I’ve made a couple of changes to yesterday’s playlist.
- Joey was good enough to point out that Jimi Hendrix’s “Gypsy Eyes” wouldn’t play. I checked, and it was blocked in the US, so I removed it.
- Birgit suggested “The Girl With April In Her Eyes” by Chris DeBurgh. I had never heard it before, and wasn’t even aware that Chris had done anything other than “The Lady In Red (The Way You Look Tonight).” Chris is a one-hit wonder in the US, definitely more popular in the UK and Ireland.
- Arlee suggested Chet Atkins’s version of “Dark Eyes,” which is a Russian folk song (“Ochi Chernyie“) that’s been covered by a number of artists, which makes it ripe for use in a future Battle of the Bands.
- I discovered “Cotton-Eyed Joe” by a new-to-me band, Rednex. The tune is traditional, their version, not so much. They’re a Swedish group; Wikipedia describes their music as “modern dance, pop and techno sounds mixed with classical country music, folk, and bluegrass elements.” Makes for an interesting sound.
So the expanded “Eyes” playlist is up to thirty songs, which should keep you busy for a while.
(You’re probably asking yourself “Why is John taking the time to write all this up?” Well, the entry I did for today ended up being posted yesterday, and I didn’t want to break the chain…)