Townes Van Zandt: His 11 best songs

Marie she didn’t wake up this morning She didn’t even try She just rolled over and went to Heaven My little boy safe inside I laid them in the sun where somebody’d find them Caught a Chesapeak on the fly Marie will know I’m headed south So’s to meet me by and by Marie will know I’m headed south So …

The Best Songs: Tecumseh Valley – Townes Van Zandt

I first heard this song when Emmylou Harris sang it, then I heard Nanci Griffith’s version on the album, Other voices other rooms. Great interpretations both of them. It made me seek out Townes Van Zandt’s versions, they’re even better! John Townes Van Zandt I (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an …

20 songs released in 1964 you must hear

– The Year 1964 world events Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa (June 11). Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin Resolution after North Vietnamese torpedo boats allegedly attack US destroyers (Aug. 7). Khrushchev is deposed; Kosygin becomes premier and Brezhnev becomes first secretary of the Communist Party (October). China detonates its first atomic bomb. Three civil rights workers—Schwerner, …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: You’re A Big Girl Now

I’m going out of my mind, oh, oh With a pain that stops and starts Like a corkscrew to my heart Ever since we’ve been apart ~Bob Dylan (You’re A Big Girl Now) You’re Big Girl Now” is startling in the originality of its musical structure as well as in the raw power of Dylan’s lyrics and the way he sings them. …

20 songs released in 1974 you must hear

– Earlier posts: 19 Songs released in 1961 you must hear 20 songs released in 1962 you must hear 20 songs released in 1963 you must hear 33 Songs released in 1971 you must hear 21 Songs released in 1972 you must hear 20 songs released in 1973 you must hear – The Year 1974 summary OPEC ends the oil embargo begun in …

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