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Welcome to Shift, where Tom Allen takes you on a daily musical journey from the stalwarts of Classical music to the cutting edge of Contemporary tunes. Join us here on CBC music for a round-up of the stories of the day, some videos of music (or maybe just videos interesting to music fans) and a place to speak your voice.

Thursday  January 3 2013

Today on the show the art of the cover version. In a world where its often easier to cover an already successful song and slam it up on you tube here's some sublime covers that really add to the brilliance of the original. 

"Homeward bound"

COVER  Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers 

ORIGINAL Simon and Garfunkel

"Way down in the hole"

COVER - The Blind Boys of Alabama

ORIGINAL Tom Waits

Shifty Stories: 

A little reminder of summer, and what it means to be a soulful performer. 

One of the greatest boy's of summer - Buck O'Neil who played with the Kansas City Monarchs.

Taking inventory is a pain in any business, but when you're counting tree snails and tropical fish...

You can contact us at SHIFT with your ideas, questions, or anything else by sending us a message on our Facebook page. Through email, you can reach show producers Alison Howard ( alison.howard@cbc.ca ) or Alex Redekop ( alex.redekop@cbc.ca ) or Pete Morey ( peter.morey@cbc.ca )

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fbarrett
#1 posted by
fbarrett
on Jan 03, 2013

Happy New Year Pete:

I was hoping to find an audio link to Tom Allen’s blurb on the USA Shellacking of Canada’s Junior Squad.

 

“You wouldn't think a Canadian hockey team would allow its rival to treat it with insect secretions from Thailand.” 

I found the paragraph above on your post today: http://music.cbc.ca/Shift

 

But it has a bad link. (the link points to URL:    http://www.ur1.ca/cebg1%EF%BB%BF )

 

 

Does such an audio recording link exist?

Thanks,

Fred



Pete Morey
#2 posted by
Pete Morey
on Jan 04, 2013

It doesn't Fred but I can give you the real link for for sending you down a dead end. 

Tom explained where shellac came from. It actually a resin from a bug in Thai land. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac

From today onwards you'll be able to stream the show on demand from our shift page so you'll always be able to find the audio you want. 

It will be in the audio tab on our page later today. 

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