Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

 

The power light was on and the turntable was spinning. An assortment of album jackets were spread out on the counter in front of it. A long cord plugged into the stereo amplifier stretched over to a doorway that led into the room housing the furnace. The music in the basement was muffled because the speakers were turned, and as the four teens cautiously moved across the room towards the stereo a voice came from that doorway. “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” it said, “I am the great and powerful Oz.” From the doorway out stepped a small figure holding the album jacket to the Eric Clapton record currently playing in front of her face.

“You were only supposed to turn the tape deck on and off,” said Bill in a somewhat, but not really, disappointed voice. The smile on his face broadened as Grandma Dynamite lowered the record sleeve. She was wearing a large pair of headphones attached to the cord coming from stereo.

Excerpt from Grandma Dynamite, The Seance

 

The only studio album by Derek and the Dominos, recorded and released in 1970, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a collection of unrequited love songs from Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd then wife of longtime friend George Harrison. The album cover is a painting by French artist, Frandsen De Schonberg.

Enjoy
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
I Looked Away
Bell Bottom Blues
Keep On Growing
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
I Am Yours
Anyday
Key To The Highway
Tell The Truth
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Little Wing
It’s Too Late
Layla
Thorn Tree In The Garden

Eric Clapton Unplugged

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a night in san francisco

 

A Night in San Francisco takes me back to Addison and Lakewood in Chicago. Our secret rendezvous to a corner pub where we hung on the walls and the ceiling, talked for hours, played no games, just connected. You were a beautiful vision. Have I told you lately that I love you?

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Small Change

 

Tom Waits conjures up the spirit of Louis Armstrong in his classic 1970s Club Crest style. Small Change is steeped in poetry, jazz and blues, perfect to throw back a few stiff ones and contemplate misfortune, love lost and days of auld lang syne.

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Moondance

vanmorrison-moondance

 

Van Morrison’s Moondance is a marvelous record steeped in passion and spirit. A fantabulous soundscape for a rare late night run. It stoned me to my soul, stoned me just like jellyrolls. Stream for yourself.

Moondance
01 And It Stoned Me
02 Moondance
03 Crazy Love
04 Caravan
05 Into the Mystic
06 Come Running
07 These Dreams of You
08 Brand New Day
09 Everyone
10 Glad Tidings

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Morrison Hotel

Doors


Today’s Runner is some hard rock blues from the Lizard King. “I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer.”

“There’s blood in the streets, it’s up to my ankles.”

“Well, the future’s uncertain and the end is always near.
What else are you supposed to do?

Run!

 

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The Arcs

The Arcs

 

Here’s to Yours, Dreamily

If you love the Black Keys this new side project by Dan Auerbach will rock you.

Enjoy – David

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