Show #241 - #260

October 12, 2018

Friday 260

Good Day My Friends:
I've decided that today would be the day for some seldom hear jazz artists, both vocal and instrumental.
First up is Art Van Damme with Smoke Rings.
TThe Singers Unlimited: Emily this cut is by the beautiful vocal stylings of Singers Unlimited with Emily.
A favorite artists of mine is Toots Thieleman playing in concert with the song Bluesette.
This is The Real Group with Pas Me The Jazz.
Finally from The New York Voices this beauty that I actually used in a production with a group of teens and I sang with them and it was a most difficult song to get the harmonies right, but what a beautiful song. This is Silence of Time.
Hope you all have a great Friday!

October 5, 2018

Friday 259

I am attending a concert here in Rochester NY with my oldest Honora in the Autumn Season to hear a group she ran across at a festival that pretty much flipped her out by the raw energy of this group called Too Many Zooz. Here's just a taste of them with Brasshouse.
Now this is the other group we'll be seeing that I really like named TURKUAZ with Chatte Lunatique.
This is Glen Hansard with Roll On Slow.
This is Nicki Bluhm with To Rise You Gotta Fall.
Last but not least is, and again from jaminthevan this is EMEFE with Release.
Have a great Friday!

September 28, 2018

Friday 258

Was listening to this piece on a collection on Spotify, which was a cover of a very popular song and then two songs later another great cover followed it and I thought that would be a pretty cool Friday Music Set! This song was very vague to my ears and then I got it! So here's the first unique cut by Alt-J of a Bill Withers song entitled Lovely Day.
This is M. Ward with Buddy Holly's Rave On.
Here's Ricki Lee Jones with a Steely Dan cover of Show Biz Kids.
From the album It´s Like This. One of the best SD covers ever. Bad photo, nice song.
Sweet cover a Bonnie Raitt song by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. This is I Can't Make You Love Me with a touch of Nick Of Time.
This last is a cover by the original artist with two friend helping out from the Dukes of September Tour. Fagen, McDonald & Scaggs with Pretzel Logic.
Hope this covers you for a grand Friday my friends!

September 21, 2018

Friday 257

Want to start off with a tasty version of a blues standard with some sweet guitar licks, done by Bobby "Blue" Bland. This is Stormy Monday Blues. From France this is Sanseverino with a live rendition of Le Cigarette. A favorite of mine by the great Don Was is this little ditty titled Shadow & Jimmy.Shadow And Jimmy Was Not Was But then I have a soft spot for Was Not Was in general! Finishing up with a joint effort by James Blake & Bon Iver titled I Need A Forest.
I wish you a Friday full of forest images!

September 7, 2018

Friday 256

My Music Friends!
Let's get started with a sweet acoustic piece by Paolo Nutini titled Better Nam.
A little electronic vibe by Faithless. And yes,that is the great Nina Simone being sampled. This is I Want More.
This is Michael McDonald live with Billy Preston The 5th Beatle, doing I Was Born To Love Her.
Here's a grand oldie for you all, This is David Bowie tearing up Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.
Have a grand Friday my friends,

August 24, 2018

Friday 255

Another edition of Friday Music coming to you for you edification,Jumping in with Josh Ritter off his album Sermon On The Rocks, this is Homecoming.
Next up is this fun piece from Major Lazer titled Too Original.
This little ditty is by Garrett T. Capps titled Born In San Antone.
And finally from Leonard Cohen's final LP, this rather dark piece is You Wanted It Darker.
Happy Friday All!

August 10, 2018

Friday 254

I came across this really lovely live performance of Joni Mitchell singing Both Sides Now so I thought I’d share it with you all.
A friend on Facebook was discussing how much they loved Patula Clark's song Downtown and I said she re-recorded it a couple of years ago, and here it is my friends! Completely different vibe on this rendition!
A favorite song of mine down here by The Four Freshmen. My favorite rendition is by Stan Kenton Live At Redlands University. This is Here's That Rainy Day.
In remembrance of Jack Nolan's passing last Monday a fellow AOH Brother of many of you. We will be doing the Hibernian Rite for Jack this evening and I’m honored to be the Celebrant of this solemn Rite. This touching piece from The Avett Brothers is an interesting retrospective on life. This is No Hard Fellings RIP Jack, you will be missed. The Avett Brothers - No Hard Feelings
Grand Friday to you all!

August 3, 2018

Friday 253

I was pretty well set to go with this weeks choices and we will get to them down the road, but I thought I'd share some artists that I've been listening to recently. First up is Madison Ryann Ward with Mirror.
This is a live acoustic performance from YEBBA titled My Mind.
This here is PJ Morton featuring YEBBA kickin' it on the BEE GEE's How Deep Is Your Love.
Brian & Thomas Owens tearin' up A Change Is Gonna Come.
Finally, we come full circle and have Clark Beckham throwin'down on an acoustic rendition of Tennessee Whiskey, featuring Madison Ryann Ward.
May it be a dandy Friday!

July 27, 2018

Friday 252

Bon Jour!
Been wanting to drop another cut on you from Playing For Change and it appears today is the day! Here is One Love.
Over pints of Guinness and conversation last Sunday, music was a main through line and here are two great artists together that came up and I now share with you all. This is Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper with I'm In, I'm Out I'm Gone.
Here's a live cut from St. Paul & The Broken Bones. This is All I Ever Wonder.
Finally this is the wonderful stylings of Marc Broussard covering accustically a Solomon Burke's piece. This is Cry To Me
Have a dandy Summer Friday!

July 20, 2018

Friday 251

Many of you know my oldest daughter Honora who recently graduated from Niagara University has been working and traveling around the country working with music festival production companies and got to do one close by in Buffalo NY on Monday at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, which was headlines by Beck. So here is the song she sent me that she shot of him on stage, which turns out to be one I really like. This is Loser.
From Lyle Lovett And His Large Band featuring Francine Reed, this is What Do You Do/Glory of Love.
This man is the reason I started playing Blues Harp. This is John Hammond with No One Can Forgive Me.
Lets finish up with one from Live @ Daryl's House. This is Strange Arrangement with Mayer Hawthorne & Daryl Hall. FYI, on this session (not on this cut) Booker T Jones play's the Hammond B3.
Have at it, It's Friday!

July 13, 2018

Friday 250

Good Morning Everyone!
First up is a welcome aboard to my friend Maureen O'Brien, this is her first time joining us for Friday Music. I have been rewatching the series Boardwalk Empire and during one of the episodes they had a Irish tenor singing one of my most favorite songs. I think the best rendition of it is sung by Van Morrison with The Chieftains, but this is a rather lovely take on it. The song is Carrickfergus sung by Louden Wainwright lll.
As long as were in Ireland, here from Northern Ireland is Snow Patrol with Crack The Shutters.
Now to Alabama for some old school R&R with the 1977 album by Lynyrd Skynyrd with I Know A Little.
Stayin' with the groove this is the great Little Feat with Willin'
Finishing up in New Orleans with Jon Cleary killin' live with When You Get Back.
You all have a fabulous Friday!

July 6, 2018

Friday 249

It's A Hot Summer Friday!
Good enough reason to go back to 1966 and grab this tune from the Lovin' Spoonful, Summer In The City.
Next up we have Jacob Banks with the haunting song Mercy.
This cut comes from my brother Sean. Group is Fifty Eight Hundred from Miami. The drummer is Phil Collins 16 year old son Nic Collins. This is A Little More Of You.
Finishing up today with Rudimental featuring John Newman singing Feel The Love.

Have a grand Friday!

June 29, 2018

Friday 248

Happy Friday:
Feeling on the quite side of life as I begin to put this weeks music together. Light rain falling with grays skies. So I'll follow that mood today. So here's a quite live piece by Ben Howard at KCRW, titled Depth Over Distance.
From my friend Gary Brumburgh who I met and worked with in our days at Florida State University. This is Gary's new album titled Moonlight. This sweet cut is What'll I Do.
Willie Nelson has a new album out with his sons of old country standards which is really nice but I wanted to share this live intimate singing between father and sons of a favorite song of mine, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.
Finally, this sweet song by the great duo of Ella & Louie with Isn't This A Lovely Day.
Have a sunny Friday.

June 22, 2018

Friday 247

Happy Horn Friday!
Today's music is initiated by my oldest daughter Honora who recommended several artists I didn't know and I'm using one of them to kick off todays music and then three groups you may not be familiar with because she has inadvertently stimulated this Friday's music.
So, here is The Motet from JAMINTHE VAN with The Truth.
This is a group I really like and I chose this piece so you can see them play live. Check out Pimps Of Joytime with Freedom Dancer.
Another band that flat out brings it with some horns is Tahuna Breaks with Empower Me.
Finally from Fred Wesley the legendary Trombone player who played with James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins., this is Funk For Your Ass.
Have yourself a funky Friday!
PS After 50 year of making great music Tower Of Power's latest album Soul Side Of Town has hit Number 1 on Billboard! With all their great music this is their first number one album! So here's the title cut.

June 15, 2018

Friday 246

Gonna kick it off hard this morning with a high energy horn piece from Brass Against cover of Rage Against The Machine Wake Up!
Also hard driving is this cut from Clutch. Electric Worry.
Here's a little twist on a great oldie. Chicago & Earth Wind & Fire on stage doing 25 Or 6 To 4
We finish up with another sweet oldie by The Buffalo Springfield with Kind Woman.
Have a great Friday!

June 8, 2018

Friday 245

Happy Friday!
Thrilled to share some new music from my favorite band and the group closing out the Rochester Jazz Festival free on the street this month in downtown Rochester From Tower Of Powers latest album that has been too long in the making this is the title cut from The Soul Side Of Town.
This sweet sweet ditty is from Some Change by Boz Scaggs titled I'll Be The One. Boz never disappoints. I'll Be The One
Also new music from Arctic Monkeys, this is Four Out Of Five from Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
Finally from the great Etta James singing with Dr John this is I'd Rather Go Blind.
Have a fine fine Friday!

June 1, 2018

Friday 244

Happy Friday Partners!
First up today is one from Herbie Hancock from his album Possibilities. This is Herbie, Joss Stone & Johnny Lang with When Love Comes To Town. Mercy! Herbie Hancock, Jonny Lang & Joss Stone - When Love Comes to town
This is The War On Drug with Thinking Of A Place
Jumpin' back for this one from James Carr wth The Dark End Of The Street.
And last but not least, this is TURKUAZ from Jaminthevan with Chatte Lunatique.
Have a Funky Friday!

May 25, 2018

Friday 243

I thought I might do a collection of songs from the children of famous singers, first up is one we all know by Bobby Zimmerman's son Jakob Dylan and his group The Wallflowers. This is the great tune One Healight..
This is Ashley Campbell, daughter of Glenn Campbell with Remembering.
How about the children of Louden Wainwright? This is Martha with Far Away
This is Rufus with Across The Universe Rufus Wainwright - Across The Universe
This is Lucas Nelson son of Willie with Find Yourself.
Finally son of George Harrison Dhani Harrison with his band thenewno2.
This is Wide Awake.

Have a grand Friday!

May 18, 2018

Friday 242

Redoing this on the rum because my phone would not send it! Soooo,lets try this from my lap top! This artist has been lingering on my brain pan for several week so I thought I'd send out a cut of his. Little less know, but still tasty. This is Warren Zevon from The Wind with Prison Grove. This cut is from Real Live Roadrunning performed by Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler.
This Is Us. One of my personal favorite artist is JD McPherson with A Gentle Awakening. Finally another favorite performer of yours truly is Fink. This is from the 2 Meter Sessies with Pretty Little Thing.
Have a Fab Friday my music Friends!

May 11, 2018

Friday 241

This is the daughter of Lowell George of Little Feat from her latest album. This beautiful cut wasn't even going to be on this release because it was a song written for her mother for her 70th birthday and is her thoughts on her dad that she lost when she was 5 years old. This is Inara George with Release Me.
Simply for the sheer beauty of this impromptu performance. Bobby McFerrin & audience with Ave Maria.
This right here is Brain Cloud doing Bob Wills Sugar Moon.
Finally from the way back machine, this is Quicksilver Messenger Service with Fresh Air.
Have a hit of Friday Fresh Air!