Breakfast Blend: Country Roads

John Denver wrote this song, which from his lips is thin and sentimental. Sentiment is a key part of its appeal, but back in the 70s Toot and the Maytals found a delicious reggae groove beating under it’s melodic heart.

Many years later, in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki wrote the great “Whisper of the Heart,” a movie love story in which the protagonists’ dreams all come together with a down home reworked rendition of Denver’s classic tune.

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