Show #281 - #300

April 19, 2019

Friday 286

Happy Good Friday!
For all my Christian friend on Friday Music I hope you've had a blessed Holy Week and that Easter is a time of renewal with friends and family!
This first cut is coming to mind as I write this, and because of a grand conversation with my friend Andre and because it's Easter Season, let begin with Hezekiah Walker and this stunningly beautiful gospel song Grateful.
I've really been digging this young lady's music lately and thought I share a cut today. This is Charlotte Day Wilson with Work.
Little Jimmy Scott was bangin' around my head this week, so I pulled up some of my saved pieces of his and this one just hit the musical spot. This is Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child.
This is Snoh Aalegra with Under The Influence.
This ought to color your Easter Eggs! This is The North Mississippi Allstars with Rollin' & Tumblin'
Finally, I thought a little of Brother Allman would be a sweet way to get to that Easter ham. I was fortunate to see this configuration of player weeks before Gregg died. Play on! This is Whipping Post.
Happy Easter!

April 12, 2019

Friday 285

Good Friday My Friends!
We are having an acoustic Friday Music and were gonna kick t off with a cut by The Smashing Pumpkins for my favorite nephew Collin McCormack.
He rather likes this cut, so this ones for you Brother! This is 1979.
From a favorite artist of mine, this is Paolo Nutini with Better Man.
This is John Mayer doing Tom Petty's Free Fallin' proud.
There are massive amounts of fans waiting for more music from this young woman. This is YEBBA with My Mind.
I've Got You Under My Skin done beautifully by Benl'Oncle.
Love this young artist! This is Lianne La Havas with I Say A Little Prayer For You.
And then we have Gary Clark Jr. kickin' ass with Nextdoor Neighbor Blues.
Mark Broussard doin' Solman Burke proud with his cover of Cry To Me.
We finish up today with Daryl Hall doing a beautiful cover of Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One of Us.v
Hope Your Friday Gives You Everything You Desire!

April 5, 2019

Friday 284

Good Morning My Friends!
Today we will be doing
"Hey Tim have you heard this one?" These are all cuts from you guys that you wanted me to check out, with one of my choices that I stumbled across on my playlist on Spotify.
First up, from my brother Michael a live track from an artist I know and really like with a current pop artist that I don't know and after checking her out don't particularly like, but she's spot on in this piece. This is St. Vincent with Dua Lipa with Masseduction/One Kiss.
From my friend Chevy and a fun cut she turned me on to this last weekend. This is Me First & The Gimme Gimme with their cover of I Believe I Can Fly.
This is from an artist my youngest daughter thought I should check out. This is Moses Sumney with Plastic.
I was watching Morning Joe while Joe was having a conversation about music and in particular writing and this artist who I didn't know came up for her writing. This is Mary Gauthier. who is also a Vet. This is Mercy Now.
Here's a second cut that I totally dig. Falling Out Of Love.
Finally a group I've loved since childhood, but I had never heard them sing this chart, so I share my find with you. The Mills Brothers from 1932 with How'm I Doin' Hey Hey.
Have a dandy Friday!

March 29, 2019

Friday 283

Good Morning!
So last Sunday I began driving home from Ithaca NY from a Con and having dinner with my daughter Oona and after listening to the first three songs on Spotify that came up on shuffle, I thought this would make a sweet play list as I continued listeing to where it went. Here are a few of the song in the exact order as they played.
First is a song by Hall & Oates that I didn't know and I'm a big fan of their music This is an old live B&B version of Do What You Want, Be What You Are.
From The amazingly exquisite harmonies of the trio of Parton, Harris & Ronstadt this is High Sierra.
This is Motet live with Supernova.
Next came up this beauty by Lucky Chops titled Going Home. How appropriate.
Shuffle brought me this cut of Fannie Mae done by Little Sammy Davis with Levon Helms at the Ramble at the Ryman.
Next was Delbert McClinton with Blues As Blues Can Be. Mercy me on this random shuffle.
Finally, this is Paolo Nutini with a live jam of Funk My Life Up.
I hope your Friday is as spontaneous as this playlist turned out to be for my ride home!

March 22, 2019

Friday 282

Happy Spring!
We here in the frozen north wait with bated breath for the unlocking of the earth and the warmth that follows. I get my daughter back from South By Southwest Music Festival tonight and look forward to all her stories and the bands that surprised and moved her.
Her are some bands and artists doing covers that are moving me for todays Friday Music.
First up is an interesting cover of Wild World originally done by Cat Stevens. This is Scary Pockets.
This interesting version of California Dreaming is done by Sia.
Marilyn Manson with Tainted Love
Here's a really nice version of Stand By Me done by Florence + The Machine.
Civil Wars live throwing down on Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
Rather unlikely, but this is Metallica covering Lynyrd Skynyrs's Tuesdays Gone.
Puddle Of Mudd killin' The Stones Gimme Shelter.
My Morning Jacket with a live performance of Elton John's Rocket Man.
Jack White covers I'm Shakin'.
Lets just say some great artists are covering George Harrisons As My Guitar Gentle Weeps, including his son.
Finally, Wilco covering Daniel Johnston sweet song True Love Will Fine You In The End.
Hope true love has found you.

March 15, 2019

Friday 281

Top of the morning:
Before we begin today, let me make a personal comment. Tomorrow will be the 60th anniversary of the death of my baby brother Dennis. Hard to believe that this amount of time has flowed down the river of time and even though the passing of that time lessens the hurt, there is still a hole in my soul from his loss and the thoughts of what we all missed without him on this whirling orb.
My gifted brother Sean posted this piece of his art the other day and it is worthy of sharing it with you all.What a grand tribute to Dennis. Thank you for your gift of this beautiful image Sean.
Pencil drawing by Sean McCormack of his Brother Dennis, Father Edward, Aunt Cielia,
I am fully aware that Sunday is Saint Patrick's Day and it would make perfect sense to have a collection of Irish artists, but I ain't feeling the mojo for it, but I have been immersed in some funky music of late, so today will be Funky Friday!
First up will be an old school piece by the great Big Joe Turner, who I had the pleasure of seeing perform several times.From 1946 this is Joe's own composition of Rebecca.
Lets heat it up a little with Gorilla by Fire Alarm Funk.
Been digging on this artist for a while. Here's a cut from Mingo Fishtrap. This is On Time.
From The Big Easy, this is Dumpstaphunk with I Wish You Would.
If nothing else, you gotta love this groups curious name. This is Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with F.U.
From my favorite radio show, World Café. This is Lettuce live with Phyllis.
From my daughter Honora who is working the South BY Southwest Music Festival as we speak, comes a fav of hers. GRiZ featuring Orlando Napier with A Fine Way To Die.
And this right here is The Floozies with Love, Sex and Fancy Things.
Check out Mo' Horizons And The Banana Sound System featuring Gypsy Brown with Back To Melbourne.
This is Cookin' On 3 Burners with The Jump Off, with some funky dancing.
In studio, this is The New Master Sound with 3 on the B.
From JANINTHEVAN from New Orleans, from Brooklyn NYC, this is Release by EMEFE . Just a little crowded!
Finally, as you may know this is my favorite band, TOP with a recent live sound check performance at Cellar Sessions in NYC with their new singer Marcus Scott.
This is an oldie, There Is Only So Much Oil I The Ground, followed by a tasty cut from new album with Hangin' With My Baby.
That's just a taste of what yours truly has been checkin' out lately. Hope it got your funk groove on!
Have a grand Friday and Dennis, you have never been forgotten.