The first part of this special presentation is called "The Real Meaning Of The Day." No, this is not a 3 day weekend to honor those who served but those he gave everything. Hopefully this will make you think a bit about men and women who gave their all for our Country and how we can never repay their sacrifice. Features Eric Burdon, James McMurtry, Bruce Springsteen, Country Joe McDonald, Mike Garson, David Bowie & Philip Glass, John Lennon, Jim Capaldi, Mac Quayle, Roy Harper, The Doors, Joel Harrison, Weather Report, Roger Chapman; The Shortlist, Explosions In The Sky, PJ Harvey, Jill Sobule, Bobby Womack, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Micah P. Hinson, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Fleetwood Mac, Jeffrey Gaines, Lee Michaels, Wadada Leo Smith, Frank Zappa, Danny O'Keefe, The Greenbriar Boys, The Doc Watson Family, Stu Huggens & The Sussquehanna River Band, The Head and the Heart, Pink Floyd, Klaus Weiss, The Police, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Woody Guthrie, Ian & Sylvia, Donovan, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Woody Guthrie.
We know that despite the intent of the Holiday, Memorial Day also marked the unofficial start to Summer, and nowhere is that more apparent then the Jersey Shore. Really any location with a beach but since I am back home now, it will always be The Jersey Shore for me. This Mixtape is for an imaginary Party on The Boardwalk and features Aretha Franklin, Lee Harvey Osmond, R.E.M., The Byrds, The La's, The Beatles, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones, Eric Ambel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Art McKay, Led Zeppelin, Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The War On Drugs, Sonny & Cher, Simple Minds, The Waterboys, The Beach Boys, Jonathan Richman, The Buckinghams, Big Star, Let's Active, Scott McCaughey, Mott The Hoople, Rick James, Dazz Band, Prince and The Revolution, Big Audio Dynamite, Scott Goddard, ZZ Top, Arthur Conley, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Bruce Springsteen, The Rascals, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon & War.
Playlists for the entire episode are HERE.
Clocking in at just under 6 hours, FTB#173 is stuffed to the brim with new releases from Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men, Paul Collins And Marci Marks, Mavis Staples and Levon Helm, The Black Crowes, Eric Ambel w/Warner E. Hodges, Arcade Fire, The Clash, Warpaint, Kevin Morby, Tim Kasher, Bryan Ferry, Margo Price, Robin Trower and more. We also remember the inventive electronic music pioneer, Vangelis who we said goodbye to a few days ago, as well as a small tribute to one of Mike’s favorite artists, Adrian Borland who left us 23 years ago by jumping in front of a train! Mental illness was a lifelong struggle and his demons finally overwhelmed him. There is some jazz from Ronny Jordan, Charlie Hunter and Eddie Harris, a Birthday greeting to Pete Townshend, sounds from Glen Burtnick, Dramarama and The Red House representing the Garden State and a diverse blend of everything from Tahiti 80, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Psychedelic Furs to TSAR, Funkadelic and Kendra Smith. Thanks for reaching our funding goal and be aware that there has been an Art Damage sighting, not a shock since Memorial Day is around the corner.
As if on a mission, episode #172 is quick to the finish line stuffed with only good intentions for proper distraction, hopefully containing your next earworm and a sense of calm should any urge to panic arise. Always expected a more understanding and open world if ever I managed to reach this age. Apparently it was not to be, even arriving at our front doorstep with an out of control, hate filled Trump loving neighbor. Currently hunkered down with added security cameras and Bond-like electronic trinkets, the studio is doubling as our panic room, really not much of a change for this kid as meals, dog stuff or needed supplies are the only reasons to consider leaving. On a brighter note, there are new things from The Smile, Margo Price, Kevin Morby, Steve Forbert's outstanding new album is featured, The Black Keys, the return of Lyle Lovett and The Black Crowes. Rerecorded classics from The Pineapple Thief are here, thanks to new drummer Gavin Harrison’s talent and attention to detail, and The Stones El Mocambo release is examined with joy. For some reason Tom Waits keeps popping up, perhaps due to the widely divergent cast including; The Dead Boys, Duke Ellington, The Clash, Chet Baker, The Cure, The Temptations, Bobbie Gentry, Fotomaker, Spooky Tooth, T. Rex, Bobby Gillespie, Lloyd Cole, Be Bop Deluxe, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks, Gary Myrick, The Shamen, Sea Wolf, Mercury Rev, The Babys, Rod Stewart, Argent, Toots Hibbert, The Upsetters, Eric Burdon and so much more. This is the last show before the donation link closes on 5/21, thanks to all we have reached our goal and I remain amazed and in debt to you. Thank you so much, I feel better than Sally Field and James Brown. https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8J91A5NivQ
Even though the ground appears to be shifting underfoot, there are tunes that must be shared and sounds both new and old that can only help to calm our increasingly wounded psyche. New arrivals from Arcade Fire, Pink Mountaintops, The Waterboys, The Afghan Whigs and Warpaint will thrill and entertain, joining carefully selected library items from The Sound, The Beloved, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads, John Lennon, John Legend, Roy Buchanan, Wilco, El Vy, Booker T Jones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roy Orbison, Elliott Smith, Yo La Tengo, The Fugs, The Gaslight Anthem, Miles Davis Quintet, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, Tommy Bolin, King Crimson, Soul Coughing, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Joe Walsh, The Teardrop Explodes, The Beach Boys, Jellyfish, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Elvis Brothers, Car Seat Headrest, Bram Tchaikovsky, Free, Bob Seger, Buckingham Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown, Rickie Lee Jones, The Blue Nile, Harry Nilsson, The Flat Five and more. The donation link has only a week left and we do appreciate those who have visited at https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8J91A5NivQ. If you can’t this time we certainly understand but for the first time we are falling short of our goal. Thanks for your ears, love and support.
The new release bin was overflowing with goodies following our 4 part first episode of “Mixtapes,” so this episode of FTB is loaded with new stuff. Expect to hear new releases from a wide range of artists, including The Beach Boys, Jack White, Kurt Vile, Johnnyswim, Damien Jurado, Arcade Fire, Fontaines D.C., Lucius, The Smile, Craig Finn, Neko Case, Angel Olsen, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder, The Silos, Ryan Adams, Calexico, Trombone Shorty w/Gary Clark Jr, Aaron Neville; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Snoop Dogg; G-eazy; William Bell, Anders Osborne, Flora Purim, Robin Trower, Ann Peebles and more. There will be future episodes of “Mixtapes” in a few weeks, for now get ready for a wild ride on FTB #170. The massive library also contributed with tunes from The Sound, Cursive, Bruce Tunkel, James Deely, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, Majesty Crush, The War On Drugs, David Crosby, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Warren Zevon, Peter Case, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Lyle Mays, Charles Mingus, Idris Muhammad, Jimi Hendrix, Graham Parker & the Rumour, Black Crowes, Wilson Pickett and many more. Thanks for all the support, the donation link is active until May 21. https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8J91A5NivQ
The final part of our first episode of FTB presents Mixtapes is here and I am left with literally hundreds more songs initially pulled for the series. There is a very strong possibility that we will return to this series for Part 5 and beyond when we get further down the road. Massive flashbacks and the bitter and sweet came flooding back with just about every tune for me and I hope you enjoyed it. Next up will be a new episode of From The Basement as we hit the #170 milestone. I already see a backlog in the New Release section! Thanks as always for your ears, time and heart… also the Donations have been wonderful, link is good until 5/21. https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8J91A5NivQ
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