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TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: The War On Drugs – Burning

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Drive back to The War on Drugs’ third studio album, Lost in the Dream, that came out on March 18, 2014. This indie rock, shoegaze and neo- psychedelia album is an absolute masterpiece carries legacy of 1980s rock, as well as Americana, with influences coming from Bruce Springsteen, Spacemen 3 and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. One of the five promotional singles and the 8th track of the album, Burning is the TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day getting 5 conifer cones out of 5 for the day. Listen Below.

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TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Somethin’ Stupid

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Originally written and recorded by Clarence Carson Parks II in 1966, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra’s 1967 rendition is an absolute bliss to listen to. The track was issued in 1967 as a single and later appeared on Frank  Sinatra’s 1967 album The World We Knew. Somethin’ Stupid is the TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day getting 5 conifer cones out of 5 for the day. Listen Below.

 

 

The rendition was recorded on February 1, 1967 and was arranged by Billy Strange.

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Jazz Music Week: TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Dave Brubeck – In Your Own Sweet Way

 

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Adopting Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre‘s view on Jazz music, a representation of freedom and authenticity and what would be better than listening to Dave Brubeck on a fussy Monday? A blessing to be able to witness one of the most famous compositions by the maestro; In Your Own Sweet Way, written around 1952, published in 1955 and later released on July 16, 1956 on Brubeck Plays Brubeck. The same year Miles Davis recorded the standard twice — once in March with Sonny Rollins as the quintet’s saxophonist, and in May with John Coltrane and released it on his 1959’s album – Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.


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Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and Max Roach, 1956.

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Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane in 1958.


In 1960, Wes Montgomery covered and featured the standard as the 6th track on his fourth album The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery.


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Later in 1963, Clare Fischer recorded a solo piano version which was featured on his album Easy Livin’ released in 1966 as a limited edition and reissued in 1968 again. Bill Evans included the standard on the live album Time Remembered’s 1999 cd track list. Many other artists have covered the jazz standard since its publication. An absolute chef d’oeuvre and we are gratified for its existence. In Your Own Sweet Way is being featured as the song of the day for this whole week and getting all 35 conifer cones. Listen below.


 

 

 

 

 


It was Iola Whitlock, Dave Brubeck’s wife, for whom the track was written(:

 

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TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: Aphex Twin – Fingerbib

 

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Thanks to 1996 self-titled forth studio album Richard D. James Album that was and still is way ahead of its time. Arguably the most important electronic artist’s woozy synth ballad off this album is a masterpiece comprising on a minimal (in terms of Aphex Twin’s music) construction of drum and percussion has been giving out the sensation of contemporary and runaway pop culture since its release and we are absolutely grateful for that. Fingerbib is the TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day getting 5 conifer cones out of 5 for the day. Listen below. 

 

 

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TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day: The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

 

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Took a train out to REVOLVER, The Beatles’ seventh studio album and stuck all the way in the 2nd track. Eleanor Rigby was a perfect example of modal interchange primarily written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The song was later covered by artists like Doodles Weaver, John Royce Mathis, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Vanilla Fudge, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Kim Weston, P.P. Arnold, Bobbie Gentry and many others. Lets take a moment to appreciate the masterpiece. Eleanor Rigby is the TheLarchWood’s Song of the Day getting 5 conifer cones out of 5 for the day.

 

 

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Remembering the 21st night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire

 

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Almost 40 years ago on November 18, 1978 Earth, Wind & Fire released September, rerecorded during the sessions for their ninth studio album I AM and September 21st hasn’t been the same since.

 

 

Keeping the love alive that changed the minds of pretenders and chased the clouds away on September 21st with Earth, Wind & Fire. Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day (: