All Previous Songs of the Day
“Here Comes The Sun” by Yellow Dubmarine
21 May 2013
A sweet little version of a sweet little song. Actually, “Here Comes The Sun” may be one of the great alltime songs; still sweet, but not so little. Yellow Dubmarine has a great website at yellowdubmarine.com, and their slogan is “All you need is Dub.” The band is 7 guys playing reggae Beatles music. I think they formed the group in 2010 and they live in the Washington, D.C. area. Keep it up guys. - Harry Lipson, posted 5-21-13_________________________________________________
“Homemade Boat” by Dry Land Fish
15 May 2013
The now defunct XM radio channel, “Cross Country,” would play this now and again. Here from Bowling Green, KY is Dry Land Fish with “Homemade Boat.”_________________________________________________
“Feelin Alright (LIVE)” by The Black Crowes
11 May 2013
This is one of my favorite “pep me up” songs. When you need a little get up and go, this baby does the trick. Turn it up pretty loud, and it will change your mood. A cure for depression, well temporarily, yes, I’ll make that claim. This is a free sample from the doctor.
This is The Black Crowes doing a live version of Dave Mason’s “Feelin Alright.”
If you are really low on energy, may I suggest playing the Isley Brothers, “Shout” followed by J.J. Jackson’s “It’s alright.” Follow those instructions and you will be good to go. – Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
Sid Selvidge 1943-2013. An Appreciation
5 May 2013
Sid Selvidge passed away today and tonight I am thinking about his legacy, and how much I liked almost everything I ever heard from him. As a recording artist, Sid was a fine interpreter of songs and one can tell that he chose those songs with care. My Ipod library has half a dozen of his sweet songs.
Sid Selvidge, like me, was born in the Mississippi Delta and we both shared a lifetime’s love for folk and Americana music.
Here is Sid singing Fred Neil’s “A Little Bit of Rain” The song begins “If I should leave you, think about the good times.” We will.
By the way, Memphis, Tennessee was Sid’s home for much of his adult life, and it was where he produced his acclaimed weekly NPR radio program “Beale Street Caravan.” Sid Selvidge. 1943-2013. Godspeed. – posted on May 5, 2013 by Harry Lipson / harryShots.com_________________________________________________
“Graceland” (LIVE version) by Paul Simon
29 Apr 2013
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Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, a younger Jimmy Buffett, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Steve Earle, Aaron Copland, Andrea Bocelli, and The Band are among those I can think of that are deserving of honorable mentions.
To set this scene: Central Park. Tens of thousands of fans camped out. A hand picked crackerjack band. “Graceland,” which is fine both lyrically and instrumentally. And Paul Simon… and Paul Simon……….HL_________________________________________________
“Dirty Water” (Boston, You’re My Home) by The Standells (1966)
22 Apr 2013
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From 1966, The Standells, with their big hit. Almost fifty years after this first hit the airwaves, it sounds just as good as it ever did. Music keeps us young.
“Down by the banks of the River Charles” (which has been environmentally cleaned up, and is no longer, literally, dirty water).
“Oh, Boston, you’re my home.” – Harry_________________________________________________
“Golden Slumbers” (The Beatles) by UAKTI
19 Apr 2013
If you like The Beatles, you should hear this. If you like instrumental music, ditto. Same goes for avant garde interpretations. This is a very refreshing, vibrant take on songs that are part of our musical DNA.
My new favorite record. Enjoy. – posted by Harry Lipson III on 4-19-13_________________________________________________
“Here Comes The Sun” by UAKTI
12 Apr 2013
If you like The Beatles, you should hear this. If you like instrumental music, ditto. Same goes for avant garde interpretations. This is a very refreshing, vibrant take on songs that are part of our musical DNA.
My new favorite record. Enjoy. – posted: April, 2013, by Harry Lipson III / harryShots.com_________________________________________________
Annette Funicello – The Mickey Mouse Club – A Thank You
8 Apr 2013
Annette was my secret in Fantasyland. Back in the 1950s, on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club, Annette’s perkiness and prettiness popped right out of our black and white TV; as did Annette in her full Mousketeer sweater.
An American everygirl. She was my girl.
– posted by Harry Lipson III
“Four and Twenty” – Chris Hillman
3 Apr 2013
Written by Stephen Stills. Perhaps Chris Hillman had a hand in the writing, he certainly is interwoven with Stephen Stills, musically, with many connections between the two. He does a great version here.
I am fascinated by Chris Hillman’s musical connections. Here are some of them. Chris was in the following groups: The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose, Manassas, The New Christy Minstrels, Hearts & Flowers, The Hillmen, The Green Grass Revival, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, McGuinn-Clark-& Hillman, and has had a remarkable solo career.
Chris Hillman’s musical connections include his performing and recording with Gram Parsons, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Vern Gosdin, Don Parmley, Randy Sparks, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Clarence White, Rick Roberts (Firefall), Stephen Stills, Richie Furay (Poco and Buffalo Springfield), J.D. Souther, Dan Fogelberg, Poco, Herb Pedersen, Bob Dylan, Tony Rice, Larry Rice, Steve Earle, and The Bellamy Brothers. source: Wikipedia
One of my favorite artists, Chris Hillman has the song of the week, “Four and Twenty.” Enjoy. - Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“Wenyukela” – by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
1 Apr 2013
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In the pursuit of Happiness, may I suggest Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Wenyukela.” Happiness is easier to find and better enjoyed with music and song. With that in mind, harryShots recommendations attempt to make your search that much easier with our weekly suggestions. – Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“Calico Train (instrumental)” by Steve Martin
28 Mar 2013
Steve Martin, the famous comedian, used to bring his gold banjo to his shows (I saw him, fake arrow through is head and all) back in the 70s at The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa. I could tell how good he was as soon as he started picking and playing in between jokes.
Fast forward to the 21st century and the very same Steve Martin is putting out incredible banjo fronted albums. Using the Steep Canyon Rangers as his band, Steve has written several dozen world class tunes.
“Calico Train” instrumental is one such, and is the HarryShots Song of the Week. Enjoy. Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“Treetop Flyer” by Stephen Stills
25 Mar 2013
I think “TreeTop Flyer” is Stephen Stills best song. Love the spare guitar, the way cool lyrics, and the laid back style of delivery. There are lots of superlatives we can attribute to Brother Stills; playing good golf is not one of them. I played nine holes with Steve, going back a few years and, oh lordy, the birds stopped singing in the trees and the squirrels went into hiding. Golf is a hard game. Hey, we should all have Stephen Stills’ artistic talents. Nuff said.
I hope you enjoy Stephen Stills‘ “TreeTop Flyer” which is our HarryShots.com Song of the Week. – Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“I Like It Like That” by Chris Kenner
17 Mar 2013
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Way down yonder in New Orleans and once upon a time there was a blues pop musician named Chris Kenner. Back in the very early 1960s, Chris came to the attention of New Orleans musical legend, Allen Toussaint. A hit song was produced and it was “I Like It Like That.” In 1961, it rose all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
I saw Chris Kenner at a frat party on campus at Tulane University in 1966, and someplace I have a polaroid of Chris, in his off-white suit replete with a purple shirt, face glistening, leaning into his microphone. Chris Kenner also wrote the ever popular “Land of 1000 Dances.” In 1976, at the age of 46, Kenner passed away.
“I Like It Like That“ became a hit all over again in 1965 with The Dave Clark Five. It has been recorded over the years by Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention (I need to hear that), The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Bobby Womack, and others.
Here is a flashback to 1961 and one of the first rock n roll “party songs.” – Harry Lipson III
“Xiger Xiger” by Hanggai
16 Mar 2013
When I heard this song, I knew it was a keeper. It is that and much more. Wow. This is amazing music. “Xiger, Xiger” from Hanggai is the HarryShots.com Song of the Week. Check it out. HL_________________________________________________
“Hill Country Girl” by Will Kimbrough
9 Mar 2013
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How does it feel to look like you ain’t tryin’ whilst you are paraphrasing Shakespeare and Guy Clark. Perhaps I overstate the case, but Willie Boy has gone off and found a path to the everlasting song writer’s workshop.
And here, for biographical background, I quote directly from Wikipedia:
His songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and more. Kimbrough has also collaborated with many artists including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, The Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, Kim Richey, Josh Rouse, Matthew Ryan, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, Garrison Starr, Adrienne Young, and others.”
Willie Boy was also chosen a while back as the Americana Music Association‘s Instrumentalist of the Year.
Okay, if you are familiar with his music, then you already know what you need to know. If you ain’t, well, allow me to open the door.The HarryShots.com Song of the Week, is “Hill Country Girl” by the aforementioned Mr. K. - Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“I’m Going Home” by the late, great Alvin Lee
6 Mar 2013
If you want to see and hear Alvin and Ten Years After, check out the famous film “Woodstock.”
Alvin Lee is going home. He was one of the greats. - Harry Lipson__________________________________________________________________________________________________
“This Morning I Am Born Again” – by Lucy Kaplansky
5 Mar 2013
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LUCY KAPLANSKY- Her intelligence washes over her lines as she sings. Lucy comes out of the Fast Folk scene of New York City, in the 1980s. Both Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega became stars. But Lucy Kaplansky runs circles around both of them. Check out “This Morning” which is the HarryShots.com Song of the Week. I hope you also become a fan of Lucy K. – Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“Hope of A Lifetime” by The Milk Carton Kids
28 Feb 2013
If you go to their website, the first two albums by the Milk Carton Kids are free to download.
Fast forward about 50 years (say it ain’t so) and recently I have been listening to The Milk Carton Kids (Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan), a couple of guys from LA, and damn if I don’t hear something that bears resemblance to early Simon and Garfunkel in some of their songs.
If The Milk Carton Kids (a poor choice of name) haven’t showed up on your Ipod, your Spotify, or your Pandora playlist, you should play the HarryShots.com Song of the Week, for March 1, 2013. - Harry Lipson 3_________________________________________________
“Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker
18 Feb 2013
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If you haven’t seen the Denzel Washington (he’s up for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for this role) movie, FLIGHT, I thought it was the best film of the past year. The soundtrack includes movie’s “theme song” – Joe Cocker’s Feelin’ Alright.
John Goodman has a crackerjack role in FLIGHT that is reminiscent of his “Donny” in The Big Lebowski. I love John Goodman. If you never saw Goodman in O Brother Where Art Thou, you should treat yourself to another amazing film with another amazing Goodman character.
Here is Joe Cocker with the HarryShots.com Song of the Week, “Feelin’ Alright.” – Harry Lipson III_________________________________________________
“Carolina Traveler” by John McEuen and Earl Scruggs
12 Feb 2013
My favorite instrumental piece. World class masters Earl Scruggs and John McEuen lay down a driving, rollicking tune, with back up help by acoustic bass great, the late Roy Husky, Jr. The word is that Roy arrived very late to the session and there was some concern on the part of Earl and John that he didn’t know the song and what was going to happen. They played it though once for Roy and then they recorded it. Roy came through with flying colors.
It is a treat for me to recognize Earl Scruggs, who was such a musical influence; Earl being the pioneering banjo player that he was. John has his own amazing discography, solo, in collaborations like this, and with his group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. So here’s “Carolina Traveler”. I recommend that you play it over and over about six times in a row. Fire it up gentlemen. - Harry Lipson_________________________________________________
“Tumblin” by Arlen Roth with Sonny Landreth
7 Feb 2013
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Good Lord, The “Blues is a lowdown godddam shame.” So said Robert Johnson, the King of the Delta Blues, which is debatable, given the prior existences and careers of Son House and Charley Patton. The modern day king is also debatable but I know that Sonny Landreth is in that discussion.
Here is an exquisite instrumental with guitar kings Arlen Roth and Sonny Landreth. I hope that you enjoy HarryShots’ music, commentary, photography, quotations, and general mischief making. HL_________________________________________________
“The Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
6 Feb 2013
I will take you back to 1966-67 and the Motown Sound that was a rival alternative to the British Invasion (Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc). Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were regularly at the top of the charts, and “Tracks of My Tears” was one of their big hits. Enjoy today’s HarryShots Song of the Day, and by the way, check out the rest of Motown’s hit making factory. HL_________________________________________________
“Far From Me” by Justin Townes Earle
1 Feb 2013
Justin Townes Earle has got the dna of an Americana Man. This kid is, for sure, a chip off the old block (Dad being Steve) but he is legacy by blood and by middle name. It is a lot to live up to, and JTE handles it smoothly and sees a gift where others might see burden.
He is the next generation and it is nice that he plants rows of seeds that connect him to the prior generation. Today’s HarryShots.com Song of the Day is but one example. “Far From Me” is a John Prine song which I know and love. So, here’s to you Justin Townes Earle. Big Fish- Big Pond. HL_________________________________________________
“Lost John Dean” by Kane, Welch, and Kaplan
26 Jan 2013
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, and Fats Kaplan are more than the sum of their parts. This stuff is righteously great. “Lost John Dean” has been sung by seminal bluesmen and recorded over and over, with variations in lyrics, and tune. Each artist’s version of “Lost John” has similarities, but this is the definitive track by which all post-war versions ought to be judged by, going forward.
The singing, the harmonies, the crispness, the syncopation are fun and enjoyable. Keiran Kane, Kevin Welch, and Fats Kaplan get a running head start and never slow down. I almost overdid this song by overplaying it. I stopped just short of that point, so with a little time off, I can now listen to this baby again, and I always sing along. KW&K flat out blow me away. Each of them has a successful music career going, and I hope they keep getting together every once in a while and record more fine stuff. I love the downplayed banjo that runs through the whole song. “Lost John Dean, he’s long gone from Bowling Green.” Harry L_________________________________________________
“Ripple” (live) by Jimmy Ibbotson
21 Jan 2013
One of the alltime great songs, “Ripple” is, of course, always associated with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. But “Ripple” is an oft covered song by many a group. One of my son’s best friends once had a golden retriever that was named for this song.
Jimmy Ibbotson is a founding members of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, so his credentials are finestkind. Of all of the covers of this wonderful song, this version of “Ripple,” sung live on stage, is my own favorite and, as such, is today’s HarryShots Song of the Day. Check out Jimmy Ibbotson’s live version of “Ripple.” HL_________________________________________________
“Daniel and The Sacred Harp” (alternate take) by The Band
17 Jan 2013
If The Band is not one of the alltime great groups in American rock music, then, well, somebody voted at the wrong caucus. These folks, crackerjack musicians all, were pretty much hell on wheels. Serious players. I once saw Garth Hudson, solo, in a relaxed atmosphere playing a pipe organ that, of course, took up a wall of a concert hall, as pipe organs do. Still makes me smile when I think of that well spent hour in Worcester, MA.
I have always loved The Band’s music and this is probably my favorite song they do. Full of religious overtones and allegory plus historical possibilities. This particular track is the “alternative cut” or outtake, if you will. The song starts, stops, and restarts and is totally organic and full of power and energy. So here is Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, and Garth Hudson, and Levon Helm, on lead vocals and thin skins. Check it out, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp, alternative take” from the album Stage Fright, is the HarryShots.com Song of the Day. HL_________________________________________________
“Texas Style Zydeco” by Shelley King
15 Jan 2013
I first listened to this song on the late, lamented Cross Country channel 12 on XM Radio with Jessie Scott. Some music hater decided to use the channel for other purposes and the only Americana channel that XM, Sirius, or SiriusXM ever had is no more. It is a loss still felt in the Americana music community, my house included.
My own definition of Americana music is: the fertile land where rock, roots, bluegrass, country, celtic, Southern rock, Appalachian, alternative country, folk, and the delta blues collide. It is what I listen to more than anything else. Much of it is singer-songwriter based, where lyrics are as important as tune. That’s Americana music as defined by yours truly. All that being said, Shelley King‘s personal screed to the Americana artform is a kickass cajun flavored number she calls “Texas Style Zydeco” and it is today’s HarryShots.com Song of the Day. Ahyee! HL_________________________________________________
“Detroit Steel” by Otis Gibbs
14 Jan 2013
I like any musician named Otis. Your name is Otis. You got a record. I’m gonna like it. Easy for me to say when the artist is Otis Gibbs and the song is “Detroit Steel.” Not sure about the 1000 pounds of steel, I thought there would be more, but I assume Otis has done his homework. Maybe the rest of the car’s weight is plastic, glass, and rubber. Just seems light to me. Anyhow, the song is strong, like Detroit… HL_________________________________________________
“Glory, Hallelujah” by The Deep Dark Woods
11 Jan 2013
A great band and a fine example of Americana music. These guys sound different and well, they are aptly named. I love these guys. Today’s HarryShots.com Song of the Day is “Glory, Hallelujah” by The Deep Dark Woods. HL_________________________________________________
“City of Immigrants” by Steve Earle
10 Jan 2013
Probably my favorite artist, Steve Earle, is both a songwriter’s songwriter and a musician’s musician. Hard driving, brain in gear, heart on sleeve, justice for all- that is a thumbnail sketch of Steve Earle.
I/ FolkTree produced Steve Earle’s first Boston concert, at the late, great, NightStage in Cambridge. His music was good then and has never been less than stellar through the years. Check out “City of Immigrants” which is the HarryShots Song of the Day. Hit it. HL_________________________________________________
“Yea Alabama” by The Alabama Million Dollar Band
8 Jan 2013
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Rammer Jammer! Roll Tide Roll
National Champions, Again! (for the 15th time)
The University of Alabama. Where collegiate football history lives._________________________________________________
“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
4 Jan 2013
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The Alabama Crimson Tide
Make some history.
Win it boys!_________________________________________________
“Mama’s Little Baby” by Delbert McClinton
3 Jan 2013
Gotta love Delbert. The man can flat damn do it all. In keeping with his legendary status, how about an “updated” version of the childhood folksong, “Mama’s Little Baby.” It is today’s HarryShots.com Song of the Day. A toe tapper – check out the cymbal work on the drumkit and the fine guitar work, plus the hamony vocals. Enjoy. HL_________________________________________________
“Auld Lang Syne” by Dougie Maclean
31 Dec 2012
A great Scottish song and a great Scottish singer; plus the finest of songs, thank you Bobby Burns. Add it up and you have “Auld Lang Syne,” my all time favorite song, bar none.
With the year drawing to a close, “Auld Lang Syne” is today’s HarryShots Song of the Day. May 2013 bring good health and happiness to my own family and friends, and good health and happiness to you and yours. May 2013 bring peace and comfort for everyone everywhere. HL_________________________________________________
“Nothing But The Wheel” by Peter Wolf
28 Dec 2012
The first Peter Wolf song that I really listened to, closely. I appreciate the body of work of a fellow Bostonian, from this J. Geils frontman. You oughta listen to this song. Check out Peter Wolf, as a solo artist, doing “Nothing But The Wheel” from his album, Sleepless; today’s HarryShots.com Song of the Day. Enjoy. HL_________________________________________________
“The Happy Organ” by Dave “Baby” Cortez
27 Dec 2012
I roller skated to this song many a time at an old indoor wooden Roller Rink in Tuscaloosa. It was a hot place for birthday parties. We would pour M&M peanuts into our bottles of Dr. Pepper, wearing wooden shoe skates we rented. We acted pretty cool and skated into memory lane.
This is a true classic. You will get a feel for the best of early American pop music at a time of innocence and youthful energy. Before Motown. Before the British invasion of the Beatles, et al. Enjoy, “The Happy Organ” which is your HarryShots.com Song of the Day. HL_________________________________________________
“What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life” by Maurice Larcange
26 Dec 2012
Maurice Larcange is among the world’s great accordion players. But if you Google him or go to Wikipedia, there’s not a whole lot there, in terms of his biography. He recorded 13 albums of the finest accordion music aroun; mostly popular tunes of the mid 20th century.
Anyway, this cat, obviously French, knows his away around the accordion. The HarryShots Song of the Day is “What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life.“ HL_________________________________________________
“Ave Maria” by Josh Groban
23 Dec 2012
Josh Groban seems to be loved by whoever has the pleasure of hearing him sing.
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season through wonderful music with “Ave Maria” from the album, Noel, by Josh Groban. HL_________________________________________________
“Away In A Manger” by Patty Loveless
21 Dec 2012
Patty Loveless happens to be my favorite country/bluegrass artist bar none. Her voice is beautiful and honest sounding. She grew up in rural Kentucky, probably to a working family and I get that from her music. Obviously, “Away In A Manger” is a classic Christmas song, but her holiday album, Bluegrass and White Snow from which this cut is taken, has a nice blend including her original Christmas songs, which are great, in and of themselves.
Patty Loveless, singing “Away In A Manger,” has today’s HarryShots Song of the Holiday. Enjoy. HL_________________________________________________
“We Three Kings (of Orient Are)” by Jimmy Smith
21 Dec 2012
Today’s HarryShot Song of the Holidays is the great Jimmy Smith jazz classic of “We Three Kings” from Jimmy’s album “Christmas Cookin’.” This version starts off very unjazzlike, but it kicks into gear after a bit. So here’s a little jazz for the Season, enjoy Jimmy Smith’s version of “We Three Kings.” HL_________________________________________________
“Ding! Dong! Merrily On High” by The Kings College Choir
20 Dec 2012
I have always loved the music of Christmas. Over the years I have graduated from simpler popular carols, which I still like, to a-cappella carols, or those carols featuring the resounding pipe organs of the great cathedrals in Europe. The King’s College Choir is among my favorites and they tackle a popular carol with gusto and grandeur. Also, in my humble but knowledgeable opinion, this recording is 0ne of the top five Christmas albums ever. Perhaps you will enjoy this angelic music that I find is such a treat to listen to.
“Ding! Dong! Merrily On High” is a joyous carol, and it was never performed better than by the incomparable Kings College Choir. Treat yourself. Listen. HL_________________________________________________
“For Unto Us A Child Is Born” by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
19 Dec 2012
The incomparable Mormon Tabernacle Choir lifts us all with their Voice. For decades they have continued to bring forth fantastic holiday music. Of all of the organizations in the world, with the possible exception of the Vienna Boys Choir, the MTC has remained atop the world of holiday music.
From Handel’s Messiah, “For Unto Us A Child Is Born” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Silent Night album. Enjoy their goodness. HL_________________________________________________
“Veni Emmanuel” by Stile Antico
18 Dec 2012
Stile Antico is a self directed musical group performing early musical works. Stile Antico literally means “ancient style” and their music is both magnificent and enchanting. Enjoy this musical adaptation of “Veni Emmanuel,” as HarryShots celebrates the music of Christmas. HL_________________________________________________
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
16 Dec 2012
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My namesake, Harry Crosby sure could sing. He sounded good sixty five years ago and he sounds just as good today. You might know Harry by his nickname, “Bing.” This was his big hit, and he had many. “White Christmas” will always be associated with Bing Crosby and it is today’s HarryShots Song of the HoliDay. Enjoy. “Der Bingel”, you are up. HL_________________________________________________
“Midnight Clear” by The Trans Siberian Orchestra
14 Dec 2012
A Great Christmas song every day in December, HarryShots.com – so visit us daily in December
The Trans Siberian Orchestra is really cool and mighty damn interesting. This cut is from the last of their Christmas Trilogy. From the record, The Lost Christmas Eve – “Midnight Clear” Enjoy. - HL_________________________________________________
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by the Ambrosian Singers and Leonard Raver, organist
10 Dec 2012
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This is my all time favorite holiday/Christmas album. It is pipe organ and choir at its most glorious. Every single song on the record is ephenn extraordinary. I truly recommend that you buy yourself an album. If there is one Christmas record to buy, this could be the one. It’s a great find.
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by The Ambrosian Singers and Leonard Raver, at the pipe organ, is today’s HarryShots Song of the Day. Extraordinary music, and ever so Englais. - Happy Holidays! Harry Lipson III
“Come On In My Kitchen” by Peter Green and Nigel Watson
6 Dec 2012
I do love The Blues, being raised, as I was, in Alabama and having been born alongside Highway 61 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hot Food Powder by Nigel Watson and Peter Green includes their version of RJ’s “Come On In My Kitchen” and it is worth your time, in my estimation, to have a listen or two. HL
“Do Wah Diddy” by Manfred Mann
4 Dec 2012
Among the great mood elevating songs of 20th century Rock and Roll, and one of the best songs of the 1960s. Manfred Mann had a handful of big hits, but nothing anywhere near “Do Wah Diddy.” You gotta love this baby. HL_________________________________________________
“Mexican Home” by John Prine with Josh Ritter
30 Nov 2012
John Prine is pretty much the best songwriter we have. “Mexican Home” is one of his finest songs, as I consider his amazing repertoire. Josh Ritter sits in on this track.
I have listened for decades to singer-songwriters, ten or twenty thousand songs probably, maybe more. This is for sure in my top 75 songs of all time. This is a treat. Enjoy HL_________________________________________________
- “(Talk to Me of) Mendocino” by Kate and Anna McGarrigle
- “A Lover’s Question” by Clyde McPhatter
- “A Night In Summer Long Ago” by Mark Knopfler
- “A Prayer For My Friends” by Terri Hendrix
- “Aberdeen” by Bukka White
- “Abraham, Martin, & John” by Andy Williams – R.I.P.
- “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry
- “Alabama Pines” by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
- “All The Gold in California” by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers…plus a personal rant about commercial country radio airplay
- “Am I Wrong?” by Al Kooper
- “Amarillo Highway” by Terry Allen
- “America The Beautiful” by Pete Seeger
- “American Hearts” by A.A. Bondy
- “Angeline” by Blue Moon Rising
- “Annachie Gordon” by The Unthanks
- “Auld Lang Syne” by Dougie Maclean
- “Ave Maria” by Josh Groban
- “Away In A Manger” by Patty Loveless
- “Bama Bound” by Danny Brooks
- “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Faith, Family, and Friends
- “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” by Jerry Douglas
- “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” by John Starling
- “Beer Season” by Thom Shepherd
- “Beer, Bait, and Ammo” by Kevin Fowler
- “Bella Notte” from Lady and The Tramp (Disney)
- “Big Green Car” by Jimmy Carroll
- “Big Old Jet Airliner” by The Steve Miller Band
- “Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers
- “Blackwaterslide” by Bert Jansch
- “Blooming Heather” by Kate Rusby
- “Brand New Tennessee Waltz” by Jesse Winchester
- “Burn Down the Trailer Park” by Paul Thorn
- “But It’s Allright” by J.J. Jackson
- “Calico Train (instrumental)” by Steve Martin
- “Calling Trains” by unknown train announcer
- “Candle In The Wind” by Elton John
- “Carolina Traveler” by John McEuen and Earl Scruggs
- “Catfish John” (studio outtake) by The Grateful Dead
- “Catfish John” by Joe Higgs with Toots and the Maytals
- “Choctaw Bingo” by James McMurtry
- “Choctaw Bingo” by Ray Wylie Hubbard
- “Cholene” by Kate Taylor
- “Church Street Blues” by Norman Blake
- “City of Immigrants” by Steve Earle
- “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams
- “Coahoma” by Corey Harris
- “Coal War” by Joshua James
- “Colfax” by Kevin Gordon
- “Come A Long Way” (remastered) by Kate and Anna McGarrigle