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Question of the Day: Gems & Jewels

by Corny O'Connell

There's a song about diamonds being a girl's best friend. And there's a whole treasure trove of other songs mentioning rubies and emeralds and gems and jewels in general. Adorn the comments below with a few of your favorites. We'll play a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Pearls" - Aoife O'Donovan

"Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - T-Bone Burnett

"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - Paul Simon

David Amram and The Amigos - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

David Amram is a true musical Renaissance man - classical composer, jazz musician, sideman for everybody from Dizzy Gillespie to Steve Goodman - as well as an author, activist, and indefatigable source of positive energy. On the eve of his 84th birthday, he shared memories of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Jack Kerouac, and his philosophy of life and performed songs with The Amigos Band on the Sunday Breakfast.