News from up the street, she’s people I’d like to meet – Dan Hicks.
From time to time, other bloggers will mention a song to me, sometimes in the comment section. Or I’ll find one on their site that I think deserves wider exposures. I hate to see those get lost in the shuffle. So I hereby present four songs that I heard about – and dug – from fellow bloggers. Thank yew.
A while back I did a post on the east L.A. band, Los Lobos. As a side discussion, fellow blogger Boppin’s Blog mentioned that he knew of – and had written about – a band called Brownout (pictured at top of post) that does tributes to Black Sabbath.
All well and good, there’s probably a million of those. Sure, you’ve heard “Fairies Wear Boots” by some cover band before. But with congas? And a horn section? They call themselves Brown Sabbath. Chicago meets Sabbath. Does it work? Check it out. From KEXP, Seattle:
I had never heard of the artist named Bishop Briggs. (Apparently, that is the name of her hometown in Scotland.) Fellow blogger Jealous Sounds featured her recently and her voice is so good, I sent a link to my other soul expert, my sister who gave it a big thumbs up.
This song is called “The Way I Do.” I’m hearing Amy Winehouse and Sinead O’Connor if you’re the kind that needs a comparison. (I appear to be.)
Next is fellow blogger and prog-rock lover extraordinaire, CirdecSongs. He came up with a great band called The Aristocrats, composed of guys who had played with Steven Wilson and/or Joe Satriani. Nice pedigree. I’ve only recently learned about Wilson, mostly from other bloggers.
This great tune is called “Boing!… I’m in the Back.” The musicians are Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), Marco Minneman (drums.) This is insane. This is why I periodically throw my guitars in the trash, only to go back out and retrieve them:
Lastly, two bloggers to credit here, Runaway American Dream for detailing his visit to Asbury Park to see a documentary about the local music scene and a jam session (surprise visit from the Boss).
And Christian’s Music Musings, for featuring Little Steven’s Soulfire album. Lotsa good stuff here including some straight blues. But let’s listen to Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul cut loose on the title track, “Soulfire.” a nice soulful, funky thang.