(I am obliged to make an important point here. About Linda Ronstadt developing her "ears". Kenny Edwards was such a genius when it came to moving people into music and trying to bring out the best in them. He was quite patient with me, throughout all those early years and bits of time we spent together, he was encouraging. He helped me gather the nerve to learn to play "Whinin' Boy" on the guitar, and sing the song. If I had known at that time that Bessie Smith had sung that (which I didn't), I would never even have attempted it. I first thought the lyrics were "Winding Boy" when I was a teenager and first starting to play.