Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Paramours and Thieves Mix

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Welcome to the working week!  We start off what is shaping up to be a challenging week with a pretty diverse shuffle…. let’s jump right in…

“Elemental Raven Storm” by The Great Game

We start off our week with another great song from the self-titled album by this innovative band from Europe.  They say they make “New World Music”, and I cannot argue with this.  Unique sounds and great songs.

“Stone Blind Horses” by Ray Wylie Hubbard

From the latest album by the Texas legend.  The album is called, “The Ruffian’s Misfortune”, and this song was one of my highlights from his Nashville show which was held a week ago yesterday.

“Cherry Bomb” by Tyler, The Creator

That’s right, I followed up Ray Wylie Hubbard with Tyler the Creator. Actually, I didn’t the shuffle did it.  I’m just the guy who had both songs in my playlist.  The title track from the new album (released April 13).  Man, this is good.

“The Dawn Thief” by Whale Fall

So, we started off with some “New World Music”, moved to some amazing Americana Roots music, shifted to some Hip-Hop… where do we go from there?  How about some Instrumental, cinematic, progressive music.   From their album, The Mandrean.

“It’s You” by Mouth Reader

And from there… we move on to whatever it is that Mouth Reader does… Punk, Garage, Psychedelic… whatever it is, it is good… and, they released a pop up book record from Record Store Day 2015.  See the Video Playlist for details.  Their new EP is called Hands.

“Let it Be Me (Je t-appartiens)” by Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare

Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare covering an Everly Brothers’ song?  Of course, that will fit neatly into our shuffle right here.  The original song was released in 1960, and this version was released in 1964.

“Put Out the Fire” by Tom Schreck

From Music City Legends to the Nashville Outsider (who happens to be one of the our city’s finest songwriters from his album Save Your Glory.

“The Bugle Sounds Again” by Aztec Camera

Aztec Camera were one of my favorite bands from all those years ago.    This song is from High Land, Hard Rain (their debut album). 

“Chorus of Zombies” by The Ghoul Goes West

I love Zombies and I love The Ghoul Goes West, so it stands to reason… from their album, Ghosts and Bones and Blood and Things. One of my favorite “from the inbox” albums of this year.  

“Cleveland County Blues” by John Moreland

And, we close out this first shuffle of the new week with a track from the amazing new album from John Moreland.  The album is called High on Tulsa Heat, and it is a good one…


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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Party Dress Mix

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 Great to hear Allison – first thing this morning on the radio – thanks Mary Brace and Lightning 100 for that. Here we go… 

Vulture Kult have recently released their second album which is called, Don’t Let Rock n’ Roll Ruin Your Life. Vultures from Above is a real treat, a neo-classical sounding hard rock track with strong vocals and real, live screaming guitars.  Vulture Kult, as I mentioned the last time I wrote about them, have a Psychedelic groove to their music that I like a whole lot.

Stream the album here, purchase it here.

Buddy Miller is a significant force in the Americana movement.  A singer, songwriter, producer and collaborator.  Here we have a track from his 1995 HighTone Records debut, Love and Other Lies.  That’s How I Got to Memphis is a cover of a song Tom T. Hall wrote for Bobby Bare, Sr.

Earlier this year, Rodney Crowell put out an album called KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. Mary Karr is a poet, essayist and memoirist. Karr wrote the lyrics for the songs on the album and Crowell put the lyrics to music.  An All-Star that includes Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill and Lucinda Williams, performs the songs.  I’m a Mess is done by Crowell himself. 
Seattle-based Hip-Hop duo, THEESatisfaction have put out an EP length mixtape called THEESatisfaction Loves Anita Baker.  Today, we have the track, Black Fact.  Check it out:
Here’s another THEESatisfaction track
Here’s Anita Baker herself….