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Saturday tunes

Saturday, 4:52 pm

By Kate

Oct

22

2011

partly cloudy

Was editing and updating my playlists and thought I’d share a couple of my favorites.


 

Richie Havens at Woodstock way back in 1969. This song was apparently improvised after he’d run through his repertoire, kept being called back for encores, and was desperate for material. It launched his career. Thank goodness.

 

Havens sings the same song, 40 years later, with greater subtlety, nuance, and depth. I could watch this all day long and still be endlessly fascinated by what he does with that guitar.