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The Star

The Star of the County Down is an old Irish folk song with many, many recorded versions out there.

I originally came to like this song from a very down-tempo version of it, something similar to this (not this one exactly, the one I heard was still a bit slower). I liked that one fine.

So when I first heard Van Morrison do this next version:

I thought, what’s his freakin’ hurry?


But then I heard the O.G. do this

I can get behind this version. After all, it’s the Irish Rovers.

But the next one really gets the blood flowing:

Anyway… feel free to link your own in the comments.

Godfather Waltz

So many iconic scenes in this movie, so many iconic lines.

It’s as if we enjoy it constantly, in microscopic shards.

But when is the last time you sat down and watched it? Straight through, beginning to end? It’s just a great, great movie.

Astral

There some Beach Boys songs you hear all the time.

Then there’s this…

This is… odd.

But it’s worth it to blog a Beach Boys tune for a #waltzwednesdays entry.

Still Crazy

I was looking for a solid video of Paul Simon playing this song. I serendipitously found something much, much better.

“But I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers”

Indeed.

Tura Lura Lura

Traditional, if somewhat Americanized version of this Irish classic

Van Morrison and The Band bring it up to date without letting go of its sweetness


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