Monthly Archives: February 2013

(Feb 17, 2013): Local Natives – Wooly Mammoth

From the 2013 sophomore album, Hummingbird.  From the Feb 4 New Yorker, “Night Life”:  “The Local Natives, whose 2009 début, the self-funded “Gorilla Manor,” dazzled critics, returns with its much anticipated second album, “Hummingbird,” which was co-produced by Aaron Dessner … Continue reading

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(Feb 16, 2013): McKendree Spring – God Bless The Conspiracy

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1972 album, 3.  McKendree Spring started recording in 1969 and was active until the mid-1970’s.  It released seven long players during this time.  Obviously, today’s selection comes from the third.  The band regrouped in 2007 for … Continue reading

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(Feb. 15, 2013): Jascha Heifetz – Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

From the 1960 RCA Victor Red Seal, Heifetz – Sibelius Violin Concerto.  This is a Heifetz performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl conducting.  The recording was re-released on CD in 1999 and 2011.  The three movements of the the … Continue reading

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(Feb 14, 2013): Sufjan Stevens – Romulus

From the 2003 album, Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lakes State.   I bought this CD during my first time as a visiting professor at Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.  It was played on many road trips we took across … Continue reading

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(Feb 13, 2013): Derek and the Dominos – Got To Get Better In A Little While

From the 2004 double CD, Derek & the Dominos Live at the Fillmore.  This is partial re-release of the 1973 double album, In Concert, which was the second and last LP from Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, and Jim … Continue reading

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(Feb 12, 2013): Harvey Mandel – Just A Hair More

From the 1969 album, Righteous.  Harvey Mandel (Henry Vestine) was one of Frank Zappa’s original Mother’s of Invention, but left before the debut Zappa album (although 1965 Zappa demo tapes featuring Mandel were released in 2004) to become a founding member … Continue reading

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(Feb 11, 2013): Command Strange – Vanilla Dream (original mix)

From the 2010 12″ single (45rmp), Vanilla Dream/Joint.  I suppose it’s the horn, but for some reason this tune reminds me of the mid 1990’s work by Click n’ Cycle.  Command Strange (Alexey Fuifanov) hails from Kazakhstan.  Since 2008, Fuifanov … Continue reading

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