Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Best Songs You've Never Heard, Part 1

I'm going to post a few links to Youtube clips of my favorite tunes that have been criminally unknown. This is Part 1.
For the rest of this series: Part 2  Part 3 Part 4.

In no particular order:

"Penny To My Name" by Eva Cassidy
Eva Cassidy had one of the greatest voices I have ever heard. She recorded in a friend's studio and sang at local places near her Maryland hometown, but only became well-known after her death from cancer at age 33. "Penny to My Name" tells a heartbreaking story of a young woman trapped in a hard marriage, with young kids, barely scraping by while running a gas station and dealing with a drunk for a husband. What's really heartbreaking is that she's living in a place that many people want to escape to, but she has no appreciation for the gorgeous view she enjoys daily, and she only wants to see city lights and get away from what she thinks is an unexciting life.



"Don't Change On Me" by Ray Charles



He looks young here, perhaps late 30's. He belts out a song that expresses his love and appreciation for his partner exactly as she is.

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