Show #56: Alone Again Or

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After some jamming out to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska this week, I thought I’d focus on the stripped-down basics of music. If you remove all the complexities and over production, you get to the core of the tuneskies. Just a musician and their instrument, nothing else. Only then can you really hear what makes a song great, with the emotion and honesty that a great musician can communicate. So let’s mellow out for the next hour and listen to some great musicians delivering killer jams in their rawest form.

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Show #49: Down On The Street

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I don’t know why, but randomly this week I decided there are a lot of street songs out there. Songs about streets, with the word “street” in the title, or just mentioning “street” with no real connection. It sounded random and pointless, so naturally I put a playlist together. After test jamming out to the playlist, I decided as random and pointless as it was, it was still pretty awesome. These street songs lend to some pretty epic jamming, so give this bad mamajama a listen for yourself.

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Show #47: Crazy Covers (Part 1)

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In my musical travels I’ve come across a fair amount of pretty wild covers where certain artists cover very different genres of tunes. Some make sense, and others really don’t. It makes for a good listen though, and in compiling the playlist, it just so happened that many of these were rare jams from the vault. I’ve got plenty more where this came from, so we’ll call this part 1. Here’s a show dedicated to all the cover bands out there. Well, only the ones that play “Freebird” on request.

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Top Ten Bands That Skipped Woodstock

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Woodstock was epic. Fact. Some of the best bands of the 60’s came, saw, and conquered the sea of dancing hippies. Yet many music fans aren’t aware of all the bands that could have rocked Woodstock, but instead chose to skip or happened to miss out on the greatest rock festival of all time. Who are they and why did they skip out? Allow me to present my handy dandy list below, in order of potential awesomeness.

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Jam of the Week: Simon and Garfunkel

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Artist: Simon and Garfunkel

Album: Sounds of Silence

Genre: Folk Rock

Date: 1966

Sound: Just a couple of bros jammin’ out some Folk Rock

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Show #24: The Mellow Mafia

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After reading a Rolling Stone (product placement, pay me please) article the other day about a group of session and backing musicians called “The Section” or “The Mellow Mafia,” I decided it was time to get mellow. They were behind some very important and hugely successful musicians, all part of a new wave of singer/songwriters to come out of LA in the 70’s. So today we mellowed out, but of course still rocked out to some legends, and learned a little bit along the way. Remember kids, learning is fun, so stay in school. Also make sure to eat your vitamins.

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Show #3: Blues Traveling

I’m not sure if anyone was able to tune in today, but the show was a doozy. We traveled far and wide from 1927 all the way up to 2000 with some great Blues by some incredible artists and bands.

The show was called Blues Traveling and was part of the Rock History 101 series. The goal of the show was to show just how influential some of the early Bluesmen have been to not only the Blues genre, but to Rock music as a whole.

A lot of the classic songs that we know and love are in fact covers of Blues originals. Many of these originals have grown to be almost standards since they’ve been covered by so many people. Check it out:

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