Hi everyone, here are our lucky seven musical streaming* suggestions for the week.
(Click on the photo of the album or playlist you’d like to hear, to play it!)
Movin’ On (1969) by Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass (Genre: Country, Instrumental):
In the sixties and seventies Trumpeter Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass were a well-known studio band. The group backed up many popular singers during recording sessions including Chet Atkins and Willie Nelson, and recorded more than 30 brass-centric instrumental albums on their own.
Movin’ On is their 1969 offering and features a bright and upbeat collection of instrumentals perfect for listening to while recharging your personal batteries.
Songs featured on the LP include: Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town, Release Me, Wolverton Mountain, Yesterday When I Was Young, Wabash Cannon Ball and Ring of Fire.
Jungle Jim & The Voodoo Tiger (2006) by James Luther Dickinson (Genre: Rock, Traditional Roots Rock, Country, Blues):
James Luther Dickinson is a keyboard virtuoso known for his organ and piano playing. Dickinson and his band, The Dixie Flyers, were the house band at Atlantic Record’s Criteria recording studio in Miami, Florida during the sixties and seventies. Dickinson and the Dixie Flyers recorded with many notable musicians over the years including Sam & Dave, Brook Benton, Albert King, Jerry Jeff Walker and Aretha Franklin.
Dickinson and The Dixie Flyers disbanded in 1978, and Dickinson launched a solor career. He has released a number of cool solo albums since then – this one is from 2006 and it features 11 rock-piano-centric songs including: Truck Drivin’ Man, Violin Bums, Out Of The Blue, Love Bone, Hadacol Boogie and Somewhere Down The Road
Waiting For The Night (1993) by The Freddie Jones Band (Genre: Roots Rock, Rock, Blues Rock):
This week, I’m on a roots rock roll! The Freddie Jones Band hail from Chicago and, like James Luther Dickinson, their music has strong roots rock roots. The Freddie Jones Band has a slight more modern feel to their music and they are known for taking their songs and stretching out a bit for roots rock jams! Songs in this set include: For The Night is the group’s first LP and was original released in 1993.
Songs on the LP include: Dixie Dynamite, The Other Side, Colors Of The Night, Night To Day, When You Fall & Crosscut Saw.
After The Farm (1992) by Rosie Flores (Genre: Rockabilly, Country, Pop-Rock):
Rosie Flores is a San Diego based singer-songwriter and guitarist with rockabilly and blues roots!
She released her first LP, simply titled Rosie Flores, in 1987. After The Farm is her second LP and it is top-notch!
Songs on the LP include: More To Offer, Price You Pay, Blue Highway, That’s Me, Oh Heartache and Dream Dream Blue.
Water Boy (1965) by The Don Shirley Trio (Genre: Jazz) :
Virtuoso pianist Don Shirley is in top form on this 1965 album focusing on jazz based songs including: Water Boy, Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess, In A Moonlight Marketplace, Blue Skies and Freedom.
Shirley’s life (1927-2013) was the basis for the 2018 film Green Book.
And as Shirley was a really fantastic and very versatile musician whose work hasn’t been as well-known as it could be, here is a bonus musical suggestion – a album that focus on his solo piano playing and includes a number of standards.
Piano Perspective by Don Shirley (Genre: Classical):
Songs on the LP include: Someone To Watch Over Me, How High The Moon, I Can’t Get Started With You and Lullaby Of Birdland.
A Seat at the Table (2016) by Solange Knowles (Genre: R&B, Pop):
Singer-songwriter and producer Solange is the younger sister of Beyoncé and has obviously inherited some of the same music talent genes. In 2016 she released her third, critically acclaimed album, A Seat At The Table, which became a best-selling LP hitting number 1 on the Billboard Album Chart.
A Seat At The Table features a number of stellular guest artists including: Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, The Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kelela, Tweet, Moses Sumney, Sampha, Sean Nicholas Savage and Nia Andrews.
Songs in the set include: Rise, Weary, Carnes In The Sky, Interlude: Dad Was Mad, Don’t You Wait and Were Do We Go.
We Can Be Heroes: A Superhero Playlist by Various Artists (86 songs, 5 hours and 24 minutes) (Genres: Modern Rock, Pop, Soundtrack, Instrumental):
This playlist features great songs perfect for all of us everyday superheroes!
Songs/artists in the collection include: It’s On Again by Alicia Keys, Spider-Man Loves You by Daniel Pemberton, Superhero by Thor, Heroes by David Bowie, Superlungs My Supergirl by Donovan, First Class by Henry Jakman and Burning Down The House by Noah Hawley
Videos of the Week:
Orange Blossom Special by Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass
Yesterday When I Was Young by Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass
Truck Drivin’ Man by James Luther Dickinson
Violin Bums by James Luther Dickinson
Dixie Dynamite by The Freddy Jones Band
Waiting For The Night by The Freddy Jones Band
Price You Pay by Rosie Flores
Long White Cadillac by Rosie Flores
Water Boy by The Don Shirley Trio
How High The Moon by Don Shirley
Cranes In The Sky by Solange
Rise by Solange
Heroes by David Bowie
Superlungs My Supergirl by Donovan
Incredibles by The Dallas Brass Band
Have a great weekend!
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn
Donald Shirley, a Pianist With His Own Genre, Dies at 86 By Bruce Weber. New York Times. April 28, 2013, https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/arts/music/donald-shirley-pianist-and-composer-dies-at-86.html
Who Was Don Shirley? ‘Green Book’ Tries to Solve the Mystery by Giovanni Russonello. New York Times. Nov. 2, 2018,
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