Sunday, July 4, 2010

"American Tune"

OK, one to wish you all a Happy 4th: This '73 Paul Simon anthem about the American experience - hopes and aspirations - peaked at #35. Based upon J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion", in turn inspired by an earlier Hans Hassler piece. Covered by, among others, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Indigo Girls and masterfully by the late Eva Cassidy. My favorite Simon solo song!

Yesterday's answer: "Smile A Little Smile For Me" by The Flying Machine. I don't even like the song too much but I heard it yesterday and couldn't get it out of my mind. I hate it when that happens.

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