Sunday, October 21, 2007

See You in September

The group blog over at WFMU, which is kind of like this one except way more esoteric and not as well punctuated, recently featured a post containing MP3s of thirty-eight different versions of "September Song." That's the Kurt Weill song, "It's a long time from May to December/But the days grow short when you reach September," not the Earth, Wind and Fire song.

I know it from the Sinatra version on September of My Years, but I gotta say, nobody does it like James Brown (!) does here. I wonder if JB ever appeared in Mahagonny. Also of interest here is Lindsey Buckingham's version, which sounds like the Beach Boys circa 1970, for all you "Wild Honey" fans.

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