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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I download music to my phone on something of a "subjects for further research" basis, so listing on Shuffle is sometimes an exercise in serendipity. As is often the case when a song pops up I have no idea where it might have come from, and so it was Friday with "Good Hearted Man" by Tift Merritt. I was aware of Ms. Merritt before, but had no sense of what her sound was like. On the strength of this tune I'm kinda impressed. "Good Hearted Man" has a horn section that sounds like Ms. Merritt likes "Midnight Train to Georgia" as much as I do, and that's a fine thing. Country + Soul= Memphis I'd say. The album it is from, Tambourine (2004) features  Benmont Tench and  Mike Campbell among others, and although I'm not hearing another cut that knocks me out quite the way "Good Hearted Man" did, I think I will go back to Ms. Merritt's work, and if she comes to town I will absolutely see her.

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Her album Broken is a good one, but there is a fair amount of live material out there for her and I would start with that.
 

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