Friday, January 18, 2013

Can't Resist: Another Beautiful Alison Krauss, One of My Favorites

HERE are Alison Krauss and Vince Gill singing one of my favorites, The Lucky One.

And a few more of my favorites -- hit the song name in all caps for the link:

"Man goes beyond his own decision/gets caught up in the mechanism/ of swindlers who acts like kings/ and brokers who break everything/ but dark of night is swiftly fading/ close to the dawn of day..."

THE SCARLET TIDE -- haunting, and, as I understand, written with the amazing Elvis Costello.

"My Ain True Love" with Sting

"O, sisters, let's go down." A simple song about baptism from that excellent film in which Odysseus rambles through The Depression-Era, American South O Brother Where Art Thou: DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY

"Hurtin' brings my heart to you"... THERE IS A REASON

And my favorite for David...from a long ways back when we were dating... sitting his car after dinner before parting for the night: WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL

Such a pretty song about true love for others, I read somewhere that she wrote this about her father...SIMPLE LOVE

And just for the heck of it, a lovely and nostalgic James Taylor and Carly Simon, then married, singing Brown Bannister's CLOSE YOUR EYES.

Another musician...I grew up listening to him (along with Simon and Garfunkel's Concert in Central Park and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof) on cross country road trips between my dad's jobs with the Navy, and so this is the artist that first interested me in country sounds. John Denver singing COUNTRY ROADS  and, of course, ANNIES SONG

And where would we be without the Judds? One of my favorites from many years ago, Wynonna Judd, SHE IS HIS ONLY NEED.

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