The origins of ‘L.A. Freeway’
I love Tim Willoughbys’ column, it’s usually the highlight of my week, but let’s give credit where credit is due. “L.A. Freeway” was written by Guy Clark. Jerry Jeff did record it first, in 1972, on his album titled Jerry Jeff Walker. Guy didn’t get around to putting it on vinyl until 1975 on his album “Old No. 1.” Guy also does an excellent version during the opening credits of the movie “Heartworn Highways,” which is an excellent documentary on some of the founders of the Outlaw Country movement of the mid-’70s. OK.