Friday, 6 January 2012

Surprise Songs

Peace Pin Boogie - Kurt Elling [Note of Hope - A Celebration of Woodie Guthrie] - 2011

Not surprising in as much as I am a big Kurt Elling fan, but in trawling through collaborations Elling has done with other artists, I came across this wonderful but unexpected version of Woodie Guthrie's satirical song. It is sung with Elling's trademark flair, but also a lively sense of the fun intended: sassiness in the sonorous rendition. As Guthrie put it,

Peace, peace, peace, peace, boogie for peace,
Wanna kiss my sweet, I gotta boogie for peace.
Looks like I'm gonna, ain't got no peace pin on;
Can't kiss my sweet peach when I've got no peace pin on!

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