Musical Monday On The Couch

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Saturday, January 30, 2010

A new edition of The Couch...Each Monday I will be all about MUSIC. Introductions to new artists, reviews of new albums being released, news from the music industry, and beginning next week it will include our new BlogTalk Radio show, MUSIC ON THE COUCH.

My guest for the premier show is Mr. Phil Putnam. I featured Phil's music last May HERE. Since then he has had much happen in his career and we will explore that and where he is going. I selected him as my guest on the first show because he has sent other artists our way.

Anyone trying to make it in the business, who also promotes friends is A-1 in my book.

A few weeks back, I told you about some great sites on the internet and one of them was Wolfgang's Vault.

If you did not take the time to go over there and check them out, it is NOW time. You will have to register (it's free) to hear this, but it is true musical history.

It is July 16,1969, the Newport Folk Festival and Muddy Waters is introduced to the crowd. No backing band, just Mr. Waters and an acoustic guitar.

Muddy was not scheduled to perform and was actually filling in while they wait for the next guest, his mentor, a delayed Mr. Son House.

As the notes state: "In the midst of his most experimental era, having recently explored psychedelia on his controversial Electric Mud album and soon to record the now legendary Fathers And Sons album (both of which featured younger disciple musicians), here is Muddy Waters returning to the core elements of his 1941 plantation recordings."

It is 6 songs long...a mere 14:37, but what you will hear is pure Muddy Waters.

The great thing about this performance is that you can keep it forever for a tiny fee of $4.98 ($3.49 for Vault members). Even if you do not buy the download, this is one not to miss!

Muddy Waters Live Concert at Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI) Jul 16, 1969 -

Let's leave you with a little taste of one of the bands we have coming up in May on MOTC. This is Ten Year Vamp from the Albany, NY area. Straight ahead rock and roll...This is ROCKSTAR from their debut album entitled "Don't Act Like You Know Me".

Let me know what you think...


Record of the Year: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
Album of the Year: "Fearless," Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On it)," Beyonce Knowles
New Artist: Zac Brown Band
Pop Vocal Album: "The E.N.D.", The Black Eyed Peas
Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Halo," Beyonce Knowles
Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Make It Mine," Jason Mraz
Rock Album: "21st Century Breakdown," Green Day
Rock Song: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
R&B Album: "BLACKsummers'night, "Maxwell
R&B Song: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Beyonce Knowles
Rap Album: "Relapse," Eminem
Rap Song: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Country Album: "Fearless," Taylor Swift
Female Country Vocal Performance: "White Horse," Taylor Swift
Male Country Vocal Performance: "Sweet Thing," Keith Urban,
Latin Pop Album: "Sin Frenos," La Quinta Estacion
Contemporary Jazz Album: "75," Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
Classical Album: "Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio from Symphony No. 10"
Traditional Gospel Album: "Oh Happy Day," various artists
Dance Recording: "Poker Face," Lady Gaga
Electronic Dance Album: "The Fame," Lady Gaga
Alternative Music Album: "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," Phoenix
Spoken Word Album: "Always Looking Up," Michael J. Fox
Comedy Album: "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Stephen Colbert

12 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. Not bad. They sound like a pretty good rock band. I like 'em.

  3. Mimi Lenox Says:
  4. Looking forward to the music and the show. I have your logo in my sidebar. I hope the bzzzzz begins and your audience grows stronger each week! (even bigger than Doc Blogstein don't tell him I said that he's hated me ever since I messed up the presidential trivia game don't tell him I said that maybe he won't read this)

    JK Doc.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. I like Ten Year Vamp, have their CD and have been planning to get something about them up on Voices.

    I definitely will be heading over to get the Muddy concert. I've known about the Wolfgang Vaults but for some reason never really checked them out. Now I will for sure. Muddy is one of my favorites. A couple of months ago I just read a biography of him that was very good.

    Looking forward to the show.

  7. Thanks for the information on Wolfgang Vaults. I can't wait to hear the Muddy Waters songs - and get them downloaded.

  8. litmus test for new music is: will I sing it in the shower?...this song does not meet that crteria (no melody!)...thanks for the Muddy!...

  9. Travis Cody Says:
  10. Didn't have time this morning to check out the links, but I'll get to it.

    Hope all is well weather-wise!

  11. JAY: Thanks..I think you might like the lead vocalist - just saying

    MIMI: I saw the logo on your page and appreciate it greatly..

    JOHNH: I am excited to speak with Debbie on the show

    SOUTHERN: You will love the is most excellent

    PHFRANKIE: So, then Ironman is not a good song for you either?

    TRAVIS: Melting ice is all that is happening...temps up to about 40

  12. ...if you are refering to Ironman by Black Sabbath then I must say that it DOES meet the criteria (by God, there is melody in that song!)...

  13. PHFRANKIE: OK then, yes I was...but the vision of you in the shower singing that is scary!

  14. ...thinking of you thinking of me in the shower is what's REALLY scary!...

  15. PHFRANKIE: Yeah, you are right...nevermind!

  16. Anonymous Says:
  17. Liked Ten Year Vamp. The song grew on me as it went on. Would be interested in hearing more.

    Thanks for the Muddy link. That was great.


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