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Did You Dream of Unicorns?

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Ernie Graham – For A Little While
Honeybus – Do I Still Figure In Your Life
Wendell Stuart – Last Thing On My Mind
Bob Dylan – Sarah Jane
Mike Wilhelm- Goin’ To Canada
Willie Dunn – I Pity The Country
Glen Campbell – Blowin’ In The Wind
Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road
Terry Allen – Dogwood
Pearls Before Swine – Did You Dream Of Unicorns?
Ted Lucas – Baby Where You Are
Meic Stevens – Rhedaf i’r Mynydd (I Run To The Mountain)

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Nothing Lasts

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Link Wray – Girl From North Country
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Helpless
Freddie Scott – I’ll Be Leaving Her Tommorow
Dave Van Ronk – Clouds (From Both Sides Now)
Dion – Knowing I Won’t Go Back There
Incredible String Band – excerpt from A Very Cellular Song
Karen Beth – Nothing Lasts
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
PP Arnold – Do You Believe?
Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night Of The Year
Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Someday I’ll Be A Farmer

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Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer
Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram On
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Monkberry Moon Delight
Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo – Rocky Raccoon
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Terry Allen – Cortez Sail
Oscar Benton – Bensonhurst Blues
John Cale – Cable Hogue
Prelude – After The Gold Rush
Nina Simone – The Desperate Ones
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim

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Day 297: The Persuasions – Let It Be

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A powerhouse a cappella cover to close out the week.

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Day 296: Nina Simone – Balm in Gilead

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Dig Nina’s deep groove on this dusty gospel cut.

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Day 295: Johnny Jones – Tennessee Waltz

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Somewhere between Sam Cooke and Aaron NeVille. You’ll hear the Aaron Neville

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Day 294: Swamp Dogg – God Bless America For What

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This cut speaks for itself.

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Day 293: Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick – Martin Luther King

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1929-1968

A baritone stunner about the man today is for.

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Day 292: Wendel Stuart – Island in the Sun

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When I listen to a song like this I can’t help but hear early Palace Music and  I feel like I should’ve heard this years ago when Will Oldham pretty much ruled my musical tastes. Maybe if I would’ve heard it then I would have more of a connection with rocksteady and Caribbean music but it’s important to remember music tastes evolve naturally and better late than never.

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Day 291: Miriam Makeba – In My Life

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I’m willing to bet she has a much more interesting life than John, Paul, George or Ringo. Definitely Ringo.

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Day 290: Ernie K-Doe – Reaping What I Sow

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A slow groove from the New Orleans legend.

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Day 289: Ben E. King – Let The Water Run Down

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It wasn’t until I heard this gem on WFMU that I realized it was the b-side to “It’s All Over,” (one of my favor soul songs) and sitting unspun in my collection for nearly three years. I then lost my mind.

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Day 288: Wings – Let ‘Em In

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Reminded how killer this groove is while I was checking out the trailer to the new Noah Baumbach film. Acquirable in every dollar bin ever.

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Day 287: Mike Cooper – Country Water

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An upbeat country fried cut by way of England.

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Day 286: Gary Higgins – I Pick Notes From The Sky

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More dreamy folk from this Drag City reissue.

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Day 285: Meg Baird – The Waltze Of The Tennis Players

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Drag City never fails. Especially when it comes to folk. Here is a timeless song from Baird’s 2007 release.

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Day 284: Steve Young – No Place To Fall

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Steve Young covering Townes, all the while channeling deep modes of operatic twang. Beautiful.

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Day 283: Ernie Graham – I’m Lonely

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Nobody who writes a song this groovy should be so damn lonely.

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Day 282: Otis Redding – Let Nothing Separate Us

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Written by Otis but perfected by Arthur Conley. Here’s Otis’ version, which is almost as powerful. Arthur’s version was covered last year here.

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Day 281: The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup

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The perfect kickstart to 2015.

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Day 280: Jerry Jeff Walker – Stoney (1976)

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Dig on some Texas country to close out 2014. Check the original version I posted earlier this year here.

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Day 279: Jimmy Hughes – Why Not Tonight?

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More deep soul, straight outta Muscle Schoals.

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Day 278: Joe Simon – My Adorable One

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Some deep soul to kick off the week.

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Day 277: Big Star – Jesus Christ

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Anyone who follows this blog probably saw this coming from a mile away.

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Day 276: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Terrific cover of a grim Christmas song. Check out the original in the December mix.

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Day 275: William Bell – Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

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Ring in Christmas in a soulful way.

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Day 274: The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By

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This is what I like to call a “Cold Weather Song.”

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Day 273: Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December

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Winter isn’t so hard down here in Louisiana. But this is apropos nonetheless.

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Day 272: Cowboy – Opening

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Great bootcut anthem with mellow tones and rusted edges.

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Day 271: Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues

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Sandy and Fairport will never outstay their welcome in my list here.

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Day 270: Judee Sill – Down Where The Valleys Are Low

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A beautiful, organ-soaked, multi-tonal number from Judee.

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Day 269: Ian Matthews – Do I Still Figure In Your Life

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Currently obsessed with the Honeybus original but was excited I had this.

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Day 268: John Angaiak – I’ll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean

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One of many gems on the Native North America Vol.1 comp.

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Day 267: Crispian St. Peters – You Were On My Mind

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Great organ-drenched, jangly tune to follow up the Link Wray.

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Day 266: Link Wray – You Hurt Me So

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Both were recorded in 1965 so I’m not sure which came first but this and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” bear a striking resemblance. At least the opening does.

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Day 265: Nina Simone – O-o-h Child

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Nothing but comfort comes from this song.

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Day 264: Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream

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Another gem from the Korean Rock Goddess. Check her out on the November Mix.

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Day 263: Eric Anderson – Thirsty Boots

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Introduced to this folk gem by Dylan’s cover from the recent bootleg series.

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Day 262: Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run The Game

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Nothing like a nice frosty folk song for your December day.

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Day 261: Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina

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Start to freakin’ finish.

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Day 260: Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Elysees

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A nice French song that always puts me in a good mood.

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Day 259: John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales

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Sure, a small part of me is including this in December because “Christmas” is in the title, but a much larger part of me is including it because the winter of 2011 is when I found this record and grew obsessed with it. Out of all the records I have, this one gives me the most nostalgic wintry feelings.

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