Dedication

Albert King-Born Under A Bad Sign

“If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all”.
If that’s not what the blues are about, then I don’t know what is.
This was Albert King’s most famous song, and it’s been covered by loads of folks (as well as recorded many, many times by King himself), so chances are you’ve heard it somewhere before, but this version-which I had never heard until I found it for this post-has a neat New Orleans funky feel to it. Even with the cool groove and the background singers in this Allen Toussaint arrangement, King (the “Velvet Bulldozer”) still totally rips the solos, bending the notes this way and that, foreshadowing Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and countless others. Enjoy!

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Posted in Dedication on November 16th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

RIP Teddy Pendergrass and Jay Reatard

The world lost two great musicians yesterday. Teddy Pendergrass, a Grammy award winning R&B/soul singer and songwriter, died after a long battle with colon cancer at age 59. Jay Reatard, garage punk musician and leader of the Reatards, died in his sleep from unknown causes at the age of 29. I am posting a song from each artist in memorial of the great music they contributed to this world.

Jay Reatard – It Aint Gonna Save Me

Teddy Pendergrass – Close The Door

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Posted in Dedication, Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on January 14th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

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 –

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 –