Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Don’t Think Twice Mix

I’m kind of wiped out today – so no precursor – let’s get right to the shuffle:

“The Other Side” (acoustic) by Madi Diaz from Stripped Chopped + Screwed/The Other Side

Former Nashville resident Madi Diaz tearing it up with a stripped down version of her single.

“The Shower Scene” by HOMESHAKE from In the Shower

Homeshake is the pseudonym of Peter Sager – a Canadian musician.  I grabbed this from the New Release lineup on Freegal.  Some pretty cool lo-fi jazzy, rhythm and blues – with ambient shower sounds…

“Mayday” by Pujol from Pujol Sampler/Nasty, Brutal, and Short EP

Nashville’s own – Daniel Pujol with a rocking tune from his 2011 EP.

“Sign O’ The Times” by Prince from Sign O’ The Times

The title track from Prince’s 1987 album.  I picked this up at the thrift store the same day I bought the Abigail Washburn and Minton Sparks CDs. Seemed like a good fit to me.

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As I understand it, Kimono Dragons are kind of a Built4BBQ super-group that specializes in instrumental surf music.  I can dig it.

“Bleed Me” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean into the Wind

Ear to the Ground favorites Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray were featured on the NPR show Sound Opinion as a “Buried Treasure”.  Regular and attentive readers of this blog will have unburied this particular treasure a good while back.  This is the last song in our playlist from their incredible album Lean into the Wind, and this track features the fabulous keyboard work of the late Ikey Owens (Free Moral Agents, Mars Volta, Jack White) who tragically and sadly passed away last week. 

“Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (Bob Dylan cover) by Flatt and Scruggs from Changin’ Times

At Ear to the Ground, we have no problem bringing you bluegrass versions of Bob Dylan songs – especially when they are done by the legendary Flatt and Scruggs.

“Missionary Son” by Emily Wolfe from Roulette

And we close things out with an excellent track from Austin-based Emily Wolfe.  We grabbed this one of NoiseTrade, and we will have more to come from Emily Wolfe.


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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Stealing Fire Mix

Easter Monday – Are you hopped up on sugar or is your blood sugar crashing today?

Reminder to vote – the poll is on the sidebar – Band of the Month for March.  At last review, the kids from Illinois Northbrook Garage have a slight lead, but as we’ve learned in previous months, anything can happen.  Remember, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the results (well technically you can complain but no one has to listen to you complain.

See above for the Amazon pages for the albums containing today’s songs.

SONG #1 – Damn These Vampires is a track from The Mountain Goats 2011 Album, All Eternal Deck.  The Mountain Goats have a new one set to be released this year.

SONG #2 – Peggy’s Kitchen Wall is from Bruck Cockburn’s 1984 masterpiece Stealing Fire which also includes If I Had a Rocket Launcher and Lovers in a Dangerous Time.

SONG #3 – Nashville Cat’s is a cover of a Lovin’ Spoonful song by Flatt and Scruggs which was released as a single in 1967.

BONUS SONG:  Visite Du Vigile by Miles Davis comes from the Soundtrack to the 1958 Louis Malle film, the title of which can be translated as Elevator to the Gallows.   Miles Davis recorded the album in Paris in 1957 – mostly improvised after a screening of the film.

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Mountain Goats Mountain Goats
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Creation Dream: The Songs of Bruce Cockburn Creation Dream: The Songs of Bruce Cockburn
With this release, jazz guitarist Occhipinti tackled the songs of Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Cockburn himself has had jazz composition training and many of his songs have jazz textures and complex arrangements. This lays a firm groundwork

Flatt and Scruggs: The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs Show, Vol. 9 Flatt and Scruggs: The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs Show, Vol. 9
Relive the glory days of one of bluegrass music’s most influential duos in this 9th volume of great live performances from their 1950s-1960s TV show! Lester Flatt brings the traditional sounds and Earl Scruggs mixes in some contemporary banjo pickin’ using his three-finger method to this long-lost collection of great television moments with the Foggy Mountain Boys. 1961-1962/b&w/60 min/NR/fullscreen.

3 Films By Louis Malle [4 Discs] [Criterion Collection] 3 Films By Louis Malle [4 Discs] [Criterion Collection]
Few directors have portrayed the agonies and epiphanies of growing up as poetically and scandalously as Louis Malle. Laced with autobiographical details, Murmur of the Heart; Lacombe, Lucien; and Au revoir les enfants tell stories of youth, set against th