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Saturday’s Songs – Mahgeetah and Golden and I Will Sing You Songs by My Morning Jacket

June 21, 2014

As I write, I know absolutely nothing about the band My Morning Jacket. I don’t know if they are from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s or ’10s – or combinations of.

All I know is that on my iTunes song collection My Morning Jacket follows another “M” artist who I’ve been listening to (and they precede Nat King Cole). So, Thursday night while I was concentrating on something I was writing, I found that I’d slipped into listening to My Morning Jacket, a band I didn’t know. But I liked what I was hearing. The first song I heard was Mahgeetah, above.

I think this band has a sound that’s a “fold” (like you do in baking, not “mix” but “fold,” which results in the folded parts adhering to one another but remaining distinct) of the extended length, moody blue tunes of the Moody Blues, the haunting, high pitched sometimes-sound of Neil Young and The (rocking) Black Keys. Now that’s some combination I know. But that’s where my head goes as I listen to these guys or girls or guys and girls. So, what’s not to like? Well, actually, the Moody Blues was never a favorite of mine, but that’s okay. Folded with the other two, their sound is alright!

Here’s a 9 minute and 19 second song (…Moody Blues length…), I Will Sing You Songs. It’ll reverberate through your heart.

Now, listen to Golden, which stands on its own in terms of sound, a heavenly sound:

I didn’t want to check out My Morning Jacket on the internet before writing this far. Now I’ll go see what I can see about them on the www.


Hey, they are from Louisville, Kentucky! (Listen to Easy Morning Rebel and you’ll hear more than a tinge of country along with the rock sound similar to The Black Keys.) According to their Wiki page, they’ve been on David Letterman, SNL and they did a four-hour show at Bonnaroo in 2008. I think it’s an all guy band. They formed in 1998 and as far as I can tell, their last album was released in 2011. Check out My Morning Jacket official site to see what they’re up to now.

Crank up Run Thru and be Moody Blues mellow till 2:30 – then rock like you might to The Black Keys!

And I love Just One Thing.

All the songs mentioned in this post are on the It Still Moves album, released in 2003. I’m guessing I gave it to my son as a gift and that’s how it’s on my iTunes lineup. Glad I found it, if years later…

This has been a great discovery for me this week. Live and learn! Sing and dance!  😉


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