Friday, September 09, 2005

Friday Random Five (#3)

This week, it's a five-pack culled together with the American South in mind, and the last heat pangs of a flooded Indian Summer. Spend the weekend on the porch with these and a tumbler of cold stuff. In House suggests the Bourbon.

1- Long before Randy Newman sang about L.A., he sang about La. on the 1974 album Good Ol' Boys-- offered here this week for unfortunately prophetic reasons: Louisiana, 1927 (MP3).

2- Before they changed their name to the Magnolia Electric Co., Songs: Ohia released an album called Magnolia Electric Co., which is where you'll find Farewell Transmission (MP3).

3- Jolie Holland possesses a voice that sounds as if it's been lifted from a bygone-era speakeasy. Old Fashion Morphine (MP3) comes from her most recent release, 2004's Escondida.

4- Brand new from the Detroit Cobras, I Wanna Holler But the Town's Too Small (MP3). From Baby, out September 27th on Bloodshot Records.

5- Chicago-based musician Kelly Hogan and her take on the Magnetic Fields' weird and wonderful Papa Was a Rodeo (MP3).

As always-- enjoy. rinse. repeat.


Anonymous devonsego said...

I'm not one for covers on most days. But I'll be damned if Kelly Hogan doesn't do that song a whole lotta' justice.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

welcome devon, nice to see you here. and yes, i completely agree. but then, i'm also a sucker for people i like covering the songs of other people i like. don't be a stranger.

8:27 PM  

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