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Brahms Hath Murdered Sleep! Lullabies for the Insomniac

Artist Song Buy
Lullaby League  Welcome to Munchkinland  buy on itunes
Richard & Linda Thompson  The End of the Rainbow  buy on itunes
Eurythmics  Angel  buy on itunes
Melissa Etheridge  A Truthful Lullaby  buy on itunes
The Medieval Babes  Adult Lullaby  buy on itunes
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band  Electric Lullaby  buy on itunes
Robin Williams  Swee'pea's Lullaby  buy on itunes
Sinead O'Connor  A Lullaby for Cain  buy on itunes
Slim Whitman  Swiss Lullaby  buy on itunes
The Canadian Brass  Tuba Lullaby  buy on itunes
Bing Crosby  An Irish Lullaby  buy on itunes
The Pogues  Lullaby of London  buy on itunes
Cilla Black  Liverpool Lullaby  buy on itunes
Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye  Lullaby in Ragtime  buy on itunes
The Andrew Sisters  Lullaby of Broadway  buy on itunes
The Woody Herman Orchestra  Lullaby of Birdland  buy on itunes
Keb Mo  Lullaby Baby Blues  buy on itunes
Chris Whitley  Scrapyard Lullaby  buy on itunes
Neko Case and Her Boyfriends  Furnace Room Lullaby  buy on itunes
Emmylou Harris  Hobo's Lullaby  buy on itunes
E. Harris, A. Krauss and G. Welch  Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby  buy on itunes
The Dixie Chicks and James Taylor  Sweet Baby James  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Lullaby  buy on itunes
Leonard Cohen  Hunter's Lullaby  buy on itunes
Gentle Giant  An Inmate's Lullaby  buy on itunes
They Might Be Giants  Lullaby to Nightmares  buy on itunes
Hugh Montenegro  Lullaby from 'Rosemary's Baby'  buy on itunes
PDQ Bach  Lullaby and Goodnight  buy on itunes


*** Not Intended for Children or the Unduly Sentimental ***
The original idea was to examine the genre of the Disturbing Lullaby.
Well, our research indicates that they're all pretty disturbing in one way or another. Either they're mawkishly sweet and disturbing or they're starkly realistic in a Grimm's Fairytales/Mother Goose sort of way and disturbing.

And why? A night spent with a colicky baby is not something for artists, agnostics or other triflers to be playing at. By morning, you will be seeing the world for what it truly is and will be singing that truth in strange, strange tongues.
Which doesn't mean it won't make for good listening, afterwards. But it won't be child's play by a long chalk.

Let those colicky babies grow up with hope and ideals -- play them some Springsteen or like that.


Date: 5/31/2003
Great mix.
Mo Twang!
Date: 6/2/2003
This looks great! I'd love to hear it ... but not at bedtime.
Date: 11/3/2003
Damn fine!

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