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
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.