My Top Ten Poco Songs: Pickin' Up the Pieces (#7)
By Four Walls
November 3, 2016 9:24pm CST
It's time for another great song by the legendary country-rock pioneers Poco. They really are pioneers. Today's song was released three years before the first Eagles hit. And it's always been a favorite. #7: Pickin' Up the Pieces There's just a little bit of magic in the country music we're singin' So let's begin If Poco has had a "motto" for the past 48 years it's been this opening line of the title track of their first album. What a great song to introduce the world to the band, too! The bassist and high harmony vocalist on this song is none other than Randy Meisner. He left Poco shortly after the recording of the album and was replaced by Timothy Schmit. After stints with Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band and Linda Ronstadt's band he joined the Eagles (who more or less began as Linda Ronstadt's backing band). The rest, as they say, is history. And here's some trivia for you: the members of Poco were so infuriated with Meisner's abrupt departure from the band that they had him removed from the cover art of the album. If you look at the cover of Pickin' Up the Pieces, the dog is where Meisner was.. (Randy's had a hard past few years. He's been plagued by health problems, and earlier this year his wife was killed in an accidental shooting at their home.) This great song is the promise of what was to come, a promise that Poco kept for most of their career. Pickin' Up the Pices Written by Richie Furay From Pickin' Up the Pieces, 1969 Bringing you back down how where the folks are happy:
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