New music including Fantastic Negrito, Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Marcus Miller with Trombone Shorty, Wussy, Matthew Sweet, Amos Lee, Leeds, Ryley Walker, Kamasi Washington, Ray Lamontagne and fab new duo Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur can be found at the center of this episode. Even adding in the return of Parlament, Weezer paying tribute to Toto, the Springsteen archive release I've been hoping for, a musical dissertation on "Groovin'" and alternate takes from The Clash and Morphine still only cover about half the nuggets lovingly hand mixed just for you this time around.
The first concert t-shirt I ever owned was the mushroom logo of The Allman Brothers Band. Back in those days we didn't subject music to hyphen filled genre and sub-genre definitions that are all the rage these days. It was simply Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, R&B/Soul, Folk and Classical. The Allman Brothers utilized every single one of them, but their most important aspect was that they could play their asses off. They survived what appeared to be one tragedy after another, but now their heart and soul has left for the after party in the sky and there is simply no way their journey can continue. But thankfully their music will never leave us. Here's a few tunes that I needed to hear today.
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