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Tift Merritt UK/EU Tour

 Tift Merritt UK/EU TourTift Merritt‘s 2017 Stitch of the World tour hits UK/EU this week with the fabulous Jason Isbell!

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Tift Merritt – Eastern Light

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And still my shadow is waiting for you
like it always used to
Hanging around and looking behind me
so that you can find me
In the eastern light

On this week’s Top Tune, Tift Merritt accompanied by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, delivers a gorgeous and haunting elegy to a failed relationship. It’s one of our faves on Merritt’s most recent album Stitch of the World which features the best of the best; Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Heywood on pedal steel, and Marc Ribot on guitar.

“This album will be on many year-end lists come December” – Exclaim.

Tift’s UK/EU Fall tour begins Monday Oct 23rd with the great Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires including a headlining show at St. Barnabas Church in Oxford on don’t miss!

10/23 Omeara – London UK
10/24 St Barnabas – Oxford UK
10/25 Albert Hall – Manchester UK
10/26 O2 Academy – Glasgow UK
10/27 Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
10/29 Brighton Dome – Brighton UK
10/30 Roundhouse – London UK
10/31 Symphony Hall – Birmingham UK
11/2 Le Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
11/3 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
11/4 TakeRoot Festival – Groningen, Netherlands
11/6 Paradise – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/7 Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
11/8 Columbia Theater – Berlin, Germany
11/10 Sentrum Sene – Oslo, Norway
11/11 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
11/12 Munchenbryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden
11/14 DR Koncerthuset – Kobenhavn, Denmark
11/17 Cafe Berlin – Madrid, Spain
11/18 Rocksound – Barcelona, Spain
11/19 MusicBox – Lisbon, Portugal

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Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP). Administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co.

Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.

Contact: Sean McGraw / Master controlled by Yep Roc Records

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Bonebrake Syncopators – Playboy’s Theme

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Hugh Hefner, who passed away this past week at the age of 91, made his first foray into television in 1959, debuting “Playboy’s Penthouse.” Filmed in Chicago, the informal variety show was set in a “house party” atmosphere. Hef needed to set the tone for this jazzy affair, so he went to his pal Cy Coleman and tapped him to write a theme song for the show. “Playboy’s Theme” would go on to become one of the generation’s defining instrumentals and has gone on to define “bachelor pad cool.”

Hefner left an immeasurable impact on American society in a multitude of areas. He was a visionary of the sexual revolution but also the social changes that roiled the 1960s. The show was the first national program where whites and blacks sat down together and partied as equals. Hef featured guests like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Marvin Gaye, and James Brown in the 1960s to great societal backlash but he never backed down (for perspective, MTV had to be pressured to air vids featuring black artists in the 1980s).

“I think Hefner helped build the audience for a different attitude about civil rights” – Mike Wallace.

This week’s version of this cocktail classic is from none other than DJ Bonebrake of legendary Los Angeles punk rock band, X!

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Playboy’s Theme” was written by Cy Coleman. Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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Rosemary Clooney – The Rules of the Road

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Thanks for Nothing was Rosemary Clooney‘s only album recorded for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records and the last full-length lp she recorded until 1977. Arguably considered the last of her great albums, this 1964 work was arranged by Bob Thompson (Duane Eddy, Van Dyke Parks, Phil Ochs) and doesn’t pull a lot of punches lyrically.

The stresses of her personal life at the time are said to be audible on many of the tracks. Her masterful delivery on the brilliant Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh song “The Rules of the Road” just one clear example. Some of us will miss a bend in the road or two but will keep on driving. That’s how it goes, you live and you learn the rules of the road.

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Contact & Licensing:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth –
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing/contact: Sean McGraw /
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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