(Dec. 14, 2014): De Novo Dahl – Be Your Man

From the 2005 double CD, Cats and Kittens.  The Cats disc are original (and have a 60s/70s feel) and the Kittens disc are remixes (radical rearrangements with an 80s/90s feel) .

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(Dec 13, 2014): Alvin Lee and Mylon Lefevre – So Sad (No Love of His Own)

K-SHE classic.  From the 1973 album, On the Road to Freedom.  A song with a pedigree. sweetmeatGeorge Harrison (Hari Georgeson) plays on this tune that he wrote, released first on this LP.  Harrison would release the song in 1974 on Dark Horse.  Mick Fleetwood and Ron Wood are also playing on this track.  Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Boz Burrell, and Ian Wallace appear elsewhere on the album.  Harrison included Ringo Starr and Nicky Hopkins on his version. Harrison started writing this as his marriage to Pattie Boyd (of Eric Clapton’s “Layla” fame) started to come apart.

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(Dec. 12, 2014): Blue Aeroplanes – Jacket Hangs

From the 1990 album, Swagger.  An egotistical title perhaps, but the LP as a whole does not come across this way.  Aside from the Langlys, this has been a band with endless lineup changes.  The band’s lyrics, though, have been pretty consistently good.

 

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(Dec. 11, 2014): The Cables – Baby Why

From the a-side of the 1968 single, Baby Why / Be A Man.  A rocksteady crooner classic by Keble Drummond, Vincent Stoddart and Elbert Stewart.

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(Dec 10, 2014): Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, Max Roach – Very Special

From the 1963 album, Money Jungle.  Giants three.  Such a good LP.

 

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(Dec. 9, 2014): The 5th Dimension – Let The Sunshine

From the 1968 single, Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) / Don’tcha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya.  A glorious day on which I had the second half of the a-side medley playing in the car with all the windows and sun roof open.

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(Dec. 8, 2014): John Fogarty – Deja Vu (All Over Again)

From the 2004 album by the same name, Deja Vu All Over Again.  One of the few, and they were almost all old guys, to protest the war GWB started in Iraq.

 

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