Hey ya’ll! We’ve had a great couple of openings and you all have been so great. I love meeting each of you and hearing your thoughts on the Mercantile. One of the comments/questions I’ve been getting is the music we play on the truck. I thought I’d put together a list of the songs that I’ve been putting on repeat and some of the artists you’ve been hearing.
So without further adieu, here are my picks for this month:
Pain In My Heart / Otis Redding
I love love love Otis Redding. ‘Dock of the Bay’ is one of my all-time favorites but I love this song especially. The quick beat with instrumentals and his voice...it’s perfect. Anything Mr. Redding recorded is fine by me.
River / Leon Bridges
I read the book Big Little Lies last year and had to follow it up by watching the HBO series. (I’ll admit I never finished it - the book is just too good.) What stood out to me is the young girl, Chloe, and her amazing taste in music. For some reason this song hits me in the feels. Everything about it makes me want to sway back and forth with my arms in the air. If you catch me out on a Saturday night - I may have this loaded on the Touch Tunes 😉
All Through the Night / Sleeping at Last
I love me some Cyndi Lauper but this rendition of ‘All Through the Night’ is soooo pretty. It’s a little slower, a bit more paired down, and a lot less electronic. I get this one in my head a lot - and I usually don’t mind.
Cry to Me (Acoustic) / Marc Broussard
Any Dirty Dancing fans? What about Baby and Johnny? Remember the scene where Baby comes to Johnny’s cabin and tells him “...most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling my whole life, the way I feel when I’m with you.” (Swoon) Cue the change of record as ‘Cry to Me’ by Solomon Burke plays in the background and we fall in love with these two as they fall in love with each other. This version by Marc Broussard strips it down to the guitar and lyrics and is one of my favorites of all time.
A Pirate Looks at Forty
This song takes me back to summer in high school, cooking pizzas at a restaurant in town and slinging beers across the bar. This song, and the whole Jimmy Buffet collection, played so frequently that this really is an oldie but a goodie for me. I love this version that features Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews.
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