Archive for June, 2009

David Grisman Quintet – Slade

David Grisman is one of the world’s best bluegrass mandolin players. He has performed with many people but this song is taken from his Quintet’s work. Slade is a song they wrote for Charles Sawtelle who was a long time friend and great bluegrass guitarist who passed away in 1999.

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Posted in Dedication, Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 30th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – A Moment So Close

@woolove This Bela Fleck & The Flecktones song has a really cool groove and let’s Victor Wooten, their world renowned bass player, show some skills.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 29th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Ray Barretto – Hijo de Obatala

Ray Barretto was a Grammy winning Puerto Rican percussionist who played with many of the greats. His talent was sought after by Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, The Rolling Stones, and many more great acts. “Hijo de Obatala” translates as “Son of Obatala”. In the Yoruba religious system, Obatala is responsible for creating human bodies.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music on June 28th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Playing For Change – Stand By Me

@playing4change This amazing project was put together by Mark Johnson who wants to bring world peace through music. It is a truly amazing musical production and idea. They have a bunch more great videos on their website. I spend hours at a time reading about the musicians and watching videos. Enjoy!

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Posted in Underplayed Music on June 27th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

The passing of Michael Jackson yesterday was very sad and unexpected. I spent all night listening to Michael Jackson songs (it’s 4:30 am as I write this post to be published in the morning). There are tons of great Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 songs. I think the best way to pay respects is not to post an obscure Michael Jackson tune, but my favorite one. “I Want You Back” is without a question my favorite Michael Jackson tune. I created a new category for this post – Dedication. I did this because I don’t think this song is necessarily forgotten, unknown, or underplayed. Let me know what you think.


R.I.P. Michael Jackson

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Posted in Dedication on June 26th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

This song was originally written by The Knife but I like this version better. Shout out to Laini for recommending this one. Don’t forget to email dailysongfix : gmail : com with your song requests!

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 25th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Jaco Pastorius – Come On Come Over

Jaco Pastorius was one of the best bass players to ever live. He died in 1987 in, for lack of a better term, a bar fight. He played with many famous people including the influential Jazz fusion group Weather Report. This song is one of his more funky numbers.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 24th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Milburn – Roll Out The Barrel

Here’s an Indie Rock band that did pretty well in the U.K. until they parted ways about a year ago. “Roll Out The Barrel” is a really upbeat and fun tune. It’s also pretty funny if you pay attention to the lyrics. Enjoy!

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Unknown Songs on June 23rd, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –