Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Tuesday Tune, vol 116


In honor of September 11th and others who have passed, Today's Tuesday Tune is Will (Can) The Circle Be Unbroken.  This particular tune is a tribute tune of the country music foundation, that is played often at funerals and such.  It's a song of celebration.  And a tune I register and position among  my list of all time favorites.

While visiting Nashville last month, we made sure to stop on over ta' the County Music Hall of Fame.  It was terrific.  Truly.  The very last room you see is the "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" room.  It's a circular room; one that wraps and commemorates those country music greats who have passed.  It was quite a sight.

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Will (Can) The Circle Be Unbroken is a traditional hymn that was released and made famous by The Original Carter Family.  It's been covered hundreds (maybe even thousands) of times since.  Here's the original as well as some of my other favorites.  Enjoy!

Can the Circle Be Unbroken – The Original Carter Family
Can the Circle Be Unbroken –  Cisco Herzhaft
Will the Circle Be Unbroken – The Neville Brothers
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (my second favorite) – John Lee Hooker

And my very first favorite:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Mavis Staples

Vera and I saw Mavis Staples perform this tune with Bonnie Raitt last week.  Wow.  All I can say about that one is wow.

I know you're dying – but hopefully not enough to become part of the Unbroken Circle Rotunda – to see what's inside the Country Music Hall of Fame, so here's a little taste.


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This is where Spouse explained to the Yahoos that, "This was the first ipod."


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Look!  My reflection.  Take a picture.


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How 'bout a little Dwight Yokoam?  
(Guitars! Cadillacs! Hillbilly music!)


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1 comment:

megan said...

by and by and by and by....