Don Cohen Poop 2015


Top 3 Favorite Albums
Buy Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood New or Used via Amazon Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?]
Buffy Sainte-Marie: “Power in the Blood”
This is the first time I’ve ever bought a new BSM album, including going back to her early 60s records. The point? I didn’t expect to be blown away like I was after initially streaming it on NPR. Buffy’s lyrics remain topical, of course, while her voice is surprisingly as powerful as ever; it soars over the modern beats of three producers (mainly Michael Phillip Wojewoda), creating an unexpected, perfect marriage of styles. The woman is glorious!
Hear: “It’s My Way” (2015 version) and “Power in the Blood”

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The Lilac Time: “No Sad Songs”
Stephen Duffy returns with TLT’s first album since 2008 with a gorgeous, bucolic effort, seamlessly captivating from start to finish.
Hear: “Prussian Blue”

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Don Henley: “Cass County”
Another unexpected treat, especially since Henley’s solo albums have never done much for me, except for a few songs here and there. For this project, Henley returned to his country Texas roots to fashion an album that could’ve been the soundtrack to “The Last Picture Show”. Poignant and stunning all the way through.
Hear: “Younger Man”

10 More Favorites
Car Seat Headrest: “Teens of Style” ~
Hear: “Something Soon”
The Waterboys: “Modern Blues” ~
Hear: “November Tale”
Rhiannon Giddens: “Tomorrow Is My Time” ~
Hear: “Shake Sugaree”
The Decemberists: “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World” ~
Hear: “Make You Better”
Richard Thompson: “Still” ~
Hear: “All Buttoned Up”
Ryan Adams: “1989” ~
Hear: “Welcome to New York”
Tom Russell: “The Rose of Roscrae” ~
The first true horse opera!
Hear: “Hair Trigger Heart”
Calexico: “Edge of the Sun” ~
Hear: “Falling from the Sky”
Steve Noonan: “I Could Be Anywhere” (EP)
Yes, that Steve Noonan!
Hear: “I Could Be Anywhere”
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Hear: “Wasting Time”

Also spongeworthy:
Linda Perhacs, Tom Petty, Don Williams, Ex Hex, Old Crow Medicine Show, Best Coast, The Arcs, My Morning Jacket, Blitzen Trapper

Favorite Songs (not on above albums)
Leon Bridges: River
El Vy: Return to the Moon
The Chills: Pyramid
Daniel Martin Moore: On our Way Home
Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin’
Ryley Walker: Primrose Green
Keith Richard: Trouble
Jason Isbell: 24 Frames

Early 2016 Favorites
David Bowie: “Blackstar”
The Cactus Blossoms: “You’re Dreaming”
For fans of the Delmore, Louvin and Everly Brothers!

New Discoveries (To Me):
Steve Tilston: “The Reckoning” 2011
The real Danny Collins, 15 albums in. For fans of Jansch, Thompson, et al.
Toro y Moi
Surfer Blood

RIP and a tip o’ the brim:
Mario Cuomo, Donna Douglas, Little Jimmy Dickens, Edward Brooke, Rod Taylor, Andrae Crouch, Anita Ekberg, Robert Stone, Tim Drummond, Kim Fowley, Ernie Banks, Joe Franklin, Edgar Froese, Rod McKuen, Don Covay, Bob Simon, Sam Andrew, Gary Owens, Louis Jourdan, Clark Terry, Buddy Emmons, Leonard Nimoy, Minnie Minoso, Anthony Mason, Orrin Keepnews, Albert Maysles, Daevid Allen, Andy Fraser, Samuel Charters, Michael “Walk Away Renee” Brown, Danny Schechter, John Renbourn, Cynthia Lennon, Stan Freberg, Gunter Grass, Percy Sledge, Jack “Louie Louie” Ely, Ben E. King, Guy Carawan, Johnny Gimble, BB King, Bruce Lundvall, Anne Meara, John Nash, Marques Haynes, Bob Belden, Ronnie Gilbert, Ornette Coleman, Christopher Lee, Gunther Schuller, Dick Van Patten, Patrick Macnee, Jean Ritchie, Chris Squire, Phil Austin, Omar Sharif, Roger Rees, Alex Rocca, E.L. Doctorow, Theodore Bikel, Billy Sherrill, Frank Gifford, Julian Bond, Bob Johnston, Oliver Sacks, Wayne Dyer, Wes Craven, Martin Milner, Judy Carne, Jack “Jimmy Olsen” Larson, Yogi, Frankie Ford, Kevin (“Moochie”) Corcoran, Cory Wells, Bill Keith, Allen Toussaint, Alan White, PF Sloan, Robert Loggia, Scott Weiland, Holly Woodlawn, John Trudell, Marjorie Lord, Kurt Masur, Snuff Garrett, George “Meadowlark” Lemon, Robert Spitzer, Wayne Rogers, Natalie Cole


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