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236: Jacob Collier, ‘Hideaway’

If you ever want to know what’s new in music, check out what Jacob Collier’s been doing for the previous couple of months.
Last night I had the rare privilege of seeing him perform in Tel Aviv.
People were saying “I’m going to be able to say to my children that I saw him when.”
I was saying, “This is not real. What I’m seeing and hearing can’t be real. It’s superhuman.”

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262: Bob Dylan, ‘Went to See the Gypsy’ (“Another Self-Portrait”)

In 1970, Dylan seemed so intent on releasing his first terrible album that he left out all the good stuff.
Here’s the good stuff.
Welcome to Dylanland.

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261: Kurt Elling/Sting, ‘Practical Arrangement’

Love songs ain’t what they used to be.
Love ain’t what it used to be.
But Kurt Elling still brings it all to life.

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260: David Crosby/Joni Mitchell, ‘Yvette in English’

David Crosby.
Sometimes he gives you a high.
Sometimes he makes you want to jump off something high.
In 1993, he and Joni Mitchell wrote a beautiful, enigmatic song together.

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090: The Cyrkle, ‘Red Rubber Ball’

A shaggy-dog tail from 1966 of Paul Simon mistaking Jeff for his singing partner, a frat band playing in Atlantic City, reserve duty in the Coast Guard, The Beatles last tour, an Australian folkie, a Pepsi Cola factory, and that unforgettable hit, ‘Red Rubber Ball’, by The Cyrkle.

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259: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau: ‘Marcie’ (Joni Mitchell), ‘Don’t Think Twice’ (Dylan)

You don’t need Thile and Mehldau to justify the standing of Dylan or Mitchell. But their fresh new readings may still amplify and even enhance the originals.

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176: Chuck Berry, ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ (Bob Dylan, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’)

Who da daddy of rap?
Who da grandaddy?
RIP, Chuck.

34 days left to join in supporting Vocalocity’s first EP.
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258: Stephen Stills, ‘Do For the Others’

Still–he’s still Stills.
A 1970 gem you may have missed.

42 days left to join in supporting Vocalocity’s first EP.
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