Consumer Guide: May, 2020

One man's plague songs for use, many women's plague songs for catharsis, a plague victim's jokes to live by, plus kind words and strange sounds to keep us sane

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American Tunes: Songs by Paul Simon (Ace) Although most hold up against the originals, transforming them is what oughta happen, as is shit canning turkeys like Rumer and Dorris Henderson (the Persuasions, “Love Me Like a Rock”; Rosemary Clooney, “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover”; Patti Smith, “The Boy in the Bubble”; Willie Nelson, “Graceland”) **

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