A couple days ago I blogged about a treasured jazz discovery and all the old-school analog work I had to do to go about acquiring it. I closed the post with an adieu about digitizing an album of Civil War music I listened to regularly in my youth. I thought it had been loooong-lost, but in fact had been in my collection allÂ all this time — rediscovered serendipitously when I went searching for the LP with that jazz number on it.
So, in the wake of the epic battle waged yesterday between north and south with the highly favored regiment from Indiana engaging underdog troops from Louisiana, I salute the victors andÂ opportunistically offer up one of my favorite tracks from the 50-year-old platter, the somber and saintly “All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight,” by Col. Beauregard and the Volunteers:
PS. The French horns always make me choke-up.