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Archive for February, 2009

Song ID: Bobby Troup – “The River’s Edge” (1957)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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Anthony Quinn, a softie at heart, and Ray Milland, who’s got a killer inside him, are both quite obviously over twice Debra Paget’s age, but they wrangle over her in the Mexican wild all the same. And Bobby Troup, who we all dig for “Route 66” and “The Three Bears,” squeezes out just the sort of melancholy “Wild is the Wind”-type of fifties schmaltzola you can’t resist.

Bobby Troup – “The River’s Edge”

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Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (2008)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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Labels like Numero Group are a good example of why CDs will likely be with us for a while, and that’s because when they’re done right, they’re hard to resist. Numero Group’s recent Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli compilation, which gathers up fourteen tracks by guitarists unknown to virtually everyone but fingerstyle junkies is a case in point. The liner notes are smart and respectful, the booklet makes room for 2 generous pages for each artist (including a full page shot of each track’s original album), and the texture and design are inviting, clean and elegant. It’s the five senses at work here.

 

Song ID: Mel Tillis – “It’s a Long Way to Daytona” (1982)

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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It was Bobby Allison’s year when this NASCAR track came out. (How many NASCAR tracks are there? I don’t think too many, which is surprising.) Congrats to Matt Kenseth here in 2009, who couldn’t have won in less dramatic fashion.

Mel Tillis – “It’s a Long Way to Daytona”

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posted by Kim Simpson