Sunday, January 27, 2008

French boogie bliss.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Jackie DeShannon - L.A. (Laurel Canyon, 1968)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Originally titled 'I'm Gonna Miss You Berle' after Milton Berle was banned from Saturday Night Live for his disastrous guest-hosting appearance in 1979. Just before pressing, executives at Von's Records forced the duo to re-record the track, replacing 'Berle' with 'Girl'.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Way down in the valley, stroking natural collie" sang proud owner Freddie after his purebred border collie Haile Sir Lassie won the 1979 Spanishtown Sheepdog Trials.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Dana Gillespie - Foolish Seasons  (Foolish Seasons, 1968)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

The white sheep of the family Stone, Jimmy ran away to Spain as a boy and attempted to cash-in on his family's success by recording his own versions of their greatest hits.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Loose Ends - A Little Spice  (A Little Spice, 1983)

This reminds me of the smooth jazz station my dad always tuned to when we cruised around Miami in his jag convertible.  And also the hold music at Walgreens pharmacy.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

The soundtrack to this Japanese surfer film is laden with uninspired Beach Boys covers but the original compositions are pretty choice. Handclaps at 2:22.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Forever In Love (Music Maestro Please, 1975)

Another joyously seductive production from the dearly departed Barry White, no doubt smiling down on us from his heavenly cloud. "Ambrosia? No thanks. I'll have a bucket of ribs and a banana shake, please."


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pram - Mother Of Pearl (Museum Of Imaginary Animals, 2000)

Ponytone rarely celebrates the products of this doomed and gaudy new millennium, but let us sing of this unsung band whose wobbly warmth led many to dismiss them as indie. In truth, they have written themselves a footnote in the grand history of experimental pop music. Pram people of Birmingham we salute you and your gilded theremin.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The first solo single from the better half of the punk duo Snatch, and the Judy from Brian Eno's 'Back In Judy's Jungle'


Sunday, January 6, 2008


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Friday, January 4, 2008

From the album Soul, Steel & Show released in 1974. 'Stoned' is a definite improvement on the Chi-Lites original.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ronnie McNeir - Wendy Is Gone (Ronnie McNeir, 1975)

Last night I taped the image of Ronnie at his piano to the mirror of my vanity, and now I'm considering changing my name to Wendy. I guess I'm in deep.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cheryl Ernst - He Moves Me (Always Beginning, 1973)