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(What’s playing in my office): 1. 1000 Kisses, Patty Griffin 2. Become You, Indigo Girls (Epic) 3. Here I Stand: 20 Greatest Hits, Wade Flemons (Collectables) (The title track’s just another "Louie Louie" knockoff-except it’s from 1958, five years earlier than the Kingsmen! I guarantee you nobody in Kalamazoo knew who Richard Berry was.) 4. […]

DeskScan

by Dave Marsh



(What’s playing in my office):

1. 1000 Kisses, Patty Griffin

2. Become You, Indigo Girls (Epic)

3. Here I Stand: 20 Greatest Hits, Wade Flemons (Collectables) (The title track’s just another "Louie Louie" knockoff-except it’s from 1958, five years earlier than the Kingsmen! I guarantee you nobody in
Kalamazoo knew who Richard Berry was.)

4. By the Hand of the Father, Alejandro Escovedo (Texas Music Group advance)

5. The Righteous Ones, Toshi Reagon (Razor & Tie)

6. Fishing Clothes: The Jewel Recordings 1965-69, Lightnin’ Hopkins (Westside UK)

7. Sidetracks, Steve Earle (E Squared)

8. Fast, Custom (Artist Direct)

9. Another Happy Ending, The Clarks (Razor & Tie advance)

10. This World Just Won’t Leave You Alone, Star Room Boys (Slewfoot)

Dave Marsh coedits Rock and Rap Confidential. He can be reached at: marsh6@optonline.net

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