Well, we stand here at the tail-end of the first quarter or 2013. One thing that regular readers of this blog may have noticed is that we have yet to have Featured Artist or Band of the Month or anything like that. As this year got underway, and due to a variety of circumstances, we decided to step back and decide how we wanted to proceed. I think we've worked it out, and stay tuned. In the next couple of days, we will be rolling out a brand new feature....
In the meantime, we moved around some songs and added a pretty cool sampler to our current playlist. Pre-shuffle we had a couple more songs from the You and Me album by You and Me (Val and James). Plus we had a classic from Mr. Nick Lowe (which is included in the Playlist at the bottom of this post), The Harmonica Lewinskies (also represented in the Playlist) and Southern Culture on the Skids.
The Shuffle Shuffle is ready for you after the Jump
- "Run Away" by The End Men from Built4BBQ sampler called The Appetizer (2013)
Well now, this is embarrassing. The End Men came up again. I swear, as much as I love them, I think my Shuffle function loves them more. Anyway, "Run Away" is also on the new The End Men album Play With Your Toys. The Appetizer is a really cool 18 song sampler from Build4BBQ a music collective started by The Slaughterhouse Chorus from Albany who rocked the house Sunday night as well. It features (besides the aforementioned): Henry's Rifle, New Red Scare and a bunch of other cool bands who I am looking forward to discovering. There is a lot on tap from the Built4BBQ folks, so be sure to check them out. In the playlist, we included Couch by Couchwest performances of "Run Away" from both 2012 and 2013.
- "Sobriety and the Woman" by Ben de la Cour from Ghost Light (2012)
So there is both a Brooklyn and CXCW them going. Ben de la Cour is currently based out of New Orleans, but he grew up in Brooklyn. We are really digging this record which we picked up after seeing one of Ben's Couch by Couchwest videos a couple of weeks back. Check it out.
- "There are Times" by David Lot from The Gates of Brooklyn (2011)
Yes, the theme does continue. Like, Ben de la Cour, we saw and heard David Lott at CXCW 2013. A native New Yorker (and Brooklynite), Lott, who fronted the band The Whitewalls, brings us a song from his debut, solo EP which you can grab using the widget above.
- "Salty Dog Blues" by Mac Wiseman from American Music: The Best of Bluegrass (2008)
To my knowledge, Mac Wiseman has no discernible connection Brooklyn nor has he, to my knowledge, ever submitted a video to Couch by Couchwest. He is, though, a Bluegrass legend and we have him performing the American standard Salty Dog Blues which has been done in a variety of styles by a variety of artists. You may have heard a blues version of this by Mississippi John Hurt or perhaps another Bluegrass rendition by Flatt and Scruggs or by The Dillards (performing as The Darlings on The Andy Griffith Show.