One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Cindy’s Birthday” by Johnny Crawford!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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How about a little Teenage Texas Twistin’ Tremolo Twang?

This is another story from when I was a kid.

I have a younger sister named Cindi.

One morning, while I was sleeping, I was awakened by my older sister blasting out “Cindy’s Birthday” by Johnny Crawford from his “A Young Man’s Fancy” album.

Johnny was a teenage TV idol who starred with Chuck Connors in the western, “The Rifleman.”

I had never heard the song before, but now I was being subjected to it being played over and over much like the Father’s Day story of Paul Petersen’s “My Dad.”

One thing that really bothered me, and I wouldn’t have known how to explain this at the time, was that the hole punch of the Del-Fi Record was just a touch off center, distorting the sound. Even then, I was aware of little technical things like that.

Regardless of that fact, “Cindy’s Birthday” was ingrained in my brain.

And that wasn’t a bad thing.

The song, although dated, has quite a bit going on within it.

Because Johnny needs to “write a symphony,” there is a truly wonderful string arrangement that is also used as a rare string instrumental break, that then shifts into a key change! It splits the song into halves!

The break includes some cascading guitar notes that make this section sound like a guitar concerto!

There is also a tympani drum that is used repeatedly for a nice effect.

Nice multi tracked lead and harmony vocals round out a fairly nice pop nugget!

And, hey! Today is Cindi’s Birthday!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded Is “Cindy’s Birthday” by Johnny Crawford!!!

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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Swingin’ the Night Away” by Rosewater!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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How about another summer song?

The band Rosewater released an amazing album, Shotgun Wedding,” in 2014, full of brilliant duets featuring Darrell Marrier and Jenika Marion!

The album is based on a relationship between the two lead characters. It starts with hormone infused love that literally forces them into the shotgun wedding of the album’s title. The story continues through songs as their relationship deteriorates and later evolves into a more mature understanding.

Many of the songs have beautiful haunting melodies that Darrell and Jenika wrap their tight harmonies around!

The arrangements continuously shift from Americana to Outlaw country, and a whole spectrum along the journey.

The best song on the album that I have played many times on my radio show is “Swingin’ the Night Away!” The setting is a swing on a hot summer evening.

The tremolo guitar and fiddle wind their way through touching lyrics:

“Just sitting here with you/

Just like we used to do/

Out here on the back porch/

Swingin’ the night away.”

Then come the most simple yet beautiful lines:

“I don’t know what I would do/

If I had to live without you/

And Darling, I don’t ever want to know!”

Whew!

Touches my heart every time!

And, yes, pretty much makes me cry, too!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Swingin’ the Night Away” by Rosewater!!!

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One of the Greatest Songs (Medley) Ever Recorded: “Modern Music Medley” by Be Bop Deluxe!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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How about a batch of great songs for today?

I have played today’s medley by Be Bop Deluxe [Hall of Fame] every year I have been a DJ.

But I need to go back a little further.

I bought their first album, “Axe Victim,” because of its album cover of a skull guitar.

I thought that maybe it was a punk album.

I listened to it once, it wasn’t what I expected, so it went back into my collection on the wall.

I occasionally would hear a song by them on the radio: “Ships in the Night,” “Sister Seagull.”

Those were fine songs, but I really only heard them once or twice, so nothing really sunk in.

My next encounter with Be Bop Deluxe happened when their “Live in the Air Age” was released.

The initial release was on white vinyl with a limited edition EP. I decided to roll the dice again.

I started to get hooked on the album. The live versions were faster than the studio versions, and the band sounded really tight!

I ended up putting a couple of the tracks on some vacation mix tapes that I would put together for our yearly adventures.

There’s nothing like hearing music you like in various National Parks or cross country jaunts!

I ended up picking up the rest of the catalog over the next couple of years. I listened to them a little bit, but they still hadn’t struck me yet.

Fast forward to the next Millennium after going on the internet.

Hard to find music suddenly became easily accessible.

I once again decided to take a chance on an Anthology by Be Bop Deluxe.

Those two astonishingly sequenced discs started a major music binge in my life which continues until today!

I quickly picked up all of their albums on CD and continuously listened to them.

One album quickly became my favorite, and might actually be my all-time favorite album: “Modern Music!”

I would say that it is the album I have listened to the most in the past twenty years!

I must have heard it first in May because May is not May unless I listen to “Modern Music!”

I’ve already taken you on a long journey and I still have plenty more to say, so some of these stories will have to wait for other posts.

Let’s talk about the music.

Bill Nelson is an amazing guitar player, some guitarists think one of the best ever, and his work shines on this medley!

The songs weave in and out and remind me of the medley side of “Abbey Road.”

Years ago, I remember reading that the song cycle was about an American tour that Be Bop Deluxe was on.

“Modern Music” kicks off the medley with a radio dialing through a couple of staticky snippets of the bands songs, before exploding into bright, layered guitars!

Bill Nelson was missing his, then girlfriend (“Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)” who then caught up with him in New Mexico. (“Honeymoon on Mars”) Appropriate scenery!

After the blissful rendezvous, the show and the tour had to continue and therefore the medley quickly moves through “Lost in the Neon World” and into a funky sci-fi instrumental! (“Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids”)

From there it’s just a short passage to “Modern Music (Reprise)” and a much too soon ending.

There’s are so many flourishes that are just breathtaking to me!

The fast guitars along with the organ break and that cosmic break, all of those on “Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)”

“Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids” is full of floating space guitars and cosmic break!

Melodies and harmonies slowly build on the “Reprise.”

The medley sounds like it’s about three minutes long to me and I hate to hear it end.

As much as I like lists, I have never really thought about actually compiling my list of favorite artists and bands. Much like the Philby Album Awards, all of this great music coexists and it would be difficult to do so.

However, I can tell you this:
The Beatles are #1 and probably always will be!

Bruce Springsteen is second. (That’s a whole lot of other stories.)

Be Bop Deluxe is third!

That means that all of the other bands that held one of those spots over the years (The Doors, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes), are now below them!

In other words, they are my second favorite band!

And I see a lot of similarities between Be Bop Deluxe and The Beatles.

But for now, I urge you to check out the music!

Youtube does not have a complete studio version of the Medley so I have posted all of the segments and they should be listened to in sequential order.

I have also posted a bonus live version of the medley.

I feel that the studio version is far superior!

One of the Greatest Songs (Medleys) Ever Recorded is “Modern Music” by Be Bop Deluxe!!!

This is the complete Live Version.

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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “June Hymn” by The Decemberists!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!

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I don’t have to go back very far for this one, and it’s one of my all-time favorite songs!

It’s Sunday, so how about a hymn?

I started at WHFR in December 2010.

“The King Is Dead”  by The Decemberists was released in January 2011.

It was one of the first records I explored at the station.

It’s an amazing album full of beautiful melodies and songs!

I first got hooked on “January Hymn,” a perfectly bleak melodic winter song.

But when spring and summer rolled around, the song I bonded with was “June Hymn!”

It’s a folk gem consisting of acoustic guitar, a mournful harmonica, some keyboard chording, and beautiful harmonies!

But it’s the imagery generated by the poetic lyrics that are really the soul of this song!

Look, I won’t even pretend that I know anything about poetry, but I love the rhyming patterns of the first two verses: a,a,b,b,b,b.

The words that rhyme in the first verse are day, sway, in, begin, wrens, again.

The next verse they’re line, vine, door, more, war, before.

They’re simple, but creative!

And the lyrics are so descriptive!

“The thrushes’ bleeding battle with the wrens/
Disrupts my reverie again.”

And

“Standing on the landing with the war
You shouldered all the night before.”

Alliteration! Internal rhymes! A vocabulary you couldn’t shake a Thesaurus at!

Reverie! Panoply! Barony!

Each line is almost its own work of art!

“A barony of ivy in the trees
Expanding out its empire by degrees
And all the branches burst abloom
In the boom
Heaven sent this cardinal maroon
To decorate our living room”

It’s not a red cardinal! It’s a cardinal maroon!

Late spring/early summer may be my favorite time of the year!

I’m in awe of all of the colors and stimuli all around me before the drudgery of the summer heat takes over.

One of my favorite flowers are bluebonnets. I’ve never seen yellow bonnets, but I’m pretty sure I’d probably like them if they look anything like bluebonnets.

They’re in the chorus, along with a whole lot of garland on the lawn!

And then the beautiful counter melody of the middle 8 is just perfect for the future reflection of whether the author gave his best to the perfect world in the song!

“And years from now when this old light
Isn’t ambling anymore
Will I bring myself to write
“I give my best to Springville Hill”

Colin Meloy’s wholly yearning vocal is just as tremendous as his songwriting for this holy “June Hymn!”

The other members who contributed to this diamond of a song are Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen!

Any part of this song can make me cry.

It’s so beautiful!

I don’t know if this Springville Hill house ever existed in real life, but I can tell you it does in my mind!

This is probably the most played song in my personal life, as well as my show, for the past ten years! It’s at least Top 5!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “June Hymn” by The Decemberists!!!

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Smartphone” by The Bayonets!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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How ’bout some Friday Music Fun?

In general, I am not a big video person.

I get sent lots of links to videos, and if I look at five percent of them, I would be surprised.

I prefer audio over video. That’s just how I’m wired.

That’s why I always ask for digital files from an artist.

I don’t want to waste time to check out a link to a video to decide whether I want the audio files.

Send me the files and I will check out your music!

When I was going to college, the walls in my bedroom were always bare.

I didn’t care. I never looked at them for inspiration, or to feel good about my musical choices.

Everything I needed was in the grooves of my record collection.

However, having said all of that, I do appreciate a good video!

“Smartphone” from the album “Crash Boom Bang!” by multi Philby Award winners The Bayonets, is one of them!

And not only that, it’s summer, so it’s time for another smokin’ hot song for the soundtrack!

Start with some intro guitar chords and notes, and then shift into another one of those mind numbing one night guitar riffs from Brian Ray, like in yesterday’s song by Sarah Borges.

“Durn-durn-durn-durn-durn, durn-durn-durn, durn-durn-durn-durn-durn!”

And then lay it on top of some jungle drum rhythm by Oliver Leiber!

Lucrecia Lopez Sanz, a very talented guitarist/bassist who also plays in Nube 9, an Argentinian Beatles band, supplies just the right amount of back up vocals!

Don’t forget to sprinkle in some satellite space sounds by Adam MacDougall.

Part of the fun of the video is watching the stunningly beautiful Lucrecia who resembles an alluring young Audrey Hepburn!

Everything else is up to you!

Turn up the volume to 40 and don’t get stupid with your “Smartphone!”

You know. None of that outer space photo junk!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Smartphone” by The Bayonets!!!

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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Same Old 45” by Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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The gorgeous Sarah Borges!

What can I say?

I’ve been a fan of hers since the first time I saw her!

To be honest, she scared the hell out of me!

Well…………………………………..

maybe only a little bit.

All I know is Sarah and her guitarist/sidekick Binky have been traversing the music world and playing Rock music like it should be played!

High energy!

Raw!

Loving their time on stage!

The first time I saw her at P.J.’s Lager house in Detroit, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing:

Rock music that sounded like rock music!

I didn’t know it still existed!

And Sarah swore like the sailor she wrote about in, “Same Old 45,” a song from her “Silver City” album that was rereleased last year!

Since then, I have seen her several times and I have enjoyed every appearance by this multiple Philby Award winning artist!

I even enjoyed the time she won over fans at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, when she was so much more low key than the P.J.’s Sarah. Reading the room–that’s smart and professional!

I’ll tell ya what; you give me some jungle drums and then slap a wicked guitar riff that I can jump around my house singing, “Durn-durn durn-durn durn durn-durn-durn,” throw in some lyrics like

I haven’t seen him since the moon was a fingernail

like the moon was last night (GREAT line!), and music doesn’t get much better for me than that!

Oh, yeah. The song is supposed to be a response to the song, “Brandy” by Looking Glass.”

Don’t care!

I never liked that song, but I loooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee “Same Old 45!”

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Same Old 45” by Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles!!! (I think I have used up my allotment of exclamation points!)

BONUS Song:

So you don’t have to look for it, here’s “Brandy” by Looking Glass:

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, June 21, 2020

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,” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)) on mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Songs” lists!

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.

Here’s the link to the complete list of Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/

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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Even being “upside down” can not stop The Rallies from their second #1 Faves Album!!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 21, 2020

1. Upside Down—The Rallies
2. Lines and Spaces—Heather Pierson
3. When My Baby Comes Around—Rod Johnson
4. Lost on the Range—The Whiskey Charmers
5. Here to This—Downriver Dan
6. Scarecrow—Linden Thoburn
7. Nothing Stays the Same—Annie Bacon + Her Oshen
8. Better Than Gold—Erica Blinn
9. Sugar Town—Randy Tessier
10.All Mine—Sarah Morris
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu” by Allan Thomas!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

Please share the post to help spread the word!

Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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Let’s take a trip to Hawaii and visit with multiple Philby Award winning artist Allan Thomas!

He’s been making music since the 60’s! (I just learned that myself!)

Allan has worked with many legendary artists over the years!

His most recent album, Two Sides to Every Story,” is split almost equally between instrumentals and songs with vocals.

It is almost impossible to categorize, but it does have some jazz tendencies.

Today’s choice is an instrumental called “Makani ‘olu ‘olu” which can be translated as a “perfect wind” or a “sweet gentle breeze.”

Sounding like a track that was left off of Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler’s “Neck and Neck” album, it is just the kind of song to transport you to a virus free fantasy land, just like that breeze:

Beautiful!

Tranquil!

Peaceful!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Makani ‘olu ‘olu” by Allan Thomas!!!

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, June 21, 2020

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 show, Prime Time Theme Attic,” currently on hiatus. (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET)

(Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu)

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 mostly alternating weeks, along with my “Phil’s Faves, Albums” lists!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs:

https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/

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Sarah Jane Scouten’s “rose” hits #1!
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Top Ten Songs for the Week of June 21, 2020

1. When the Bloom Falls From the Rose—Sarah Jane Scouten (When the Bloom Falls From the Rose)
2. Crazy—The Slackers (Peculiar)
3. Hard Times in the Land of Plenty—Kenny Parker (Hellfire)
4. Never to Part—Birdsong at Morning (A Slight Departure)
5. Honey I Love You—The Dustbowl Revival (The Dustbowl Revival)
6. Step Right UpBuilding Birds (If a Tree Falls…)
7. Olivia—Go Fever (Daydream Hawker)Language Warning
8. Declined—The Claudettes (High Times in the Dark)
9. Change—Mavis Staples (We Get By) [Hall of Fame]
10.Tragedy in A MinorSkinny Lister (The Devil, The Heart, and The Fight)
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The Most Awesomest Song of the Day: “Poor Old Me” by Annie and Rod Capps!!!

Here’s a link to the complete list: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/

I want to emphasize mostly, relatively newer music, just like on my Monday night show, “Prime Time Theme Attic.” (Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET when it returns.)

Here’s the link for when that day comes: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )

But I can promise this: I will not force my selections. If something doesn’t hit me, I won’t post one.

Everything I do has always been about shining a spotlight on the artist and their music.

Now I will have the potential to shine 365 more spotlights if I want to!

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Regardless of everything going on in the world that is way more important than my daily post, I will continue, nonetheless, in case someone is looking for a few minutes of respite.

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I’m going local today!

Multi Philby Award winning artists Annie and Rod Capps, put out When They Fall,” last year, their best album yet!

It contains a mixture of styles and genres, all featuring Annie’s distinctive, warm voice!

She has never sounded better!

Rod (guitar, fiddle), Jason Dennie (mandolin, guitar), Ozzie Andrews (bass), and drummer Michael Shimmin pay attention to detail to deliver a variety of rich song arrangements!

“Poor Old Me” is a zydeco jam (I never thought I could say that about an Annie and Rod Capps‘ song!) from “When They Fall,” featuring a snappy fiddle and accordion wrapped around a self pitying Annie Capps lyric!

There is a cast of thousands singing background on the chorus, and I wish I was one of them!

The song sounds like it came straight out of the swamps of Louisiana, and I want to have some gumbo after I hear it!

The Most Awesomest Song of the Day is “Poor Old Me” by Annie and Rod Capps!!!

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