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A cold commute this morning. It think it was around ten degrees with windchill below zero. Music did it's best to keep me warm. Yesterday, I took advantage of my time off and added over 100 songs to my phone including a bunch of new music. The New Music playlist is up to about 450 songs now.
But, today is Wednesday, and on Wednesday - we get "wild" by shuffling up all the songs in my phone memory and seeing what comes up. Here is what came up today:
"Follow Me" by Frank Sinatra
Things get started with Francis A. Sinatra from his album Francis A. and Edward K. (Edward K. is Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington). This is the opening track from that album and it was written by Lerner and Lowe."When Tomorrow Never Comes" by Pony Boy
Next up, long time E2TG favorite Pony Boy from her album Blue Gold. Check out the video in the playlist below which was filmed in Mexico. Pony Boy is a co-founder of Cosmic Thug Records along with Justin Collins and Adam Landry.
"Spanish Princess" by Maple and Rye
Next up, one of my favorite "discoveries" from last year. Swedish band Maple and Rye from their album Nothing Poetic. Great song.
"Legs" by Adam Carroll
A live version of a song from his 2000 album Lookin' Out the Screen Door from his 2006 album Adam Carroll Live. About a very interesting photo shoot.
"The Best is Yet to Come" by Frank Sinatra
Old Blue Eyes is up next with his second song in today's shuffle. He is accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra on this song which he originally recorded on his 1964 album It Might As Well Be Swing. Although the song is most closely associated with Sinatra it was actually written for (by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh) and introduced by Tony Bennett.
"Born to Ride" by Billy Don Burns
Next up, a true country music outlaw, singer-songwriter Billy Don Burns with a track from his 2012 album Nights When I'm Sober: Portrait of a Honky Tonk singer. This was a wonderful surprise from today's shuffle. I was reading that Burns played Hank Williams at Opryland USA theme park around the time it opened in the early 70s.
"I Wanna Marry You" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
And we close with a live recording of a song from Springsteen's The River album. It is taken from a January 19, 2016 performance in Chicago which was officially released on-line.