Look At Miss Ohio – Gillian Welch (Cover)

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‘Look at Miss Ohio’ is the first track of Gillian Welch’s fifth studio album Soul Journey, released in 2003. It’s currently my favourite Gillian Welch tune, combining fantastic subject matter, economic use of words, a beautiful melody and a simple but interesting chord progression. To me it perfectly encapsulates the youthful pursuit of fun and … [Read More]

As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld (Cover)

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This classic tune endures in no small part due to the classic film in which featured – and perhaps featured more than any other song has ever featured in a movie. It was written by Herman Hupfeld for the 1931 musical Everybody’s Welcome, but shined, and has shined for generations, in the 1942 WWII romantic drama Casablanca. … [Read More]

Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Unknown (Cover)

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‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’, otherwise known as ‘In The Pines’ and ‘Black Girl’, was given global popularity in the 90s by Nirvana. It was written a good 120 years before, however, by an unknown author residing somewhere in the southern Appalachian Mountains of America. Passed from generation to generation, it was discovered by folklorist … [Read More]

Something – The Beatles (Cover)

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  So this is like the 50 billionth cover of George Harrison’s classic ‘Something’. A bit of trivia for you: ‘Something’ was written about Harrison’s then wife, the model Pattie Boyd, who was later stolen from Harrison by Eric Clapton who won her affection by penning the rock classic ‘Layla’ for her. Later, having sealed … [Read More]

Under the Milky Way – The Church (Cover)

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I was introduced to this Aussie classic by The Church relatively recently and immediately fell in love with it. How I managed to miss it when it was released is a little baffling. The song won an Australian Aria Award for ‘Single of the year’ in 1989 and reached 24 on the US Billboard Hot … [Read More]