Saturday, July 5, 2014

1000 SONGS - DAY 324 SONG # 355

DAY 324: 2 Road Songs by Lucinda Williams

Going back to what has been labelled "Alternative Country" but also as "Roots Rock", "Americana" and the like: Lucinda Williams, Country singer who had her breakthrough in the music business with her fifth album, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road". In 2002, Time Magazine named her "America's best songwriter". Although she wrote some really beautiful songs, methinks that no one could be called America's best songwriter in earnest, and, even if so, there are some other candidates (at least) on my list for that honour. Nevertheless, I do like the songs of Lucinda, and here are two: "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" in an excellent version done in 2009, and, in a version done 20 years earlier, a song from her third album "Lucinda Williams", "Side of the Road" (and this is indeed a very beautiful song).

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