Wednesday, September 17, 2014
countryhixs:

Happy Birthday to “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” … One of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century,Hiram King “Hank” Williams, Sr. was born on this day (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama.

countryhixs:

Happy Birthday to “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” … One of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century,Hiram King “Hank” Williams, Sr. was born on this day (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama.

Friday, September 12, 2014
nprmusic:

At 82, Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he’s been perfecting for more than half a century.
Watch Ernest Ranglin play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

nprmusic:

At 82, Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he’s been perfecting for more than half a century.

Watch Ernest Ranglin play NPR’s Tiny Desk

Thursday, September 4, 2014

hollyhocksandtulips:

America, “Ventura Highway”, 1972

Good singing, good playing, really dumb lyrics: "where the days are longer, the nights are stronger, than moonshine … where the days surround your daylight there … seasons crying no despair, alligator lizards in the air" … 

Dude, what in the world are you talking about?

Monday, August 25, 2014

rip-humans:

I still can’t believe…

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dave Edmunds - “Girls Talk” 1979

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Gerry Rafferty - City To City. FULL ALBUM. 2011 REMASTERED COLLECTORS EDITION

I was never that big a fan of “Baker Street”, the monster single from this record, but there is a lot of other stuff here that is pretty solid.

Worth a listen. 

(Source: youtube.com)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees [Full Album]

One of my favorite records of the entire decade of the 1970s — and that is saying something.

(Source: youtube.com)

Maria Muldaur - To Be Alone With You (by Bob Dylan)

Another hidden gem

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The Diplomat - Maria Muldaur

Cool jug band song from the 20s - if you like folk, blues, jazz, or roots music in general, you are going to like this one. 

Always a big fan of her giant hit “MIdnight at the Oasis” in the mid-70s, I’ve been “deep diving” into her catalog on YouTube lately, and amazed at what I’m finding. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jose Feliciano & Daryl Hall - Light My Fire - Live From Daryl’s House

Turn the volume UP! I’m a huge “Live From Daryl’s House” fan, and even I had never seen or heard of this show with Jose Feliciano.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

violentwavesofemotion:

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong | Cheek To Cheek

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

(Source: harrybelafontes)

Monday, August 4, 2014

LOVE - Alone Again Or 1967 Remastered

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Best of Buck Owens - Buck Owens

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

All Things Must Pass (album) - George Harrison

If you like George Harrison or his work with the Beatles, and you’ve never sat yourself down and listened to this record, you owe it to yourself.

Several great songs, with a great vibe flowing throughout, about love, life, spirituality, and all the other things that were so good about late 60s and early 70s popular rock music. Big production where it makes sense, from Phil Spector, but he knew when to get out of the way and let the power of George’s music shine through.

And as I just learned today, from the comments on the YouTube video, George was just 25 when he wrote all of this epic music.

I bought this triple album after hearing one particular song from it, an album cut called “Awaiting on You All”, late one night on WXRT-FM in Chicago, probably in 1978 or 79. It entered constant rotation on my turntable for several years thereafter. And “My Sweet Lord” and “What is Life”, while still excellent songs, are not even the best songs on the record. The third disc is a live jam session from Concert for Bangladesh - I never paid much attention to it, because the rest of this record is so outstanding.

My faves: Behind that Locked Door, If Not for You (yes, the Bob Dylan tune), Apple Scruffs, Awaiting on You All, Beware of Darkness, Isn’t It a Pity, All Things Must Pass, Art of Dying, and literally, almost every song on the first two discs is the kind of thing you can listen to over, and over, and over again.

(Source: youtube.com)

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) - George Harrison

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