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Sandi_k wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:03 am ...A blast from my childhood, along with Jimmie Rodgers, also a recent RIP candidate.
I missed that he had passed, RIP. I only know his catchy Honeycomb and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. I'll have to give him more of a listen.
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novicemoney wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:43 pm
iceport wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:43 am The Cowboy Junkies did a superb cover of Jerry's (actually Hunter/Garcia's) To Lay Me Down on a wonderful Dead cover album called Deadicated. It's a sweet tune to start with — one perfectly chosen to suit the Cowboy Junkies style — and they do a beautiful version.

Queued up here: https://youtu.be/nFhofP0c5cU?t=2857
Nice version, alas the album must be discontinued, I can't seem to find it on iTunes. There is another cover by The Cowboy Junkies that I like. It is Gram Parson's "Ohh Las Vegas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZgQNMcIPjY

It is also off a tribute album "Return of the Grievous Angel" to Mr. Parson. It has some nice covers by Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello. Really good album if you like alt/country/americana music.
Yeah the Deadicated album is discontinued, no streaming on amazon or apple music :(

There's a track listing of it on allmusic if you wanted to seek out the individual tracks.
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Sandi_k wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:03 am
Nicolas wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 11:47 pm I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry — B.J. Thomas (R.I.P.) written by Hank Williams. I’ve always liked this song.

(Untitled)/(Unissued) — The Byrds
I set up a Pandora station for BJ Thomas yesterday. Loving the results.

The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid soundtrack was the first album I ever purchased, and it led to a lifelong fondness for Thomas' voice. A blast from my childhood, along with Jimmie Rodgers, also a recent RIP candidate.
Yes, I liked him too, thanks for replying. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head and Mighty Clouds of Joy immediately spring to mind as well.
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The first in a new series of CAN live recordings was just released:

CAN LIVE IN STUTTGART 1975: https://canofficial.bandcamp.com/album/ ... tgart-1975

Also, the new Lambchop album, Showtunes: https://lambchop.bandcamp.com/album/showtunes
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Petrocelli wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 8:29 pm
mindboggling wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:27 pm Sarah Shook and the Disarmers...alt-country from North Carolina.
Listening to it now. This is great stuff!
I agree - this is great.... reminds me a little of John Moreland....
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mikejuss wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 pm Leonard Cohen's album "The Future."
Great album!
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sycamore wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:00 am ...

Yeah the Deadicated album is discontinued, no streaming on amazon or apple music :(

There's a track listing of it on allmusic if you wanted to seek out the individual tracks.
Not available on Spotify, but is available on YT Music.
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sycamore wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:54 am
Sandi_k wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:03 am ...A blast from my childhood, along with Jimmie Rodgers, also a recent RIP candidate.
I missed that he had passed, RIP. I only know his catchy Honeycomb and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. I'll have to give him more of a listen.
My younger brother and I loved The Wizard. He had a gorgeous voice, and a style that made it all sound easy. Much like Karen Carpenter - on the surface easy, but the phrasing and breath control is astounding when you try to mimic it.
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Sandi_k wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:57 pm
sycamore wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:54 am
Sandi_k wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:03 am ...A blast from my childhood, along with Jimmie Rodgers, also a recent RIP candidate.
I missed that he had passed, RIP. I only know his catchy Honeycomb and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. I'll have to give him more of a listen.
My younger brother and I loved The Wizard. He had a gorgeous voice, and a style that made it all sound easy. Much like Karen Carpenter - on the surface easy, but the phrasing and breath control is astounding when you try to mimic it.
I was so confused with the mention of Jimmie Rodgers recent death. Somehow I had forgotten that there was a second Jimmie Rodgers of musical note.
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novicemoney wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 8:53 pm I read somewhere that likens the Cowboy Junkies sound as "rock and roll on prozac".
Given that I listen to a lot of hip-hop at high volume, I put the Cowboy Junkies in the category of music that I can play without my wife asking me to turn it off.

It's more like James Taylor on Prozac.
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mindboggling wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:27 pm Sarah Shook and the Disarmers...alt-country from North Carolina.
The North Carolina home got me curious... there's just so much amazing talent coming out of NC these days!

Shook has an interesting vocal style. I like a lot of her further-astray tunes. Some of the straight-ahead country is a bit outside my preferences. So far, I'm halfway through this album: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Years

Amanda Anne Platt, a very fine songwriter, is also from NC — Asheville. Here's one example: Learning How to Love Him · Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters

Then, of course, there's Watchhouse (aka Mandolin Orange) from Chapel Hill, NC: Blindfaller

And then there's MIPSO, a progressive string band also from Chapel Hill, NC: MIPSO — Edges Run
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novicemoney wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:43 pm There is another cover by The Cowboy Junkies that I like. It is Gram Parson's "Ohh Las Vegas"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZgQNMcIPjY

It is also off a tribute album "Return of the Grievous Angel" to Mr. Parson. It has some nice covers by Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello. Really good album if you like alt/country/americana music.
That's nice! It's another fine tribute album, too. Seems like it might have been a labor of love for Emmylou.
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According to lastfm.com, here are my most listened to albums last month:

1. James Taylor: One Man Dog (Acoustic Rock)
2. Nikki Minaj: Beam me up Scotty (hip hop)
3. James McMurtry: Complicated Game (acoustic rock)
4. Jack Ingram: The Marfa Tapes (acoustic country)

I highly recommend James McMurtry's album. He's the son of writer Larry McMurtry, and his lyrics are great. They are like little stories about real people. Here's a song he sings about a couple approaching retirement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2iCP5k2BPc

I also highly recommend The Marfa Tapes. It was recorded outdoors, all acoustic, absolutely life, and even with a few gaffes. (In some songs your can hear jets in the distance flying over.) Miranda Lambert sings on a lot of the songs: Here's one of my favorite tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlBTHY9aTss
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Needed to lighten things up...

First album of the Pousette-Dart Band. Here's a choice sample: All Your Lonely Hours
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Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones from the Mick Taylor era, IMHO, the best version of the band. It sounded so good, I let the original CD, not the double disc reissue, play twice.
I have mostly been listening to live Rolling Stones lately, both legitimate releases and bootlegs, and hearing some of the tunes on the original CD that are seldom played live was a treat.
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Big Sur — The Beach Boys — released 02 Jun 2021, a teaser for the huge box set to be released in July, details below. https://youtu.be/lKugon1OBgU
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eddot98 wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:49 pm Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones from the Mick Taylor era, IMHO, the best version of the band. It sounded so good, I let the original CD, not the double disc reissue, play twice.
I have mostly been listening to live Rolling Stones lately, both legitimate releases and bootlegs, and hearing some of the tunes on the original CD that are seldom played live was a treat.
I love this album, especially the second side with Sister Morphine, Dead Flowers,and Moonlight Mile. Agree on Mick Taylor. They were never any better.
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Artful Dodger wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:33 pm
eddot98 wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:49 pm Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones from the Mick Taylor era, IMHO, the best version of the band. It sounded so good, I let the original CD, not the double disc reissue, play twice.
I have mostly been listening to live Rolling Stones lately, both legitimate releases and bootlegs, and hearing some of the tunes on the original CD that are seldom played live was a treat.
I love this album, especially the second side with Sister Morphine, Dead Flowers,and Moonlight Mile. Agree on Mick Taylor. They were never any better.
:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup


I completely agree with both of you! I also love Can't You Hear Me Knocking/You Gotta Move, and when in the right mood, Sway turned up loud. Really, not a throw-away tune on the whole album IMHO.

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Nicolas wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:57 pm Big Sur — The Beach Boys — released 02 Jun 2021, a teaser for the huge box set to be released in July, details below. https://youtu.be/lKugon1OBgU
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... r-1177572/
Hah! I listened to Big Sur yesterday as part of the weekly Release Radar playlist on Spotify that refreshes on Friday. It was #6.

Had I not seen the listing I wouldn't have guessed Beach Boys.

In the first position on that playlist is Barbra Streisand and Willie Nelson, I'd Want It to Be You. It's an unreleased version from her 2014 Partners album.
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Normally at this time of day I'm listening to all sorts of birds chirping in the morning air. This morning however, there's perhaps a dozen crows circling around and making all sorts of racket. I suppose that sound will anger the late sleepers, but I sort of like it and can't help but wonder what the burds are all crowing about.
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Jeepergeo wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:25 am Normally at this time of day I'm listening to all sorts of birds chirping in the morning air. This morning however, there's perhaps a dozen crows circling around and making all sorts of racket. I suppose that sound will anger the late sleepers, but I sort of like it and can't help but wonder what the burds are all crowing about.
Mark Twain had some thoughts about crows. Maybe it will answer your question. You can read them here http://www.twainquotes.com/Crow.html
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6 & 12 String Slack Key — Cyril Pahinui (1994) https://youtu.be/819Ef-vVh2k
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:01 pm 6 & 12 String Slack Key — Cyril Pahinui (1994) https://youtu.be/819Ef-vVh2k
Son of Gabby and an excellent musician in his own right. Sadly, passed away in 2018.
Mahalo!

I listen to a bit of slack key. Your link subsequently led me to a clip of Jeff Peterson that shows some of the keying and a bit of history of slack key. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3n30zlFCtg
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heartwood wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:52 am
Nicolas wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:01 pm 6 & 12 String Slack Key — Cyril Pahinui (1994) https://youtu.be/819Ef-vVh2k
Son of Gabby and an excellent musician in his own right. Sadly, passed away in 2018.
Mahalo!

I listen to a bit of slack key. Your link subsequently led me to a clip of Jeff Peterson that shows some of the keying and a bit of history of slack key. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3n30zlFCtg
Nice, interesting! And I see that Mr. Peterson has released quite a few albums himself. I’ll be listening. Thanks.
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Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds.
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I’ve had Lord Huron’s new album “Long Lost” on repeat for days now. Kinda like an ethereal throwback country album from half a century ago.
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BobStrauss wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:02 pm I’ve had Lord Huron’s new album “Long Lost” on repeat for days now. Kinda like an ethereal throwback country album from half a century ago.
This is great stuff!! Never heard these guys before. Really nice blend of sounds. Thanks for reporting!

So, are their faces always covered -- sort of like Los Straitjackets -- or was that just done on this album?

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iceport wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:20 pm
mindboggling wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:27 pm Sarah Shook and the Disarmers...alt-country from North Carolina.
The North Carolina home got me curious... there's just so much amazing talent coming out of NC these days!

Shook has an interesting vocal style. I like a lot of her further-astray tunes. Some of the straight-ahead country is a bit outside my preferences. So far, I'm halfway through this album: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Years

Amanda Anne Platt, a very fine songwriter, is also from NC — Asheville. Here's one example: Learning How to Love Him · Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters

Then, of course, there's Watchhouse (aka Mandolin Orange) from Chapel Hill, NC: Blindfaller

And then there's MIPSO, a progressive string band also from Chapel Hill, NC: MIPSO — Edges Run
Iceport,
I have to say that because of your post, I have become a fan of the Honeycutters (or Amanda Anne Platt as they bill themselves now). I have spent the last few days going through their catalogue and am pretty impressed at the consistency of Ms. Platt's songwriting and vocals. The band provides solid, expert backup. Here is a track I really like "All I ever" :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE6Eaeh_-Fk

or "Marie":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMMKzHGyS1g

Thanks for the heads up.
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Petrocelli wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:32 pm According to lastfm.com, here are my most listened to albums last month:

1. James Taylor: One Man Dog (Acoustic Rock)
2. Nikki Minaj: Beam me up Scotty (hip hop)
3. James McMurtry: Complicated Game (acoustic rock)
4. Jack Ingram: The Marfa Tapes (acoustic country)

I highly recommend James McMurtry's album. He's the son of writer Larry McMurtry, and his lyrics are great. They are like little stories about real people. Here's a song he sings about a couple approaching retirement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2iCP5k2BPc

I also highly recommend The Marfa Tapes. It was recorded outdoors, all acoustic, absolutely life, and even with a few gaffes. (In some songs your can hear jets in the distance flying over.) Miranda Lambert sings on a lot of the songs: Here's one of my favorite tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlBTHY9aTss
I really liked the Marfa Tapes as per your recommendation. I will admit to being at first put off by the audiophile quality, but have warmed up to the quality of the performances. I realize the effort to capture "lightening in a bottle" with the live, no frills recording style, but I hope that an attempt will be made to re-record with the best acoustical settings. However it is an impressive effort. Here is my favorite track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu93B5U ... XBd5BIMLRs

Really the whole album is really good,
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iceport wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:31 pm
Artful Dodger wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:33 pm
eddot98 wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:49 pm Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones from the Mick Taylor era, IMHO, the best version of the band. It sounded so good, I let the original CD, not the double disc reissue, play twice.
I have mostly been listening to live Rolling Stones lately, both legitimate releases and bootlegs, and hearing some of the tunes on the original CD that are seldom played live was a treat.
I love this album, especially the second side with Sister Morphine, Dead Flowers,and Moonlight Mile. Agree on Mick Taylor. They were never any better.
:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup


I completely agree with both of you! I also love Can't You Hear Me Knocking/You Gotta Move, and when in the right mood, Sway turned up loud. Really, not a throw-away tune on the whole album IMHO.

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novicemoney wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:15 am Iceport,
I have to say that because of your post, I have become a fan of the Honeycutters (or Amanda Anne Platt as they bill themselves now). I have spent the last few days going through their catalogue and am pretty impressed at the consistency of Ms. Platt's songwriting and vocals. The band provides solid, expert backup. Here is a track I really like "All I ever" :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE6Eaeh_-Fk

or "Marie":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMMKzHGyS1g

Thanks for the heads up.
Yes novicemoney, she's an impressive singer and songwriter, and backed by a fine band. Her voice and writing both seem to flow from her so freely and effortlessly! She's very quickly become one of my favorite artists. I'm so glad you like them — I really love seeing good music and appreciative listeners find each other! Good music is one of those simple but essential pleasures in life.

Something in the way you mentioned being backed by a good band made me think of another artist. I wonder, have you heard Eilen Jewell? (I've mentioned her before, but I'm not above repeating myself...)

Eilen Jewell is another fine singer and songwriter that I would love to hear no matter who backed her up, but the icing on the cake is that she's backed by a great rockabilly sort of band with an amazing guitarist. (I don't know where he came from, but I'd guess he was a session musician somewhere.) They sound live exactly like they sound on their recordings, so they're not over-produced.

Unlike Amanda Anne Platt, who's generally fairly sunny in disposition, Eilen Jewell is a slight, generally cheery, blond-haired, blue-eyed young woman who paints vivid pictures filled with some of the bleakest images and darkest emotions. But I just think she's fantastic. Her vocal style is unique, too. It reminds me very much of Billie Holiday's — maybe with a country tinge.

The first album of hers I bought at a festival after a performance is still my favorite:

Eilen Jewell — Sea of Tears (2009)

The first two tracks would be a good introduction:

Rain Roll In

Sweet Rose

Oh, heck, here's one more *real* dark one, but somehow so beautiful:

Codeine Arms

just can't stop myself... saw this live cover — with video — of a classic Eric Andersen tune on YouTube:

Eilen Jewell Band - Dusty Boxcar Wall
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Paganini: 24 Caprices — Midori
A delight. I can’t find the whole album on YouTube but here’s one track: https://youtu.be/3XF4Mmy19H0

Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin — Midori
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkW5 ... retBNHS5cE

I just discovered Midori as she was an inductee into this year’s Kennedy Center Honors which I watched on PBS. She plays a 1731 Guarneri on lifetime loan.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/midor ... -performer

Turn Up the Quiet — Diana Krall
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Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess Records — Various artists, 48 songs, 2-1/2 hours, good music! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzd ... mqiwGDzrdg
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Nicolas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:28 pm Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess Records — Various artists, 48 songs, 2-1/2 hours, good music! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzd ... mqiwGDzrdg
Awesome find! What an amazing collection. Scanning down the playlist, it's easy to see why Chess holds such a revered place in music history.

Thanks for reporting!
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iceport wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:28 am
Nicolas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:28 pm Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess Records — Various artists, 48 songs, 2-1/2 hours, good music! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzd ... mqiwGDzrdg
Awesome find! What an amazing collection. Scanning down the playlist, it's easy to see why Chess holds such a revered place in music history.

Thanks for reporting!
Apple Music now allows searches by record label instead of just by artist, album, and etc. I searched Sun Records and Blue Note also and there’s a whole wealth of material there.
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Streaming Wheels of Fire by Cream.

Never gets old.

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Broken Man 1999 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:46 am Streaming Wheels of Fire by Cream.

Never gets old.

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Nicolas wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:15 am
Broken Man 1999 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:46 am Streaming Wheels of Fire by Cream.

Never gets old.

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Agreed, I love Cream. I have 14 CDs of live concerts. I’ve seen Clapton and Jack Bruce perform (separately) but never Ginger.
A DD gave me two tickets to a Clapton show, her thinking was she would be going with me. Surprisingly DW wanted to go, she was completely out of her music genre, she is more country/pop.

DD still whines how she wanted to go see Eric. Sadly, I think his touring days are over due to physical issues, peripheral neuropathy.

The concert was excellent, opening act was Robert Randolph & The Family Band. First time I had ever heard of them, but they were smoking hot. On stage, Clapton seemed very shy, he let his playing speak for him.

Broken Man 1999
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Nicolas wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:42 am Apple Music now allows searches by record label instead of just by artist, album, and etc. I searched Sun Records and Blue Note also and there’s a whole wealth of material there.
That's a great feature. I can just imagine what treasures could be found on the Rounder label (not to be confused with Round Records).

Nicolas wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:41 pm Turn Up the Quiet — Diana Krall
My one and only show at the Blue Note was to see Diana Krall one New Years Eve with another couple... She's got a vocal quality that always makes me feel like I'm sitting right next to her. Same with Lucy Kaplansky. I can't explain it... there's a certain intimacy about it...



A nice quote I heard a couple days ago for the first time really struck me:
Music is what feelings sound like.
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iceport wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:49 am I can just imagine what treasures could be found on the Rounder label (not to be confused with Round Records).
There are 17 hits for Rounder Records.
iceport wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:49 am My one and only show at the Blue Note was to see Diana Krall one New Years Eve with another couple... She's got a vocal quality that always makes me feel like I'm sitting right next to her. Same with Lucy Kaplansky. I can't explain it... there's a certain intimacy about it...
Interesting, I never saw her but I love her voice.
iceport wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:49 am Music is what feelings sound like.
I agree! This is true.
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Pine Hill Project (Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky) cover the song Wichita, by Gillian Welch, on the album Tomorrow You're Going

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3Kv13TWD0

...a gorgeous sounding album from 2015 by two long-time collaborators and some high-powered backing. I have the CD, and can only find this one track on YouTube, but the album can be auto-played in its entirety on the record label's site:

https://pinehillproject.bandcamp.com/

I usually turn up Battlefield. :wink: 8-)

(^^ Nick Lowe cover)
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iceport wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:56 pm
novicemoney wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:15 am Iceport,
I have to say that because of your post, I have become a fan of the Honeycutters (or Amanda Anne Platt as they bill themselves now). I have spent the last few days going through their catalogue and am pretty impressed at the consistency of Ms. Platt's songwriting and vocals. The band provides solid, expert backup. Here is a track I really like "All I ever" :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE6Eaeh_-Fk

or "Marie":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMMKzHGyS1g

Thanks for the heads up.
Yes novicemoney, she's an impressive singer and songwriter, and backed by a fine band. Her voice and writing both seem to flow from her so freely and effortlessly! She's very quickly become one of my favorite artists. I'm so glad you like them — I really love seeing good music and appreciative listeners find each other! Good music is one of those simple but essential pleasures in life.

Something in the way you mentioned being backed by a good band made me think of another artist. I wonder, have you heard Eilen Jewell? (I've mentioned her before, but I'm not above repeating myself...)

Eilen Jewell is another fine singer and songwriter that I would love to hear no matter who backed her up, but the icing on the cake is that she's backed by a great rockabilly sort of band with an amazing guitarist. (I don't know where he came from, but I'd guess he was a session musician somewhere.) They sound live exactly like they sound on their recordings, so they're not over-produced.

Unlike Amanda Anne Platt, who's generally fairly sunny in disposition, Eilen Jewell is a slight, generally cheery, blond-haired, blue-eyed young woman who paints vivid pictures filled with some of the bleakest images and darkest emotions. But I just think she's fantastic. Her vocal style is unique, too. It reminds me very much of Billie Holiday's — maybe with a country tinge.

The first album of hers I bought at a festival after a performance is still my favorite:

Eilen Jewell — Sea of Tears (2009)

The first two tracks would be a good introduction:

Rain Roll In

Sweet Rose

Oh, heck, here's one more *real* dark one, but somehow so beautiful:

Codeine Arms

just can't stop myself... saw this live cover — with video — of a classic Eric Andersen tune on YouTube:

Eilen Jewell Band - Dusty Boxcar Wall
Once again I am going to have to thank you for introducing me to Ms. Jewell. I have downloaded lots of her tunes and am enjoying them immensely. At this rate I am going to have to figure a music budget for staying within my 4% SWR. :happy

Are you familiar with Angus and Julia Stone? They are a brother /sister act from Australia. Probably their best known song is "Big Jet Plane".
Here is the acoustic version (with Angus on lead):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2M6keFAJGY

With Julia on lead vocals on "Nothing Else":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tDkOzfzvE4
And "Hush" from the "Down the Way" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnqKPPfMM3U

Thanks for all the great music suggestions.
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Metals, by Feist
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Hey, any Wilco fans here? Bound for Sky Blue Sky in Mexico in January 2022? Great lineup -- Spoon, Waxahatchee, Stephan Malkmus (Pavement), Tank and the Bangas, Kurt Vile, Mountain Man, Thundercat and of course, Wilco, Wilco, Wilco!!! Can't wait!
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novicemoney wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:32 am ...
Are you familiar with Angus and Julia Stone? They are a brother /sister act from Australia. Probably their best known song is "Big Jet Plane".
Here is the acoustic version (with Angus on lead):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2M6keFAJGY

...
LOVE the Stone siblings! (Angus is also known as Dope Lemon)
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