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I have been laying pretty low this week - trying to work on somethings, but I did manage to get out early last night to see the kick off of the Crackerboots residency at The 5 Spot. Luella and Bill DeMain backed by an amazing band delivered some gorgeous jazz-influenced music. Singer-songwriter Cletus Carr opened, and I dug him. The residency continues every Wednesday through the end of October.
It is Thursday and throw it back to some music from previous decades... enjoy.
"Far From Me" by John Prine
John Prine recently celebrated his 70th Birthday, and by all accounts he is still going strong. This is a live recording for 1986 when he was 40 years old of a song that was included on his self-titled debut album that was released in 1971 when he was just 25 years old.
"King of the Cave Fish" by The Shakers
Our final song to feature from the 1990 album Songs from Beneath the Lake by Nashville band, The Shakers.
"Just Like a Woman" by Jeff Buckley
As you may have heard, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Somehow, my shuffle knew that and came up with this recently released recording of the late Jeff Buckley covering a Dylan song from his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. This cover was the lead track of the album You and I which was released earlier this year and consists primarily of cover songs.
"Sweet Sue" by Fats Waller
You may have heard this one on the Double Shot with Joe and Sue show - "The Name Game" a few weeks back. The song was composed in 1928 by Victor Young with lyrics by Will J. Harris. It was been covered many times including this version by Fats Waller. It is dedicated to my sweet sister and my sweet radio partner. :-)
"I Bought a Headache" by The Replacements
We've just about made it through the debut studio album by Minneapolis band The Replacements.
"If I Had a Little Time Without You" by The Reivers
We are also rapidly moving through the 1991 album Pop Beloved by Austin band The Reivers who were previously known as Zeitgeist. In the video playlist, we have the band's cover of Springsteen's "Atlantic City". Which reminded me that I never wrote about last Friday's Basement East Tribute to Nebraska and Nobel Laureat Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline. It was a really fun night with a ton of great people playing. "Atlantic City" was performed at that show by Joey Kneiser with Kelly Smith and Kent Eugene Goolsby. Cool stuff. I will try to write more about that night soon."Look Away" by Blake Babies
This the penultimate song for us to feature from the 1989 live recording released earlier this year. This song would be released a year later on the album Sunburn. Blake Babies released the live recording in advance of their reunion. They will be playing the Basement East this weekend. In case you didn't know, Blake Babies feature Juliana Hatfield.
"Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny
It was Mark Robinson who first introduced me to this song. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, I danced with Mark's wife and my DJ partner Sue Havlish to this long at a Mark Robinson Band show at The 5 Spot last year. This is the original from 1959.
"Come Back Jim" by The Gun Club
The Gun Club - led by the late Jeffrey Lee Pierce - were a post-punk band from Los Angeles that formed in 1979. This is a song from their EP Death Party which was released in 1983. This EP featured a short term line-up that featured Tav Falco's Panther Burns' guitarist Jim Duckworth on guitar. During this period, Jeffrey Lee Pierce did not play guitar, but only sang. Jeffrey Lee Pierce passed away in 1996.