Thursday, June 22, 2006

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen

I have been enjoying We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Session by Bruce Springsteen for over a week now. The renditions of songs from Pete Seeger's old albums are wonderfully rich and exciting. Springsteen sings them with gusto, and I really like the band. The arrangements, like the songs, tap many American musical traditions. Folk, gospel, zydeco, dixieland, and country sounds fill the CD.

The flip side of the CD is a DVD with a 30 minute documentary of the making of the album. I enjoyed seeing the band and hearing why Springsteen made the album.

I loaded the songs onto my laptop. They seem like great music to take to New Orleans.

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