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Sunday Morning

December 4, 2016

“Sunday Morning,” written by Lou Reed and John Cale, performed by Richard Barone and Jenni Muldaur. Originally recorded by the Velvet Underground in 1967.

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Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night In The Week

December 3, 2016

“Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week),” written by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn, recorded by Julie London in 1966.

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The Heart Of Saturday Night

December 3, 2016

“(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night,” written and performed by Tom Waits. Arranged by Bob Alcivar. Recorded in 1974.

Tom Waits (vocals, piano, guitar), Jim Hughart (bass), Pete Christlieb (tenor sax), Jim Gordon (drums).

Tom Waits website

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Almost Saturday Night

December 3, 2016

“Almost Saturday Night,” written and performed by John Fogerty. Dave Edmunds had a hit with it.

John Fogerty website

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A Woman Will Do Wrong

December 3, 2016

“A Woman Will Do Wrong,” written by Clarence Reid and Paul Kelly, sung by Helene Smith. Clarence Reid is on piano. Miami soul, recorded in 1967.

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When I Was Young

December 3, 2016

The Wood Brothers – “When I Was Young,” by the Wood Brothers. Oliver Wood (guitar),  Chris Wood (bass) and Jano Rix (melodica and percussion). Recorded at WFUV-FM in 2011. Video by Daniel Hodd and Erica Talbott.

Wood Brothers website

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One Moment

December 2, 2016

“One Moment,” by OK Go. Full video notes and credits here. There’s also a behind-the-scenes video.

OK Go disclaimer: “No playable guitars were harmed in the making of this video.”

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Blended Family

November 27, 2016

“Blended Family (What You Do For Love),” written by Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky, John Bush, Brandon Aly, Tish Hyman, Dave Kuncio, Kenneth Withrow and Edie Brickell and performed by Ms. Keys. Mr. Rocky raps. Video directed by Hype Williams.

Alicia Keys website

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Dirty Old Town

November 27, 2016

“Dirty Old Town,” written and performed by Kelsey Waldon. The pedal steel player is probably Brett Resnick.

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Make It Good to Me

November 27, 2016

“Make It Good to Me,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2002.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

Sad News:

“Sharon Jones, Soul Singer With Dap-Kings, Dies at 60,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

“Soul singer Sharon Jones, whose work with the Dap Kings sparked a renaissance, has died,” Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

“Sharon Jones was magnetic on and off stage,” By Hardeep Phull, New York Post

“Sharon Jones: a soul survivor who helped rejuvenate a classic sound,” David Ma, The Guardian

“A Queen Among Kings,” Oliver Wang, NPR

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