Three Song Shuffle – 2/2/07

Out of 800+ songs – these three songs emerged after hitting the shuffle button on my Rhapsody music player:

"Death’s Black Train Is Coming"
Gob Iron
Death Songs For the Living
(Transmit Sound/Legacy Recordings)

Does Jay Farrar ever slow down?  Apparently not – since he decided to
collaborate and record a bunch of old folk tunes with Anders Parker.  This song in particular is dark in nature –
something that Jay Farrar has a tendency to gravitate towards.

I like what the pair has done here with this tune.  It was originally written by the Reverend
J.M. Gates
, who according to Wikipedia, was "an American
Christian preacher and gospel music singer".

"I Met Jesus In A Bar"
Jim Lauderdale
Country Super Hits, Vol. 1
(Yep Roc Records)

The last place I’d expect to find Jesus would be in a
bar.  But if Jim says he did, well then I
am going to believe him.  After all, Jim
is the son of a preacher man…

Great country song here — could even see Glen Campbell
singing it.  Lauderdale, a Statesville,
North Carolina native, released two albums
at the same time last year, which may explain why his new stuff went under the

Watch the music video for this song
on YouTube now!

"Stairway to Heaven"
Rodrigo y Gabriella
Rodrigo y Gabriela

Seriously – but how many times have we heard this song?  To no surprise, the duo of Rodrigo y
Gabriella have done what other bands have failed to do – provide a fresh
perspective on one of rock n’ roll’s greatest anthems.  Every song I have heard by this duo has not
let me down.

Watch them perform this song live from The Olympia!