Here’s One for the Sun on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic,” 2PM-415PM EDT!!!

It wouldn’t be summer without this week’s special guest of honor on Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq, 2PM-415PM EDT!!!
There’s a mostly new batch of songs that salute “Ol’ Sol” as well as a Top 9 at 3:09 for this week’s Fave Songs!
Songs by artists this week will include Tracy Kash Music Page, Annie Fitzgerald, Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Hromadka, Erica Blinn, The Gordon Meier Blues Experience (Their album cover for “Magic Kingdom” is on the left side of the banner!), Amy Dixon-Kolar, Gladshot, Your Gracious Host, Lindsay Lou, Eric Gnezda – Songwriter and Speaker, TAARKA (Their album cover for “Fading Mystery” is on the right side of the banner!), Ben Levin Piano, The Claudettes, Ray Charles, Tosha Owens (Tosha Owens Music), Dave Karchner, Cj Ramone, Sam Corbin, Javonte Garrett, Wendy Webb, Kelly’s Lot, Kevin Lockhart and Bill Bosler – Hammered dulcimer and more, Magic Music, and more!!!
Grab a pair of sunglasses, a couple of friends to listen with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 2PM-415PM EDT with Phil Maq!
Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, or use this special solstice link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/ to stream it!!!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, July 4, 2021

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 3:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET 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 history of all the Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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 Whole Half” is always better than nothing when it’s a #1 Faves Album!!
(Annie and Rod Capps are members of Diamonds in the Rust. This is their second #1 Faves Album!!)
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of July 4, 2021

1. The Whole Half—Diamonds in the Rust
2. Grievous Angel—Grievous Angel
3. There Is No Light Without the Dark—The Stan Laurels
4. Seven Worthies…of the Bamboo Grove—Becki Digregorio
5. Asilomar—Fathom Lane
6. Collaboration—Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims
7. Can’t Take My Soul—Kelly’s Lot
8. Life in the City—Turkuaz
9. Shruggin’ Off the Feelings—New Chums
10.A Little Pain Never Hurt—Dick Siegel [Hall of Fame]
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The 2021 Summer New Music Showcase, Pt. 1, on “Theme Attic,” Wednesday, 2PM-415PM EDT!!!

My weekly goal is to play at least two artists that I have never played before. Normally I exceed that goal on any given week, but this Wednesday’s “Theme Attic” with Phil Maq from 2PM-415PM EDT, will feature fifteen(!) (15!), new musical debuts!
There will also be a Top 9 at 3:09 of this week’s Fave Albums, meaning twenty-seven new songs in total–eight of them LOCAL!
In other words, pretty much an ordinary week on “Theme Attic!”
Songs by artists on “The 2021 Summer New Music Showcase, Pt.1” will include The Stone Souls, Diamonds in the Rust, Julianne Ankley, Julianne Ankley & The Rogues (Her album cover, “With Love From Lake Huron” is on the bottom, second from the left!), The Stan Laurels, Korpiklaani, Dave and Kristi (Their album cover, “Seven Stars Around the Moon” is in the lower left corner of the banner!), Turkuaz, Grievous Angel, The Legal Matters (Their album cover for “Chapter 3” is second from the right in the banner!), (Andy Reed – Producer/Recording ArtistFutureman RecordsChris Richards and the Subtractions)  Ben Levin Piano, Becki Digregorio, Steve Taylor Acoustic (His album cover for “Beside Myself” is in the upper left corner of the banner!), Jeff Slate HQ, Fathom Lane, Kelly’s Lot (two songs!) (Her album cover for “Where and When” is in the lower right corner of the banner!), Odds Lane, New Chums, Nick Piunti and the Complicated Men (Their album cover for “Downtime” is third from the right in the banner!), Rob Massard Music, Justin Courtney Pierre, Terry Robb, Joe Peters & Friends, Spirit of 74, Jonathan Foster Music, Tomislav Goluban, and more!!!
Grab a spirit of newness and a couple of friends to listen with, and come along for the ride Wednesday from 2PM-415PM EDT with Phil Maq!
Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, or use this special solstice link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/ to stream it!!!
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Phil’s Faves: Albums, June 27, 2021

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 3:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET 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 history of all the Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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Becki Digregorio’s album is more than worthy as this week’s #1 Faves album!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 27, 2021

1. Seven Worthies…of the Bamboo Grove—Becki Digregorio
2. Grievous Angel—Grievous Angel
3. There Is No Light Without the Dark—The Stan Laurels
4. Can’t Take My Soul—Kelly’s Lot
5. The Whole Half—Diamonds in the Rust
6. Everyone Comes From Somewhere—Don Arbor
7. Collaboration—Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims
8. Asilomar—Fathom Lane
9. Listen to Crows—Ariane Lydon
10.A Little Pain Never Hurt—Dick Siegel [Hall of Fame]
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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “If I” by Tracy Kash!!!

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, “Theme Attic,”  is on Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET.

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.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey!

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Today’s music selection is, in three words, “Pure Pop Perfection!”

In fact, I’m even going to say it doesn’t get any better than this!

Detroit is truly lucky that singer/songwriter Tracy Kash has selected our city for her home!

She excels at many musical styles, from jazz to pop. And she does so on keyboards, flute, and her voice!

In fact, she’s so good at flute, (and I love this story!) Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull [Hall of Fame]–a pretty good player himself (ha, ha!), had Tracy join him onstage for a duet when he came to town in 2003!

Tracy Kash reminds me of Carole King or Laura Nyro [Hall of Fame]!

She absolutely sounds like Carole King on today’s song from her most recent album, “Fierce!”

The song sounds and smells like it was conceived in “The Brill Building” (where many great hits from the 50’s and 60’s were written), with Neil Sedaka working on “Calendar Girl” in the room next door!

It has a playful Latin rhythm with a very tasty guitar solo!

I can imagine the backup singers–3 of them, standing around a single mike wearing taffeta dresses, or whatever it was they wore back then!

The lyrics highlight a hopeful encounter for romance!

The song is as catchy a bug getting stuck to a No-Pest strip on a hot sultry night!

It lifts my heart!

I’ve said enough!

I’m running out of exclamation points!

Check it out yourself!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “If I” by Tracy Kash!!!

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Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2020

For physical and mental reasons, I hope I never have to go through another year like last year!

I have to think that everybody was affected by the pandemic situation in some manner.

It certainly had an impact on the weekly Phil’s Faves Lists which, therefore, impacted the  Philby year end list as well.

I treat my weekly shows as if I am the music programmer at my own radio station.

From those shows, I construct my weekly Fave Song lists, just like in the radio days, when almost every station had a music guide of what songs they played.

A song cannot appear on my year end list without having been played on one of my shows.

Since the station stopped broadcasting all shows in March except for a classical feed, and since I wouldn’t have any idea when or if, I could return to my show, I would have to resort to a backlog of songs that were played but hadn’t made my weekly lists yet.

Those same lists then get analyzed for my year end list.

Would I have enough songs to make a year end list?

As it turns out, it wasn’t a problem at all!

I even had enough songs to carry through the first quarter of 2021 and I could have continued!

So, here we are.

I like to think that the songs I select are a piece of someone’s heart, or soul, if you will.

They certainly are much more than a song!

My putting them together in this list is more an effort to rank how I, as well as other listeners, reacted to the songs.

The songs cover such a variety of styles, it would be impossible to say that one is better than another. But where I felt that someone exceeded at what they did on their project, I gave them a special award.

Those awards are truly mine! 

I had fun assigning them, and I hope you will enjoy my serious yet somewhat playful categories.

This makes the list, in a sense, it’s own piece of art. It makes it a fresh and breathing list!

There are 38 first time song winners!

95 of the tracks are represented, and I tried to find them all! I didn’t time it out, but I’m sure it would take 5 to 6 hours to explore the songs on it that have links.

Regardless, this will be a list for further exploration!

Since I probably spent plenty of time even more isolated than usual, I have to think that this year’s Philby Song Winners means even more to me than other years!

So here they are!

This year’s songs of brilliant musical achievement!!!

1. Bottomless Heart—The Ragbirds (The Threshold and The Hearth) [Best Song][Best World Song][Best Spontaneous Combustion Song]

2. We’ve Got Hate on the Run—Tosha Owens (Detroit Strong) (Single) [Best Female Vocal][Best Gospel Vocal][Best Classical Vocal][Best Classical Song][Best Gospel Song][Best Song Arrangement][Best Classical Arrangement][Best Uplifting Song][Best Song About Detroit]


3. Blessed Be the Nation—Judy Banker (Single) [Best Folk Song][Best New Pete Seeger Song][Best Folk Vocal][Best Choir Vocals] 
4. Bad Reputation—Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons (Hey Kid!) [Best Rock Song][Best Female Rock Vocal][Best Rock Guitar: Chris Connor][Best Short Drum Fill] 
5. Stir Me Up—Sarah Morris (All Mine) [Best Americana/Rock Song]
6. Just One Clue—Mark Jewett (Love Has No Heart of Its Own) [Best Rock/Americana Song][Best Percussion][Best Cowbell][Best Confused Guy Lyrics]
7. Heart Stops Beating—Nick Piunti (Beyond the Static) [Best Pop/Rock Song][Best Pop/Rock Arrangement][Best Backup Vocals][Best Synth Solo][Best Hand Claps] 
8. Your Dreams—The Dirk Kroll Band (This Broken Play) [Best Ska Song][Best Horn Arrangement]
9. Hard Times in the Land of Plenty—Kenny Parker (Hellfire) [Best Blues Song][Best Male Blues Vocal] [Best Blues Guitar Solo: Jim McCarty][Best Live Performance]
10. Sugar—Lindsay Lou (Southland) [Best Country Funk Song][Best Female Country Funk Vocal]
11. Smartphone—The Bayonets (Crash Boom Bang!) [Best Rock/Pop Song][Best Smart  Song]
12. She’s a Devil—The Wag (We Carry On) [Best Devilish Rock Song][Best Use of Cymbals]
13. Same Old 45—Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles (Silver City) [Best Swamp/Rock Song][Best Swamp/Rock Vocal][Best Drums]
14. Love Isn’t Fair—Suzi Quatro (No Control) [Best Latin/Pop Song][Best “Unfair” Song]
15. Crazy—The Slackers (Peculiar) [Best Ska/Punk Song][Best Impending Doom Song] 
16. Declined—The Claudettes (High Times in the Dark) [Best Alt/Rock Song][Best Alt/Rock Vocal] [Best Piano: Johnny Iguana][Best “Kiss Off” Song]
17. Lead Me On—J.C. And The Disciples (Hammered) [Best Classic Rock Song]
18. Bluestring—Mick Clarke (Diggin’ Down) [Best Instrumental]
19. Leave Me Here—The Liquid Scene (Revolutions) [Best Psychedelic Song][Best Prog/Rock Song]
20. Someone to Pull the Trigger—Chris Richards and The Subtractions (Altered Sweet: The Songs of Matthew Sweet) [Best Cover Song][Best Unrequited Love Song] [Best Unrequited Vocal] 
21. Don’t Lose Your Way—Laura Rain and The Caesers (Walk With Me) [Best R&B Track][Best R&B Vocal][Best Bass]
22. Country Boy—Tony Pace (Gotcha Covered: The Songs of Johnny Williams) [Best “Real Country” Song][Best “Real Country” Vocal]
23. Are You Listening?—Billy Brandt [Hall of Fame] and Sarana VerLin (Are You Listening?) [Best Duet] 
24. Galaxy—The Whiskey Charmers (Lost on the Range) [Best “Out of This World” Song][Best “Out of This World” Vocal]
25. Ascent—Eddie Arjun with Cory Henry (Gravity)  [Best Rock Instrumental]
26. Get Right—May Erlewine and The Motivations (In the Night) [Best Guitar Hook]
27. Tragedy in A Minor—Skinny Lister (The Devil, The Heart, and The Fight) [Best Celtic Punk Song]
28. One Way—The Rallies (Serve)
29. Marfa Lights—Jennifer Westwood and The Handsome Devils (Single) [Best Female Blues Vocal]
30. Our World to Save—Bob Hausler (Single) [Best Political Song]
31. Never To Part—Birdsong at Morning (A Slight Departure) [Best String Arrangement]
32. I Got Love If You Want It—Lindsay Beaver (Tough As Love)
33. When the Bloom Falls From the Rose—Sarah Jane Scouten (When the Bloom Falls From the Rose)[Best Country Barn Burner and Foot Stomper]
34. What We Breathe In—The Chordaes (What We Breathe In)
35. Alpena Colada—Kathy Wieland (Momma Liked to Fish) [Best Song About Michigan]
36. Step Right Up—Building Birds (If a Tree Falls…) [Best Lyrics]
37. I Need You Like That—The Bankesters (Nightbird) [Best Harmonies]
38. I Think I Came Too Late to the Party—Michael on Fire (Where Dreamers Only Go Soundtrack)
39. Poor Old Me—Annie and Rod Capps (When They Fall) [Best Zydeco Song]
40. Every Beat in My Heart—Sharon Tse (The View From Here)
41. Don’t—Larkin Poe (Kin)
42. Phone Call—Kristen Toedtman (Limbo) [Best Female Pop Vocal]
43. Come On to Me—Paul McCartney (Egypt Station)
44. Marching Orders—The New Pornographers (Brill Brusiers)
45. The Piper in the Cave/An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas (The South-West Wind)—Altan [Hall of Fame]  (The Gap of Dreams) [Best Celtic Song]
46. Riding Low (And Flying High)—Dan Sheehan (Tales From Earth, Inc.)
47. I Like Your Hair—Kid Gulliver (Spree)
48. Cruel World—Billy W. Brandt and The Thing and Stuff Band (Get It Going!)  [Best Jazz Song]
49. Say a Prayer—Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (Easy As Pie)
50. What You’re Made Of—Davy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon)
51. Bones of Saints—Robert Plant (Carry Fire)
52. Kimmie’s Song—The Pennock/Stephens Project ( The Pennock/Stephens Project) 
53. Tell Me—The Forty Nineteens (Single)
54. The Ride—Dave Solo (December 32nd) [Best Motorcycle Song]
55. Change—Mavis Staples [Hall of Fame](We Get By)
56. Nuages—Deni Bonet (Bright Shiny Objects) [Best Jazz Instrumental][Best Violin]
57. End of the World—Flamin’ Groovies (Fantastic Plastic)
58. Hoodwink—Steve Leaf and The Ex—Pats (Lightspeed)
59. You and Me and the Sun—Annie Fitzgerald (You and Me and the Sun)
60. Sanctified—Ellie Zwart (Toward Home)
61. Not About You—Joanna and The Jaywalkers (The Open Sea Before Me)
62. Dirt Roads and Dandelions—Mike Gentry (Mike Gentry)
63. The Next Big Thing—Jeff Scott (NOLA to New York)
64. Anthem—Ed Dupas (Tennessee Night)
65. Winter’s BoneLee Anna Atwell, Allison Edberg Nyquist, Linda Hicks, Joe Peters (A Night at the Delphi Opera House)
66. Friend of Mine—Courtney Yasmineh (Red Letter Day)
67. Before the Lights Go Out—C.J. Ramone (American Beauty)
68. Hey Buddy—Phil Lee (…And the Horse He Rode In On)
69. Upbeat—Deane Nesbitt, Jr. (Soundtracks in the Sand) [Best World Instrumental]
70. Everything She DoDog Society (In the Shade)
71. Been Such a Long Time—Greg Nagy (Stranded) [Best Funky Blues Song]
72. Honey, I Love You—The Dustbowl Revival (The Dustbowl Revival)
73. Shines—The Donkeys (Ride the Black Wave)
74. Who Wants Cilla?—The Hangabouts (Single)
75. Whispers and Moans—Sugar Snow (Woodface Reimagined)
76. Your Version of the Truth—Bill Edwards (Sounds Like Love)
77. Secret Recipe—Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke (Everybody Has a Purpose)
78. You Better Stop—Will Ludford (Addicted)
79. Aimless Knowledge—Cindy Ruenes (Please Don’t Tell Me How to Dance)
80. Soldier of Love—Ben Reel (Land of Escape)
81. (Don’t) Give Up on Love—Car City (Car City)
82. Happy New Year—Annie and Rod Capps (Where They Fall)
83. Rich Man Blues—Michael Snyder—Barker (Tales of Whoa!)
84. Patient Man—Where’s Keith? (Living On Mars)
85. Rescue Me—Amy Helm (Didn’t It Rain?)
86. Flying High—Desert Dragon (Before the Storm)
87. Heaven On Earth—Nick Urb and Olivia Dear (Millerschin)(Until the End of Days)
88. Think About You—M French (Matthew French)(Sweet Love)
89. Colors of Christmas—The Hangabouts (Single) [Best Holiday Song]
90. Sand—Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds (It’s 4AM Somewhere)[Language Warning]
91. Boxes—Circus of the West (We’ll See Ourselves Out)
92. It’s That Time Again—Mark Jewett (Single)
93. The Fall—Goodbye Motel (If)
94. Olivia—Go Fever (Daydream Hawker)[Language Warning]
95. Hurt’s All Gone—Samantha Fish (Chills and Fever)
96. Can’t Go On Like This—Native Harrow (Happier Now)
97. The Get Up and Go—Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (Singin’)
98. Walk You Home—Phil Ayoub (Arrivals and Departures) [Best Accordion]
99 . Let It Roll—The Garden of Soul (Forsaken)[Language Warning] [Best Hard Rock Song]
100. Dollar Store Christmas—Barker and Broski (Single)

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My weekly radio show “Theme Attic,” can be heard Wednesdays, 2P-4P ET!

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/!

It almost always includes a weekly countdown of my favorite albums or songs  and some shows feature two countdowns!

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Phil’s Faves: Albums, June 20, 2021

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 3:09” segment of my “Theme Attic Show,” Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET 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 history of all the Fave Albums: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-albums/!

There’s plenty of other musical things to browse!

Here’s a link for the complete history of all the Fave Songs: https://philmaq.com/phils-lists/phils-faves-songs/!

Another list that you might find interesting is my list for “The Most Awesomest Songs of the Day”: https://philmaq.com/most-awesomest-songs/!

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here: https://philmaq.com/hall-of-fame/!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement! https://philmaq.com/philbys/!

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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No one can take Kelly’s Lot from this week’s #1 Faves spot!
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Top 10 Albums for the Week of June 20, 2021

1. Can’t Take My Soul—Kelly’s Lot
2. Seven Worthies…of the Bamboo Grove—Becki Digregorio
3. Grievous Angel—Grievous Angel
4. There Is No Light Without the Dark—The Stan Laurels
5. Listen to Crows—Ariane Lydon
6. A Little Pain Never Hurt—Dick Siegel [Hall of Fame]
7. Collaboration—Warriors, Zombies and Other Joedai Pilgrims
8. Tea and Tunes—Katherine Moller
9. Everyone Comes From Somewhere—Don Arbor
10.Victor V. Gurbo and Co.—Victor V. Gurbo
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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Sinking Feeling” by The Hangabouts with Molly Felder!!!

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, “Theme Attic,”  is on Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET.

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.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey!

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Tonight is the Full Moon known as the Strawberry Moon.

Every year for the past several years, I have played a really nice duet by multiple Philby Award winners, The Hangabouts featuring vocals by Greg Addington, with help from Molly Felder of Swan Dive, on their “Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives Album!” (Futureman Records)

“Sinking Feeling” has a line that references a strawberry moon as well as Boblo Island.

I can’t think of another song that mentions the island, which-at one time, featured a fairly large amusement park that you had to take a boat on the Detroit River to get to.

When I was a kid my older brothers would take me into the extremely loud engine room section, which always scared the hell out of me!

Yeah. Good times!

Therefore, the song has a bittersweet romantic memory for the lead singers, as well as some childhood memories that I can’t revisit.

There are some really nice touches in the arrangement!

The guitar sounds like it’s under water for that “Sinking Feeling” effect!

In the instrumental sections, there are some very nice “Strawberry Fields” keyboard phrases as well as some low key shimmering vibes!

Everything about the song melds together beautifully!

One of The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Sinking Feeling” by The Hangabouts with Molly Felder!!!

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