Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Song of the Day: Handsome Johnny/Freedom

Big Woodstock anniversary this week, which I'm sure you've all heard about. I'm a fan of that era, especially musically. I remember the first time I saw the movie the one performer I didn't know about previously that just blew me away was Richie Havens. The voice, the constant, frenetic acoustic guitar and the appearance all made and impression. I bought the soundtrack for the movie and still listen to it occasionally. Havens never gets skipped. In fact, sometimes I rewind and listen to it twice. What a voice, what tone and intensity.

Watch, listen and dig this.

Bonus: Havens playing the Beatles Strawberry Fields at Woodstock.

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