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(July 8, 2019) – WSJ – David Crosby Is Making Songs as He Faces the End

David Crosby Is Making Songs as He Faces the End Burdened by an array of health problems, the legendary singer-songwriter says he is ‘trying to get the music out of my head’ David Crosby, photographed at his home in St. … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2019) – Spike Jones & His City Slickers – Der Fuehrer’s Face

From the a-side of the 1942 single, Der Fuehrer’s Face / I Wanna Go Back To West Virginia (Bluebird ‎– B-11586). Written by Oliver Wallace, this tune became the soundtrack for the 1943 Walt Disney Donald Duck animated short of … Continue reading

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(May 24, 2019): Dave Van Ronk – Fare Thee Well

From the 1961 album, Dave Van Ronk Sings – LP (Folkways Records ‎– FA 2383).  No doubt my favorite cover of this traditional folk tune. For more detail on pedigree see this earlier post on oncewasanote. The inspiration for the … Continue reading

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(May 18, 2019): Hellogoodbye – S’only Natural (Fancy Outfit Edit)

From the 2018 ACC 5xFile EP, Fancy Outfit (Wasted Summer ‎– none). Forrest Kline has been the constant (since 2001) in this Hunting Beach, CA outfit. More funk than rock on this outing.

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(May 17, 2019): Fats Domino – I’m Ready

From the 1959 a-side single, I’m Ready / Margie (Imperial ‎– X5585). A tune not found on  the two 1959 long player releases of originals, but a 1960 LP hits compilation. Covered by the likes of Canned Heat, The Band, … Continue reading

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(May 10, 2019): The Jayhawks – Tailspin

From the 2003 album, Rainy Day Music (American Recordings ‎– B0000076-02). Bernie Leadon, Chris Stills, and Matthew Sweet all appear on this tune.

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(May 7, 2019): Mansfield.TYA – Un Chant D’Amour (Ciné-Concert / Jean Genet)

From the 2006 album, Fuck (Téona ‎– TEO 206 (France)). Carla Pallone and Julia Lanoë are a duo from Nantes. Despite the title of the song, this is the one of the first things I went to when I learned … Continue reading

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