Get along now Cindy, Cindy. Get Along...
A few years ago when I was a part of a band we covered old folk songs like Li'l Liza Jane, Oh Suzanna, Boil em' Cabbage Down and Don't Leave Nobody But The Baby. We were awesome live. Lazy hot summers spent sitting on Laura's back deck filling the night with pretty harmonies and new versions of old songs. Those were good times and it was a sad day when we all went our separate ways.
Being the hard core Led Zeppelin fan I am I of course picked up the new Robert Plant solo album. I loved his last creation with Alison Krauss titled Raising Sands from 2007. Favorites include Stick With Me Baby, Please Read the Letter, and Gone Gone Gone. So when Band of Joy came out it was a must. The whole thing. His voice is the same as it was back in the 70's but he mixes it with his first love. Gritty blues and folk. You can even hear a little Honeydrippers in some of the songs. Tracks that stick out to me right off the bat are:
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
You Can't Buy My Love
Cindy, I'll Marry You Some Day.
Cindy was a song we use to sing in our little band. It was a sweet little version when we did it but Robert Plant takes the original and brings it to life like I've never heard.
It brings me back to my jamming days.Those glorious days that are now a faded but fond memory.
How has music made a presence in your life?
Did you even belong to a band?
Do you sing in the shower?