So, here’s what I’ve got:
- Be A Woman/Blessing All The Birds
- short version, piano
- short version, harp
- two early performances of the whole song with slight lyrical alterations
Are there any others?
The Murthering Stake by Calamus Root Magician is a 20-minute Joanna hip-hop remix tribute EP. Don’t be put off by the absurdity of the description. Unlike the many Joanna covers and remixes we’ve heard this year this is perhaps the one truly inspired output worthy of your time. Set your doubts aside and download.
The Murthering Stak, we chopped up the work of Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band from vinyl LPs. CalRoot has been a long-time admirer of her work since the morning in 2005 when he awoke to the sounds of “Peach, Plum, Pear” ringing from his roommate’s chamber down the hall. “The Book of Right On” bass line even found a home on the very first full-length recording by against fidelity, and since The Roots tapped that vein (as well as a variety of other thirsty postmodern entities, both righteous and rapacious in nature), we figured it was high time to run an unauthorized chop of the entire catalog before some fair-weather fan with an expensive budget and long corporate fingers got permission to do so. Please enjoy responsibly.
- Calamus Root Magician