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/ October 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Happy End: Happy End (1983)

Happy End: Happy End (1983)

What’s there to say about an unheralded classic? The origin story is already there for the taking: in 1972, fresh of recording their revolutionary Kazemachi Roman, pioneering Japanese band led by musical visionaries like Haruomi Hosono, Eiichi Ohtaki, and Shigeru Suzuki, travel to Los Angeles in hopes of recording an album more in tune with a huge source […]

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/ September 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Mix: 1. Just Another Night Flight

Mix: 1. Just Another Night Flight

Isn’t this always the toughest post to create? Normally, for your first post, you try to give a call to action, or provide some kind of direction, to whatever kind of journey/experience you want to take your readers through.

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/ December 7, 2014 / Comments Off on Bert Jansch: Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning (1974)

Bert Jansch: Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning (1974)

Bert Jansch – 1974 Sometimes you need a bit o’ change to right a trajectory. By 1974, many of the great English folk-rock artists of past had been either disbanding or watering down. One steady man had always been Bert Jansch. Maybe because of it, he’d always find ways to keep his group, the Pentangle, […]

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/ September 3, 2014 / Comments Off on Little Feat: Willin’ (1972)

Little Feat: Willin’ (1972)

Little Feat’s Lowell George I can’t believe I forgot to highlight Little Feat during my Southern rock review series! That theme is over but I can’t help but share with y’all one of the greatest odes to truck drivin’ or just driving in general. “Willin’” from 1971’s Little Feat album has perhaps one of the […]

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/ September 2, 2014 / Comments Off on (Album of the Month) August 2014: JJ Cale – Okie (1974)

(Album of the Month) August 2014: JJ Cale – Okie (1974)

JJ Cale – 1974 Whew, how about that August? Looks like this year we needed more of a break from some of its dog days than others. Reflecting on this most summery of months, it seems that most of what we try to do, is use our economy of thought/time to maximize pockets of enjoyment […]

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/ September 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Labor Day Weekend Driving Playlist: Homecoming Songs

Labor Day Weekend Driving Playlist: Homecoming Songs

New Riders of the Purple Sage This is the second part of my driving playlist, its the songs for when we have to come on home. It sucks that summer has to end, and that we’ve had to fight corporate big wigs to actually have a day we can call our own…but at least we’ve […]

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/ August 31, 2014 / Comments Off on Labor Day Weekend Driving Playlist: Destination Songs

Labor Day Weekend Driving Playlist: Destination Songs

Sailcat – 1972 Looks like I’ve made it. This is what the August theme, “End of Summer Driving Songs”, was building to…an actual playlist I’ve made with all the tracks I’ve built up starting on the 1st. This two parter, starts first with songs that are great for when you want to go somewhere. It […]

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/ August 30, 2014 / Comments Off on The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Ripplin’ Waters, (All I Have to Do Is) Dream, and Mother of Love (1975)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Ripplin’ Waters, (All I Have to Do Is) Dream, and Mother of Love (1975)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Linda Ronstadt There’s something special about this three song stretch from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Symphonion Dream. The first song, “Ripplin’ Waters”, is quite possibly, in this author’s humble opinion, the prettiest song ever made. It’s a song I’d pitch to replace “This Land is Your Land” by […]

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/ August 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Heartsfield: Music Eyes (1973) Racin’ the Sun (1974) Magic Mood (1975) and Southern Girl (1976)

Heartsfield: Music Eyes (1973) Racin’ the Sun (1974) Magic Mood (1975) and Southern Girl (1976)

Heartsfield rockin’ the Burbs Heartsfield, Oh, Heartsfield, you are the type of southern rock I was searching for all of my life. What if I told you that you could see performing live at your local bar one of the greatest southern rock bands ever? or that this same band hails from our very own […]

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/ August 28, 2014 / Comments Off on The Outlaws: Heavenly Blues (1977) and Girl From Ohio (1976)

The Outlaws: Heavenly Blues (1977) and Girl From Ohio (1976)

The Outlaws Now, ain’t this somethin’. I already had a driving song outlined to highlight from the Outlaws, their “Green Grass and High Tides” track. Since I’m a grown ass man, and I don’t play video games I didn’t realize that track was hell as popular as it is and well known among “gamers” for being […]

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