An all vinyl playlist blog and 365 songs for 365 days.
October 27, 2014
Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer
Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram On
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Monkberry Moon Delight
Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo – Rocky Raccoon
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Terry Allen – Cortez Sail
Oscar Benton – Bensonhurst Blues
John Cale – Cable Hogue
Prelude – After The Gold Rush
Nina Simone – The Desperate Ones
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim
November 22, 2014
Incredibly smooth Bee Gees gem to close out the week.
November 21, 2014
The beautiful combination of Sandy Denny’s vocals back by Fairport with the words of Dylan.
November 20, 2014
John Cale’s story of a small western town from 1974′s Fear.
November 19, 2014
Not much to say about this one. Just very chilling. A spot on portrait of the fear of being alone.
November 18, 2014
Here Dion takes the Motown hit and makes it smoother than ever.
November 15, 2014
And now a sad rarity by Waits.
November 14, 2014
This one is out of this world. Ayers isn’t always on but when he is it is this great. This is lullaby stuff.
November 13, 2014
This one first appeared on the UK version of Between The Buttons but not the US version. It wasn’t until 1967′s Flowers that we got it.
November 11, 2014
Once I came to the heartbreaking conclusion that I’d never be able to afford a copy of 1969′s Rock Salt & Nails I decided to post up this 1972 version which isn’t very far off from the original and just as magical.
Something about this song brings on waves of nostalgia that I feel I’m not old enough to deserve.
November 8, 2014
Switching over to the other side of the post- Big Star output.
November 6, 2014
It took me a while to dig this one. It wasn’t until I heard it in a mix that I did a double take. It is super Christian but that was Bell doing his thing. Still very Big Star-esque.
November 5, 2014
…dripping with autumn tones.
November 4, 2014
Though it was slow coming at first, I’ve been coming around to Phil Ochs lately. And it’s definitely songs like this lo-fi, personal song that warms me up.
November 3, 2014
What a fine example of the teacher learning from the student.
October 31, 2014
Another one of my favorite songs that was used beautifully in Transparent.
October 30, 2014
Not a lot of complexity to this one and nor should there have to be. A song whose melody and tone are perfectly representative of it’s subject.
Just a perfectly paced song from a musician whose words have dug deep his whole career.
October 28, 2014
Here’s a little treat from one of Dylan’s contemporaries in the Greenwich Folk scene. Originally released in a stripped down version in 1966, this song was revamped two years later and featured on These 23 Days in Semptember.
After flipping past this record for years, I decided to pick it up for a buck this weekend. Sure enough, it’s got a couple of really strong folk songs on it. British folk/blues that’d interest fans of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake.
October 24, 2014
Close the week out with the Late Great.
October 23, 2014
The first few Tom Rush records are riddled with gems like this one. I thoroughly recommend them.
Insanely soulful rendition of a traditional classic. Thanks to the folks at Numero Group.
October 21, 2014
Abner Jay makes me love blues and totally forget about boring repetitive blues lyrics and melodies. Maybe it is because he’s completely out of his mind and wildly original. This is the only reissue I’ve scooped up and I can’t wait to get more.
Like the saying goes: Another day; Another Dylan cover. Okay, that isn’t a saying… but it should be. This echoey, jingle-jangle cover is straight-up hypnotizing.
October 17, 2014
Father John Misty’s amazing cover of this song recently drove me to blow the dust off this one and take it for a spin. Not to mention it provides the soundtrack to one of the best film endings ever.
“I can’t go on without you… it’s useless to try.” Perfect song.
October 16, 2014
As you can probably tell, I am a sucker for Dylan covers. I make a habit of supplying the best.
October 15, 2014
I heard this amazing song on “Transparent” and had totally forgot I owned this record. Had to share it.
October 14, 2014
It’s always a treat to highlight a Bonnie “Prince” Billy song. Particularly one I feel like a lot of people don’t know about. This came out on the Chijimi EP that came out with 2009′s Beware. What follows is a swooning story of a father’s love for his son, but the greatness in it’s sentimentality so outways the possible badness.
October 10, 2014
A newish song compared to the other stuff I play but a song that I hold dear to my heart. And seeing as it is now October, it seems apropos.
October 9, 2014
Here is an interesting question I posed to myself recently: “When did you start exclusively listening to music that couldn’t walk a mile within radius of a radio station in a million years?” And I think my answer is just when I woke up and when I started respecting the stories of songs. Hurley is a songwriter like no other. Take this song for example. It overrides like EVERY songwriting standard but seems to capture dozens or poetic feelings that makes it truer than almost everything else.
October 8, 2014
I am so grateful for the existence of the posthumous album that houses this and many more unreleased gems.
October 7, 2014
Though it holds a strong resemblance to Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” it was written the same year and I hold nothing against either. They are both equally heroes of mine and it’s a lot more fun not to judge.
Fantastic, haunting Hazlewood gem brought to you by this Light In The Attic covers reissue.
Gold Leaves cover
October 4, 2014
Delightful Eric Anderson cover. The guitar sounded so much like Richard Thompson that I had to glance at the liner notes but unfortunately it wasn’t the Fairport reunion I was hoping for.
October 2, 2014
From one Byrds fan to another, I don’t recommend this record. It’s riddled with sax and cheesy synth but this opening track, from McGuinn’s 1973 solo debut, is a perfectly Byrdsian ballad that’s a great throwback to the old sound.
Big Star – September Gurls (rehearsal)
Lonnie Mack – Florida
Michael Nesmith – Harmony Constant
Willie Nelson – Look What Thoughts Will Do
Phosphorescent – Can I Sleep In Your Arms?
James Talley – Give My Love To Marie
Nora Guthrie – Home Before Dark
Lee Hazelwood – House Safe For Tigers
The Everly Brothers – Breakdown
Joe South – Coming Down All Alone
The Byrds – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Sandy Denny – Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time
Bob Dylan – Percy’s Song (take 2)
Don’t like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? Me either, but this song is awesome.