Departurethe byrds - sweetheart of the rodeo

A song by song response to Sweetheart of the Rodeo by The Byrds


  1. “What’d I Say” – Ray Charles
  2. “Hold On” – Alabama Shakes
  3. “Voice of Harold” – R.E.M.
  4. “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
  5. “La Pistola Y El Corazon” – Los Lobos
  6. “Ballad of Billie Joe” – Bobbie Gentry
  7. “Under African Skies” – Paul Simon
  8.  “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” – The Human League
  9. “Romance in Durango – Bob Dylan
  10. “Rock the Boat” – Hues Corporation
  11. “All of Me” – Willie Nelson

Inspiration Album: Sweetheart of the Rodeo – The Byrds

1. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
2. I Am A Pilgrim
3. The Christian Life
4. You Don’t Miss Your Water
5. You’re Still On My Mind
6. Pretty Boy Floyd
7. Hickory Wind
8. One Hundred Years From Now
9. Blue Canadian Rockies
10. Life In Prison
11. Nothing Was Delivered

Mix Challenge Liner Notes

Departure is a tribute to bands and artists that ventured from their traditional genre or were pioneers of a new genre. Sweetheart of the Rodeo is thought to be the first country rock album. My selections were inspired by Sweetheart and chosen to represent genre bender songs and artists–from tex-mex rock and southern gothic to detours into world music and jazz.