Random Songs From My Phone – KT Tunstall – “Under The Weather”

Cover of "Eye to the Telescope"
Cover of Eye to the Telescope

 

I loved this album.  “Eye To The Telescope” continues to be a regular on my rotation after, what 9 years.  This is one of the great tunes on the disc, “Under The Weather”.  The album, released in 2004, and was her first studio album.  The album gained her multiple Grammy and Brit nominations, winning the 2005 Brit for best female solo artist.  KT Tunstall is Scottish born and plays a mean guitar as well as being a fine singer and songwriter.  Her genre is hard to pin down as she moves effortlessly between rock, pop and folk.  the cut I have selected is a live version, done on Jools Holland in April 2005.  Enjoy, I have many times.

 

 

Song Of The Day – Delbert and The Commotions

 

Song Of The Day today is actually Group of the Day.  I received an email from Brian Asselin, a member of an R&B/Funk group known as Delbert & The Commotions.  The best part, the group includes Delbert Nelson, once with the legendary Funk Brothers.  Brian met Delbert while touring with the Funk Brothers and ended up collaborating on an album about a year ago.  An interesting story, a Canadian sax player and an American singer teaming up to write a soul album.  Please enjoy, visit the links and maybe pop a song or two onto your iPod.

Delbert and the Commotions Home

Delbert and the Commotions on iTunes

Delbert and the Commotions on CBC2

Delbert and the Commotions on Twitter

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Song Of The Day – Lissie – “When I’m Alone”

English: Lissie performing at Parkenfestivalen...
English: Lissie performing at Parkenfestivalen 2011, Bodø, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today’s tune is by American folk/rock artist, Lissie.  The song, “When I’m Alone” from her 2010 album, “Catching A Tiger”.  The song is more rock than folk and showcases a strong voice and a pretty good band.  The song was getting some major airplay in Canada on CBC2, likely in support of her upcoming album, “Back To Forever”.  It is due to be released in September.  An interesting note, the album reached number 4 in Norway, the featured song, number 2.

 

Lissie Home Page

 

Lissie on iTunes

 

 

 

 

Song Of The Day – Mo Kenney – “The Great Escape”

Mo Kenney
Mo Kenney (Photo credit: joeri-c)

 

A nice mellow song for a nice mellow Sunday.  Canadian singer songwriter Mo Kenney performs her song “The Great Escape” live at the CBC studio.  The tune comes from her self-titled debut album, released in 2012.  Born in Nova Scotia in 1990, she has a great future, especially if she continues to collaborate with one of my favourites, Joel Plaskett, who produced her record.  Have a great Sunday.

 

Mo Kenney Home

 

Mo Kenney on CBC

 

Mo Kenney on iTunes