Tuesday, 15 January 2013

T-Bone Burnett

Yesterday was the 65th birthday of T-Bone Burnett - singer, songwriter, member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, Grammy Award winner for the 'O Brother Where Art Thou' soundtrack and producer of Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, Roy Orbison, Robert Plant, Gillian Welch, Joe Henry and others too numerous to mention.

With all the success of his extra curricular work, it's easy to forget that he's also maintained an impressive recording career since the early 1970's, so here's a song from my favourite of his albums, 1986's 'T-Bone Burnett', the beautiful 'River of Love.'

A belated Happy Birthday T-Bone.


Singing Bear said...

Nice song. It's sometimes refreshing to hear something so direct. Did I detect T-Bone's Christian beliefs coming through? Didn't he have some influence on Bob as far as that was concerned?

Old Pa's Corner said...

Thank God the 'Westlife' did not get hold of this one...I cringe to think!

The Swede said...

SB. I've always considered this particular song to be of secular intent, but indeed it could easily be read either way. The line 'I almost made you happy' kills me every time.

OPC. What a terrible thought!

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