What’s on the iPod?

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Turntable MatineeTurntable Matinee succeeds in its concept to celebrate the music from the past. Set up & closed-out with the simple bookends of the same song, “Power of the 45”, everything in-between sounds like it could’ve been recorded decades ago while still maintaining a freshness in its approach and execution. The smooth, soulful crooning of Big Sandy layered over texas swing rhythms, sock-hop playfulness, a rockabilly backbone and a steel guitar all work together in perfect harmony to create a very nice album tinged with that thematic element that enhances most great music, heartache.

I downloaded this album a little over a week ago after listening to an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Big Sandy & Los Straitjackets, and I haven’t stopped listening to it since. This is usually the time of year that I focus my music energy into Christmas tunes, but I still haven’t felt that festive spirit yet (for various reasons that shall remain nameless). So in the meantime, Turntable is getting plenty of spin in the ol’ iPod!

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3 thoughts on “What’s on the iPod?

  1. See how this works… you’re listening to ME… and I’m reading YOU. ;o)

    Thanks for the nice words… glad you’re enjoying the album!

    ~cheers~
    your new reader,
    Big Sandy

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