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.
My old buddies The Bongos have re-joined forces and are ready to release an album that's been sitting in the vault for far too long. Recorded for Island Records in the 90's and never released, this has been remastered and shows where the band was headed when they called it quits, yet doesn't sound a bit dated! Their first recording with final Bongo in place, Steve Scales, Talking Heads' percussionist extraordinaire!
He's been making great records for quite some time. An amazing guitar player who has lived what he writes and sings about and as real as you can find. The new album shipped with a bunch of "radio edits" which further proves how completely irrelevant Terrestrial Radio really is these days. Either play the music as the artist initially intended it or don't play it all.
As I've mentioned once or twice, one of the things I love to do when going for a long drive is dial into my basement and put my full digital library on "random." When you place a half million songs on random some very interesting and sometimes forgotten nuggets emerge. I totally forgot about this alternate mix of one of Marvin's best.
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