Never a finer blog post title have we written. Ah, eternal peace through elderly Beach Boy. Brian Wilson plays "Rhapsody in Blue" and we retire to a place where the walls are lined with a kind velvet and our heads rest gently. You reached into my heart and found the music of my soul. No kidding. The official title of the album is Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, so there are some general liberties. Compare Wilson's jazzy, playful version of "I Loves You Porgy" with the supreme elegance of Nina Simone's classic, super sad version. They make a good couple. And if this isn't your cup of tea, Spinner's got a stream of the new NOFX compilation, too. Just a heads up.
Stream: Brian Wilson’s Album of Gershwin Songs
August 16, 2010