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Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

A Song for America to be sung in the style of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. . Oh girlfriend, I could have told you he’s a Bad boyfriend I don’t … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Audio: Johnny Cash — Folsom Prison Blues

. Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison in 1968. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to listen to the audio. . Folsom Prison Blues I hear … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Audio: Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel have fun covering this American classic written by Frank Loesser in 1944. Although a perennial holiday favorite, the song has become controversial in recent years. … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

Video: Women Wage Peace — “Prayer of the Mothers”

. First Published on Nov 15, 2016. Yael Deckelbaum, Lubna Salame, Daniel Rubin, Miriam Tukan, Rana choir, the Hebrews of Dimona and singers from all sectors and religions of Israeli society. … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Leonard Cohen — “Hallelujah” sung in English and Hebrew

. Leonard Cohen’s official video for his live performance of Hallelujah. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the videos. . Hallelujah Now, I’ve heard … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Video: Stand Up / Stand N Rock

. Although the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the easement, the CEO of Dakota Access Pipe Line has announced that when Trump takes office, work on the pipeline will … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Patti Smith sings A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony

. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son And where have you been, my darling young one I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Laura Nyro sings “Save the Country”

. Come on, people, come on, children Come on down to the glory river. Gonna wash you up and wash you down, Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Sister Rosetta Tharpe — Didn’t it Rain

. Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays ‘Didn’t It Rain’. Recorded in Manchester, England in 1964. Tharpe (1915-1973) attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings — This Land is your Land

. This Land Is Your Land Words and Music by Woody Guthrie This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Leonard Cohen – Democracy

. A Spadecaller video featuring the visual arts of Matthew Schwartz in accompaniment with Leonard Cohen’s song. . Democracy It’s coming through a hole in the air, From those nights … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Marconi Union and Lyz Cooper perform “Weightless”

. Listen to Marconi Union and Lyz Cooper perform “Weightless” — said to be the most relaxing piece of music ever composed. Above is an eight minute clip. But if the … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Audio: Leonard Cohen — “Suzanne”

. Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 10, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. In 1967, … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Lady Parts Justice — Pussy Trumps Hate

  . Donald Trump has forgotten that women outnumber men. Especially if you’re a tool. This video has been brought to you by #pussytrumpshate and Lady Parts Justice. Email subscribers can click … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment