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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Japan "Live at Hammersmith Odeon" London Feb. 7, 1981

By request....Live recording by Japan, from February of 1981, at London's Hammersmith Odeon.



Gentlemen take polaroids
Quiet life
My new career
Taking islands in Africa
Methods of dance
Ain't that peculiar
European son

Holly Palmer "Holly Palmer" 1996

If there ever was a singer that you've heard everywhere, but most likely never heard of, it would  be Holly Palmer. You've heard her singing backup for everyone...David Bowie, Gnarls Barkley, Idina Menzel....many movies you've seen have had her songs in the soundtrack...Down With love, Party of Five, Into the Blue....I could keep running a list here for quite awhile...really. An amazing singer....she is instantly recognizable, and sings comfortably in almost any genre. Four albums released, dating back to 1996...none really ever had the airplay they should've received.....truly criminal, IMHO. Today, I'm posting Palmer's debut release from 1996. I think it's out-of-print, although it may be available through her website, or for download from Amazon. This is an album that is truly worth a listen...very original, different. Palmer's songwriting is nearly as impressive as her voice. At the time of it's release, I remember thinking how much it stood out from anything that was released that year. I still love it. 



Five little birds
Scandinavian ladies
Different languages
Come lie with me
Lickerish man
Wide open spaces
Sal the gardener
The three of us
Fourteen year old moment
Oxblood 2x4s
Safety belt

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tony Joe White "Continued" 1969

 Here is the 1969 album, "Continued", by Tony Joe White. This is his second album. Produced by the acclaimed Billy Swan, it includes his original version of 'Rainy Night In Georgia', a huge hit for Brook Benton & covered by many including Hank Williams Jr., Shelby Lynne & Randy Crawford. Also Includes two bonus tracks never before released on an album, 'Watching The Trains Go By' and the single version of 'Old Man Willis'.

Elements and things
Rainy night in Georgia
For Le Ann
Old Man Willis
Woman with soul
I want you
I thought I knew you well
The migrant

Watching the trains go by
Old Man Willis

Wayne Shorter "Speak no Evil" 1964

Wayne Shorter's compositions helped define a new jazz style in the mid-'60s, merging some of the concentrated muscular force of hard bop with surprising intervals and often spacious melodies suspended over the beat. The result was a new kind of "cool," a mixture of restraint and freedom that created a striking contrast between Shorter's airy themes and his taut tenor solos and which invited creative play among the soloists and rhythm section. The band on this 1964 session is a quintessential Blue Note group of the period, combining Shorter's most frequent and effective collaborators. Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Elvin Jones merge their talents to create music that's at once secure and free flowing, sometimes managing to suggest tension and calm at the same time. --Stuart Broomer/

Not much more to say, really. Sometimes it's hard to see Shorter as a composer, or as a sax player for me. Equally groundbreaking in both areas....this is an amazingly good record. It hasn't aged badly at all....I think still that it is one of his best recordings, and also that it is a necessity for any serious collection of jazz.
Whitch Hunt
Dance Cadaverous
Speak no Evil
Infant Eyes
Wild Flower

Baden Powell "Tristeza on guitar" 1966

 One of the Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell's best recordings, IMHO. A 1966 collaboration with Joachim Berendt. Truly a necessity for anyone into Brazilian music, Powell bridges the gap between technical artistry in classical playing, and popular Bossa nova and afro samba. Amazing record...finally back in print.

Canto de Xangô
'Round About Midnight
Canto De Ossanha
Manha De Carnaval
Invencão Em 7½
Som Do Carnaval
O Astronauta

A 'lil set for summer....

Just a little set of songs  celebrating summer....enjoy!

Here's the link:

Here's the list:

Prince-Sex in the summer
James Otto-Groovy little summer song
Kenny Chesney-Summertime
Ben Folds Five-Where's summer B?
Keith Urban-'Til summer comes around
Issac Hayes-Summer in the city
Luis Bacalov-Sumertime killer
Rod Stewart-Last summer
Diana King-Summer breezes
Stray Cats-lonely summer nights
Mungo Jerry-In the summertime
Icy Demons-Summer samba
The Who-Summertime blues-Live
The Motels-Suddenly last summer
Andy Partridge-Summer hot as this
Will Smith-Summertime
Elvis Costello-Other side of summer
Dave Clark Five-Here comes summer
Isley Brothers-Summerbreeze

Monday, May 24, 2010

Baden Powell "Tristeza"

A little preview of today's post.....Baden Powell "Tristeza on guitar" 1966.....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Who "The Who Sings My Generation" 1965

1965...The Who.....1st album....still excellent....'nuff sed..... ;)

Here ist der link:

and here is the track list:

Out in the street
I don't mind
The good's gone
La la la lies
Much too much
My generation
The kids are alright
Please, please, please
It's not true
The ox
A legal matter
Instant party (circles)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mary Lou Williams "St. Martin De Porres-Black Christ of the Andes" 1963

Here is where sacred jazz originated. After MLW's conversion to Catholicism, she withdrew  from the concert stage, and focused for the next decade or so on her growing spirituality. When she returned to music, the music reflected where she was at in her life....the music here is deeply spiritual and personal.

Here's a review from
Calling this album mainstream is a bit misleading, since it includes four pieces of choral/sacred music and one avant garde cut. In a way, it's the perfect mirror of where Mary Lou Williams was in the early 1960's, coming out of a nearly ten year absence from performance. At the beginning of that period she had devoted herself solely to religion and charitable work. Jazz-loving priests within the Catholic church convinced her to convey her religious feelings through what she did best: performing, composing, and arranging. Here we have some of the beautiful results.
The hymn “St. Martin de Porres” celebrates the life of a recently-canonized Peruvian patron saint of interracial justice, complete with modern jazz harmonies and rhythm patterns, ascending and descending chromatics and falls, with a brief, simple Latin piano interlude. The very hip jazz waltz ”Anima Christi” has the usual strong bass line of a Mary Lou Williams tune, here doubled by Budd Johnson on bass clarinet.
Vocal soloist Jimmy Mitchell reminds me of a higher-pitched Lou Rawls. Grant Green's clean, hip, tasty blues licks flavor the piece throughout. “Praise the Lord” brings together inspired gospel and the feeling of a great jam session, with swing era vet Budd Johnson wailing on tenor sax. Jimmy Mitchell quietly raps. By the time he sings “Everybody clap your hands now,” you'll be doing that or moving your body in some fashion.
Exploration was the hallmark of Mary Lou's career. Here she takes the journey into rhythms and deeply into the blues. At times her playing is very spare but deeply felt. “A Fungus A Mungus” takes the listener in a polytonal direction, hinting at her later interest in Cecil Taylor. 

Here is the link:

Here is the track list:
St Martin De Porres
It ain't necessarily so
The devil
Miss D.D.
Anima Christi
A grand night for swinging
My blue heaven
Dirge Blues
A fungus A mungus
Forty-Five degree angle

Mary Lou Williams "Zoning" 1974

This 1974 release by MLW is a revelation of all that makes Williams so unique...this is a woman who has been part of jazz since nearly the beginning. As a performer, writer and arranger, she knew and played with everyone...had performed in and ushered in every stylistic change in the genre since the 1920s. All of it shows up in her style of these later years....ageless, yet so contemporary. Meditative and spiritual bluesy....incredibly funky, yet deeply zen and always, ever present, is that thunderously beautiful left hand of her on the keyboard.....beautiful record....beautiful.

Here is the link:

Here's the track list:

Holy Ghost
Zoning Fungus II
Ghost of love
Medi II
Rosa Mae
Praise the Lord
Play it momma
Medi I

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An excellent link to the very first episode of NPR's "Piano Jazz" w/ Marian McPartland...1978...her first guest was Mary Lou Williams...

A great audio link to the very first episode of "Piano Jazz" w/ Marian McPartland, on NPR, in 1978....the guest was Mary Lou Williams.....nice.

Mary Lou Williams "Mary Lou's Mass"

This is a long time favourite.....a recording that I return to often, both as a Catholic...and as fan of Mary Lou Williams.....enjoy.
Over the course of her nearly 60-year career, Mary Lou Williams was like a Swiss army knife of jazz, having a go at just about every movement between ragtime and free jazz. This lifelong musical exploration culminated in a devotion to ecclesiastical music; most of her later recordings are spiritually informed (Black Christ of the Andes and Zoning, two other excellent recent Smithsonian Folkways reissues, are excellent examples). Williams' spirituality awakening happened most suddenly in 1954 when, at the age of 44, she walked off a Parisian stage in the middle of a performance, disappeared for three years and reemerged as a confirmed Catholic who would spend much of the rest of her life spreading the twin gospels of music and the Lord. These two passions meet to great effect on Mary Lou's Mass, a long out-of-print, papally commissioned suite that showcases some of Williams' most personal and mature work.
Blending late-'60s funk, show-tune quality cabaret singing and biblical scripture, Mass is often shocking in its commingling of styles: "Lamb of God" is Williams' successful attempt at writing a modern Gregorian chant; "Lazarus" uncannily juxtaposes a jaunty guitar melody over bassist Carline Ray's vocalese retelling of the scripture; "It Is Always Spring" sets inspired back-and-forth play between Williams' piano and soloist Roger Glenn's flute underneath Leon Thomas' wordless yodeling. Some of the songs represent more genre-homogenous explorations, such as the authentic Southern gospel flavor of "The Lord Says" or the rousing bop of "Willis," but every take snaps with innovation and life. This sumptuous and richly annotated rerelease is long overdue and utterly praiseworthy.

Here is the link to Mary Lou's Mass:
Here  is a tracklisting:

Praise the Lord
Old Time Spiritual
The Lord says
Act of Contrition
Kyrie Eleison (Lord, have mercy)
Medi I and Medi II
In his day/Peace I leave with you/Alleluia
Credo (instrumental)
Holy, Holy Holy
Our Father
Lamb of God
It is always Spring
People in trouble
Praise the Lord (Come Holy Spirit)
Jesus is the best
Tell him not to talk too long
I have a dream

Mary Lou Williams, 'Perpetually Contemporary'

 I'm posting this as a preview of some of Mary Lou's music that will be uploaded soon :) stay tuned!!

From the  July 27, 2007 NPR profile

Mary Lou Williams, 'Perpetually Contemporary'

Mary Lou Williams
Getty Images Mary Lou Williams
July 25, 2007 - Composer, arranger and pianist Mary Lou Williams achieved and maintained a status that many women in jazz found elusive: unwavering respect from male colleagues who regarded her as a musical equal.
A swinging, percussive player, Williams was a major force in the development of Kansas City swing in the 30s, deeply involved in the bebop revolution of the 40s, and had a great influence on pianists Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Whether working with big bands or with her own small groups, Williams' music was always adventurous and she was an innovator, not afraid to stretch out and try new things.
She was born Mary Louise Scruggs (later Burley) in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1910, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Williams began to play piano at the tender age of six. By the time she was 16, she was already in demand and played with many big-name bands as they passed through town. Williams explored the entire school of music, from boogie-woogie and swing into bebop and modern jazz, and became one of the most important female figures in the history of instrumental jazz.
In 1927, she married saxophonist John Williams and went on the road with his band, ending up in Kansas City. There, her husband joined Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy and later, so did Williams. As chief arranger and pianist for Kirk, Williams was immortalized in the song, "The Lady Who Swings the Band." She also wrote arrangements for Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and Jimmie Lunceford, whose band helped make Williams' composition "What's Your Story, Morning Glory" a hit. Later, in 1945, she recorded "Zodiac Suite," her first extended work.
In 1963, weaving her newfound religious interest into her music, she made the album "Black Christ of the Andes." In the 1970s, with "Mary Lou's Mass," Williams mingled the vocabulary of jazz with elements of rhythm and blues, spirituals and gospel music. Williams' willingness to keep her music fresh, and her openness to modern approaches, led to a collaboration with avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor: a special two-piano concert at Carnegie Hall in 1977, which they titled "Embraced."
Mary Lou Williams' career spanned more than a half-century, and she created music full of everlasting beauty, inspiration and surprise. "You know, somebody said that jazz is the sound of surprise?" said David Baker. "Who better epitomizes that throughout her career than Mary Lou Williams."
Her achievements as a composer, arranger, and bandleader earned her the highest level of respect from her peers. Even today Williams is, simply, one of our greatest treasures.

Here is the radio program.....excellent listening

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Boswell Sisters....a few things from my archives....enjoy!

 The Boswell Sisters.....Here's a little collection (well, not that little) of several of their releases from the 1930's....girl jazz harmony at it's best!

As the website sez: "Welcome to the land of BOZ"!!

I've been a huge fan of the Boswell Sisters, since I was a child. I've collected old 78s of theirs for years. The New Orleans' Boswell Sisters, Connie, Vet, and Martha, revolutionized jazz harmony singing in the 1930s. So many people and groups we knew in later years held a great debt to the recordings of them. The tightest, smoothest 3 part sibling harmony...amazing stuff. Groups such as the Andrews Sisters, and even Ella Fitzgerald credited their developing styles to a lot of listening to Connie and her sisters. Today, I went through a lot of 78s, and later releases in my archives, and pulled out a bunch of old recordings.....hope you guys enjoy 'em :)

Here's the link:

Here's the track list:

The devil and the deep blue sea-the hit 1932 recording of the Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler classic, with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Louisiana Hayride-Another side recorded in 1932 for Brunswick with the Dorsey Brothers
Shuffle off to Buffalo-1933, with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey.
Sophisticated Lady-A 1933 recording of the Duke Ellington classic, with Benny Goodman on clarinet.
Sleep come on and take me-1932
That's how rhythm was born-1933
Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia-1932
Coffee in the morning and kisses at night-1933 (Not the version that they did with Russ Columbo and Constance Bennett for the 1934 film "Moulin Rouge"), this is the recording of the same with the Dorsey Brothers.
42nd Street-1933
Minnie the Moocher's wedding day-1932 (it was pretty much an early "answer song", by Arlen and Koehler.
Darktown strutter's ball-1934 W/ Dorsey Brothers and the Bruswick studio Orch.
If I had a million dollars-1934 w/ Jimmy Grier and his Orch.
Charlie two-step-1932
St Louis Blues-1935 with the Ramblers orchestra, Theo Uden Masman, piano
Kurhaus, Scheveningen, the Hague, Holland. (released on the Dutch Decca label)
Dinah-1934-w/ Martha on piano and Bobby Sherwood on guitar
The object of my affection-1934 w/ Jimmy Grier And His Orchestra
Doggone! I've done it again-1932
Mood indigo-1933
Does my baby love?-1930 an early recording from broadcast transcription
California medley-1932 w/ Red Nicols and his Orch.
Cheek to cheek-1935
Crazy People-1932 (The version w/ Dick McDonough on guitar)
Everybody loves my baby-1932
Heebie Jeebies-The best known version from 1931, w/ the Dorseys

Boswell Sisters "Crazy People"

Been listening to the "Sisters" a bit, lately.....think I'll post some tunes in a few....enjoy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Windy City mix....a little set of tunes with "Chicago" in the title.....

Here's a little mix of Chicago tunes....old stuff and new stuff....well, not necessarily "about" Chicago..and a bit of genre hopping.....but there's something Chicago in the title, tho.....enjoy.

Here's the link:

Here's the tunes:

Joe Turner-Going to Chicago Blues (1941)
Soul Coughing-Is Chicago, is not Chicago
Chet Oliver-Goin' back to Chicago
Sufjan Stevens-Chicago (acoustic version)
Lou Rawls-Southside Blues/Tobacco road (live)
Louis Armstrong-Chicago Breakdown
T-Bone Walker-West side baby
Rolling Stones-2120 South Michigan Ave.
Albert Ammonds-Chicago in Mind
Andy Kirk and his 12 clouds of joy-Little Joe from Chicago
Bix Beiderbeck-Chicago Blues
Earl Hines-Chicago rhythmn
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-Red hot Chicago (1930)
Slim Gaillard-Windy City hop
Wilco-Via Chicago

The country songs with excellent titles mix..... :)

Ahhh, c'mon......I love country, but I love it even better when the title is as good as the Here's a lovingly compiled 'lil mix of the old and the new....titles that would be perfect in my imaginary juke box....enjoy!

Here's yer link:

Here's the tunage:

Dolly Parton-Halos and horns
Charlie Adams-Cattin' around
George Jones-Relief is just a swallow away
Larry Nolan and the Bandits-Hillbilly love affair
Jean Sheppard and Speedy West-Twice the lovin' in half the time
Faron Young-Live fast, love hard, die young
George Jones-If I don't love you, grits ain't groceries
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Ella Mae Morse-Hog tied over you
Jesse Ashlock-My bank account is gone
Jimmy Heap-Ethyl in my gas tank
Tanya Tucker-The man that turned my mama on
Hank Williams-Howlin' at the moon
Hank Penny-Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough, tell 'em nothin'
Lefty Frizell-My baby's just like money
Alan Jackson-Please daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
Commander Cody-Down to stems and seeds over you
David Frizell and Shelly West-I'm gonna hire a wino to decorate our home
George Strait-Let's fall to pieces together
Jerry Lee Lewis-What's made Milwaukee famous, has made a loser outta me
Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr.-Naked women and beer
Neko Case-Mood to burn bridges
Gretchen Wilson-One bud wiser
Reverend Horton Heat-Bales of cocaine
Toby Keith-I'll never smoke weed with Willie again
Dixie Chicks-White trash wedding

Nellie McKay "Normal as blueberry pie"

One of my favourite albums of the past year....Nellie McKay's tribute to Doris Day, "Normal as blueberry pie". Good stuff.  She puts her own spin on these tunes, without taking away from the originals. It's definitely a labour of love. Give it a listen.

Here's the link:

Here's the track list:

The very thought of you
Do do do
Wonderful guy
Mean to me
Crazy rhythm
Sentimental Journey
If I ever have a dream
Black hills of Dakota
Dig it
Send me no flowers
Close your eyes
I remember you

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A little preview of the Nellie McKay Doris Day tribute album "Normal as blueberry pie"

New Eye Medias Killer Filler series presents Nellie McKay giving Doris Day her due with Normal As Blueberry Pie - A musical and interview Tribute To Doris Day. The perfect filler to celebrate the big band era of the 40s into Doris Days later film career.

Ms. McKay has picked up not just antique musical styles, but also a tone thats even more, exasperating, exhilarating, and altogether uncategorizable. Nellies fresh take on music and life with a curtsy to Doris, a nod to convention, and a unique twist all her own, featuring handpicked songs from over 600 recordings by Ms. Day. Nellie, who plays several instruments, and uses four different old-time mics to evoke various moods (all lovingly engineered and mixed by recording maestro James Farber).

Her music has been heard on Weeds, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Privileged, and she has dueted with Eartha Kitt, Trey Anastasio, Taj Mahal, and shared the stage with Odetta, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and other notables in aid of various progressive pursuits.

Doris Day is the # 1 female box-office star of all time, and one of the most prolific recording artists in history. In 1977, she became a leader in the animal welfare movement, an important cause for McKay. Shes pursuing a change in the mind-set that allows human beings to treat other species as objects, says Nellie.

Regrets: Kid....Kate James, of Chicago's Schadenfreude....this is the funniest video in ages!!

Kate James, of the Chicago comedy troupe Schadenfreude, is a f*cking genius!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For my mom on Mother's Day....

Here's to the world's coolest mom...mine....the best taste in music, one of the best commercial artists and portraitists.....such amazing talent, you have no still see designs she did for companies, 40+ years after she did the work....she was and is the fun mom, who never acted her age with kids (just ask my daughter and nephew). She has more energy than a woman half her age. she was always a damned good althlete..she still rollerskates at a rink twice a week, in her mid-70s. In her prime, she was one of prettiest woman I've ever seen...and today, she still looks excellent....I love you, Mom (and so does everyone else who's ever met you, sweetie!!) This song's fer you, Mom.....'cuz I KNOW how much you love Doug Sahm!!! enjoy!!

Miles Davis - Milestones

Like I said in the post...This is a late night driving song that works better in a classic convertible with the top down.....that being said....well..... :)

Björk - Venus As a Boy

Still fun after all these years...from 1993.

Well, since driving around on Friday night proved so popular...let's go make a wine and party favours run....

Alrighty then!! That last list proved to be pretty download-a-lishious among you guys.....excellent! Let's overdo a good's another little slightly bipolar night driving mix...kinda lowkey and mellow this time......have at it.

Here's the linkage:

Here's today's tunez:

Lenine-a rede (from the Brazilian Latin grammy award winning singer-songwriter...a great way to start a drive...)
Groove Armada-At the river (London's Andy Cato and Tom Findlay doing a chill out fave from 1997, with some excellent Patti Page/Old Cape Cod samples)
Angelique Kidjo w/ Cassandra Wilson-Never know (two of my favourite voices, from both jazz and world music)
B-Negão, Macaco & Nazão Zumbi-Mama Tierra (Some major Spain/Brazil culture clashing from Macaco, with Naz from Nação Zumbi, former Planet Hemp vocalist B-Negão...excellent.)
Kelly Joe Phelps-Sally Ruby (now I'm culture clashin' on ya switching to this from the previous Some Delta blues/jazz/acoustic from Mr. Phelps)
Common-The light (let's take it back to Chicago, now, with Common.....J Dilla produced...excellently, IMHO)
Delinquent Habits-Tres Delinquentes (An oldie for ya...a light up/cruising classic, with the bestest sample of Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass...still lovin' it)
Miles Davis-Milestones  (Well, when you're playing Miles Davis at night in a'd better be in a classic drive faster)
Gak Sato-Green City (This one always combines that vibe of tripping in a '60s department store aisle, with driving through the deserted late night streets of the Chicago Loop to me....)
Darius Rucker/Jill Scott-Sometimes I wonder (Have loved Jill for years, but Darius' voice...has always spelled nightime listening for, not back when he sang with "Hootie"....blecchh...his solo stuff, thankuverymuch)
Björk-Venus as a boy (Ahhh, my love/hate relatiionship with Björk...always alternating between liking and not always 'getting' her.....this is one oldie that I've always gotten...Mmmmm)
Alice Smith-Fake is the new real (I guess the lyrics say it's the best part of the song)
The Dramatics-Whatcha see is whatcha get (always a my head I'm still toasted and annoying everyone by repeatedly playing it in a Chicago dive on the jukebox years ago, but, I digress....)
Cal Tjader-Soul Sauce (Fila Brazillia Remix) (Another excellent remix from the "Verve Remixed" collection)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan-Mustt Mustt(Lost in his work) (One of the best exports of Pakistan, IMHO...f*cking genius)
 Amp Fiddler-You play me ('Cuz one ass-kickin' J Dilla produced cut is never enough for me)
Soul Coughing-Down to this (throwing a little psychosis into a mix is never bad....a classic from the Soul Coughing "Ruby Vroom" CD)
Hugh Masekela-Mama (Metro Area Birthday Dub) ('Cuz it's Mother's pulled another great cut from the "Verve Remixed" Collection)
The Brand New Heavies (feat Q Tip)-Sometimes (more J Dilla production work)
Cassandra Wilson-32-20 (Mmmmm...that voice...'nuff sed)
Django Reinhardt-Night and Day (it just floats along so perfect....ageless...Mmmmm)
Iron and Wine-Woman King (Unusual to close with this....360 degrees away, genre-wise, from Django....C'est la Vie....I think it works, somehow....hope it works for you) :) Enjoy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nortec Collective Presents BOSTICH+FUSSIBLE "Akai 47"

Cool in the way that "Moving the FUCK outta Arizona and telling 'em to kiss your brown ass" is cool............

The driving around on a Friday night.....your Co-pilot has ADHD (and perhaps a few chem addiction issues) MIX

Ouch. Here's a mix for (just like the title says) listening to while cruising around in the old Hooptie on a Friday night......well, only if your passenger (who's controlling the tunes) has ADHD, and perhaps an additional stubstance abuse issue, or two.....Have at it.

Here's the link:

Here's the tunez:
Nortec Collective's Bostich+Fussible-Akai 47 (get in the lowrider, esse.....the blotter will set in about when you first make sparks hitting a speedbump with your rear fender....)
Waldeck-This isn't maybe (The blotter must have kicked....I keep hearing Chet Baker's voice....)
Mark Ronson w/Amy Winehouse-Valerie (Amy...'cuz when she's good, she's very, very good...and when she's Amyish, she's.....on TMZ??!!)
Everything but the girl-No difference (I don't know....maybe 'cuz it's not the song "Missing"....)
Da Lata-Alice (no pais da malandragem) (definitely a highway driving song.....)
Holly Palmer-Come lie with me (Always a fave late night driving song)
Shugie Otis-Inspiration information (because it's not really possible to make a "late night drivers mix for the vaguely stoned" without a cut by Mr. Otis)
Algebra Blessett-Run and hide- (It's just right tonight)
Nour-Eddine-Marhabat (well, I said the Co-pilot has "issues", expect genre jumping)
David Gray-My Oh My (.....never get tired of the lyrics to this....)
Archie Shepp- Blues From Brother George Jackson (Mondo Grosso Next Wave Mix) (unusual mix of this)
Gorillaz-Feel Good, inc. (what's a cartoon mix without a cartoon band??)
Japan-Ain't that peculiar (Marvin Gaye À la Japonaise)
 Dirty Vegas-Days go by-acoustic version (Oh, I don't know....maybe because days go by between my posts...which COULD be construed as a good thing)
Biutti 49-Kalas (maybe that blotter was too strong? this tune induces the tingly feeling of tripping in a K-Mart during a Blue Light Special Sale, in 1971)
Amanda Ghost-Filthy Mind(Boy George/Kinky Roland Trancesexual Mix) (not that knowing what is in Amanda's filthy mind is a such bad
Peter Frampton- Double Nickles (Instrumental Peter is never bad, either)
Mary Lou Williams-Play it Momma (sorry....I was trancing out for a moment to the UTTER coolness of Ms. WIlliams....)
Carlos Lyra-Influencia do jazz ('cuz driving for me usually includes a lot of Brazilian tunage)
Kurt Elling/Cassandra Wilson-Time of the season ('cuz sometimes covers are more listenable to me than the original....)
Doobie Brothers-Black water (well, 'cuz sometimes driving around still a little buzzed makes you flash back to when you drove around slightly buzzed 30 years ago.....)
Charlie Parker-Relaxin' at Camarillo (well, the last song very rightly should be Parker's ode to a stay in a mental hospital, IMHO......)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

'60s-'70s Soul Thursday.....a semi rare dusties mix.....

Here's some more tunage for a Thursday.....just a mix of some older mostly uptempo dusties from the vaults....PUT IT ON SUPER LOUD!!..enjoy!!
Here's yer link for download:

Here's the track list of what's on the link:

Gigi and the Charmaines-Girl Crazy
The Cavaliers-Ooh, it hurts me
Etta James-Seven day fool
The Metros-Push a little bit harder
The Vibrations-End up crying
Papa Lightfoot-Jumpin' with Jarvis
Mitty Collier-Git out
Barbara Lynn-Second fiddle girl
The Soul Sisters-I won't be your fool no more
Maceo and the Macks-Soul Power '74
Curtis Mayfield-Give it up
Hank Marr-Tonk Game
The Spellbinders-Chain reaction
The Dynamics-Love sick
Sugar Pie DeSanto-I don't wanna fuss
Fred Wesley-Watermelon Man
Linda Carr-In my life
The Bobbettes-Having Fun
Laura Lee-If you can beat Me Rockin'
The Ikettes-I'm blue
DeeDee Warwick-We're doing fine
Ann Sexton-You been doing me wrong for so long

Thursday's tunes are all about......POOOOON TANG!! :)

Yup..............songs about sex. Nuff

Here's yer linkage, horndog:

Here's the track list:
Bullmoose Jackson-Big Ten Inch Record (Yeah, the same one you've heard before...still hilarious)
Dorothy Ellis-Drill Daddy Drill (Don't worry, I hear that BP will pay for cleanup......)
Fluffy Hunter-The Walkin' Blues (Just listen.....I've loved this since I was a kid, and didn't even get the double entendre)
Wynonie Harris-I Want My Fanny Brown (She's 40 yrs old, and ain't so young no more...the way she loves makes you come back for more)
Julia Lee-King Size Papa (Pretty much about loving the "big" guys)
The Swallows-It Ain't The Meat (It ain't?? lol)
The Swallows-Bicycle Tillie (Gona pump Tille right down the line, gonna ride Tillie all night...)
Julia Lee-I Didn't Like It The First Time (Well who does??)
The Dominoes-60 Minute Man ('ve heard it....still funny as hell)
Little Willie John-Leave My Kitten Alone (Meow!!)
The Treniers-Poon Tang (Gonna get me some.....)
Roy Brown-Shake 'Em Up Baby (She's the best JitterBug in town....)
Young Jessie-Hit, Git and Split (What, no cuddling??)
Todd Rhodes-Rocket 69 (You'll have ta hold tight Papa...while I go into my spin...)
Wynonie Harris-Keep On Churnin' 'Til The Butter Comes-(It's about farm
The "5" Royales-You Didn't Learn It At Home (where then?? Sunday school??)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Because it's hilarious! and...because there's never a bad time to listen to Kristin Chenoweth :D

Funny! Kristin Chenoweth sings "If You Hadn't, But You Did", from "Two on the aisle"

Sansévérino-Les Faux Talbins 2009

If you took Django Reinhard, a little rockabilly, some bluegrass, a little blotter, and a lot of humor....and put it all in a blender.....the result could very likely be Sansévérino. This is a lot of I've found all of his albums to be. It swings crazy!......enjoy!

Here's a little bit of bio for ya:

A descendent of Italian immigrants, Stephane Sansévérino was born on French soil in 1962. Thanks to his father's work, young Stephane was offered limitless travel opportunities throughout his early years. He was exposed to performers from all over the world, and by the age of 20 had fixed his sights on a career in performance. Initially focusing on theater, he studied comic acting for a number of years, learning guitar and banjo in the process. Sansévérino started his own troupe and worked primarily as a street performer, while surrounded with the alternative rock sounds that had sprung up during the mid-'80s. He began working as a musician with his hand in a few groups at any given time, maintaining a diverse array of musical and theatrical pursuits. The two disciplines met in the formation of Les Voleurs de Poules, an acoustic duo that explored Eastern European Gypsy styles with French chansons from the '50s. After years of busy touring, the group released its debut record, Tu Sens les Poivrons, in 1995. The group split four years later, and Sansévérino spent the next two years writing and recording his first solo record, Le Tango des Gens, which went gold upon its release in 2001. Following intense touring, the artist was honored with the Victorie de la Musique Award for Best Breakthrough Live Act of the Year in 2003. His sophomore project, Les Senagalaises, earned him the nickname of "Monsieur Swing." In that same vein, Sansévérino's 2006 album, Exactement, was his first to feature a full big band, a notable departure from former ensembles of from three to five musicians. In December of 2006, he took to the road again, accompanied by his 20-piece big band. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, All Music Guide

Some info on this CD:

2009: "Les faux talbins"

His next album of new material came out a year later, on 2 November 2009, and was entitled "Les faux talbins" (a slang term for forged banknotes). The whole album is full of underworld slang and is a kind of homage to 1950s gangster films. The lyrics are about all the various forms of social exclusion and isolation, from that of psychiatric wards to the lot of prositutes and prisoners.
Musically, the album finds Sanseverino working without a producer, using for the most part live studio takes.  There is no swing on "Les faux talbins"; instead there is a distinct country flavour, with some rock’n’roll, bluegrass and French chanson added to the mix. Also featured is a cover of "la Salsa du démon" by the Grand orchestre du Splendid.
Sanseverino kicked off a tour for the new album in November 2009, and performed at the Bataclan, Pais, on 3-6 February 2010.
© RFI Musique

Here's the link:

Here's the tracklist:

Les Faux Talbins
Les Marioles
Malade Mental
Finis Ta Vaisselle
La Reine Du Peripherique
A boy named Sue
Les Rockers Aiment La Java
Tu n'en as plus rien a foutre
La Salsa Du Demon
Tu Pues Benny
Le Grand Gregory
Riton Et Rita
Cherie C'Est La Guerre
La Valse Du Blues Du Livre
La Femme Du Marin
Dimanche Dernier
Je T'Aime Pas

Pardon me this parental moment of

My daughter returns this afternoon from her first tour with the Chicago Children's, as an obnoxiously proud choir parent, I'm posting a video from one of her spring