Thursday, May 28, 2015

May's Underappreciated Music: the links

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: Bessie Smith

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Sean Coleman: Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

Bill Crider: Forgotten Music; Song of the Day; Forgotten Hits: Local Charts 

Jeff Gemmill: The Staves: If I Was; Top 5s

Jerry House: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Daily Music+; Hymn Time

Randy Johnson: Because I Like Them: Atomic Bitchwax

George Kelley: Mariah Carey: #1 to Infinity

Kate Laity: Rymäkkä:  "Bear Feast Polska"

Todd Mason: Free jazz vocalists: Patty Waters, her influences? and successors; the recently departed; Jimi Hendrix covers; some country music

Patrick Murtha; Louis Durey of Les Six; Eric Burdon (of The Animals and War)

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: Kent State & the Protest Song; Mark Knopfler; Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher's Daughter; The Tremeloes: "Here Comes My Baby"; The Black Keys: Turn Blue

A. J. Wright: "Alabama Song" and its history

My mother, Camilla Mason, cofounded a Friends of the Band at Londonderry (NH) Jr High School in 1977, while I attended (and played trombone badly), that has continued over the years (after they added a choir as it became Jr/Senior High School, the org became Friends of Music)...which helped the LHS Marching Band make its way into the Rose Bowl Parades several years running, under the direction of my old music teacher, still at it thirty-plus years later, Andrew Soucy...the below pretty good for a high school band (both a promise and a warning):

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