I’ve been parcelling out these delicious performances by the Cangelosi Cards, being reluctant to come to the end of the music I recorded. And my reluctance is especially strong because I’ve learned that the Cards now have an extended gig (two months?) in Shanghai. If they can’t fix US-Sino relations, who could?
So here are two more from the video cookie jar — I don’t want my viewers to spoil their appetites!
The first is a song I find so touching — and always have, even when the lyrics were more optimistic than I could afford to be at the time: WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS. Thanks to Harry Barris and his one-time colleague, Mister Crosby:
The other side of hope might not be love-jealousy, but here’s an old Carter Family blues — JEALOUS HEARTED ME — which has an extra bar at the end of each chorus, ready to trip up any musicians on auto-pilot. Which the Cards never are:
Thank you, Tamar, Jake, Dennis, Gordon, Marcus, and Debbie!
And if all of this is new to some viewers, they need only go back a few blogposts to read and experience the whole story — the best homework assignment any academic could impose. More to come!