Friday, February 01, 2008

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "Redemption" - Johnny Cash - American Recordings
An old-Testament-feeling Western song.

2. "Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise" - John Adams - I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
Minimalist Broadway ballad.

3. "John Wesley Harding" - Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Dylan in easy-going troubadour mode.

4. "Potala" - Philip Glass - Kundun
From the flop about Tibet.

5. "Hand in Hand" - Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
Elvis pays homage to old-school rock and roll.

6. "Mary Ann" - Ray Charles - Ray!
Classic soul.

7. "Amity" - Elliot Smith - XO
Elliot Smith at his rocking-out-est (which isn't much).

8. "I Wanna Get Married" - Audra McDonald - Build a Bridge
A sly, satirical song marriage song that winkingly embraces the 50s housewife archetype.

9. "Strange Meadowlark" - Dave Brubeck - Dave Brubeck: Ken Burns' Jazz
A sweetly beautiful, slightly melancholy, piano ballad.

10. "Belle Star" - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris - All the Roadrunning
Countrified and gently swinging.

Until Whenever

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