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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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Poco in the 70s Have any of y’all ever heard that final three song stretch from Poco’s Crazy Eyes? If, you haven’t, do yourself a favor and play those three songs “Crazy Eyes”, “Magnolia” (a JJ Cale cover), and “Let’s Dance Tonight” first (they’re found at the bottom of this post), then come back and read […]

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/ August 26, 2014 / Comments Off on The Marshall Tucker Band:

The Marshall Tucker Band:

The Marshall Tucker Band Now here’s a band that ran with the sound Dickey Betts hinted at with the Allman Brothers. True Southern rockers in all its glory, Spartanburg, South Carolina compadres in music The Marshall Tucker Band exemplified the gamut of sound that could be created within the Southern Rock genre. Led by the […]

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/ August 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Dickey Betts: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (1970) and Bougainvillea (1977)

Dickey Betts: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (1970) and Bougainvillea (1977)

Dickey Betts 1971  Now we’re getting somewhere. Way down south, in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dickey Betts was born and raised. By far one of my favorite guitarists, he exemplified how you can take country and bluegrass roots into directions that only his humble genius could envision. As important as the Allman Brothers were to […]

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/ August 24, 2014 / Comments Off on John Prine: Quiet Man and Donald and Lydia (1971)

John Prine: Quiet Man and Donald and Lydia (1971)

John Prine 1971 John Prine, born and raised in Maywood, Illinois from West Virginia transplants, is an artist that needs a bit of an introduction. There’s something about his music, and his self-titled 1971 album specifically, that moves me in ways no other artist can. At times, it feels like the music an old soul […]

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