Gimme Five

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Few seem to know that Joan Baez is a gifted songwriter in her own right, composing many powerful and poetic tracks over the course of the decades.

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.

Halloween Heroes From Ramones, Queen, R.E.M. + Others: Gimme Five

Halloween Heroes From Ramones, Queen, R.E.M. + Others: Gimme Five

Here are a few super-powered considerations to explore before cutting eye holes in the spare bed sheets this Halloween.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

A thread involving Donald Fagen and Walter Becker runs through this look at the albums that have been in my car recently.

Burt Bacharach, Greg Phillinganes, Marilyn Scott + others: Five for the Road

Burt Bacharach, Greg Phillinganes, Marilyn Scott + others: Five for the Road

Greg Phillinganes and Burt Bacharach are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Doobie Brothers, Judith Owen, Roger Rosenberg + others: Five for the Road

Doobie Brothers, Judith Owen, Roger Rosenberg + others: Five for the Road

Five for the Road focuses on artists I’ve been playing in the car lately. This time, it’s Judith Owen, the Doobie Brothers, Roger Rosenberg, Ari Hest and Nate Smith.

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Five for the Road is a look at the compact discs and / or downloads that have been in my car recently – some new, some old.

Halloween Howlers from Guadalcanal Diary, Joy Division, Jim Stafford + others: Gimme Five

Halloween Howlers from Guadalcanal Diary, Joy Division, Jim Stafford + others: Gimme Five

Let’s stalk through the rock ‘n’ roll graveyard and dig up some of the scariest music on this side of the mortal curtain from Joy Division and others.

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Let’s start a conversation about how the addition of just one more song might have changed the fate of several Bob Dylan albums.

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