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Catch the Wind (1965) – Donovan

This song like any other entered my prepubescent teen hood like they all do, but none other besides ‘Catch the Wind‘ was as powerful on my psyche or upon how I should orientate myself like ‘Catch The Wind‘. I wrote

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Carnival (1995) – Natalie Merchant

This understated song from Natalie Merchant’s debut album Tigerlily was inspired by her first trip to New York as a 16 year old. She compares the sights and sounds of New York to a carnival. She claimed she was fascinated

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Camina Burana “O Fortuna” (1935) – Carl Orff

Today’s musical piece ‘O Fortuna‘ by Carl Orff (see image above) you have no doubt heard of because it has become so embedded in popular culture. It is derived from the 13th Century medieval Latin Goliardic poem of the same

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Carribean Wind (1985) – Bob Dylan

Carribean Wind is another one of those immense Dylan songs one can find perplexing how he deemed it unreleasable material. When writing this post I was tossing up between this and Abandoned Love to declare my favourite. I realised I

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ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Originally posted on PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture:
The song is appropriately named because it’s hard to get it out of your head after you listen to it. The song peaked at #9 in the Billboard 100 in…

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Canon in D Major – Johann Pachelbel

As a young-en, I was so in awe of this, but after hundreds of listens I’m not as enamored as before. I still like it, lets say, on the odd occasion. This piece is one of the most admired and

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Candelaria – Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

Today I have for you a musical jewel from the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. This folklore music from the group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (The Pipers from San Jacinto) is about as rich and pure as Colombian folklore music

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Cancion de Otoño (1982) – Jose Luis Perales

One of the first songs I remember hearing upon arriving in Colombia was Cancion de Otoño (Autumn Song) and it was love at first listen. This is my ‘Desert Island’ Spanish song. I made a Family DVD for my son’s

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Canadee-I-O (1992) – Bob Dylan

So she bargained with the sailor boy, All for a piece of gold. Straightaway then he led her Down into the hold, Sayin’, “I’ll dress you up in sailor’s clothes, Your jacket shall be blue. You’ll see that seaport town

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Bye Bye Pride (1987) – The Go-Betweens

The quintessential Australian rock group The Go-Betweens have made a strong showing so far in this music library project. Today’s song Bye Bye Pride was the fourth song released from their 1987 record Tallulah.  This song failed to chart in Australia

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