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Thread #27782 Message #344073
Posted By: Jim the Bart
20-Nov-00 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: Songs that haunt you
Subject: RE: BS: Songs that haunt you
"Handbags and Gladrags" by Rod Stewart (although he didn't write it) and "Dimming of the Day" (written by Richard Thompson and recorded superbly by Bonnie Raitt) are two songs that I have never been able to play to my satisfaction. This is probably because the original versions were so strong.
There are also two jazz standards that I would love to sing some day: "I Can't Get Started" and "Lush Life". There is a version of Lush Life by John Coltrane, with Johnny Hartman singing, that is so world-weary. . .