Photo: Washington DC, January 28, 1922 (from Shorpy)
I've wanted to post this since I heard it on Guy Garvey's radio show a few weeks ago but thought I'd wait until I'd seen some more snow. Well, we had a minor flurry last week so here it is.
MP3: The Handsome Family - The Blizzard
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The song was originally a hit for Jim Reeves in 1964. Camera Obscura also released a great cover before Christmas last year. What makes this version so good is that tragic tales (often involving animals) are The Handsome Family's stock in trade making Brett Sparks the ideal person to sing about lame ponies, numb toes and an ever-present danger of death.
The Handsome Family's brilliant cover of Knoxville Girl can also be found on the In The Forest of Missing Airplanes EP.
Any suggestions for other severe weather songs?
The Handsome Family - official site