1494. Added into heavy rotation at http://zehnkatzen.muxtape.com:
- Coplas Revisited, The Kingston Trio. Oh, I know you think you've heard "lost-in-translation" goof songs. This one's predecessor was thier grandaddy, and this one made the rest of them necessary. The jokes are dated and corny (a burst of Spanish-ishness is translated as "Please do not muddy the water around us (Porque?) Our group got 25% less cavities with clean water!") but the comic energy lives on. 99 Dead Baboons was just a facile pretender.
- Jennifer Warnes, I Know A Heartache When I See One. The only things we like here on Station "country-fried" is chicken and tenderized steak. This little gem, from before Warnes was a chart-busting movie-soundtrack powerhouse has that sweet country beat but really kicks it in the chorus, when that harp-like guitar plucking got under my skin and stayed there.
- Al Stewart, On The Border. From the album that made his name, Year Of The Cat, comes this minor hit. It never got the play I thought it deserved. It comes on like a quiet but insistent storm and is the most "poppy" of Stewart's deep, dense, literature-like music, with a short, almost anthem-like chorus and touching on themes of history and time that permeate his music.
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