Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Music Club: some sounds of DC

Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians: Down in Our Alley Blues

Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington (with Max Roach and Charles Mingus): Very Special

Karen Akers: In My Solitude

Shirley Horn Trio: How Insensitive

Charlie Byrd: Jitterbug Waltz

Ruth Brown with B. B. King and his band: Ain't Nobody's Business

Link Wray: Dinosaur

The Marquees (featuring Marvin Gaye): Wyatt Earp

Bo Diddley (and The Duchess): Give Me a Break/You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover

The Mugwumps (Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, Zal Yanovsky, John Sebastian): You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover

The Country Gentlemen: Matterhorn

The Seldom Scene: Sittin' on Top of the World

The Seldom Scene: Wait a Minute

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Passionate Kisses

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Shut Up and Kiss Me

The Slickee Boys: When I Go to the Beach

Bad Brains: Banned in DC

Trusty: "Goodbye, Dr. Fate"

Jawbox: Motorist and Static live

Jawbox: Breathe

Fugazi: Bed for the Scraping (live version)

Tsunami: Water's Edge

Basehead: Not Over You

Thievery Corporation: Lebanese Blonde

Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers: The Party Roll

Go-Go Swing

Sweet Honey in the Rock: The Women Gather; Nature Song

Marian Anderson: America

Washington Post March:


Richard R. said...

Wow, Todd, I'm a bit overwhelmed...

Todd Mason said...

It's a big stack. But I was feeling pretty bad (physically and otherwise), and this cheered me up.

I'm not sure anyone else should try to take it all in one sitting...assuming anyone else would try!

Richard R. said...

But of course I did...

Todd Mason said...

Condolences...but did all that pretty to utterly great music make it worth the trip?

Art said...

Here's a plug for the Sweet Freedom blog from facebook, and a query:

What are other great DC area culture blogs [the posting listss mostly events calendars], or the top ten must-reads culture blogs Todd Mason recommends out of his blogroll?

Todd Mason's blog Sweet Freedom has aneclectic video tribute to #dcmusic What are the great DC culure blogs? has some good ideas of free and low-cost events each month:
and free in DC as well:
And there's the Post's Going Out Guide--
and the hipsters at

Got other resources to suggest? Meanwhile, check out the variety of DC music over the decades:
Sweet Freedom: Saturday Music Club: some sounds of DC

Art said...

Here's one all-purpose blog that scours the web for the best, smartest online culture and film resources, but it's not as in-depth or arcane as your very smart suggestions and commentary. But it might be worth adding to your blogroll.

Presumably your readers already know about this, but if not, it's worth checking out:

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for the plug (and/or forward) and suggestions, Art...I'll certainly look into OpenCulture when I have a chance.