FALL PLAYLIST (PART 1)
Cannonball Adderly and Miles Davis – Autumn Leaves
Well could the title of this song be any more appropriate? I mean, it’s called autumn leaves! But aside from that, this song has such a smooth and soft groove to it that you can’t help but imagine the leaves falling to the rhythm of the brushes on the hi-hats.
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
There’s something about the bass and subtle use of lead guitar in this song that brings out the emotion in Stevie Nicks’ lyrics so perfectly. The reflective nature of the song makes it perfect for this season. I still think it’s one of their best tracks, even with how much it’s been played over the years.
Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind
It’s hard to pick just one Dylan song for this sort of list, but this one seems perfect. After a presumptively fast paced and lively summer, it’s a great chance to take time to digest Dylan’s lyrics (especially with everyone so politically minded with elections and whatnot this time of year).
Radiohead – High and Dry
An acoustic driven pop song… from Radiohead? Why, yes! The band’s catalogue is a bit more vast than casual fans may realize. Thom Yorke’s falsetto and Johnny Greenwood’s overdriven slides give a great voice to thoughts about Evel Knievel.
Joni Mitchell – Chelsea Morning
I’m not sure if I even need to explain this one. Joni Mitchell’s imagery is perfect. Just imagine drinking your morning coffee (or aforementioned pumpkin spice latte) listening to this song. Perfect.