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Friday random ten: Stuff I bought in 2016

A little later than usual because of the previous series, but it’s time for my annual review of the music I acquired in the last year. We’ll begin with purchases from iTunes, Noisetrade, and elsewhere.

1. Birdland – Maynard Ferguson
2. Something Tamed Something Wild – Mary-Chapin Carpenter
3. Crossing The Sabine – Piper Jones Band
4. Mainstream Kid – Brandi Carlile
5. Good Day – The Suffers
6. Late Night Radio – Cowboy Junkies
7. 4th of July – The Dig
8. My Love – The Delta Saints
9. Hotel Pool – Lily & Madelein3
10. Not Alone – Solas

I used to have a few of Maynard Ferguson’s albums, including Carnival from which “Birdland” comes, on cassette tape, but that was years ago. I finally re-purchased a few of the individual songs last year. The Piper Jones Band is a local Celtic group, some of whose components had been members of other local Celtic groups in the past. My friends Michael and Ginger attended their CD release show at the Mucky Duck and picked me up a copy of it. The Suffers had their first CD released last year as well, and Solas put out a 20th anniversary album via Kickstarter. Everything else is from Noisetrade, including some festival and mixtape compilations.

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  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Children of Sanchez is by far my favorite Maynard Ferguson album. Birdland, however is my favorite stand alone song.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    Oops. I was thinking of Chuck Mangione. Old timers kicking in, apparently.