The other music

Hello and welcome to another special edition of the PB Podcast. Today we explore what I’ll call “the other music”, music I listen to that usually does not appear on the regular podcast. This is music that my wife yells at me for playing, so I’ve pretty much eliminated it from the podcast (although not entirely).

So today we explore some of that music. We start with Tin Huey, described in the AllMusic Guide as “punk-pop with touches of free-form jazz blowing and eclectic smartassness”, then head to its forebears in the Insect Trust before heading into the new Throttle Elevator Music. We then go to a prog rock set with Rick Wakeman, Emerson, Lake and Palmer before the updated sounds of Pocupine Tree. The last two sets showcase Robert Fripp, Material, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa.


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No turkeys here – all meat edition

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day holiday – or last few days if you don’t celebrate. Time for a new edition of the PB Podcast. We get right into some great music with Jackie Wilson and LaVerne Baker, followed up by Raphael Saadiq, Quantic with Alice Russell and Betty LaVette. We trip from there to Joan Armatrading, then reggae with Bob Marley and Burning Spear. We take time for the 20th and 21st Century before ending with Wreckless Eric, who’d go the Whole Wide World (just to find her).

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, or the day before Black Friday. Just enjoy the time with family and friends, and to help, listen to this new podcast, celebrating the 65th anniversary of Prestige Records.

Prestige Records was founded back in 1949 by Bob Weinstock, who had opened a record store next to a jazz club. He decided to start recording the jazz artists for records, and it blossomed into Prestige Records. Unlike Blue Note Records, which paid for rehearsal time, at Prestige musicians were paid to come in and strictly record – more spontaneity and less formal structure, like they played in the clubs. Stars from Sonny Rollins to Miles Davis to the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded some very famous works for Prestige.

Prestige sold to Fantasy Records in 1971, where the label was folded into the Original Jazz Classics nomenclature, alongside other record labels like Riverside, which can be confusing as to which label recorded exactly which album.

So, listen in as we play songs on Prestige by Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Booker Ervin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Coleman Hawkins, Mose Allison and more here at the PB Podcast. All podcasts are still available at – after eating turkey and getting Tryptophan, listening to the PB Podcast gets you out of your stupor. Enjoy the holiday!

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All Over the Place

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. On today’s show we have both ends burning as we go all over the place. We stop at an airport and make a sedan delivery with acts including Roxy Music, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Angels, Neil Young, Wet Willie, Elvis Presley and many more.

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It’s turning colder

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PB Podcast. It looks like we’re getting ready for winter – some snow a couple of weeks ago and temperatures that did not get to 40 F yesterday (4 C). I still love New England, though.

On today’s show we start with lies – Your Lies, I Lie, White Lies and Don’t Lie to Me. Later we get a low set, and finish up with Iggy Pop and the Velvet Underground. More great songs for the week.

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1/2 a year

Hello and welcome to a new edition of the PB Podcast. It’s been six months since I started the podcast – and this is the 32nd podcast that I’ve uploaded, including the special jazz and blues podcasts. I’m impressed, anyway.

Today’s show features acts from Amy Winehouse to Elvis Costello. Amy was a great talent that was cut-off way too early. In-between we’ll hear from the Black Keys, Richard Thompson, the Rascals, Santana, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Van Morison with Them and many more.

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Fall back – to sleep

Hello and welcome to a new edition of the PB Podcast. I’m posting this on Sunday, November 2 – the morning after we turned back our clocks on hour. That should mean an extra hour’s worth of sleep, but if you’re like me, your dog hasn’t grasped the concept and still wants to go for a walk at her regular time.

On today’s show we learn how to spell Mississippi with Bobbie Gentry and bounce all around the map – in Chicago with Magic Sam, down in New Orleans with Willy Deville, and Memphis with Al Green to start the show. Later we go to the Valley of Malls and we end up in Outer Space with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages (“Way down inside” – just great).

So enjoy the trip.

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Blue Note’s 75th Podcast Part 2

Last week I put up the first Blue Note podcast to celebrate their 75th anniversary. I liked that so much that I put together a second Blue Note jazzcast – here it is.

We start on a Maiden Voyage with Herbie Hancock and end on Two Worlds with Tony Williams. In between are songs from Hank Mobley, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver, Kenny Drew and Joe Henderson. An impressive lineup of greats from the classic albums of Blue Note.

So enjoy this new, special edition of PB”s podcast.

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Autumn has fallen

It’s a great, cool autumn day here. With all the rain and wind, most of the leaves have fallen, so I’ll be dedicating most of the day to raking leaves.I always listen to music while doing chores around the house, and today’s podcast will make for a good hour’s of background music as I gather leaves.

We start with the late 60’s-early 70’s with Janis, Frank and the Allmans, the dive back into the 50’s (and early 60’s) from Carl Perkins to the Bel Airs, then hit a blues-y set before finishing up with an odd bunch of tunes that includes John Lennon.

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Blue Note Podcast Part1

Hello and welcome to a special edition of the PB Podcast. This year is Blue Note’s 75th anniversary, so I decided to have a podcast dedicated to Blue Note. After I finished the podcast I realized that I didn’t include some of my all-time favorite Blue Note records, so also did a Part 2, which will be available soon (how soon? you can help decide by leaving a comment).

So tune in for an exciting Part 1 with Grant Green, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter and many others.

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