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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Duhk Duhk Goose

Today, I'd like to tell you about a Canada-based band that is perhaps the greatest genre-defying band I've heard. Imagine a collection of gospel-folk lyrics, then add a heavy dose of stringed instruments, and don't forget a whole lot of soul.

If you've followed the recipe carefully, then you've got The Duhks. Their 3rd release, Migrations, is very clear in its message. The songs on the album are mostly reinterpretations of a whole slew of songs: from old gospel melodies, to a poem about an Irish warrior, to modern folk songs (see Tracey Chapman). The middle of the album tends to drift into oblivion, and I'd be lying if I said that every song is unique and different. BUT, yes the "but", The Duhks definitely hit more than they miss. And ultimately, that's all that really matters.

"Moses Don't Get Lost" is one of the more empowering, soulful songs on the album and most definitely one of the standout tracks. "Ol' Cook Pot", a tribute of sorts to single mothers, is the lead track and it sets the tone for meaningful but slightly playful songs throughout the album.

Go out and buy Migrations damnit!

Listen to Heaven's My Home. Thanks to MuseNashville for this one.

Listen to Moses Don't Get Lost.


Anonymous Matt said...

Hey, thanks for linking us! Would it be possible for you to link our actual post instead of just the .mp3? We would certainly appreciate it.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Benji said...

yes, sorry. I meant to give you props.

11:25 PM  

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