Anyway, the one other thing I wanted to do was give a little update about the Apple Music Store gift certificate you guys gave me for my birthday. I still have about twelve dollars left, but I've picked up a bunch of stuff already.
The first thing I got was a Jimmy Cliff album called 'Many Rivers to Cross'. I picked that one basically because I recognized some of the songs and it had the most tracks (25) so I got the most bang for my gift certificate buck. It's a mixture of some of the music I remember listening to growing up and a bunch of more obscure stuff that I think was recorded when he was first breaking into the music industry. (I think I thought of getting this because I recently watched 'The Harder They Come' on DVD from NetFlix, which is a movie that stars Jimmy Cliff -- not a great movie, I would say, but fun to watch and, of course, a great soundtrack.)
My next thought was that Gillian Welch appears to often record stuff on odd little tribute CDs (like the Gram Parsons one where she performed Hickory Wind), so I did a search for her. It turns out that most of her stuff isn't available on the Apple Music Store yet, but I did find one track I didn't have, 'In Tall Buildings' from 'A Tribute to John Hartford'.
Then I looked to see if Lucinda Williams had done anything similar. The first thing I found there was a CD called 'Lost & Found, Vol. 1', which I picked up a few songs off of:
- Rosalie Come and Go -- Ryan Adams
- Buick Blues -- Lucinda Williams
- Trouble Over Me -- Tift Merritt
- I Didn't Come Here (And I Ain't Leavin') -- Willie Nelson
- Wichita Lineman (Vinyl Version) -- Johnny Cash
Finally, I was pleased to discover that the Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones album Knockout, which we had on vinyl back in the day (I guess Chris has it now), is on the Apple Music Store, so I got that too. Maybe I'll try to learn a couple of the songs; they turn out to be trickier than they sound.
So that's what I've got so far. Thanks again for the great gift!