Not exactly a retrospective, this - but one of the joys of doing this blog (whether readers number in the single digits, as they sometimes do, or the thousands, as they have when someone else picks up a post from here on a higher profile blog) has been discovering creative, fresh, interesting, or strange versions of songs that in virtually every case I've known for more than forty years.
There are forty seven songs that have been profiled on this blog this year, and here are the eight versions (out of more than 250 embedded renditions) of some of those songs that I enjoyed the most, with the heading linking to the original posting.
Happy 2010 to all who stop by here!
Eric Bibb (see "Tell Old Bill" below)
Altan: "The Jug Of Punch" - 12/31/08
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: "Wimoweh/Mbube" - 1/15/09
Dolly Parton: "Deportee" - 4/10/09
CooolJazzz: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - 4/24/09
The Bar D Wranglers: "The Colorado Trail" - 5/15/09
Roy Rogers: "Get Along, Little Dogies" - 7/03/09
Eric Bibb: "Tell Old Bill" - 9/18/09
Judy Collins, Eric Andersen, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Rush: "Thirsty Boots" - 12/4/09