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Albums & Songs of 2011

Posted January 1, 2012 By admin

I probably shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to post these lists, but better late than never. Here we go, the top 10 albums (plus a few honorable mentions) and the best songs of 2011, as chosen by me. Enjoy!

Honorable mentions:
Atmosphere- The Family Sign
Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere
James Hoffman – The Union
Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over
Christina Perri – Lovestrong

 

10. Zee Avi- Ghostbird 9. Brett Dennen- Loverboy 8. Adele- 21 7. Prof – King Gampo 6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire 5. Rachael Yamagata – Chesapeake 4. Grieves- Together/Apart 3. Astronautalis- This Is Our Science 2. Dessa- Castor, The Twin 1. Amos Lee- Mission Bell

 

 

Best songs:

Disc 1:

  • What Other Guy- Adam Cohen
  • If It Hadn’t Been For Love- Adele
  • Behind Me Now- Amos Lee
  • Holy Water- Astronautalis
  • If You Can Save Me Now- Atmosphere
  • Dead And Done- Bobby Long
  • Frozen In Slow Motion- Brett Dennen
  • Who By Fire- Buck 65 (ft. Jenn Grant)
  • Tonight- Burlap To Cashmere
  • Love Hurts- Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle
  • The Lonely- Christina Perri
  • Dear Father- Colin Hay
  • Black- Danger Mouse (ft. Norah Jones)
  • Two Against One- Danger Mouse (ft. Jack White)
  • 551- Dessa
  • Warning Signs- Eilen Jewell
  • Everyday- Fiona Apple
  • Sunny Side Of Hell- Grieves
  • Duluth- Haroula Rose

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Disc 2:

  • Anyway Rattlesnake- Haley Bonar
  • Police Dog Blues- Hugh Laurie
  • Praise The Lord For My Darlin’- James Hoffman
  • Maybe I Missed The Point- Jeff Bridges
  • Oh! Susanna- Jewel
  • Drive All Night- Joss Stone
  • No Words Now- Pieta Brown
  • Gampo- Prof
  • Even If I Don’t- Rachael Yamagata
  • Good Man- Raphael Saadiq
  • Believe It When I See It- Ron Sexsmith
  • I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say- Ryan Adams
  • Blue Ribbon Winner- Schuyler Fisk
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- She & Him
  • The Golden Age- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • Lose- The Game
  • You Know I’m No Good- Wanda Jackson
  • Roll Up- Wiz Khalifa
  • 31 Days- Zee Avi

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Picks Of The Week

Posted January 30, 2011 By admin

Getting ready to head out to the Pieta Brown show in a while, I am working on getting the Maria Isa show and the Dessa show mastered and should have them up here sometime this week. The Dessa show was amazing, she had a lot of new material, so fans of her will definitely enjoy that show. Also, it was being taped by TPT, and will air March 27th at 10pm. I’m trying to figure out a way to record that, and will hopefully be able to share that here.

  • Lil’ Star- Kelis
  • Fly Me To The Moon- Joshua Radin
  • Catchy Hook- K.Raydio (ft. JDante)
  • Dead And Done- Bobby Long
  • Hometown Glory (Live)- Adele
  • The Book Of Right On (Instrumental)- Guy Buttery
  • On A Good Day- Billy Bragg
  • Easy- This Is Deer Country
  • In California- Rosa Hinskman

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Bobby Long

Posted June 8, 2009 By admin

Bobby Long

Singer-songwriter Bobby Long, whose song “Let Me Sign” is included in the soundtrack the blockbuster film “Twilight,” is set for what he’s calling the Dangerous Summer Tour of the United States to begin in late July. Long recently completed a series of showcase tastemaker appearances in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, playing to SRO crowds who had discovered his music via the film, YouTube and his ever-changing MySpace page.

Long has independently released a 10-song recording of original material called Dirty Pond Songs that he recorded in his bedroom to make available at his shows and via the internet. He refers to it as “a big EP” or his “bootleg album” rather than a proper CD (“You can even hear traffic sounds from outside my bedroom window on some of the tracks”), which he has plans to make at the end of the year. The single from Dirty Pond Songs, “Let Me Lie,” is downloadable from iTunes, where it reached #1 on their “Unsigned” chart and #8 on the Folk chart. The soundtrack from “Twilight,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and has remained on the chart for over six months, is also available from iTunes. Bobby Long’s second single, a live version of “Being A Mockingbird” recorded at Arlene’s Grocery in New York on April 14, is now available via digital outlets.

Long, who was born in northern England and grew up in the Southwestern area known as Wessex, has been living and performing in London for the past three years while attending London Metropolitan University. He will receive his diploma next month-after turning in his thesis on the social impact of American folk music-just as he embarks full time on a music career. His friendship with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, who he met while both did the rounds of music open mic nights in London, led to “Let Me Sign,” co-written with friend Marcus Foster and sung by Pattinson in the film, being included in a crucial dramatic scene.

The tall (6’2″), shaggy-haired 22-year-old Long taps his wealth of original material for his live concert repertoire. Rotating the songs streaming on his MySpace site has resulted in fans shouting out requests and knowing the words to sing along. His tour of America in April was a heady experience for Long, whose folk and blues influences range from Leonard Cohen to Elliott Smith to Mississippi John Hurt. “Left to Lie,” the single from Dirty Pond Songs, has been described by some as “depressing,” but Long looks at that philosophically: “I didn’t mean to write a depressing song about death; it just kind of came out that way. I think it’s just life really, you know. Death is kind of like a vehicle; sort of a way of explaining other things.”


Other songs included on Dirty Pond Songs are “Dead and Done,” “Being a Mockingbird,” “The Old Shamed Face,” “A Passing Tale,” “Penance Fire Blues,” “The Rattle and Roll,” “So Tear Me Up,” “The Bounty of Mary Jane” and the plaintive “Who Have You Been Loving.”

Current plans have Long touring the U.S. into September, with dates still being booked. He’s both excited and ready. “I haven’t released anything and to come over here (the U.S.) and to do it is a dream really.  You know for any English artist to come to America and play is just the pinnacle of what you want to do.  So being able to do it so early is a really, really cool thing.”

  • Dead And Done Blues
  • Sad Woman Blues
  • So Tear Me Up

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