Bells of Harlem

Bells of Harlem February 18, 2010

Please forgive me for posting an Easter song on the second day of Lent, but this is one of the most gorgeous songs I’ve heard in a very long time. And it might just get me through these last days of what has been a brutal winter. It’s “Bells of Harlem” and it’s the last track from the new album A Friend of a Friend from Dave Rawlings Machine — which is what happens when Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings swap their customary roles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEdg5o7-o8I”

Another humorous — and more uncomfortable — version follows the jump. Pay attention to the guy with the camera and what Dave does to him around the 2:05 mark. Let it be a lesson to rock photographers everywhere!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDFO1LkWi-U”

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