Radley Balko posted a tune from YouTube Friday. It was haunting and vaguely familiar. As the first verse played on, Tam said, "Why don't you listen to the original?"
It's "Tomorrow Wendy," and the notion of "original" proves elusive; Mr. Balko posted the songwriter's recording but the track most people have heard is Concrete Blonde's atmospheric take. I kinda like 'em both, which may not speak well for my mood; but as a piece of art that captures a moment and a feeling, both versions are outstanding work.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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