Friday, December 30, 2022

30 December 2022 - Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage

You really don't hear Chris Cornell's lyrics in the original version.   Not so much, anyway, as when Johnny Cash took the song and made it his own.  In fact, Cash so much made his song his own that Chris Cornell used Cash's mix of the song when performing the song as a solo artist.  Essentially, he was covering the cover. 

Monday, December 19, 2022

19 December 2022 - Natalie Merchant - Children Go Where I Send Thee

In 1997, A Very Special Christmas, the third album in a series supporting the Special Olympics, was released. For her entry, former 10,000 Maniacs leader Natalie Merchant chose a traditional song with a LOT of Bible references.  See if you can catch them all.