Thursday, March 19, 2009

I demur .....

Straight to Hell - The Clash

a mournful look at the displacement of immigrants and the effects of war. MIA samples this in Paper Planes

Alabama - John Coltrane

'After the murder of 4 girls in the Ku Klux Klans bombing of the Sixteenth Street baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. Coltrane apparently patterned his saxophone playing on Martin Luther King's funeral speech.'
A masterpiece.

Brother Can You Spare A Dime - Bing Crosby

'They used to tell me I was building a Dream' - the bewilderment of someone grappling with shattered pride.

The Times They are a changing - Bob Dylan

'It's a feeling'

John Walker's Blues - Steve Earle

Very powerful and significant

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