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One Track Mind: Johnny Marr, “Upstarts” from The Messenger (2013)

One Track Mind: Johnny Marr, “Upstarts” from The Messenger (2013)

Credentialed alterno-god Johnny Marr, who was cool when today’s hipsters weren’t even glimmers in their parents’ eyes, returns with a stark, riff-fueled message: “The underground is overground.”

One Track Mind: Tom Waits and Keith Richards, “Shenandoah” from Son of Rogues Gallery (2013)

One Track Mind: Tom Waits and Keith Richards, “Shenandoah” from Son of Rogues Gallery (2013)

The team that brought you the Pirates of the Caribbean series has once again turned its attention to pirate ballads, chanteys and sea songs on a forthcoming release. Who better to convey that boozy sense of cock-eyed adventure than these two?

One Track Mind: Dan White Sextet, “Man Out Of You” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VnAnyN41FI?list=PLiBatcGAw37n4mgLvfZ4rsxquHkuM4-C0&w=420&h=315] Ever since Dave Brubeck brought tunes like “Someday My Price Will Come” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” into the jazz world in 1957, savvier cats have found a melodic gold mine from the Disney movie soundtracks.

One Track Mind: Patricia Barber, “Smash” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ughyl0WTOBU&w=420&h=315] When I listen to Patricia Barber sing, I think of her not so much as a jazz singer than as a poet reciting her work, with the depth and feeling that only the originator of that work can deliver.

One Track Mind: Lincoln Street Exit, “The Bummer”/”Sunny Sunday Dream” (1967)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSj7Km3YH8&w=385&h=280] Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lincoln Street Exit encountered a wealth of local popularity during the freak years.

One Track Mind: The Avant-Garde, “Naturally Stoned”/”Honey And Gall” (1968)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi3V569WwEY&w=500&h=305] Peaking at the No. 40 slot on the national charts in the summer of 1968, “Naturally Stoned” ropes together a spate of different elements, piercing the song with a relatively odd but undeniably catchy sound.

One Track Mind: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas” (1970)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSBvJG2yLJQ&w=420&h=315] According to Wikipedia, the modern holiday standard “This Christmas” has been covered on record no less than thirty times, and it’s getting ever more popular: five of those recordings are from this Christmas season.

One Track Mind: Jimmy Greene, “Ana Grace” (2009)

On a day that had everyone from the president on down wiping away tears and parents hugging their kids extra long and hard, we’re reminded that great tragedies often collide with great beauty.

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney and Nirvana, “Cut Me Some Slack” (2012)

Paul McCartney joined an almost-reunion of Nirvana with drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and former touring guitarist Pat Smear on Wednesday during the 12-12-12 benefit event. Stream their new song here!

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

There’s a broken majesty, a scraggly hopefulness, surrounding “Long Emotional Ride” — like a rebirth after a lengthy time gone.