Three Months of Miscellaneous Additions (May through July 2010)

After a rocky spring, I’m back to offer you the finest in yesterday’s music. With a few exceptions, of course. Tom Petty’s new album, Mojo, features the instrumental virtuosity of the Heartbreakers to a far greater extent. This is especially true on “First Flash Of Freedom”, which sounds like a vintage Allman Brothers performance. I’d suggest a YouTube video here, but there aren’t any with sufficient sound quality. Highly recommended album.

First Flash Of Freedom, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭✭✭
Running Man’s Bible, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭✭
The Trip To Pirate’s Cove, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭
Let Yourself Go, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭
Something Good’s Coming, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭✭
Don’t Pull Me Over, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ✭✭

Here’s a list of miscellaneous adds. The primary influences were a James Taylor/Carole King concert in Massachusetts, and the syndicated American Routes radio show on public broadcasting.

American Routes

Long Ago (And Far Away), Earl Klugh
It’s Too Late (Live), Carole King ✭✭✭
Way Over Yonder (Live), Carole King ✭✭
Death Came A Knockin’ (Travelin’ Shoes), Ruthie Foster ✭✭
My Foolish Heart, Stan Getz ✭✭

The two Carole King live performances are from a deluxe version of Tapestry.

Come To Me Baby, Howlin’ Wolf ✭✭✭
Girl On The Billboard, Del Reeves ✭✭✭
I Got A Woman, Jimmy Smith ✭✭
Motorin’ Along, Jimmy Smith ✭✭
On Green Dolphin Street, Chet Baker ✭✭

Take Time To Know Her, Percy Sledge ✭✭✭
One Hand Loose, Charlie Feathers ✭✭
Wild Side Of Life, Charlie Feathers
Route 90, Clarence Garlow ✭✭
Just One More Time, The Derailers ✭✭

Come On Let’s Go, Los Lobos ✭✭✭
The Walking Song, Los Lobos ✭✭✭
It’s Not Unusual, Willie Bobo ✭✭✭
Spanish Grease, Willie Bobo
Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog, Norma Tanega

Whittier Blvd., Thee Midniters
That’s All, Thee Midniters ✭✭
Boogaloo Down Broadway, The Fantastic Johnny C ✭✭
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live), Queen ✭✭✭
Dark As A Dungeon, Merle Travis ✭✭

I’m Leaving It Up To You, Dale & Grace
Link Of Chain, Chris Smither
Love You Like A Man, Chris Smither ✭✭
My Long Journey Home, David Grisman ✭✭
Thanks For The Memories, Bob Hope & Shirley Ross ✭✭✭

Hotel California (Live), The Eagles ✭✭
Queen Of The Slipstream, Van Morrison ✭✭
Everybody Loves The Sunshine, Seu Jorge & Almaz ✭✭
Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes), Michael Bublé (with Sharon Jones) ✭✭
The Train Kept A-Rollin’, Aerosmith ✭✭

Sin City, AC/DC ✭✭✭
The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey ✭✭
Smuggler’s Blues, Glenn Frey ✭✭
She Belongs To Me, Magic Sam ✭✭
Get Closer, Seals & Crofts

I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Hank Williams ✭✭✭
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Jimmie Dale Gilmore ✭✭✭
Mama Don’t Like My Man, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings ✭✭
Window Shopping, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings ✭✭
Free, Zac Brown Band ✭✭

Waiting On A Friend, Rolling Stones ✭✭
Blue Monday, Fats Domino ✭✭✭✭
Made In Japan, Buck Owens
Fuck Was I, Jenny Owen Youngs ✭✭
Strange Things Happening, Percy Mayfield ✭✭

I reviewed The Eagles and added a few songs. I have quite a few Eagles songs in the collection, maybe 30, and all of the songs seem deserving of inclusion, yet I find few of their songs inspiring.

Heartache Tonight, The Eagles
In The City, The Eagles ✭✭
Hotel California, The Eagles ✭✭✭
Lyin’ Eyes, The Eagles
One Of These Nights, The Eagles ✭✭

Rokie, Corey Harris ✭✭
Never Gonna Give You Up, The Black Keys ✭✭
Never Gonna Give You Up, Jerry Butler ✭✭
Fried Neckbones And Some Homefries, Willie Bobo ✭✭✭
Goin’ Down, Freddie King ✭✭

In an epic July 19th song-off, Kathy T. introduced me to “Link Of Chain” by Chris Smither. Upon further research, I discovered he was part of the same Cambridge music scene that helped produce Bonnie Raitt, and that he wrote “Love You Like A Man”, which she popularized. Here’s a nice solo performance of “Link Of Chain”, which shows off his finger-picking ability:

The lovely miss Cheryl discovered a Real Player application which translates YouTube videos into .mp3 files. The translation process degrades the sound somewhat, and the ratings reflect a downgrade in some cases. For instance the live version of Duffy’s “Mercy” or Raphael Saadiq’s “Love That Girl” are five star favorites, but only deserve four stars when translated to .mp3 files. The following .mp3 files are added to the collection. Assume the appropriate YouTube performance is highly recommended:

Daydreamer (Live), Adele ✮✮
31 Today (Live), Aimee Mann ✮✮
Beauty And The Beast (Live), Angela Lansbury
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (Live), Bobby “Blue” Bland
I’ll Go Crazy (Live), Chris Isaak ✭✭✭

Mercy (Live), Duffy ✭✭✭✭
Hallelujah (Live), k.d. lang ✭✭
Dream In Blue (Live), Los Lobos ✭✭
Hearts Of Stone (Live), Los Lobos ✭✭
Just A Man (Live), Los Lobos ✭✭

A Matter Of Time (Live), Los Lobos ✭✭
One Time, One Night (Live), Los Lobos ✭✭✭
All Night Long (Live), Louis Prima & Keely Smith ✭✭✭
Still I Long For Your Kiss (Live), Lucinda Williams ✭✭✭
Love That Girl (Live), Raphael Saadiq ✭✭✭✭

Sweet Memory (LIve), Melody Gardot ✭✭
Who Will Comfort Me (Live), Melody Gardot ✭✭✭
Early Morning Rain (Live), Peter, Paul & Mary ✭✭✭
If I Had A Hammer (Live), Peter, Paul & Mary ✭✭
Jane, Jane (Live), Peter, Paul & Mary ✭✭

Pull Me In Tighter, Rilo Kiley
Silver Lining (Live), Rilo Kiley ✭✭
Everybody Knows (Live), Ryan Adams ✭✭✭
Tell My Mother (Live), Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses ✭✭✭
Put Down The Duckie, Sesame Streeet

Let Them Knock (Live), Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings ✭✭✭
Window Shopping (Live), Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings ✭✭✭
Free (Live), Zac Brown Band ✭✭

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings is the hottest thing going. I love them.

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