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    And Roomful just segued into something completely different, Kevin Welch's excellent recording from last year, Dust Devil.

    I've followed him for years, and think he's both an excellent songwriter and fine singer, who has had a career mostly considered in "Country". Clearly rootsy, and he has had a lot of his songs recorded by others, mainly country types, but his interests and songs don't really fully fit that genre. On this one he has done most of the production, and it's a kind of combo of roots, rock, folk and jazz. Some excellent sax parts and piano, and a few tasty electric guitar solos. Also a wide range of really nicely written songs. Daughter and son are involved, the former on harmony vocals, the latter helping produce and playing some instruments. Former musical partner Fats Kaplin (from the trio Kane Welch Kaplin, and part of Jack White's touring band) provides a good chunk of the instrumentation.

    Very fine. It should, but won't, make Welch rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    I like the alternative takes playlists idea.
    I'm not as diligent as I could be keeping them up to date, most haven't been renewed for two or three years.

    It has been a bit of challenge to do them. I've tried different approaches but keep going back to my archaic version of Winamp; I sort my entire library by song title, and then scroll through to find the same tracks in adjacent positions, although sometimes different albums have slightly different track titles. I select what I want and then generate a playlist, which I copy into the SB library path. I organize them alphabetically, so I have all the songs starting with A in Playlist-A, and so on. Mostly one playlist per letter, but in some cases two or more. Important to sort the playlist by title and to not play it on random.

    If I want to put the actual playlist tracks onto removable media to play in the car or wherever, I use a utility whose name I forget and is on my other computer, which basically takes the playlist information and copies the tracks to a target location. I usually use MP3Tag to give track numbers to each set, so they play in proper sequence.

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    Sleaford Mods - Eaton Alive

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    Talk Talk - After The Flood - from Laughing Stock.
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    Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion. Their first album, from 1989. There seems to be a lack of Spacemen 3 material on download stores and on Spotify. This is a vinyl copy.There's also a bit of an industry around Spacemen 3 releases from live performances and demo recordings! I wonder if they'd looked at many Velvet Underground photos before the cover photo shoot...

    Anyway, I like this album.

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    I was reading the Birth of Loud today, a book by Ian Port about the development and rise of the electric guitar, which is built upon the early partnership and later rivalry of Les Paul and Leo Fender. One of the chapters was about surf music, and especially about Dick Dale, his early adoption of the Fender Stratocaster and his exploitation of its potential. And then I read that Dick Dale has just died.

    RIP great innovator.

    https://youtu.be/mKpsuGMeqHI

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    And then I came across the Birth of Loud's chapter on Carol Kaye, who broke new ground as an adopter and innovator with the Fender Precision Bass and is known for her work with the west coast Wrecking Crew on an amazing amount of music. It led me to listen closely to some of her work with the Beach Boys, where she was often Brian Wilson's preferred bassist. Her work on Good Vibrations is exceptional, starting out in the higher register of the instrument and then providing the essential bottom for the rest of the song.

    https://youtu.be/Eab_beh07HU

    Also impressive is her work on Sloop John B, a more conventional take but absolutely essential to the song. She comes in shortly after the beginning of the song, and keeps it beautifully anchored throughout, following the lead of the vocals and not just the rhythm of the drums.

    https://youtu.be/MWJXTdCVsKI

    These YouTube tracks may not be the best online audio representation of the songs, might be better from Spotify; but even listening with my cheap headphones on the computer the bass is compelling. Much better, of course, through proper equipment running from my in-house flacs.

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    Maurice Louca - Elephantine via Bandcamp.

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