Archive for December 4th, 2011

Steely Dan Sunday, "Any World (That I’m Welcome To)" (1975)

*** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** < >> On occasion, Becker and Fagen would bring in one of their heroes to the studio to make a guest appearance on a track. We noted previously that Ray Brown contributed his acoustic bass to “Razor Boy”

Sarah Maisel – In the Moment (2011)

Here on the new album from Sarah Maisel, we’re serenaded with interpretations from a broad scope of genres. The method in which Sarah performs these tunes is strictly that of the easy-listening mold. But what causes the songs to be different from the usual undertakings of such a style is the constant presence of a ukulele.

John Frusciante – Shadows Collide With People (2004): Forgotten series

What is the sound of a lone Pepper? Not as hot, not as funky … but more distinctive than you might expect.

Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton – The Gathering (2011)

The Gathering, a homey Christmas-themed Americana and roots album, features singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett and others recording in a suitably rustic locale: a house in Greensboro, North Carolina.