March 27: Sarah Vaughan Birthday

When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice.
~Sarah Vaughan


Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers.
~Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

“Misty” Live 1964:

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The Best Wilco Songs (Stereogum, Paste Magazine, Popmatters, etc..)

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We love Wilco.

Here are some lists from different websites & off course our own.

First out: Stereogum.com

Stereogum – The 10 Best Wilco Songs

  1. “Misunderstood” (from Being There, 1996)
  2. “Ashes Of American Flags” (from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002)
  3. “Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (again)” (from Summerteeth, 1999)
  4. “Dawned On Me” (from The Whole Love, 2011)
  5. “At Least That’s What You Said” (from A Ghost Is Born, 2004)
  6. “Hate It Here” (from Sky Blue Sky, 2007)
  7. “Via Chicago” (from Summerteeth, 1999)
  8. “Monday” (from Being There, 1996)
  9. “Jesus, Etc.” (from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002)
  10. “I Must Be High” (from A.M., 1995)

Misunderstood:

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March 25: Aretha Franklin was born in 1942

If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.
~Aretha Franklin

I Say A Little Prayer – “The Cliff Richard Show” 1970:

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9 good videos March 2016

We’ve collected some of the best new videos out at the end of March 2016, enjoy!

We had so much fun hunting down these gems, it will be a returning series of posts.

Here are the first collections: Feb 2016 Part1, Feb 2016 Part 2

Loretta Lynn – Lay Me Down (Duet with Willie Nelson):

Hege Brynildsen – If You Have To Cry from her album, When My Man Comes To Town, released jan 29 2016. She sounds a bit like Dolly Parton, wonderful song:

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March 22: The Beatles released Please Please Me in 1963

March 22: The Beatles released Please Please Me in 1963

….they were a group with the luck to meet opportunities, the wit to recognize them, the drive to seize them, and the talent to fullfil them. Please Please Me is the sound of them doing all four.
~Tom Ewing (pitchfork.com)

#1 – I Saw Her Standing There 
Spotify:

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March 21: The Late Son House was born in 1902

March 21: The Late Son House was born in 1902…probably

 

“Of course that was my idol, Son House. I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.”
~Muddy Waters

 

“People keep asking me where the blues started and all I can say is that when I was a boy we always was singing in the fields. Not real singing, you know, just hollerin’, but we made up our songs about things that was happening to us at the time, and I think that’s where the blues started.”
~Son House (1965)

Death Letter Blues:

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