Thursday, October 05, 2006

Alright With Me

A few cool downloads for today:

Robert Randolph is a guy who's been on the fringe of my musical consciousness for a while. He played a gorgeous steel guitar on the Dixie Chicks' "I Hope," done for a Hurricane Katrina charity record last year. (He's not on the inferior remake of "I Hope" on the Chicks' Take the Long Way.) Earlier this week, he was featured on Monday Night Football. Today I came across a track from his new album, Colorblind, and holy smokes, it's great. It's a cover of the Doobie Brothers' "Jesus Is Just Alright," and it's scary-good enough to make Satan keep his distance. It's posted at the (unfortunately-named) Music Nazi, and it's the Tune of the Day.

Blogworld is abuzz with tunes from Lindsey Buckingham's first album in 14 years, Under the Skin. The mighty Jefito has some tracks from that album, as well as Buckingham's "lost" album, Gift of Screws.

A friend of Jefito's, Jason Hare, has been doing some hilarious stuff lately, riffing on 70s "mellow gold," and he's also doing a weekly chart feature that's not unlike some of the stuff you read here, so go over there and browse.

If you download any of the tracks mentioned here, just remember to delete them from your computer after a few days and go out and buy the albums, kids. It's the friendly thing to do.

6 Comments:

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous The Music Nazi said...

Hey friend, thanks for the linkage to the site. . .actually the song was originally recorded by The Byrds and made a little more famous by The Doobies. . . .in any event, its still a pretty bad ass cover. . .cheers!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Willie said...

The Byrds' version is 2:11 on their "Greatest Hits" album. The Doobie Bros.' is 4:47 on their "Best Of" LP.

The Byrds' sound is more folk than rock. Both are good.

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous The Music Nazi said...

. . .which originally appeared on the Ballad of Easy Rider in 1969, still the original recording that was extended by the Doobies on Toulouse Street in '72 - a more jammy version of the folky alt-country Byrds version. . . .

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous jefito said...

Thanks for the blove!

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger jabartlett said...

And thanks for the clarification, all.

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Freudian Slip said...

Robert Randolph rules! I was excited to see you mention him today. Check him out you guys :)
Matt

 

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