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Hear Here – Part Six

SAIL AWAY

Randy Newman (from the album Sail Away, 1972)

I’m a fan since his first album in 1968. His lyrics, full of wit and irony, changed my way of thinking. Sail Away is a prime example. Disguised by a beguiling simplicity, his caustic take on slavery is ever relevant.

ICE COLD DAYDREAM

Shuggie Otis (from the album Freedom Flight, 1971)

A song that sounds as fresh as it ever was; great riff, guitar, arrangement, voice…well, everything.

LEVEE TOWN

Sonny Landreth (from the album Levee Town, 2000)

What can I say? This song jumps right out of the speakers and changes the room. One of the best slide players on the planet. Play loud.

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