To vary things a little, today I’ll post a song not from a band, but from the “ The Band“.
Initially a support group of several singers, especially
Bob Dylan, they eventually became a band and came out with that name precisely for being “the band” of several frontmen.
I got to know this song I’m posting –
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – from Joan Baez, and although I have been addicted to her version for a while, and although it was the most successful version, and although I am a fairly good fan of Joan Baez, I think the best version of the song is a live version from “ The Band“.
I’ll leave you here both
the original and Joan’s cover, but first the first place goes to the version below
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If I was young, I’d flee this town
I’d bury my dreams underground
As did I, we drink to die
We drink tonight
Far from home, elephant gun
Let’s take them down one by one
We’ll lay it down, it’s not been found
It’s not around
Just felt like listening to this one over and over again tonight…
Well, I hope that Lourenço doesn’t mind, but today I am going to continue
the journey he started.
I am going to bring you a Serbian song that I first heard at the closing ceremony of
this year’s Handball European Championship (after watching the great final game between Denmark and Serbia, by the way!).
I must say that what first caught was not the song, but the dance that was being performed – I am not a great fan of dancing, but what they did really struck me! So I’ll leave you the performance that contains both the song and the
dancing (if you only watch what I am talking about, jump to the minute 4:50:
The song that starts at 4:50 is
Vrtlog, by Dejan Petrovic
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