“Frank and Jesse James” – Warren Zevon

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The first track from Zevon’s stunning self-titled album from 1976, produced by Jackson Browne.  Roy Orbison allegedly was going to cover the song at some point in the 1970s. The opening piano melody is also repeated during the album’s last song “Desperados Under the Eaves,” a nice way to bring continuity to a brilliant song cycle about people living desperate lives.