Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood


oF COURse This one is GettinG a lot of airplay..or ether play....many happy returns to Rowdy Yates too!

Joe Simon - Chokin Kind



And this one is in my top 10 for the desert island thing....

Clarence Carter - Slip Away


I was asked today about my faourite Soul, R'n'B song....this one is up there....
Clarence Carter has such an impassioned voice and the incredible backstory to match. It’s hard to believe that this is the same cat that would go on to record “Strokin’.” Hm.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Gene Clark - Tried So Hard



Just one of my favorites from back then....

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Normalisr: Most played artists chart

Normalisr: Most played artists chart

Gawd…the madness of it all…so you see this stats thing and you get an idea of just how eclectic this ol’Bear is….lol

SpineTV : Issue 16

SpineTV : Issue 16

Today's bon mots......

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised




RIP Gil Scott-Heron, you did not go gently into that good night!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday


...a fine tune for this time of revolt and bank hols...

Pop Fantaisie


...spooky chic....

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Trampled by Turtles-Wait So Long


another great Roots Music offering from the Trampled Turtles and Six Shooter records....wild stuff


Sunday, 22 May 2011

NINO SEVILLA El Bobo de la Yuca


to quote my old amigo, John Candy as Mr. Mambo....."everybody Mambo...."

Alice Russell - Let us be Loving Official Video



One of my wonderful birthday prezzies was tickets to see fantastic Alice Russell at her next London concert!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon



Just one of my favourite Canadian bands back then...the 90's wasn't it!
I lived in Bobcaygeon for a spell but that's now why I like....it's just got the feel right....that feeling of being struck deeply with love and the power of the universe...

Time Has Come Today Chambers Brothers (long version) Visit Facebook "Th...



I'm planing for this one to be played at my Funneral and in case that rapture thing is goin' down...playing now really loud...so I won't know if it came and went without me,,,

Tom Waits - Take me home



....my darling wife Nicci was so touched when one morning this song played while she slept.....and I sang this to her....
It's one of his best simply done and well done simply....

Spencer Wiggins - Uptight Good Woman



Just one of my fave Southern Soul artists....and great tune here!

Susie (Dramas) - Elton John (Honky Chateau 4 of 10)




This was either the penultimate or might even have been the last album of Elton's I ever bought!
He and Mr Taupin could still deliver a finely crafted tune in those days....this is a fave and I happened to be going out with a gal of the same name around this time!

Fats Waller plays Zonky (piano solo, 1935)




It's Fats' Day.....so play play sum mo' Fats...

Friday, 20 May 2011

Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place, Another Time



A rock’n’roll pioneer, a hellraiser and a self-confessed “f**k-up”, Jerry Lee Lewis was all these things. He was also (and still is) a phenomenal country singer

Michelle Shocked - Anchorage - michelleshocked.com




I had the great pleasure of seeing and interviewing |Ms. Shocked some time back...another very honest performer! This song always make me drift back to my days on the old gravel dirt road side of the county...

Thursday, 19 May 2011

King Earl Boogie Band - 'Plastic Jesus' - 1972 45rpm








I do love to collect the Novelty Song or Novelty Act....but I'd forgotten about this outfit's version of the tune......now many of you may know it from a very different version...can you tell this ol'Geezer where and who?























Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Pocket Coffee Advert.


Pocket Coffee Advert., originally uploaded by glen.h.

I love the idea..but was it a tastey treat...?

Beale Street blues - Spanier.mov


Today's birthday in Jazz; George 'Pops' Foster....the world of slap bass starts here....the master and the inventor!

Dan Fogelberg ~ There's A Place In The World For A Gambler



A wise amigo, Roy Onami, once said to this very floundering you man -- "Your wisdom in life will be the sum total of all that you learn and all that you come to know from the hearts of the women in your life" He was right...Blessings to Dan wherever you are out there in the cosmos of souls....I saw him in concert and the whole audience stood to sing this!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Three Chefs - Breakfast In Rhythm




i had a coach who once called me a "ham and egger".....not that I understood what his drift was on this..but whenever I get a hankerin' for a good breakfast I remember Coach Hutch...and his wizened proflile...the man was hard as a tack and twice as sharp.....i'm off to my local caff which rather ironically is called the Three Chefs...there's the tie in folks...

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart




This song haunted me today as I drifted from a odd kind of grief to smiling and holding memories close...like a cup of warm coffee on a cold morning. This song was a favorite of one of my ex's....she passed away from cancer rather suddenly this past weekend. No one knew and that's the way she wanted it. So I got out the old photos and played some of her songs. Blessings to you Ki !

OFFICIAL VIDEO: Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames) - Fe...


...kinda liking this one tonight..er..this very early morn....nice to see him making it back on record. Thanks to the folks at Daptone/Dunham (a gritter Bobby Blue Bland kind of sound)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Follow - Richie Havens



Once while driving the seemingly endless star clustered night above and the unbroken road in front, this song played on my little tape deck...as I sang my 8 year old son feel asleep...we ambled on through the night down the road from Algonquin to Ottawa....my darling son, what love we know¬!

Gamarjobat on Comedy Rocks Ep 4.



ok so this takes lip sync to a whole new world.....

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Animals - Club A Go-Go [Very Good(+) quality]


Many Happy Returns, Mr Eric Burdon!

Eric Burdon is one of those gritty Rock'n'Roll survivors....and he knew a good band when he saw or should I saw heard them. From the early days with with Chas Chandler and one of my favorite musicians, Allan Price then with a Mick Gallagher doing a stint on the boards to the one of the final incarnations that was tuned into the hip San Fran psychedelic era as Eric Burdon & The Animals! Oh don't forget that brief trip with War!


Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt & St├ęphane Grappelli


Django doth sooth my ravaged soul.....hope this little clip of sound (mostly)does the same for all thee¬


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Bird On A Wire HD


There is just something so heart wrenching in Joe's cover of St. Leo's tune that makes this cover almost better than the original!
And then add the fact that I lived this time...oh yes I sure did..got the memory lapses to prove it...grins!


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sam Cooke - Blowing in the Wind (HQ)




It's "We've Got This Covered" over at the Flimwell Papers Music Corner and this cover by the master of the smooth Soul Sam Cooke turns in a very different and at times almost "show biz singin' Vegas Style" version of this classic. Pyrotechnics but so smooth you almost miss them.....cheers now...

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02, originally uploaded by cries&whiskers.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bob Seger - Turn the Page



One of my favourite concerts was back in the days I lived near Windsor and we crossed the river to
this man's show....it remains still one of the best Rock'n'Roll nights I've ever been witness to!

Leonard Cohen: The Stranger Song




What a killing, chilling opening stanza

"It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter.."

...Saint Leo --- vintage Leonard Cohen!
Helps me see the world through the appropriate colour of glasses!

Monday, 2 May 2011

LE LAC MAJEUR MORT SHUMAN



Even if your knowledge of French is limited, rather like mine, this is a mighty fine song. It is one that conjures up images of being on the shores of Le Lac Majeur or as my Swiss Darlin' Nicci knows it Lago Maggiore!


Sunday, 1 May 2011

Willie Nelson and Shelby Lynne, Angel flying too close



Oh how much I love this song, how I've wished that Shelby Lynne would get more recognition, I think Willie Nelson is a National Treasure....and folks forget what a flat out good picker he is.....so here in this one song are all my reasons why I love this form of music and why live music is just the greatest!

RUGGED MEN, Nov. 1957. Cover by Clarence Doore - www.MensPulpMags.com

oooooh...Skipper where...

Billy Bragg: Ontario, Quebec & Me



I am always rather put off Billy's stuff especially when he manges to mangle his own tunes....but then every once in awhile I find a little gem

Jacques Brel - Quand on a que l'amour



I defy you not to get goosebumps over this one..if you don't you're from Remulac!