Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bell X1 – Blue Lights On The Runway / 2009

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Big news in their native Ireland, over here Bell X1 will inevitably be overshadowed by their more famous compatriots, but if you like your politics more personal, your egos reduced and your tunes more intimate, then Blue Lights On The Runway are certainly better than none on your horizon.

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Amelia mp3

Bell X1 2009



Professor Longhair “Big Chief, Part 2” / 1964

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 “Big Chief, Part 2” mp3


His Carnival songs, Big Chief, Parts 1 & 2 and Mardi Gras in New Orleans remain very popular after all these years because they reflect the exuberant spirit of Mardi Gras. Longhair’s songs are related to the second line dance beat popularized by New Orleans Jazz funerals. – See more at:

Brett Dennen – Lover Boy / 2011


With three critically acclaimed albums behind him, Brett Dennen has been firmly established as a definitive new voice in modern songwriting.

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Can’t Stop Thinking mp3

brett dennen 2011


Kinks – Plastic Man / 1969


The plan for a hit with Plastic Man  backfired when the use of the word ‘bum‘ (in the line “…plastic legs that reach up to his plastic bum”) meant that the BBC refused to play the song. The single only managed to reach #31 in the UK and the following two Kinks singles failed to chart altogether.

Kinks 1969

Plastic Man mp3


Little Richard – Keep A Knockin’ / 1957

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His debut album Here’s Little Richard released in 1957 packaged many of hit singles and remains a crowning achievement of Little Richard at the peak of his powers.


The most well-known rendition Keep a Knockin’ is the rhythm and blues/rock and roll recording by Little Richard in September 1957, which reached #2 on the U.S. R&B charts and #8 on the U.S. pop charts. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked this version in their Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, placing it at #442


Keep a Knockin’ mp3



Johnny Rivers – Secret Agent Man / 1966

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The song “Secret Agent Man” is from the 1960’s TV series “Secret Agent” starring two time Emmy winner Patrick Mcgoohan. Sung by the legendary Johnny Rivers the song starts out with a stunning guitar riff that once heard, you will never forget.

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“Secret Agent Man” mp3

johnny rivers 1966

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home / 2009

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The incredibly popular Up From Below (2009) that included the hit single “Home” and was pieced together from demos, put the gypsy-esque twelve-piece Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on the map.


Home mp3

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Mumford & Sons – ‘Whispers in the Dark’ – 2012

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Whispers in the Dark” is a song performed by British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, released as the third single from their second studio album Babel (2012).


‘Whispers in the Dark’ mp3

Mumford & Sons

Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood / 2010

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Fleet Foxes is an Indie Folk band based out of Seattle, Washington. The band came to prominence in 2008 with the release of their second EP ‘Sun Giant’ and their debut album ‘Fleet Foxes’.

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Ragged Wood mp3