T. Rex “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” from Electric Warrior (Reprise Records 1971)Buy it!
Mott the Hoople “Roll Away The Stone” from The Ballad Of Mott: A Retrospective (Columbia 1993)Buy it!
Captain Beefheart “Circumstances” from Clear Spot (Warner Brothers 1972)Buy it!
The Cyrkle “Baby You're Free” from Red Rubber Ball (Sundazed 2001)Buy it!
The Remodels “Girl Don't Come” from The Remodels (The Remodels 2010)Buy it!
The Explorers Club “Anticipatin'” from Grand Hotel (Rock Ridge 2012) N Buy it!
Steve Dawson “I'll Be Right Here” from I Will Miss the Trumpets and the Drums (Undertow 2009)Buy it!
Dion “My Baby's Cryin'” from Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon www.theblackangels.com 2012) N Buy it!
Heritage Blues Orchestra “Clarksdale Moan” from And Still I Rise (Raisin Music 2012) N Buy it!
Marquise Knox “Feel Like Goin' Home” from Here I Am (APO 2011) N LBuy it!
Roy Rogers “Holy Ghost Moan” from Split Decision (BLIND PIG RECORDS blindpigrecords.com 2009)Buy it!
The Chieftains (w/Imelda May) “Carolina Rua/Reel- The Ladies Pantalettes” from Voice of Ages (Hear Music 2011) N Buy it!
Mary Black (w/Imelda May) “Mountains to the Sea” from Stories From the Steeples (Blix Street www.blixstrret.com 2012) N Buy it!
Imelda May “Let Me Out” from Mayhem (Decca 2011)Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Butterscotch” from You Never Can Tell - The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (Hip-O 2009)Buy it!
Don Byron “I've Got to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song” from Love, Peace, and Soul (Savoy Jazz 2012) N —Internet was down for a while, but I'm caught up - DK Dyson sings the heck out of this gospel classic, and Don Byron's clarinet is terrific as always, but Pheeroan Aklaff on drums & Xavier Davis on piano really shine.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Leaving Eden” (Nonesuch 2012) N —The album's in stores this coming Tuesday, and it's excellent. This song is stunningly beautiful.Buy it!
Jamey Johnson “Heartache” from The Guitar Song (Mercury 2010) —So many great songs on this double set.Buy it!
Mitch Ryder “Thank You Mama” from The Promise (Michigan Broadcasting Corporation 2012) N —A new album from one of the greatest rock'n'roll singers of all time - yes!Buy it!
Kevin Gordon “Don't Stop Me This Time” from Gloryland (Crowville Collective 2012) N —It's nice to see this extremely talented songwriter getting some attention for this record.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Joe Porterhouse” from Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino 2004) —Elvis Costello will tell you this is his worst album, and the production does make it hard to play all the way through. But if you just listen to individual songs - wow! Like this one I've overlooked for 25 years.Buy it!
Rufus Wainwright “Sanssouci” from Milwaukee At Last (Decca 2009) —Oh, how I love the young Mr. Wainwright. What a masterful song this is.Buy it!
Elbow “The Bones of You” from The Seldom Seen Kid (Polydor 2008) —I wouldn't know this band were it not for my wonderful wife of 16 years today. Happy anniversary, Cat.Buy it!
Dr. Dog “How Long Must I Wait?” from Be the Void (Deluxe Edition) (Anti/Epitaph 2012) N —An indie rock band with a real sense of melody? Yes, I'll take one, please.Buy it!
Bhi Bhiman “Crime of Passion” from Bhiman (Boocoo Music 2012) N —This song cracks me up every time I hear it.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Museum of Broken Hearts” from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) N —Clearly a candidate for album of the year, and I've only heard two songs so far.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Sailing Round the Room” from All I Intended to Be (Nonesuch 2008) —A wonderful song co-written by Harris and her friends Kate & Anna McGarrigle, who also sing beautifully here.Buy it!
Punch Brothes “Who's Feeling Young Now?” (Nonesuch 2012) N —So many good records popping up these days. There ain't nobody else doing what these guys do.Buy it!
Lucky Dan & Naked Mike “Cat Tail Jig” from This Time (Wildstone 2008) L —One of this town's most talented duos.Buy it!
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames “Hoping Machine” from New Multitudes (Rounder 2012) N —Woody Guthrie wrote a lot of songs without giving them tunes - here's a new record doing that for him.Buy it!
Field Music “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing” from Plumb (Memphis Industries 2011) N —Another interesting new indie band - what is the world coming to?Buy it!
Galactic “Magalenha” from Carnivale Electricos (Anti- 2012) N —New Orleans meets Brazil, with guest appearance by Cafe Samba. Hot hot hot!Buy it!
Santana “Toussaint L'Overture” from Santana III (Columbia 1971) —For a while there, this band was as good as it got.Buy it!
Betty Wright & The Roots “In the Middle of the Game (Don't Change the Play)” from Betty Wright The Movie (S-Curve 2011) N —It's nice to hear Betty Wright still making enjoyable records - and the Roots can back up anybody.Buy it!
James Carr “Stronger Than Love” from The Essential James Carr (Razor & Tie 1995) —Never get tired of hearing James Carr!Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Weak Spot” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —The great William Bell can still belt it out.Buy it!
Big Al Sears “Marshall Plan” from Ham Hocks and Cornbread (JSP 2005) —I'm just a sucker for a wild jump blues instrumental.Buy it!
The Corsairs “Smoky Places” from Ultimate One-Hit Wonders Collection (Time/Life Music 2008) —Doo-wop meets the Drifters in their Spanish Harlem phase.Buy it!
Charlie Parker “Romance Without Finance” from The Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings 1944-1948 (MCI 2000) —That's Bird backing up Tiny Grimes!Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “The Wonder” from Closer to the Bone (New West 2009) —Kristofferson still has it, or at least he did three years ago.Buy it!
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