Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Walk Like a Giant” from Psychedelic Pill (Reprise 2012) N —It's a 16 minute song, 13 minutes of which are downright great.Buy it!
Thin Lizzy “Fools Gold” from Johnny the Fox (Mercury 1976) —Oh, those twin guitars!Buy it!
The Spencer Davis Group “Look Away” from Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years (Island 1996) —Ah, the young Mr. Winwood - how did he get that gospel-drenched voice in early 60s England?Buy it!
Johnny Marr “New Town Velocity” from The Messenger (Sire Records 2013) N —An unexpected pleasure, this solo album from the ex-Smith. Some really good songs and guitar playing, while his singing is at least passable.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “Heartbreak” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) N —His voice is a little more ragged than it was on his last record, but it only makes him sound more soulful.Buy it!
Junior Parker “Just to Hold My Hand” from Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On (Simitar 1971) —One of the greatest blues singers hung on long enough to get funky and still sound cool.Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “Don't You Forget It” from Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure 2012) —One of the best of the young soul revivalists. This guy has grit.Buy it!
Dr. John “In Lure of the Tropics” from Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys COMP (Anti- 2013) N —Dr. John tells a story.Buy it!
The Clash “Charlie Don't Surf” from Sandinista (Epic 1980) —Apocalypse Now tribute in song.Buy it!
Hoyt Axton “Double Double Dare” from Della and the Dealer (Unknown 2003) —Who knew Hoyt Axton had a song that sounded like a Seeds cover?Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Auldie Riggs” from Electric (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —Richard Thompson loves his murder ballads.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Gypsy Love Songs” from More Guitar (Beeswing 2003) —From the 1988 tour.Buy it!
Loudon Wainwright III “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” from Career Moves (Virgin 1992) —A typically smart and moving song from Mr. Wainwright.Buy it!
Eric Burdon “Before You Accuse Me” from 'Til Your River Runs Dry (ABKCO 2013) N —Eric Burdon can still belt out the blues.Buy it!
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite “She Got Kick” from Get Up! (stax 2013) —I'm no Ben Harper fan, but I'm glad he's giving Musselwhite some more exposure, and this song kicks.Buy it!
Joan Armatrading “Starlight” (429 2012) N —It's very nice to have some new music from this talented singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Rufus Thomas “I Want to Hold You” from Funky Chicken (Universal Music Group International 1997) —Clasic from the oldest living teenager of the time.Buy it!
Robin Rogers “Don't Walk Away Run” from Back In the Fire (blind pig blindpigrecords.com 2010) —Powerful song urging a victim of domestic abuse to get out of that situation.Buy it!
Peter Karp & Sue Foley “So Far So Fast” from He Said She Said (blind pig blindpigrecords.com 2010) —Sue Foley has such an intriguing voice, and her songs are so well conceived.Buy it!
Rebecca Ryan “Last Time” from Louder in the Dark (Perdition 2006) L —St. Louis singer-songwriter snuck out this lovely record a few years back.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Open Season On My Heart” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —In town Mar. 17 at Peabody Opera House, with Richard Thompson opening.Buy it!
Delaney & Bonnie “Groupie (Superstar)” from D& B Together (Columbia 1972) —The coolest version of this song.Buy it!
The Linemen “Reconsider” (self 2009) L —I love this guy's voice - but I can't remember his name. Kevin something, right?Buy it!
New American Farmers “Can't Get It Out of My Head” from Brand New Day (Big Barncat 2013) N —Great cover of this golden oldie.Buy it!
Jefferson Airplane “It's No Secret” from Live At the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 - We Have Ignition (Collectors' Choice Music 2010) —From the first concert Grace Slick did with the band.Buy it!
Jesus & Mary Chain “April Skies” from 21 Singles 1984-1998 (Rhino 2002) —They were the masters of this noisy pop.Buy it!
Free Energy “Electric Fever” from Love Sign (Free Energy 2013) N —Let's hear it for the cowbell.Buy it!
Robyn Hitchcock “Death & Love” from Love From London (Yep Roc 2013) N —All those warm synthesizers and the programmed rhythm track confused me at first, but this is a typically great Robyn Hitchcock song.Buy it!
Joe Stickley “Armor & Ink” from Wasn't It Pretty (Peola 2012) N L —Beautiful song from this local singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Cowboy “Please Be With Me” from Duane Allman An Anthology (Polydor 1972) —That Duane Allman turned up everywhere for a couple years there, including playing some cool slide on this country number.Buy it!
Tim Lee 3 “Jet Boys” from Devil's Rope (Cool Dog Sound 2013) N —We all love those Jet Boys, each in our own way.Buy it!
Mott the Hoople “Walkin' With a Mountain” from The Ballad Of Mott: A Retrospective (Columbia 1993) —This is what you call a barn burner!Buy it!
Southern Culture on The Skids “Swamp Fox” from Mojo Box (Yep Roc 2004) —Man, these guys are the kings of the groove.Buy it!
Freddie Fender “Ain't That a Shame (Ya Me Voy)” from Canciones de mi Barrio (Arhoolie 1993) —Seriously cool to hear this sung in Spanish.Buy it!
The Watersons “John Barleycorn” from Frost and Fire (Topic 1965) —Mike Waterson does one of several definitive versions of this song.Buy it!
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet “Bamako” from From Bamako to Carencro (Compass www.compassrecords.com 2013) N —An epic instrumental from one of my fave bands in the world.Buy it!
The Mavericks “That's Not My Name” from In Time (The Valory Music Company 2013) N —It's so great to know these guys can still make records - because they never do anything that isn't excellent.Buy it!
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