Little Feat “Two Trains” from Dixie Chicken (Warner 1973) —Some sweet slide guitar on this one - well, on a lot of Little Feat songs, actually.Buy it!
Traveling Wilburys “Inside Out” from Vol. 3 (Warner Brothers 1990) —Bob Dylan having some fun with his buddies.Buy it!
The Modern Lovers “Pablo Picasso” from The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1976) —I often wonder if Jonathan Richman, who is normally quite literal, really believed Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole. Because, he probably was, quite frequently.Buy it!
The Go-Go's “Apology” from God Bless the Go-Go's (Eagle Rock 2001) —It's been twelve years since the fairly delightful reunion record appeared and disappeared.Buy it!
Primal Scream “Gentle Tuesday” from Sonic Flower Groove (WEA 1987) —It's nice to be reminded that these guys started off making stone classic garage pyschedelic music before they really got into the drugs.Buy it!
The Wonder Stuff “Red Berry Joy Town” from The Eight Legged Groove Machine (Universal unk 1988) —It's probably not very nice of me to play this before Cat is awake - but this was the right place to play it, musically. She does love these guys even more than I do, and I like them a lot.Buy it!
The JudyBats “Saturday” from Down In the Shacks Where the Satellite Dishes Grow (sire 1991) —Back in the 90s, these guys put out rock solid pop/rock records like clockwork for a few years, every one of which was almost completely ignored by the public.Buy it!
The Incurables “Break the Heart of the World” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —St. Louis band led by the inestimable Jimmy Griffin - this cut features killer horns from the Funky Butt Brass Band members.Buy it!
Hoodoo Gurus “A Place in the Sun” from Electric Soup: The Singles Collection (Mushroom 1992) —These guys had a way with big, hook-filled rock'n'roll!Buy it!
Shoes “Where Will It End” from Ignition (Black Vinyl 2012) N —Together for 35 + years now, these original indie popsters can still chug along with an irresistible gem now and again.Buy it!
Tim Finn “Charlie” from Other Enz: Split Enz and Beyond (Raven 1999) —One beautiful, majestic burst of melodic inspiration.Buy it!
T-Bone Burnett “Here Come the Philistines” from Tooth of Crime (Nonesuch 2008) —T-Bone knows how to make a post-apocalyptic scary musical soundscape when he feels like it.Buy it!
The Kinks “You Do Something to Me” from You Really Got Me (Reprise 1964) —An early and sweet little Ray Davies number.Buy it!
The Zombies “Sticks and Stones” from Begin Here (Repertoire 1965) —Nobody else sounded like these guys - just brilliant.Buy it!
Link Wray “The Rumble Man” from The Original Rumble (Rhino 1989) —Man, that guitar sound could cut through steel.Buy it!
Miles Davis “Nefertiti” from Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2 (Columbia 2013) N —Astounding performance by Miles with the last acoustic group he led - featuring Wayne Shorter on sax, Chick Corea on piano, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums.Buy it!
Pere Ubu “414 Seconds” from Lady from Shanghai (FIRE 2013) N —David Thomas, still wacky after all these years.Buy it!
The B-52's “Planet Claire” from The B-52's CD ALBUM (Warner Brothers 1979) —I remember the hype about these guys in New York Rocker, I bought the album the week it was released, I hated it for a couple months before I suddenly realized I loved it. I've never looked back.Buy it!
James Booker “Feel So Bad” from Lost Paramount Tapes (DJM unk 1997) —I love his solo piano stuff, but this groove with a band is so funky!Buy it!
Cash Box Kings “Blues Falling Down On Me” from Black Toppin' (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2013) N —One of the most powerful blues bands working today.Buy it!
Bobby Rush “You Just Like a Dresser” from Down In Louisiana (Deep Rush 2013) N —http://kdhx.org/music/news/hear-and-now-stream-the-new-album-down-in-louisiana-by-bobby-rushBuy it!
Rory Gallagher “Stompin' Ground” from Blueprint (Buddha 1973) —We do love Rory Gallagher at the record store - one of our most played artists.Buy it!
Louis Jordan “Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'” from Jivin' With Jordan (Proper 2002) —Louis Jordan knew his way around crooning a ballad, too.Buy it!
Long John Baldry “Hambone” from Everything Stops for Tea (Warner Brothers 1972) —Thanks to Spencer Marquart for making sure I finally got the genius of Mr. Baldry.Buy it!
Webb Wilder “Rocket to Nowhere” from Acres of Suede (Watermelon 1996) —Rockin'!Buy it!
Rolling Stones “Flight 505” from Aftermath (ABKCO 1966) —Digging deep into the catalogue.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Battle Hymn” from Hope, Fear, Youth (self 2013) N L —single release party at Cicero's next Friday, Feb. 22Buy it!
Carrie Rodriquez “Sad Joy” from Give Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus 2013) N —There's sad, and there's joy, but here we have both.Buy it!
Joe Stickley “Going Home in a Streetcar Named Desire” from Wasn't It Pretty (Peola 2012) N L —CD release party tonight at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Tim Lee 3 “Signal” from Devil's Rope (Cool Dog Sound 2013) N —Nice little rocker from these guys.Buy it!
Free Energy “Electric Fever” from Love Sign (Free Energy 2013) N —You gotta love the crunching guitars! And a catchy tune, too. And a cowbell!Buy it!
Richard Thompson “The Snow Goose” from Electric (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —This new Richard Thompson record is chock full of goodies encompassing all his styles. He could have thought longer about the title, though.Buy it!
Loudon Wainwright III “Grey in LA” from Strange Weirdos (Concord 2007) —One of the best things about Judd Apatow - he let Loudon Wainwright make this record.Buy it!
Van Morrison “Keep It Simple” (Lost Highway 2008) —Van singing at a very high level - well, that's happened a lot over the years.Buy it!
Howard Tate “Sweet Love Child” from Get It While You Can - The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions (Hip-O Select/Verve 2004) —One of the greatest and yet least well known soul singers.Buy it!
Ben E. King “Stand By Me” from Anthology (NA url 1993) —Sometimes it's good to remember that the standards are classic for a reason.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You” from Home In Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke (Rhino 1992) —The Bishop gets me everytime when he pulls back from the microphone on the word "easy," as he stretches out that "e."Buy it!
Justin Townes Earle “Won't Be the Last Time” from Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) —This song could break your heart.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Home With My Baby” from Ride (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —The Train just keeps on rolling.Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Dreamin'” from Cheater's Game (Premium/Thirty Tigers 2013) N —Husband and wife duets - gorgeous.Buy it!
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