Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Your VooDoo Mix

If you haven't already, please go "Like" the Ear to the Ground: A Music Blog - Facebook Page.  And then like, comment, and share to keep all the fun posts coming to your news feed.  Like last need, we cleared out the 10 oldest songs from our active playlist via a Facebook-only posting frenzy.  It was fun.

Now, it's Friday and we have a shuffle to end all shuffles (for the week)...

"Canyons" by The Dirty Guv'nahs  from Hearts on Fire

We start things off with another fine song from the fun as heck Knoxville band with the great name...

"Soldier of Misfortune" by David Olney from When the Deal Goes Down

We finish up our survey When the Deal Goes Down with further proof that Mr. Olney is one of best songwriters working today...

"Great Big Life" by Kyle Andrews from Deer Head Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville

We've featured the music of Kyle Andrews before, and it is good to have him back in the shuffle with his excellent Electo Pop songs - this time from the Deer Head Music mixtape we have been featuring.

"Down and Out" by Roadkill Ghost Choir from Slow Knife EP

Roadkill Ghost Choir are from Florida, and they have been showing up all over my newsfeed and even as a paid "Ad" at the beginning of some You Tube videos.  Fortunately, there music is quite good.

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Esquivel from Exploring New Sounds in Stereo

Juan Garcia Esquivel who often was billed as Esquivel or Esquivel! was an innovative  Mexican bandleader who was most active in the late 50s and early sixties.  He primarily recorded what is now known as Lounge music, and he is best remembered as an excellent composer and a brilliant experimenter. The music is lively and quirky and fun. 

"It's Your Voodoo Working" by Charles Sheffield from Charles Sheffield

How about we dig into some Northern Soul music from 1961 via one of Popatunes' submissions to the Halloween-themed October 2014 edition of the Feel Bad for You monthly mixtape. 

"Faithful" by Moseley from Deer Head Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville

We close out the set with another song from the Deer Head Music mixtape.  This was my first listen to Moseley, and I am impressed. I just read that they are working on their debut album (I think it's their debut - I'm too lazy to confirm - so if I'm wrong please let me know) with Jay Joyce.  Joyce is a well-respected producer having worked with among many others, Cage the Elephant.  I remember him as a member of one of the most original Nashville bands of the late 80s - In Pursuit.


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