Learning the Game/The Bunch (Holly)
british folkies cover a great buddy holly tune.
Mighty Love/The Spinners (Hawes/Jefferson/Simmons)
one of the all-time peaks of philly soul
Edge of the Ocean (Duotone Mix)/Ivy (Ivy)
dreamy millennial pop
On a Clear Day/P.M. Dawn (Cordes)
a favorite since my grad school days
You Just May Be the One/The Monkees (Nesmith)
a great song in spite of its pronominal confusion
It's Growing/Otis Redding (Moore/Robinson)
the big o puts the memphis stamp on a motown number
(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear/Blondie (Valentine)
people forget what a clever band they were.
My Love Is/Little Willie John (Myles)
featured in one of my favorite movies, john sayles' lone star
It Could Happen to You/Jo Stafford (Burke/Van Heusen)
featured in one of my favorite tv shows, the days and nights of molly dodd
Kind Woman/Percy Sledge (Furay)
great cover of a buffalo springfield original. makes one long for the days when there wasn't such a chasm between r&b and rock.
Love Ritual (Remix)/Al Green (Green)
could be about sex, transubstantiation, or both
Spiritual High (State of Independence)/Moodswings with Chrissie Hynde (Anderson/Vangelis)
slouching towards transubstantiation
Legendary Hearts/Lou Reed (Reed)
back to reality
Which Will/Lucinda Williams (Drake)
and a stark reality it is.
In My Life/Johnny Cash (Lennon/McCartney)
in which we fast-forward to the end of the tape