Songs Inspired by Literature

“We use music as a vehicle to engage, inspire and reinforce the magic of literature and the power of reading. We have launched an awareness and outreach campaign for one of this country’s most critical problems: adults who cannot read or write.”

From the Chapter One benefit CD for “Artists for Literacy”:

  • Bruce Springsteen – “The Ghost of Tom Joad” Inspired by John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath
  • David LaMotte – “Dark and Deep” Inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
  • Suzanne Vega – “Calypso” Inspired by Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”
  • Ray Manzarek – “He Can’t Come Today” Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot

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