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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|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
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]
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