Thursday April 17th 2008, 12:27 pm
Oh Lonesome Me: A When You Awake Mixtape
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This week’s mixtape is for all the lonesome folks out there. No one does sad, forlorn songs quite like country singers, and on this tape, we hear from none other than Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons and his International Submarine Band and more. And where did we get the inspiration for this mixtape (you might ask)? The song “Oh Lonesome Me!” There are actually two versions of the song that appear on here. The first one is the rather upbeat original by Don Gibson. The second is an extremely depressing, slow yet beautiful version by Neil Young. I have to admit that while I have known both of these songs for years, it wasn’t until someone pointed it out to me just a week ago that I realized that they are the SAME song! Even though they have the same lyrics and title, Neil Young’s version sounds so radically different that I just never connected it. Crazy. Take note Feist, a song that you don’t even realize is a cover…now that’s a good cover!

Oh Lonesome Me: A When You Awake Mixtape:

1. Don Gibson- Oh Lonesome Me
2. Hank Williams- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
3. The Louvin Brothers- She Will Get Lonesome
4. Hankshaw Hawkins- Lonesome 7-7203
5. International Submarine Band- Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome
6. The Band- Lonesome Suzie
7. Steve Young- Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
8. Neil Young- Oh Lonesome Me
9. George Jones- She’s Lonesome Again
10. Ricky Nelson- Lonesome Town

Also, I would like to give thanks to Clara Jungman for her beautiful cover art. Be sure to tell her what you think of it by clicking here. She is one talented lady!

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