Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Gary Lewis




Gary Lewis & The Playboys : Everybody Loves a Clown/She's Just My Style

The Beatles Heart Shaped Vinyl


























The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," came out way back in 1962, and now that it's more than 50 years old, the song is currently out of copyright in the Europe. This has allowed Mischief Music to release a unique version of the single on heart-shaped red vinyl.

This remastered 12-inch will be available through Amazon although no release date is set you can sign up to receive notice when it becomes available. Good Luck. As with the original version of the single, it comes backed with "P.S. I Love You." source

Bob Welch July 31,1946 - June 7, 2012




Bob Welch : Three Hearts

David Bromberg's Only Slightly Mad





















David Bromberg's storied career has included collaborations with some of the biggest names in music – Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and Jerry Jeff Walker, just to name a few.

On September 24, 2013 he'll add another LP to his solo discography, Only Slightly Mad . Now you can take an exclusive first listen to album cut, "Nobody's Fault But Mine," a traditional gospel number that Bromberg's turned into a mid-tempo blues wailer marked by saintly but somber organ work from Brian Mitchell and Bromberg's voice, which runs as ragged as his guitar. source

Bromberg recorded the song before ...hear that version HERE

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Blue Öyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper '76



July 31, 1976 : Blue Oyster Cult released (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Blue Öyster Cult : Agents of Fortune

The Eagles Soar Into New L.A. Forum 2014


















The Eagles, breaking records this year on their 48-date tour, will get a high-flying start in 2014 as the first act to perform in the overhauled Forum, one of Los Angeles' most storied venues.

The Eagles will open the refurbished Forum January 15, 17 and 18, 2014 with career-spanning set lists that combine classics with tunes never before performed live. (Ticket information will be announced soon.)

The Madison Square Garden Co., which acquired the Forum in 2012, plans an extensive revitalization of the Inglewood, California, complex. MORE HERE

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Happy Birthday Bonnie Brown




The Browns: Complete Pop & Country Hits

Back In Black Oak Arkansas





















Black Oak Arkansas, the groundbreaking southern-rock group, have announced that they will put out a new album, ‘Back Thar N’ Over Yonder,’ on October 15, 2013. The band will also spend much of the two months preceding the album’s release on the road.


Back Thar N’ Over Yonder’ finds the group back on Atco Records, where they recorded eight albums, all of which charted, between 1970 and 1976. Its 15 tracks are comprised of five newly recorded songs and 10 previously unreleased cuts from their first spell on Atco. source

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Jim Reeves August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964




Jim Reeves : Mexican Joe: 24 Great Early Recordings

Califone's Interactive Stitches
















Chicago-based band Califone just released an interactive clip for Stitches , the first single from its upcoming album of the same name to be released September 3, 2013.

The group worked with filmmaker Braden King and programmer Jeff Garneau to create a piece that pulls random images and GIFs from select Tumblr blogs. Because of this, the video never looks the same way twice.

To experience the video, head to http://califonestitches.tumblr.com and click on the bottom left, where it says "Show me your stitches." Note that you can click on any image to view it in color and/or add a message on the back that can be re-blogged. source

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Happy Birthday Morey Carr




The Playmates : Beep Beep

Music Familiarity Study Results

























Do you like new music? Many listeners say they do. But a surprising new study suggests that no matter what listeners say, they're more eager to listen to music that they're already familiar with than the new stuff.

Curiously, the findings -- published in the journal Marketing Letters -- contradicted an initial survey in which study participants indicated that they would prefer for radio stations to play more new music. Turns out folks don't mean what they say. MORE HERE

Happy Birthday Kenny Burrell




Kenny Burrell : Asphalt Canyon Suite

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Buddy Guy




Buddy Guy : A Man & The Blues

Gov't Mule & Elvis Costello's Funny Little Tragedy























Elvis Costello is very busy right now. Not content with forging new collaborative bonds with The Roots, on their excellent album in concert, Wise Up Ghost , the bespectacled bard now crops up on a soon-to-come record by Gov’t Mule.

Shout! , the September 13, 2013 album release by the US jam band features a second, bonus disc of the album's tracks re-recorded with guest vocalists including Costello, Dr John, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. MORE HERE 

Listen to the 'Funny Little Tragedy' tracks HERE

Gov't Mule Live version HERE

Happy Birthday Kate Bush




Kate Bush : Never For Ever

Iggy Shills For Schweppes



For its first work for Schweppes, China (a Madrid-based ad agency) chose rock legend Iggy Pop, whose taste for excess and the extreme is known the world over.

The campaign is comprised of a TV spot (above) with a surprising twist at the end and a series of posters photographed by Xevi Muntanér.

Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads '65



July 30, 1965 : The Rolling Stones released Out of Our Heads

Lisa Marie Over Me



Lisa Marie Presley has a brand new music video (released July 15, 2013). The video is for her song "Over Me" which is from her current album "Storm & Grace ." MORE HERE

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Happy Birthday Otis Taylor




Otis Taylor : Respect the Dead

Brief Interview With Diana Ross

























Diana Ross is all about living in the moment. In her first major interview in nearly a decade, the Queen of Motown glossed over the usual questions about her past and emphasized her immense joy for where her life is right now. Conveniently, that includes a six-week North American tour that marks her return to the relatively intimate Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco for shows on August 6 and 7 (2013). The interview is HERE

Tickets available HERE

Happy Birthday Paul Anka




Paul Anka 20 Hits

Madonna Has A Secret



Madonna's 'Secret Project' is a collaboration with photographer Steven Klein and is reported to also include Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Cher.

The first trailer (above) was recently released and now there is a second trailer. MORE HERE

2nd Trailer HERE

Happy Birthday Duck Baker




Duck Baker : The King Of Bongo Bong

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Geddy Lee


Rush : Fly By Night

Gilberto Gil Wraps Womad/Documentary Released

















Gilberto Gil may be 71 but he danced on to the stage, clutching a red guitar, fronting a band featuring accordion and fiddle.

Brazil's most celebrated and versatile veteran performer closed Womad 2013 with a jaunty Brazilian folk-rock set that included forro songs that he recorded for the film Eu, Tu, Eles, along with Expresso 2222, which he wrote in London in the 70s when he was exiled by Brazil's military government, and Bob Marley songs, a reminder of the role Gil played in popularizing reggae in Brazil. MORE HERE

Also...

Gilberto Gil embarks on a globetrotting tour of the indigenous musics of Brazil, Australia and South Africa in a new documentary entitled 'Viramundo'. 

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Anita Carter March 31, 1933 – July 29, 1999




Anita Carter : Appalachian Angel: Her Recordings 1950-1972 & 1996

Beck Closes Newport Folk Festival



















It ended with a one-man wonder and his microphone.

Genre-bending musician Beck closed out the Newport Folk Festival Sunday night (July 28, 2013) with an all-acoustic set performed under a hazy sky.

Beck’s performance brought the capacity crowd to a standstill for the first time since the festival’s three days of nearly nonstop music on three stages began Friday (July 26, 2013). MORE HERE

'Where It's At' video HERE & HERE

Cass Elliot September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974




Cass Elliot (With Bonus Tracks)

Jack White Jump Starts National Recording Preservation

























The National Recording Preservation Foundation is finally up and running, thanks to a $200,000 gift from the Grammy-winning rocker Jack White.

The inaugural gift, which is being announced Monday July 29, 2013, allows the foundation to award grants and begin work on the National Recording Preservation Plan, which was issued last year. The foundation was created as part of a 2000 congressional act to organize and preserve the nation’s radio, music and recorded sound history. MORE HERE

Happy Birthday Patti Scialfa




Patti Scialfa : Play It As It Lays

Roy Harper : The Man & The Myth

























On Monday, September 23, 2013 Roy Harper will release Man & Myth, his first studio album in 13 years, via Bella Union Records. MORE HERE & HERE

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Time Is Temporary, the first sample from the album...

Gene McDaniels February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011




A Hundred Pounds of Clay : Best Of Gene McDaniels

Harry Belafonte & Chaka Khan Join Florida Boycott





















Harry Belafonte and Chaka Khan are joining the protests and Florida boycott in hope of getting rid of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws in the state after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick announced that they are boycotting Florida earlier this month. MORE HERE

Pete Drake October 8, 1932 – July 29, 1988




Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar : For Pete's Sake

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Rachel Sweet


Willie Duets With All The Girls...

























When the legendary Willie Nelson is paired with some of today’s most influential female singers, you get a record that everyone will be talking about long after its release.

Appropriately titled ‘To All the Girls…’ the album combines Nelson’s iconic voice with those of Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, the Secret Sisters, Roseanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, Melonie Cannon, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lily Meola, Brandi Carlile, Paula Nelson and Tina Rose.

‘To All The Girls…’ is truly an album that every country music fan will want to get their hands on as soon as it releases on September 20, 2013 (no pre-order information available at time of this posting). MORE HERE

Mike Bloomfield July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981




Mike Bloomfield : I'm with You Always

No Parole For Pussy Riot


















A second member of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has had her application for parole refused.

A court ruled that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had not repented for her crime of hooliganism after singing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral.

A similar ruling was delivered against Maria Alyokhina.

Both women are due to be released from their penal colonies next year; both are eligible for parole already. MORE HERE & HERE

Amnesty International
They were turned down earlier this year, and immediately appealed.

Happy Birthday Gerald Casale




What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia

R.I.P.: Mick Farren




Mick Farren, founder of early punk band the Deviants and prolific writer, collapsed on stage during the band's set at the Atomic Sunshine Festival in London and has died. He was 69.

Farren formed the Social Deviants in the Ladbroke Grove area of London in 1967, shortening their name to the Deviants after a change in lineup. The band released their first album, Ptooff! in 1967 via the underground scene in London to enough success that it was picked up by Decca for general release. They recorded two more albums, 1968's Disposable and 1969's Deviants Three , before the band decided to continue without Farren. MORE HERE

Eddie Hinton June 15, 1944 – July 28, 1995




Eddie Hinton : Very Extremely Dangerous

Lana Del Rey Short/Tweet

























Lana Del Rey has tweeted details regarding a forthcoming short film, Tropico. “TROPICO – a 30 minute film coming to a city near your,” she wrote. “Premier dates coming soon. Lots of Love, Lana Del Rey.” source