Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change -- keeps coming

"Sam Cooke, Barack Obama," unknown photographers

If you liked the Bettye LaVette-BonJovi version of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna' Come" that I pointed to yesterday, you'll love this post. A (typically) fanatical fan of my friend Doug Schulkind's longtime WFMU radio show, Give the Drummer Some, told me about the special show he did last election day. To generate mojo for Barack Obama's eventual landslide victory, Doug filled the hour-long slot with 14 versions of Cooke's masterpiece (including the original).

You can hear the entire show from the WFMU archives here or by clicking on each individual song here (who do you want to hear 1st: Aretha Franklin or The Gits?).

Also check out Doug's funny, political, inventively visual blog on music & more , "Beware of the Blog."

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