The Scoop

Thanks for playing! Here are the details of the songs, chosen for their recent addition to my music library and front-of-mind awareness in my head! Hope you found something you like.

Track 1: Comin’ Home Baby by Mel Torme

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Can you think of Mel Torme without thinking of the TV sitcom Night Court or did I just totally (a) date myself and (2) give you a reference that you don’t know? This gem has been resurrected thanks to exposure on Mad Men and a commercial for something that I can’t remember except for the fact that I heard this song on it and immediately downloaded it.

Track 2: Rattle and Roll by Street Dogs

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Liam was *so* on the money with this one! Okay, here’s the back story: I caught a podcast with Tim Armstrong (Rancid frontman & Hellcat Records founder) and he was talking about some of the bands on his label (which include the Dropkick Murphys) and that’s where I heard about Street Dogs. I think they’re pretty freakin’ awesome. Downloaded their disc soon after hearing it and it currently fuels my slow and steady ass around the track (read: it’s good music for running).

Track 3: Be Mine by Alabama Shakes

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Heard about these guys through my music secret weapon (I’m talking to you, Lucky13 or whatever you are calling yourself these days) and love the old-school swagger that they are rolling. These youngsters really know how to break it down and they could challenge the most road-wearied blues musicians to a blues-off, were there ever such a thing.

Track 4: Bad Example by Pistol Annies

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Another one I found out about through a podcast–this time it was a Kid Rock interview, he talked about this Miranda Lambert project (also featuring Ashley Monroe & Angaleena Presley), a trio singing about whatever the hell they want to sing about, radio-ready singles be damned. That sounded right up my alley (and, truth be told, I like the southern-fried twang & humor of this as much as I like the gritty edge of Street Dogs). You may have also heard their other popular release, Hell on Heels, which was most recently butchered by a contestant on The Voice.

Track 5: Somebody that I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra

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I don’t know if the first time I heard this song was when I saw it performed on SNL, but holy crap, it hooked me. It’s a bit haunting and the lyrics are lovely, in a longingly creepy and weird way. The music sounds straight out of a Blue Man Group show (when they slap those big tubes on the ground?) and I have listened to this about a bajillion times since I downloaded it.

5 Responses to The Scoop
  1. Kim @ This Belle Rocks
    April 28, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    LOVE Somebody That I Used To Know! And Alabama Shakes are EVERYWHERE these days…I really should make more of an effort to listen to them since they’re somewhat local to me.

    And of course, I remember Night Court, and the Torme reference. Yep. I’ll totally date myself, too :)

  2. country music singer nashville
    May 16, 2012 | 10:25 pm

    Kimbra is just hot and sexy, im buying everything she is one right now. Gotye kinda sounds like Sting??

  3. James - Music Tunes
    August 10, 2012 | 6:56 am

    Thanks for your review i enjoyed reading your article on Mel Torme now thats a name from the past i havent heard from for a long time.

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