Another story song/ballad that I loved as a little girl. Of course, I didn’t understand all of the implications of the song back then! But I thought Cher was the most glamorous woman ever.
I wasn’t what you’d call a particular fan of Steely Dan, but for some reason this song has been running through my head for the last week. This live arrangement of “Dirty Work” is stunning.
In honor of those who gave their lives in service.
Hi, everyone. This week’s entry in songs I loved during elementary school is Tanya Tucker’s “The Jamestown Ferry.” Enjoy!
Hi, everyone. Can you believe we’re in May already?
When I was a little kid, I only knew the Dixie Cups‘ version of “Iko Iko.” I liked the women’s harmonies, but I thought the lyrics were nonsense words. I didn’t know the first thing about Kouri-Vini (Louisiana Creole) or Black Masking Indians. I learned about the latter in my first cultural anthropology course, and studied the former while researching Bayou Fire.
This is a wonderful version of the song, from Playing for Change. Enjoy!