“Don’t Play Me” by Prince (1998)

Don’t you think Prince would’ve done a kick-ass MTV Unplugged special in the ‘90s? Well, apparently there were plans for one to be made during his Emancipation days, but those plans never came to fruition. At least we have The Truth, the acoustic album that accompanied the 3-CD Crystal Ball set in 1998. One of… Read More “Don’t Play Me” by Prince (1998)

“Blackbird” by The Beatles (1968)

“Blackbird” is a gentle, acoustic song dedicated to the fighters of the civil rights movement in the ‘60s. I remember reading somewhere that it was dedicated specifically to Angela Davis, but I don’t know if that’s accurate. It’s undeniably poetic without being cloying (a reasonably major feat for McCartney even then), and is soothing enough… Read More “Blackbird” by The Beatles (1968)