Song of the Day #15 – “Banana Peel” by Jneiro Jarel

“Banana Peel (Cascara de platano)” from After a Thousand Years by Jneiro Jarel (feat. Masauko Chipembere) (2020) Something a little more modern, a little more trendy perhaps, today.  I’m not familiar with Jarel’s work at all, but I’m on the email list for Far Out Recordings, the label putting this out, and I like this…

Song of the Day #13 – “Diamonds & Dynamite” by Donna Grantis

“Diamonds & Dynamite” – from Diamonds & Dynamite by Donna Grantis (2019) Continuing on in a jazz/rock fusion direction from yesterday’s Song of the Day. By chance I caught a one hour “In Session” show with Canadian guitarist Grantis on a jazz radio station recently where she played different cuts by herself and talked about…

Song of the Day #12 – “Timeless” by John Abercrombie

“Timeless” – from Timeless, by John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette (1975) Intrigue and mystery on this closing track to guitarist Abercrombie’s debut album. While he would go more in a straight ahead jazz direction later in his career, he was firmly ensconced in the sounds of fusion and Indian music on Timeless….but with…

Song of the Day #10 – “Purple Rivers” by The Swimming Pool Q’s

“Purple Rivers” – from The Swimming Pool Q’s by The Swimming Pool Q’s (1984) From the same fertile early 1980s Georgia scene as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Pylon, etc., The Swimming Pool Q’s were Atlanta based, though leader Jeff Calder started the band in the late 70s while living in north Florida.  After a very quirky…

Song of the Day #9 – “Letting You Go” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

“Letting You Go” – from Hard Promises by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1981) There’s always another Tom Petty song to discover or re-discover. “Letting You Go” is a strange one in his catalog.  A video emulating those old “American Bandstand” style shows and displaying his trademark sense of humor was made (I especially like…