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Saturday, 26 September 2015
Saturday Lucky Dip
A somewhat ambitious project by Mojo this week with Born in the USA Volume 1 when they attempt to pick 15 tracks from The Great American Songbook.
I am sorely tempted to feature Hank Williams but I am conscious that we had Lefty yesterday and that you can have too much of a good thing.
Rather I have gone for two blues and folk numbers which are as relevant today as when they were written.
The world is increasingly being populated with the haves and have nots with the haves doing everything they can to keep it that way. In these days of austerity it is sobering to see food banks in the world's richest countries, children in abject poverty and people living from hand to mouth. Hardly surprising then as Odetta notes that Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Woody Guthrie's Deportees here sung by his great pal Cisco Houston also resonates when we are witnessing the humanitarian crisis underway across Europe at the moment.
Odetta - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Cisco Houston - Deportees
No Saturday Lucky Dip or Sunday Soul for the next couple of weeks as Mrs CC and I take a well deserved holiday.
Oh what the hell, here's Hank
Hank Williams - You Win Again