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Warren Haynes, “Common Man” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Warren Haynes, “Common Man” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Warren Haynes’ “Common Man” is just what you want from a collaborative effort like this, something that shines a new light on a long-treasured figure.

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles – High Fidelity (2015)

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles – High Fidelity (2015)

The overriding sense you get from listening to Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles’ ‘High Fidelity,’ carefully crafted to evoke a true swinging ’40s style, is one of well being.

The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go to San Francisco [Pts. 1-2]” (1967): One Track Mind

The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go to San Francisco [Pts. 1-2]” (1967): One Track Mind

The Flower Pot Men’s very name, of course, says much about the era. Still, “Let’s Go to San Francisco (Pts. 1-2)” remains a stunningly produced song, and a flower-power classic.

Taylor Penrose, “Gives Me Everything” (2015): One Track Mind

Taylor Penrose, “Gives Me Everything” (2015): One Track Mind

Driven by Taylor Penrose’s southern-shaded soul-pop vocals, the Initiative’s “Gives Me Everything” evokes a cross between Jackie DeShannon and Freda Payne.

Grace Marino, “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” (2015): One Track Mind

Grace Marino, “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” (2015): One Track Mind

The jazzy “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” sways to the atmospheric cadence of Grace Marino’s affecting vocals and cool-cat instrumentation.

The Jangle Band – “Kill the Lovers / This Soul is Not For Sale” (2015): One Track Mind

The Jangle Band – “Kill the Lovers / This Soul is Not For Sale” (2015): One Track Mind

The Jangle Band certainly does emphasize the jangle on a pitch-perfect power pop single featuring Joe Algeri and others.

Sea Level, “That’s Your Secret” (1977): One Track Mind

Sea Level, “That’s Your Secret” (1977): One Track Mind

Southern fusion rock masters Sea Level gives a hat tip to wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes on their 1977 song “The Your Secret.”

Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

The Arcs’ “Stay in My Corner” isn’t any muscle-popping left turn for Black Keys fans. Instead, it simply sticks with what Dan Auerbach does best.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Neal Schon attends the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Les Paul Foundation)

Neal Schon, “Lady M” from Vortex (2015): One Track Mind

Neal Schon’s baseline is one of torrid invention. But there’s another side to the Journey great, and an advance track for ‘Vortex’ powerfully showcases it.

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young’s “Wolf Moon” features a delicately inviting sound that leads long-time fans back to ‘Harvest’ and its terrific sequel ‘Harvest Moon.’