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So many ways to tie in a spin. Too bad that I never give it much thought because well, I usually have no time to think it through to such conclusion. Actually just enough time to pull together a spin in the hopes that you’ll all be wildly entertained and say to yourselves as you’re out and about on the weekend “you know I just can’t wait to get back home and listen again to what DJ Lampsha is spinning”.
Now today is National Limerick Day (or something reasonably close) so when I thought of the artists that I’m featuring today, I thought “they do rhyme with mothers”, so here goes:
There was a group called The Holmes Brothers
Who interpreted songs of others
Many hearts they could shatter
With golden voices on platters
Go buy their cd for your Mothers!
or something something. Hey, short notice as I said – I hate the tie-in. No good at it. On to the music before I lose my audience of three. The Holmes Brothers are comprised of brothers, Sherman and Wendell Holmes who hail from Virginia originally. In the late 50’s/early 60’s, they made their way up to New York City where they began to sing. They stuck it out and were an integral part of the East Village Blues Scene of the 80’s (rolled off my tongue like I was there) where they met up with Poppy Dixon, the third member of their group. Their voices are truly instruments and when played together, what a symphony they create.
On their latest album, State of Grace, they do some interesting covers. First I am sending you to their MySpace page and please once there, play “I Want You to Want Me”. I’m telling you, it will floor you. It did me when I first heard it. Also, here is a link to their wonderful record label, Alligator Records which has its own little jukebox of different artists playing.
Now Snuppy’s post yesterday was woefully under-visited. I mean do you want her to just not post because it could come to that. She’s threatened on several occasions which leads me to believe that she’s warming up to the idea. But had you checked in, you would have been treated to the delightful music of Harry Nilsson and now here’s the tie in! The Holmes Brothers cover that I’m gaga over was originally written by Harry Nilsson of Cheap Trick!!! Everything wrapped up so neatly.
What? What’s that? That’s not Harry Nilsson? Rick who? Rick Nielson is from Cheap Trick?
Okay kids, go have some fun…
Have a great weekend all. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mommas!
~ DJ LAMPSHA
spinning out of control since 2006
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