So, I saw "Not Fade Away" after all. (See previous post.) It's a great little film with a fantastic soundtrack, which is no surprise given how terrifically director David Chase used music in "The Sopranos." The revelation here was "Down So Low," which I knew from Linda Ronstadt's "Hasten Down the Wind" album. But the song was written by Tracy Nelson and the use of her version in the film is a powerful moment. Nelson is one of those artists who I've known of, but never explored much. My loss. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where her band, Mother Earth, came together. They moved to the Bay Area after being signed by Mercury Records. She's a blue-eyed soulstress — less histrionic than Janis Joplin, and obviously inspired by her idol, Irma Thomas. This is from the 1968 album, "Living With the Animals."