242: Dhafer Youssef, ‘Les Ondes Orientales’ (with Tigran Hamasyan)

Dhafer Youssef, a Tunisian oudist and muezzin-styled vocalist, with Tigran Hamasyan an Armenian pianist. If I gave grades, this would get 100.

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247: Perry Como, ‘Kol Nidre’

What do you use when words aren’t enough?

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271: Laura Nyro, ‘Walk on By’ (Bootleg Collection)

A Rosh HaShana gift – 15 bootleg covers that never appeared on Laura’s official albums.

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293: Sam Robson, ‘Warmth of The Sun’ (Beach Boys A Cappella)

55 years ago I dreamed a dream. Last week the tapes arrived.

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238: Marvin Gaye, ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’

Getting older without growing up – what more could a baby-boomer ask for?
Don’t worry, the suits will take care of you.

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237: Wilbert Harrison, ‘Kansas City’

“C’mon, Wilbert, pick up them feet, you shiftless shuffler you! The lady’s a-waiting!”
“Hey, I ain’t sweating or fretting or agitating for no woman.”

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235: The Singing Nun, ‘Dominique’ (#1 Hits of 1963)

The #1 hits from 1963, all 21 of them. Our lives before The Beatles.

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234: Carole King, ‘Up On the Roof’ (Live, 1971)

Carole King’s remarkable metamorphosis from teen mom songsmith to Earth Mother poetess.
She composed the soundtrack of our times on her piano, and wrought the template of our times with her life.

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