Topic: Sept. 2016 FSOTM: City of New Orleans - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
First of all, a special thanks to Dino and Zurf for stepping up so quickly with your Featured Song Choices! Secondly, it looks like easybeat and UJB jumped the gun - so I'll be moving those posts into this thread!
As you can tell by the title, the Featured Song(s) of the Month have been chosen, so with out further ado...
The City of New Orleans was chosen by Dino and dedicated to NELA and others affected by the recent weather issues in that area
From Wikipedia: ""City of New Orleans" is a folk song written by Steve Goodman (and first recorded for Goodman's self-titled 1971 album), describing a train ride from Chicago to New Orleans on the Illinois Central Railroad's City of New Orleans in bittersweet and nostalgic terms.
Goodman got the idea while traveling on the Illinois Central line for a visit to his wife's family. The song has been recorded by numerous artists both in the US and Europe."
Goodman: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 25181.html
Johnny Cash: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 58000.html
And here's an Arlo Guthrie recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_ykiLiQ
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright was chosen by Zurf
From Wikipedia: ""Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962, recorded on November 14 that year, and released on the 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and as a single..... Johnny Cash adapted portions of the song into his own single "Understand Your Man".... The Four Seasons released a cover of the song as a single in 1965 (with the title "Don't Think Twice") under the pseudonym The Wonder Who? Their "joke" version reached the #12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and eventually sold one million copies."
Dylan's Chords: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.p … nthink.txt
Here's Jonny's Understand your man: http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 77742.html
And here's a video/recording of Dylan himself with the amazing Eric Clapton playing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ar7C6_L3Fg
As with many of Dylan's songs, Peter Paul and Mary brought their special harmonies to it as wel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B61Dud_641g
Try one, try them both! Make a recording or a video, and share the link as a reply to this topic below!
Ready? Set? GO!
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