Friday, September 10, 2010

When I Lay My Burden Down

Wonderful video of Amanda Zelina of The Coppertone and Dallas Green of City and Colour paying tribute to musician/producer Dan Achen, who passed away last spring. I've never listened to Zelina before, and wow, does she have a great voice. She and Green really nail this traditional folk song.

Although many attribute "When I Lay My Burden Down" to Mississippi Fred McDowell, it is actually a traditional folk song of unknown origin, with the earliest recording dating back to 1928. Even The Byrds have done a version of it.

Mississippi Fred McDowell - When I Lay My Burden Down.mp3
Buy: You Gotta Move (1993, orig. 1964)

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