Song of the Day: "You Are Never Alone," Socalled

Hip-hop, soul and a Jewish cowboy.

By Salon Staff
June 13, 2007 11:01AM (UTC)
main article image

There's probably a dissertation lurking somewhere in the grooves of Socalled's "You Are Never Alone," taken from the Canadian musical alchemist's new "Ghettoblaster" album, but there's nothing academic about the way the track's cross-cultural mix of hip-hop, soul and vintage Jewish novelty music coalesces into something actually quite beautiful. Furthermore, any song that opens with the line "Frankly, there's nothing so unusual about a Jewish cowboy" instantly gets high marks from me.

-- David Marchese


The Song of the Day is also available as a podcast. (Subscribe: iTunes or RSS)

Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

Related Topics ------------------------------------------