Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Underappreciated Music: the links (wake up, Rod Stewart has something to say to you...edition)

The monthly assembly of undervalued and often nearly "lost" music, or simply music the blogger in question wants to remind you reader/listeners of....

Patti Abbott: Tuesday Night Music; Saturday Night MusicOpening Credits and Theme Songs; Overemployed songs in pop culture

Sean Coleman: Rod Stewart: An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (aka The Rod Stewart Album)

Bill Crider: If You Dare...; Song of the Day

Jeff Gemmill: Sandy Denny: Listen, Listen

Jerry House: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" featuring a Crockett great great granddaughter...; Judy Henske: "High-Flying Bird";  Antti Martikainen: Land of Eternal Winter;  Hymn Time 

George Kelley: Rod Stewart: Live 1975-1998: Tonight's the Night

Des/D. F. Lewis and Andy Linkner: Michael Finnissy: The History of Photography in Sound  performed by Ian Pace

The timing above is not in error. Linkner: I'm a huge Finnissy fan and am enthralled by these massive piano works.  There are two reviews up at, one pro and one con [I found another pro, only, so far].  I'm definitely on the pro side.

Kate Laity: Patti Smith: "Fire of Unknown Origin"

Evan Lewis: Annie Oakley [Traffic] Safety Songs (with the Sandpipers and Mitch Miller's Orchestra)

Todd Mason: Saturday Music Club: There's Always Room for Some 3rd Stream Music; Some Old Favorites on International Women's Day; 3rd Stream Music into Chamber Music

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: Larry Kirwan: Kilroy Was Here; Dan Fogelberg: High Mountain Snows

Nancy Ryan: Underappreciated Music (and a little more) 

Ron Scheer: Music as therapy, at least a supplement...

Jeff Segal: Warpaint
Jeff notes: [Actor/drummer/singer] Shannyn Sossamon had been part of band at one time [co-founder]. Her sister is still with them, I think [she is]. The friend who saw them live said that they are as good on stage as on cd. New to me. Pleasant, ethereal/new age female-oriented.  

The Byrds: "You Showed Me" (demos)

Uptempo version with more instruments in the mix.

The Turtles: "You Showed Me"

Salt-N-Pepa: "You Showed Me"


The Gorn said...

I discovered you through the Fiction_L comments. I'm glad I read 'em all today.

Todd Mason said...

Well, always glad to have oddly performed sentient lizards from STAR TREK episodes adapted somewhat awkwardly from Fredric Brown stories reading the blog, Gorn. Might you be AKA Mr. Beck?