5 On A Friday : MJ 1958-2009

June 26, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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RIP Michael Jackson 1958-2009
Although his eccentricities of the last few years were getting most of the spotlight time, Michael Jackson‘s musical influence over the past 40 years or so is undeniable, from his early days with his brothers in The Jackson 5 as an integral part of the Motown Sound to his impact on the dance music of the 80’s with his Off The Wall album and subsequent mega smash Thriller to his part in the MTV video revolution.  Who else could crown themselves The King Of Pop and actually having it stick.  The man leaves behind a pretty impressive musical legacy.

1: Graham Parker And The Rumour – I Want You Back(live)
Buy Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks
2: The Jackson 5 – ABC
Buy Hitsville USA
3:Chris Cornell – Billie Jean
Buy Carry On
4: Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Buy Off The Wall
5: The Replacements(w Barrence Whitfield on Vocals) – I’ll Be There
Live 06.18.86 at The Channel Boston MA

5 On A Friday : DOH ! I Forgot To Get Stamps…

May 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s a feature we haven’t done in quite a while, it’s 5 On A Friday in honor of the new Simpsons postage stamps released yesterday. Stop by the USPS site to vote for your favorite Simpson and register to win an autographed Matt Groening limited edition Poster. And remember to get those Mother’s Day cards in the mail by tomorrow because on Monday May 11th you’ll pay the penalty in more ways the one as the cost of a first class stamp goes up from 42 cents to 44 cents, not to mention what your mother will say if she gets a card with postage due.

1:The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman
Buy Hitsville USA
2:Murder Mystery – Baby, You Can Write Me A Letter
Buy Are You Ready For The Heartache, Cause Here It Comes
3:The Sinceros – My Little Letter
Buy The Sound Of Sunbathing
4:Wilco – Box Full Of Letters
Buy AM
5:Miranda Lambert – Love Letters
Buy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

5 On A Friday : Moving On Up…

November 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Welcome to the new WordPress powered home of Bag Of Songs. Be sure to point any existing shortcuts you may have to http//:bagofsongs.com

The empty boxes are still sitting around and there’s still some cleaning up to do, but 5 On A Friday returns today with a tribute to the move. So hang in there while I tidy up the loose ends here and there over the next couple weeks and get back to a more regular posting schedule, I apologize, it’s been a bit sparse lately. Kick back and enjoy. there’s lots of good things coming your way soon.

1: Dumptruck – Make A Move
Buy D Is For Dumptruck
2: The Swimmers – Moving
Buy Fighting Trees
3: Jet – Move On
Buy Get Born
4: Primal Scream – Movin On Up
Buy Screamadelica
5: Brass Construction – Movin
Buy Soul Power Instrumentals

5 On A Friday : Now You See It , Now You Don’t

October 10, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Wow, what a week. Where’d all the money go ?

1: John Lee Hooker – I Need Some Money
Buy Very Best Of
2: Soulsavers – Paper Money
Buy It’s Not How Far…
3: Tonewreck – Someone Else’s Money
Buy Bag Of Songs
4: Bay City Rollers – Money Honey
Buy Dedication
5: The Flying Lizards – Money (That’s What I Want)
Buy The Flying Lizards

5 On A Friday (On Saturday)

October 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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John Lovrich behind the board at Snugfit Studios 10.03.08

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day to fit everything in. Since I spent too many hours at work yesterday, and last night in the recording studio with my band(more on that to come), there was not a lot of time left over to post. So here’s this week’s 5 On A Friday, on Saturday.

1: Beverly Washburn – Everybody Loves Saturday Night
Buy Growing Up Too Fast
2: Tony Joe White – Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana
Buy Best Of
3: Tom Waits – (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Buy Used Songs (1973-1980)
4: Velo Deluxe – Saturday
Buy Superelastic
5: Blitzen Trapper – Saturday Nite
Buy Furr

5 On A Friday : Taking Sides ?

September 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Hey, I heard there’s a debate tonight. You know, there’s always two sides to every story.

1:The Jayhawks – People In This Place On Every Side
Find The Bunkhouse LP
2: Jason Falkner – Both Sides Now
Buy Everyone Says It’s On
3: Wilco – Side With The Seeds
Buy Sky Blue Sky
4: Spoon – The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
Buy Gimme Fiction
5: The Someloves – Back On Side With You

Buy Something Or Other

5 On A Friday : The Legendary Norman Whitfield

September 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Paying tribute today to one of the many musical losses of 2008, Norman Whitfield, who passed away earlier this week. Norman’s musical influence on sounds of the 60’s and 70’s is undeniable. The songs he penned with his writing partner Barrett Strong, and the production work he did helped define the sound of Motown and Soul music as we know it today. Here’s just a small sampling of his work today.

1: The Temptations – Cloud Nine
Buy Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

2: Gladys Knight And The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Buy Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
3: The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
Buy Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
4: Edwin Starr – War
Buy Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
5: The Temptations – Just My Imagination

Buy Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

5 On A Friday : Better Late Than Never

September 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Sorry for the lack of posts this week, it’s been a bit too busy around here with non blog related things. Better late than never, or so the saying goes, so a bit late today, here’s this week’s 5 On A Friday for you.

1: World Party – Is It Too Late ?
Buy Best In Show
2: Lindsey Buckingham – Not Too Late
Buy Under The Skin
3: Murder Mystery – Sooner Or Later
Buy Are You Ready For The Heartache…
4: Carole King – It’s Too Late
Buy Tapestry
5: Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

Buy Late For The Sky

5 On A Friday :Y-ABBA D-ABBA Re-Doo

September 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I try not to repeat the themes here on 5 On A Friday but today’s an exception. I originally posted this back in August of 2007 as ABBA-cadABBrA so the links are long since dead. That old post has been so popular as of late however I thought it deserved re-up for you all. Enjoy. Mamma Mia !

Why ABBA ? Why not ?

1: ABBA – Dancing Queen
Buy Arrival

2: ABBA – Knowing Me Knowing You
Buy ABBA Gold

3: ABBA – Take A Chance On Me
Buy The Album
4: ABBA – Fernando
Buy Arrival

5: ABBA – Waterloo
Buy Waterloo

5 On A Friday : Convention-al Wisdom

August 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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A non partisan pseudo political tribute mix for you today. Enjoy!, and remember to vote when the time comes.

1: Grizzly Bear – Colorado
Buy Yellow House
2: Grandpaboy – MPLS
Buy Dead Man Shake
3: Elmore James – Standing At The Crossroads
Buy Let’s Cut it
4: John Wesley Harding – Election Night
Buy Dynablob
5: The Neville Brothers – A Change Is Gonna Come

Buy Yellow Moon

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