Monthly Archives: November 2014

(Nov. 29, 2014): Black Sabbath – Sabbra Cadabra

From the 1973 album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, released on the short-lived WWA label.  The most notable thing about this tune is that Rick Wakeman appears on keys.  It seems that Yes was recording Tales from Topographic Oceans in the studio next … Continue reading

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(Nov. 28, 2014): Big Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle & Roll

From the 1957 album, Rock & Roll.  Turner original recorded this Jesse Stone (Charles E. Calhoun) number in 1954 as a 10″ (78rpm) single – the a-side to “You Know Who I Love”. Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The … Continue reading

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(Nov. 27, 2014): Andy Teirstein – Turn Me Loose

From the 2009 album, Open Crossings.  A 2007 three movement composition (The Old Trail; The Creek; Rebbe’s Dance) for piano trio.  The Alaria trio performs here, with Norman Carey on piano.

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(Nov. 26, 2014): Erykah Badu – [Steady On] The Grind

From the 2003 album, Worldwide Underground.  Written, produced and programmed by Dead Prez.

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(Nov 25, 2014): The Refreshments – High On You

From the 2009 album, A Band’s Gotta Do What A Band’s Gotta Do.  This twenty-five year old Swedish band is not to be confused with mid-1990s alt-rockers from Arizona.  These Refreshments are Rockpilesque.  

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(Nov. 24, 2014): Bonnie Prince Billy – Old Match

From the 2014 album, Singer’s Grave – A Sea Of Tongues.  This is off Will Oldham’s latest (his 11th long player).  Most of the tunes, though, are re-workings of songs from Wolfroy Goes To Town.  “Old Match” is a new take on … Continue reading

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(Nov. 23, 2014): The Grateful Dead – Beat It On Down The Line

From the 1967 album, Grateful Dead.   A cover of San Francisco blues man, Jesse Fuller’s 1961 tune.  This is the Dead’s 1970 remix.  One of the strongest tunes on this outing, especially before the 2001 reissue restored some of … Continue reading

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