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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oasis Set List Patriot Center Fairfax Virginia December 12 20 2008

For those that come over looking for the set list I thought I might as well post it although its the same set list as every other single show on this tour! ALso note that Bushes is really the band coming on as the song is played over the PA.

Oasis Set List:

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'n' Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothin'
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Oasis at the Patriot Center Fairfax Virginia December 12 20 2008 pictures/photographs

Oasis at the George Mason University Patriot Center Fairfax Virginia Live Concert Video "Shock of the Lightning" December 12-20-2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Show and tell: Mose Allison Trio's "I love the life I live" Columbia CL 1565

Sometimes you find some neat stuff... This weekend I found a copy of this Mose Allison LP (albeit on the 2 eye label not the original 6 eye) and when I looked on the back I saw Mose looked like he'd autographed it... When I checked on the internet I saw that one of Mose's identifying characteristics is that when he autographs records he'll preface it with a "Hello 'fill in name'". In fact I found a record that had the same exact handwriting but instead said "Hello Pete" or something! The record itself is great stuff and in great shape... sounds much like all of Mose Allison's stuff: very laid back and jazz which those cool vocals. I read the review on the ALl Music Guide and they note this album came out early in his career (1960) before he was writing many of his own vocal songs.. this one has four instrumentals he wrote and the rest are covers sung by Mose.. but he really makes them his own! It must be said that the Columbia 2 eye's sound pretty killer...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Now playing: Jimmy Smith- In A Plain Brown Wrapper (Verve V6-8800)

Lately I've been going through a bit of a late 60s/early 70s funk/soul/acid jazz kick again...You always hear about Jimmy Smith's Root Down album but you never hear about the one that came out right before it which seems to have just dissapeared from the radar.. Its an odd album with Jimmy Smith singing on all 8 tracks which were all written, produced and arranged by a Larry Williams.. By this point in Jimmy Smith's career one gets the sense that his sales/popularity had sort of peaked...The same could be said for Verve records which was really arguably on its last legs with the few 8800 series jazz lps that remained to be released (four by Smith, one or two by Getz and then a few reissues). This was released in 1971 and according to five of the eight tracks were probably cut July 16, 1971 with the other three unclear.. a year later his live performance of Root Down would be released an also generally ignored..It was only when cratediggers/dj's/beastie boys picked up on Root Down that it suddenly became a very hot item but its interesting that the two albums that sandwich root down are still largely ignored: in a plain brown wrapper and bluesmith which is also a great album.. Anyways In a Plain Brown Wrapper features some real funky jazz songs with some pretty good/appropriate vocals..they are almost speak sung but they work.. the first song is particularly fitting for the current times we live in ("Recession or Depression") if only slightly dated by Jimmy Smith singing about hanging out in the White House with (Spiro) Agnew (then Vice President) and there's even some great Jimmy Smith boasting on "Number One" and some cool female backing vocals in addition to the strings which do not detract from Jimmy Smith's workout...We don't know who the other funky cats where on this although it was probably some other Los Angeles cats as this was recorded at the MGM Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.. the packaging is minimal this probably didn't make much of an impression but its a very enjoyable listen and there are few periods in Jimmy Smith's recording career where he managed to put together three consecutive solid albums as In a Plain Brown Wrapper/Root Down/Bluesmith.. in fact they would make a great soundtrack for a party in that order with Bluesmith being the chill out album.

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