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Tonight is one of those Nashville nights with so much live music going on... (even with the postponing of the Margo Price Album Release Show at Third Man Records due to her impending appearance on SNL (Go Margo!). Suffice it to say, if you go out to see live music anywhere in East Nashville, you are probably making the right call. The 5 Spot, The Basement East, Mad Donnas, and The American Legion all have awesome folks playing. (plus there are probably others that are not coming to my mind right now).
Meanwhile, it is Thursday and thus time for Throwback Thursday here at the ole E2TG. Most people don't know that the term "Throwback Thursday" originated in the mid 1980s in Chicago. It was a day set aside to remind Chicago Cub fans that they were not to keep homerun balls hit by opposing ball players. "Throwback Thursday" as in throwback those homerun balls hit by the Mets or whoever. Now you know!
"Love Hurts" by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris
We begin with the classic duet from the posthumously released Grievous Angel album. The song was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and first recorded by The Everly Brothers. In addition to the Parsons and Harris version, I snuck a video into the playlist of my friends Taylor Alexander and Lindsay Ellyn singing this one. Taylor and his band, Tennessee Tapwater have been added to the Gram Parsons 70th Birthday Bash -GPI IX Nashville - which will be held at Douglas Corner later this year.
"Something to Du" by The Replacements
From Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash... a tribute to a great Minneapolis post punk band by another great Minneapolis post punk band. Trivia: I once used this title as the inspiration for a short story. The song is better.
"Egungun Riot 1976" by Femi Akinyemi's JuJu Lucky Stars
Next up 19 minutes of incredible Nigerian music from the late 1970s (I think). I could not find much information about this band or record on line. Aquarium Drunkard recently released the track with no accompanying text. I wonder if Patrick and Uggy from Valued Customer have heard this? Anyway, it is truly amazing music.
"Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" by Swingin' Medallions
Thank you shuffle for allowing me a forum for some shameless self-promotion. This 1966 release happens to be the theme-song of my forthcoming radio show that I am co-hosting with Sue Havlish on Nashville's new radio station (low power FM) WXNA. Sue and I met some of the other DJs this past weekend, and next week we will join them for some training (I'm guessing we will be reminded of those seven words we will not be allowed to say on the air). Our go-live date is rapidly approaching and I hope I can announce that soon. The Swingin' Medallions hailed from Greenwood, South Carolina.
"A Legal Matter" (live Who cover) by The Alarm
I recently found my copy of a CD Mini Disc of the Welsh band The Alarm that featured their song, "The Stand" along with two live tracks including this cover of the song by The Who. I was really pleased when my CD drive could read the mini Disc.
"Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
This was the first big hit song for Kenny and his original band. This song was written by Mickey Newbury. produced by Mike Post - who went on to become famous for his work on television theme songs. The track features backward guitar playing by Glen Campbell.