BLB is a show I do every Tuesday on RRR in Melbourne from midday to 2pm with Elizabeth McCarthy.
I was flying solo again and we had no guests so it was all music this week.
“ode to Billy Joe” - instrumental version of this Bobbie Gentry classic by the late Clarence White (the Byrds) on guitar. A string bending telecaster toned wonder.
“kneel down at the altar of pop”- Kim Salmon and the Surrealists from the new album “grand unifying theory” out just now on Low Transit Industries.
“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”- a 1965 instrumental. Two acoustic guitars played by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.
“MISSISSIPPI”- Bobby Gentry.
“Yesterday”- Ruth Brown. Fulfilling our Beatles quota for the week.
“Light My Fire”- Julie Driscoll and Brian Augur.
“looking through a window”- Wendy Saddington.
“I think its gonna rain today”- Dusty Springfield interpreting this Randy Newman CLASSIC.
“Harper Valley PTA”- Jeannie C Riley.
I explained that I had had to put all my vinyl in a new cabinet and had been inspired to bring some to the studio.
I busted out some more contemporary stuff...
“Old Money”- from an ep by the Hungry Kids of Hungary.
“In my fortress”- Lilith Lane. New single from this Melbourne singer.
“The hangover”- the Bedroom philosopher. Very funny and very groovy single from this Melbourne cat.
Back to the vinyl for...
“Nights On Broadway”- Candi Staton ran through this Bee Gees hit.
“Cosmic caveman” - Snog. A track from their “Last of the great romantics” which is out NOW on Hymen records.
“Albatross” - Fleetwood Mac. Elizabeth McCarthy loves Fleetwood mac , but only the Stevie and whatsisname years. Some sort of joke I am sure......
“you and your sister”- Chris Bell. From the “I am the cosmos” collection. this song features his old bandmate from from Big Star, the late Alex Chilton.
“Willie Mae and laura Jones”- Nancy Wilson.
“I made you that way”- Nancy Wilson.
“mesmerized”- Faith Evans.
“my mind”- Jimi Tenor from his album, “Organism”.
“It was then or never” - Dave Graney! From “Knock Yourself Out”.
“Let it come down”- Mose Allison, from the new album by this 83 year old jazz songwriter.
“Fresh Garbage”- Spirit.
“see what a love can do” - Grin - featuring Nils Lofgren.
“water down”- Native Cats- Tasmanian duo featuring Peter Escott who is suddenly appearing in Melbourne as a comedian!
“Funky but chic” - David Johansen from his debut album in 1978.
- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
also available as a digital album
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
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Single album HASHISH available as a digital release