Rarities, oddities, and other fun stuff
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Elvis Costello – MY FUNNY VALENTINE - "My Funny Valentine" is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical “Babes in Arms” in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. After being recorded by Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis, the song became a popular jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists. Taken from the Elvis Costello “Taking Liberties” CD. Taking Liberties is a US Elvis Costello album, composed of tracks not previously released on US albums. It is mostly made up of b-sides, although it does feature two previously unreleased recordings. It was released in the US and Canada only and its tracklisting is almost identical to that of the UK release Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers.
Joe Ely – SAINT VALENTINE - Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947, Amarillo, Texas, United States) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. He has had a genre-crossing career, performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, The Chieftains and James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark. From his 1995 CD, “Letter to Laredo”
Bobby Bare, Jr. – VALENTINE - Bobby Bare, Jr. (born June 28, 1966) is an American musician who has recorded several solo albums, along with two albums with his band, Bare, Jr. Bare is the son of country musician Bobby Bare. In 1974—when Bare, Jr. was only eight—he and his father were both nominated for a Grammy for the song "Daddy What If". He has performed with his band the Young Criminals Starvation League, an ever-changing group of musicians, including members of Lambchop, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, and My Morning Jacket. They have released three studio albums, an EP, and a live album. From his “From the End of Your Leash” CD, 2004.
Steve Earle – VALENTINE’S DAY -Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle on January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle grew up near San Antonio, Texas, and began learning the guitar at age 11. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 13 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris. He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories. From his “I Feel Alright” CD, 1996.
Bruce Springsteen – VALENTINE’S DAY – From Tunnel of Love, the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1987. The album, the last of Springsteen's work that was created in the Side 1/2 format of an LP, is one of Springsteen's least performed set of songs. The New York Times' Jon Pareles wrote that Tunnel of Love "turned inward, pondering love gone wrong. His first marriage, to the actress Julianne Phillips fell apart; he also decided to part ways with the E Street Band. Members of the E Street Band were used sparingly on the album; Springsteen recorded most of the parts himself, often with drum machines and synthesizers.
Bob Schneider – LOVE IS EVERYWHERE - Bob Schneider (born October 12, 1965) is an Austin, Texas–based musician and artist. Taken from his "Love Is Everywhere” EP (2009)
Joe Cocker – LOVE IS ALIVE - "Love Is Alive" is a 1976 song by Gary Wright that was a hit single in the US, reaching #2 in the Billboard charts. Taken from the album The Dream Weaver, released the previous year, it features Wright on vocals and keyboards with Jim Keltner on drums. Joe Cocker included this song on his 1992 Night Calls album.
Rockpile – HEART - Rockpile was a British rock and roll group of the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their strong rockabilly and power pop influences, and as a foundational influence on new wave. The band consisted of Dave Edmunds (vocals, guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass guitar), Billy Bremner (vocals, guitar) and Terry Williams (drums). Rockpile recorded four albums, though only one (Seconds of Pleasure) was released under the Rockpile banner. Two other albums (Tracks on Wax 4 and Repeat When Necessary) were released as Dave Edmunds solo albums, and one more (Labour of Lust) was released as a Nick Lowe solo album. From “Seconds of Pleasure”, 1980.
Jack Ingram – MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER - Jack Ingram is the eponymous debut album by country music artist Jack Ingram. It was the first of three albums released by Ingram on the Crystal Clear Sound label in 1995.
Charlie Robison – ARMS OF LOVE – Charles Fitzgerald "Charlie" Robison (born September 1, 1964) is an American country music singer/songwriter. His brother, Bruce Robison, and his sister, Robyn Ludwick, are also singer/songwriters. From his “Life of the Party” CD, 1998.
Paul McCartney & Wings – MY LOVE – "My Love" is a love song by Paul McCartney & Wings, the most successful track from their 1973 album Red Rose Speedway. McCartney wrote it about his feelings for his wife Linda, also in the band. Taken from Wings over America, a live album by the band, 1976.
The Cousin Brothers – SEX AND CANDY - "Sex and Candy" is a song released by American alternative rock group Marcy Playground. It was released in November 1997 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album Marcy Playground. The song was written by John Wozniak, produced by Jim Sabella & Kenny Gioia, and engineered by Kenny Gioia & Bill Seasack. Both the drums and bass were performed by Jared Kotler. Guitar and vocals were performed by Wozniak. The Cousin Brothers are an Indiana band, fronted by Kevin Vickery. From their CD “$ 200 Demo”, 2006.
Jody Harris – I COULD FALL IN LOVE TONIGHT – Jody Harris is a Nashville-based songwriter and a former member of John Michael Montgomery and Brad Paisley’s bands. Lyrics by Eric Davis. From an unreleased demo, circa 1994.