Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Song of the day: Loretta Lynn/"Portland, Oregon"

Loretta Lynn's album Van Lear Rose, released last year and produced by White Stripes frontman Jack White, was at the top of many critics' "best of" lists for 2004. Because I'm not much of a country fan, I didn't pay much attention to the album initially, but this week have been giving it a listen. The song I enjoy the most is "Portland, Oregon," a countrified rock duet with Mr. White that owes more than a few debts to its ancestors (most notably the Rolling Stones song "Monkey Man" off the Let It Bleed album).

If you're the curious type, click here to hear The Rolling Stones' "Monkey Man"; listen to the break 2:34 into the song to hear what I'm talking about. Either way, a recommended listen. Enjoy!


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