Show #321 - #340

May 1, 2020

Friday 340

Mornin' All!
Last Friday of April and the life altering event of our lifetime surges on. I hope this weeks Friday Music finds you all healthy in body & mind. God knows it has taken a toll on us all and I hope this weekly respite is a break from the daily reminders of what we are all dealing with and going through.
First up on our Pandemic Playlist is a Beautiful young woman that came into my life when she was a string bean, knobby kneed 11 year old and stole my heart when she auditioned for and got the role of Dorthey In The Wizard of Oz.
This is Sage Melcher with Dance In The Trees.
A tribute to the great lady that is New York City that this virus has tried to bring to her knees, but she and us New Yorkers ain't having it! This is Delbert McClinton with New York City,
Can't forget the jewel of the South, New Orleans. This is Jon Cleary with Frenchmen Street Blues.
Mavis Staples live on stage with Chris Thiel with Changes.
The Avett Brothers with No Hard Feelings.
From the movie Across The Universe, this is Let It Be.
This is Dawes with A Little Bit Of Everything.
We end today with the uplifting message from The Wood Brothers with Sing About It.
Have a grand Friday and be healthy and safe.

April 24, 2020

Friday 339

Good Morning My Musical Friends!
Another week rolls around and we're all still tied down and held in suspension of our lives and loves because of this demandable pandemic.
So to get the wrinkles out of your asses from either your couch or recliner and continue with our Pandemic Playlist, lets get up and move a bit with our first cut of the week. 10,000 musicians on stage for a concert fanale. This is Mumford & Sons with Edward Sharp And The Magnetic Zeros with This Train.
A little something odd and eerie from Tom Waits live, doing What's He Building In There?
Okay, a little less creepy is two artist you heard and clearly liked last week. This week we'll throw in a full orchestra. Cody Wong & Cory Fry and The Metropole Orkest busting loose on Want You Back.
This is the magnificiant Etta James with God's Song.
This one's fun! Scary Pockets with Mario Jose on vocals doing Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.
A beautiful rendition of Solitude by Louis Armstrong.
Joan Osborne with a fine rendition of How Sweet It Is.
Wrapping up today with Seal from a tribute album to Joni Mitchell titled 75. This is her composition of Both Sides Now.

May your asses become unwrinkled and that as hard as it is right now, you have a grand Friday.

April 17, 2020

Friday 338

Good Morning All!
Before we launch into this weeks Pandemic Playlist we need to recolonize the passing of two giants in the world of music. Bill Whither & John Prine. A sad loss for all of us and a reminder of the fragile nature of our time on the whirling orb. A favorite of mine by Bill, Grandma's Hands. May he be back in those hands again.
So many to chose from with John Prine. I choose this one because it's just fun. Here's John and Iris DeMent with In Spite of Ourselves.
Here is a rendition of a classic song that I feel is the best chaart of this song ever recorded. This is Up On The Roof live by The Nylons. Forgive the outfits!
Gonna kick it up a notch, because we all need to feel better, This is Cody Fry with Cory Wong killin' it on Better.
This is the great Lucinda Williams with Are You Alright. Hey, Are you alright?
Citizen Cope live with the pointiest Let The Drummer Kick.
Sage advice from Eddie Money. Baby Hold On.
From Live At Daryl's House this is Allen Stone with Unaware.
We finish up today with a melancholy look at life from one of the greatest albumns ever recorded for my money. This is Lush Life from Coltrane & Hartman from 1954.Backed up by McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.

Be safe, be healthy and have a grand Friday.

April 10, 2020

Friday 337

Guten Morgen.
Another week of isolation for the sake of all our health and safety, and I of course hope you are all holding up. Before we launch into some tasty tunes, I just wanted to say that this is the second week that Friday Music is coming directly from The Mothership, thanks to the yeoman efforts of Collin McCormack. We had a few minor glitches, but it seems to be running smoothly.
That said, it wandered across my mind that I have invited many new ears to join us every Friday and it is amazing the diversity within this group. The group is anonymous to each other, but I know all of you in one way or another and the fact that we have such brilliantly unique people listening is amazingly humbling. Visual artists, sculptures, writers, producers, musicians, actors, truck drivers, doctors & nurses, teachers, plumbers, cops, soldiers, Emmy Award winners and even an Academy Award winner! We have listeners in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Spain, China, Japan and Australia! My friends we are sending music all over the world to those who love it just like you do, and Collin and I are honored to be able to provide a little bit of music magic every Friday! It is a staggeringly diverse group that has one absolute in common. The love of music. Thank you for joining us!
So lets do another Pandemic Playlist.
A favorite song and performance of mine from Trans Atlantic Sessions by the now gone John Martyn with Eddi Reader.
He's Got All The Whiskey.
From The Republic of Loose, this is Slow Down.
This is Jeff Beck with Joss Stone throwin' down on I Put A Spell On You.
Peter Holland's sweet rendition of The Parting Glass.
From another favorite group of mine, this is Turkuaz with The One And Lonely.
Queen & David Bowie with Under Pressure.
The sweet sound of Bobby McFerrin and audience with Ave Maria.
We finish up with The Stones and Sympathy For The Devil.
As difficult as it seems, I still wish for you a grand Friday.

April 3, 2020

Friday 336

Good Morning from our Musical Mother Ship!
We have been preparing a new ride for you all and today, thanks to my highly creative nephew Collin McCormack we launch all you longtime Friday Music fan on our website The Friday Music Group. It will be slicker and more user friendly with goodies to follow. And to all of our first time Listeners to our weekly prime cuts musical meat, welcome aboard!
For the foreseeable future we will continue with The Pandemic Playlist. It has been an interest search finding obvious and ethereal connections to this journey none of us wanted to take, but for a few minute lets make the best of it and dig on some tunes!
SOOOO lets have LIFT OFF!!!
First up is Playing For Change with Gimme Shelter.
This is a Capella group VocalPlay with Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
Antony & The Johnson's with Knocking On Heavens Door.
This is Jim James with Baby Don't Go.
Time to kick this MOFO up a notch with Philthy and Take A Ride.
Finally from Tower Of Power, from their new release Step Up, this is Any Excuse Will Do There we have it. Our maiden voyage on Friday Music Group's webpage. Let your friends know. Simply go to: and sign up!
Be safe & healthy,

March 27, 2020

Friday 335

Good Morning My Friends.
This will be the last Friday Music coming directly from me. As you know there is a web page where all Friday Music lives and is always there for your enjoyment, but starting next Friday that site will be where you will get your music fix. It will still be sent to you, just not directly from me, It will be cleaner and sleeker and should enhance your enjoyment to our little world of music. If for some reason you don't get it next week let me know so we can correct the oversight. The web site is and the new email address is Let your friend know, we have a page where they can sign up and be a part of our Fridays.
Soooooo, that said,
I hope you are all safe and healthy during these trying times. Hopefully a little music will sooth the soul and be a pleasant brief diversion.
We have moved to the surreal and nobody is okay with it, but I will try to supply a respite from this crisis and get our collective minds off all this sad assed bullshit for awhile! Gonna continue with music that fits the fix we're in and consider Friday Music The Pandemic Playlist until we strangle this invisible mofo and try and get back to some semblance of normalcy.
I have been letting my master playlist of music play so I have access to all genres as I drive to my medical work stops and when I hear something I think applies, I photo it off my car screen and put it in a playlist to be used later. Well, later is here and here are just a few choice cuts I deem worthy of whacking your ears! This weeks Pandemic Playlist.
First up from The Manhattan Transfer, this is Blue Champaign
From of Montreal Gronlandic.
How about James Brown live in Japan with Cold Sweat.
Lullaby by Loudon Wainwright III
Donald Fagan with Weather In My Head.
The very eclectic Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band with Lick My Decals Off Baby.
Lick My Decals Off, Baby - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Finally from Lou Reed, Take A Walk On The Wild Side.
What can I say, stay healthy and safe.

March 20, 2020

Friday 334

Good Morning My Friends:
Today we have a guest contributor to Friday Music, my daughter Honora. She was an early work casualty to the virus working in the music business as the Director of Media & The Box Office of The Town Ballroom in Buffalo. So she put out a Quarantine Party Playlist to help keep patrons and friends on the lighter side of this crisis and I have chosen a few of her cuts and we'll finish up with a few of mine. Quarantine Party Playlist image from The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY
First up, Bruce Springsteen with Dancing In The Dark
Phil Collins, live with In The Air Tonight.
Nirvana with Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Vance Joy with Riptide.
Finally from Honora, Cindi Lauper with Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Now a few from yours truly.
From Pink Martini Que Sera Sera,
Jimmy Durante with Smile.
Frank Sinatra with That's Life.
Finally, although I've stayed away from politics on this site, and will continue to do so. I'll let you choose who you'd like to think of or dedicate thia tune to. Trust me I know who I'm dedicating it to. This is Fuck You by Lily Allen
Stay healthy my friends

March 13, 2020

Friday 333

It's Friday, so let's do this!
First up is Mark Lettieri with Spark & Echo.
Need to shake your thing? I got that covered with U Get 2 Believe by Paulo Mendonca.
This is Aloe Blacc with Broke.
Have a little taste of Run N Fly with DEVON.
Leon Bridges about to grab your heart with River.
I wanta finish up with a group we listened to a few weeks back. Same song, but done from the concert stage of The Forum in Malborne. This is The Teskey Brothers with Hold Me.
Have a healthy grand Friday!

March 6, 2020

Friday 332

Top of The Mornin"!
Little old, little new today, but we start off with a sweet jazz piece by Coleman Hawkins along with Ben Webster, titled Rosita.
New to me and a cut I instantly was diggin' on. This is Young Gun Silver Fox with Better.
This is from around 1970. Delaney & Bonnie with The Love of My Man.
Here is a group I haven't laid down for a while. This is Ozomatli out of East LA with an interesting cut titled Super Bowl Sundae.
This popped up on my Spotify music the other day and I thought, damn good tune. So dropping back in time again, this is The Doobie Brothers with Livin' On The Fault Line.
We finish up with a win, win situation. This is Asleep At The Wheel with the Avett Brothers from New Routes, singing Hope you all enjoyed todays tunes and that you have a grand day.

February 28, 2020

Friday 331

Good Mornin' All! So this Sunday I will be going to the music venue that my daughter Honora works at to hear The Floozies. Turns out there are two opening acts. The thing is, I would go see any one of these groups as headliners, but The Floozies get that gig on this tour. The other two are Late Night Radio and SunSquabi. So we are gonna give each a slot today, give a little listen to some EDM and then several tunes from my brother Sean.
So lets jump in with one by the opening act this Sunday, Late Night Radio. This is Ain't Going Down Easy. FYI, I think they are sampling Litter Ester Phillips.
This is SunSquabi live at Red Rocks in Colorado with Deluxe.
And this is The Floozies with Sunroof Cadillac.
This is Fantastic Negrito recommended by Sean with working Poor.
Finally and also a tune from Sean, a group we both like, but this is the cut he sent me. This is Elbow with My Sad Captains.
As always, have a grand Friday

February 21, 2020

Friday 330

Happy Friday!
We spin one to start off today that is brand new to me. My daughter Mailli sent me this from Ithaca College and this artist is rather good.
This is Colin Stetson with Spindrift.
This sweet piece comes from lads known as The Teskey Brothers. It's titled Hold Me.
One forgets how good this woman sings, so here's a reminder. K D Land singing Leonard Cohen's
This will grab you by the heartstrings. A tribute to the late Dawn Sears by The Time Jumpers with I Miss You.
See how this fits. Chris Stapleton acustically with Whiskey
See how this grabs you. Chris Stapleton acoustically with Whiskey And You.
We close out with a great cover of The Weight by Playing For Change with a shitload of fine musicians!
Now go out there and have a grand Friday!

February 14, 2020

Friday 329

Good Morning All!
I hope you are all happy, healthy and ready for Friday Music. We are going to start off with a fine female voice and a fine cut by her. This is Amy Gerhartz featuring Tony Lucca singing her chart titled Crazy Foe Me.
This is an acoustical live cut of Glen Hansard's touching song Time Will Be The Healer.
Reheard this beauty a couple of weeks ago and knew I had to share it with you all. This is Charlie Mingus with Mood Indigo.
From the band with attitude, this is Standin' In Your Stuff by Dumpstaphunk.
From New York New York, this is Black Puma with Dirty Dirty .
And last but not least, a little something from electronic future funk band Sunsquabi out of Bolder Colorado with Detroit's GRIZ. This is Odyssey.
Hey! Have a kickass Friday!

February 7, 2020

Friday 328

It's Friday!
I was given a request to put into our musical stew and I'm always in with adding toons you guys like. This is Alice In Chains from Unplugged with No Excuses. Thanks brother Michael!
This popped up the other day on my Spotify account. Chris Botti with Steven Tyler way out of his comfort zone with Smile.
I really like the diversity of this artist. His rendition of John The Revelator is my favorite rendition of that great song, but today we will hear him sing this haunting song titled Waltzing For Dreamers.
All the way back to 1950 with Louie Armstrong and Velma Middleton with That's My Desire.
Another oldie redone by Kenny Vance & The Planotones from Oceans of Time. This is Sentimental Reasons.
This is Jim James with Hide In Plain Sight.
We finish up today with a song that would be sweet late at night heading through Death Valley. This is Mo' Horizons with Yes Baby Yes.
Mercy me, we've had another tasty meal of music on Friday Music. Have a grand day

January 31, 2020

Friday 327

Good Mornin" All!
I am a happy old dude this morning. TOP dropped the first cut of a new album this week! This is the title toon from Step Up.
Love this artist and thought I knew all his charts, but this came up on Spotify the other day and I instantly wanted to share it with you of FMG From Philly, this is Mayer Hawthorn with Get Her Back.
This is a fun piece from PJ Morton on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert. I'm showing the opening piece, but it's all good.
This rather eclectic group keeps popping up and I thought I'd give you a taste of them from Tiny Desk Concerts This is Moonchild.
I haven't played this artist for a while and I'm a lover of him and his music. This is Tom Waits live in Dublin Ireland with Trampled Rose.
Finally from Playing For Change, we jump in on a kick ass rendition of All Along The Watchtower.
I wish you all a grand week ahead!

January 24, 2020

Friday 326

The orb whirled around seven more time and it's once again time for Friday Music. Got a couple of acoustic numbers to lay on you, then kick it up a notch, cool it down and then finish up with a blast for your ears!
Thais is a sweet piece by Allen Stone. His recordings sometimes leave me unmoved, but live, he's extraordinary. This is Give You Blue.
Still waiting for this young lady to drop her own album, but we can hear her with Clark Beckham cover John Mayer's Gravity. This is YEBBA.
Simply put, this is Marcus King with Dan Auerbach with Beautiful Stranger.
Big fan of this lady and her extradentary voice Liana Carroll killin' on Lou Reed's Perfect Day with a guest singer. Guess who?
This one has been kickin' around in my head of late, so lets get it out. Ella & Louie with Isn't This A Lovely Day.
We finish up today with The Mavericks live in Austin with All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.
Till next week, have a grand week!

January 17, 2020

Friday 325

Bon Jour!
Monday I took my middle daughter Oona to travel to her Oz, Paris France to study until May. No brainer for me to play her some tunes I know she'll like and hopefully so will you.
First up is The Paris Combo with Living-Room.
From 1939 the great Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli with a rare video of them playing Jattendrai Swing.
I am a huge fan of Sydney Bechet and this song accompanied by theses images of Paris is quite beautiful. This is Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
Can't imagine doing this set without this song. Edith Piaf singing La Vie En Rose.
This is SanServerino live with La Cigarette.
We finish with a favorite of both Oona and myself. French/Portuguese gypsies singing in Italian! The Gypsy Kings with Volare.
Have a great time in Paris sweetie and to all you Friday Music fans, have a grand day!

January 10, 2020

Friday 324

Happy 2020!
Let's get started on a new year of music together with a recommendation from one of your own, Mike Holm. Told me he's been digging on this artist and shared him with me. This is Michael Kiwanuka with Hero. Thanks for the new music Mike!
This is Nightmare On War with Typical featuring Jordan Rakei.
Jumping back in time for a little old school SOUL with Sam & Dave live in 67 with Soul Man.
Let's pan fry some live Brownout with Fairies Wear Boots.
Never a big fan of this artist except early in his career when he killed it with Jeff Beck. That said, this is a really nice live rendition of I Don't Want To Talk About It by Rod Stewart & Amy Belle.
Closin' up shop today with a fun live performance from London by Cory Wong and a fun version of Lunchtime. Sorry no video with this one, but it kicks ass on your ears and music sensibilities.
Well we're off on a new year of music and I wish you all a grand Friday.

January 3, 2020

Friday 323

Happy New Year Ya All!
Here comes the new Roaring Twenties! I got this idea a while ago to take a look back a 100 years to 1920 and see what were some of the hot tunes of that year and now here they are for your enjoyment.
First up is Mamie Smith with Crazy Blues.
Here's Paul Whiteman with Japanese Sandman.
Charles Harrison sings one you may know. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time.
Ted Lewis Jazz Band gives us When My Baby Smiles At me.
John Steel, you remember John, gives us Love Nest.
Edith Day warbles on Alice Blue Gown.
Finally from The Kentucky Serenades we have Rose of Washington Square.
Have a grand Friday and a prosperous 2020!

December 27, 2019

Friday 322

Top of the Mornin'!
Final Friday Music of the year. Final Friday Music of this decade! So let finish up our look back at some of my favorite cuts from 2019 that I trimmed up and put in the frying pan for you to eat up and enjoy.
I got turned on to this artist about a year ago and he instantly resonated with me. Here he is with Justin Timberlake tearing it up on Tennessee Whiskey.
Different voice, but the same level of talent as his dad. This is Lucas Nelson with Find Yourself.
Another artist relatively new in my ears is Mingo Fishtrap. This is Movin'
Another fav of mine is this artist. Workin' his home town sound of Philly, this is Mayer Hawthorne with Favorite Song.
This final cut is from a boy who performs under the name Bahamas and I don't know why, but I love his music. This is Bahamas with All The Time.
Alright! God willing we will all meet up next year! Happy New Year my musical friends!

December 20, 2019

Friday 321

Happy Friday!
We continue our look back at some prime cuts that really trip yours truly trigger, BUT because next Wednesday is Christmas I will thrown down with one festive song. This is am ear whack for you all From King & Country this is a rendition of The Little Drummer Boy that takes it to another level.
This is an artist I've liked from the first time he let loose and I bought in. Paolo Nutini backstage acoustically with Better Man.
A favorite song of mine done by Ray Lamontagne live on the BBC. This is Jolene.
This is the cut that sent me into becoming a fan of this band and having the opportunity recently to see them tear it up live. This is Turkuaz from jaminthevan with Chatte Lunatique.
Two for one here. I am a HUGE fan of both artists. I have stated that I think Jacob Coulier is a musical genius compositionally and vocally and Snarky Puppy never fails to please me with their diverse charts. From Family Dinner Volume Two, this is Don't You Know.
We close out today with the great Jon Cleary and The Absolute Gentlemen live in The Big Easy with Help Me Somebody.
Merry Christmas and have a grand Friday!