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Jackson

So there I was messing about on the Industrial oil can banjo and this simple little melody started to emerge and I started playing around with it a bit trying to get it right. Tuffy P asked, what’s that you’re playing and I said I didn’t know, I was just playing it, maybe I was making it up. I went back to playing it and I liked it more and more. Catchy. That’s when Tuffy P identified the song by singing along….All the way to Jackson, I don’t think I’ll miss you much. Yep, I’d been playing a song I’m very familiar with, Lucinda Williams’ Jackson, from one of my favourite records, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

Here’s The Wee Folkestra doing a great job on Jackson. Check out the instumentation…

Of course there is another song called Jackson…. Here are Johnny and June (with Carl Perkins) at San Quentin

Two great songs, same name. Which one do you like better?

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