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Jubilee Street (2013) – Nick Cave

I went into two musical appreciation ages of Nick Cave. I discovered his music in my late teens and devoured his records The First Born is Dead, The Good Son and Henry’s Dream and then much later in 2014 I

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In the Ghetto (1969) – Elvis Presley

In the Ghetto was written by country music songwriter and singer Mac Davis. I’ve never been a big fan of the music by Elvis, but I appreciate his greatness and influence on music and there are some songs which hit home

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Galleon Ship (2019) – Nick Cave

This is the second song presented here from Cave’s Ghosteen. The first article Bright Horses continues to mount up the views. It’s by far the most viewed article here on Observation Blogger and I am very humbled by that given

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Bright Horses (2019) – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

This is the first song from Nick Cave to feature in the Music Library Project. What entails the ‘Music Library Project’? Nick Cave is one of Australia’s most successful musical exports in Alternative – Indie music. When people cite great

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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ and 5 Other Contemporary Spiritual Masterpieces

As far as musical sub-genres go, contemporary-spiritual music doesn’t get its just-deserts!  Heck, we might have got into the weeds professing our love for folk-rock and alternative seattle music, but when did you ever hear people spout on about ‘contemporary-spiritual

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Ain’t Got No, I Got Life (1968) – Nina Simone

Ain’t Got No, I got Life is my favourite song from Nina Simone and it also includes my favourite performance of her at the end of this post. I’ve listened to and watched this performance at least 50 times. It

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