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Friday, September 18, 2009

The Pandora Shuffle - The "Rest in Peace Mary Travers" Edition


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Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary died this week. An iconic figure in American music, specifically the folk music movement of the 60s, her beautiful voice served as a clarion to inspire so much of the awareness and eventual change that decade provided.

Today, rather than a Lola shuffle, I'm using Pandora to provide music that is *genetically* related to the music of Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as songs performed by them. I created a Peter, Paul and Mary "station" and I'm going to list the first ten songs it plays.
  1. Sloop John B - Kingston Trio
  2. The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
  3. Fly Away - John Denver
  4. All My Loving - The Beatles
  5. Shower the People - James Taylor
  6. Day is Done - Peter, Paul and Mary
  7. Flowers Never Bend With the Rain - Paul Simon
  8. Monday, Monday - The Mamas and the Papas
  9. Wild World - Cat Stevens
  10. If I Had a Hammer - Peter, Paul and Mary (A perfect song with which to end, in it Mary's voice is particularly strong and clear!)
"If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning, I'd sing it in the
evening all over this land. I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out a warning,
I'd sing about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this
land."

That's exactly what Mary , along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey did for so many years and in so many songs.

There's a new angel's voice in heaven this week and an angel's voice is always needed - in heaven and on earth. It's been a rough week for me and for people about whom I care very much. Listening to these songs, most of them quiet, gentle and inspiring, has helped.

Have a great weekend!

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