Friday Morning Music Shuffle* – All Lies Mix

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*DISCLAIMER*  This post is being written on Thursday night – I listened to the songs on my way home from work.  Tomorrow promises to be a crazy/difficult day, and I’m not sure when I am going to post this, but I wanted to have it ready,,,,

*FURTHER DISCLAIMER* Also, I discovered that part way through the shuffle, the shuffle function got turned off so a part of this so-called shuffle was actually not a shuffle.  I know. What can you believe in any more.  It’s all lies…

Actually, all lies are in the title.  What follows is the truth – as I see it…

“Always Tomorrow” by Tim Carroll from Opening Up/Always Tomorrow

I count myself as very fortunate to have been able to see Tim Carroll play live twice a week almost every week for the last couple of months.  He is tireless and has amazing well-spring of great songs.  This is one is always one of my favorites to hear. I don’t talk about it much on here, but these have been challenging times for me, and as is often the case, music has been an amazing source of strength and healing.  There is always tomorrow.  Come what may…

“Fuego” by Fuzzer from Reberto

More fuzzy goodness from Argentina.  Thanks to Ear to the Ground, I count among my friends (not irl yet but real nonetheless) amazing musicians, singers, songwriters from all over the world.  

“Turn You Inside-Out” by R.E.M. from Green

I have to say that Green is not my favorite R.E.M. album by a long shot, and I’ll be honest – I hardly remember this song – however, hearing it today some 26 years later out of context and distanced from the idealistic weight of being the major label debut of our favorite indie band (although in my world and mind I.R.S. is pretty major) – I dig this song.  So there.

“Death Letter Blues” by The Bones of J.R. Jones from The Bones of J.R. Jones Folkadelphia Session 6/7/2014

Wow oh wow, I like The Bones of J.R. Jones.  I just saw where they are doing a house concert deal here in Nashville.  Hmm…  This is a brilliant cover of the Son House song.

“JeVeus Plus Te Voir” by Linda Thompson from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music

I’ve featured a bunch of music from this compilation.  This was a bargain CD bin find from Record Store Day back in April. As I have mentioned, my family’s roots are deeply planted in south Louisiana.  And so, it has been a pretty cool experience hearing some of my musical idols playing the music of my ancestry. Linda Thompson made some of my favorite, and (I think) some of the best albums of all time with her then husband Richard.  She is amazing in and of herself, too – of course, and in fine voice on this song.

“Grace on the 4th” by Minton Sparks from Middlin’ Sisters

I’m digging having this great spoken word – deep southern storytelling in my shuffle.

“Bitch in Heat” by Marla Mase from Half-Life

Marla Mase is an amazing talent – a wonderful person and a damn powerful performer.  If you haven’t, please check out her Half-Life EP as well as the rest of her amazing work.

“Core” by Rewpart from 1/2

My first and thus far my only musical discovery from about.me.  I’ll be honest, I don’t quite know what to do with that site, but sometimes I get and give compliments, and compliments are always a good thing – right.  Anyway, Rewpart is a young man from England/Britain/UK (I really don’t know which is correct, if and when they are interchangeable – if ever – or which is correct for Rewpart but he’s from one of those islands next to Europe), and I really dig his music.

“No Dilemma” by Sam Davison from Always Around

Earlier in the week, I saw a post that this album had just turned one year old.  A love some much about this – great songs – the bass as lead instrument and Sam Davison’s voice.  Check this out.  

“Colorado” by The Jean Jackets from Field Theory Blues

This may be the last track from the Field Theory Blues album which means it is well past time to grab some more recent music from this awesome indie pop band.

“Shine Them Shoes” by The Tye Trybe from Word is Born (EP)

The Tye Trybe represent the funky side of Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen.  And when you are the funky side of something that has funky in its name, you know you are really funky…. by the way – speaking of Mama Coco’s.  This song is the third in a row from bands that are part of the Mama Coco’s collective.  As a complete outsider, it has been amazing to see what this loose affiliation of talented folks have been able to accomplish.  In the past couple of months, they raised money and came together to renovate a new space following a flood at their old one.  I have to say that Nashville’s indie community could learn some valuable lessons from these folks.

“kom alle getroues” by velodrones from kerfees tape $

So, I’m slow on the uptake.  kerfees (according to Google Translate) means Xmas in Afrikaans.  We recently posted Silent Night.  This is Oh Come All Ye Faithful  – or as Google Translate puts it – Come Together (but is the Christmas song not the Beatles song – so take that Google Translate).  Anyway, another of my international music friends Thean is velodrones and is also a part of Bosveld who recently completed a Bike Tour in Canada and are now crossing that country with Old Cabin.  Plus he is friends with Value Customer which makes him okay in my book.    I guess given that I heard Silver Bells at Fran’s and have now posted O Come All Ye Faithful, you can say that the long Christmas season is upon us. Feliz Noel – or whatever…

VIDEOS

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Blue Rainbow Mix

ICYMI (Labor Day Weekend Edition):  

We created an E2TG Facebook Page – so like it please maybe?

We posted a couple of album reviews over the weekend.

1.  Darrin Bradbury – Motel Oatmeal –  on E2TG and cross-posted to No Depression (go visit both sites if you have time)

2. The Grey A – My Country – on E2TG and cross-posted (and currently featured!) to No Depression.

Shuffle to follow:

“When the Deal Goes Down” by David Olney from When the Deal Goes Down

I had the good fortune to see David Olney at The Five Spot joined for the night by Ear to the Ground favorite Mark Robinson.  Mark also co-produced this Olney’s latest album, and it’s a good one.

“Valse de Balfa” by Linda Thompson from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music

From the Cajun Music tribute album, the always incredible Linda Thompson.  The video is another version of this long.  Linda you may remember made a few of the best albums of all-time with her then husband Richard Thompson. 

“Pastorale” by Clocks and Clouds from The Creation of Matter

A gorgeous addition to my morning drive from the classically inspired Clocks and Clouds.

“Les Flammes d’Enfer” by Richard Thompson from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

Speaking of Richard Thompson – he is also on that Cajun Music tribute album I’ve been listening to of late.  The video here is of a version of the song by Jo-el Sonnier who previously covered Thompson’s Tear-Stained Letter.


“Over the Rainbow” by Victoria Williams from Sings Some Ol’ Songs

Victoria Williams recorded an album of classic songs.  This is her stunning version of the song Judy Garland sang in The Wizard of Oz.  I couldn’t find a video of her version of this song, so I’ve included a performance of her song “Crazy Mary” where she is joined by the late Lou Reed.

“Carolina Peach” by The California Honeydrops from Like You Mean It

Once again, Popa Tune’s turns me on to a band, and once again I have a new band I like. 

“Why so Blue?” by David Olney from When the Deal Goes Down

Another great track from the new album.  In the video playlist, we’ve included the latest edition of Olney’s video newsletter so I don’t have to try to write about all of his goings on -which are many and all awesome.

“When in Roam” by Delta Spirit from Lost and Found

I saw the Delta Spirit at Live on the Green a couple of years ago.  They were incredible live.  This one is from a 2006 EP.

“Astronomy” by Chris Stamey from Lovesick Blues

Another great track from Chris Stamey’s 2013 album.  Last time I posted some songs from this album, I failed to mention that a couple of years ago (the same night that I saw Delta Spirit at LOTG in fact, I saw Chris Stamey along with Jody Stephens and an all-star band performing songs of Big Star as part of the Americana Fest.

“My Own Advice” by Deena from Rock River 

And, we close out our shuffle with this song from Deena.  As the recent reception to my album reviews has been so overwhelming, I am reminded of some long overdue reviews I have to get to soon.  Including this album from the former member of The Cucumbers.

VIDEO PLAYLIST of the Day:


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