Sunday, May 25, 2014

Marky G to drop new music...

The Twitterverse is abuzz with whispers of an imminent release of a new studio album, The Big Me, from Marky G & His Creole Crusaders.  Always thought to be the weaker of the rap/R&B duo, Pool Hall Studs (who for years underwhelmed the New Orleans music scene with late-night throwdowns at dba and Lucy's, often in collaboration with the late, almost-great, Johnny Gumbo), G ventures into reflective, silky smooth, lounge-lizard style vocals (picture a six four SNL Bill Murray with a crew cut) with cuts like JK Is THE Man (with a gentle bossa nova beat), the Billy Joel-ish I'm Madly in Love With Me and the twangy Who's the Better Cowboy, Barry?, a not-so-subtle nudge at his ex-Studmate, Barry D.

For The Big Me, G calls upon an all-star cast of musicians: his Jazz Fest buddy Pete Murano (Trombone Shorty) for lead guitar, Johnny (Hot Licks) K on upright bass, Scarlett O'Hara on fiddle and homemade watermelon gadgets, Barry D on drums/percussion/backing vocals/dinner reservations, and The Sultry Senecals on harmonies/footwear/dinner reservations.  Available for pre-order now on PHS Records.

Song listing:
  1. Like Ferrell, But Way Funnier (a self-assessment)
  2. Out of the Office Today (so go pound sand)
  3. Face Plant on Tchoupitoulas (ode to Johnny Gumbo)
  4. Madly in Love With Me
  5. The Angels Want to Wear My Red Sox (with apologies to Elvis Costello)
  6. JK Is THE Man!
  7. Me 'n Ike Turner, Smackin'
  8. Lucky Dog, You Hurt Me So Bad
  9. Who's the Better Cowboy, Barry?
  10. It's Cryin' Time Again (Ray Charles cover)
  11. Burgers With Toasted Buns (who's Yo Mama?)
  12. Mother's Lament
  13. Slidin' the Tab Your Way, One More Time

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Black Keys Hangout Fest 2014 Full Set...

( Black Keys played their first show since the release of their new album Turn Blue at Alabama’s Hangout Festival. The set was comprised of a good chunk of new material, including the first live performance of “Gotta Get Away.” Watch the full show minus the first song (“Howlin’ For You”) and check out the setlist below. (more)

“Howlin’ For You”
“Next Girl”
“Run Right Back”
“Same Old Thing”
“Dead And Gone”
“Gold On The Ceiling”
“It’s Up To You Now”
“Bullet In The Brain”
“Strange Times”
“Money Maker”
“Ten Cent Pistol”
“Gotta Get Away”
“She’s Long Gone”
“Tighten Up”
“Lonely Boy”
“Turn Blue”
“Nova Baby”
“Little Black Submarines”
“I Got Mine”

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, end of week or beginning of weekend?...

Saturday in the Park (Chicago)
Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)
Another Lost Saturday (Pool Hall Studs)
Saturday Night Fish Fry (Frankie Ford)
The Heart of Saturday Night (Tom Waits)
If the Shoe Fits (The Scandalous Shoe Ladies)
I've Got Five Dollars (Faron Young)
Saturday Morning Song (Tom T. Hall)
Saturday's Child (The Monkees)
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (Elton John)
Saturday Love Machine (Johnny Gumbo Party Band)
Come Saturday Morning (Sandpipers)
Almost Saturday Night (John Fogerty)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Windy Sunday morning trail mix...

White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) Live at
Every Night About This Time (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) Goin' Home: Tribute to Fats Domino
Summer (War) Best of...
Silver Rider (Robert Plant) Band of Joy
Help Me, Rhonda (Beach Boys) Summer days, Summer Nights
Trust (The Sawtelles) Tryptych
Don't Drive Me Away (Rob Stone & the C-Notes) No Worries
Ugly Truth (Lucinda Williams) Blessed
I'll Hold Your Head (Shelby Lynne) Revelation Road
Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed) Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby (Dr. John) Mercernary
Turn Out My Lights (Justin Townes Earle) The Good Life
Lovin' In Vain (Rosie Flores) A Honky Tonk Reprise
On Your Way (Alabama Shakes) Boys & Girls
My One And Only Love (Chick Corea) Akoustic Band
How Deep Is the Ocean (Miles Davis) Ballads & Blues

Friday, May 02, 2014