Sandy Hook: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Children of Newtown are joined by Ingrid Michaelson for this version of  Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  The track was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club).  Music heals people.  Go buy! (You can also get it on Itunes if that is how you roll).

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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Super Couple Mix

We had some bad storms roll through between 1:00 and 2:00a.m. which wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have to wake up at 4:30. Blah…. But, lack of sleep is part of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle right? Whatever…

Here we go… part of the fun of letting the magical mystery shuffle option pick my morning music playlist is when theme emerge out of the randomness of it all.  Or perhaps, the theme is all in my head… does it matter?

Actually a couple of thematic things happened today, but the overarching them as expressed in the subtitle of today’s post is Super Couples of Music….

First Super Couple is George and Tammy.  The classic (We’re Not) The Jet Set name drops Rome, Georgia; Athens, Texas; and Paris, Tennessee. Explore more about this song by clicking the picture below:

Super Couple #2 has back-to-back tracks on today’s shuffle – which make’s sub-theme #1 – The Chris and Tina show:
1st up is Take Me to the River is the classic cover of the Al Green classic song by Chris and Tina’s earlier band called Talking Heads – maybe you’ve heard of them.
2nd up for the Chirs and Tina show is the 2001 version of the 1981 hit single Genius of Love by Chris and Tina’s later band – Tom Tom Club.
More on those two tracks below:
Our final Super Couple and fulfilling our second sub-theme (The Genius Theme) comes from 
Andrea and Mark of the band MAKAR with the title track from their latest Funeral Genius.  Take a longer look at this track below:
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Tom Tom Club Tom Tom Club
“Who needs to think when your feet just go?” So sings Tina Weymouth on Tom Tom Club’s debut album. And rightly so — this was the sunny break in the islands that the rhythm section of Talking Heads wanted, and they got it, away from the art-school intelle

George Jones: Country Legends Live Mini Concert George Jones: Country Legends Live Mini Concert
Recorded live at Orlando’s Church Street Station, one of the greatest country singers of all time steps into the spotlight for a sweet collection of four of his countless hits. George sings The Race Is On, Bartender Blues, She’s My Rock and one of his biggest He Stopped Loving Her Today . 2008/color/21 min/NR/fullscreen.

Wednesday Morning Music – Crossroads Mix

Day 2 without music for my morning walk… thought I would enjoy the sounds of the city – cars splashing through puddles left by a hard morning shower, a car horn as a bus makes a right turn just as the light turns green in the other direction and show tunes coming from the traffic light control box on the corner.
Opened up FB and my sources had some good selections this a.m.:

Chris Frantz offered up this appropriately funky start for the morning with the classic One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic.

(click this pic to purchase and download the compilation young soul rebles feat. Mica Parks, War, The O’Jays, Sylvester, Parliament and the aforementioned Funkadelic track.)
Next up Will Kimbrough (Will & the Bushmen etc.) offers up his lick of the day which happens to be a Funky Banjo solo in E.  Kimbrough, besides being the Will in the Mobile, Alabama based Bushmen, has been in great bands like Bisquits and Daddy (with Tommy Womack of Government Cheese fame).  Most recently, he has been playing with Emmylou Harris.
(click on the album cover to purchase and download Gawk the classic album by Will and the Bushmen featuring one of my all-time favorite songs Neil)
Finally – Bill Lloyd (Foster and Lloyd) offers up this treat from Slim Gaillard – Cement Mixer

(click on the album cover to purchase and download the album Cement Mixer by Slim Gaillard)

Tuesday Music – Ascenseur pour l’échafaud Mix

Yesterday, I found out what happens when you drop a cell phone into the gap in the doorway of an elevator.  Hint: The phone can be retrieved, but even rugged phone will not escape unscathed. 

Long story short, my phone which doubles as my MP3 player is out of commission at least as a MP3 player and playing hurt as a phone.  Texting is still possible, though. With no way to shuffle music this a.m., I am forced to do something different – I hope you dig it.

Every day, some really awesome people post really awesome music to Facebook. Here is a a sampling from this morning/late last night:

Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) by Ricky Nelson – posted by Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club) 

Click below to purchase and download Ricky Nelson’s Greatest Hits:

 We’re Gonna Groove by Led Zeppelin posted by Mary Brace (Morning DJ on Nashville’s progressive radio station Lightning 100)

Click below to look at, purchase and download Coda by Led Zeppelin.

 Pile Up by Plimsouls from their 1998 reunion album Kool Trash posted by Peter Case (Nerves, Plimsouls)

(click below to purchaase the CD of Kool Trash by the Plimsouls)

When I Hear My Name by White Stripes also posted by Peter Case from The White Stripes self-titled album:

Finally Helden (the German language version of Heroes) by David Bowie.
Posted by Richard Barone (Bongos).
Click to purchase and download the Heroes/Helden EP by David Bowie

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