Mon, 9 October 2006
This week's playlist:
• I Feel It Too by The Hipnotics, from their album Plannin' An Accident, available on CD from TheHipnotics.net.
• Serial Lover by Joe Hutchinson, from his extended EP Hutch (1999), available from CD Baby. With his brother Jimmy, Joe put out The Hutchinsons EP in 1996 and Plastic Fruit & Popcorn in 1997. Joe's MySpace page serves as his official site.
• The Last To Know by Alejandro Escovedo, from a sanctioned bootleg, Live at The Palms (1995). The studio version of The Last To Know is from the album Gravity (2002), available the store at his site and Lone Star Records. Most of Alejandro's albums are available also from the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com.
• I Believe by Detroit Women, from Rattle Your Cage (2005), available from CD Baby, Silk City Records, the iTMS and Amazon.com. The song Old Weakness by Detroit Women is included in a compilation called iTunes Essentials: Detroit.
• Test Me by The Phantom Freeway Rhythm & Blues Revue, featuring The Badass Horns. The band's page at the Podsafe Music network is here (where you can hear several more tracks). Poke Chop, their lead guitarist, moved recently to Portland, ME, and at Poke-Chop.com, you can learn more about his new band, Poke Chop and the Other White Meats, and see pictures of a Phantom Freeway reunion held May 5, 2006, at Ziggie's in Denver.
• Red Room Romp by Pat mAcdonald, from his 2004 CD In the Red Room, available from CD Baby and the iTMS. And, of course, Pat has a MySpace page. Pat is a musician's musician in many ways; he and his wife Barbara K. Macdonald are best known as two-thirds of Timbuk 3 (the other third of the band was sometimes a boombox, sometimes a drum machine), who had a surprise hit with their low-fi 1986 single, The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.
• Sing My Way Out Of These Blues by Hal Newman and The Mystics Of Time, from an album called America's Party Band. For more information, contact Hal's son Cody, whose power pop trio has their own Web site at Codaphonic.com and a MySpace page.
• Angeline by George Fletcher and the Handsome Men (now known as George Fletcher's Bourbon Renewal), from Ain't The Worst That You Could Find (2000), available from CD Baby; also available: Dangerous Things - Live (2005). For more information and to see George's extensive photo gallery (nice hair in some of the older pics, George), visit GeorgeFletcher.com.
Also mentioned during this show: WiredParish.com.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; and be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues.
(Music on Murphy's Saloon #43 courtesy of the artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I obtained many of these tracks)