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Georgia On His Mind

Stuart Bailie | 10:28 UK time, Thursday, 17 November 2011

Georgia O' Keeffe, amazing painter and personality, features in a few rock and roll songs. She has a cameo in Robbie Robertson's 'Day O' Reckoning'. There is Dan Fogelberg's 'Bones In The Sky' and 'I'm the Girl' by Heather Nova. Good old Warren Zevon also put in a bid with 'Splendid Isolation'.

Now there is 'Georgia O'Keeffe' by Duke Special. It appears on his new collection 'Under The Dark Cloth', a suite of tunes inspired by the pioneering American photographers. In the case of this song, he is singing though the persona of Alfred Steiglitz, visionary lensman and lover of Georgia. The song notes the passion of the story and these two extraordinary people. You need to hear it.


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