Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young brought vocal harmonies to a brand new level of excellence when they released the magical Déjà Vu in 1970.

They had just made their live concert debut at Woodstock (talk about an epic first gig!), and the world was eager to see and hear what this congregation (okay, let’s just call it a supergroup!) was capable of. Considering the pedigree of each of the four members (stints in Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies, The Byrds, and Crazy Horse), expectations were high.

Not to worry, CSNY delivered the goods, writing classics like the title song, Teach Your Children, Our House, Carry On, Almost Cut My Hair, and Helpless. Of course, the star attraction was the one-of-a-kind blend of these distinctive voices.

The instrumental prowess of Stephen Stills and Neil Young made for some great musical moments as well.

Having contributions from friends like Jerry Garcia and John Sebastian just sweetened the stew, making Déjà Vu an album for the ages, a confirmation that sometimes more IS more!

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