Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Something In The Way She Moves" by James Taylor.

OK, back to the 60's: The first single off this singer/songwriter's '68 self-titled debut album on the Apple label inspired George Harrison to write one of this best-loved tunes in '69. He originally titled it "I Feel Fine" only to find out that that appellation had already been "taken" by The Beatles. First non-British artist to record on Apple Records. To this day it remains a mystery as to the muse for the tune. Covered by Tom Rush in '68 on his "The Circle Game" album. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten's "Freight Train". "Libba" Cotten's original lyrics ask for her to be buried at the end of Chestnut Street - PP&M changed it to Bleecker Street. I've always admired left-handed guitarists who play "upside-down", strung right-handed. Always the same story - grew up in a household with only one guitar and, of course, the owner wouldn't allow it to be strung left-handed.

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