Right now I'm listening to ~GP~ with Emmylou Harris, recorded in 1972. I've been reading Ben Fong Torres's book about Gram Parsons, Hickory Wind, and during this time, including the year before when he met his singing pal, he tested her out with what he considered a difficult duet song (That's All It Took-pretty sure) by George Jones, Gene Pitney. Emmylou hit it out of the ballpark, and the rest his history. Just before this release, and according to the book, Gram and Merle Haggard hung out a bit for a possible collaboration, but like lots of GP projects, it fell apart. Sad too, because he had the potential and charm to seize the genre at the time and shake it up real good. Two disc one spins from a pair of Bear Family Boxes. The audio fidelity on these are remarkable. GP sounds quite good too.