Sunday, June 19, 2005
Happy Father's Day
Chuck Elliot played a nice Richie Havens version of Cat Stevens' song, "Father and Son" yesterday on WXPN's Sleepy Hollow program (week in, week out the best music show on radio), in honor of Father's Day which got me to thinking about another great father song, "Jack Gets Up" by Leo Kottke from his 1989 album, My Father's Face. The album takes it's title from the lyric of this song, "If you look in the mirror it's your father's face/Everyday in the morning when you get up and you crawl out of bed." Kottke's an acoustic guitar master, but I still love his occasional vocal songs with his deep and sometimes droll vocal style. The complete lyrics for "Jack Gets Up" are here.