Kevin Rowland - Thunder Road
He's best known as the lead singer of Dexy's Midnight Runners, and his cover of Thunder Road evidently so displeased Springsteen that he prevented Rowland from releasing it. I'd call this "Irish lounge" if I had to pick a genre, and I love this more than I can say.
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
She needs to survive her insanity and addictions so that she can go on making fabulous faux '60s soul music for many, many years to come. She'll be well represented in these lists, but this one's my favorite.
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
The rest of the cd did nothing for me, but this did. This one and the one above remind me of the road trip my friend Angie and I took to Dayton; spring had finally sprung, so we grabbed our cameras and lit out for unknown territory.
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
This is likely going to be the song that everyone thinks of when they think of 2007.
Mika - Grace Kelly
This is another artist I first heard thanks to Angie. His songs are catchy as hell, but even so, I'd have to love him, because sometimes I think he might be Freddie Mercury reincarnated.
Blossom Dearie - I Won't Dance
A slower, softer version of the Louis & Ella classic.
Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
Yeah, I finally gave in. This one is like a Ceti eel; it wraps itself around your cerebral cortex and drives you mad.
Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.
Ain't Superstitious But
AM, Then FM
Another Nickel In The Machine
Any Major Dude With Half a Heart
Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas
Blowin’ Your Cover
Crying All the Way to the Chip Shop
Curiously Tasty Music
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project (Downloadable/streamable mp3s from the early days of recorded music)
Dartman’s World of Wonder
Echoes in the Wind
The Ghost of Electricity
Lost In The '80s
Oreo Cookie Blues
Out of 5
Star Maker Machine
TV Theme Music & Songs
The Vinyl District
The Vinyl Villain
What’s That Called? (music from tv commercials)
And four great resources for finding more music blogs:
Retro Music Snob
Rock God Cred
From a Motel 6
Flickr: Jacob K
Flickr: Joey Harrison
I Found Your Camera
Jeff Lamb Photo
Modern Ruins Photographic Essays by Shaun O’Boyle
My Bad Pictures
What About the Plastic Animals?
97 Things To Do Before I Turn 97
If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
Jon's Random Acts of Geekery
Married to the Sea
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Posie Gets Cosy
print & pattern
A Sweet Unrest
Horror/True Crime/Grim & Morbid
Castle of Spirits
Find a Death
Green Lawn Abbey
The Horrors of It All
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies
The Terror Trap
Weird Hollow, a haunted subdivision of Neato Coolville