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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208: Vocalocity, ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Hi all you loyal readers!
Vocalocity is a 40-voice a cappella group I had the great fortune to co-found in 2013.
It was the apple of my eye, the (musical) love of my life. I think we’re did some pretty great and even groundbreaking music.

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257: Alison Krauss/Brenda Lee: ‘All Alone Am I’

Guilty pleasures.
Could we keep this just between us?

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089: Jackson Browne/Maurice Williams, ‘The Load-Out/Stay’

Jackson Browne circa 1977 would end his show with a long, lovely, rambling tribute to his roadies. It’s done on solo piano, and talks about the post-show weariness, the packing up, and that lingering adrenalin. His band slowly rejoins him on-stage, and the song mashes into ‘just one more song’–a revisit to Maurice Williams’ iconic doo-wop hit, with the object of affection transformed from that unnamed Little Darlin’ to The Audience.

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256: The Mamas & The Papas, ‘Once Was a Time I Thought’

They indeed really were a fine group, but not for the reasons you think. Go listen to half a dozen cuts you don’t remember from the second album.

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082: Dion DiMucci, ‘Sit Down Old Friend’

At the age of 22, Dion DiMucci had 20 gold records and addictions to alcohol and heroin. He got straight and religion, and has been recording knock-out acoustic blues for decades. Back in 1970 he recorded an obscure singer-songwriter album of redemption that has stayed with me as a tower of strength and a beacon of light.

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255: Simon & Garfunkel, ‘Mrs Robinson’

Dee de dee dee dee dee…

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084: Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude & Fugue No 16 in B-flat Minor (Tatiana Nikolaeva)

My personal journey from “Petula Clark sings Robert Johnson” to J.S. Bach to Dmitri Shostakovich.
Searching? Bad Navigation? Simple twist of fate?

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