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Daughter of jazz man Henry Threadgill sings blues (click here) and pop:



Playlist of entire album “Linda Ronstadt 1972”:

Playlist of entire album “Heart Like a Wheel”:



Playlist of entire album:

Playlist of entire album and then some:

Mesmerizing video:




Great AM radio song for 60s teen drivers:

Playlist of their 25 biggest hits:

JUG BAND MUSIC

I was down in Savannah
Eatin' cream and bananas
When the heat just made me faint
I began to get cross-eyed
I thought I was lost
I'd begun to see things as they ain't
As the relatives gathered to see what's the matter
The doctor came to see was I died
But the doctor said "Give him jug band music,
It seems to make him feel just fine"
I was told a little tale about a skinny-as-a-rail
Eight foot cowboy with a headache
He was hung up in the desert swappin' rats
And tryin' ta get a drink of water with his knees a-gettin' mud caked
And I'll tell you every sentence how he stumbled into Memphis, 
      Tennessee
Hardly crawlin', lookin' dust baked
We gave 'im little water; a little bit of wine
He opened up his eyes but they didn't seem to shine
And the doctor said "Give him jug band music
It seems to make him feel just fine"
So if you ever get sickly
Get sis' to run quickly to the dusty closet shelf
And pull out a washboard; and play a guitar chord
And do a little do it yourself
Call on your neighbors to put down their labors
And come and play the hardware in time
'Cause the doctor said "Give him jug band music
It seems to make him feel just fine"
I was floatin' in the ocean
Greased with suntan lotion
When I got wiped out by a beach boy
He was surfin' when he hit me but jumped off his board to get me
And he dragged me by the arm just like a child's toy
As we staggered into land with all the waiters eatin' sandwiches
We tried to mooch a towel from the Hoi Poloi
He emptied out his eardrums; I emptied out mine
And everybody knows that the very last line is
The doctor said "Give him jug band music
It seems to make him feel just fine"
And the doctor said "Give him jug band music
It seems to make him feel just fine"

by John Sebastian



Punk rocker played lead guitar with the band Television, went solo,  and later returned to them. Playlist of entire album “Tom Verlaine” (1979):

Playlist of entire album “Dreamtime”:

Gig at FIB Benicassim July 2, 2006:



Beautiful Beatles’ cover:

Natalie Merchant performimg an emotional version of “Let It Be” at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, December 6, for the 5th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence:


Probably the first “heavy metal” song (but without the machismo):


Another great 1960s car song:

Playlist of their 22 biggest hits:


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