Throwback Thursday Morning Shuffle – Delivering Noise Mix

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Tonight is one of those Nashville nights with so much live music going on… (even with the postponing of the Margo Price Album Release Show at Third Man Records due to her impending appearance on SNL (Go Margo!).  Suffice it to say, if you go out to see live music anywhere in East Nashville, you are probably making the right call.  The 5 Spot, The Basement East, Mad Donnas, and The American Legion all have awesome folks playing.  (plus there are probably others that are not coming to my mind right now).

Meanwhile, it is Thursday and thus time for Throwback Thursday here at the ole E2TG.  Most people don’t know that the term “Throwback Thursday” originated in the mid 1980s in Chicago.  It was a day set aside to remind Chicago Cub fans that they were not to keep homerun balls hit by opposing ball players.  “Throwback Thursday” as in throwback those homerun balls hit by the Mets or whoever.  Now you know!

“Love Hurts” by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

We begin with the classic duet from the posthumously released Grievous Angel album.  The song was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and first recorded by The Everly Brothers. In addition to the Parsons and Harris version, I snuck a video into the playlist of my friends Taylor Alexander and Lindsay Ellyn singing this one. Taylor and his band, Tennessee Tapwater have been added to the Gram Parsons 70th Birthday  Bash -GPI IX Nashville – which will be held at Douglas Corner later this year.

“Something to Du” by The Replacements

From Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash… a tribute to a great Minneapolis post punk band by another great Minneapolis post punk band.  Trivia: I once used this title as the inspiration for a short story.  The song is better.

“Egungun Riot 1976” by Femi Akinyemi’s JuJu Lucky Stars

Next up 19 minutes of incredible Nigerian music from the late 1970s (I think). I could not find much information about this band or record on line.  Aquarium Drunkard recently released the track with no accompanying text.  I wonder if Patrick and Uggy from Valued Customer have heard this?  Anyway, it is truly amazing music.

“Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)” by Swingin’ Medallions

Thank you shuffle for allowing me a forum for some shameless self-promotion.  This 1966 release happens to be the theme-song of my forthcoming radio show that I am co-hosting with Sue Havlish on Nashville’s new radio station (low power FM) WXNA.  Sue and I met some of the other DJs this past weekend, and next week we will join them for some training (I’m guessing we will be reminded of those seven words we will not be allowed to say on the air).  Our go-live date is rapidly approaching and I hope I can announce that soon. The Swingin’ Medallions hailed from Greenwood, South Carolina. 

“A Legal Matter” (live Who cover) by The Alarm

I recently found my copy of a CD Mini Disc of the Welsh band The Alarm that featured their song, “The Stand” along with two live tracks including this cover of the song by The Who.   I was really pleased when my CD drive could read the mini Disc.

“Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

This was the first big hit song for Kenny and his original band.  This song was written by Mickey Newbury. produced by Mike Post – who went on to become famous for his work on television theme songs.  The track features backward guitar playing by Glen Campbell.  


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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Love Hurts Mix

Today we induct three more amazing artists into our brand new (still under construction) Hall of Fame.  As with the first two groups of additions, these names should be very familiar to regular readers of E2TG.

7.  Tim Lee 3 (Knoxville, TN)
8. Killing Kuddles (Atlanta, GA)
9. Don Ryan (NY/NJ)

Welcome to the Hall…

Also, we have a pretty cool shuffle up next…

“Paris by Now” by Adam Hill (from Little Time.  Another track by this Nashville singer/songwriter)

“Love Hurts” by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris (from Grievous Angel. Just stunning.  h/t to Too Much Country who included this on the October Feel Bad for You mixtape.  Both Too Much Country and I were in the audience when Amelia White and Jon Byrd sang this song at the Five Spot back in September on the 40th Anniversary of Gram Parson’s death.)

“Jesus Christ” by Big Star (from Third/Sister Lovers.  One of my favorites. Eef Barzelay, Bill Lloyd, Grimey and others did this song at a Record Store Day event at Grimey’s shortly after Alex Chilton passed away)

“Foxgloves” by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons (from Old Believers.  I first saw Cory Chisel opening for Peter Case a few years ago, and I have been a fan every since.)

“Come a Little Closer” by Cage the Elephant (from Melophobia.  I think Cage the Elephant are simply one of the most exciting bands around. This is the first single from the band’s latest album.)

“TDB” by Its Teeth w/ Travis Orbin (from Divided. Some more awesome Instrumental Post-Rock from this project which Gabriel of The Gabriel Construct turned us onto.)


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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Eerily Familiar Mix

Are you scared yet?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!  A little frost on the pumpkin here in Nashville.

What is your favorite Halloween-themed song?

We aren’t doing a theme today, but the shuffle is scary good.

Montreal-based Michael Silver records under the name CFCF.  He teams up here with fellow Montreal Electronic band Austra with a song from the brand new Paper Bag Records album cover compilation Paper Bag Records vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  They do Soul Love.  Check it…

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We continue to delve into the musical treasure trove that is Marvin Country! by Marvin Etzioni.  We pick up today with Gram Revisited which features some sampled talking by the song’s subject – the late Gram Parsons. 


Here’s different, but still excellent song off Marvin Country!

And here is Gram Parson with The Flying Burrito Brothers

Blind Willie Johnson, the early 20th Century Texas Blues/Gospel musician wrote and recorded Soul of a Man. It was released in 1930.  

One of my favorite covers of the song

Memphis alternative rockers Sore Eyes reported back in July that they were at work on a new album.  Until then, we have a Bonus Track we culled from ReverbNation.  Check out Let It Go:

Here is a different Sore Eyes song via Youtube.