Monthly Archives: November 2017

(November 28, 2017): Lee “Sratch” Perry – (I Got The) Groove

From the 1990 album, From The Secret Laboratory. A prescient song that anticipates the revelations of the Panama and Paradise papers (not that hard, really); and, incidentally throws a bone to those who favor a tax that gives to the … Continue reading

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(November 26, 2017): Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)

From the 1958 album, He’s So Fine.  This is one of five tunes co-written by Berry Gordie to appear on this LP.  The title is a throw to Louis Jordan and his 1948 single from the film “Reet, Petite, and … Continue reading

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(November 17, 2017): Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Another Bubble

From the 1985 album, Fegmania! Hitchcock’s first outing with The Egyptians (with former Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor). A psychedelic throw back at a time of psychedelic throwbacks.  

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(November 16, 2017): Joy Division – Warsaw

From the band’s debut 1978 EP, An Ideal For Living. The song title comes from the name that the band used immediately prior to adopting Joy Division. Indeed, the name was still in use during the recording sessions for this … Continue reading

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(November 11, 2017): John McCormack – There’s A Long, Long Trail

From the 1917 single side 78 rpm, There’s A Long, Long Trail.  A WWI staple for this old Armistice Day.  Stoddard King and Alonzo Elliott, both seniors at Yale, wrote the tune in 1913. Note the price on the lable … Continue reading

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(Nov. 11, 2017): Pussy Riot – Police State

From the 2017 Youtube release, Police State. A bit ironic that this finds its initial broadcast through a privacy shredding vehicle like Alphabet (Google’s parent). Still, the band nicely brings Trump and Putin into the same frame. As recounted in … Continue reading

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(November 3, 2017): PP Arnold – Medicated Goo

From the 2017 album, The Turning Tide. A fantastic outing.  This Traffic cover, has a list of guests that could have appeared on Arnold’s two 1968 long players – Eric Clapton, Carl Raddle, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Bobby Keys, and … Continue reading

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