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Autore Jackie DeShannon

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Paradise

Album John Prine

Notable covers: Jackie DeShannon, John Denver, Johnny Cash

"Paradise" is a song written by John Prine for his father, and recorded for his 1971 debut album, John Prine. Prine also re-recorded the song for his 1986 album, German Afternoons.

The song is about the devastating impact of strip mining for coal, whereby the top layers of soil are blasted off with dynamite or dug away with steam shovels to reach the coal seam below. The song is also about what happened to the area around the Green River in Kentucky because of strip mining. The song references the Peabody Coal Company, and a town called Paradise in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, where the Tennessee Valley Authority operated the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired electric generating station.

The area has suffered serious economic downturn because of the decline of coal mining, caused mainly by the abundance of natural... (continua)
When I was a child my family would travel
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inviata da L. E. 19/5/2020 - 23:31
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Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Un classico brano "peace&love" risalente al 1968. Nel 1979 la DeShannon lo eseguì di fronte all'Assemblea Generale dell'ONU.
Think of your fellow man
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inviata da Alessandro 4/10/2006 - 23:10




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