Here are all of dana_d's jams.
by Songs: Ohia
Good longread/obit profile about Jason Molina here: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/jason-molina-songs-ohia-magnolia-electric-co-secretly-canadian/Content?oid=15163643
Jammed: 28th Dec 2014
by Joanna Newsom
He said "Hand that pen over to me, poetaster!" While across the great plains, keen and lovely and awful Ululate the last Great American Novels An unlawful lot, left to stutter and freeze, floodlit But at least they didn't run, to their undying credit
Jammed: 23rd Nov 2014
by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Just picked up a copy of Peter Guralnick's biography of Sam Cooke, hoping it doesn't disappoint. Cooke is one of my favorite musicians, but here's my shoutout to the Soul Stirrers holding their own in the background.
Jammed: 28th Oct 2014
by Flying Lotus
Check out the music video too...
Jammed: 12th Oct 2014
by Mary Lou Williams
Mary Lou Williams is one of the most underrated jazz pianists of our time. This album is brilliant --the opening track here, with its spot-on choral harmonies, before Williams moves on to more upbeat pieces with heavy blues influence.
Jammed: 22nd Aug 2014
by Mountain Man
I can't tell you how difficult it was to choose a performance to highlight their harmonies. These were close contenders, if you're interested in hearing more: -- Mouthwings (live, echoes from a tunnel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkHgJE311IA -- Dog Song (Live in WFUV studio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfcMWOdtJx4
Jammed: 28th Jul 2014
by Elvie Thomas & Geeshie Wiley
Listen --if you're a fan of blues and/or ethnomusicology, you need to stop whatever you're doing and go devote some time to this NYT interactive longread on "Elvie Thomas" and "Geeshie Wiley": http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/13/magazine/blues.html?hp&_r=0 This is one of those pieces of music writing that catches the needle scratch in the back of your throat, the metallic string taste on your tongue, and that reminds you again of the blue warmth of language and the quick cure of song.
Jammed: 17th Apr 2014
by Aretha Franklin
This is good cooking music, I tell you.
Jammed: 25th Mar 2014
by Joni Mitchell
This is one of the albums I listen to before I write every day.
Jammed: 8th Mar 2014
"Let's call this a lullaby --after this we gotta go home." Saw Beirut back in 2012, best concert I've ever attended. When the garden lights flicker and the brass kicks in, nothing can beat it.
Jammed: 26th Feb 2014
by B.B. King
Things are finally warming up here in the Midwest.
Jammed: 23rd Feb 2014
by Sly and the Family Stone
Just a killer performance.
Jammed: 13th Feb 2014
by The Who
A complete and wonderful descent into madness --not as good as the Leeds recording, but one of the best rock and roll performances ever to happen, with Keith Moon drumming in from another realm. (The Who, if you couldn't tell by now, was my favorite band of childhood.)
Jammed: 8th Feb 2014
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