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On the Town (1949)
On the Town (1949)
1949 | Comedy, Musical, Romance
9.3 (3 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Cheery MGM musical is possibly the only chance you will ever have to see Frank Sinatra belly dancing. Three sailors on leave in New York for a day have various misadventures and hook up with girls who are rather more clued-up about big city life than they are.

Made in 1949, and you can almost taste the buoyancy and optimism of post-war America: there are no social issues to be explored in this film, which is all about being young and carefree and enjoying yourself. Subverts expectations by having some of the girls be much more romantically pro-active than the boys they encounter; this is rather charming and funny. Still, one of those musicals where a lot of the songs are slightly forgettable, but Gene Kelly and Ann Miller dance up a storm every time they get the chance. It's almost pure froth, but rather touching and enormously likeable.

Heathere' (25 KP) rated Busted Jukebox Volume 2 by Shovels & Rope in Music

Mar 17, 2018 (Updated Mar 17, 2018)  
Busted Jukebox Volume 2 by Shovels & Rope
Busted Jukebox Volume 2 by Shovels & Rope
2017 | Alternative, Folk, Indie
7.5 (2 Ratings)
Album Rating
*Surprising choice of cover songs *They make each song unique *You might discover an artist or band you weren't aware of (0 more)
You might miss the vocals of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst but they do sing (0 more)
Shovels & Rope-Cover Songs
I don't usually like cover songs. I feel that if you are going to do a cover of someone's song, you should make it 'your own'. I love that Shovels & Rope made each track unique and had so many great singers help them out.

~Cleanup Hitter (feat. Brandi Carlile)
  -original artist: Bill Carson

~Joey (feat. Nicole Atkins)
  -original artist: Concrete Blonde

~Do You Love Me Now (feat. Rhett Miller)
  -original artist: The Breeders

~Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (feat. John Moreland)
  -original artist: Willie Nelson

~Untitled 1 (feat. Matthew Logan Vasquez)
  -original artist: Sigur Rós

~The Air That I Breathe (feat. Indianola)
  -original artist: The Hollies

~I’m Your Man (feat. John Fullbright)
  -original artist: Leonard Cohen
~Death Or Glory (feat. Hayes Carll)
  -original artist: The Clash
~Epic (feat. Lera Lynn)
  -original artist: Faith No More
~You Never Can Tell
  -original artist: Chuck Berry

My favorite track is 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain'. I heard this song when I asked my Amazon Alexa to shuffle songs by Shovels & Rope. I put the song on repeat and purchased the album without hearing any of the other songs and I picked up Busted Jukebox Volume 1, as well. I'm a fan of Shovels & Rope and was surprised that I hadn't heard of these albums.

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, is a Willie Nelson song and this version, featuring John Moreland, is absolutely beautiful. My father, a Willie Nelson fan would have approved of this version. It's a song that makes it very hard to hold back the tears. If I'm being honest, I haven't been able to that, yet.

The most surprising track is Epic, a Faith No More song. It is so different from the original and I really like the different flow that Lera Lynn gave it. The song in it's cover form has given a slightly different meaning to the lyrics. The original was powerful and in your face while this version is powerful and haunting.

Other songs are originally by

I am so happy that I stumbled upon this and I can't wait to see what this amazing duo will bring us next!