Had a terrific time at Music City Roots last night: Family and Friends, Matt Phillips, The Bros. Landreth, and Dale Watson. Big thanks to the Sippy Biddys for letting me be a honorary guest biddy for the night.
On with the shuffle..
"The Day is Real" by Blackfoot Gypsies
Congratulations to Blackfoot Gypsies on their recent signing to Plowboys Records. Well deserved and total world domination is expected soon. My day got real - really quickly. This is off their self-titled debut. The video is from a benefit show I attended in December - put on by Lockeland Springsteen - who run a blog or something here in Nashville... whatever... ;-)
"Puppet String" by Umphrey's McGee
Chicago's improvisation rock geniuses off their album Similar Skin.
"Indian Giver" by 1910 Fruitgum Company
Appropriately named Bubblegum band from New Jersey with a retroactive Ramones cover. Seriously, the Ramones covered this as a bonus track on their retrospective Ramones Mania album. It was the title track from a 1969 album by 1910 Fruitgum Company.
"I'm Your Broken Dog" by The Bones of JR Jones
J.R. Linaberry lays down some of the rawest, raddest rootsiest music around. This song is on Noisetrade's Best of What's Next sampler, and in a cursory search, I could not find it anywhere else. So head over...
"We Will Not Be Lovers" by The Waterboys
A seven minute musical celebration from the creative genius who is Mike Scott. From Fisherman's Blues.
"Clowntime is Over" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Get Happy!! Ya'll!
"That's It" by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Long running New Orleans Jazz band. They will be hitting the Hangout Music Festival this year. That's It is the title and lead track from their 2013 album.
"Lost My Job" by Alex Chilton
We close out today's shuffle with a song from the late, great Alex Chilton. It was included on the 19 Year compilation put out by Rhino in 1991.