Daily Archives: July 10, 2016

New Releases 7/15: AARON NEVILLE, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, EARLS OF LEICASTER & More…

For this Friday, July 15, the list of releases is exceptionally short, but just long enough for a review. After an initial sampling of each of these albums, the best so far are from Aaron Neville, Michael Kiwanuka and The Earls Of Leicaster. Some of the other big name acts releasing new music this week, are Jeff Beck, Stephen Tyler and Dirty Heads.

  • Aaron Neville- “Apache”
  • Blood Red Throne- “Union Of Flesh & Machine”
  • Con Brio- “Paradise”
  • Dirty Heads- “Dirty Heads”
  • Jeff Beck- “Loud Hailer”
  • Maynard Ferguson- “Complete High Voltage”
  • Michael Kiwanuka- “Love & Hate”
  • Steven Tyler- “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere”
  • The Earls Of Leicaster- “Rattle & Roar”
  • The Temperance Movement- “White Bear”

This is the best of the short list of new releases coming out on Friday. I will choose one of these albums to review and will post the review on Saturday. So check back then to see which one I picked and to read the review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE JAMES DIO, ARLO GUTHRIE, BELA FLECK & More…

1942- Ronnie James Dio (vocals w/ Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell + Dio; died in 2010)

Ronnie-James-Dio

Ronnie James Dio “Rainbow In The Dark” live video link here.

1943- Jerry Miller (guitarist w/ Moby Grape)                73 yrs.

Jerry Miller

1947- Arlo Guthrie (folk singer/songwriter/musician; “Alice’s Restaurant” + “City Of New Orleans”; son of Woody Guthrie)                         69 yrs.

Vintage Arlo Guthrie Poster

Arlo Guthrie “Motorcycle Song” live video link here.

1949- Dave Smalley (member of The Young Rascals; “Groovin”; member of The Raspberries; “Let’s Go All The Way”)                 67 yrs.

Dave Smalley

1949- Greg Kihn  (singer; “Jeopardy”)                     67 yrs.

Number 69: Greg Kihn.

Greg Kihn Band “Break Up Song” live video link here.

1954- Neil Tennant (vocals w/ Pet Shop Boys; West End Girls”)            62 yrs.

Neil Tennant

Pet Shop Boys w/ Neil Tennant “Suburbia” video link here.

1958- Bela Anton Leos Fleck (banjo virtuoso; leader of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones; “Big Country” + “Stomping Ground”; has also released albums with many bluegrass musicians)          58 yrs.

Bela Fleck in performance at

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones “Stomping Grounds” live video link here.

1959- Sandy West (drummer w/ The Runaways; died in 2006)

Sandy West Portrait On Kit

1960- Martyn P Casey (bassist w/ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)         56 yrs.

Martyn P Casey.jpg

1964- Graham Lambert (guitarist w/ Inspiral Carpets; “This Is How It Feels”)        52 yrs.

Graham Lambert 15

1965- Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros; “Pets”)                       51 yrs.

Image of Peter DiStefano

1974- Imelda May (singer; worked w/ Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton + David Gilmour)     42 yrs.

imelda may 207x300 Friday

Imelda May “Big Bad Handsome Man” video link here.

These are your  birthdays for today, along with links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉