Show #361 - #380

November 20, 2020

Friday 369

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How are all my fellow music friends doing as we launch the mothership for show 369. Today’s show was done just after America’s national presidential election and we have a changing of the guard, and I thought I would start the day off with some songs that speak to (at least in some fashion) to the much-needed tender mercies we could all use now.
We begin with one of the most unlikely pairings of singers I could imagine, but the execution of this piece is stunningly beautiful. This is a live performance with Eric Clapton and Luciano Pavarotti.
This is Holy Mother.
The amazing Hezekial Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir with Grateful. Before Grateful was the great Sam Cook’s composition of A Change Is Gonna Come and Eric Clapton along with Luciano Pavarotti gave us their live beautiful rendition of Holy Mother.
Those beautiful moving pieces moves on to a new orbit of music for set number two. As members of Friday Music you have fellow members all over the globe and this morning I am sending out a song to one of our most dedicated listeners of Friday Music. She’s not only a listener and lover of Friday music but she and I have become wonderful personal friends and I learned from her that she has a music fantasy of seeing a certain artist at Madison Square Garden’s in New York City. She told me she doesn’t think she fits the demographics of this artist but she just loves him and in particular the song we are about to play for her is her personal favorite. So we are all sending this piece of music to Salt Lake City Utah to Sierra Madden and the artist she loves? Billy Joel. And song she loves? Vienne. Go ahead on Collin play it for Sierra.
Damn that girl can flat out bring it. That was Lake Street Dive with What Am I Doing. Before Lake Stree Dive was De-Phazz featuring Pat Appleton on Spoiled. And Billy Joel started us out with Vienna for our friend Sierra Madden.
Impulse power will fly us into set number three which opens with a group with one of the better names I’ve ever heard. Rates right up there with Drowning Not Waving. This is Space Jesus and Honeycomb with Sycamore.
That my friends was Kail Baxley with Light That Nevet Dies. Before Kail was The Derek Trucks Band with This Sky. Before Derek was the fabulous Nat King Cole singing Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish’s beautiful Stardust. And we began with Sycamore by Space Jesus and Honeycomb.
Well we up against it for another Friday Music, time to lock it down and remind you, particularly in these perilous times, to be safe, be kind, and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We put the shrink wrap on show 369 with a cut from the Marcus King Band titled This Ol’ Cowboy.
So until we meet up down the line I am your curator and host Tim McCormack and our show is executively produced in San Jose, California by my nephew and friend Collin McCormack. Go ahead Collin pop the cork on our final song of the day and peace y’all!

November 13, 2020

Friday 368

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Well here we go again my music friends. Show 368. You may or may not know that I do our weekly shows in advance and this one you're listening to right now was prepared several days after our American Presidential election and we are very close to declaring victory for the presidency. And if it goes the way it appears it’s going by the time you listen to show 368 we will have a new president and it will be time for this country to come together, heal ourselves and find our way out of this dark forest of a pandemic.
And that’s as close to making a political statement for a weekly music show that I am likely to ever do. So let’s launch this mothership and put it into a musical orbit which of course is the reason why we are all here. First step today a young lady by the name of Heidi Newfield with a guest that there is more than a few of us who love. That would be the great Delbert McClinton on a song titled, The Blues Are My Business. Collin, let her rip!
Lord wasn’t that nice? Christian McBride with Earth, Wind and Fire’s 'I’ll Write A Song For You.' Before Christian was Gov’t Mule qith Sarah Surrender. And we dropped into the first orbit of the day with Heidi Newfields The Blues Is My Business with her special guest artist Delbert McClinton. Fine little set of music to start off our day, don’t you think? Good enough reason to move on to set number two. From the year 1977 the song I’ll bet a lot of us haven’t heard in quite some time. Mrs. Jackson Browne with, 'The Pretender.'
It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day that I saw this band live in concert and it was stunningly brilliant and that was still the time when things were normal. That was Turkuaz with Pickin’ Up live.
Before Turkuaz was Jim James with Why Can’t We Live Together. Before Jim was a fine Irish artist, Glenn Hansard with When Your Minds Made Up. And Jackson Browne lead off that set with The Pretender.
It always surprises me how quickly we arrive at set number three of every week‘s Friday Music. Perhaps because it’s so enjoyable to get here. So let us allow that enjoyment to continue and give a listen to an artist I’ve really been enjoying over the last year or so. For me, there’s an interesting complexity to the simplicity of her sound. This is MARO with her haunting composition title Still Feel It All.
Nice to go old school every once in a while. From the 1971 album Sky’s The Limit, The Temptations, with Just My Imagination. Holds up beautifully doesn’t it? Before the Temptations we gave a listen to Kalash with Mwaka Moon. Really rather like that cut. Before Kalash we heard Black Pumas with Colors. And we started that set off with MARO’s Still Feel It All.
Well here we are again, time to say our adios to ya'll until we put our ears together again next week. So remember until then, be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
I’m Tim McCormack your host and curator and on the other edge of the country is our highly capable executive producer, Collin McCormack doing that thing that he does so well. We cross our T’s and dot our I’s for this week show with a Mingo Fishtrap chart titled, Baby Money. So until next time my friends have yourselves a grand week. Peace y’all!
Go ahead on Collin kick the tires on this final cut...

November 6, 2020

Friday 367

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Well it’s Friday Music time again and we have stacks of wax to listen to, so let’s untether the mothership and drop her into a musical orbit that begins show 367.
Gonna start with a quiet groove today by Leifur James titled Mumma Don’t Tell. Engage Collin.
From their 2013 album, Second Opinion we heard Doctorfunk with Back In Black. Before the dock we heard Humble Pie from there 2006 release titled the Definitive Collection. We heard Black Coffee. And Leifur James launched is today with Mumma Don’t Tell.
We turn to our second set with a piece that makes my feel good. This is Nils Landgren Funk Unit. We gonna ride the title cut from this release which is 5000 Miles. All I can say is mercy.
From 1974 live, we heard Marvin Gaye’s beautiful Distant Lover. Before brother Marvin we heard Bastien Keb with Shoe Girl. Before Bastien we heard my boys from Germany, Moop Mama with Wildnis. What can I tell you, I like em. Before Moop Mama we kicked off with Nils Landgren’s find composition of 5000 Miles.
In the on deck circle about to move to the plate is set number three of show 367. It begins with a group I haven’t yet played for you. I think you’ll approve. This is Dirty Loops with Hit Me. So Collin, hit me.
Ahh yes, Kenny Vance and The Planotones with their take on For Your Precious Love. Before The Planotones we heard Michael Franks from his 2006 album titled Rendezvous In Rio, with Scatsville. And Dirty Loops began that set with Hit Me.
Well another Friday Music is now in the archives. Hope you enjoyed show 367. I’m Tim McCormack your host and archivist along with our executive producer Collin McCormack and as always we ask you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We finish today show with a hot take from Tim Akers And The Smoking Section titled Hello. Until the next time we all get our ears together I wish you a bodaciously fine week! Peace y’all!

October 30, 2020

Friday 366

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It may or may not be a rainy night in Georgia but it is a rainy day in Upstate New York and it has been raining critters for days, but that will not keep the mothership from launching into its musical orbit and bringing you show 366. We gonna engage the conn with the cool jazz movement from the West Coast and a live album from 1957 by Stan Kenton and his Orchestra including The Four Freshmen and June Christy. This is September Song.
Call My Name by Prince from his 2004 album Musicology and for my money the best album he ever laid down. Before Prince we heard Reduction by Ghost-Note. Before Ghost-Note we heard Cory Wong from his 2018 album The Optimist, we heard Jumbotron Hype Song. And Stan Kenton kicked the mothership away from its moorings with September Song.
This is an artist I love singing a truly beautiful song that never fails to move me. From Cuba, This is Ibrahim Feerer with Perfume De Gardenia.
From 2009, the album Strange Arrangement by Mayer Hawthorne we heard, Just Aint Gonna Work Out. Before Mayer we heard the soulful musings of Bonnie Bramblett from her albums title cut, I’m Still The Same. And Ibrahim Feerer sweetly let that set off with the beautiful Perfume De Gardenia.
We now turn to set number three of show 366 which is a vocal piece based on Samuel Barber’s beautiful adagio for strings. I chose this piece for todays show because of the deepening dark path we’re meandering down called COVID-19. It never wanders far from my thoughts that we, the human collective, have not been able to grieve collectively for the massive lose of so many souls.
This piece by Samuel Barber is in Memoriam to all those lost souls and those who love them. This is Voices8 with Agnus Dei. Go ahead Collin send it out to the universe.
Two legendary artists teaming up together on an album titled The Bosses. That was Big Joe Turner and Count Basie with Honeydipper. Before Honeydipper we heard The Talking Heads and David Byrne from 1980. That’s right 1980! That makes this iconic song 40 years old. Damn! We heard Once In A Lifetime.
And we started with Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei by Voices8, And I feel at peace for including it today.
Well my friends, it’s time to bring the mothership back to port and wrap up show 366.
And although we all grow weary of the extraordinary precautions we must all take in these trouble times to keep ourselves and others out of harms way, please remember to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We wrap up show 366 with Marcus Miller and Trombone Shorty and their chart titled, 7-T. Until next time I wish you all wellness and have yourselves an outstanding week. Peace y’all! It’s all yours Collin.

October 23, 2020

Friday 365

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Well we back Jack. Show 365 of Friday Music coming to you simultaneously from the southern shores of Lake Ontario and San Jose, California as we get ready to untether the mothership with some prime cuts of music and launch this weeks show. Remember if you have a request let us know. Simply go to fridaymusicgroup.comenter the request and it will be sent to me directly and I will work it into our weekly show.
First up today for your listening pleasure is a live rendition of the song by a very interesting artist named Sylvan Esso. This is her composition titled, Coffee.
From 1965 the group Them featuring a very young artist who has had a massive career we heard Dont Look Back featuring Van Morrison on the vocals. Before the prolific Irish singer Van Morrison we heard Delbert McClinton with The Blues As Blues Can Get, from his 1992 album Never Been Rocked Enough. And Sylvan Esso led us off with her live rendition of Coffee. Nice sweet set to start us off, but now we’re gonna switch it up just a little bit. The only thing I can think to call what you’re about to listen to is Metal Funk. Don’t know how else to describe it. From the group Brownout, this is Sweet Leaf. Go ahead on Collin let it rip.
That was The Fabulous Thunderbirds with I Know I’m Losing You. Before the Thunderbirds was an interesting take on the classic chart Motherless Child sung by Avi Cohen from 1970. Before Avi we heard Come In From The Rain by Marc Broussard. When I first heard this cut knowing that it was Marc Broussard I still thought it there was a good chance that it was Stevie Wonder. Did you hear that too? I bet you did. And we launch set number two of show 365 with Brownouts, Sweet Leaf.
And now we’re staring set number three square in the face so without any further ado let’s get to it. First up is an artist who sounds like he’s right out of the early 1970s Motown mold, but he’s not. This is Ryan Shaw from his 2012 album and the title cut Karina.
2016 was the year, the artist Nathan East, featuring Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson on Earth, Wind, and Fire’s, Serpentine Fire. Before Nathan was the fabulous Solomon Burke with Don’t Give Up On Me. Brother Burke was preceded by G. Love And Special Sauce with Can’t Go Back To Jersey and Ryan Shaw led us off with Karina.
Well partners, time to hang up our musical spurs and park the mothership until we can all meet up here again next week. Until then, remember be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We go out today with a group from New Orleans Louisiana known as The Youngblood Brass Band with their rendition of Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly. So until next week as your host and curator of Friday Music, along with our talented executive producer Collin McCormack in San Jose, California, we wish each and everyone of you a great week. Peace y’all!
Go ahead on Collin don’t leave the folks waitin’

October 16, 2020

Friday 364

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Heidi Heidi ho Friday Music listeners. Time to strap into your seat on the mothership as we launch show 364.
Got some tasty tunes for you today and in the words of James Brown, “don’t start none won’t be none.“
So let’s get started. First up is a sweet composition from the boys out of Denison Texas, from their latest album Immigration, this is Snarky Puppy’s Coven.
Swing away Collin.
From the 1987 album Voices from The Crusaders we heard Soul Shadows Featuring Bill Weathers on vocals.
Before the Crusaders We heard the a cappella group, The Real Group with their cover of The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever and we launch the mothership with Snarky Puppy’s Coven.
Kicking off set number two is St. Vincent from her 2017 album Massuduction this is Los Angeles.

From 1970 and their very first album we heard the Manhattan Transfer’s That Cat Is High.
Before the transfer we heard Dennis Coffey’s Moon Star.
That’s coffee like the drink but spell different.
From her album Medusa was the fabulous Annie Lennox with Train In Vain (Stand By Me) and we kicked off with St. Vincent’s Los Angeles.
The musical roulette wheel has spun us into set number three of this weeks show of Friday Music.
From his 2007 Lady’s Bridge album this is Richard Hawley’s Serious.

That was the Grayboy Allstars from What Happened To Television we heard their cover of How Glad I Am.
From Tajmo we heard the legendary Taj Mahal along with a singer whose voice I just love, Kebmo and we heard Don’t Leave Me Here and we popped the seal on that set with Richard Hawley’s Serious.

Time to dock and lock it down for the week but we sure are glad you joined us for show 364 of Friday Music.
I’m Tim McCormack your host and curator here in Upstate New York and the show is executively produced by Collin McCormack in San Jose, California.
Remember be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We send you off today to do whatever it is you’re gonna do with a cut from 2017’s Live From The Fox, Oakland.
This is the Tedeschi Trucks Band with I Pity The Fool.

So until we hook up again a week from now I’m gonna let Collin do what he does so well and wish you an excellent and safe week.
Peace y’all!

October 9, 2020

Friday 363

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That’s right my music mavens, it’s Friday Music time once again. We here in the northeast have taken our first steps into the most magical time of year. The hills & valleys in upstate New York are ablaze with color as we are knee deep in Autumns' yearly explosion of color and along with that autumnal beauty I have some choice select cuts for your edification to begin show 363 of Friday Music! Time to launch the musical mothership and get this party started.
I am stoked to start today's show off with this cut. It’s from a live concert from the Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center, Jazz Ensemble, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. On another cut from this concert Eric speaks to how excited and humbly frighten he is to be sitting in, but the boy absolutely holds his own with these magnificent musicians. This is Joe Turner’s Blues. Come on Now Collin smother our listeners with this sweetness,
X Ray Ted with Mirror Ballin’.
Before X Ray Ted, from 1971 was The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions with a couple of pretty ok players helping him out on Little Red Rooster. The second appearance of Eric Clapton along with Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Hubert Sumlin.
And Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble along with Eric Clapton kicked us off and put us into orbit with Joe Turner Blues.
There is an absolute boatload of fans waiting for this artist to finally release some more music and yet we wait anticipating her amazing voice. Well I was able to find her voice on a Robert Glasper cut so I’m gonna share that with you right now. This is Robert Glasper along with the fine vocal stylings of Yebba, on Fuck Yo Feelings.
From 1992 that was Bella Fleck and the Flecktones with Sex In A Pan. Before Bella, we gave a listen to Daniel Radcliffe and the Night Sweats on Say It Louder. Before Daniel was brand spanking new music fresh out of the box by the group Lettus with a cut entitled Ziggowatt. And Robert Glasper and Yebba kicked off that set with Fuck Yo Feelings.
And bingo bango bango bongo we are at set number three of show 363. Now, I’ve been a fan of this man voice for years and it’s nice to know he still around throwing down musically from his 2014 album entitled Hoodoo, this is Tony Joe White with Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now.
The year was 2002, the artist was Chuck Prophet and the cut Summertime Thing. Before Chuck we heard an album that goes back to the early 70's by Lonnie Mack and his chart Bicycle Anne. And Tony Joe White was in the lead off Spot with Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now.
Well it’s time to park the mothership and take a musical siesta until we meet up here again next week. I’m Tim McCormack your host and curator and as always brilliantly produced by Collin McCormack in San Jose, California. So remember, be safe, be kind and let all your Fridays be filled with music. We close out this weeks' show with a little thing titled Pockets Malone by The Floozies. Until next time, I hope we put a little bounce in your boogie and we hope you have a brilliant week! Peace y’all! All right Collin drop a dime on em,

October 2, 2020

Friday 362

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Well hot Diggity damn, here we all are again for Friday Music. The mothership is rigged for launch and it’s time for us to give a listen to the latest edition of Friday Music. This is show 362 and always remember if there’s something else you want to hear go to the website which is fridaymusicgroup.com and low and behold a bountiful of musical morsels awaits you.
That said let’s take the mothership out of dry dock and get ourselves up to speed and give a listen to set number 1 of this weeks show. From the 2005 album, Some More Horizons, this is Mo’ Horizons with Ai mi moreno.
2015 is the date on that disc by The Marcus King Band from their album Soul Insight with Dyin’. Before brother Marcus we heard the The collaboration of Grayboy & Jeremy Ellis on their chart Color In Between The Lines. And Mo’ Horizons launched us with Ai mi moreno. And that moves us to set number 2 of this weeks show. From 1974. From Roy Buchanan’s In The Beginning let us glide on into his soft & soulfully sweet cut Wayfaring Pilgrim.
A magnificent man and artist sadly gone far too soon. Charles Bradley’s mournful voice on Let Love Stand A Chance. Before Charles was The Neville Brothers from their fine disc Yellow Moon, we heard Voodoo. Before the Brothers was a sweet cut sung even sweeter by Madeleine Peyroux on River Of Tears. And that orbit was begun by Roy Buchanan on Wayfaring Pilgrim.
Well here we are already cruising on into set number 3. And we’re goin’ back to 1992 for this one. From The Barenaked Ladies album Gordon, this is Brian Wilson. That was PJ Harvey from the album Is This Desire with The Wind. Before PK we heard The Staunton Lick by Lemon Jelly. Yep Lemon Jelly. And we begin that orbit of a three song set with the Barenaked Ladies, Brian Wilson. So that’s it, there is no more, time to close up shop and re-dock the mothership and remind you that todays show was executively produced by Collin McCormack in San Jose California and I’m your host and curator Tim McCormack on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. We remind you, as we remind you every week to be safe, be kind, and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We finish up today with a cut from an album titled The Godfather laid down by the hugely talented in both stature and style, playing his Hammond B3 organ and finishing up today show is Joey DeFrancisco with a cut titled Whack Em.
So until we meet up again next week have yourselves a positive and productive week. Peace y’all! Lay it on down Collin!

September 25, 2020

Friday 361

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All right, all right, all right. The swinging of the sun has again brought us around to the right time and right day for show 361 of Friday music. How are y’all doing? I hope your personal reality is filled with some sort of happiness and comfort as we navigate our way through the waters of A global pandemic. I just hope bringing you music once a week lightens the load and gives us all a short respite from a jacked up time. We’re gonna launch the mothership today with a group that I truly do like and a song in particular that just always makes me feel good when I hear it. From the 2014 album, They Want My Soul, this is Spoon with Inside Out. What do you think Collin? Time to cut loose the bow and stern lines on the mothership and launch set number one. Go ahead on.
Hardest working man in show business, James Brown. From the year 1974, from the album Hell, we heard Coldblooded. Before brother Brown we heard the New York Voices rendition of Billy Fain’s 1938 composition of I’ll Be Seeing You and the mothership left port opening up with Spoon’s Inside Out. The album is Shake The Spirit, the artist is Elle King and the cut is Good Thing Gone.
From the album Rich Man We heard Doyle Bramhall II with Mama Can’t Help You. Smoove Joined in with Brenda Boykin on her chart of Hard Swingin’ Travelin’ Man. From 1966 Irma Thomas from Take A Look we heard Anyone Who Knows Love Will Understand. And we began that set with Elle King,’s Good Thing Gone. Well here we are once again at set number 3 of show 361 of Friday Music. So why dillydally. Let’s give it a listen to a group I haven’t played in a while. Bon Iver from their 2016 album 22 A Million. this is 8 (circle).
From 2000 the title cut of Donna the Buffalo’s album, Positive Friction. Before Dianna we heard a group which is one of the last groups I’ve seen live as the opening act to Turkuaz and what me and my friends quickly realized is that this is not an opening group for anyone and then the pandemic hit and well they aint opening for anybody are they? That was Wild Adriatic with Same As It Ever Was. And leading off was Bon Iver with 8 (circle). I don’t know where the big hand is, and I don’t know if the little hand is wherever you’re listening to Friday music but I do know its Time to go. So as always, be safe, be kind, and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We cross our T’s and dot our I’s today with a live performance from a concert in Austin Texas performed by the group the Mavericks, with Raul Malo on lead vocals And Flaco Jimenez on the squeezebox. This is All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down. So until next time I hope you have a safe and secure week. Peace y’all! Hit it Collin!