A BIT OF SUGAR TO MAKE MONDAY'S MEDECINE GO DOWN
Welcome to a new tradition around JamBase's virtual water cooler, where each Monday as the working week kicks off we'll share a fabulous tune, so at least you have something great to listen to as you chug coffee and face down your accumulated email.
We begin with a soaring, seriously moving classic from David Crosby off his 1971 solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name. "Laughing" features some of Jerry Garcia's earliest pedal steel studio work along with his rhythm pals from the Dead, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzman, and the shivery backing vocals of one Joni Mitchell. Few songs encapsulate the creeping ennui of the 1970s better than "Laughing," which contains some of Crosby's most cuttingly beautiful singing and guitar playing ever captured on tape.