Music Quote of the Day

"If you really think about it, everything in this world tries to be music." -- Eugene Hutz

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shake That Bone - Black Cat Zoot feat. Dr. Ring Ding

Today is a toe-tapping day and if this little ditty doesn't get your toes tapping, well, you need new toes. This 7-peice ska and swing revival band fronted by the amazing vocals of Lisa Müller comes out of Germany, as does featured artist Dr. Ring Ding (real name: Richard Alexander Jung).

Shake That Bone by Black Cat Zoot (feat. Dr. Ring Ding) from the 2008 album "Main Attraction"

Black Cat Zoot website

Black Cat Zoot on MySpace

Dr. Ring Ding website

Dr. Ring Ding on MySpace

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'll Dream of You Tonight - Ledfoot

This is nice for a gloomy, windy day. Gothic 12-string blues. Mmmmmmmm.

Ledfoot is Tim Scott McConnell. Just him, his 12-string guitar, his stomping foot, and his beautifully melodious voice. It really doesn't get much better.

I'll Dream of You Tonight by Ledfoot on the 2007 album "The Devil's Songbook"

Ledfoot website

Ledfoot on Facebook

Ledfoot on MySpace

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nellie the Elephant - The Toy Dolls

OK, yeah, so I'm feeling a little silly today. This is an old one and undeniably goofy, but I guarantee it will be marching around inside your head for hours, if not days, now.

The Toy Dolls are a punk band out of Sunderland, England, originally formed in 1979 and are, surprisingly, still at it (after a gazillion personnel changes - 14 different drummers and 12 different bassists). Nellie the Elephant, by far their most well-known song, was written in 1956 by Ralph Butler and Peter Hart.

Nellie the Elephant by The Toy Dolls (released as a single in 1982) from the 1983 album "Dig That Groove Baby"

The Toy Dolls website

Monday, March 14, 2011

Musica - Canteca de Macao

This is an amazingly fun band I found the other day, thanks to Strictly Global. Canteca de Macao is a flamenco/ska/reggae band from Madrid, Spain. My Spanish is limited at best, but from what I can make out, this band has been playing together for about 6 years now and have released 3 studio albums (1 of which is a double CD) as well as their demo "Maqueta".

Musica by Canteca de Macao from the 2009 album "Agua pa la Tierra

Canteca de Macao website

Canteca de Macao on Facebook

Canteca de Macao on MySpace

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rain On My Footsteps - Rattlin Bone

Part of the underground zombie burlesque and voodoo circus scene with a hellishly good brass section, smooth and seductive backing vocals and a lead voice that reeks of bourbon and candlelight, Rattlin Bone is an incredibly tight 14 piece band out of London, England. And I do have to say, their leader - Mr. Wily Bo Walker - is one of my favorite people. He is not only an amazing talent, but damned nice guy, too. (And yes, you can tell him I said so.)

Rain On My Footsteps by Rattlin Bone from the 2011 album "The Life and Death of Rattlin Bone"

Rattlin Bone on MySpace

Rattlin Bone on Facebook

Rattlin Bone on ReverbNation

Rattlin Bone on Twitter