Monthly Archives: December 2012

(Dec 13, 2012): Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong – Gone Fishin’

Off for an extended family vacation today until late January.  Hence, the song for today.  It is from a 1954 boxed set of 7″ 45rpm EPs, Bing: A Musical Autobiography.  This is the first take.  A second take turned up … Continue reading

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(Dec 12, 2012): Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys – Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll

From the 1968 album, The Street Giveth … And The Street Taketh Away.  This LP has the distinction of being produced by Jimi Hendrix.  It includes an early K-SHE Classic “Track in A” for another time. I really used to … Continue reading

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(Dec 11, 2012): Joe Ely – Fingernails

From the 1981 album, Live Shots.  This LP was records live during Ely’s 1980 English tour with the Clash.  For a short time, it appeared that punk/new wave might include a strain of country in its pedigree but it never … Continue reading

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(Dec 10, 2012): Danny Barnes – Wagon Wheel

From the 2003 album, Dirt on the Angel.  Bill Frisell, Chuck Leavell, Darol Anger, and Dirk Powell all play with Danny Barnes on this solo outing.  Barnes has helped to redefine the banjo’s image in an eclectic career from his … Continue reading

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(Dec 9, 2012): The Gourds – Hallelujah Shine

From the 2000 album, Bosa De Agua.  This was the fourth long player for the Austin based, Gourds.  It was released in Europe on their longtime label Munich Records and in the U.S. on the roots label Sugar Hill.  At … Continue reading

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(Dec 8, 2012 – Sat. bonus): Gunnar Madsen – Are We There Yet?

From the 2001 kid’s album, Ants In My Pants.  Of all the kid’s records I bought for Tom when he was little — and there were lots — this is my favorite.  Gunnar “Bob” Madsen has a flair for witty, … Continue reading

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(Dec 8, 2012): Soupy Sales – Doggone Doggie

From the 1962 novelty album, Up In The Air.  I remember listening to this record over and over as a toddler.  The album tells the tale of Soupy’s sorry attempt to break into the music business, while all his animal … Continue reading

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