Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Here Comes The Night

Hymn to Freedom

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Candle Thieves - My Love Will Clap Its Hands For You

Bar Kays - "Flying High On Your Love"

The Killers

These are some of my favorite songs by The Killers. Enjoy!

Read my Mind

Somebody Told me

Joy Ride

Mr Brightside

Mr Brightside(Alternate Version)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Funk 101 Pilot

Looks like Bootsy Collins is working on a new series devoted to Funk Music. Looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Bootsy Collins on Twitter

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Movie Soundtrack - Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romantic film made in the United States. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film features Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jerry Orbach. The story is a coming of age drama that documents a teenaged woman's rebellion against her father by starting a relationship with a dance instructor during a family summer vacation.

Dirty Dancing - She's Like the Wind

Dirty Dancing - Time of my Life

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Radiohead - Best of

The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).

No surprises


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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

According to Wikipedia;
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a 9-piece, Chicago-based brass group featuring 8 sons of Phil Cohran on horns.

Originally from Chicago, the brothers started as a street ensemble before recording in 2004. They have performed with Mos Def, Aquilla Sadalla, Phil Cohran, The Recipe, Nomadic Massive and at the North Sea Jazz Festival. In late 2007 they recorded with Erykah Badu and Maxwell. They supported Blur for their Hyde Park reunion concerts on the 2nd and 3rd of July in 2009. They are also confirmed collaborators on a number of tracks off of the third Gorillaz studio album, Plastic Beach.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Mississippi Goddam - Nina Simone Live

Here is one for the Gov. of Mississippi

Leon Redbone - a 'one-off' great

Official site

Leon Redbone (born August 26, 1949) is an American singer and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics.

Recognized for his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and bow tie, Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970s. Virtually nothing is known for certain about his background or true identity.

Redbone has released approximately fifteen albums and earned a sizable cult following. His concerts blend performance, comedy, and skilled instrumentals.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bonnie Raitt - Blues

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, born in Burbank, California. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including "Nick of Time", "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the slow ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me." Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is an avid political activist.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Animal Collective - Campfire Songs

The three members of Animal Collective performing on this album are Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Deakin, who makes his debut appearance here. It is their only album featuring this lineup. Although member Geologist does not perform on the album, he was present for the recording to operate the MiniDisc players.

At this point in time, despite the presence of all four original members, there was still no Animal Collective proper; the name Campfire Songs was intended to be the name of the band performing the album, as well as the name of the album itself.[3]

However, the band name 'Animal Collective' is used in the booklet from the latest copies of the album.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra

Just enjoy

Fat Boys - Human Beat Box

Fat Boys doing "Human Beat Box" I played this cassette tape so much that it broke back in the day. I think I had the album too.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jason Derulo

I don't know much about him, but my friend really like's him. So here's a couple of his songs...enjoy!

What'cha Say

In My Head

Ultramagnetic MCs "Travelling At The Speed of Thought"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Some Miley Cyrus songs

The Climb

When I look at you


Melissa Auf der Maur - Out of Our Minds

Lady Gaga before she was Lady Gaga

As I do more research on Lady Gaga, to make sure I don't get one of those sandwiches that she likes to feed to guys in her videos.

I was not really sure of her talent but I think this video shows that she has talent as a singer and a song writer.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga @KK & R Music Blog

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer

With a sonic sprawl that’s just as epic and compelling as his back story, there’s an undeniable parallel between the real, oxygen-breathing world inhabited by Warp’s latest maverick, Sumach Ecks, and the imaginary one he explores in his music. On Planet Earth he’s a reformed drug addict turned yoga teacher; a student of spirituality who flits between the badlands of the Mojave Desert and LA with his family. On record, he’s just as open-minded.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Buffalo Gals - Malcolm McLaren

Blast from the past. Malcolm McLaren

Gotan Project

Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal (French), Eduardo Makaroff (Argentine), and Christoph H. Müller (Swiss, former member of Touch El Arab).
Gotan Project formed in 1999. Their first release was "Vuelvo Al Sur/El Capitalismo Foraneo" in 2000, followed by the album La Revancha del Tango in 2001. Their music is clearly tango, but also uses electronic elements such as samples, beats, and breaks.

Gotan Project Artist Store

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lady Gaga - Paparazzi

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga @KK & R Music Blog

Django Bates - Beloved Bird


For his 40th birthday, in 2000, Django Bates made an American songbook album. It was an unusual choice for the pianist and composer, but he didn't flinch from twisting the familiar patterns and dynamics of those evergreens out of shape. For his 50th, he's applied the same treatment to the 1940s bebop themes composed by or linked with his childhood hero, Charlie Parker.

not from this album but excellent

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night

The Heart of Saturday Night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1974 on Asylum Records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 339 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, his highest placing. The album cover is based on In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra. Cal Schenkel was the art director and the cover art was by Lyn Lascaro aka Napolean.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chumbawamba - ABCDEFG

They retain the capacity to make you smile, dance, laugh and furrow your brow.

Lady Gaga - Poker Face

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga @KK & R Music Blog

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Courtney Love - Nobody's Daughter by Hole

According to news on the Hole Rock site, the band’s first LP in 10 years will see the light of day on April 27th via Mercury Records.
Full of controversy - but give me that rather than American Idol or X-Factor

Skinny Little Bitch

The first single, described by NME as,

"a balls-out, low-down dirty rock song, and as fine a signature tune for the new Hole as you could imagine. Tapping the same lyrical vein as 'Samantha', it's The Stooges fronted by a Joan Jett re-imagined as the Bride Of Frankenstein. And it’s the sound of Courtney having fun."


The second single,

"Originally tagged on the end of the Linda Perry sessions, its rockular nature inspired the direction that would lead to the resurrection of Hole. Powered by a Billy Corgan riff and firing from all nu-grunge cylinders the rest of the way, 'Samantha' announces Hole’s return doing what Courtney does best – skewering a hooker waitress/model actress who’s no better than she ought to be. “Watch her wrap her legs around this world”, snarls Courtney, as only she can."


Friday, April 2, 2010

It's the Birthday of Marvin Gaye

According to Wikipedia;
Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three-octave vocal range. Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records. After starting off as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.

Marvin Gaye @ KK & R Music Blog

Marvin Gaye

Corinne Bailey Rae - Live


Jah Wobble - Japanese Dub

The Guardian
He may have started out as the backbone of the early Public Image Ltd, but he has gone on to fuse dub with jazz-rock, English folk and (most recently) far eastern themes, with his bravely original Chinese Dub

His latest album seems to be well worth the purchase

rufus wainwright all days are nights: Songs for Lulu

Daily Telegraph
“Eerie,” is how Rufus Wainwright describes his sixth studio album. “Essentially my mourning for my mother while she was still alive.” His mother, Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and died this January, with her musical family harmonising around her.

But here Wainwright sounds very alone with his grief. The orchestral arrangements on his previous five albums had grown increasingly extravagant, and he scored his 2009 opera, Prima Donna, for 70 musicians. All that opulence has been stripped away here, to leave the 36-year-old singer with only his piano and his swooping, soaring, sighing emotions.


Lady Gaga - Telephone (Official Explict Version)

The infamous Lady Gaga Telephone video. I don't get it, but then again it was probably not made with people like me in mind.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga @KK & R Music Blog

Thursday, April 1, 2010

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine

This video is amazing. It is of the band OK Go's new song "This Too Shall Pass". It is so creative, as much of their music and videos are.

Notes from YouTube;
Directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs. Produced by Shirley Moyers. The official video for the recorded version of "This Too Shall Pass" off of the album "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky". The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The "machine" was designed and built by the band, along with members of Syyn Labs ( ) over the course of several months.

Check out their new MP3 Album.

Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

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Ok Go

Ian Hunter, Queen -Tribute to Freddie

All the Young Dudes

Herbie Hancock "Watermelon Man"

Watermelon Man

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