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We roll through a couple of movie score pieces (“Piano 1” from Jon Brion’s Synecdoche, New York soundtrack, “Tissue,” from Thomas Newman’s Little Children soundtrack). Then you’ve got “Temporary Loan” by Edith Frost (from her Calling Over Time record–which is so good, by the way), “Every Day a Sunrise, a Summer Every Year,” by Telegraph Melts, and The Hold Steady covering Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” on a benefit album from an an international organization called WarChild that works on child soldier issues.
Accounts of Sam’s life vary pretty wildly and can be pretty tricky to sort out. One of the best accounts (it’s gotta be the most comprehensive), it seems, is Paul E. Johnson’s book, Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper.
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