Monday, August 10, 2015
My Music Monday
I'm going with "One Cool Remove" - a song from Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter that came from Colvin's album Cover Girl.
I was still working at THE Ohio State University when it came out, so I'm guessing 1994?
Yes, it was an album of covers and one of the few that kind of actually worked. Colvin does a great job with the Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place".
Greg Brown's "One Cool Remove" is the only duet on the album. Carpenter and Colvin have been friends and colleagues for ages - with Colvin singing on at least one song on many of Carpenter's disks going back to 1987. They even did extensive touring together in 2014 - just them and their guitars.
Colvin has another disk of covers - Uncovered - due out next month. Normally I'd say she was coasting, but I haven't been a big fan of her last two original disks, so maybe this will be better. I know I won't be so quick to purchase without sampling beforehand - I've learned my lesson.
Still I've always been a fan of Brown's song - and the two women do a nice cover. Their vocals are understated, but work well together.