Friday, August 19, 2011

Rosanne Cash interviewed on Fresh Air (rebroadcast)

This interview was very interesting. The interview centered on Cash's interpretation of songs on Johnny Cash's list of 100 essential American songs. Her interpretation of Patsy Cline's She's Got You does it justice. A lot of singers are afraid to touch Cline's music for fear of not measuring up.

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This sparked the question in my mind of what songs would be on my list of 100 essential songs. Don't Fear the Reaper is going to be on that list. More cowbell! Going back to my childhood: Garry Lewis and the Playboys' This Diamond Ring, Bobby Vinton's Blue on Blue, Marty Robbins' El Paso, the Beatles' Hard Days Night are probably the first songs I remember.

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