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BIG BLUE DIAMONDS
Two versions of Kit Carson's Country Classic, this has all you could want from a deeply sentimental Ballad: Loss, unrequited love, failure, the worship of Mammon, nostalgia, and perfidy. Listen to Little Johnny Taylor, no stranger to the lyrics of prodition, give it the big band treatment, the brash and brassy sound of which only increases the clamor of those big blue diamonds and vicarious lust for instant gratification. Or Clint West's version with a more simple Country backing, reinforcing the loneliness and desolation of the narrator.
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