A Song A Day
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
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LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean

                                               

                                               

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Get Across to You
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Eddie & the Hot Rods - Get Across To You  (c.1976)

History records Eddie & the Hot Rods as the missing link between pub rock and punk, and their debut album, released at the tail end of 1976, proves that every word is true. Young, loud, snotty and incredibly fast, the riffs and rhythms are fuel-injected R&B, but the lyrics are teenaged disaffection with a forest on its shoulders. - allmusic.com

                                               

SBTRKT - New Dorp. New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)
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SBTRKT - New Dorp. New York (feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig)

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SBTRKT’s new album, Wonder When We Land,  out Sept 23, 2014.  

Pre-order on iTunes and download this and one other tune now.

*thanks for the heads up, Ethan.

                                               

The Black Angels - Telephone (edit)
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The Black Angels - Telephone  (c. 2010)

…like a lost tune from The Easybeats

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching: Airport

PLACE: Los Angeles International Airport, California

SONG: THE BLACK ANGELS – ‘Telephone’

GIRL: Angela Trimbur

WHY: I had a pretty lonely holiday… I didn’t get to go home to see my fam this year & was really bummed, so I went to dance around people who got to do so on their way back from holiday vacay.

LYRIC I LOVE: “You watch me sit outside. You watch me wait and try.”

PURCHASE THE SONG: ‘Telephone’ by The Black Angels 

                                               

Big Maybelle - Blues Early, Early
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Big Maybelle - Blues Early, Early  (c. 1958)

                                               

Frank Sinatra - Tennessee Newsboy
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Frank Sinatra - Tennessee Newsboy (The Newsboy Blues)

Next to the infamous duet Frank Sinatra recorded with Dagmar - “Mama Will Bark" - Frank has sometimes pointed to this song, "Tennessee Newsboy" as one of the examples of the inferior songs he had to sing under Mitch Miller’s supervision during Frank’s final years at Columbia. While "Mama Will Bark" is admittedly an extremely goofy song (click link to listen, it’s pretty awful) - this “Tennessee Newsboy” is actually an appealing affair that features an “upbeat” performance by Frank, some fine steel guitar by "Speedy" West, and a bright arrangement by Axel Stordahl. Yes, it’s commercial pop with some novelty value. Sure - it’s not “NIght And Day” - but, then, it isn’t supposed to be. - youtube

                                               

Frank Sinatra - Old McDonald
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Frank Sinatra - Old MacDonald

…Sinatra can even make a nursery rhyme swing.

                                               

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Coldplay - Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix)

Hear more AlunaGeorge on Soundcloud.com/AlunaGeorge

                                               

Made In Heights - Skylark Interabang?!
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Made In Heights - Skylark Interabang?!

…photo from Made In Heights live at KCRW’s School Night July 14, 2014

                                               

Whitey Pullen - Let's All Go Wild Tonight
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Whitey Pullen - Let’s All Go Wild Tonight  (c.1959)

…a song for #PassaBeach 

                                               

Leroy Hutson - Love The Feeling
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Leroy Hutson - Love The Feeling  (c.1976)

                                               

Alan Parker - Heavy Water
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Alan Parker - Heavy Water  (c.1973)

…So #RAD.  via acbatesy

                                               

Gillian Hills - Zou Bisou Bisou
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Gillian Hills - Zou Bisou Bisou  (c.1961)

                                               

Ronnie Love - Chills & Fever
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Ronnie Love - Chills & Fever  (c.1960)

There are a thousand riffs on Little Willie John’s landmark ‘Fever’, but Ronnie Love’s ‘Chills and Fever’ is perhaps the ultimate - notching up the tempo with a swinging piano riff and cranking up the intensity with dramatic, blaring horns. 

one of the quintessential records which signaled the beginnings of Detroit soul.

*First released as “Johnny Love” on Startime 45-5001, later as “Ronnie Love” on Dot 45-16144.