Thursday, March 24, 2011

Horse to the Water

I didn't know much about this song until I was listening to Darren DeVivo on WFUV yesterday morning.  The song, "Horse to the Water", was written by George Harrison and his son, Dhani, and was performed with Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.  George could only provide the lead vocal, but was too sick to play guitar, as this was recorded just before his death in 2001.

George was probably the most talented of The Beatles musically.  Yes, John and Paul did a lot musically, and were the most brilliant of songwriters, and Ringo was a largely underappreciated drummer, but George was a wonderful guitarist, among other instruments (most notably the sitar).

There is no video for this song, but an intrepid Beatles fan used the song to put together a tribute to George.

1 comment:

Georgia Road Geek said...

George Harrison (a.k.a. "The Quiet Beatle") was a wonderful talent. Especially enjoyed his early solo work.

Ringo Starr's solo stuff isn't too bad either.

BTW, if GEICO could get the license, then maybe they could do a "rhetorical" asking "Did the Beatles make teenage girls scream?" :)