Jim Shorkey


Allo Darlin’ – My Heart is a Drummer
January 14, 2011, 11:27 pm
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Another new(ish)  band that I`ve been liking.





The Capstan Shafts – She makes amazing look stupid
January 14, 2011, 11:21 pm
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A new band I`ve been going back to a lot:



Mike Badger and The Onset – Precious Love
January 14, 2011, 11:15 pm
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Just `cuz I`m listening to it right now…





Smiths – demos
January 14, 2011, 11:12 pm
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 A Smiths vinyl bootleg called Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals available for download. It consists of some unreleased instrumentals and alternate version of existing tunes. All the tracks are worth checking out. It seems the lot of them have been posted to YouTube:



Oxford American – alternate tracks
January 14, 2011, 10:54 pm
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Since I have been pulling from the latest Oxford American, I should mention that this years state is Alabama and they go way beyond the usual Muscle Shoals picks. Their website currently has a whack of tracks that didn’t make the CD.

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2010/dec/02/alternate-universe-alabama-music-compilation/



Ralph “Soul” Jackson
January 14, 2011, 10:50 pm
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And another new find from Oxford, Ralph “Soul” Jackson. The Oxford track is a cover of Matchbox that sounds like a mash up with a ZZ top riff. This one was recorded around the same time:



Vern Gosdin
January 14, 2011, 10:46 pm
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Another new fave culled from the latest is the Gosdin Brothers and the voice of Vern Gosdin in particular. Again, this isn’t the Oxford track but still mighty nice.

And another from the same (and only album):

My previous exposure to The Gosdin Brothers was their work with Gene Clark: