I spent the whole morning listening to Buena Vista Social Club, especially to the great Chan Chan. But today is not a day for Cuban son, because it’s Christmas time! (unless you’re Muslim, Jew, Jehovah Witness, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, etc.)
As you probably know, there are many Christmas songs, and much more if you count the different versions of each! Bing Crosby was one of the first and most proliferous in recording Christmas songs, but many other followed him afterwards. Among them, there’s one song that I clearly like the most – Silent Night/7 o’clock news (I love Simon & Garfunkel, which might explain why I like this song that much). It merges Silent Night with a news emission full of bad news, a political and social critique. Despite liking it the way it is, I always regretted they had not recorded a version containing solely Silent Night, but searching for the song in youtube to make this post made me find out that some benevolent soul had done it in for himself through some software, so that’s what I will post here today. You still have here a link for the original, which I think is really worth listening to!
Well, I was innocently cleaning the recently new (in my library) Dolly Parton discography when I stumbled into an amazing song that Dolly covered and I immediately decided that I had to share it in the blog!
Well, I’m talking about Cat Stevens‘ Peace Train, a hymn to peace (heard about it?) and one of my favourite songs I’m sure you won’t be indifferent to it, if only for the lyrics.
Just a little detail – gotta love him saying ”this music basically”… you’ll hear the rest