Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sound & Groove Podcast, Episode 52: "Games People Play" Part 1

Smoky voiced product of Middlesborough, England Chris Rea has always had a late night, laid back blues affinity at the heart of his music. Even when he performed more commercial, 80s electro-beat material one could hear the influence in his voice, the feel of the music and the snaky guitar underpinning. His music is featured in this first episode of the final 2014 theme for the Sound & Groove Podcast.

There are lots of games to partake in out there. You don't even have to be a sporty, recreational type. I'm talking about anything from chess to bowling to cards to jogging. Whatever is a past time of competition or skill testing. Ok tests and exams at school don't apply but you get the gist of it. So that's why Sound & Groove Podcast is compiling two themed episodes to end 2014. Episodes that bring all sorts of songs about or referring to these games. In this first of two here in late December, the usual dizzying array of great tracks and artists from the music library of yours truly, Evan Dowbiggin, will be unearthed.

So sit back and soak in another  musical journey through yet another themed podcast for your listening enjoyment. And if you're new to this podcast: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centered around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, breakdowns, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. All killer, no filler... other than when I talk and introduce the tunes and recap the ones before it. But aside from that? 100% juicy meat! 100% juicy tofu if you happen to be a vegetarian.

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Track Listing:
1. Ace of Hearts- Chris Rea (1983)
2. He Got Game- Public Enemy (1998)
3. Surf Rider- The Lively Ones (1963)
4. Black Jack Davey- Bob Dylan (1992)
5. Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)- Warren Zevon (2001)
6. Centerfield- John Fogerty (1985)
7. America's Favourite Pastime- Todd Snider (2009)
8. Take the Skinheads Bowling- Camper Van Beethoven (1985)
9. Roadrunner- Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers (1972) 

Info of note:
Intro- "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker (1971)
Outro- "Just Like a Woman" by Joe Cocker (1968)
All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!

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