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Tunes for Groundhog Day

by Justin Farrar

Tunes for Groundhog Day

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On February 2, Bill Murray’s pal Punxsutawney Phil will once again be escorted from his cozy burrow in western Pennsylvania to tell America if spring is right around the corner -- or if we should hunker down for another six weeks of snow and ice. Our fascination with the groundhog, as well as the uniquely folkloric tradition with which he is associated, has spawned a surprising number of songs through the decades. Everybody from Eminem and Primus to Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Lisa Loeb have paid tribute to the adorable, little fuzzballs. There’s even moody jazz tunes, punk ragers and smooth R&B jams dedicated to them and their special day. Click play whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not!

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