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Record Of The Day: Spike – Elvis Costello

This was the first Elvis Costello record I ever heard, and I came to it in a weird way. During my ten minutes in college, my second roommate had a CD of a Cornell glee club singing an a cappella … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: Pete Fountain

Pete Fountain is how I first learned of the existence of New Orleans. When I was a little kid, my grandpa took me to hear Pete Fountain and Al Hirt in concert. Then I got a double-cassette collection of Pete’s … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Phoebe Snow – Phoebe Snow

I’m going to say it: This is a perfect record. It’s like stepping into the world of Schoolhouse Rock and getting to live there, with all that sunshiny 70s soul. Why Phoebe Snow isn’t a household name can only be … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: LIVE! ALONE In America – Graham Parker

I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I made it 41 years without ever listening to Graham Parker. I had a friend in Tucson who was into Parker, but I didn’t know this friend very long and moved before … Continue reading

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Record Of The Day: Hot And Sweet – The Mighty Sparrow

I like many different calypsonians, but to my ear, the Mighty Sparrow IS calypso. BUY IT.

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Record Of The Day: Forever Changes – Love

One of the essential psychedelic rock masterpieces. You must hear this record. BUY IT.

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