Saturday, May 28, 2011

"A Little Bit Of This, And A Little Bit Of That"

Those are some lyrics written by Woody Guthrie which the incomparable Jonatha Brooke put to music. And since it's Saturday night, time for a little break from the realm of politics.

So, here is Jonatha Brooke performing "The Works," the lyrics by Woody Guthrie. This is for my Okie friends:

Great song, and she is so much fun to see in concert. She used to be a dancer, and it shows when she's on stage.

Now for a real classic, a song I played a lot on my old guitar when I lived up North. From the one and only, James Taylor:

One might wonder why James Taylor would be singing about "Carolina." His father was a professor at UNC - Chapel Hill. When my sister was there, she'd see him cruising around campus.

You may know that Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have made a couple of cds as "Trio." Talk about an embarrassment of riches. Each one is phenomenal in her own right, but put them all together, and it is just a blessing. Here they are performing "High Sierra":

This next song is for my friend, Rob, who buried his father this morning. For Rob, and his mom, and his beautiful partner, this is for you:

And now, friends, this is open to you. Add a song, if you wish, or share whatever else is on your minds.

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