Saturday, September 24, 2011

Richard Thompson: Oops, I Did It Again

At the turn of the last century, Richard Thompson toured with a show, "1,000 Years of Popular Music." It began with a traditional English round, Sumer Is Icumen In, a big hit in 1068. It ends with a "rather crass song," Britney Spears' Oops, I Did It Again. Give Thompson's performance a chance. With just himself and light percussion, the talented guitarist adds elements of 16th century music to Britney's signature song.

It ends up not so crass. In fact, it sounds great.

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Richard Thompson: Dimming of the Day
Richard Thompson: Wall of Death
Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Richard Thomson: Beeswing

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