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December 2014

Song of the Day Revisited: Oysterband ... Put Out The Lights

The series stumbles back into life, maybe for the only time before next week. But oysters are such a vital part of the festivities in France, where I am spending Christmas, that this was irresistible, though it has to be... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Flossie Malavialle ... Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam

As the series, even the revamped version, shows signs that it may soon draw towards a conclusion - it could go on for ever, I can't - it is time to start guarding against unwarranted omissions syndrome. In truth, Song... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Touchstone ... Jack Haggerty

One of the great spin-offs from the Bothy Band was Touchstone, a sparkling Irish-American fusion that included the distinctive voices of Triona Ni Dhomnaill, in her first post-Bothy venture, and Claudia Langille, a fine tenor banjo player from Vermont. I... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Buffy Sainte-Marie ...My Country 'Tis Of Thy People You're Dying

I shall let this choice from 2011 stand by itself and speak for itself in the new Song of the Day Revisited series ... Red Indians, as they were called in insulting innocence, formed a part of every childhood of... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Joan Osborne ... On Raglan Road

I was very pleased with this entry in the original procession of Song of the Day choices and am delighted to repeat it for the Revisited series. No reason to change a single word (except for one typo I noticed)... Read more →