(Sept 1, 2014): Afgan Wigs – Neglekted

From the 1998 album, 1965.  Greg Dulli did most of the writing on this LP, but this tune is with Rick McCollum.  This is the year Dulli had his head fractured by a bouncer in a Texas club.  Alex Chilton appears on guitar.

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(Aug 28, 2014): Andrew Sisters & Bing Crosby – One Meatball

From the 1994 five CD box set, Bing Crosby Armed Forces Broadcasts.  This is disc 5.  The tune is from a recording of the Jan. 25, 1945 live broadcast of the Kraft Music Hall show. Duke Ellington is on piano.  You get a Philadelphia cream cheese commercial at the end, complete with reference to ration points.

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(Aug 27, 2014): Kris Delmhorst – Saw It All

From the 2014 album, Blood Test.  Aside from a 2011 tribute album to The Cars, this is Delmhort’s first LP of original material in six years.  The three players to appear with her here are Konrad Meissner, Mark Spencer, and Anders Parker.  Recorded back in Brooklyn.

 

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(Aug 26, 2014): Caribou – Melody Day

From the 2007 album, Andorra.  I’ve always chuckled at Dan Snaith’s change of stage name from Manitoba to Caribou after the Dictator’s Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba threatened to sue.  Caribou is a better name anyway.  For some reason, whenever I think of Manitoba musically I am reminded of “Manitou” by The Stampeders.

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(Aug 24, 2014): Zarif & Danny Byrd – California (Club Mix)

From the 2009 12″ single, California.  An interesting pairing of D&B producer Danny Byrd and soul/pop singer Zarif Davidson.  The tune was written by Davidson.  It was the initial release of Banquet Records’ Full English label.

 

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(Aug 23, 2014): The Fools – I Won’t Grow Up

From the 1980 album, Sold Out.  I can recall this Boston band, and this tune in particular, regularly played in the early 1980s on a KWMU program called “Rocket 88″.

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(Aug 22, 2014): Midnite – A Reminder

From the 2014 album, Beauty for Ashes.  The first of a trilogy.

 

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