Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina is one of those songs -- and Dylan certainly wrote more than one of them-- where an early challenge any singer has to face is, who the heck is this person singing the song? What point of view is this, and how does it all work together? Then there's the music to underpin it, to help the words make sense-- or words to help the music make sense, if you will. Here's Rani Arbo coming up with her unqiue approach to those tasks backed by an arrangement by Anand Nayak, the guitar player you see here. Other members of daisy mayhem are Scott Kessel on percussion and Andrew Kinsey on bass. The band has recorded the song on their latest CD, which is a really excellent bit of acoustic music, songwritng, harmony, and other fine stuff. It is called Big Old Life.

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