Phil’s Faves: Albums, August 13, 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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3 weeks at the top for Wendy Webb!!!

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 13, 2017

1. Step Out of Line—Wendy Webb
2. Chills and Fever—Samantha Fish
3. Devils Never Cry—Judy Banker
4. Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives—The Hangabouts
5. American Beauty—CJ Ramone
6. Rekihndled—Greg Kihn [Hall of Fame]
7. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
8. What We’re Made Of—The Vegabonds
9. Here Lately—Bill Edwards
10.Old Soul—Alicia Marie
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 13, 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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“The Blues Don’t Care” but Phil’s Faves does! Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings hit #1!

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 13, 2017

1. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
2. It Ain’t My Fault—Mark Jewett
3. No Friends—Best Behavior
4. Things Inside—Oak City Roots
5. Electricity—Red City Radio
6. Blood to Roam—The Vegabonds
7. Make It Right—Judy Banker
8. She Turns On—Jo Serrapere and The LaFawndas
9. Always the Same—The Garden of Soul
10.Pink Flamingos—Greg Kihn [Hall of Fame]
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Judy Banker and Ed Dupas Perform on “Prime Time Theme Attic,” Monday, August 14th, 8PM-10PM EDT!!!

In the words of a very famous Ed (Sullivan) [Hall of Fame], “I have a really big shoe for you” Monday night on “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq, from 8PM-10PM EDT!!! I have not one, but TWO extremely talented singer/songwriters with me in the studio: Judy Banker and Ed Dupas!!! They’re going to talk about their special Songwriters in the Round Event on Saturday, August 19th with Josh Rose, as well as the Jay Stielstra event at The Ark – Ann Arbor on Tuesday night, August 15th, AND Kerrytown NashBash on Thursday, August 17th!!! Phew! That’s enough for several shows!

However, I will also have a pair of tickets to the Ann Arbor Blues Festival on Saturday, August 19th!!! The phone number for that giveaway is 313-845-9676 when I play a Nick Moss Band song!

To fit all of this in, I will have to start my Top 9 at 8:09!!! There’s a lot happening in this post so check the links to be informed! Songs by other artists on the show will include Cj Ramone, The Hangabouts, Bill Edwards, Wendy Webb, Signal Flags, Samantha Fish, Greg Kihn, and a little more!!! Tune in to listen at 89.3 FM (89.3 WHFR.FM) in the Dearborn-Detroit area, or stream it with this heavy duty link: http://whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html Please share with your fans, families, and friends, and please tag me when you do!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, August 6, 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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Wendy Webb stays on top for a second week!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of August 6, 2017

1. Step Out of Line—Wendy Webb
2. American Beauty—CJ Ramone
3. Chills and Fever—Samantha Fish
4. Devils Never Cry—Judy Banker
5. Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives—The Hangabouts
6. Rekihndled—Greg Kihn [Hall of Fame]
7. What We’re Made Of—The Vegabonds
8. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
9. Old Soul—Alicia Marie
10.Here Lately—Bill Edwards
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Steak and Shakin’ With Signal Flags!!!

Seattle based band Signal Flags released their sophomore album, “Steak and Shake,” a few months ago. It was a follow up to their debut album, “Conversations With Signal Flags,” an album title that always brought me much amusement when I would announce it after I played a song from it. (“How long would a conversation with signal flags take, let alone conversations!”)

With “Steak and Shake,” band members John Giaccone, Mitch Brasch, Dave Tingley, and Doug Patterson have put together an album full of high energy garage rock, southern rock, and classic rock with elements of psychedelic rock thrown in. The psych music rears its head with some mind bending guitar solos!

A couple of weeks ago, the album recently showed up on my Faves Albums List. The band were listening live and recorded this clip of me introducing and playing a track, “Highest Guy,” from “Steak and Shake” on my July 31 “Prime Time Theme Attic” show!

Signal Flags enjoyed my monologue about “Bushel Britches,” a person that I felt may have been a made up person. They have since informed me that Bushel Britches was a “nom de plume” of a former drummer.

So here’s that clip of “Highest Guy” from my show!

I will play another track from the album on this Monday’s (August 14) “Prime Time Theme Attic” along with lots of other great music from 8PM-10PM EDT. Please join me!!!

Here’s a link to stream the show:

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

It can also be heard at 89.3 FM (WHFR) in the Dearborn—Detroit area!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, August 6, 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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Oak City Roots scores another #1!!!

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of August 6, 2017

1. Things Inside—Oak City Roots
2. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
3. Electricity—Red City Radio
4. Always the Same—The Garden of Soul
5. It Ain’t My Fault—Mark Jewett
6. No Friends—Best Behavior
7. Blood to Roam—The Vegabonds
8. Make It Right—Judy Banker
9. She Turns On—Jo Serrapere and The LaFawndas
10.He Belongs to Me—Alicia Marie
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Wendy Webb’s “Step Out of Line” Features Detailed Songs and Incredible Vocals!!!

Wendy Webb | Step out of Line

It’s been more than two years since Wendy Webb released her multi-Philby Award winning album—including 2015 Album of the Year, “This Is the Moment,” but she’s taking care of that right now. Her latest album, “Step Out of Line,” has just been released stateside, even though it has already been out in Europe since the beginning of the year.

It’s well worth the wait!

The album consists of ten polished gems of many moods. Wendy and her dream list All Star lineup of grade-A musicians, including Dan Dugmore, Willie Weeks, Mark T. Jordan, Jim Horn, David Grissom, Wayne Jackson, Ron Krasinski, and more, have worked with some of the greatest artists in the past forty years ranging from The Rolling Stones to George Harrison to Linda Ronstadt! Wendy’s talent fits in very well with those artists.

“Step Out of Line” is her fifth album. Wendy is a guide that takes the listener on a detailed musical journey through her lyrics. We visit “Camden Town” marketplace, “Mexico,” a meeting with “Destiny’s Muse,” her alter ego “The Girl From the North Country,” and a heartfelt “Freedom” ballad, but her ears are always open because she wants you to “Talk to Me.”

There’s touches of folk, Americana, pop, jazz, world, gospel, rock, and many styles in between. “Step Out of Line” is an album that has substance, soul, heart, and romance. And Wendy Webb has a voice that continues to amaze as it matures and emotes that wisdom!

This is one of the few albums that I was looking forward to when I knew it was in the works. My standards were high from her previous catalog. “Step Out of Line” far exceeded expectations!
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Singer/Songwriter Wendy Webb Interviewed on “Prime Time Theme Attic” Monday, August 7th, 8PM-10PM!!!

When you hear Wendy Webb, she brings to mind many of the best female singer/songwriters throughout the years! She is also amazing on keys and guitar!

Monday night, August 7, I get to interview her as we talk about music on “Prime Time Theme Attic” from 8PM-10PM EDT!

Here’s a link to listen live: www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, July 30, 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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Wendy Webb took a “step out of line” to reach the top of the faves list!

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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 30, 2017

1. Step Out of Line—Wendy Webb
2. American Beauty—CJ Ramone
3. Chills and Fever—Samantha Fish
4. Devils Never Cry—Judy Banker
5. Old Soul—Alicia Marie
6. Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives—The Hangabouts
7. Rekihndled—Greg Kihn [Hall of Fame]
8. What We’re Made Of—The Vegabonds
9. Steak and Shake—Signal Flags
10.Honest Woman—Thornetta Davis
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Phil’s Faves: Songs, July 30, 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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Red City Radio brings the “Electricity” to #1!

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Top Ten Songs for the Week of July 30, 2017

1. Electricity—Red City Radio
2. The Blues Don’t Care—Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
3. Things Inside—Oak City Roots
4. He Belongs to Me—Alicia Marie
5. Coming Round—Judy Banker
6. Always the Same—The Garden of Soul
7. It Ain’t My Fault—Mark Jewett
8. Blood to Roam—The Vegabonds
9. Another Lifetime—Eliza Neals
10.No Friends—Best Behavior
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