New Riders of the Purple Sage, "Panama Red"
Part hippie, part hillbilly, "Panama Red," from one of New Riders of the Purple Sage's most successful records, The Adventures of Panama Red, is a groovy psychedelic romp perfect for cruising along the highways with the windows down – or up, if you're in the market for turning your Ford into a fish bowl. New Riders, whose original lineup boasted members of the Grateful Dead, knew a thing or two about cranking out country-rock that thrived on California free lovin' but always had solid roots. "Panama Red," for example, was written by bluegrass musician Peter Rowan. Here, New Riders leave the blue behind but keep the grass fully intact.