Five-Star Fridays

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I know I’ve picked this one before, but given the events in Chesapeake this week, it seems particularly appropriate. It’s “None of Us Are Free,” by Solomon Burke and the Blind Boys of Alabama.  It’s an incredible song. It’s off of Burke’s amazing Joe Henry-produced comeback, Don’t Give Up on Me, which I’d submit is the soul album of the decade.

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6 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  TomMil | 

    I must have missed that one the last time you picked it. Great, great song! i saw Burke about 10 years ago at a Blues festival. He wasn’t actually the main draw for my going but he absolutely blew me away. blue me away?

  2. #2 |  Bill Mill | 

    I love that song.

    My FSF is “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez:

  3. #3 |  Tim C | 

    My nomination given the topic du week – Dave Matthews, “Typical Situation,” here acoustic with the riggodamndiculous Tim Reynolds:

  4. #4 |  Brandon Bowers | 

    Never heard this song before. Good pick.

  5. #5 |  TomMil | 

    Here’s a very cool song about an interrogation.

  6. #6 |  Chet | 

    Wait, Joe “Scar” Henry? Joe “Richard Pryor Addresses A Tearful Nation” Henry? Joe “Madonna’s Brother-in-Law” Henry?