iVoryTowerz Radio: Big Band Sounds

There are two types of big bands and this week, the underground podcast features both types. First, there's the more traditional meaning of that term: a band with many players with a particular type of period sound. One example: Asleep at the Wheel, which plays Texas swing. Sure enough, this week, that band is just one part of the mix. But big sometimes means BIG, as in popular. So check the mix and you'll see some of the biggest bands of all time: The Beatles, U2, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Metallica, among others. Does this mean the underground podcast has shifted into classic rock mode? Don't bet on it. Because if classic rock or FM radio had this kind of mix, there'd be no need for the underground podcast. Plus there's more new music here than any classic rock station would dare play. The patented eclectic mix is here covering 40 years of sound. In the mix this week: frontera sounds, soulful blues, swamp rock, alt-country, new wave, indie rock, and heavy metal. Enjoy!

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“Down on the Border” by The Sir Douglas Quintet
"I'm Sittin' On Top of the World" by Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
“Dust My Broom" by Melinda Doolittle
"I'm Catching Hell" by Ruby Wilson (request)
Cover Me: "Fortunate Son" by Cat Power
"Lodi" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
"Never Wanna See You Again" by Golden Boys
“Know That” by Neil Michael Hagerty
Jeff’s New Wave: “Lipstick Vogue” by Elvis Costello
“Get on Your Boots” by U2
“Revolution” (alternative take) by The Beatles
"She Said, She Said" by The Black Keys
"Keep it Hid” by Dan Auerbach
"Starcycle" by Derek Sherinian with Steve Lukather
"The Passing" by Lamb of God
Rick's Metal Shoppe: “One” by Metallica

(Mp3 Runs - 1:17:23; 71 MB.)

(The photo is by Zyada
of Bedford, TX via Flickr, and is used with a Creative Commons license.)

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Louise7 said...

Thank you so much for the song of MElinda Doolittle she is fantastic singer...I am a big fan of Melinda!! Melinda Doolittle's Debut Album Coming Back to You is here! Coming Back to You was released February 3rd and hit #1 on the Amazon bestsellers list for R&B and for Soul. Melinda's Video is now #1 most viewed on AOL Music.
It is an eclectic mix of blues, classic R&B and jazz. The album is fantastic.

At the official website www.melindadoolittle.com there is a list of concert dates. Check her out on tour, she may be coming near you. Don't miss the opportunity to hear her sing live!

Fans Webiste www.melindasbackups.com which is a non-profit supportive association inspired by Melinda and authorized by her to operate a web site on behalf of her fans.

I am one of her backups (fans) and can truly say that not only is Melinda hugely talented but she is also exceptionally kind and gracious.

Today the website hit the 500 members! Yeah!

kbgressitt said...

Thanks for Ruby!

Cyndy said...

That's some great music you have listed there, but I actually thought your title was refering to big band sounds from the big band era i.e. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, etc. Oops!

Rick Rockwell said...

>>>Cyndy... sorry for misdirecting you. Obviously, attempts at mitigating that in the preface were likely not effective enough to get around how search engines work. But we are glad you liked what is on the mix list nevertheless. Here's guessing that Willie & the Wheel track would go nicely next to some Artie Shaw. That's the great part about Texas swing: one part jazz, one part country, a dash of Western sensibilities, and the premonition of a little rock 'n roll thrown into the boogie.

>>>Louise7 & K.B.: Glad we could fill in this musical niche for you. Melinda Doolittle's cover of "Dust My Broom" is unique and wonderful. We were overdue for Ruby Wilson too.

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