1969 Song of the Day- “Hot Burrito #1″- The Flying Burrito Brothers. This is one of those songs where the title and the song just don’t match up. Chances are you have probably heard the song somewhere- if not by The Flying Burrito Brothers by someone else. My introduction to the song was through Elvis Costello on his Almost Blue album.
Hot Burrito #1 is on the Flying Buritto Brothers The Gilded Palace Of Sin album. It was written by Gram Parsons and Chris Ethridge about Parsons break-up with his girlfriend Nancy. It is sung by Parsons. Parsons was one of the founders of Americana music-and wouldn’t live to see what a huge influence he became- he didn’t even make it to the ’27 Club” dying at 26.