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Show #381 - #400

June 25, 2021

Friday 400


Well, well, well, we did it, we made it to show 400.
Not even a life altering pandemic kept Collin and I from bringing you choice cuts of music every Friday.
A mutual love of music and each other has deepened and continues to blossom.
We continues to serve up music every week because we love doing it, and we know you love getting it and it really was the main staple of keeping me positive and forward looking over the last year.
Thank you for loaning us your ears every week and for being the main ingredient of Friday Music.
And to celebrate this milestone, I'm turning this weeks show over to our executive producer Collin McCormack, to give us all his musical take on this momentous occasion.
And with that said, I turn the Mothership over to you, Collin.
Sail on, Sailor, you have the helm.

Thank you, Captain. Boy, what a milestone.
Alright, let’s do a little reminiscing,

20 or so years ago I was on a road trip with my Father Sean and my Unkl Tim. We had a discman with a cassette tape adapter playing music through the car speakers, and the 2 of them were playing DJ.
Even though it was my discman, they only let me play one song that entire trip.

Well, today is a special day because as far as I can calculate this is show number 400.
I don't know about you but there are few things in my life I have been a part of 400 times.
And to take something that started out with just us McCormack boys well, that seems special to me.
Once again I thank you for indulging me today, and I mean that sincerely...

The Spinners, It's a shame. I've loved that song since I was a little kid, and I only recently found out it was written by Stevie Wonder.
If you catch yourself wondering, “Who is that?” all you have to do is head over to FridayMusicGroup.com and we’ve got you covered.
Now, it is officially summer here in the Northern Hemisphere.
The sun is out, I’ve dusted off my flip-flops and after the year we’ve all had, it's time to indulge ourselves.
So, let's put a little gin in our powerade and get back out there,

I don't remember where we were going on that trip, but I do remember that they commented on how much I like that “back-beat”.
And it's true, I do, 4/4 time is the pulse of life, and you can find it everywhere, not just in pop or hip-hop music.
But you know what, if you don't like my music, well you can just head on over to FridayMusicGroup.com and submit your own playlist.
Go on, do it, you won't do it...

Well there you have it, 400 documented shows, here on the internet for you and your enjoyment.
We are now officially part of archive.org and if you like internet history, that's an achievement.
Tim and I are always working to improve things here at Friday Music and we love doing it for you.
So tell your friends, let us know what's working and what's not, there's a lot to do and we love being a part of your Fridays.
Now, there are many more milestones ahead for us to reach, so until next time, please be safe, be kind, and no matter where you are, may your Fridays be filled with music.
Welp, my buddy Roscoe left me a message about a get together he's having, so what do you say we dock the ship and ease on into the party life,

The Moonglows - Sincerely
Kelly Finnigan - Since I don't have you anymore
Betty Harris - Mean Man
The Spinners - It's a shame
Herbie Mann - Summertime
LanaDelRay - Doin Time
Dreamin’ G Love & Special Sauce
Emanon - Love Sick (Blind Love)
Mac Miller - Dang! feat. Anderson Paak
Bakar - Hell N Back
Planet Giza - Funky Kompa
Saint Motel - My Type
Magic City Hippies - Fanfare
Del Rio - NY LA
The Knocks - Classic feat Powers and Fetty Wap
Little Beaver - Get Into The Party Life

June 18, 2021

Friday 399


How y’all doin?
We are on the precipice of leaving shows that begin with the number 3.
This is show 399 of Friday Music.
Next week show 400 and we look forward to the mothership entering a new numeral orbit.
Collin and I love knowing that you are out there each and every week listening to Friday Music.
And we look forward to continuing our sojourn together, so let’s get to it today!
The first cut in set number one is a song I’ve been wanting to include for quite some time now and I finally figured it into what I consider a rather pleasant set.
This is Willie Nelson with his daughter Paula Nelson singing Have You Ever Seen The Rain. Collin, make it rain.

From 1981 and the album Branch To Branch that was Leon Redbone with Seduced.
Before Leon we heard one of America’s treasured singer songwriters, Guy Clark, with Out In The Parking Lot.
Before Guy was Ray Price from 1961 singing a Willie Nelson song titled Night Life.
And we began with Willie and his daughter on Have You Ever Seen The Rain written by John Fogerty.
That takes us to our second orbit of show 399 and we launch it with a golden oldie by The Five Keys. This is Close Your Eyes.

Lovely Day written by Bill Withers and beautiful sung by Jose James and Lalah Hathaway.
Before Lovely Day The Nylons with Lovers Never Say Goodbye.
Before the boys from Toronto we gave a listen to Ryan Shaw with his composition, You Don’t Know Nothing About Love.
Before Ryan was another Bill Withers composition sung by Little Esther Phillips.
We hear Use Me. And The Five Keys led off with Close Your Eyes. We turn to set three with a live piece by the great Jay McShann. This is Smooth Sailing.

From the Midnight Ramble Sessions we heard Levon Helm’s 2014 live recording of The Same Thing.
Before Levon was Ray Bonneville with Blond of Mine and Jay McShann let off set three with Smooth Sailing.
And that’s our last show in the 300s.
Some things are not gonna change.
For instance, I’m Tim McCormack your host of Friday Music and we are executively produced by my nephew Collin McCormack and as always we want you to be safe, be kind, and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We finish up today with our final cut going back to the year 2014 with a live recording in Chi Town on the banks of Lake Michigan by Jason Mraz.
The cut is, Butterfly. So until we turn that page next week to show 400 have yourselves a bodacious Friday and Peace y’all! Go ahead Collin let it fly!

June 11, 2021

Friday 398


Good morning my friends and welcome to show 398 of Friday Music where we will do our level best to serve up some choice cuts of musical meat for you.
Mothership is dusted it off Collin’s at the conn and it’s time for us to slip on into orbit number one of this weeks tasty servings of music.
We start by going back to Newport New York in the year 1973 to hear a live version of Little Red Rooster sung by Big Mama Thornton. Come on Collin, roll on one.

Bamboleo by the Gipsy Kings.
Before the Gipsy Kings we heard C Tangana and friends from the NPR Tiny Desk concert with Me Maten.
Before C was Kojato with the Afro Latin Cougaritas. With Like A Gypsy.
And Big Mama Thornton starting us off today with Little Red Rooster.
Set number two begins with a piece I’ve really wanted to share with Y’all, by Kamasi Washington.
So sit back, kick back and give a listen to Kamasi’s take on Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune.

Trombone Shorty with his take on, Here Come The Girls.
Before Trombone Shorty was Blacknuss and Prince Prime with the funky Bull’s Eye.
And Kamasi Washington let off set 2 with Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune.
The mothership now Orbits on into set number three with a little road trip down to New Orleans.
This is Orgone with Kelly Finnigan with Goodbye NOLA. Come on, Colin, roll those musical bones.

From 1989, Joe Liggins and The Honeydippers with Goin’ Back To New Orleans.
Before Joe we heard Jr. Walker And The All Stars with Way Back Home.
Before Jr we were rightly entertained by Delbert McClinton live on the chart, Going Back To Louisiana and Orgone let off with Goodbye NOLA.
And just like that my friends we done.
Another week of Friday Music in the books as we quickly close in on show 400. 400. Imagine that.
But until then, please remember to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music!
We cross the T‘s and dot the I’s of this weeks music by rollin’ on into Texas and giving a listen to Ray Benson and the fine Texas swing band Asleep At The Wheel with Choo Choo Ch,boogie.
So until next time, I’m Tim McCormack your host of Friday Music and we are superbly produced in California by Collin McCormack.
So, until next time, have yourselves a bodacious Friday and peace y’all!
Collin, As they say in the Big Easy, laissez le bon temps rouler.
Or, Let the good times roll!

June 4, 2021

Friday 397


Cheers my friends and welcome back to Friday Music.
Let me start by saying that today’s show should have been last weeks show, but times has a way of slipping by quietly and quickly.
But better late than never.
Today we celebrate the 80th year on this planet by one of the most prolific artists the music gods ever put in our paths.
A man unmatched in artistic accomplishments who’s artistry’s length, breath and debth, along with unmatched creative longevity stagers the imagination.
I speak of Bobby Zimmerman out of Minnesota, better know as Bob Dylan.
And this is a celebration for his 80 years on the planet.
These will all be cover songs of his work and I must tell you that putting it together was quite taxing from the standpoint of not what to include but what I was willing to leave out.
But I think I hit that fine line of compositions that enhance what he wrote and also shows a diversity of interpretation of his writings.
So let begin with a quiet put serious piece.
This is Casey Waldon with her take on With God On Our Side.
Collin untether the mothership and push us from away from its musical moorings an into set number one.

Man Of Peace surprisingly sung by Gloria Gaynor and apperly aided by Mike Farris.
Before Man Of Pease we heard the power quartet of Jamie Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack on 'You’re Gonna Have To Serve Somebody' and to that o say yeah you will.
And Casey Waldon started us off with her rendition of With God On Our Side.
Set two begins with Chadwick Stokes along with State Radio and White Buffalo serve up a short but sweet live version of The Girl From The North County.

John Hammond with a raw rendition of Ballad Of A Thin Man.
Before John was a beautiful version of Just Like A Woman sung by Richie Havens and we began set two of show 397 with a live rendition of Girl From The North Country sung by Chadwick Stokes and friends.
Leroy Bell begins set number three with his take on the beautiful Make You Feel My Love. Collin, show us the love.

Rage Against The Machine with an interesting take on Maggie’s Farm.
Before the Machine was Joan Osborne with The Man In The Long Black Coat.
Liam Bailey along with Mahogany gave us Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You. And Leroy Bell started off set number three with, Make you Feel My Love.
So there it is, my little tribute to a musical star that has burnt brightly for over six decades serving up tasty tunes to several generations of grateful ears.
So as we move to our final chart of this weeks show Collin and I remind to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We will finish off today with a song that serves two purposes.
First a tribute to the recently gone Gregg Allman and one final tribute to Bob Dylan where the composition of this song seems to put a period on everything he’s ever wrote.

The composition is Going Going Gone and with that we’re gone and wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Go ahead Collin put a period on this show.

May 28, 2021

Friday 396


Good morning my friends and welcome back to the musical meat counter that is Friday Music.
Where choice cuts of music are always available to y’all.
The mothership is polished up and ready to set sail with some tasty tunes for show 396 and I say let’s get to it.
Gonna start off with a fine Hammond B3 player.
This is Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles from the 2020 release titled Something To Say and the groove is Switch.
Alright Colin, let’s see what the boys have to say.

Vintage Trouble slamming’ it with Blues Hand Me Down. Before Vintage Trouble was BJ The Chicago Kid with Turnin’ Me Up.
Before the Chicago Kid was Mamas Gun with This Is The Day and Cory Henry dropped us into orbit today with Switch.
Going to start set number two off with another Hammond B3 player.
From the year 1988 this is Stevie Winwood and his tail shakin’ cut, Roll With It. Alright Colin, roll on.

That was Michael Kiwanuka with Love & Hate.
A mash up of two great oldies, Stormy Monday Blues and Lonely Avenue was served up by Van Morrison from his 2017 album Roll With The Punches and Stevie Winwood started off set number two with Roll With It.
From Floating In The Darkness, Thomas Oliver leads off set number three with Tenderly.

Aaron Frazer, Done Lyin’.
Before Aaron was Leif Vollebekk with Elegy.
Before Leif was the sweet groove by The Brand New Heavies titled Brother Sister.
And Thomas Oliver kicked off set three with Tenderly. And as tenderly as I can say it, we done.
Time to redock the mothership and get ready for show 397.

I’m your host for Friday Music, Tim McCormack and as y’all know the man with the delicate hands and the sensitive ears who executively produces our weekly shows in California is my nephew Collin McCormack.
As always we remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We’re gonna finish off with a little bit of old school from the Funk Brothers of Motown Records out of Detroit with a little smash hit composition by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White for The Temptations titled, oh hell you’ll know the title.
So until next time my friends, have yourselves a bodacious Friday and peace y’all!

All right Collin let the folks hear that highly recognizable iconic lead in guitar riff by Ron White to our final choice cut of the day .

May 21, 2021

Friday 395


Good morning my friends and welcome to Friday Music show 395.
And what a special show it is.
Our fine, funky executive producer laid it on me the other day that under our current format that you receive your weekly dose of prime cuts of music is celebrating it’s one year anniversary.
That means during the frightening front edge of the pandemic with so much uncertainty and fear we chose to reinvent Friday Music for your edification and continue to try to make one tiny part of your week a safe haven to feel some form of normalcy.
Yes, a little bit of music salve for all of our souls and we all have my incredible nephew Collin McCormack to thank for this.
The time he and I have spent together improving our weekly show has been the safe haven for both of us.
A place of joyous rejuvenation.
And I can assure you it’s one of the main reasons I did not lose my shit during this deadly pandemic.
So happy anniversary to all of us and thank you Collin.
Now what say we get to why we are all here. Music.
Time to launch the first set of show 395 and put the mothership into orbit filled with stacks of wax for your enjoyment.
Up first us today to celebrate this momentous occasion is Jacob Collier and a little ditty he titled Outro.
Collin what say you do what you’ve done so well every week for the last year.
Drop that stylus and send us into orbit.

From 2007 and the album, Hot Damn, that was the Haggis Horns with Huffalump.
Before Huffalump was new music from Bruno Mars Apperly aided by Anderson Paak with Leave The Door Open.
Before Bruno a rare instrumental chart from the power horn band Tower of Power we heard South Of The Boulevard.
And Jacob Collier lead off set number one with Outro. We begins set number two with a sweet single from 2017.
The artist is TEEKS and the cut If Only.

I’ll bet there are more than a few of our fellow listeners that only know this artist as the voice of Chef on South Park, but lots of us know him as the soulful singer Isaac Hayes. From the album Black Moses that was Never Gonna Give You Up. Before Brother Hayes was Moses Sumney with Make Out On My Car. And TEEKS launches set two with If Only. Set three sets sail with guitarist Cory Wong and the Potash Twins on Roll Over. Go ahead on Collin, roll it.

Losers by The Weeknd and Labrinth.
Before Losers we heard Break Science and their chart Brain Reaction.
Fink before Break Science from his album Sunday Night Blues Club we heard Keep Myself Alone Now. And Cory Wong let off set three with Roll Over.

And that’s our show for this week my musical friends.
As we finally come out of the darkness of this pandemic into the sunlight of a new normal we will continue to remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
This weeks show closes out with a cut from the jam band Too Many Zooz and their form of funk titled Warriors.
So until next time around I’m Tim McCormack your a host for Friday Music and our main man Collin McCormack putting it all together for us every week out in California, we wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Collin, if you would.

May 14, 2021

Friday 394


Good morning, good afternoon, good evening.
No matter what time of day you have chosen to plug-in, it’s Friday Music time again!
The mothership is polished up with tunes a plenty and we ready to drop into set number one of show 394.
We set sail today with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. From Strong Like You, this is (I Know) I’m Losing You.
Collin let’s put this mothership into gear and pop the shrink wrap off this puppy.

From his 2020 album, Have You Lost Your Mind, that was Fantastic Negrito with Chocolate Samurai.
Mayer Hawthorne before that with M.O. Before Mayer was JD McPherson with Steal Away and The Fabulous Thunderbirds launched today’s tasty tunes with (I Know) I’m Losing You.
Well that was a rather nice ride. Let’s see where we ride to in set number two.
It begins with Cage The Elephant from Unpeeled and the cut? Whole Wide World.

The Hardest working man in show business, James Brown and his tail shaken cut, I Feel Good.
Before brother Brown we heard from GRiZ out of Detroit City, featuring Mike Avery on The Anthem.
Before GRiZ was Grandmagneto Layin’ down Let’s Dance and Cage The Elephant started off set number two with Whole Wide World.
Set number three takes us back to the year 2007 from the album We Were Dead Before The Boat Sank.
This is Modest Mouse with Little Motel.

From 2011 and the album El Camino that was the Black Keys and Lonely Boy.
Before the Keys was Soul Coughing and Super Bon Bon. Before Soul Coughing was The Kaiser Chiefs and their tune Everyday I Love You Less. And Modest Mouse began set three with Little Motel.
And that is that for show 394.
From the western part of New York State I’m Tim McCormack your host of Friday Music and in the north country of California we are executive by produced Collin McCormack and as always we ask you be safe be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
We finish up today to going back to 1968 and the roots of a group known by most folks as Chicago but when they first appeared on the music scene they were the Chicago Transit Authority and I thought I’d take you back so you could see how deep the roots of that musical tree grew and give a listen to the song Beginnings.
So until next time my friends Collin and I wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Go ahead Collin let it begin.

May 7, 2021

Friday 393


Our first show of the beautiful month of May for Friday Music where the days are longer, the nights gentler and our hearts fill with hope and renewal.
The mothership is shined up waiting for you to climb aboard to lend your ears to show 393. We begin today on the mellow side.
I hope you luxuriate in it and it suits your sensibilities. Set one begins with Nathaniel Rateliff and his 2020 single, Redemption.
Come on Collin, baptize us all in sweet redemption.

Alison Krauss, from the Steven Tyler 2018 album, Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound, that was Come And Go Blues.
Before Alison was a short but sweet accustom ditty by the very versatile artist Daniel Lanois and we heard Desert Rose.
Before Daniel was Marc Broussard covering Aretha Franklin‘s hit, Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.
And we dropped into our first musical orbit with Nathaniel Rateliff with Redemption.
Now that we’re all comfy cozy and hopefully in a Mellow place, I’m going to continue on the soft side and play for you a favorite of mine from an album that would make it into my top 10 list of albums and it’s simply titled John Coltrane Johnny Hartman.
his is My One And Only You. Indeed.

From A New World Record, produced back in 1976, that was the Electric Light Orchestra with Telephone Line.
Before ELO we heard two pieces from Van Morrison.
The first piece was from a stunningly beautiful album titled Hymns To The Silence and Van Morrison reciting Hyndford Street and then Van singing Into The Mystic.
Before Brother Morrison was Tab Benoit with Nothing Takes The Place Of You.
And John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman started us off with their beautiful rendition of My One And Only You.
Where to now? Well set number three begins with a chart by the father of the Cool Jazz sound. Live from 1986 at Redlands University, this is Stan Kenton with Here’s That Rainy Day.

From a 2018 single release by James Arthur, that way You Deserve Better.
Before James we heard from out of the Rust Belt of music and the city of Detroit Bob Seger with Like A Rock.
And Stan Kenton got set three of show 393 started beautifully with Here’s That Rainy Day.
Time to take a big sigh and say goodbye until next time.
I’m your host for Friday Music, Tim McCormack camped out in New York and our executive producer Collin McCormack is hunkered down in Northern California and as always we implore you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music!
We go out today listening to The Red Hot Chilli Peppers featuring Tom Walker on vocals of a cut titled Leave A Light On.
So until next time my friends, Collin and I wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Go ahead Collin, take us home.

April 30, 2021

Friday 392


Well, well, well, here we all are again.
Time for Friday Music and show 392.
Time to shove off and let the mothership set sail on today’s musical journey.
So let’s journey back to 1971 and an excellent intricate cover by Ms. Roberta Flack from her album Quiet Storm and her brilliant take on To Love Somebody.
Collin let’s show our friends a little love.

My, my, my. Thats was Bruce Springsteen from his 1973 album Tracks and we heard the studio outtake of The Fever.
Before the Boss was a 2018 single from Los Lobos titled The Fear and Roberta Flack launched this week show with To Love Somebody.
We now slip slid into set number two with a tasty little tune by Olu Dara titled Rain Shower.

The year was 1969, the artist was John Mayall and the cut, So Hard To Share.
Before John, Brian Auger with his excellent cover of Inner City Blues.
And Olu Dara got set number two started with Rain Shower.
We havin’ fun yet?
I surely do hope so because up now to smooth out your musical wrinkles is an absolutely beautiful cut from two legendary jazz artists.
Houston Person on sax and Ron Carter on bass with their amazing cover of My One And Only You.
Come on Collin let’s apply that musical iron.

From the 2000 release by Morphine we heard Top Floor Bottom Buzzer.
Before Morphine we lent our ears to The Jojo Effect featuring Anne Schnell with Scarlett.
And Huston Person And Rod Carter let fly with My One And Only you.

And there you have show 392. v Time to redock the mothership for another week.
I am your host of Friday Music, Tim McCormack and we are brilliantly produced by Collin McCormack and as always, always, always we remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. v We button up today’s show by funkafize your soul with some soul that goes back to the year 1967 with the great Otis Redding ably aided by Carla Thomas and cut is, Tramp. v So until next time round the musical block, Collin and I wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Come on Collin, let it fly.

April 23, 2021

Friday 391


Well it’s Friday Music time again. Time to untether and push the mothership away from its musical mooring and get this party started.
Our first orbit of show 391 launches with Nigel Hall’s 2015 album Ladies & Gentlemen and the chart is Lay Away.
Collin, push us away so we can lay it away.

Electro Deluxe, live with O.K. Before Electro Deluxe was Ghost-Note with, and don’t get this wrong. Funk You Motherfunka. Phew. Before Motherfunka was Sheewiff from their 2017 album Sheewiff In Wonderland with Pig & Pepper. And we launched today with Nigel Hall’s Lay Away. Time to lock down set #2 which blasts off with David Bowie’s German release of his iconic song Heroes which in German is Heldon. Dance Collin.

Durant Jones And The Indications covering Brother Bowie’s Young Americans.
Before Durant was The Bamboos with I Don’t Wanna Stop and we began set two with David Bowie covering his own chart of Heroes in German titled Heldon.
We turn to our final set of this week’s Friday Music with a cut from my favorite album of the too soon gone Prince. From Musicology, this is Dear Mr. Man.

That my friends was Bosley with Neon Magazine. Before Bosley was Fat Night with their rather eclectic sound from their 2020 album Live For Each Other and we heard Question.
And Prince cruised us on into set number three with Dear Mr. Man from Musicology.
And that as they say is that. There ain’t no more, except to remind you that Friday Music is brought to you by the McCormack Boys.
I’m Tim McCormack your host chillin’ on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and our executive producer Collin McCormack is holed up north of the San Francisco Bay,
and as always we remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
So until next time my friends we put a period on this weeks Friday Music with a cut from Col. Bruce Hampton titled Pharaoh’s Kitchen.
And have yourselves a bodacious Friday! Peace y’all! Collin, send our friends away happy,

April 16, 2021

Friday 390


Good morning my friends, it’s Friday Music time again. Mothership is fueled up with premium musical octane and we are ready to launch.
We begin today with a pretty little thing that feels like colorful butterflies landing on your arms and fluttering.
This is The Penguin Cafe Orchestra with Air A Dancer. Go ahead on Collin, you know what to do.

From his 2005 album Cost Of Living, that was brother Delbert McClinton with I’ll Change My Style. Please don’t Delbert, many of us love your style.
Before Delbert we heard Elvis Presley from 1953 from his album A Boy From Tupelo.
hat was Tomorrow Night. Before Elvis Fleetwood Mac from Rumors and the cut was The Chain.
And The Penguin Cafe Orchestra Launched us into orbit with Air A Dancer. See that didn’t hurt a bit.

Set number two takes us back to 1952 when Eisenhower first got elected and artists like Les Paul and Mary Ford were young and still had that new person smell.
In fact this is Les Paul and Mary Ford. From their album from the Fall of 52, titled Bye Bye Blues, this is Smoke Rings.

Low Down Man. The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Before the Zippers was Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band from 1967 with I’m Glad.
Before the captain we heard Ural Thomas And The Pain from 2018 with Smoldering Fire.
And Les Paul & Mary Ford started of set #2 with Smoke Rings.

Well it’s time to Cruise on into set number three of show 390 and back to a seventeen year old Booker T and The MG’s from 1968 and his chart of Let’s Go Get Stoned. Come on Collin let’s burn one.

That was El Raton by the very talented Diego El Cigala. Before Diego was Al Kooper and Shuggie Otis with Lookin’ For A Home. Before Al and Shuggie was Little Richard with I Don’t Know What You Got.
And Booker T and The MGs launched us with Let’s Go Get Stoned.
Well time to dust off our charts and file them way until we gather together again next week.
Until then We remind you To be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
You finish up today by traveling back to the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956 with a Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Once when asked why he plays jazz Duke answered “I don’t play jazz, I try to play the soul of my people,” seems he got that right.
Our wrap it up cut today played live is Jeep Blues.
So until next week when we all climb back aboard the mothership and listen to some more memorable music, I’m your host Tim McCormack and we are as always, executive produced by the talented Collin McCormack and we wish you all to have a bodacious Friday! Peace y’all! One more time if you please Collin.

April 9, 2021

Friday 389


A happy spring day to all you listeners of Friday Music. This is show 389.
The mothership is locked and loaded with tunes a plenty.
Another show of tasty tunes for Y’all and we launch into orbit today with London’s Eastend sensation, Stormzy aided by the talented Yebba. This my friends is Don’t Forget To Breathe. Collin, breathe a little life into today’s show.

Fiona Apple from her 1996 album Tidal. We heard Criminal.
Before Fiona was Marc Cohn with a fine rendition of Walking In Memphis.
2Cellos before Marc with their cover of The Police’s Every Breathe You Take and Stormzy got us started with Don’t Forget To Breathe.
And that takes us to set #2 with a 1966 great old standard of Eddie Floyd done right finely by Seal this is Knock On Wood. All I can say is, Mercy!

It Ain’t Fair hooks up Aretha Franklin with Duane Almond from the 1974 album An Anthology Vol. 2.
Before that was Eddie Cleanhead Vincent with Cleanhead Blues.
Mingo Fishburn was before Eddie with Back It On Up.
And Seal got that set started with Knock On Wood. Well we cooling it now.v So let’s let Eric Lindell heat up set #3 a bit with his chart titled It’s My Pleasure.

Diamonds. From the talented married duo that calls themselves Johnnyswim.
FYI, the young woman of this dynamic duo is the beautiful daughter of Donna Summers.
Before Johnnyswim we heard Thomas Dolby from his 1988 album Aliens Ate My Buick with Hot Sauce.
Before Thomas we heard Nick Waterhouse from his album Times All Gone and the song was Say I Wanna Know.
And Eric Lindell launched set #3 of today’s show with It’s My Pleasure.

Damn, we be done. Another addition of Friday Music in the books.
Well that leaves me to remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Friday’s be filled with music.

I am your faithful host of Friday Music, Tim McCormack and as always our show is executively produced in the highly capable hands of Collin McCormack.
We finish up today with new music from an old and favorite funk band of mine.
Tower Of Power from their just released album, 50 Years of Funk & Soul, Live at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, the band’s hometown.
The cut, On The Soul Side of Town with their latest young lead singer, Marcus Scott.

So until next time my friends, have yourselves a bodacious Friday and peace y’all!
Collin, press the play button one more time.

April 2, 2021

Friday 388


April showers will bring May flowers and a Friday full of music. Welcome to April and show 388 of Friday Music showering down on you.
We promised you choice cuts of music and we have prime grade A cuts for you today. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. You’re here, I’m here, Collin is here and the mothership is ready to launch. So let April showers pour down on us with music. First up today, Paul McCartney and tiny little ditty titled Ram On. If you please Collin,
That my friends was TAUK and a cut titled Without Honor Or Humanity, live. Before TAUK we heard the lush tenor voice of the great Luciano Pavarotti singing Caruso. Before Luciano was Brandi Carlile live singing Creep. And Paul McCartney led off our first set with Ram On. A rather nice musical start to the month of April. Set Number two take us back of the year 1968 and an outstanding groove of a great standard. This is Blood Sweat & Tears with their rendition of God Bless The Child.
From the year 2000, Ryan Shaw giving us his Jackie Wilson vibe on I Do The Jerk. Before Ryan was Fat Night from the 2015 release titled Lazy Days. And the cut was On The Run. And Blood Sweat and Tears Cruise us on into set two with God Bless The Child.
Set three kicks us into a new orbit with a catchy little cut by Pink Martini titled Eugene.
Good gracious mama. That was the Pimps of Joytime with Jack Slackin’.
Before the Pimps was Smoove & Turrell throwin’ down on Slow Down. Before Smoove was Charley Crockett with Travelin’ Blues and Pink Martini served up a music cocktail titled Eugene.
Well it’s time to dock the mothership until this time next week. But remember to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with Music.
I’m your host for Friday Music, Tim McCormack coming to you from the city of lilacs and from the land of high tech and wine we are executively produced by Collin McCormack. Closing us out today are the nimble fingers of bassist Marcus Miller on his chart titled Detroit. So until next time my friends have yourself a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! If you would Collin, lock us down.

March 26, 2021

Friday 387


John Gardner the great writer who was from around these parts in his book Autumn Light referred to springtime as the “unlocking of the earth.“ Well my music friends we are unlocked. So poke your heads out, rub your eyes give a little stretch and feel springtime on your face. I love this time of year. So full of rebirth, renewal and hope. And for yours truly, soon the scent of his favorite flower, lilacs. So as we launch the mothership and set it into orbit I guess I’ve chosen a rather odd titled choice to begin show 387 on Friday Music after speaking of hope and renewal. But then life is full of contradictions isn’t it. So if Collin would so kindly dust off our first disc and drop the stylus we’ll give a listen to Harry Manx and the Sydney Lyric Quartet from the album Faith Life. This is Death Have Mercy.
From the movie soundtrack of Across the Universe we heard Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood on Dear Prudence. Before Dear Prudence a dear friend I dearly miss hearing and seeing.
Stef Murphy from his days with his group, The Mighty Stef. From the album The Sins Of Saints Catherine, we heard the cut God Knows Theres A Mountain To Climb. Before Stef from the album Blues With Friends we heard Dion. Yeah Dion singing Once In August with Rory Block and the great John Hammond on guitars. And we hit our orbital entry with Harry Manx on Death Have Mercy. And that leads us directly to set number 2.
We begin with The Lone Bellow on a rather nice cover of The Buffalo Springfield. This is For What It’s Worth.
The Teskey Brothers from Half Mile Harvest we heard Reason Why. The boys from Melbourne Australia do not disappoint. Before the brothers we heard Bahamas on the touching chart All I’ve Ever Known. No disappointment here either.
And Lone Bellow soured with For What It’s Worth.
Set 3 get a fine jolt from Lyle Lovett on a live choice cut with his Large Band and most Ably assisted vocally by Francine Reed. This is What Do You Do.
From his album Dino-Mite, from New Orleans Jon Cleary with 21 Century Gypsy Singing Lover Man. Before Jon was Ray Bonneville on Cool Cool Rain. And we kicked off with Lyle Lovett live on What Do You Do.
And there you have it my friends, our first show of springtime 2021. Remember, continue to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We close out todays offering with a song who’s title belies the Happy groove that it is. This is The Mavericks with Raul Malo on vocals singing All You Do Is Bring Me Down. So until next time where I promise not to bring you down, I’m Tim McCormack your host of Friday Music and of course as always the show is beautifully executively produced by Collin McCormack. So until next we meet, have yourselfs a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Collin, do your electronic magic.

March 19, 2021

Friday 386


Well here we are together again, to unmoor the mothership and send her into her weekly musical orbit. You can also smell and feel springtime in the air. And something else that we’ve had precious little of over the last year, hope. Yeah, hope. Can you feel it? Collin and I have carried on here at Friday Music to try and bring a little musical respite from what we’ve all been dealing with over the last year and as I said, hope is in the air.
But music is why we are here. So let’s get to it. We start off today in a fine and mellow way with Charles Lloyd, featuring Lucinda Williams on the cut, Angel. What say you Collin? Let the sweetness flow.
That my friends was Faries Wear Boots by Brownout. Before Brownout we heard Melody Gardot with Morning Sun. Before Melody was Kenny Vance & The Planetones from Oceans Of Time on the pretty Mi Amore. And Lucinda Williams sounding like she’s seen it all, with Charles Lloyd got us started with Angel. Time to lock and load on set number two of show 386. The group, Hardkandy and the song My Morphine.
From 2008, Vampire Weekend with Arrows. Before Vampire Weekend was The Strokes with At The Door and set two launched with Hardkandy and My Morphine.
So here we are again y’all set number three of show 386. And Seth Walker sets us a-sail with a little ditty titled Miss Ann.
Frogger by Ghost-Note. Before Ghost-Note, Earl St. Clair with Feeling Alive. Before Earl was Honey Butter with Missing Piece and Seth Walker started us off with Miss Ann.
Well, we’ve done it again. Another addition of Friday Music in the books. Time for us all to head out and embrace the spring time of the year and the possible new Hope we are all hoping for. I’m your host Tim McCormack for Friday Music and our show is executive produced by Collin McCormack. As always we ask you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. We finish up today with the group, Was Not Was and 11 MPH.
So until we all gather our ears up together again next week Collin and I wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! One more time if you please Collin. Hit it.

March 12, 2021

Friday 385


A glorious good morning to all you fans of Friday Music. This is show 385. As you know I prepare these shows somewhat in advance and then voice them over for you a few days before you hear them and looking back on my choices for this week we have a bit of an ethereal feel to this weeks music with a couple of nice surprises. And I say we launch the mothership and get to it. We untether today with a piece by James Blake titled, Choose Me.
If you please Collin shove us off from our moorings and into the ethos.

Oh my, that was Besame Mucho live by Zoe.
Before Zoe was The Cold Song by Klaus Nomi. Before Klaus was The Chemical Brothers
With Leave Home and we Launch today with James Blakes Chose Me. We continue this feel with the second set beginning with Fink and his composition of Deep Calm.
The absolutely beautiful voice of Laura Marling with Held Down. Before Laura was a cut from one of the most iconic artists in the history of America from a 1958 album of his which has just oodles of amazing musicians on it. That was Harry Bellafonte with Losing Hand. Before Harry Bellafonte we began with Fink and Deep Calm.
For set number three we’re gonna kick it up a notch and that begins with Eric Lindell on his grove titled That Look.
You know how you revisit a song and suddenly rehear it with new ears? Well that’s the case with the last song of set number three. We just heard the amazing Amy Winehouse with one of her fine songs from the album Frank titled In My Bed. Before Amy a surprising coupling of artists to give us their performance of Motherless Child. Those artists would be Tom Jones and Portishead. And before motherless child from 1957 an artist best known for his smash hit Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2 we heard Bill Doggett’s Blip Blop. And we begin that set with Eric Lindell and That Look.
Well there it is, there you have it Friday Music show 385. Time to pack it up and put our music away for another week but I remind you along with Collin as always to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music! We end today with the coupling up a couple really fine artists, PJ Morton and Yebba thrown down on their cover of The Bee Gees, How Deep Is Your Love. So until the next time we hook up with show 386, I’m Tim McCormack your host for Friday Music and the show is executively produced in Northern California by the one and only Collin McCormack. And we hope that you have a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Collin, kick it!

March 5, 2021

Friday 384

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Well hello my friends, welcome back to this weeks edition of Friday Music. This is show 384. The mothership is ready to launch and set us into an orbit that I hope rotates up some tasty tunes for y’all. And to get us started today we begin with Madeleine Peyroux from an album she did with the great harmonica player William Galison. Except William doesn’t play on this cut. Go figure. We slip from our moorings today and begin with Got You On My Mind sans harmonica. If you’d be so kind Collin, dropped that stylus.
Paolo Nutini and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. Before Paolo we heard The Brian Setzer Orchestra Covering Santo & Johnny’s Sleepwalk and Madeleine Payroux launched us today with Got You On My Mind. Well I now have set number two on my mind. From 2013, the album Like You Mean It By the California Honeydrops, this is Like This, Like That.
Lake Street Dive, Musta Been Something. My God that girl can flat out sing. Before Lake Street Dive was was Dirty Loops with Work Shit Out. Before Dirty Loops we heard X Ray Ted with Mirror Ballin’. And the California Honeydrops started us off with Like This, Like That. And just like that where it’s at set number three of show 384. So let’s get to it. This is Los Lobos with Kiki And The Lavender.
That my friends was Lettuce, Jungle Boogie and Big Tony on Checker Wrecker. Before Checker Wrecker was Jojo Effect and Liam Mackenzie with More Or Less. Before that was Club des Belugas with What Is Jazz and we launched set 3 with Los Lobos on Kiki And The Lavender.
Well there you have it folks, show 384 of Friday Music. Time to pack up your lunch pails and head on home until we meet up you again next week but until then remember, be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music.
I’m Tim McCormack your host of Friday Music And our show is executively produced by the one and only Collin McCormack on the northern end of California. As we remoor or the mothership we close out today show with a choice cut from the unmatched voice of Linda Ronstadt giving us all a chill with her rendition of Blue Bayou. So until next time my friends, Collin and I wanna wish you a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Go ahead on Collin, play it.

February 26, 2021

Friday 383


Hello my friends, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, welcome back to Friday Music. First let me say what an outstanding show we all got to hear last week done by our executive producer Collin McCormack. Like the man said, tasty tunes served up for your enjoyment. It was a whole new experience to be a listener of the show without knowing what was coming next, and I absolutely loved it. So Collin, thank you again.
I hope that y’all are staying safe and healthy as we meander our way through this pandemic. Whatever you’re doing to keep yourself healthy, keep doing it and we’ll be right here for you every Friday to launch the mothership into a musical orbit for your edification. I’d like to start off start off with a sweet piece by a sweet singer who’s voice I just love and because we inch are way closer to spring every day I hope this song gets you yearning for that time of year. From 1958, this is Blossom Dearie and Springtime In New York. Collin, you know what to do.
Sara Bareilles Live at the
Variety with an outstanding cover of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Before Sara was Elle King with Good Thing Gone. An in a studio performance at Audiotree was Dustbowl Revival with Only One and Blossom Dearie launched show 383 with Springtime In New York. Four lovely voices of ladies to start our show off today. What could set number two bring us? Well, How’s about we take a little trip back to the year 1972 and we give a listen to Delaney and Bonnie havin’ at it on Sound Of The City.
That my friends was Temper Trap, with Sweet Disposition from their 2009 album, Conditions. Before Temper Trap was Thievery Corporation with Music To Make You Stagger, and Delaney and Bonnie got us started with, Sound Of The City.
Lookee here, we’re already at set number three of Friday Music. What say you to dropping into a new orbit with three iconic artist performing together under the name The Dukes Of September. Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs all playing together on Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic.
The Wood Brothers, live. That was Tried & Tempted. Before the Wood Brothers, was Bill Frisell from his album, Guitar In The Space Age with his rendition of a golden oldie titled Rebel Rouser. Before Bill a sweet cover by Billy Swan of Elvis Presley’s Don’t Be Cruel. And before Billy we began with The Dukes Of September on their live performance of Pretzel Logic.
Well there you have it my friends, show 383 of Friday Music and I must tell you it’s good to be back in the saddle with you. So until next time as always remember to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. I’m your host for Friday Music, Tim McCormack and the show is executively produced brilliantly from Northern California by Collin McCormack. We close out this week show with a cut by Creedence Clearwater Revival, from 1968. Susie Q.
So until we meet up a week from now have yourselves a bodacious Friday and peace y’all! Collin, whip it on em one more time!

February 19, 2021

Friday 382


Well good morning my friends, and welcome back to Friday Music. Now, before I utter one more syllable, I have a little treat for you folks today.
Today, we celebrate our very first guest DJ of Friday Music, that's right something that maybe you could do if you were interested.
Today's show will be completely done by my nephew Collin McCormack, and I have no doubt that the musical musings of this boy will just whack your ears real fine.
So without any further ado, I now turn this show over to my nephew, and friend, Collin McCormack. Collin, take the con,

Thank you Tim and thank you Friday Music Group listeners for indulging me today.
Lets settle here in orbit for awhile,
Above the clouds,
Happily surrounded by planets and stars,
And take the time to appreciate that,
No matter what we face,
Pain, Pandemic, Death,
Our planet just keeps turning and turning and turning.

So from this vantage, lets leave it all down there and for the next hour,
Let it turn,

Well, My dear listeners, it is the time now when we begin our approach and return you to your space on this little blue dot.
Thank you for joining us today and being part of our Friday Music Group.

I hope you found something new to fall in love with today on our musical orbit.

Now, in order as they appeared:
The Knocks featuring Foster The People
Major Laser and Ellie Goulding
Hilltop hoods
Solar Sun
The Zolas
Sticky Fingers
Robert DeLong
as always, this is Vulfpeck

Until next time, Friday Music is a bi-costal production, hosted by the affable Tim McCormack, and humbly produced by his nephew Collin McCormack. As you go about, please be safe, be kind, and no matter where you are, may your Fridays be filled with music.

Please stay tuned for Liane La Havas who will guide us home.
Peace yall!

February 12, 2021

Friday 381


Well A hail and hearty good morning to all my Friday Music friends as we set forth to launch the mothership for show 381. We inch forward towards the spring time of the year and warming of our souls. So the mothership is ready to serve you up some more tasty tunes as we drop into orbit for show 381‘s first set of the day which begins with an interesting group I played some weeks back for y’all, and that I just had to play them again. This is The Tiger Lillies with The First Day. Collin, begin to begine.
Jigs, by the fine Irish band Kila. Before Kila was Fatboy Slim with The First Time and The Tiger Lillies lifted us off with, The First Day. We now turn to set number two of show 381. We begin with Dirtwire and their chart, Sailing The Solar Flares.
That my friends was Lawrence, with a cut titled Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me. And the answer is, yes. Before Lawrence we heard Dr. John with a cut from his album, Duke Ellington. We heard It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Before the doctor we heard Turkuaz live with their chart, Mister Mister and Dirtwire put us into orbit with, Sailing The Solar Flairs. It’s all feeling pretty good to me right now what do you think? Time to turn to set number three of show 381. This set begins The Nylons from their album Because covering Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Bruce Springsteen with his composition, Land Of Hope And Dreams. Before the boss we Bassnectar with Nina Simone from an album titled The Verve Remix, The First Ladies and Nina’s reimagined great piece, Feeling Good. Before Miss Simone we heard Cool And The Gang with Too Hot and The Nylons Started off that set with, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. And again the answer is yes. Well my friends that’s it for show 381 time to exit the ride and get yourself in line for the rest of your week. But as always, Collin and I remind you to be safe, be kind and may all your Fridays be filled with music. That said we finish up today with the great Mavis Staples singing Change from her 2019 album We Get By.
So until next time, I’m your host Tim McCormack and our show is executively produced in California by Collin McCormack, and we want you to have a bodacious Friday and peace y’all!
Collin kick it!