The Barnstormers - "Magdalena" (from Graveyard Town)
January 5, 2010
"I'm leaving you behind tonight" sings Ronald Moore over brush-beaten train engine rhythms, two-part vocal harmonies, and the jazzy puff of a New Orleans-style brass section. "Magdalena," off of Graveyard Town by Alabama's Barnstormers, is an irresistible pairing of melody and rhythm that reaches a truly original culmination when a sitar and tabla drum are thrown into the mix. Nothing quite says Alabama like traditional Indian instrumentation.