Philby Best Albums of 2016, Pt. IV!!!

Another batch of albums are ready for unveiling on Monday night’s fourth installment of the Philby Best Albums of 2016 on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM ET!!

This fourth segment will cover numbers 40-21 and will include songs from albums by Mick Clarke, The Monkees, Reverend Freakchild, Courtney Yasmineh, Nervous Germans, Dawes, Voo Davis Roots & Blues, Roy Rogers, Gigi Scott and Trouble Town, The Record Company, Tommy Z, Luke Winslow-King, Jessica Lee Wilkes, ShwizZ, Christine Albert Music (pictured above), Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers, Bill Berry (pictured above), These Curious Thoughts, Billy Redfield, and Laith Al-Saadi!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (WHFR) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, Public Radio and Tune In Players, and with this exclusive Philby Award link http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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41. For Love and Spite—Latvian Radio

42. Radio Sweetheart—Radio Borges and The Broken Singles

43. Hold On a Little Longer—Eugene Hiudeaway Bridges

44. Wild Heart—Samantha Fish

45. Ragged and Dirty—Devon Allman

46. Ashes and Dust—Warren Haynes and Railroad Earth

47. Above the Sweet Tea Line—Jeremy Porter and The Tuccos

48. The Road in Me—Sally Barris

49. Relaxtronaut—Effort Award

50. Lollipop Motel—Jason Didner and The Jungle Gym Jam

51. Untethered Moon—Built to Spill

52. Black Moon Spell—King Tuff

53. Wild Nights—PINS

54. We Will Reign—The Last Internationale

55. I’m the Boss—Rachel B

56. Dismal Swamp Lords—Dismal Swamp Lords

57. Window On the World—John McKinley

58. Just For the Love Of It—Happy Traum

59. Walking Into White—Sarah McQuaid

60. Sufficiently Rude—Million Sellers

61. Three Big Ones—The Secrets (DetroitSecrets)

62. Gravity—Arjun

63. I Was Told There Would Be Pie—Jen Houston

64. Aragon Mill—Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers

65. Reign of the West—The Grave Jinglers

66. Eventually—Super Heater

67. Naturally—Raina Randolph

68. Live at Roscoe’s—Detroit Johnny—O

69. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father

70. Little Vixen—Sigrid Christiansen

71. Leaving Boston—Christa Gniadek

72. The Madcat Midnight Blues Journey—Peter Madcat Ruth, Drew Howard, Mark Schrock, Michael Shimmin

73. Shadow Trails—Linda McRae

74. California Nights—Best Coast

75. Good Luck, Bad Karma—Best Behavior

76. Choose to Be Human—Xposed 4Heads

77. Dragonfly—Great Caesar’s Ghost

78. Outskirts of Love—Shemekia Copeland

79. 18th and Volstead—The Vaude Villains

80. Talk—Jon Pousette—Dart

81. Capricorn—Happy Fangs

82. Histories of Things—Calvin Becker

83. Stumbling Towards the Light—Eric Banaan

84. The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time—George Stephen Kelly

85. Surf Noir—The 427s

86. Get Well—Birth of Joy

87. Multitudes—James Houlahan

88. What I Did—Hey Mavis

89. Pole Barn Rebels—Pole Barn Rebels

90. New Mexico Dirt—G.S. Harper

91. World War Trio, Pts. 2 and 3—Consider the Source

92. Dr. Hyperstein—Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

93. The Black Sky Sequined—Colorway

94. Crazy Neighbors—Crazy Neighbors

95. A Valentine to the Future—Telamor

96. Up Close at Faraway Sound—The Brother Brothers

97. Dirt—Lucid

98. Weirdo Shrine—La Luz

99. Waves—Big Brother Smokes

100.Beat the Champ—The Mountain Goats

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Philby Best Albums of 2016, Pt. 3!!!

I’ve been working on this year’s Philby list since Thanksgiving weekend. Truth be told, I’m always working on my year end lists. It just becomes more intense after Thanksgiving. I always have a list going for the year, and I add potential “nominees” as I hear them.

Most of the post Thanksgiving work centers around making sure I didn’t leave an album off the list that I felt should have been included. (It happens every year, and so far I have caught it.)

But I like to keep time frames “loose.” A lot of albums are released towards the end of the year –especially big name acts. Who even seriously has time to listen to them as the holidays get closer?

One of my requirements is that I have to play at least one track off of the album to be considered for eligibility. Since I do two shows a week now, that has become a lot easier to do. But I don’t feel that it’s fair to me or my listeners or to the artists themselves to bump someone I’ve been playing all year just to be replaced by something “new and shiny.”

This even works in the case of “should be big name acts.” Some of the artists on the list have had a more recent release. Although it would appear that I’m “off my game” by posting an older album, I would prefer to list the one I’ve been playing rather than the one I haven’t even touched. There’s always next year for the newer release.

I’m not trying to bore you with details. I’m just trying to explain a little more of my selection process. As I’ve said before, I work on this process year round. I would hate, at this moment, to have time specific parameters like “January 1—December 31.” Music doesn’t even arrive at the station from promoters and artists on that time frame.

Music should be fun and have a serendipitous sense of magical discovery for the listener, just like it does for the musicians making it. Adhering to a strict time limit would be the equivalent of punching a clock. In other words, actual work. And anyone who listens to my show or knows me, knows that “I ain’t into time, man!”

Tune in to 89.3 FM (WHFR) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, Public Radio and Tune In Players, and with this exclusive Philby Award link http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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61. Three Big Ones—The Secrets (DetroitSecrets)

62. Gravity—Arjun

63. I Was Told There Would Be Pie—Jen Houston

64. Aragon Mill—Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers

65. Reign of the West—The Grave Jinglers

66. Eventually—Super Heater

67. Naturally—Raina Randolph

68. Live at Roscoe’s—Detroit Johnny—O

69. Highly Irregular—Whistler’s Father

70. Little Vixen—Sigrid Christiansen

71. Leaving Boston—Christa Gniadek

72. The Madcat Midnight Blues Journey—Peter Madcat Ruth, Drew Howard, Mark Schrock, Michael Shimmin

73. Shadow Trails—Linda McRae

74. California Nights—Best Coast

75. Good Luck, Bad Karma—Best Behavior

76. Choose to Be Human—Xposed 4Heads

77. Dragonfly—Great Caesar’s Ghost

78. Outskirts of Love—Shemekia Copeland

79. 18th and Volstead—The Vaude Villains

80. Talk—Jon Pousette—Dart

81. Capricorn—Happy Fangs

82. Histories of Things—Calvin Becker

83. Stumbling Towards the Light—Eric Banaan

84. The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time—George Stephen Kelly

85. Surf Noir—The 427s

86. Get Well—Birth of Joy

87. Multitudes—James Houlahan

88. What I Did—Hey Mavis

89. Pole Barn Rebels—Pole Barn Rebels

90. New Mexico Dirt—G.S. Harper

91. World War Trio, Pts. 2 and 3—Consider the Source

92. Dr. Hyperstein—Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

93. The Black Sky Sequined—Colorway

94. Crazy Neighbors—Crazy Neighbors

95. A Valentine to the Future—Telamor

96. Up Close at Faraway Sound—The Brother Brothers

97. Dirt—Lucid

98. Weirdo Shrine—La Luz

99. Waves—Big Brother Smokes

100.Beat the Champ—The Mountain Goats

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Philby Best Albums of 2016, Pt.2!!!

Twenty great albums into the list with the second set of twenty ready to be revealed on Monday night’s “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 8PM-10PM ET!

Putting the albums into numerical order is kind of painful in a way, because I like them all. That’s why they’re on the list in the first place. But, even though any list is subjective, when the list is finally complete, it feels pretty satisfying. But it’s definitely open to discussion.

Having said that, Songs by artists on the show include Si Kahn, Activist, Organizer & Folk Singer/Songwriter and The Looping Brothers, Great Caesar’s Ghost, Pousette-Dart Band (Jon Pousette-Dart), Sigrid Christiansen, Whistler’s Father, Christa Gniadek, The Vaude Villains, Raina Randolph, JEN HOUSTON MUSIC, Best Coast, The Midnight Madcat Blues Journey featuring Peter Madcat Ruth, Drew Howard Music, Michael Shimmin, and Mark R Schrock recorded live at Salt of the Earth, Xposed 4Heads, Best Behavior, Shemekia Copeland, The Grave Jinglers, The Secrets (DetroitSecrets), Arjun, Linda McRae, Detroit Johnny-O, and Space Heater!!!

Tune in to 89.3 FM (WHFR) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, Public Radio and Tune In Players, and with this exclusive Philby Award link http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

Please share this with your musical friends and families and don’t forget to like my Facebook page!!!!

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81. Capricorn—Happy Fangs

82. Histories of Things—Calvin Becker

83. Stumbling Towards the Light—Eric Banaan

84. The Power, The Glory, and The Monkey Time—George Stephen Kelly

85. Surf Noir—The 427s

86. Get Well—Birth of Joy

87. Multitudes—James Houlahan

88. What I Did—Hey Mavis

89. Pole Barn Rebels—Pole Barn Rebels

90. New Mexico Dirt—G.S. Harper

91. World War Trio, Pts. 2 and 3—Consider the Source

92. Dr. Hyperstein—Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

93. The Black Sky Sequined—Colorway

94. Crazy Neighbors—Crazy Neighbors

95. A Valentine to the Future—Telamor

96. Up Close at Faraway Sound—The Brother Brothers

97. Dirt—Lucid

98. Weirdo Shrine—La Luz

99. Waves—Big Brother Smokes

100.Beat the Champ—The Mountain Goats

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, January 1, 2017

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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“Subcontinental Drift” by Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid isn’t drifting at all. It’s staying right at the top for a fourth week!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of January 1, 2017

1. Subcontinental Drift—Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid
2. Never Twice—Nick Waterhouse
3. Sufficiently Rude—Million Sellers
4. If It Feels Good, Do It: A Sloan Tribute—Various Artists
5. Bad Church—Andy and The Pandys
6. Radio Sweetheart—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
7. Limbo—Kristen Toedtman
8. Blues of Desperation—Joe Bonamassa
9. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
10.The Album—Nikki James
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, January 1, 2017!!!

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.
Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.
Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

 

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“Blowing in the Wind” by Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid blew right back into the #1 slot for a third week!

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of January 1, 2017
 

1. Blowing in the Wind—Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid
2. It’s Time—Nick Waterhouse
3. Just When You Think—Nikki James
4. The Devil Does the Driving—Dismal Swamp Lords
5. Totally Out of Control—Babes
6. One More Time—Eugene Hideaway Bridges
7. Change—Andy and The Pandys
8. Leaving—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons
9. Come On, Come On, Come On—Jon Pousette—Dart
10.Talking About Me—The Secrets (DetroitSecrets)

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Philby Best Albums of 2016, Pt.1!!!

The holidays are over and it used to be a boring time of the year. January is usually bleak, gray, and cold.

Well, it still is, but an annual tradition has helped to put some energy for one hundred musical artists who will be honored for “Brilliant Musical Achievement!” It’s Philby time for the “Best Albums of 2016” Countdown! It will run on both of my WHFR (89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area) shows, “Prime Time Theme Attic,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) “Theme Attic,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET).

Songs by artists appearing on the show will include G.S. Harper Music, the Mountain Goats, The Pole Barn Rebels, The Brother Brothers, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, Big Brother Smokes, James Houlahan, Calvin Becker, Consider the Source, Crazy Neighbors, George Stephen Kelly, Hey Mavis, Telamor, Eric Bannan, La Luz, Happy Fangs, Colorway, Birth of Joy, Lucid, and The 427’s!!!

The Public Radio and Tune In Players, or with this exclusive Philby network link: http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

Please consider this an invitation to the “ceremony,” and share this whole post with your friends and families!!!

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Below is a list to follow along and write down albums and artists. You know—like a “scorecard.”

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, December 25, 2016!!!

Over time, my listening habits have changed and at the moment I usually listen to albums completely through. I haven’t done that in years, but it’s actually very rewarding—particularly when the album is good. Every album that will be on this list will fit that category.

Songs from the albums on this list forms the basis of my countdown list for the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show,” (Mondays, 8P-10P ET) on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

They may also turn up on my “Theme Attic Show,” (Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET)

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

It’s another peak into my listening habits—which is a goal of mine. If you want to know where I’m heading or what I think about some new music, you will find it here.

I honestly don’t expect there to be much volatility on this list because these albums are what I have been basing many of the sets on my show.

Once again, there will be no boundaries. I will go wherever my musical muse takes me.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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A hat trick, (or for those who aren’t hockey literate or Canadian) three weeks at the top for “Subcontinental Drift” by Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of December 25, 2016

1. Subcontinental Drift—Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid
2. Never Twice—Nick Waterhouse
3. Sufficiently Rude—Million Sellers
4. If It Feels Good, Do It: A Sloan Tribute—Various Artists
5. Bad Church—Andy and The Pandys
6. Radio Sweetheart—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
7. Limbo—Kristen Toedtman
8. Are We There Yet?—The Turnback
9. Blues of Desperation—Joe Bonamassa
10.Shake It Up—Mick Clarke
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The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2016, Pt. 5!!!

The day is finally here and the Top 20 songs of “The Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2016” will be revealed during Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq, from 10AM—12 PM ET, heard exclusively on 89.3 FM, WHFR in the Dearborn—Detroit area!

Songs by artists on the show will include Oak City Roots, The Turnback, Magic Kramer, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line (Joshua Vana, Drew Lawhorn, Joe Overton), Building Birds, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Z, Ransom and the Subset, Jennifer Westwood and The Handsome Devils, Luke Winslow King, Luke Winslow-King, Dylan McDonald And The Avians, The Prime Ministers, DownRiver Dan, Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons, Jillian Rae, Gigi Scott and Trouble Town, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (Official), and Space Heater!!!

What else is there left to say? Nothing, so, I will leave you with a couple more facts about this year’s list: There are forty female artists or bands that feature women. Twenty—five of the artists on this year’s list are previous Philby Award winners.

Below is the partial list so far.

Here is the magical “Philby” network link:

http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

And Don’t forget that if you like what you see, spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

Hot 100 Songs of 2016

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21. Slave—The BoDeans

22. November—The Hangabouts

23. Not the One—Raina Randolph

24. Blowing in the Wind—Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid

25. Unsteady—Jubilee Riots with Heather Robb

26. The Devil Does the Driving—Dismal Swamp Lords

27. I’m the Boss-Rachel B

28. Broken Lullaby—Dylan McDonald and The Avians

29. You and I—Oak City Roots

30. Crazy Love—Wendy Webb

31. Happy Birthday, Major Tom—Nervous Germans

32. Million Out of Me—Ransom and The Subset

33. Go Ahead Baby—Jessica Lee Wilkes

34. On My Honor—The Effort Award

35. Heaven Sent—Best Coast

36. Is It Wrong—The Relatives

37. Easy Listening—The Rutles

38. Sabre—Tooth and Bone—Surfer Blood

39. Young Girls—PINS

40. Red Letter Day—Courtney Yasmineh

41. I Wanna Be Alone (With You)—La Luz

42. Tugboats—The Brother Brothers

43. Melancholy Mind—Jill Suttie

44. One Step Up—Magic Kramer

45. Temptation—Jeff Healey [Hall of Fame]

46. Livin’ the Good Life—Jo Serrapere and The LaFawndas

47. No One Hear But Us Bones—Jen Houston

48. Talking About Me—The Secrets (DetroitSecrets)

49. Blue Midnight—Oak City Roots

50. A Better Day—Rita Hosking

51. It Shook Me Up—J.D. McPherson

52. Last Paycheck—Million Sellers

53. She Makes Me Laugh—The Monkees

54. You Bring the Summer—The Monkees

55. Fall in California—Jill Suttie

56. Southern Side of Me—Whistler’s Father

57. Clear—Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms

58. Save All Monsters—Xposed 4Heads

59. Already Gone—Audra Kubat

60. Smoke in the Rearview Mirror—The Grave Jinglers

61. Don’t You Let Them Win—Roy Rogers (Blues Guitarist)

62. Come and Find It—Jill Suttie

63. Fake A Way—MiniBoone

64. 21 Miles to Barstow—The Relatives

65. All Your Favorite Bands—Dawes

66. Awkward Stage—Bill Berry

67. Green Eyes—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons

68. Unintended Consequence of Love—Bonnie Raitt

69. Spots of Time—Warren Haynes and Railroad Earth

70. Stone Tree Fairy—Dylan McDonald and The Avians

71. Love’s Despair—G.S. Harper

72. Hear You Me—Building Birds

73. Jackdaws Rising—Sarah McQuaid

74. Nobody But You—Don Arbor

75. I See Storms—Rita Hosking

76. Criminal Style—Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys

77. Baby It’s You—The Last Internationale

78. Senioritis—Lasting Effect

79. Simmer—Space Heater

80. Trying Times—Jubilee Riots

81. Nod—Five Fingertips

82. Angels of the Ice—Deane Nesbitt, Jr.

83. Looking For the Blues—Bob Malone

84. I’ve Been Blue—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons

85. All I Got Is Now—Reverend Freakchild

86. Love Like Crazy—Jessica Lee Wilkes

87. Marble Falls—Cornell Kinderknecht and Martin McCall

88. Workin’ For the Man—The Effort Award

89. Flint Talkin’ Blues—Tino G

90. Does You No Good to Be Good—Jill Jack

91. Keep On Truckin’—Reverend Freakchild

92. Why Did I Leave You Behind—Avid Dancer

93. Natives—Young Statues

94. Groove’s Too Shallow—Jessica Lee Wilkes

95. You Can’t Say We Didn’t Try—Emmylou Harris [Hall of Fame] and Rodney Crowell

96. Keep the Door Cracked Open—John McKinley

97. The Cycle—Colorway

98. I’m on Fire—The Hawk

99. In My Neighborhood—Dylan Sires and Neighbors

100.Make Me Divine—Joel Levise

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Philby Best Albums of 2016 Preview

On the eve of the Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2016, I am busily working on the Philby Best Albums of 2016. I have been doing so since Thanksgiving. I calculate that I have listened to upwards of 2500 albums this year—and that is a conservative figure. I listened to 10 today without even trying.

Out of the 2500 or so, I had a running list of potential albums that reached 449. From those, I made a master list of 130. I know I can easily make a list of 200, but I like the idea, at this point, of keeping it at 100 because I can play a song from all of the artists on my shows, and make it a “living list.” A larger list, at the moment, makes it too cumbersome. At least for this year, anyway.

The list swelled again to 142 as I added some albums that I had forgotten. THAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF THIS LIST! No wait. Actually, putting the albums in order is THE HARDEST PART OF THE LIST! So it starts next week. I hate it…and I love it! Recognizing such incredible music and artists is always motivating. But I am deathly afraid that I will forget someone I wanted to reward!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, December 25, 2016

This is a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web site that I am obsessed with music. I am constantly hunting it down whether it’s online, on CD, from my personal collection, from a library (Yes, I think the library is a great source of music–especially for music that you aren’t sure about.), TV, or radio. Since most of these sources mostly emphasize new music, the odds are pretty good that most of the songs on this list will be new. But in my search, I don’t use any boundaries for the other sources. I am just looking for good music that I haven’t heard, or happened to forget about. Everyone, including myself, has forgotten way more great music than they can ever remember-even if they are also music fanatics.

Also, there will be no rules concerning songs on this list. A song can show up or drop off a number of times. This will be the most volatile of my lists. It all depends on how much music I am exposed to during the week and what I find interesting. On really obscure stuff, I will try to include the source, if I know it.

Most of the songs heard on this list have been played on my radio shows, “Theme Attic,” heard Wednesdays, 10A-12N ET, or “Prime Time Theme Attic,” heard Mondays, 8P-10P ET!

This list forms the basis of my countdown list on the “Top 9 at 9:09” segment of my “Prime Time Theme Attic Show” on alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link:

Listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html

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On his final list of 2016, Dismal Swamp Lords are having a Merry Christmas with “The Devil Does the Driving!”
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of December 25, 2016

1. The Devil Does the Driving—Dismal Swamp Lords
2. Blowing in the Wind—Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid
3. Talking About Me—The Secrets (DetroitSecrets)
4. Already Gone—Audra Kubat
5. Jacksdaws Rising—Sarah McQuaid
6. It’s Time—Nick Waterhouse
7. Chaperone—The Prime Ministers
8. Just When You Think—Nikki James
9. A Long Way Home—The Turnback
10.Totally Out of Control—Babes
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