Thursday, September 03, 2015

Playlist for 9/3

Charley Pride - Country/Pride of/Country Way/Songs of Pride/Make Mine Country/Sensational/Just Plain Charley

Jimmy LaFave - Night Tribe
Anderson East - Delilah
Bobby Bare - Cowboys and Daddys
Bob Seger - Seven/Mongrel
Percy Sledge - I'll Be Your Everything
Fred Neil - s/t
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Tame Impala - Currents

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

TV Update (Fall 2015)

Updated for Fall 2015.  Shows I watch. 

Listed in random order:

Walking Dead
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Little Couple
Game of Thrones
Saturday Night Live
Downton Abbey
Orange Is The New Black
House of Cards
House of Lies
Broad City
New Girl
American Idol
The Voice
So You Think You Can Dance
American Pickers
Silicon Valley
Strike Back
Hell on Wheels
Real Time with Bill Maher
Moone Boy
Wrong Mans
Ray Donovan
Masters of Sex
30 for 30
Key & Peele
Inside Amy Shumer
Silicon Valley
Sleepy Hollow
Grace and Frankie
Deutschland 83
Independent Lens
Dan Rather Reports
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Ripper Street
Orphan Black
Mindy Project
Da Vinci's Demons
Red Sails
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
60 Minutes Sports on Showtime
The Fall  (UK)
Please Like Me
Alpha House
Mozart In The Jungle
Black Mirror
Marco Polo
Ubreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Last Ship
Later with Jools Holland
Live from Daryl's House
Bridge  (Sweden)
Hinterland  (UK)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ICYMI: Looking At 7 Genres & The Rock Hall

Below are 7 links to posts I wrote about what R&B, Blues, Country, Non-Performers, Hip Hop, Women and Music critics could be inductees of the Rock Hall.

With 2016 prediction season in full bloom, there's bound to be a name or two on those lists that might pique your interest.

I'm open to any suggestions of names that I might have missed.

R&B Artists and the Rock Hall

Blues Artists and the Rock Hall

Country Artists and the Rock Hall

Non-Performers & The Rock Hall

Music Critics and the Rock Hall

Hip Hop and the Rock Hall

Women and the Rock Hall

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playlist for 8/25

Donnie Trumpet - Surf
Otis Taylor - Hey Joe Opus Red Meat
Junior Wells - Southside Blues Jam
B.B. King - Completely Well
Sam Outlaw - Angeleno
Mary McCaslin - Best of

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Playlist for 8/20

Four Tops - Nature Planned It
Jackson 5 - Get It Together
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 8
Rick Nelson - In Concert:Troubadour 1969
Desaparecidos - Payola
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Elvis 38 Years Later

Elvis Presley died 38 years ago today.  He's my #1 artist.  I believe my love for him started after he died, but he was born before that day.  My Dad was a fan.  Had plenty of his vinyl and 8-track tapes.  So, I heard a lot of Elvis growing up.
When he died in 1977, I was already a music follower.  Meaning I listened every week to American Top 40 (Casey Kasem's show caught my ear years earlier when we lived in Germany).  Hearing Kasem mention Billboard magazine every week, got me interested in finding a store nearby that sold it.

After Elvis died, I began to seek out his old albums.  The Elvis I knew was mostly the 70's jump suit one.  I was aware of his older hits, but not much beyond that.  A few Sun singles were on those old albums, but it was a shock when I heard the rest of those 50's sides.

Every year on his Birthday or the day he passed away, I always see posts from people saying that Elvis' post-Army years (1960-1977) were a pale imitation of what he did from 1954-1959.
But I disagree.  The 54-59 years are what made him the King of Rock and Roll.  That I won't argue.
What hurts Elvis the most are the string of movies he made in the 60's.  Most of them containing forgettable songs that even Elvis got tired of doing.  But throughout the decade he still had many great moments.  And in the 70's, despite singing less Rock and more Pop/Country/Gospel songs he had more.

So, below is a list.  Not a definitive one, but a snapshot, of some of Elvis' post Army sides.  Get to your local streaming site and listen to a few of these.  The once and future King.

Burning Love
Can't Help Falling In Love
Fame and Fortune
If I Can Dream
If You Talk In Your Sleep
In The Ghetto
It's Now Or Never
Kentucky Rain
Little Sister
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
Moody Blue
Promised Land
Suspicious Minds
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Viva Las Vegas
Way Down
(You're the) Devil In Disguise

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Playlist for 8/15

Genesis - Trespass/Nursery Cryme/Wind & Wuthering
Jamie XX - In Colour
Chuck Brown - Beautiful Life
Luther Ingram - If Loving You Is Wrong
Love Unlimited - Under The Influence
Valerie Simpson - s/t
Jackie DeShannon - Jackie
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