Monday, August 17, 2015

My Music Monday

Duets. We're still on that theme. And yes, I'm trying to find a little more obscure ones, though I still want them to be accessible.

This week it is k.d. lang & Take 6.

This will date me but.......back in the late '80's and early '90's I had a few cassette compilations of B-sides from Warner Brothers Records.

They were good songs, but some were extremely hard to find. It also exposed me to a bunch of new music too - much like their Just Say... series, which I had on CD.

lang & Take 6's song, "Ridin' the Rails" was one of those.

Until I searched youtube, I had zero idea this song was somehow associated with the 1990 Dick Tracy disaster movie. But to be fair, I've pretty much wiped out any memory I have of that movie at all - I bet Warren Beatty has too.

I just assumed it was a b-side from one of these two artist's albums. I guess I was wrong.

lang, as usual, is in great voice, though I might argue the late '80's and early '90's were vocally her best anyways. It was the first (and only) time I've heard of Take 6. Their six-part (!!!!) harmony is something to marvel at. It is quite impressive. '

I don't know whose idea it was to pair these, but it works on almost every level.

....except for the clips of the movie.

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