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Alan Likes Music - An Introduction
I’m delighted to be working with my good friend Sandy at his site Evinyl.  Sandy and I have been friends since the Rhody days back in the early ‘80’s.  It was also a pleasure meeting Kevin, John and V...
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Elvis
Record Store Day 2019 - Recap
Record Store Day is fast becoming one of my favorite days of the year.  It's really hard to beat. Labels release tons of new material, much of it published for the first time in any form. I've learned...
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Feufollet
Feufollet - A Blissful Evolution
I first saw the Cajun band La Bande Feufollet on Friday, July 12 2002 at approximately 9:00 PM on the main stage at the aptly named Blissfest Music Festival (I have the program in front of me). They w...
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Mississippi John Hurt - Then and Then
Mississippi John Hurt - Then and Then
Mississippi John Hurt was born in 1892 and mostly lived in obscurity as a sharecropper in Avalon,MS.  But thanks to Hurt’s recording of his song Avalon Blues, Hurt was easy to track down when the folk...
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Hidden Treasure Volume I - Boz Scaggs
Hidden Treasure Volume I - Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees was released in 1976 and catapulted Boz Scaggs onto the national rock scene.  While it’s slick production style makes it hard for me to listen to now, I did lik...
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Van Morrison - Resurgent in his 70's
Van Morrison - Resurgent in his 70's
Van Morrison (Sir Van Morrison, that is) is unquestionably one of the singular musical talents of the 20/21’st century. A master vocalist, singer songwriter and arranger, he’s recorded countless (ok, ...
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Heard In My House (Mar/Apr) Part 2
Heard In My House (Mar/Apr) Part 2
Two more great women songwriters have dominated my listening lately.   Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher (album rating – really, really, really good) In my blogpost In Honor of Women’s History Month, I wr...
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The Dustbowl Revival
Heard In My House Mar/Apr (part 1)
The Dustbowl Revival – The Dustbowl Revival Dustbowl was a highlight from last summer's Blissfest Festival.  But the album didn’t make it to my turntable until after seeing them again a couple of w...
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Tearjerkers Part 2
Tearjerkers Part 2
  Ok, so I left one particular song off of my first list of tearjerkers.   This song has got to be the most personal song I’ve ever heard.  And I had a very interesting experience with it.  So it g...
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Marin Simpson
Tearjerkers
Songs That Have Made Me Cry (or at least well up a little bit)   I’m admittedly a pretty emotional guy.  I’ve been known to cry at movies.  And yes, there are songs that have moved me too.  Not ...
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In Honor Of Women's History Month . . .
In Honor Of Women's History Month . . .
Since March is women’s history month, I think it’s a good time to say a few words about the three women that have dominated my listening as of late, namely Valerie June, Courtney Barnett and Eilen Jew...
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