Now Mama Tried might be one of those songs that readers wouldn’t expect to show up more than once over the course of this project, but here is the second one. This version is about a year removed from the last one, and it’s totally different!
Of course, the previous selection was an acoustic one, but I’m fascinated by how the song changed from one medium (acoustic) to another (electric).
The April 1971 run at the Fillmore East was a great one. I’ve thought this would make an excellent box set release, but with Skull & Roses and the Ladies & Gentlemen releases it seems that enough representative material from the run is already out there for consumption.
Today is also my Mom’s birthday so this seemed an appropriate selection!