Hive Five: Bob Nastanovich’s Kentucky Derby Playlist

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With the 137th Kentucky Derby upon us this Saturday, we asked Pavement multi-instrumentalist Bob Nastanovich, horse racing expert and  former jockey agent, for his top five racing songs prime for this event. Without further ado:

1. Patsy Cline: “‘Blue Moon of Kentucky”

“Patsy Cline always gets played late at night, at 907 Central Louisville, during Derby week.”

2. dEUS: “Roses”

“Overlooked Belgian band whose song ‘Roses’ was in heavy rotation as the ‘Run for the Roses’ neared.”

3. The McGuire Sisters: “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane”

“Spooky classic dedicated to the Derby week visitors rolling into Louisville.”

http://youtu.be/VD7nVjv1LBg

4. Belle and Sebastian: “Judy and the Dream of Horses”

“Horse theme championed by Scottish wizards.”

http://youtu.be/BEUCisD-Q8M

5. Townes Van Zandt: “Molly and Tenbrooks”

“His spin on Bill Monroe‘s racehorse classic.”

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