Thursday, July 9, 2009
Song Of The Day- Richard Thompson
You probably don't know the name Richard Thompson, but you should. The Englishman is considered to be one of the best guitarists, being listed in the top 20 of Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
"1952 Vincent Black Lightning" is a track off Thompson's 1991 album Rumor and Sigh. This particular tune has become Thompson's most well known and to this day is the most requested song on NPR.
It's a tale of star-crossed lovers that utilizes a traditional English melody and structure. It's played in a very folksy way and has come to be a favorite song of bluegrass fans and is a standard in that genre.
Special thanks to Loran Bush who posted this acoustic version on the Facebook for me to find. That thing is useful once in a great while.