February 14 is Valentine’s Day, of course, so I was thinkin’ maybe I could find some aw-gee-isn’t-love-grand song for this week’s Throwback because, well, love IS grand! But pretty early in my search I stumbled on this video, which is really about bittersweet memories and longing and desperation and that whole other side of love that nearly all of us have experienced at some point in our lives.
And no one can sing a sad and vulnerable love song better than Bonnie Raitt, who is joined here by David Crosby and Graham Nash for a spellbinding version of Eric Kaz and Libby Titus’ “Love Has No Pride” from the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in October 2009 at Madison Square Garden. Bonnie originally covered the song on her 1972 album Give It Up, and Linda Ronstadt had a minor hit single with it the following year when she recorded it on her Don’t Cry Now album, and it became one of her signature tunes, as well. —Blair Jackson