Music I’m Listening To


Russell Gunn is described online as a “contemporary Neo-bop jazz musician, known primarily for his trumpet playing.” (Wikipedia.) “Fly Me to the Moon” is a track from his first album, Young Gunn, released in 1995, when he was 24, and re-released in 1998 on Young Gunn Plus.

From this jazz organist’s 1992 album That’s Me.

SELECTED BY JONATHAN LEWIS:


If from the name of the group you’d guess they were from Akron OH, you’d be absolutely right. Labelled today as proto-punk, they began there in 1976 but re-located to Los Angeles two years later. “Such a Fool” appears on a 1977 album split with the Bizarros entitled From Akron.

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band, formed in in 1967. Their greatest hit in the US was a song titled “Venus,” which went to #1 in 1969. Scorpio’s Dance was their third album, released in 1970.

Excerpt from PBS Special Levon Helm Ramble At The Ryman, August 2009. Featuring: John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, Sam Bush.

From this jazz singer and five-time Grammy nominee’s album Wild for You, released in 2004. I think you’ll recognize the song, one of my favorites:

Ruby Starr was the long-time lead singer for the Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas. This solo album is from 1976.

From a self-titled LP released in 1971:

Home was Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett’s first album, released by Stax in 1969.

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