the Buzz for August 20th, 2011


Alan Jackson (with Patty Loveless) — “Monday Morning Church”
(from What I Do) — Monday Morning Church - What I Do

The chorus is rather awkwardly phrased and clumsily articulated, but it doesn’t much matter: the imagery here is indelibly shattering, and Jackson manages — with able assistance, of course, from the, uh, peerless Loveless, who turns in a haunting harmony vocal that can only qualify as angelic — to create a compelling, richly terrific tableau of a man swallowed whole by untenable grief.