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 #14 – “Rambler Gambler”by Linda Ronstadt

“Rambler Gambler” – b-side of “How Do I Make You” single by Linda Ronstadt (1980) One of the rarest Ronstadt tracks, this has never appeared on CD (apart from a compilation of women country artists), not even on her box set from years ago. I heard it for the first time while watching the recent…

Music Emergency Archival – April, 2011

Nine years ago I had a blog called Music Emergency, which consisted of once-per-month posted mixes. Sometimes centered loosely around a theme and sometimes not.  I stumbled on a few saved ones recently and thought I’d re-upload the April one, which came out pretty good (if I do say so in a not-so-humble way!) Below…

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…