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Djarimirri (2008) – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) is the second song here to appear from the Australian Aboriginal Singer-songwriter Gurrumul. Additional information about Gurrumul can be found at my first post – Bapa. Below is a video of Gurrumul singing Djarimirri live

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Dirty World (1988) – Traveling Wilburys

Dirty World is the second song here from The Traveling Wilburys and their Volume 1 album. As mentioned in the first release – Congratulations, all songs from this stellar debut album will feature here. Such is the quality of this

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Dirty Blvd (1989) – Lou Reed

This was the first song I loved from Lou Reed. I can’t remember how I came across it; it may have been from hearing his fantastic rendition of Dylan’s Foot of Pride at the 1992 Dylan tribute 30th Anniversary Concert.

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Different Sides (2012) – Leonard Cohen

By golly the latter era Cohen songs are running amok in this blog and for good reason, he wrote a crazy amount of excellent songs in his older age. I think unlike his contemporaries Leonard found a new lease on

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Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

When Die Entführung aus dem Serail ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio‘ was composed in 1781, Amadeus Mozart fell in love with Constanze Weber despite his father’s objection to their courting as recorded in the official Mozart Timeline and depicted in

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Did I Ever Love You (2014) – Leonard Cohen

This song demonstrates what is so damn good about Cohen’s music especially in the latter epoch of his career. I could have Did I ever Love You on repeat and never tire hearing it. The contrasting musical interlude between the

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Diamonds & Rust (1975) – Joan Baez

The introspective self-emboldening Diamonds and Rust is the first song to appear here from the phenomenal talent that is Joan Baez. It is so well-renowned because it tells of her turbulent relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Diamonds and Rust

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Desolation Row (1965) – Bob Dylan

I’ll admit I was more daunted to write about this song than any other. I’m still none the wiser where to go with this phenomenal piece after letting it sit with me a number of days. To subject your interpretation

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Democracy (1992) – Leonard Cohen

Back when Cohen released Democracy I was just out of high school and learning to fly from the nest. If someone had asked me what Democracy was I may have scolded them for eating into my time trying to serenade

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Delia (1993) – Bob Dylan

This is the first song to appear here from Dylan’s 1993 traditional-folk record World Gone Wrong (WGW) and kicks off side two of the record. This album was a follow-up to his other acoustic guitar and harmonica record – Good

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