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Top reviews from other countries. Amazing album in fantastic condition. Report abuse. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. A highly-accomplished songwriter in his own right, The Tallest Man on Earth has turned heads with his covers. The mix of artists he takes on is dizzying, and his innovative instrumental approach often with non-standard tunings on guitar or banjo tends to cast an intriguing new light on a familiar song.
But The Tallest Man on Earth plays chords that are not minor and are not major; they are modal or suspended. The Gold Medal for this song has to go to Cassandra Wilson and her ace band, for their interpretation from Shakers and hand-drums establish the earthy southern atmosphere; double bass and minor-key guitar slink along like a creature on the prowl. Tenor banjo and reverb-soaked slide guitar are layered on gradually, and cry out as Wilson sings about the morgue and the burial ground.
A rattle emerges from the swampy mix to alter the mood. Rarely does a piece of music unite the primal and the otherworldly like Wilson does here. Retrieved Categories : songs Blues songs Song recordings produced by John Hammond producer Songs about death. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October AC with 0 elements.
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