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The Best Songs: Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Just a Closer Walk with Thee is a traditional gospel song that has been covered by many artists. Performed as either an instrumental or vocal, “A Closer Walk” is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals.

Rebirth Brass Band – A Closer Walk With Thee:

The ‘jazz funeral’ starts off sombre. On its way to the cemetery, the brass band plays soulful, sad funeral hymns called ‘dirges’,  it should be something that reminds mourners of life’s ups and downs. The slow tune lasts until the procession reaches its final destination, at which point they ‘cut the body loose’ – send the hearse off into the cemetery.

I really love this song and have “dug up” a few examples of great artists doing their version of this old tune.

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Great Albums articles @ alldylan.com


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Great Albums articles @ alldylan.com

Randy_Newman-Good_Old_Boys-Frontal Bob_Dylan_-_Highway_61_Revisited Bone Machine 1 ryan adams heartbreaker bob dylan love & theft
 warren_zevon-sentimental_hygiene(virgin)  bruce springsteen born to run  the-dirty-south  Kris_Kristofferson-The_Austin_Sessions-Frontal  Bob Dylan slow train
 stage fright  kind-of-blue  The Who - Whos-Next  Jonathan_Wilson-Gentle_Spirit-Frontal  another side of Bob Dylan

 

Here are the posts we’ve created in this category so far…. there are many to come…

1950’s

1960’s

john-lennon-plastic-ono-band van morrison Moondance Elvis Presley On Stage crosby stills nash young- deja vu His+Band+and+The+Street+Choir+s
 The_who_live_at_leeds  WorkingmansDead_Cover  Black-Sabbath-LP-Paranoid-cover  american-beauty  f-i-could-only-remember-my-name
 curtis-mayfield-roots  Who_-_whos_next  Elvis_Country  Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West  the_rolling_stones_-_sticky_fingers
 Marvin Gaye - whatsgoing allman brothers fillmore east  Merle Haggard Someday We'll Look Back  Coat of Many Colors_Dolly Parton  PaulSimon-Front

1970’s

1980’s

1990’s

2000’s

2010’s

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April 8: Elvis Presley – “Elvis is Back!” (1960)

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 Recorded when Presley was 25, fresh off a two-year military stint and musically fit to burst, Elvis Is Back! might be the King’s greatest noncompilation LP: wildly varied material, revelatory singing, impeccable stereo sound.
~Will Hermes (rollingstone.com)

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April 06: Merle Haggard was born in 1937 Happy Birthday

April 06: Merle Haggard was born in 1937 Happy Birthday

“By the time you get close to the answers, it’s nearly all over.”
– Merle Haggard

The first time we met is a favorite memory of mine.
They say time changes all it pertains to
But your memory is stronger than time.
I guess everything does change except what you choose to recall.

Wikipedia:
Merle Ronald Haggard
(born April 6, 1937) is an American country music song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

My Favorite Memory:

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April 04: The late great Muddy Waters was born in 1913

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Muddy Waters, blues legend,  was born 102 years ago today!

 

 

“Man, you don’t know how I felt that afternoon when I heard that voice and it was my own voice.” 

– Muddy Waters

 

 

“I rambled all the time. I was just like that, like a rollin’ stone.”

– Muddy Waters

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