Editor’s Note: The folks at Go-DIY Records were kind enough to post a note that TDMB welcomed new music. Several bands have sent me links and samples. My plan is to post the music in the order in which it came in and to present all or some of what the band (or its management) submits.
Next up is Darlingside. The song is Blow the House Down.
Under one roof in New England’s Pioneer Valley, Darlingside came together with five songwriters, a mandolin, a cello and violin, guitars and drums, a chorus of voices, and a van named Chauncey. Holed up in their home between a cornfield and the Connecticut River, they forged a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music. The band recently released their debut full-length album ‘Pilot Machines’ and are currently shaking rafters along the eastern seaboard with their vibrant live shows. Here are the band’s website and Facebook page.by
This group of folks, who go by the name of Untravelled Path, actually invent their own instruments.
I’ve uploaded one song from their CD above. Double click on the link and then click on the page that appears again. At that point the RealPlayer player should appear.
Here is part of an email that they sent (each of the bold phrases are links to various places on their site):
As for information about our instruments, well there’s a general overview of our instrument craft and the philosophy behind it on the Our Instruments page. The Kalimba Family page details the evolution of our kalimba style instruments. The Bowus Family page does the same for our stringed instruments. While the Shoki Family page has a few words about how these flutes came into being and the way we use them.
Beyond that the Our Recording and Microphone Placement pages talk at some length about how we have recorded, edited, and engineered our CDs. The long Doing Music Differently page describes our musical evolution. The Indian Music Scene and The Street Singer pages give some background about when and how our musical world view started to develop. Pages like Notation, Slow, Low, and Varied, Performance, and Practice might be described as providing our musical philosophy. While the Unspecialized page tries to tie it all together…..
I realize all this is perhaps a bit overwhelming, but in your note you do ask “if there is any material….. posted on the net……”. As you see there is quite a lot.
A major force in Chicago, Carl Davis, has died at age 77. Here is part of the obituary in The New York Times:
Though Chicago’s soul scene was less celebrated than those of Detroit or Memphis, it was rich with talent, and Mr. Davis was at the center of it through the 1960s and ’70s. He worked with Curtis Mayfield, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, Tyrone Davis, the Chi-Lites and many others in a number of capacities, including producer, scout, manager and record company boss.
Davis was responsible for such hits as Gene Chandler’s Duke of Earl (click on “Read More” for access to the video) and Jackie Wilson’s (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.by
Recently featured interview subjects include Cassandra Wilson, David Byrne, Matt Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins, Fun., Cassandra Wilson, Santigold, Patti Smith, Kate McGarry, Killer Mike, Bonnie Raitt and Glen Hansard. Check it out.by
Summer is here. It’s time to figure out who to see and where to see them. Here are some notes that may help, along with a bit of news: Justin Bieber sold out two Madison Square Garden Shows in 30 seconds…Concerts in DC this summer…Jack White, Jane’s Addiction and Slipknot will play Omaha this summer…Rock the Dock will be held at Dobbins Landing in Erie, PA. M-80s will kick off the series…The Kenosha (WI) Pops Concert Band starts its 90th season on June 13…Twitter and Pepsi will jointly promote concerts, downloads and more…Here’s the music that is happening in Atlantic City this summer…Wilco, Glen Campbell and Niki Minaj will play southern California this summer…They may be old, but Crosby, Stills and Nash are not too old for a 60 date tour this summer. Or they think they aren’t, which is half the battle…Al Jarreau canceled concerts in France due to pneumonia.
Here are links to album reviews from the past week: GroundZero reviewed The Beach Boys That’s Why God Made Radio, Americana from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain from Kelly Hogan and The Hives’ Lex Hives…The Washington Post reviewed Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West…Crave Online reviewed Lex Hives…Buzzline reviewed Liars’ WIXIW…Rolling Stone reviewed Americana…The Chicago Tribune reviewed Alejandro Escovedo’s Big Station…Stltoday.com reviewed Big K.R.I.T.’s Live from Underground…Consequence of Sound reviewed the Pomegranates’ Heaven…Altsounds reviewed Siva Addiction’s Bad Decision…TheCelebrityCafe.com reviewed Tribes’ Baby.
Here are the featured videos, which span all genres and time periods. Each includes links to related content. Please contact me with other artists to feature.AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap/Highway to Hell Alabama Shakes: I Found You Luther Allison: Livin’ in the House of the Blues/Soul Fixin’ Man The Allman Brothers Band: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Alpine Kat: Large Hadron Rap Herb Alpert: Spanish Flea Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Op een Goppe/A Chassid in Amsterdam Leroy Anderson: The Syncopated Clock Louis Armstrong Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick Medley The Bacon Brothers: New Year’s Day LaVern Baker: Jim Dandy Got Married/Playing the Game of Love Marcia Ball: Play With Your Poodle/Louella Count Basie: Whirly Bird Fontella Bass: Rescue Me/Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing Kathleen Battle: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Vilja-Lied Jeff Beck/Imelda May: Remember (Walking in the Sand) Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise/Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1 Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart in San Francisco/Andy Williams Duet Chuck Berry: Maybellene Black 47: Funky Céilí The Blasters: American Music The Blind Boys of Alabama: Run On Blockhead: None Shall Pass Mike Bloomfield: Drinking Wine/Messin’ With the Kid Booker T. and the MGs (including Donald “Duck” Dunn): Green Onions Victor Borge: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 David Bromberg: Summer Wages/I Will Not Be Your Fool Lonnie Brooks: You’re Usin’ Me “The Original” Bessie Brown: Song from a Cotton Field/St. Louis Blues Clifford Brown: Oh, Lady Be Good James Brown: Night Train Ray Brown: Lady Be Good Dave Brubeck: Take Five/Blue Rondo à la Turk Burning Spear: Slavery Days/Old Marcus Garvey R.L. Burnside: When My First Wife Left Me/Jumper on the Line The Cadillacs: Speedoo Cage the Elephant: Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked JJ Cale: Devil in Disguise/After Midnight/Call Me the Breeze Maria Callas: Tosca Benny Carter: Misty/Wave The Carter Family: Cannonball Blues Johnny Cash: Cocaine Blues Harry Chapin: Sniper Ray Charles: Hit the Road Jack Charlie Christian at Minton’s Oscar “Papa” Celestin: Marie Laveau/Oh! Didn’t He Ramble The Clancy Brothers: Finnegan’s Wake Gary Clark Jr.: Bright Lights The Clash: The Magnificent Seven Patsy Cline: Crazy George M. Cohan: Over There Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows Nat King Cole: Route 66 John Coltrane: Naima Ry Cooder: Jesus on the Mainline Elvis Costello: I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea/Any King’s Shilling Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train Bobby Darin: Splish Splash Howard DaSilva, Tom Bosley: Little Tin Box Rev. Gary Davis: Death Don’t Have No Mercy Miles Davis: Autumn Leaves Sammy Davis, Jr.: Dancing/Mr. Bojangles Deodato: Also Sprach Zarathustra/Rhapsody in Blue Bo Diddley: Road Runner Dire Straits: Skateaway Lee Dorsey: Working in the Coal Line/Ya Ya Duke Ellington, Dr. Billy Taylor, Willie “The Lion” Smith: Perdido John Fahey: On the Sunny Side of the Ocean Little Feat: Dixie Chicken Richard Feynman Talks About Light Ella Fitzgerald: Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald: The Man I Love Flogging Molly: Don’t Shut ‘Em Down Blaze Foley: Clay Pigeons Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir: I’ve Been All Around this World George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Dizzy Gillespie/Louis Armstrong: Umbrella Man Benny Goodman: Moonglow Steve Goodman: City of New Orleans/Talk Backwards Morton Gould and his Orchestra: Aaron Copland’s Hoedown Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin’ Georgia Field Hands: Mary Don’t You Weep Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia/I Heard It Through the Grapevine Dexter Gordon: Body and Soul Al Green: Jesus is Waiting Emmylou Harris: Pancho and Lefty/Blue Kentucky Girl Coleman Hawkins: Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid Warren Haynes: Hattiesburg Hustle Levon Helm: Ophelia Levon Helm: Short Fat Fanny Jimi Hendrix: Who Knows Woody Herman: The Jazz Doctor Richard X. Heyman: Cornerstone John Hiatt: Slow Turning Earl “Fatha” Hines: Memories of You Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child/Now Baby or Never House of Pain: Jump Around Burl Ives: Medley with Johnny Cash, Scene from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Carlos Antonio Jobim: Águas of Março Mahailia Jackson: Didn’t It Rain/Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Wanda Jackson: Hard Headed Woman Etta James, Mick Taylor, John Mayall: You Got Me Runnin’ Skip James: Crow Jane Bert Jansch: Reynardine/Angie Dr. John and Eric Clapton: St. James Infirmary Norah Jones: Don’t Know Why Scott Joplin’s Ragtime Louis Jordan: Caldonia Jethro Tull: Locomotive Breath Anton Karas: The Third Man Theme Albert King: Blues Power The Kinks: Low Budget Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Serenade to a Cuckoo Alison Krauss: Down to the River to Pray Ladysmith Black Mambazo/Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al Lianne La Havas: Age/Is Your Love Big Enough? k.d. lang: The Valley/Hallelujah The Leningrad Cowboys and The Red Army Choir: Sweet Home Alabama Ramsey Lewis: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Gordon Lightfoot: TheWreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Little Big Town: Tornado/Boondocks Little Eva: Let’s Turkey Trot Los Lobos: Evangeline/Will the Wolf Survive? Los Lobos, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir: This Land is Your Land Nils Lofgren: Delivery Night Yo-Yo Ma: Elgar Cello Concerto, First Movement Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb: Diving Duck Blues The Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin’/Monday, Monday Henry Mancini: The Pink Panther Theme Eleni Mandell: Magic Summertime Bob Marley and the Wailers: Stir It Up John Mayall: Oh, Pretty Woman Paul McCartney: Birthday Delbert McClinton: B Movie Box Car Blues Larry McCray: Smooth Sailing John Mellencamp: Pink Houses/R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. Mississippi Fred McDowell: John Henry/Goin’ Down to the River Modest Mouse: Dashboard Moe.: Kyle’s Song Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk Bill Monroe: Rawhide/Sally Goodin Mountain: Theme for an Imaginary Western Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 In D Major, K.314 First Movement (conducted by James Galway) Charlie Musselwhite: Christo Redemptor Willie Nelson: Blue Skies The Neville Brothers: Fire on the Bayou/Big Chief Randy Newman: Louisiana 1927 The North Mississippi Allstars: The Meeting Laura Nyro: Save the Country Old Crow Medicine Show: Down Home Girl/Wagon Wheel Patti Page: Nov. 8, 1927-Jan. 1, 2013 Charley Parker: Dexterity Parliament Funkadelic: Bring on the Funk Parov Stelar: Chambermaid Swing Les Paul and Mary Ford: Alabamy Bound and Darktown Strutter’s Ball Pinetop Perkins: Pinetop’s Boogie/Down in Mississippi Phil Phillips: Sea of Love Phish: What Things Seem Porcupine Tree: Dark Matter Cole Porter: Anything Goes Dennis Potter: Pennies from Heaven (Anything Goes)/The Singing Detective (Dry Bones) The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Basin Street Blues/Tailgate Ramble Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel The Pretenders: Brass in Pocket/My City Was Gone Proclaimers: King of the Road Professor Longhair: Big Chief/Tipitina Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody Mohammad Rafi: Jaan Pehchan Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss: Papa Come Quick The Ramones: I Wanna Be Sedated/The KKK Took My Baby Away Red Hot Chili Peppers: Purple Stain Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins: Mule Skinner Blues Django Reinhardt: J’attendrai Swing Robert Randolph and the Family Band: Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That/I Need More Love Linda Ronstadt: Blue Bayou The Rooftop Singers: Walk Right In/Mama Don’t Allow Run-DMC: King of Rock/Christmas in Hollis Leon Russell: Crystal Closet Queen/Of Thee I Sing Santana: No One to Depend On Santigold: Disparate Youth Arnold Schoenberg: Verklaerte Nacht Earl Scruggs: Down the Road Seu Jorge: Changes/É isso Aí Compay Segunda and The Buena Vista Social Club: Chan Chan Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen: This Land is Your Land Marlena Shaw: California Soul The Shelby Bottom String Band: East Nashville Rag Allan Sherman: Shake Hands with Your Uncle Max Wayne Shorter: Joy Ride and Footprints Matt Siffert: Daybreak in Alabama and Riverside Drive Rockin Sidney Simien: Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot Frank Sinatra: That’s Life/I Get a Kick Out of You The Skatalites: Phoenix City/The Guns of Navarone Slim Dusty: Waltzing Matilda Sly and the Family Stone: Higher Southern Culture on the Skids: Voodoo Cadillac Bruce Springsteen: John Henry Steely Dan: Black Friday Steely Dan: My Old School The Steve Thorpe Band: Dust My Broom Johann Strauss II: The Blue Danube Waltz The String Cheese Incident: Joyful Noise/Black and White The Supremes: You Just Keep Me Hanging On Art Tatum: Humoresque Susan Tedeschi: Little by Little Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: Walk On Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head Talking Heads: Psycho Killer Clark Terry: Take the A Train/On the Trail These United States: Honor Amongst Thieves Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra: Grand Canyon Suite Peter Tosh: Johnny B. Goode Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die Trampled Under Foot: Love My Baby Merle Travis: 16 Tons/Lost John Big Joe Turner: Low Down Dog Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell Sarah Vaughan: Over the Rainbow/Tenderly Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood The Ventures: Hawaii Five-O Giuseppe Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida/La Travia Tom Waits: Tom Traubert’s Blues/Ol ’55 T-Bone Walker: Call It Stormy Monday/Woman, You Must Be Crazy/Goin’ to Chicago Blues Fats Waller: The Joint is Jumpin’ Doc Watson: Tennessee Stud Ben Webster: Old Folks Ween: Roses are Free/Big Jim Bukka White: Poor Boy Long Way From Home The Who: Who Are You/Substitute Hank Williams Sr.: Jambalaya on the Bayou Johnny and Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer: Highway 61 Revisited Howlin’ Wolf: Sitting on Top of the World Stevie Wonder: Superstition/Sir Duke/I Wish Lester Young: Pennies From Heaven Neil Young: Fork in the Road Frank Zappa: Cosmik Debris Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy Buckwheat Zydeco: Hey Ma Petit Fille I’m Going Now/Creole Country by