Friday, July 30, 2010


Would it be provincial or myopic of me to suggest that some of the deepest and most passionate music being created today comes from the Capital District? I don't think so.

Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

Eric Margan and the Red Lions: An Ocean Blue; I'll Never Know; Old Man River

Railbird: Umbrella
Phantogram: Mouthful of Diamonds (Michna remix)

Charlie Watts Riots: Greater Good; Lie To Me; Radio

Kevin Bartlett: Cool Thing; Hold You

John Grant: Marz; Sigourney Weaver; Silver Platter Club

Lissie: Wedding Bells; Oh Mississippi; Bad Romance

Lovin' Spoonful: Butchie's Tune
Jimmy Scott: Recess in Heaven
Crowded House: Saturday Sun
Jimmy and Jackey: Someday We'll be Together

Marsha Hunt's 22: (Oh, No! Not) The Beast Day
Shirley Ellis: The Clapping Song
Betty Harris: There's a Break in the Road

Friday, July 09, 2010


wingin' it!

Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

Melodrome: I Wanna Run
Roxy Music: Sentimental Fool
Maynard Ferguson: MacArthur Park (vinyl!)

Wanda Jackson: Let's Have a Party
John Zorn: Batman
Roy Orbison: In Dreams

The Other Italy Set
B-52's: Roam
Rosemary Clooney: Mambo Italiano
Lou Monte: Twist Italiano
PFM: Celebration (vinyl!)

Willy DeVille: Storybook Love
Dominic Frontiere: Nightmare-Let's Go!
Dave Clark Five: Because
Dominic Frontiere: Nightmare-Ebonite Wand
Kinks: Top of the Pops
Brains: Money Changes Everything (vinyl!)

Janis Joplin: Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Dusty Springfield: Just a Little Lovin'
Beau Brummells: Just a Little
Kinks: Sunny Afternoon