Monday, January 27, 2020

Playlist for 1/27

Rolling Stones - 69RSTRAX  (Rare 1969 Recordings)
Rolling Stones - Highway Child (Rare Recordings)
Rolling Stones - Bleeding at the Banquet (Rare Recordings)
Paul McCartney - Cold Cuts (Rare Recordings)
Beach Boys - Adult/Child (Rare Recordings)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Playlist for 1/21

Linda Ronstadt: Sound of My Voice (Documentary)
Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know (Documentary)
New Order: Decades (Documentary)
Pavarotti (Documentary)
Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors (PBS)
Tribute to Neil Innes 1944-2019 (YouTube)
Joe Henry - Gospel According to Water

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tom's 2019 Nashville Scene Ballot

Once again, I voted in the Nashville Scene Music Critics Poll

No links to individual ballots, but if you scroll to the bottom of the results page, you will see my name.

Results: 2019 Nashville Scene Country Music Critics Poll Results

Here's my 2019 ballot:

1.  Miranda Lambert - Wildcard
2.  Highwomen - s/t
3.  Yola - Walk Through Fire
4.  Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'
5.  Tyler Childers - Country Squire
6.  Chris Knight - Almost Daylight
7.  Kalie Shorr - Open Book
8.  Todd Snider - Cash Cabin Sessions Vol. 3
9.  Alison Moorer - Blood
10. Jenny Tolman - There Goes The Neighborhood


1.  Lil Nas X w/Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
2.  Old Dominion - One Man Band
3.  Tyler Childers - Your'n
4.  Miranda Lambert - It All Comes Out In The Wash
5.  Highwomen - Redesigning Women
6.  Maren Morris - Bones
7.  Yola - Faraway Look
8.  Tanya Tucker - Bring My Flowers Now
9.  Luke Combs - Beer Never Broke My Heart
10. Blake Shelton - God's Country


1. Ken Burns Country Music - Various
2. Linda Ronstadt - Live in Hollywood
3. Reggie Young - Session Guitar Star
4. Uncle Walt's Band - s/t
5. Elvis Presley - Live 1969

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Missing From the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2020 Inductees Updated)

The 2020 Songwriters Hall Inductees have been announced:
Mariah Carey, Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, Steve Miller, Neptunes, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stevenson.

According to the Song Hall's website, voters are made up of "music industry professionals" and members of Performing Rights Organizations like BMI and ASCAP.

Much like the Rock Hall, who have done a poor job of inducting women (7% as of 2020), the Song Hall has also done a mediocre job of inducting female songwriters.

Charles Crossley at this link Potential Women Inductees Into the Songwriters Hall has a list of strong female writers who belong in the Hall.

Below are a list of more names that have not been inducted into the Song Hall as of 2020.

Adam Schlesinger
Alice Cooper
B.B. King
Bert Berns
Billy Joe Shaver
Bo Diddley
Bob McDill
Bobby Womack
Bonnie Raitt
Boz Scaggs
Bryan Adams
Bryan Ferry
Carl Perkins
Chrissie Hynde
Chuck Willis
Curly Putnam
Dallas Frazier
Dan Fogelberg
Dan Penn
David Gates
Dean Dillon
Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore
Debbie Harry/Chris Stein
Dion DiMucci
Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder/Pete Bellotte
Dwight Yoakam
George Harrison
George Michael
Gloria Estefan
Guy Clark
Harry Nilsson
Harry Wayne Casey
J.J. Cale
Janet Jackson
Jeff Lynne
Jerry Chesnut
Jerry Fuller
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Cliff
Joe South
John Hiatt
John D. Loudermilk
Kate Bush
Kenny Loggins
Led Zeppelin
Lefty Frizzell
Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks/Christine McVie
Lou Reed
Lucinda Williams
Luther Vandross
Mark Knopfler
Mary J. Blige
Max D. Barnes
Michael McDonald
Mike Chapman/Nicky Chinn
Mike Love
Morrissey/Johnny Marr
Muddy Waters
Neil Young
Nick Lowe
Pam Sawyer
Paul Overstreet
Percy Mayfield
Pete Townshend
Peter Gabriel 
P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Phil Ochs
Randy Goodrum
Ric Ocasek
Richard Thompson
Robbie Robertson
Robert "Mutt" Lange
Rod Stewart
Rod Temperton
Rodney Crowell
Roger Miller
Roger Waters/David Gilmour
Rosanne Cash
Rudy Toombs
Sandy Linzer/Denny Randell
Shania Twain
Shel Silverstein
Sheryl Crow
Sly Stone
Sonny Throckmorton
Spooner Oldham
Steve Earle
Steve Perry/Neal Schon/Jonathan Cain
Steve Winwood
Talking Heads
Tim Hardin
Tom Waits
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Tony Macaulay
Tony Joe White
Toots Hibbert
Townes Van Zandt
Tracy Chapman
Vince Gill
Walter Becker/Donald Fagen
Warren Zevon
Waylon Jennings
Whitey Shafer
William Bell

BTW- In some cases I put the whole group down, which is what the Hall did when they inducted all the members of Queen.

Below is a link to the Song Hall's website:

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Playlist for 1/15

Kendell Marvel - Solid Gold Sounds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
Sudan Archives - Athena
75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real
Jon Savage's 1969-71- Rock Dreams on 45 - Various
Chaka Khan Homecoming (PBS Concert Special)
Green Book (2018 Movie)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Playlist for 1/10

2019 Oxford American Southern Music Issue CD: South Carolina - Various
Garth Brooks: Road I’m On (Documentary)
Tim Peaks - Songs For A Late-Night Diner - Various
Ella and Basie - Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits - Various
Erin Enderlin - Faulkner Country
Jenny Tolman - There Goes The Neighborhood
Harry Styles - Fine Line
FKA twigs - Magdalene

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Playlist for 1/4

Gift: Journey of Johnny Cash (YouTube Documentary)
Clarence Clemons - Who Do I Think I Am? (Documentary)
2019 Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special)
Allen Stone - Building Balance
Simply Red -  Blue Eyed Soul
David Porter - Victim of the Joke?
Blue Magic - Thirteen Blue Magic Lane
Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not
Who - s/t
Final Sessions - 4 Part Harry Nilsson Podcast
Hit Parade/Rolling In God's Royal Uptown Road Edition 2010-2019 Recap (Slate Podcast)

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

For The People Who Died: R.I.P. (Music People Who Died in 2019)

Every year I post this website's link of the music-oriented people who died in 2019.
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