For All You Hipsters Hitting The Bars Hard This Saturday Night… (morning comes sooner than you think)

Dateline: October 7th, 1974. Tom Waits has just released his second album, “The Heart Of Saturday Night”.

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The life of the party winds down with a nightcap and Wait’s dusty ode to the ghosts of Saturday night.

Good night you sleepy dreamers. Leave your revels to another day…

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A Sign Of The Times?

As of this writing it has been seven years since r&b/soul/funk diva Chaka Khan released her most recent album, the Grammy Award winning (Best R&B Album 2008) “Funk This”.

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In only her second album of new pop material in fifteen years Khan covered such hallowed ground originally shaped by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Doobie Brothers.

Her cover of the 30 year old Prince song “Sign ‘O’ The Times” is a standout.

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Taken from Prince’s ninth studio album, the 1987 album of the same name, “Sign ‘O’ The Times” was then and remains to this day through 54 year old Khan’s chilling new rendering a blaring funk indictment of the age in which we live. Sign of the times indeed.

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Yer Cure For The Hump Day Blues

On December 11, 1968 The Rolling Stones along with assorted special invited guests convened at the sound stage of Intertel Studios on Wycombe Road, Wembley to perform on a replica of a seedy big top circus tent. What was filmed and recorded that day would not be released to the general public for another 28 years…

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One of the day’s special guests included The Dirty Mac, a one off rag tag crew that included Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton of the Cream, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and lastly one John Lennon of the British singing group The Beatles.

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They covered “Yer Blues”, a song from the new Beatles album.

And As The Tide Turned On The Setting Sun The Band Played On

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Song Of The Day Club presents: THE PLAYLIST Monday, September 22, 2014

  1. The Weatherman (Part 2) – Alert The Medic
  2. Erase Me – Ben Folds Five
  3. You’ve Got A lot On Your Mind – Sloan
  4. Big World – The Novaks
  5. Get Over You – Air Traffic Control
  6. The Hives Declare Guerre Nucleaire – The Hives
  7. On The Bound – Fiona Apple
  8. Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand
  9. Lost The War – Paper Lions
  10. Trace Decay – Wintersleep
  11. Forgotten Man – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  12. Simple Kind Of Life – No Doubt
  13. Experiment IV – Kate Bush
  14. Maniacs – Hawksley Workman
  15. No Wonder – Neil Young
  16. White Lightening – Danny Michel
  17. Monster Hospital – Metric
  18. Without My Love – Carmen Townsend
  19. Stacked Actors – Foo Fighters
  20. Happiness Burns – Two Hours Traffic
  21. Puzzle Friend – Chris Colepaugh & The Cosmic Crew

Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was released as a single from the 1973 studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

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In 1991 British rock band The Who contributed to Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin a tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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Somehow the testosterone fueled swagger of The Who’s cover of “Saturdays Night’s Alright For Fighting” is simply more believable than John’s finely crafted original, making the song feel like it had been a Who song all along.

Song Of The Day Club has arrived!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Welcome to Song Of The Day Club, a place of musical celebration! And what better way to start the celebration than with John Coltrane’s epic 1964 recording “A Love Supreme – Part 1 – Acknowledgement”, recorded December 9, 1964 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

John Coltrane – Tenor Sax

McCoy Tyner – Piano

Jimmy Garrison – Bass

Elvin Jones – Drums

“During the year of 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privledge to make others happy through music.” – John Coltrane