New number ones on both charts this week. We will begin with CBC2’s new number 1 single. Alabama Shakes are releasing a new album next moth and “Don’t Wanna Fight” is their 1st single off the album. Great song, reminiscent of some Bee Gee songs of the past, but done with the incredible of Brittany Howard. Amazing singer.
The album topping CKUA’s chart is Punch Brothers album “The Phosphorescent Blues”. Released in January, they have released 3 singles including “I Blew It Off”, which I have included for your pleasure. Kind of a bluegrass sound, very melodic.
Where in the H E Double Hockey Sticks did all that traffic come from. Glad it wasn’t yesterday or I would have never made it without pin-balling off someone. But made it I did, and just in time for the 7:40 tune.
Today’s song needs little commentary, Bob Dylan and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”. Turn it up, I think, volume is pretty low on my machine,
I am all about revival lately. Today I am going to revive a series on Canadian releases. I will try to stick to a Thursday schedule on this, but who knows! So let’s rock.
First up is a new album by Canadian power blues duo, The Pack A.D.. Released on Jan 28, it is titled “Do not Engage”. The song I have highlighted is “Big Shot”.
The Pack AD Home
The Pack Ad on iTunes
The Pack AD on CBC
Light week, and I’m tired. Have a great week
Jimmie Vaughan performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So tell me, what do you do when you are driving 1100 km, over 2 days, in the rain and in the car for 14 hours. If you’re me, you hit the radio and look for songs to Shazam for your blog. I think I found some. The first road tune I heard was a classic blues tune by former Fabulous Thunderbird, Jimmie Vaughn. The song. “Dirty Girl”. One of the Texas roadhouse blues guitar players that were spawned in the 70’s, Jimmy is a great player, very great. Seems to run in the Vaughn family.
Jamie N. Commons (Photo credit: wfuv)
A quick post to let you know I am still around. Life does trump all from time to time, and recent weeks are one of those trump times. Enjoy this cut, a CBC2 find once again, Jamie N. Commons performing the tune “Rumble and Sway, live on Conan. Could be a big one.