Friday, August 31, 2012

A Labor Day Playlist: 13 Songs About Work

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The Band, “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”

As far as I'm concerned, every self-respecting playlist should include something from The Band. Fortunately, “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” tells the story of a struggling farmer’s decision to unionize, so it totally fits in here. It’s got everything we’ve come to love about these boys: Richard Manuel’s pitch-perfect croon, Rick Danko’s country funk bassline, Robbie Robertson’s lyrical genius and Arkansas-farmboy-slash-drummer Levon Helm’s impeccable timekeeping. Oh, and organist Garth Hudson is pretty much as badass as his forehead is large, which means he’s massively badass.

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