This is the last morning shuffle of the week, I am taking a few days off wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous time...
"Santa Do the Mambo" by Big John Greer
Because Santa should do the Mambo. From 1954.
"Yardsale" by Darrin Bradbury
A song about looking for a lost love at a yardsale... "Tacky knick-knacks on a shelf, thought of your Mom, I hope she's well..." -- In the playlist is the video for the crowd favorite, "Let's Get Stoned and Go to the Zoo". Warning: Professionals, do not attempt any of the activities described here. From the collections, When a Car Becomes a House.
"Aimless Breath" by The Torn Images
Another great song from the California Alt-Rock band, The Torn Images. From Reviver.
"Bitter End" by J.R. Wyatt
I always dig discovering new music. A couple of weeks or so ago, I went out to hear some friends play and was introduced to the music of J.R. Wyatt. This is from his release called The Empty Room Sessions which was recorded in an empty room. I really dig his music, and I hope to see him play around town more in the future.
"I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" by Brenda Lee
Little Brenda Lee was twelve years old when her second single was released. What a great song and a great sentiment.
"The Wolves" (Live) by The End Men
One of the best performances for this past years Couch by Couchwest and a killer live version of a stand out track from Odds and Ends. Featuring the Sax work of Matthew Elia who manages to make one of Ear to the Ground's favorite bands sound even better. I regret that I missed (by a day) seeing him play with the band here in Nashville. (what a horrible sentence that I am too lazy to rewrite, but will take the time to explain - I saw The End Men in Nashville, but Matt Elia had to go back to New York that morning.) This version is on the latest Built4BBQ sampler.
"Cat Bowl Blues" by Stacy Mitchhart
A great Blues instrumental from the Nashville Blues master. From Live My Life.
"Life On Standstill" by The Torn Images
#2 of the day for The Torn Images. I really dig the sound on this track. Another from Reviver.
"Deal and Hand" by J.R. Wyatt
One of my favorite songs from when I say J.R. Wyatt live, and I really dig the echo-y sound of this recording. Empty Room Sessions indeed.
"Glamour" by The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
We close out with what was one of my favorite music videos of the year. I even showed it to my Mom which I don't do all that often. The song captures much of what I love about this band. From Familiar Fevers.