Peanut’s Playground: This is the way I get by (Songs du Jour #1)

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Mel Tormé Earlier today I happened to stumble upon The Duke Ellington & Count Basie Songbooks by one of the 20th Century’s greatest performers: Mister Mel Tormé. He may not have been much of a looker, or as Dorice Tepley put it he was actually pretty “fugly”, but that voice! And the timing! Anyway, why I’m drooling about this is because I played this song again for the first time in maybe 20 years today and I still love everything about it. This is the ultimate Sunday Morning Song, which happens to be time of writing of this article. So go and give it a spin!

Updated link: Mel Tormé – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

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Caro Emerald is a Dutch singer who released one of the year’s nicest albums so far with Deleted Scenes On The Cutting Room Floor. Caro mixes jazz with pop and latin rhythms with very good results. The fact that she has an excellent voice doesn’t actually hurt the music either.

Updated link: Caro Emerald – A Night Like This

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Two Door Cinema Club are a three piece guitar pop band who’s music is guaranteed to bring a smile on your face and is dead certain to stick between your ears for days to come. Be warned!

Updated link: Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

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Rogue Wave are a band that I’ve always liked but who I personally thought would do good to make their tunes a bit catchier, and with their latest album Permalight this is exactly what they’ve done. Strangely enough a lot of reviews of the album haven’t been that positive. I don’t understand that and frankly, I don’t care either. I think it’s a good album. Check out one of the catchy stand out tracks below.

Updated link: Rogue Wave – Good Morning (the Future)

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Archie Bronson Outfit are the loudest band I have ever seen perform live. And that coming from someone who witnessed Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica do their stuff, that’s gotta mean something. 3 guys who rock their asses off and this is the opening song of their third album Coconut, released in 2010.

Updated link: Archie Bronson Outfit – Magnetic Warrior

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Enjoy your Sunday!



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My current top 10 for 2010:

Beach House – Teen Dream | Rogue Wave – Permalight
Blood Red Shoes – Fire Like This | Spoon – Transference
Josh Rouse – El Turista | Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
The Morning Benders – Big Echo | Vampire Weekend – Contra
Portugal. The Man – American Ghetto | Yeasayer – Odd Blood

2 comments for “Peanut’s Playground: This is the way I get by (Songs du Jour #1)

  1. March 8, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    love this post. thanks!

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