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Songs for Mother's Day
A wide selection, with John Lennon, Brandi Carlile, Hank Williams, Paul Simon & Jimmy Cliff, Natalie Merchant, Dylan, The Beatles, Bill Withers, Merle Haggard, Rolling Stones, and Etta James.
For all you moms, grandmas and folks with moms (mine has been gone since 1971) out there. My mother, on left, as nurse in Brooklyn, probably late-1930s, with best friend.
»»>And see my previous post on my new PBS film, Memorial Day Massacre: Workers Die, Film Buried, which premiered last weekend but is now easy to watch by all, online or streaming, at 27 minutes, and also—there’s a companion book. Narrated by Josh Charles, produced by Lyn Goldfarb.««<
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Merle Haggard singing his classic “Mama Tried” to his mom in the audience
Paul Simon with the great Jimmy Cliff live, “Mother and Child Reunion”
Brandi Carlile, “The Mother”
A different twist, from Natalie Merchant, “Motherland”
Dylan, “It’s Alright Ma,” live.
And let’s not ignore our true elders with Bill Withers’ “Grandma’s Hands”
Etta James, “Tell Mama”
John Lennon singing about his mom “Julia”
Tough on “Mother” here, but one of John Lennon’s greatest solo songs and phenomenal live.
Willie & Waylon live, “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”
Plenty of good moms still needed “Mother’s Little Helper,” here from the Stones
Hank Williams, “I Dreamed About Mama Last Night”
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