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John Hartford-Tall Buildings

Well, it’s Monday again. It might seem like a cruelty to inflict this song on you as you settle into the ‘ol computer chair for another week of desk driving, but it’s a very pretty, very sad song, and John Hartford is someone absolutely worth checking out if you haven’t already.
Fun Fact: Other than being an accomplished guitarist, banjo player, fiddler and soft shoe performer, as well as the father of modern bluegrass (“Newgrass”-easy enough), John Hartford was an actual licensed steamboat captain on the Mississippi, a job which he did a few days a week during summers for his entire life. Folk music and steamboats, the man knew how to live!

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 15th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s-Skeleton Key

I first discovered this band in early 2007, and I absolutely love them. I heard this track on the radio, and it got me curious enough to go and buy their first album, “The Dust of Retreat” and woof! am I glad I did. The album is an actual album, rather than just a collection of songs, and that by itself is refreshing and rare these days. The fact that all the songs are really gorgeous and edgy pop music is icing on the cake.
It’s easy to see how the 7 piece “cinematic chamber pop” ensemble from Indianapolis easily could have fallen into the seductive trap of indie hipsterism, but they managed to avoid it and create really beautiful music together, and I thank them for it.
Check ‘em out now, before they get super-famous!

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Posted in Unknown Songs on November 11th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on the G String

Bach was a classical composer associated with the Baroque era which started around 1600 and ended around 1750 as it transitioned to the Classical era. This is the first classical song on Your Daily Song Fix. Let me know what you think!

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

Caetano Veloso – Sozinho

Caetano Veloso is a composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. He is sometimes considered to be the Bob Dylan of Brazil.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 5th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come

“A Change Is Gonna Come” is one of my favorite songs of all time. Sam Cooke is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on October 16th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Tristan Prettyman – Simple As It Should Be


Got some wine? Here’s the cheese…

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on September 7th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Jamie Lidell – Game For Fools

Jamie Lidell is a really funky guy whose music traverses across multiple genres. His song “Multiply” did pretty well and was used on the hit television show Grey’s Anatomy. “Game For Fools” has a really nice old school soul vibe.

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

Gipsy Kings – Djobi Djoba

I can’t get enough of the Gipsy Kings right now. This song has such a great melody and amazing rhythmic stuff going on. I would love to hear about your favorite Gipsy Kings song via comments on this blog post. The Gipsy Kings were born in France but their parents were gitanos, or Spanish Romanies. Their music is heavily influenced by Flamenco and the style is called Rumba Catalana.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on July 15th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –