Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Rumba SoYo

Rumba SoYo

No can find video of Rumba SoYo, So Dikulusu wid yo feets.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singing

"I get up in the morning, hear the work bell warning, shuffle to my 9 to 5
I come home in the evening I get that feeling - Lord, I start to come alive"
Rise Up Singing

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Stanley Clarke Band - Pop Virgil b/w Last Train to Sanity

James Brown visits Stanley & pops him one in the virgil! Good fun!
Pop Virgil

Retuning to the jazz root dances with savvy guests from the symphony.
Last Train to Sanity

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keren Ann - Lay Your Head Down

The movie was over. Right at that moment I thought "that was a waste of 90 minutes" this song started playing. Made the entire movie disappear from my head and a new movie start - worth twice the price of admission. Velvet joy.

"The way you ride those waves makes me want to follow you blind."
Lay Your Head Down

Bill Frisell - Rumble b/w Telstar

Rethinking songs which predicted the 21st century through 21st century ears.


Lennon reinventions worth digging into - live!

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Diaspora b/w Saya

"Il est enfin que s'envole notre destin"

"Vous êtes tous invités"

No new videos, so here's a free ticket to a classic show:

Neil Diamond - Melody Road b/w First Time & Something Blue

"I know every song you lead me to is gonna be my friend."
Melody Road

"It's your time for making it happen!
. . .Get out your bed!"
First Time

"You showed what a little bit of love could do.
You opened my eyes and a light came through."
Something Blue

Drunk guy sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' inside police car

Why in the world this showed up when I was searching you tube for a Minnie Driver video I'll never know. Serendipity is my guess. It's several years old, so everybody on earth has probably seen this but me. You get extra credit if you can watch this more than 4 minutes!

Minnie Driver - Master Blaster b/w Tell Me Why & Love Song

An album of ancient tunes presented with a Minnie attitude.

Master Blaster

Tell Me Why

Love Song

From the park I hear rhythms
Marley's hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party
On the corner at the end of the block

When you're moving in the positive
Your destination is the brightest star

Stevie feelin' as pretty as Minnie:

Glenn Tilbrook - Everybody Sometimes

"With the affable patience of the ruling class. . ."
Everybody Sometimes

Colbie Caillat - Never Gonna Let You Down b/w Land Called Far Away

Pure happy pop =:-)
Never Gonna Let You Down

"Everywhere I go I see a trail of broken hearts."
Land Called Far Away

Bryan Adams - She Knows Me b/w You've Been A Friend To Me

"There's a constant fire inside of her. . ."
She Knows Me

"I ain't to proud to say You've Been A Friend To Me"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chris Duarte Group - Jump The Trane'

Good Saturday night instrumental dance groove. Not available as single :( Jump The Trane'

No new videos yet. Here's a 14 year old show to fill the Saturday night blues dance hour.

John Oszajca - Music Marketing Manifesto

You know, as huge as the music business is, it is always gratifying to find folks in the field that bend over backwards to be sure we all stay engaged. Earlier this week I received an email from John with a link to his most recent posting. Since he mentioned he was interviewing an artist I love, I of course clicked. Once there I found the interview was available on iTunes. I almost skipped the whole thing because I despise plugging my devices into my computer. It's a step that is no longer necessary and wastes time.

I decided what the heck, I'll post a quick reply to the list & ask he place the podcast feed on Stitcher so I could listen without having to go through he iTunes hassle. Amazingly the response was close to immediate and Stitcher took awhile to sync everything, but I got to hear the interview this morning.

So, why tell you? Well, I know most of the folks that leaf through this blog are also musicians looking for a place to get some publicity. If you ever find yourself in need for marketing expertise, I know for a fact that John went the extra mile in order for one of his many readers to be able to have access in the way I wanted. That is dedication to the highest degree - caring about one in the midst of many.

John's website is Music Marketing Manifesto/. The specific article that started this diatribe is Here’s How You Release The Number #1 Blues Album In America.