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Last night, I went to 3rd and Lindsley to see Bebe Buell and her band. Bebe Buell has been an iconic figure in Rock and Roll for many years. She relocated to Nashville a little over a year ago. She has a relatively new band and her show was a lot of fun. Crystal Gayle joined her and The Blackfoot Gypsies closed the show with some of their high-energy shenanigans. Read more: My review for No Depression.
Another swell shuffle this morning... a mix of songs I am pretty sure you will not see duplicated at one of those run-of-the-mill music sites....
"Sleepless Nights" by Dan Coyle
#E2TG favorite Dan Coyle recently released a collection of songs over at Noisetrade (Free Download - Tips Encouraged). The collection is called Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences. This is the lead track.
"Green Light" by Paul Zografi
A chance encounter at a Tim Carroll and Joe Nolan show at Bobby's Idle Hour on Music Row, lead me to meet Paul Zografi and to get a copy of his latest CD Bright. The album has become a favorite of mine. This is the lead track from that album.
"Pressure Beat" by Our Daughters Wedding
From the Thirteen O'clock compilation put out by Atlanta-based PPNW Records, comes this previously unreleased 1981 live recording by this New York Synthpop/New Wave band. Like much of the compilation, this track is like opening a trunk to find tons of old music that I had previously missed out on but which sounds like the music that I was listening to in those day.
"Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen
In my humble opinion, one of the best opening songs from one of the greatest albums of all time. So many great lines - rock and roll poetry that sets a very clear scene...
"Skyline" by Grumsling
Another nifty track from Full Coverage. Grumsling is definitely on my list of favorite artists - new to me in 2015. The hail from the Bay Area of California...
"Can't Leave the City" by The Jackals
Another great band that came into my consciousness this year! From the album People!
"Turn Into Earth" by Al Stewart
Al Stewart's hits "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages" were iconic parts of my childhood experience. I probably heard those two songs hundreds of times in the late 70s or so. This cover of a Yardbirds' song came to me via Aquarium Drunkard - I think. The original song was on the album Yardbirds (aka Roger the Engineer) which was released in 1966.
"Insomniac's Lullaby" by Man Named Pearl
We close out today shuffle with a track from Quietus Make, the new album by Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen artist Jesse Turits who has begun recording under the Man Named Pearl moniker. Really digging this.