|What you're about to read is a collection of pointers to some of the music I've discovered on the iTunes Music Store, music I like enough that I want to share it. If you're an iPod owner and an iTunes fan (and if you aren't, what are you doing here?), maybe you'll find something new. Click on any of the CD covers to bounce over to the store and sample a few tracks. And then maybe stop by my other blog for a few well chosen words (and maybe a random snark or two).|
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Mon, 08 Aug 2005
|At the Piano / David Bennett Cohen|
My freshman year at college was spent in the dorms, eight story brick
monstrosities made even more monstrous by Rochester weather. During
warmer weather, some wit liked to play this one selection by
Joe & the Fish, I believe from the Woodstock
soundtrack. Loudly. So the entire quad could hear. If you're old
enough, you know the track I mean. "Gimme an F!", Country Joe
would yell. And the audience would yell back. "Gimme a U!"
And so on. I guess it seemed funny and revolutionary at the time.
I mention this only because David Bennett Cohen was the original keyboardist for Country Joe & the Fish. Who are not the subject of this album, I'm pleased to say; I'm less interested in shouted obscenities than I was at eighteen. No, At the Piano celebrates New Orleans blues. And so do I; this is great fun, high energy playing.
And not a four letter word to be found. I guess we all have to grow up some time. Which some of us do better than others.
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