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.


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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