Monthly Archives: March 2017

(March 31, 2017): Aztec Camera – Good Morning Britain

From the 1990 album, Stray. Thinking about Brexit this morning. Mick Jones is obviously providing the pipes here. Other guests including Paul Carrack and Mickey Gallagher.

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(March 30, 2017): Milt Jackson – No Moon At All

From the 1964 album, In A New Setting.  Jackson is in a quintet here, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Connie Kay drums.  Nat King Cole and Doris Day both released the … Continue reading

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(March 29, 2017): Albert Hammond – Smokey Factory Blues

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 album, The Electric Free Band.  Hammond was born in London, but grew up in Gibraltar. He started recording in 1966 and is still going. He has a new LP due to be released this October. … Continue reading

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(March 28, 2017): Alela Diane – The Ocean

From the 2009 album, To Be Still.  Along with Terry Riley, Diane hails from Nevada City, CA (like her contemporary Joanna Newson).  This was her first label release (Rough Trade), produced by her Dad.  As Caroline Sullivan points out, “[n]early … Continue reading

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Before and After Chuck Berry (NYT)

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(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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(March 26, 2017): Tom Russell – The Ballad of Edward Abbey and Benediction: Edward Abbey

A compilation from the 2004 album, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, and the 2005 album, Hotwalker. Clearly Russell had Abbey on his mind in the mid-2000s.  The first item is a song by Russell about missing Abbey’s presence in the world.  … Continue reading

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