Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tabu Ley and Franco - Volume Two

    I know it's several days later than I usually post my comps, so I hope the total awesomeness of Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco overcomes any disappointment resulting from the delay.  I should also note that the first Tabu Ley-Franco comp is still up.

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Na Likuanga Na Seli Franco
Makfe Tabu Ley Rochereau
Chérie Bondowe 2 Franco
Tabalissimo Tabu Ley Rochereau
Mama Ida Tabu Ley Rochereau
Monzo Franco
Omona Wapi Franco And Rochereau
Majolina Tabu Ley Rochereau
Marceline Franco
Ekeseni Tabu Ley Rochereau
Kamikaze Franco
Tokoma ba camarade pamba Franco
Londende Tabu Ley Rochereau

Friday, April 20, 2012

More Jim Lauderdale

      Here's Disc Two of my Jim Lauderdale compilation.  As I mentioned last week, Disc Two features more of his bluegrass material.   I like this stuff quite a bit, but I must confess I like his honky-tonk stuff just a little more (ymmv).  Unfortunately, most of his earlier albums are out of print - though some of them are available cheaply as used cds (like Whisper, Every Second Counts, and Pretty Close to the Truth).  However, you can get his dynamite debut Planet of Love new (though not as an mp3 download).

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I Feel Like Singing Today
I'm Kind Of Learning As I Go
I Like to Feel Pretty Inside
Paint And Glass
Wowowo
Diesel, Diesel, Diesel
Life By Numbers
We're Gone
Tiger & The Monkey
Quit That
If I Lose
Can We Find Forgiveness
Mighty Lonesome
I'm On Your Side
Why Do I Love You?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jim Lauderdale - Country Strongman

    When I was younger, I never understood why it took some artists/bands so long between records.  I'm a little (I said little :) wiser now and recognize some of the things that can get in their way.  Still, I maintain my admiration for the artists who consistently put out quality albums.  Case in point - the prolific Mr. Jim Lauderdale, who has put out 19 albums since 1991.  And if that wasn't enough, he's a highly respected Nashville songwriter who also tours pretty frequently.  Disc one is mostly his honky-tonk stuff while next week's disc two focuses more on his bluegrass recordings.

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What Am I Waiting For
Don't Build Your World Around It
Please Pardon Me
Calico
Sweet Rosie Jones
She Used To Say That To Me
I Want You To Know
Honky Tonk Haze
My Lips are Sealed
Playing On My Heart Strings
Glass House
Run Like You
It's Worth Looking Up
Hittin' It Hard
Where The Sidewalk Ends

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Give More Power Pop to the People - Volume Two

        So is it just me or is Bill Lloyd's Set to Pop the perfect song to start a power pop comp (it's off the album of the same name, btw)? Volume Two of Give More Power Pop to the People is now available, so I'll let you decide.

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I Went Electric Bill Lloyd
You Were So Warm Dwight Twilley Band
She Loves You Too The Patriots
Underwater The Three O'Clock
Before You Were Born Richard Barone
Congratulations My Darling Eugene Edwards
I Found A Love Phil Seymour
Cynical Girl Marshall Crenshaw
Bad Indication Off Broadway
What I Know The Sneetches
Stacy's Mom Fountains Of Wayne
Goodbye Princess Cheepskates
Every Night Is A Holiday The Spongetones
Discolite Teenage Fanclub
Farewell Song Flying Color
The Mayor Of Simpleton XTC