(June 6, 2019) – Spike Jones & His City Slickers – Der Fuehrer’s Face

From the a-side of the 1942 single, Der Fuehrer’s Face / I Wanna Go Back To West Virginia (Bluebird ‎– B-11586). Written by Oliver Wallace, this tune became the soundtrack for the 1943 Walt Disney Donald Duck animated short of the same title. It won the 1943 Academy Award for the best animated short of that year. Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

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(May 24, 2019): Dave Van Ronk – Fare Thee Well

From the 1961 album, Dave Van Ronk Sings – LP (Folkways Records ‎– FA 2383).  No doubt my favorite cover of this traditional folk tune. For more detail on pedigree see this earlier post on oncewasanote. The inspiration for the Cohen Bros “Inside Llewyn Davis”

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(May 18, 2019): Hellogoodbye – S’only Natural (Fancy Outfit Edit)

From the 2018 ACC 5xFile EP, Fancy Outfit (Wasted Summer ‎– none). Forrest Kline has been the constant (since 2001) in this Hunting Beach, CA outfit. More funk than rock on this outing.

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(May 17, 2019): Fats Domino – I’m Ready

From the 1959 a-side single, I’m Ready / Margie (Imperial ‎– X5585). A tune not found on  the two 1959 long player releases of originals, but a 1960 LP hits compilation. Covered by the likes of Canned Heat, The Band, Taj Mahal, George Thorogood, and Elton John.

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(May 10, 2019): The Jayhawks – Tailspin

From the 2003 album, Rainy Day Music (American Recordings ‎– B0000076-02). Bernie Leadon, Chris Stills, and Matthew Sweet all appear on this tune.

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(May 7, 2019): Mansfield.TYA – Un Chant D’Amour (Ciné-Concert / Jean Genet)

From the 2006 album, Fuck (Téona ‎– TEO 206 (France)). Carla Pallone and Julia Lanoë are a duo from Nantes. Despite the title of the song, this is the one of the first things I went to when I learned Notre Dame had burned. The title of the album was obviously apropos. There is meloncholy and sadness here. The first six of the eight tracks on the LP were recorded for a “cine-concert” in 2004, presenting “Un chant d’amour” from Jean Genet.

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(May 6, 2019): Painter – Going Down The Road

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 self-title album, Painter (Elektra ‎– EKS – 75071). This Danny sweetmeatLowe band from Edmonton would move to Seattle and sign with Elecktra for this debut LP. After the follow up fizzled and Electrak dropped them, they changed lineup and name to Hammersmith in 1974. “West Coast Woman” was a top 20 hit off this LP. I can recall recording the enitire album on the K-SHE the Seventh Day program when I was 13. I still have the Memorex cassette, though it is missing the pressure pad.

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