Stranger To My Happiness!

6am and wide awake …

Don’t you just hate that on a Saturday morning when there’s no need to get up and do the rush to work?

Mind active so can’t sleep, chilling listening to music on Spotify.

Isn’t it great how browsing the web or in this case Spotify can take you to places or music that you’ve never heard of?

I was listening to the new Waterboys album, very bluesy, love November Tale as yesterday’s blog, tells a story that I can relate to.

Then browsing the Waterboys back catalogue took me to their version of This Land Is Your Land. An American Civil Rights protest song written by Woodie Guthrie in response to Irving Berlin’s God Bless America.

Being a Celtic fan, I know the song very well as its often sang at Celtic Park in response the vile and racist Famine Song sang by some other teams support.

So I was browsing the various different versions of the song, Spotify is fantastic for that, it’s like having all the music in the world at your fingertips.

I came across versions by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and a great soulful version by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

What a rich soulful voice that lady has.

Next stop was browsing Sharon Jones albums and came across this belter.

Love that sound, her voice, the sax, and pulsing beat makes me want dance and it’s just turned 7am … Feck!! 🙂

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