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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Top 3 from March 4, 2014

God Said from Leonard Bernstein's Mass - A theater piece for singers, players and dancers, from the composer lead original recording from 1971

The work as a whole seeks to find a place for a functioning church in a disruptive, knowingly evolving society. A setting of the mass, but with interjection and commentary from, for the sake of argument, the real world. This song, labled “Gospel-Sermon”, sung from the point of view of the street, gives a litany of complaints about the church's hypocrisy in a jaunty yet powerful way, certainly a highlight and microcosm of the whole.

You Can't Hurry Love – the Supremes from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966

I forgot I had this one on the old hard drive, so when the bass line kicked in I was thinking “which 70's English song which rips off, borrows the Motown bassline. - Love for Tender?, A Town Called Malice? Nope it's THE Motown bassline. I must have been looking for some other Motown single from 1966 on emusic and snapped up a bunch of others on the way. (Emusic tags the genre for this track “hip-hop”)

I Misunderstood by Richard Thompson, from Rumor and Sigh


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