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Show #381 - #400

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!