Category Archives: Music

Wimmin Singin Wednesdays

Fenster writes: Hey Sailor!  Detroit Cobras.  

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Ornette Coleman, Sadness.

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Carlo Bergonzi, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: There aren’t many singers who have epitomized the true meaning of bel canto better than Carlo Bergonzi. It literally means “beautiful singing”, and refers to the style or school that emphasizes vocal beauty and line above other … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Lonely House”

Eddie Pensier writes: The late American tenor Jerry Hadley gives us a haunting and wistful rendition of this tune, from Street Scene. Like Porgy and Bess, Street Scene is often the basis for pedantic musical arguments about whether it’s an opera … Continue reading

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Wimmin Singin Wednesdays

Fenster writes: A different kind of take on Townes Van Zandt’s Flyin’ Shoes: Jonelle Mosser’s piano and organ heavy version.  

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Monday Art Pop Selection: Cocteau Twins / From The Flagstones

Sir Barken Hyena writes: A minimalist masterpiece from the Cocteau Twins, one of the most unknown and influential bands of the last 20 years, here right at the moment of their first blooming. Very hard to think of a band … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: McCoy Tyner, Lonnie’s Lament, streaming version here.

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Showtune Saturday: “Ain’t Got No Tears Left”

Eddie Pensier writes: The sublime Donna Murphy sings this nightclub/torch song from On The Town, the classic Bernstein/Comden/Green musical later remade (and substantially revised) as a Gene Kelly-Frank Sinatra film. The song was cut from the original but is sometimes … Continue reading

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Friday Music Wildcard: Southeast Asian Space Rock

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I have no idea what the origin of this video is. But it’s cool.

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Music Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What makes for a good guitar solo? Lord knows it’s easy for them to slip into self-indulgence, but it seems to me a good solo functions a lot like a good bridge — it elaborates on the melody … Continue reading

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