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Album of the Day:
Tim Ries ‎– Stones World (2008)

The longtime travelling horn section leader and saxophonist for The Rolling Stones has recorded a number of jazz arrangements of music by the Stones, this selection is The Rolling Stones Project II

Here is an eclectic jazz + World Music travelogue that will constantly surprise.

Trivia: the name of the flamenco dancer on “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a palindrome … check it out: Sara Baras. Not a lot of people know that.

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Album of the Day:
Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul (1968)

Still my favourite Aretha album … it includes hit singles “Chain of Fools”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, and “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”.

PSA: Spotify uses the CD reissue, which adds four “Bonus Selections” to this already perfect album.

Flying The Air Ferry

A shilling was a lot of money when I was 8 … Online jigsaw target time 5:29

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Album of the Day:
The Domestic Bumblebees – Break Up Bop (2007)

Swedish Rockabilly with a little Rock’n’Roll … listen carefully and the accent occasionally breaks through … what more can I say?

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Album of the Day:
George Thorogood – George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1977)

I became a fan of this band the first time I heard them on the radio. They became a top five entry in my best live band I’ve seen list after a concert in The Music Hall in Toronto way back when – the entire audience was up and dancing and the management tried (unsuccessfully) to stop the show a few times as they were worried that the balcony would come down!

High energy slide guitar playing at its best. A crackin’ listen.