Itamar Assumpção – Embalo

A Brazilian funk thing for you

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on April 10th, 2011 by Tony Amoyal –

Toots & The Maytals – Hey Jude

Happy Monday! This awesome cover of “Hey Jude”, originally by the Beatles, is the perfect song to start your week.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on January 10th, 2011 by Tony Amoyal –

Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song

Thin Lizzy is an often forgotten true rock and roll artist. Sure we all know the song “The Boys are Back in Town” and you may even know that it’s a Thin Lizzy song, but that’s probably it. “Cowboy Song” is a great song with rockin’ guitar lines. Enjoy!

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music on December 22nd, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Captain Beefheart – My Head is my only House unless it Rains

Captain Beefheart passed away a few days ago. Since then I haven’t been able to stop listening to “My Head is my only House unless it Rains”. It’s the weirdest love song I have ever heard, but it catches me.

To quote Bob Lefsetz in a letter he sent to his followers about Captain Beefheart’s death:
“I read the news today, oh boy. And I was emotionally affected and needed to reach out to you. They’re rewriting rock and roll history and getting it all wrong. They want you to think that Patti Smith was more important than Alice Cooper, that Top Forty radio ruled in the late sixties and early seventies, that everybody was always in it for the money. But that’s wrong. We know the truth. It’s incumbent upon us to keep the flame alive. Beefheart was part of the firmament. He may not have been dead center, but he had a place. And we took notice. And his death leaves an emptiness. There’s a hole in the sky tonight, a black one, where Don Van Vliet used to live and create.”

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on December 20th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Jeff Buckley – I Want Someone Badly

Whether it’s Rock, Folk, Soul, or Early Modern English carols, Jeff Buckley can do it all very well. Having drowned at age 30, he only released one official studio album, Grace, although there have been several posthumous releases from an unfinished album and some demos.

“I Want Someone Badly” was released on the Legacy Edition of Grace in 2004.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on December 17th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Vladimir Putin singing ‘Blueberry Hill’

This is a little bit unusual and a bit of a departure from the usual DSF routine, but it’s too good to pass up! This happened two days ago at a charity fundraiser in St. Petersburg. Apparently, Putin was merely a guest at this event, but was asked to sing by the hosts and-after a little bit of encouragement-made it up to the stage and belted out the Fats Domino classic. It’s definitely a little slow and awkward, but the audience eats it up. Well done, Vladimir!

For comparison purposes, I’ve included the Fats Domino original. Which is better? You be the judge.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on December 14th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

The Killer Meters-Freak/Black Mountain

Holy great new music, Batman! I just discovered this band while doing a little spot of Youtube-ing, and, um….whoa. They’re dropping big stinky funk bombs all over the UK and EU. Check ‘em out at http://www.myspace.com/thekillermetersfunk and send some US love their way!

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Posted in Unknown Songs on December 13th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Mark Morrison-Return Of The Mack

Oh damn! We’re going back in time today, campers! If you were alive in the mid-nineties, at some point you’ve probably gotten DOWN to this song.

Mark Morrison has-even for a R&B artist-a pretty impressive criminal record as well as a Mohammed Ali-like talent for talking himself up. A few years ago he was jailed for-get this-hiring an impersonator to fulfill his community service while he went on tour! How awesome is that?

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Posted in Forgotten Music on December 9th, 2010 by eddielehwald –