But that's not quite the end of the story because as we have already seen nothing is ever simple with the Burrito story.
In Nashville Tommy Spurlock and Carlton Moody had co-opted Sneaky Pete into a new recording project dedicated to the Flying Burrito Brothers & Gram Parsons.
However because of John Beland's ownership of the "Flying Burrito Brothers" name, the band called themselves "Burrito DeLuxe" featuring Sneaky Pete and with two other ex Burrito members in Cochran & Lanow the band's activities are included here.
The sessions were recorded at Tommy Spurlock's Nashville Studio and "Camp David" owned by David Vaught in Thousand Oaks, California, himself a brief member of the Burrito's in the 1990's, and who also participated on some tracks playing Bass.
The basic band for the recordings were Kleinow, Spurlock, Lonow, Watson & Moody with the latter two handling most of the vocals although Gib Guilbeau did contribute lead vocals to a couple of songs. This unit was augmented by various Nashville studio musicians such as Glen Duncan, Anthony Crawford, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.
The resulting album "Georgia Peach" was released by Lamon Records in 2002 and contains a mixture of new material and songs associated with the Burritos & Gram Parsons.
|BURRITO DELUXE - Georgia Peach|
- BURRITO DELUXE: Georgia Peach (LAMON RECORDS LR-10299-2 (US) 2002)|
An album dedicated to the Flying Burrito Brothers & Gram Parsons with contributions from former band members
Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Gib Guilbeau & Rick Lonow.
Produced by Tommy Spurlock
Following the album release the band played several shows to promote the album including a short tour of France & Holland. However, Tommy Spurlock & Willie Watson did not perfom any of these live dates so ex "Band" member Garth Hudson who had played on one of the album tracks joined along with bassist David Rowe (later replaced by Jeff "Stick" Davis (ex-Amazing Rhythm Aces) and another ex Burrito, Bobby Cochran.
This line-up continued throughout 2003 until Bobby Cochran left to resume a solo career leaving a stable lineup of Moody, Kleinow, Hudson, Lonow, Davis who in early 2004 recorded a second album "The Whole Enchilada" released in Europe in July on the Corazong label to coincide with a band tour of the UK & Ireland, the US release on Luna Chica followed in August although one song "Goodnight" from the Corazong album was not included on this US album.
|BURRITO DELUXE - The Whole Enchilada|
- BURRITO DELUXE: The Whole Enchilada (LUNA CHICA 001 (US) / CORAZONG 255078 (EUROPE)) 2004)|
The European release contains an extra track 'Goodnight' not on the US release..
Produced by Garth Hudson, Carlton Moody & Burrito DeLuxe
Following the UK & Irish tour Burrito Deluxe continued to play gigs in the US including a live video webcast on the "Woodsongs - Old Time Radio Show".
|BURRITO DELUXE - Disciples Of the Truth|
- BURRITO DELUXE: Disciples Of The Truth (Luna Chica)|
Produced by Greg Archilla
Note: In 2009 the album was repackaged as a 2 Disc set with the addition of the live concert DVD featuring the band members listed above with guests Barry "Byrd" Burton (Guitars), Vicky Carrico & Mike Black (Backing vocals). The setlist is:
Cash On The Barrellhead / Out Of The Wilderness / Witchita / Disciples Of The Truth / On A Roll / The Wrong Side Of Town When It Comes Down To You / Encino / Front Row Seat To Heaven / Bluest Blue Eyes / Sun Will Rise / Midnight At The Redlight / Zydeco Ball
The DVD also contains bonus features including interview material, a band history, biograhies of Carlton Moody & Walter Egan, photo album, some live footage and tributes to both Sneaky Pete Kleinow & Richard Bell.
The band toured the UK and Ireland in the summer of 2006 to promote the new album titled "Disciples Of the Truth". The album was released in March 2007.
When not working with Burrito Deluxe the band's lead vocalist, Carlton Moody, lives in France and is a resident performer at Disneyland - Paris and was recently honoured with dual awards from Disney and the CMA France for his efforts in bringing live country music to Europe with the presentation taking place at Planet Hollywood, Disneyland - Paris on November 29th 2006. After the presentation, Burrito Deluxe hit the stage at Billy Bob's in Disney's village and played a one hour concert for a capacity audience that served as the European launch for "Disciples Of The Truth" when the band played the entire album and a few extra songs.
The band line-up for this show was Carlton Moody (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin), Walter Egan (Electric Guitar, Vocals), Brian Owings (Drums), Supe Granda (Bass), Marty Grebb (Keyboards).
Sneaky Pete Kleinow passed away on January 6th 2007 from Alzheier's desease at the age of 72!
The Kleinow family and Gramfest curator, Jon McKinney, organized a public memorial service/musical tribute for Sneaky on Saturday, January 27th in Joshua Tree, CA.
Musicians who celebrated the life of this man who influenced so many were: Gib Guilbeau, Bernie Leadon, Albert Lee, Spencer Davis, Chris Etheridge, John Mueller, Michael Vosse (producer), Rick Lonow, Tommy Spurlock, Carlton Moody, Hyland Church and John York.
On June 15 2007 Richard Bell (Burrito DeLuxe keyboarder) died after a long battle with multiple myeloma cancer in Toronto, Canada.
Spring/Summer 2009 Burrito Deluxe recorded a mini CD (with special guest Al Perkins) to be sold at their European tour. It wasn't released because of "Luna Chica" didn't renew the contract.
|BURRITO DELUXE - (mini CD)|
- BURRITO DELUXE: (mini CD)|
Band: Carlton Moody, Walter Egan, Rick Lanow
Following the break up of Burrito Deluxe in 2010 a new line up known simply as THE BURRITOS form and sign a deal with the German label "SPV Records" and the band now comprises Walter Egan, Rick Lonow and brothers Fred & Chris James.
Around this time Chris James along with Barry Tashian, Roland White, Al Perkins,Walter Egan & others record a still unreleased album titled "THE GRAM BAND".
The album contains a dozen songs associated with Gram Parsons including both Parsons compositions and songs he performed live during his time with the Flying Burrito Brothers.
- THE GRAM BAND: The Gram Band (Sessions 2010)|
Produced by Chris P James & Randy Coleman.
In 2011 German label SPV / Yello released a new album titled "Sound As Ever" simply credited to "The Burritos" with the band now comprising Walter Egan, Rick Lonow and brothers Fred & Chris James.
The album contains mostly new material written by band members but there are a couple of reminders of Burrito history, firstly with the inclusion of the song "Hearts On Fire" and secondly by "Carolina Calypso" (written by Walter Egan & Gram Parsons) however earlier recordings of both songs can be found on the debut album "Doin' Time On Planet Earth" released in 2000 by one of Walter's previous bands "The Brooklyn Cowboys".
|THE BURRITOS - Sound As Ever|
- THE BURRITOS: Sound As Ever (SPV / Yellow 309462CD)|
Produced by Fred James & The Burritos.
THE BURRITO BROTHERS - 2014
The following year Chris James acquires the trademark rights to "The Burritos Brothers" name in 2012 and in the same year Chris Hillman gains the rights to "The Flying Burrito Brothers".
THE BURRITO BROTHERS
In 2013 Walter Egan leaves so Fred James moves to guitar & vocals and is replaced on pedal steel by Tony Paoletta.
During the next couple of years there are further line-up changes with Ronnie Guilbeau joining the band on occasions and Rick Lonow leaving to join Poco being replaced by Peter Young on drums, Jody Maphis (member of the Earl Scruggs Revue in the 70s. His father Joe Maphis wrote "Dim lights, thick smoke & loud, loud music&quto;) takes over from Rusty Russell on bass.
In 2015 the band with the current line up of Chris & Fred James, Tony Paoletta, Peter Young & Jody Maphis sign with "Lowe Rider Entertainment" and a new album tentatively titled "Still Going Strong" is planned for a 2016 release with a live album also planned.
2018 the new ablum from "The Burrito Brothers" album "Still going strong" saw the light of day!
The album bridges from past to future, paying homage to the roots while taking an explorational musical journey. Certainly, it brings to the listener an audible vacation to a new place while having a sense of home for those familiar with the group.
The opening track, "Between Your Hands and Mine" (penned by Gram Parsons (lyrics) and Chris James (music)), is a testament to the bridge and the group's longevity. Songwriter Mike Ward had been given a notebook full of poetry, song ideas, lyrics and to-do-lists of Gram Parsons' by John Nuese. Chris composed music to Gram's lyric.
Two songs were co-written by Gib Guilbeau's (a member of the Burritos for nearly 25 years!!!) son Ronnie Guilbeau!
Good idea to use the cabin on the cover of "Gilded Palace Of Sin" for the look of this cover!
|THE BURRITO BROTHERS - Still going strong|
- THE BURRITO BROTHERS: Still going strong (Junction Records JR3313)|
Produced by John Sturdivan, Jr..
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