unknown upbeat songs

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 –

They Might Be Giants-Birdhouse In Your Soul

They Might Be Giants have come a long way. They’re a band that have been constantly reinventing themselves from day one-although they’ve consistently delivered catchy pop songs with deceptively dark lyrics, along the way they’ve grown from a two guys and a drum machine to a full-on rock band, recording albums that touch on everything from dancy electronica to kids music to a Grammy-nominated recording that’s all about science. If you don’t know them, GET to know them! I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll like.

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Posted in Underplayed Music on December 6th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Dyke & The Blazers – My Sisters And My Brothers

I previously wrote about Dyke and the Blazers here. I’ve been listening to them a ton lately and can’t help but post another song. There isn’t much information about them on the web. Maybe because their front man Arlester “Dyke” Christian was shot to death at age 27, at the height of the band’s success. I hope you enjoy “My Sisters And My Brothers.” What a great song and only 398 views? Let’s pump this up! Share on Facebook, tweet, call your friends, or do whatever you do.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Unknown Songs on December 2nd, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Francis and the Lights – The Top

I love the dancing and the beat in this video. Francis Farewell Starlite (I hope that’s his real name) puts on an addicting performance that leaves you wanting more. And if you want it, just check out their awesome website with more videos right on the home page.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 30th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Lauryn Hill-Every Ghetto, Every City

Talk about being thankful! Lauryn Hill’s memories are about growing up in New Jersey, but these lyrics transcend just one person’s reminiscence. I think everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s can find something in this song to relate to, and bring a smile to their face. This song-besides being catchy as anything-underscores the need to look back and remember where you came from, and to never forget what it was like to be a younger you, and try your best to hold on to that childhood feeling that all is right with the world and things will be okay.

Enjoy!

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Posted in Underplayed Music on November 23rd, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Derek and the Dominos-Keep On Growing

Well, once again the holidays are upon us! It’s Monday now, but it’ll be Thursday before you know it, and I’m sure that America’s turkeys are quaking in their adorable little three-toed boots as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches.

For this weeks song picks, I thought I’d get into the holiday spirit with songs that I, personally am thankful for. “Keep On Growing” is easily in my top five favorite songs ever, and it’s one of those rare gems that just seems to get better and better and better the more you listen to it. A standout song on an album of standout songs (Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs-don’t own it? Beg, borrow, or steal a copy, there’s a reason it’s a classic), this tune smacks you right in the face with a totally unassailable groove and a glorious, heavenly wash of guitars that force you to get down to it and ROCK. Enough talk, hit play and love it!

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Posted in Underplayed Music on November 22nd, 2010 by eddielehwald –