, for it takes three already outstanding voices and puts them together in three-part harmony that can only be described as chilling.
I should have a review on that project soon, but what I keep coming back to with the trio is that groups like El Coyote and others that are carrying on this tradition of three-part harmony in these modern days overwhelmingly lean toward the folk end of the spectrum. And to those that discount Linda Ronstadt as a singer of pop and rock who only crossed over into country briefly, this record and the other Trio material should solidify her place in country music history. It is true I came to appreciate these records first because of Linda, but each of the three has a highlight on this album.
More than their individual highlights, though, this record is about the magic of these voices together, an album that none of them could have made without the others. They do all this perfectly, and bring character to these songs that none of them could have achieved on their own. Their star on the Walk of Fame is well-deserved, and this album has earned its iconic place in country music history.
It is a happy coincidence that this reflection comes the week of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt being granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and yes, in honor of that distinction, the next one of these will be on the Trio record released by the three of them in Reflections: Before we had crossover stars like Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood, and before we had Americana types like Whitney Rose and First Aid Kit reimagining this blend of classic country and vintage pop, there was Linda Ronstadt.
My parents listened to classic pop and rock, and my earliest memories of music are of this style.
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