Much to cover – The line-up for Bonnaroo 2012 and is always impressive. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, The Civil Wars, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, The Roots, Foster the People, Delta Spirit, Alice Cooper, Dawes, Bad Brains, St. Vincent, Laura Marling, Ben Fold Five, Mogwai, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kurt Vile and many many more. You can see all the goodies here. I should start a fund to solicit funds for me to attend.
A new Johnny Cash museum was announced yesterday to open in Downtown Nashville this summer.
To the list: Today we have an especially sweet mix of music – including a Minneapolis based Stompin’ Blues band, an obscure British singer-songwriter, a Nashville based Beats master, and a legendary singer covering a classic song. Let’s get to it.
First – The band is called The 4ontheFloor. The song is called Workin’ Man Zombie and man oh man it rocks big time. It’s from the album 4×4 which has 16 tracks – get it?
(click on the album cover above to visit the Amazon.com page for 4×4) (h/t to the fantastic Popa’s Tunes who included the song on his Popakazooza 2012 Vol. 2 compilation)
Next – In a just world this next artist would be really famous and win lots of awards and stuff. She is a singer-songwriter who comes from the U.K. The song today is called Set Fire to the Rain from the album 21 by Adele. Remember that name, I predict big things from her.
Next up in a song from the From ’07: The Beat Tape by Nashville-based artist/producer/beats man Hayden Coleman and a song called Vans (Down by the River)
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=3908295771/size=grande3/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ Chris Farley would be pleased, I’m sure. And finally, in 2005 or 2006 – Etta James did a cover of Prince’s iconic song Purple Rain and just plain tore it up.
(click on the album cover above to visit Amazon to check out Etta James and her album All the Way.)
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