Happy Mothers Day !

May 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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A little Mothers’ Day mix for you today. And don’t forget to visit or call your mother today, remember, you wouldn’t be here without her.

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried
Buy Mama Tried
Joni Mitchell – Songs To Aging Children Come
Buy Clouds
Neil Young – I Am A Child
Buy Decade
Beach House – Childhood
Buy Beach House
Liz Phair Mother’s Little Helper
Buy Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
Lucinda Williams – Motherless Children
Buy Ramblin’
Miranda Lambert – Mama I’m Alright
Buy Kerosene
Nellie McKay – Mama And Me
Buy Pretty Little Head
Kanye West – Hey Mama
Buy Late Registration
The Supremes – Love Child
Buy Hitsville USA
Jimmy Castor – Hey Leroy, Your Mamma’s Callin You
Buy Soul Power Instrumentals

5 On A Friday : Warning Labels

February 1, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Artists and record labels have always maintained a somewhat tentative alliance. Here’s five on that relationship today from the artist’s point of view and a bonus sixth track from the other point of view, Joni Mitchell‘s tribute to David Geffen, Free Man In Paris.
All kind of inspired today by the release of Nick Lowe‘s rare track, I Love My Label which will be a bonus track on the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of the classic Jesus of Cool.

1: Nick Lowe – I Love My Label
Buy Jesus Of Cool 30th Anniversary Edition
2: Graham Parker – Mercury Poisoning
Buy Passion Is No Ordinary Word
3: The Format – The Compromise (acoustic)
Buy Live From The Living Room Volume One
4: The Sex Pistols – EMI
Buy Never Mind The Bollocks
5: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Workin’ For MCA
Buy Thyrty

Bonus: Joni Mitchell – Free Man In Paris
Buy Court And Spark

5 On A Friday : The Fall

September 28, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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As the first official week of fall winds to a close 5 songs reminiscient of the season today. What’s your favorite song that makes you think of fall ?

1: Joni Mitchell – Urge For Going
Buy Hits
2: Dumptruck – Autumn Light
Buy Positively Dumptruck
3: Roky Erikson – Clear Night For Love
Buy I Have Always Been Here Before
4: Big Star – September Gurls
Buy #1 Record/Radio City
5: The Zombies – Time Of The Season
Buy The Singles A’s and B’s


5 On A Friday : Standing In The Shadows Of Groundhogs

February 2, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Happy Groundhog Day ! Hey it’s February 2nd that famous day of the year where depending on whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow we’ll either have six more weeks of winter or spring will be here in about a month and a half.

1: Joni Mitchell – Shadows And Light
From : The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

2: Oasis – Cast No Shadow
From : (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

Rufus Wainwright – Shadows
From : Poses

4: Django Reinhardt & St├ęphane Grappelli – Chasing Shadows
From : Django Reinhardt -The Gold Collection

5: The Four Tops – Standing In The Shadows Of Love
From : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

December 22, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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photo by Jack Robinson

via billboard.com

Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc
Joni Mitchell

December 21, 2006, 3:30 PM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists
who have recorded covers for “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell,” due in the
spring via Nonesuch. The 11-track set also boasts contributions from
Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Sufjan Stevens.

In related news, Billboard.com has learned that Mitchell has been
recording original material at a Los Angeles studio in recent weeks.
It is unknown in what form she plans to release the music; she
angrily announced she was quitting the music business in 2002 after
her last album, “Travelogue.”

“A Tribute to Joni Mitchell” comes concurrently with 429
Records’ “Endless Highway: A Tribute to the Band,” due Jan. 30. That
projects boasts covers from Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket,
Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic, among others.

Here is the track list for “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell”:

“Free Man in Paris,” Sufjan Stevens
“Boho Dance,” Bjork
“Dreamland,” Caetano Veloso
“Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow,” Brad Mehldau
“For the Roses,” Cassandra Wilson
“A Case of U,” Prince
“Blue,” Sarah McLachlan
“Ladies of the Canyon,” Annie Lennox
“Magdalena Laundries,” Emmylou Harris
“Edith and the Kingpin,” Elvis Costello
“Help Me,” k.d. lang
“River,” James Taylor

Looks like some strange artist and song choices for sure. Here’s one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, A Case Of You. A version by Prince(not the tribute version) , a rare Tori Amos B-Side version, and the original Joni version.

MP3: Prince A Case Of U
Tori Amos – A Case Of You
Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

So, while I was surfing the web in search of a Joni Mitchell picture for this post I happened across these lovely songs by a girl named Morgan Ryan. I thought I’d share them here with you all. Enjoy. Stop by her myspace page to hear some more.

MP3: Morgan Ryan – Hallelu
Morgan Ryan – Phone Lines

myspace : www.myspace.com/missmorganryan

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe wherever you are or wherever you may be travelling today. Enjoy.
MP3: Joni Mitchell – The Circle Game