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Bluebird Quarantunes: Jaime's Playlist

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Looking to discover some new tunes while you're stuck at home? The Bluebird staff has you covered! Each weekend, we'll be putting out a new quarantunes playlist curated by one of our staff members. Today's playlist is brought to you by The Bluebird Cafe Events Manager, Jaime Scorby.

John Prine:
"Summer’s End"
I’m sorry, it’s impossible to pick just one considering our recent loss of John. "Souvenirs" is the first John Prine song I ever heard…. Summer’s End is my favorite off of Tree Of Forgiveness and feels like a farewell of sorts. 

American Aquarium:
"The World Is On Fire"
This song feels as relevant now as it was during the time it which it was written - other close contenders with a lot of spins: "One Day At A Time" and "Unfortunate Kind."

Brian Fallon:
"21 Days"
Brian just put out an incredible, thoughtful and lovely record called Local Honey – this is one of my favorite tracks.

Garth Brooks:
"The Dance"
This is footage of our dear Tony Arata – the wonderful writer of The Dance – performing the song. It’s always poignant, always relevant, always beautiful and I almost always cry.

The Menzingers:
"Your Wild Years"
This song… so nostalgic. So lived in. So relatable. . . others with a high spin count are "Lookers" – for when I need a little energy and "After The Party" because it’s arguably their strongest song lyrically.

Victoria Banks and Friends:
"City Of Dreams"
Victoria wrote this song after the 2010 Nashville flood – I loved it then and I love it now. What a collaboration. I picked it back up after the tornado and I haven’t put it back down over these last several weeks.

Frank Turner:
"Get Better"
This song… this song has helped me so much over the years and it’s helping me again these days – very fitting, as is Frank’s song "Be More Kind."

Bruce Springsteen:
"The Rising"
Without question, my favortie Springsteen song is "Thunder Road," but these days "The Rising" feels like it’s meant for these times even though Bruce released it after 9/11 – he knew we needed him then and he knows we need him now.

Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash:
"Redemption Song"
These are two of my favorite songwriters and artists and this is one of my favorite songs – all due respect to Bob Marley, but to me, this is the definitive version of this song.

Neko Case:
"Calling Cards"
I play this song when I miss the people in my life when things are “normal” – it has been getting a lot of play over the last few weeks.

The Replacements:
"Bastards Of Young"
Because Paul Westerberg. Because this song. Because these times.

- Jaime Scorby