For this week’s Throwback Thursday we look back to 1993, the year the great Rosanne Cash released her seminal album The Wheel. Written and recorded following her exodus from Nashville to New York, the album embraced a more cosmopolitan sound, and nothing typified this evolution better than the title track and lead single, with its hypnotic circular guitar hook and sensual lyrics.
Here for your listening and viewing pleasure--check out the beautiful cinematography and tarot imagery--is “The Wheel.”
It’s Throwback Thursday here at On the Margins, and featured today is the great Jessi Colter’s classic heartbreaker “I’m Not Lisa.” The story of living with a man who has not gotten over his former flame, the song was released in early 1975 and went on to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and #4 on the Hot 100 pop chart.
Now sit back, and let Jessi rip your guts out with her searing lyrics, voice and piano playing.
Welcome to my new website! My forthcoming book, A Few Honest Words, will be released October 2012. In the meantime, take a look around. Read an excerpt that was just published in Sojourners magazine. Listen to a clip of my interview with Jim James on the A Few Honest Words page. And please spread the word about the book to your fellow music lovers.
We will be adding new content to the website (a book trailer, updates on readings and events) in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.