Monthly Archives: May 2015

(May 24, 2015): Basic Unit – Dub Principles

From the 2002 Mickey Finn Mixer compilation album, Drum ‘N’ Bass Mix.  Two of the early exponents of drum and bass here, Ben England and Rick Dallaway.  This tune would make it to the b-side of the 2003 single, Rising … Continue reading

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(May 23, 2015): Howard Eliott Payne – I Just Want To Spend Time With You

From the 2009 album, Bright Light Ballads.  The second single from the debut solo album from Howie Payne post The Stands.

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(May 22, 2015): Greg Laswell – Come Back Down (feat. Sara Bareilles)

From the 2012 album, Landline.  This tune makes it because of the lyric, “all of your wallowing is unbecoming”.  A nice reminder to myself sometimes.  

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(May 21, 2015): Jesús Guridi – Sinfonía Pirenaica (1945)

From the 2005 album, Sinfonía Pirenaica.  This is a 2003 recording by the Bilboa Symphony Orchestra with Juan José Mena conducting.  Guridi, who plays to my Basque sensibilities, said that this symphony is a musical evocation of the soul of … Continue reading

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(May 20, 2015): Steve Gibbons Band – Tulane

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1977 album, Rollin’ On.  A cover of the 1970 Chuck Berry tune off the album Back Home.  Joan Jett would do a pretty notable cover too about 10 years later.  Given the song’s provenance, it’s not … Continue reading

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(May 19, 2015): B.B. King – Please Love Me

From the 1965 album, Live At The Regal.  Another five star LP today.  Universally acknowledged by peers as one of the greatest blues recordings. “Perpetually” preserved as part of the National Recording Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. Every … Continue reading

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(May 18, 2015): Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave

From the 1967 album of the same name, Wave.  An instant classic.  A five star LP.  Too bad it only runs a little of 30 minutes.

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