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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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Long Black Train Mix

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Okay – two quick announcements…. 1.  I am going to put the Events Page on hiatus until I am able to make some changes.  It was an experiment, and to be honest the effort/effectiveness ratio of the current format wasn’t really working for me.  I am going to look into some alternative formats etc., and look to re-launch hopefully sooner than later.

Last nights, Traveler show was amazing. Traveler is Cory Chisel, Robert Ellis, and Jonny Fritz.  They brought out Dave Rawlings for one song. The whole show was fabulous.  The always awesome Aaron Lee Tasjan opened.

“Someone to Let You Down” by Drew Kohl

We open up the weeks shuffle with another one from Drew Kohl’s awesome EP Sweetheart.

“Almost Over Now” by Carolina Story

I’ve been a fan of Carolina Story for some time.  This song comes from their 2014 album Chapter Two.

“In Your Shoes” by Sarah McLachlan

In case you forgot, besides breaking our hearts with her public service announcements, Sarah McLachlan is still a talented singer-songwriter. This song is from her 2014 album Shine On.

“Industry Standard” by Burning Bridges

So glad, I finally got to meet Rob from The Danbury Lie in person. This is a track from his old band Burning Bridges – think The Danbury Lie with the metal turned up to eleven.  (By the way, the video I inserted for this song, is one of Rob’s Road Videos from his current trip that was shot here in Nashville.  Trivia: Some of it was shot from the passenger seat of my van including bits from my accidently, random tour of random and somewhat interesting Nashville sites. 

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” (live) by The Alarm

The Alarm were one of my favorite bands way back in the day.  Like U2, they had a larger than life quality, and there was a time that they lived up to that quality.  The video of this song is from a huge concert they put on in 1985 at UCLA.  Of course, the song is by Dylan, but in many ways, it seemed to have been written for The Alarm.  Trivia: When I saw Bob Dylan in 1988, The Alarm opened for him.

“Roots and Wings” by Miranda Lambert

You may not believe it, but I added this song to my playlist before the recent events in Ms. Lambert’s personal life. I don’t go for the gossip. Suffice it to say, Miranda Lambert is a pretty awesome singer/songwriter.

“Wait a Minute” by Jesse and Noah

Another great song from Jesse and Noah.  This is from their Brethren: Acoustic Covers EP.  Wait a Minute is a cover of a tune by The Seldom Scene from their 1974 album Old Train.  The song serves as an excellent showcase for Jesse and Noah’s incredible vocal harmonies.

“Diamond Jelly” by The Danbury Lie

Speaking of The Danbury Lie – we close out the shuffle with this track from Choose Your Delusion – the second of three (releases in 2015).


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