Monday, May 10, 2021

My Music Monday

Oh, since we all talked about Dolly yesterday, I figgered, why not slap one of her songs up here for this week's music post. 

"When Love is New" come a 2000 soundtrack from the film Songcatcher.  The film was a musicologist who goes to Appalachia to study / record the songs of the people. 

A lot of Appalachian derives from Scottish music, but that's another post for another time. 

The soundtrack is quite good - with some familiar artists, some sticking strictly to the roots music, some a little less so, but the spirit is there. 

One of the songs is a duet from a film cast member, Emmy Rossum and Parton herself (though she is not in the movie). 

The song story is good - as the nature of the music is storytelling - the harmonies are off the chart. I've barely seen Rossum since (and never before this) and never heard her sing save or "When Love is New". 

While I believe she is singing in character - as I don't think she is from Appalachia - it goes to her credibility for her, or her people, to research the role. 

.....and Dolly is a storyteller, so this is right up her alley. 

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