Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday morning pre-game trail mix...

Still a Fool (Angela Strehli) Deja Vu
Heard It Through the Grapevine (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Cosmo's Factory
If I Turned to You (The Iguanas)  The Iguanas
What Is Success (Allen Toussaint) The Allen Toussaint Collection
Suite For Lady & Prez (Sheila Jordan) The Crossing
Jive At Five (Zoot Sims) Down Home
Good Morning Heartache (Dinah Washington) Dinah Washington: Eight CDs
The Wolf & the Lamb (Tal Farlow) Trinity
Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune (Ellen McIlwaine) Up From the Skies
Spanish Harlem (The Mamas & Papas) California Dreamin'
Take It All (Adele) 21
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum (Bob Dylan) Love & Theft
A Song For You (Donny Hathaway) Donny Hathaway Collection
This Time (Tracy Chapman) Crossroads
Roman Holiday (The Sawtelles) Dime Museum
Only a Fool Would Say That (Steely Dan) Can't Buy a Thrill
Together Again (Emmylou Harris) Elite Hotel

Friday, November 14, 2014

Carey, you're a mean old daddy...

(WSJ) Joni Mitchell on the Muse Behind ‘Carey’

The singer wrote her hit ‘Carey’ while camping out in a seaside cave on Crete in early 1970

After we arrived, Penelope and I rented a cinder-block hut in a nearby poppy field and walked down to the beach. As we stood staring out toward Turkey, an explosion went off behind us. I turned around just in time to see this guy with a red beard blowing through the door of a cafe. He was wearing a white turban, white Nehru shirt and white cotton pants. I said to Penelope, “What an entrance—I have to meet this guy.” He wasn’t hurt, but all the hair on his arms and legs had been singed from the blast. He was American and a cook at one of the cafes. Apparently, when he had lit the stove, it blew him out the door. That’s how Cary [Raditz] entered my life—ka-boom.  (complete article)


Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Everlys: I'm through with countin' the stars above, you were the reason....

As a kid growing up in the transistor radio era of rock music, the Everly Brothers were not the center of the universe.  Yet, they were consistently there, hit after hit, until you said, "Hey, those harmonies are really cool.  And what the hell is with that steel guitar thing?"  Funny, those things you take for granted sometimes smack you in the face when you revisit later on.  This must have been quite an evening:

CLEVELAND - The music of the Everly Brothers was celebrated by a sold out crowd Saturday night. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum honored the singers for the 19th edition of their Music Masters Series. Fans of the Everly Brothers not only filled every seat inside the State Theatre, they also filled the stage. Musicians from around the world have been influenced by the Everlys' music. This concert was their opportunity to say thank you. Stars like Graham Nash, Peter Asher, Vince Gill, Shelby Lynne, J.D. Souther, Allison Moorer, and Emmylou Harris were on hand to honor their heroes. (more)

Can you name all these guys?