Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Sassafras Mix

Added some songs to the MP3 player last night – 13 total – several holiday songs, and some not so much.  There remains this sense of winding down, but I feel a desire to keep the momentum going. There has been a lot of fog so far this season and this morning the fog or mist made a cool morning feel downright cold.
Song #1 of the day:  Bradley Manning is the United States Army soldier charged in the Wikileaks scandal. Cass McCombs is a critically acclaimed American songwriter and performer.  
Bradley Manning is a song by Cass McCombs. 

(click on album cover to get Humor Risk, the latest by Cass McCombs)

Song #2 of the day: It Ain’t Necessarily So is a Gershwin composition from the musical Porgy and Bess.  The songs has been covered by everyone from Cher to Bronski Beat and Sting to Hugh Laurie.   The version today comes from the Chairman of the Board himself Frank Sinatra.

  (click on album cover to get Radio Days (1949) Frank Sinatra sings Gershwin)

Song #3 of the day: The Little Drummer Boy was first recorded by The Trapp Family Singers and popularized by the Harry Simone Chorale. It has been covered many, many times by everyone from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to The Wiggles and Jimi Hendrix to the Veggie Tales.  Todays version comes from an 80s era Nashville band called Raging Fire

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F29554190 Raging Fire – The Little Drummer Boy (1986) by Allen in Tennessee

Song #4 of the day: A repeat from last week, but a damn fine song – Band of the Year nominees You and Me show off the bluesier side of their sound with the track Running Like Hell .

  https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F19257465 Running Like Hell by You and Me

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