Kacey Musgraves is sort of the shit
This girl is insanely cool. Her music combines elements of classic and modern country with lyrics and style not found often in country music. Unafraid of singing about topics that other artists don’t touch, her songs are authentic and reflective of real people. She was a child prodigy of sorts who started writing and performing songs before her age hit the double digits. Her first solo album is hugely awesome, and combined with the success of writing hit songs for other artists (such as Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart”), she’s got the balls of country clutched tightly and is ready to give them a firm tug.
And damn she’s cute.
Here’s a few to start with:
Blowin Smoke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsEUpk5rU8
Merry Go Round: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfj2Ir3GgQ
Follow Your Arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjHt5BJWBhA
Want some old jazz?
Every time an episode of Boardwalk Empire is over, I look forward to the song they’ll play for the final credits. If you also long for some good tunes from the 1930s-1940s that would make for suitable BE credit jams, particularly jazz, check out some of the following:
Lionel Hampton - Drum Stomp (Crazy Rhythm)
Charlie Christian - I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Slam Stewart - Coppin’ Out
Bennie Moten - The Only Girl I Ever Loved
Jimmie Lunceford - Here Goes (A Fool)
Fletcher Henderson - Knock, Knock, Who’s There?
Chick Webb - There’s Frost on the Moon
Benny Goodman - Goodie Goodie
Artie Shaw - I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
One of the better things about Philadelphia
Melody Gardot. Jazz.
Janelle Monae - Violet Stars Happy Hunting!
I guess it’s good that fun. put Janelle Monae into their super-popular hit “We Are Young,” even if she is a barely noticeable background voice. Perhaps now people will realize she’s been around for a couple years making funky jams.