Song of the Day: Rhiannon Giddens – “Freedom Highway”

This is the title track off the new, well-acclaimed album by singer Rhiannon Giddens. A spirited cover of the 1965 Staple Singers track, Giddens mixes in some CCR-esque swampy flavor with some horns and banjo while maintaining the gospel feel of the original. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on on this album as Giddens bounces between folk, gospel, jazz, and hip-hop, among other influences. Give it a listen.

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