Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sean Jones Quartet - Dr. Jekyll

Trumpet and bass move gracefully with excitement as the piano and drums dance across the track. Move ye olde feet, move!
Dr. Jekyll

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Good News

Dance with the band swinging! That is very good news!
Good News

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ace Frehley - Gimme a Feelin'b/w I Wanna Hold You

It could be embarrassing when a sixty-three year old man lyrically sounds like a high school freshman, but Ace pulls it off because the music rocks.

Gimme a Feelin'

I Wanna Hold You

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elvin Bishop - Dancin'

"With the music nice and loud!"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

John Hiatt - Wind Don't Have to Hurry

"Dark angels in the trees. . ."
Wind Don't Have to Hurry

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shovels & Rope - The Devil Is All Around b/w Fish Assassin

"I got wasted and I sat around the fire all day. . ."
The Devil Is All Around

"Now I'm making noise with the alligator boys. . ."
Fish Assassin

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Empty Hearts - Loud and Clear

"I can see you've got your highs and lows. . ."

"I can hear the voices! Can you hear them Loud and Clear?"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Emmylou Harris - Apache Tears

Hoof prints and foot prints deep ruts the wagons made
The victor and the loser came by here
No head stones but these bones bring Mascalero death moans
See the smooth black nuggets by the thousands lying here
Petrified but justified are these Apache tears
Dead grass dry roots hunger crying in the night
Ghost of broken hearts and laws are here
And who saw the young squaw they judged by their whiskey law
Tortured till she died of pain and fear
Where the soldiers lay her back are the black Apache tears

Apache Tears

Studio Rio w/ Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Studio Rio w/ Billie Holiday - You've Changed

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection

You've Changed

Studio Rio w/ Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection


Bebel Gilberto - Saudade Vem Correndo

The August sunshine beach is inviting me to stroll with a Brazilian swagger into the waters of nostalgia. . .

Nostalgia Overwhelms Me Here In This Place

You left our world walking away.
Just left me your picture,
a verse of your song,
a blue scarf with your perfume,
embroidery and a flower.
The scarf has lost its smell,
and photo has yellowed.
The embroidery I still have.
The flower has lost it's petals,
But what I keep in my heart, my love,
time has not erased.

Saudade Vem Correndo

Emm Gryner - Sundown On Us

"It's my birthday and you haven't kissed me. . .
Sundown On Us

No new videos yet. An oldie:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Angus & Julia Stone - Heart Beats Slow b/w Grizzly Bear

"You won't let it through the front door 'cause it burns in a pretty little heart. . ."
Heart Beats Slow

"Can I take you high to the mountain sky?"
Grizzly Bear

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - King Of Livin' On My Own b/w Minor Step

"I don't mind living on bologna and cheese."
King Of Livin' On My Own

Minor Step

No new videos yet, so enjoy this show. Turn the sound up:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Muffs - Weird Boy Next Door b/w Cheezy

"Nobody knows why he's such a dud."
Weird Boy Next Door

"I would like to strangle you or punch you in the face."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sinead O'Connor - James Brown b/w Take Me To Church

"And in the words of James Brown, I'm sorry but I came to get down."
James Brown

"Take me to church,but not the ones that hurt 'cause that ain't the truth."
Take Me To Church

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Passenger - Coins In A Fountain b/w 27 & Rolling Stone

"I’ll sing til I can’t sing no more. . ."
Coins In A Fountain

"I won’t be persuaded to write words I can’t believe in."

"Sometimes I feel like I’m falling. Falling fast and falling free.
She said, 'My darling you’re not falling. Always looked like you were flying to me.'"
Rolling Stone

Monday, August 18, 2014

Melly Frances & The Distilled Spirits - Blue Dress b/w Honey

"mama didn’t raise no fool"
Blue Dress

"you got me feelin kinda foolish. . .

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Gaslight Anthem - Selected Poems b/w Break Your Heart

"I was growing up inside of my head. . ." Selected Poems

"If I played you my favorite song lying here in the dark, oh my my, it would Break Your Heart"

No vids for these songs yet. In the meantime:

John Zorn - Song of the Open Road b/w Song at Sunset

Instrumental meditations inspired by Walt Whitman:

Song of the Open Road

Song at Sunset evokes memories of Vince Guaraldi playing themes for the Charlie Brown specials. Leave it to John Zorn to merge the sprit of Whitman and Shultz, two unique Americans =:-)

Waiting for new vids, enjoy the ballet of Besos de sangre:

Dr. John - Sweet Hunk O'Trash b/w Tight Like This & What a Wonderful World

"You triflin' lazy, ain't worth a cigarette ash."
featuring Shemekia Copeland
Sweet Hunk O'Trash

featuring Telmary:
Tight Like This

"I see trees of green. Red roses too." What a Wonderful World

Dr John with the Blind Boys of Alabama live:

Versions to watch till more Dr John vids arrive:

Dr John concert:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Angus & Julia Stone - My Word for It b/w Wherever You Are

"Well, maybe I don't need this anymore. It was a place for me."
My Word for It

"I could live in your old car with the broken stereo..."
Wherever You Are


Friday, August 15, 2014

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens - Movin' b/w Get Up, Child

"Old man trouble come pokin' round, I'll be planted on higher ground."

"Oh Lord, I'm much too tired."
Get Up, Child

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Janiva Magness - Twice As Strong

"Don't let this setback tell you who you are. It's only a sign of where you need to go, that's all."
Twice As Strong

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fish & Bird - Lost b/w Rivers

"The beer was cold and it tasted good,
laughter filled the neighborhood."

"We take great delight in our own company."

No new vids yet. An oldie:

Smokey Robinson

Because he can create, and because I can share great music. . .

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Truckstop Honeymoon - List of Chores b/w Home Is Not a Hotel & Don't Put Words in My Mouth

"Don't look at me as if I was one more thing you have to do on your List of Chores"

"If you want clean sheets you have to clean them yourselve."
Home Is Not a Hotel

"I can speak my own mind, I was raised in the south!"
Don't Put Words in My Mouth

"Momma locked herself in the bathroom, I was screaming in the hall,
All you kids were looking on in wonderment of it all."
House of Love

No new vids yet. A fun time oldie:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Spoon - Knock Knock Knock b/w I Just Don't Understand

"If you missed the meaning this time - here comes another one. . ."
Knock Knock Knock

Old folk song made current.
I Just Don't Understand

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Loudon Wainwright III - Brand New Dance b/w Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)

I know I hailed the live version last month. The CD version adds a hilarious band. Fun flavors!
Brand New Dance

"I'm experiencing malaise. . ." Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)

Fences - Arrows b/w Songs About Angels

"My old man, he kicks me out when I tell him that I lived this way.
He doesn't own me." Arrows

"I sat in the car and dreamed about dreaming. . ." Songs About Angels

Brian Setzer - Rockabilly Blues b/w Lemme Slide, Let's Shake & Cock-a-Doodle Don't

Setzer has always been expert at evoking the past. Lyrically, the songs belong in the 50's. Sonically, this dance groove will play well at any 21st century Sunday afternoon bar-b-que. The best part is the intense, specific, raucous, and joyous guitar playing. Amazing!

Rockabilly Blues

Lemme Slide

Let's Shake

Cock-a-Doodle Don't

Les Paul at his 90th birthday party:

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Angus & Julia Stone - A Heartbreak b/w All This Love

"I met your parents. They were lying about falling in love."
A Heartbreak

"You be the night sky and I will be the stars. . ."
All This Love

Friday, August 08, 2014

Carrie Newcomer - A Light in the Window

"What would I change if the choice were mine?"
A Light in the Window

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Corey Harris - That Will Happen No More

Fingerpickin' pleasures. . . That Will Happen No More

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Eric Clapton & Friends - They Call Me the Breeze b/w Don't Wait

Well known tunes played by well known folks for us wonderful listeners with love and energy. . .
They Call Me the Breeze

Don't Wait

By the guitar king himself:

Jasmine Thompson - Mad World b/w Drop Your Guard & Everybody Hurts

Beautiful versions.
Mad World
Everybody Hurts

"Why'd you have to be so hard?" Drop Your Guard

taste the original. . .

watch Jasmine:

taste the original. . .

watch Jasmine:

A fun place to spend a few hours:
Jasmine Thompson Channel

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Tessa Violet - Make Me a Robot

"All I have is doubt. I don't care." Make Me a Robot

"I don't want to be a human anymore. I'm done."

Tuatara - Underworld (2014)

Once or twice a year a full album appears whose purpose is not to entertain, but to emote and evoke. These rare albums belong in my collection for those times I need them. They are pulled out for special occasions, usually lone times. Or those few times in life I find a friend who survives quietly and will experience depths with me. I will not need this CD every day, but there will be times when I am very glad I have it. This instrumental album could be called americana jazz if one absolutely was forced to put a label on it; but both terms call up memories that do not fit this CD. No voices interrupt the beauty of the music, which helps my inner voice visit the places it needs to go when the music is playing.

Players: Barrett Martin, Peter Buck, Mike McCready, Justin Harwood, Skerik, Scott McCaughey, and Manuel Oquendo.

Tuatara - Underworld (2014)

No new videos yet. Older tunes by the ensemble:

Monday, August 04, 2014

Alex & Sierra - Scarecrow

"This is where it starts tonight, if you open up your heart. Tonight."

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Richard Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight b/w Wall Of Death

Classics re-realized acoustically on CD with passion!You would not go wrong deciding to purchase the entire CD for a full intense meal of pleasure.

I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

Wall Of Death

First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining

"I don't want to wait anymore, I'm tired of looking for answers. . ."
My Silver Lining

Also on Eartaste.


Hook & Anchor - Wild Wind b/w Blackbird

These guys aren't big on enunciation - their energy is infectious!
Wild Wind


Weird Al Yankovic - Handy b/w Word Crimes & Tacky

Theme song for my relatives, and my soon to come retirement years. . .

School starts in 2 weeks!
Word Crimes

Fun. That simple. Tacky

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Peter Frampton - Hummingbird In A Box b/w The One In 901

"The joy in the boy is revealed." Hummingbird In A Box

Instrumental dance. . . The One In 901

The One In 901:

No Hummingbird videos yet; but several sales pitches. . .

The Flight - The Idol And The Idle

"I don't know how to have fun they say. . ."
The Idol And The Idle

Spoon - Rainy Taxi b/w Let Me Be Mine

"You better run away for good. . ."
Rainy Taxi

"auction off what you love - it will come back sometime. . ."
Let Me Be Mine

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Playing Dumb

We'll just light a candle for every kid
For every soul that was done away with
For every confession that wasn't on the level
For every man of God that lives with hidden devils

Available only on the vinyl version of Hypnotic Eye.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Patti Smith & The Kronos Quartet - Mercy Is

"The stars are eyes watching you. A breath upon a cloud." Mercy Is

EMA - Cthulu