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Day 278: Joe Simon – My Adorable One

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Some deep soul to kick off the week.

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Recent Songs #9 :: I Talk to the Wind

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ClaudineLonget – Jealous Guy
ArthurRussell – Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart
AtlasSound – I Walk A Thin Line
Tomemitsu – In Dreams
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
Giles, Giles & Fripp – I Talk to the Wind
Titi – Rainmaker
Ofege – It’s Not Easy
Beth Orton – Ooh Child

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Did You Dream of Unicorns?

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Ernie Graham – For A Little While
Honeybus – Do I Still Figure In Your Life
Wendell Stuart – Last Thing On My Mind
Bob Dylan – Sarah Jane
Mike Wilhelm- Goin’ To Canada
Willie Dunn – I Pity The Country
Glen Campbell – Blowin’ In The Wind
Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road
Terry Allen – Dogwood
Pearls Before Swine – Did You Dream Of Unicorns?
Ted Lucas – Baby Where You Are
Meic Stevens – Rhedaf i’r Mynydd (I Run To The Mountain)

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Day 277: Big Star – Jesus Christ

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Anyone who follows this blog probably saw this coming from a mile away.

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Day 276: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Terrific cover of a grim Christmas song. Check out the original in the December mix.

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Day 275: William Bell – Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

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Ring in Christmas in a soulful way.

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Day 274: The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By

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This is what I like to call a “Cold Weather Song.”

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Recent Songs #8 :: The American Dreamer

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Phosphorescent– You Can Make Me Feel Bad
AlfredC. Priestley Stage Band – Cisco Kid
Big Sambo and The Housewreckers – The Rains Came
Elizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree
Toby Tyler – The Road I’m On
Gene Clark – American Dreamer
Tom Waits- Lonely
Little Ann – Deep Shadows
Nina Simone – Life

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Day 273: Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December

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Winter isn’t so hard down here in Louisiana. But this is apropos nonetheless.

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Day 272: Cowboy – Opening

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Great bootcut anthem with mellow tones and rusted edges.

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Day 271: Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues

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Sandy and Fairport will never outstay their welcome in my list here.

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Day 270: Judee Sill – Down Where The Valleys Are Low

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A beautiful, organ-soaked, multi-tonal number from Judee.

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Day 269: Ian Matthews – Do I Still Figure In Your Life

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Currently obsessed with the Honeybus original but was excited I had this.

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Recent Songs #7 :: Can’t Be Over

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AndrewLoog Oldham Orchestra – 365 Rolling Stones
PeteDello – It’s What You Got
Trader Horne – Here Comes The Rain
Masato Minami – Cant Be Over
Coverlar – Kon Together
Vernon Wray – Prison Song
Dave Van Ronk – Leave Her Johnny
Tim Buckley – Once I Was
Gillian welch – In Tall Buildings
Father John Misty – Trouble

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Day 268: John Angaiak – I’ll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean

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One of many gems on the Native North America Vol.1 comp.

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Day 267: Crispian St. Peters – You Were On My Mind

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Great organ-drenched, jangly tune to follow up the Link Wray.

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Day 266: Link Wray – You Hurt Me So

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Both were recorded in 1965 so I’m not sure which came first but this and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” bear a striking resemblance. At least the opening does.

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Day 265: Nina Simone – O-o-h Child

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Nothing but comfort comes from this song.

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Day 264: Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream

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Another gem from the Korean Rock Goddess. Check her out on the November Mix.

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Recent Songs #6 :: I Walked With A Zombie

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RogerMiller- What Are Those Things
EverlyBrothers – Lord of the Manor
Neil Young – Mellow My Mind (live)
Del Shannon – Under My Thumb
The Rolling Stones – Aladdin Story
Roky Erikson – I Walked With A Zombie
Joe & Ann – Gee Baby
Eskew Reeder – Never Will I
Danny White – Loan Me Handkerchief
Charles Dixon – Come To Me

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Day 263: Eric Anderson – Thirsty Boots

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Introduced to this folk gem by Dylan’s cover from the recent bootleg series.

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Day 262: Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run The Game

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Nothing like a nice frosty folk song for your December day.

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Day 261: Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina

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Start to freakin’ finish.

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Day 260: Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Elysees

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A nice French song that always puts me in a good mood.

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Day 259: John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales

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Sure, a small part of me is including this in December because “Christmas” is in the title, but a much larger part of me is including it because the winter of 2011 is when I found this record and grew obsessed with it. Out of all the records I have, this one gives me the most nostalgic wintry feelings.

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Nothing Lasts

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Link Wray – Girl From North Country
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Helpless
Freddie Scott – I’ll Be Leaving Her Tommorow
Dave Van Ronk – Clouds (From Both Sides Now)
Dion – Knowing I Won’t Go Back There
Incredible String Band – excerpt from A Very Cellular Song
Karen Beth – Nothing Lasts
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
PP Arnold – Do You Believe?
Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night Of The Year
Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Day 258: Hazel & Alice – My Better Years

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Now a little timeless Americana for your Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Day 257: Jerry Jeff Walker – Well of the Blues

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Jerry Jeff goin’ deep as the well he’s singin’ of.

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Day 257: The Byrds – Oil In My Lamp

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One of my least rotated Byrds records has been getting a lot of spins later.

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Day 256: Small Faces – Stone

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A little bit of British Americana from the mind of Ronnie Lane.

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Day 255: Bee Gees – You’ll Never See My Face Again

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Incredibly smooth Bee Gees gem to close out the week.

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Day 254: Fairport Convention – I’ll Keep It With Mine

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The beautiful combination of Sandy Denny’s vocals back by Fairport with the words of Dylan.

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Day 252: John Cale – Buffalo Ballet

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John Cale’s story of a small western town from 1974’s Fear.

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Day 251: Melanie – Leftover Wine

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Not much to say about this one. Just very chilling. A spot on portrait of the fear of being alone.

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Day 250: Dion – Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever

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Here Dion takes the Motown hit and makes it smoother than ever.

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Day 250: Tom Waits – In Between Love

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And now a sad rarity by Waits.

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Day 249: Kevin Ayers – Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)

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This one is out of this world. Ayers isn’t always on but when he is it is this great. This is lullaby stuff.

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Day 248: The Rolling Stones – Backstreet Girl

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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.

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Day 247: Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road

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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.

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Day 246: Buffalo Springfield – On The Way Home

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Something about this song brings on waves of nostalgia that I feel I’m not old enough to deserve.

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