Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beth Hart - Might As Well Smile b/w Better Than Home

"I woke up this morning with a smile on my face!"
Might As Well Smile

"I am not afraid of lonely. . ." Better Than Home

Kyle Eastwood - Blowin' the Blues Away b/w Peace of Silver

Straight ahead jazz
Blowin' the Blues Away

Peace of Silver

Curtis Nowosad - 159 & St. Nick

Dance floor jazz. . .
159 & St. Nick

Video of 159 & St. Nick not available - here's the band performing Dialectics :

Lulu - Every Single Day b/w Wayfarin' Stranger

Northern soul dance floor
Every Single Day

Wayfarin' Stranger

Alabama Shakes - Future People b/w This Feeling + Sound & Color

Future People

This Feeling

Sound & Color

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blick Bassy - One Love & Kiki b/w Wap Do Wap & Mama

"Abandoned in the street
though we belong to the same species
One Love
Rummaging through the trash
returning mud
looking for love
One Love
I have seen it passing by
I'm looking for it
It was somewhere near
One Love
Even limping I'm still searching
Tattooed on my arm
It's for you love"
One Love


Wap Do Wap


Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Stray Birds - Best Medicine b/w Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor

"Music is the best medicine I sell!"
Best Medicine

"Make me down a pallet soft and low, so I can sleep when I have nowhere to go!"
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Cassandra Wilson - Coming Forth By Day

I've heard about a dozen Billie Holiday remembrance albums so far this year. Understandable, as she would be 100 years old this year. This one blows them all away. While most simply make me want to toss the tribute out and run back to the original recordings, Cassandra has created a powerful dream sequence which is a moving statement of Billie Holiday's effect on our lives. Sixty minutes of bliss. Thank you Cassandra.

Coming Forth By Day