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Below find a list of all the songs shared to date.

DateSong Notes
07/07/20McCoy Tyner Trio - When Sunny Gets BlueOne of the greats, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is somebody you should take a moment to learn about. I'm lucky to have seen him play live. Sadly, he passed away in March.
07/06/20Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be a Woman SoonUrge Overkill covering Neil Diamond.
07/05/20Private EyesI'm obsessed with covers. Here'e Bird and the Bee covering Hall and Oates.
07/04/20Beck - Devils HaircutOh, to be a cowboy in 1996.
07/03/20Lizzo & Caroline Smith - Let 'Em Say (Official Video)The first song I ever heard with Lizzo singing, and I love the simple video, because it was filmed on a block not far from my one-time home in Minneapolis.
07/02/20Soul Coughing- Screenwriter's BluesWas never sure if this is a poem or a song, but I've always enjoyed it ever since it was released in 1994.
07/01/20Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (Official Video)David Byrne was so young once. And video effects had such jagged edges.
06/30/20Chet Baker "Let's get lost"A lot of jazz musicians have troubled lives. Chet was no different. Most trumpet players would be done after losing teeth in a brawl, but he managed to make a comeback.
06/29/20The D.O.C - It's Funky Enough | *Best Quality* (1989)From a fantastic debut album by someone in the orbit of N.W.A, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre. But you probably never heard of him because he wrecked is larynx in a car accident only months after release, perhaps preventing his career from taking off they way it should have.
06/28/20Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe IslandPerhaps a more typical Herbie Hancock song. If you don't know jazz, you might know it as the source of samples used in "Cantaloop" by US3.
06/27/20Herbie Hancock - RockitMy first exposure to Herbie Hancock, not realizing he was a long accomplished jazz pianist. This video provided a young me with various nightmares.
06/26/20Khruangbin - Pelota (Official Video)A good new song from Khruangbin, a group from Texas aiming to sound like Thai funk/rock. I think they generally succeed at it.
06/25/20Al Green - Let's Stay TogetherA soul classic.
06/24/20seablite - Pillbox (Official Music Video)A good modern pop-rock song that reminds me a bit of Velocity Girl, an obscure 1990s band that you've never heard of.
06/23/20PJ Harvey - Down By The WaterJust a good song from 1995. Probably was featured on MTV's 120 Minutes. Did that still exist in 1995?
06/22/20Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Change of Heart [Official Video]RIP Tom Petty.
06/21/20Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston - Reverie (Above & Beyond Club Mix) Official Lyric VideoA new song from Above & Beyond. Chill and dancy at the same time.
06/20/20Fat JudyA funky B3 organ song by Big John Patton I've seen referred to as "mod jazz." Mmmkay.
06/19/20Ween--Push th' Little DaisiesWeen is weird and annoying, but they sure do know how to craft an earworm.
06/18/20Carole King - It's Too Late (Live At Montreux 1973)A classic from Carole King.
06/17/20Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel [Official Music Video]This Janelle Monáe song from 2018 sounds so much like Prince to me, and that's a good thing.
06/16/20Al Green - Take Me To The River (Official Audio)Where the Talking Heads got it from.
06/15/20björk : army of me (HD)Stories within stories within stories. Another Michel Gondry video.
06/14/20Michel Gondry - Around the world - Daft Punk (Partizan Classics 1997)A good song by Daft Punk, with an extremely weird video directed by Michel Gondry. As one reviewer said, "my favorite part is when he said, 'Around the world.'"
06/13/20Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World (Official Video)Just your average (not too bad) dance/pop song from Kylie, but with a Michel Gondry video, which means shit gets weird, so hang on.
06/12/20The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be (Official Music Video)French film director Michel Gondry directed a number of music videos over the years and they're all trippy AF. Here's one of my favorites.
06/11/20Beach Bunny - Prom Queen (Official Video)A good song from a local Chicago indie rock band.
06/10/20Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Music Video]Just a good song, no real story to share with this one.
06/09/20Booker T - Hey YaBooker T (of Green Onions fame) with Drive-by Truckers covering Outkast.
06/08/20Stereo MC's - Step It UpSimple 1992 dance beat break.
06/07/20Gear Daddies - Little Red CorvetteA Minnesota band with a fun little Prince cover from 1992.
06/06/20björk - it's oh so quietAn interesting choice of a cover, a song from 1951 originally by Betty Hutton.
06/05/20Gomez - See The WorldHope to get to see the world again some day.
06/04/20Ray LaMontagne - We'll Make It Through (Official Video)We always do.
06/03/20Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands (Official Video)What are you doing to make the world a better place?
06/02/20(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? - feat Josh Homme (Official Video)Nick Lowe cover. Sad song for a song day.
06/01/20Living Colour - Cult Of Personality (Official Video)Like Mussolini and Kennedy.
05/31/20The Pretenders - My City Was GoneThinking of all the unrest in the world these past few days. Important bits of Minneapolis are no longer there.
05/30/20Im Afraid Of Americans David Bowie Music Video HD 1080p(Best Quality)And rightly so, from COVID-deniers to killer cops to cities burning. And so many guns. Sigh.
05/29/20Chris Cornell - Black Hole Sun AcousticRemembering Chris Cornell, another one who died too soon.
05/28/20Flight Facilities - Down To Earth feat. Sam RockwellI feel like this is a poor knockoff of that video where Christopher Walken flies through the air.
05/27/20Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - 100 DaysSoul singer Sharon Jones (RIP) recorded live in studio at Minnesota Public Radio.
05/26/20Khruangbin - So We Won't Forget (Official Video)Khruangbin. Good stuff. Actually from Texas.
05/25/20Brother Jack McDuff the honeydripperJack McDuff is one of my favorite B3 organ players, and he just looks so cool on the cover of this album.
05/24/20Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Official Music Video)This is one half of Daft Punk plus a couple of other folks, and there were high hopes that an album would follow this single, released in 1998. Alas, nothing more ever came of it, so there's only this one song.
05/23/20Sonic Youth - SuperstarCovering the Carpenters. Strip away the harmonies and horns and replace with ... drugs, or something.
05/22/20GRANT GREEN - Sookie SookieLots of versions of this song out there, but this one is special. Grant Green's album, but Ronnie Foster owns this thing with his organ playing.
05/21/20Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand (1996)Random one-hit wonder from 1996. Remember this?
05/20/20Les McCann & Eddie Harris Compared To WhatLess McCann is complaining about Nixon and the Vietnam war, but change just a few words and it could be from today. Great music, too.
05/19/20THICK - "Bumming Me Out"A good new song that sounds to me a lot like Weezer.
05/18/20Flying fish slap "long" remixSome Mondays are harder than others.
05/17/20Soul Asylum - Sexual HealingI like covers, sometimes too much. Remember Soul Asylum? They covered Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing. Is that good or is that bad?
05/16/20The Regrettes "What Am I Gonna Do Today" (Official Music Video)I don't think they intended it to be a quarantine anthem originally, but if the shoe fits...
05/15/20Cake - The Distance (Official Video)My go-to karaoke song, in case you were wondering.
05/14/20Booker T. And The M.G.'s - Green OnionsOne of the most famous songs ever to feature the Hammond B3 organ.
05/13/20Massive Attack - Unfinished SympathyReleased in 1991, this Massive Attack song might not have been the first trip-hop song, but it might be the first one everyone knew.
05/12/20Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun (Detroit Fox Theatre 5.23.17)A cover as a tribute to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
05/11/20Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (Video Version)If you listen closely, you can here Al Jourgensen singing "Bing bing bang a bang a bang bing bong bing a bing bang a bong."
05/10/20Billie Eilish - bad guy (Live From Saturday Night Live)Eh, it's a pop song but the effect they did for the stage during the live performance is pretty cool.
05/09/20Chet Faker - No DiggityOriginally a 1996 song by group-you-don't-remember Blackstreet, I rather enjoy this atmospheric, almost morose 2012 cover version by Australian singer/songwriter Chet Faker.
05/08/20Sade - Smooth Operator (Official Music Video)No need to ask...
05/07/20Grey Album: The Beatles vs Jay ZFrom 2004, Jay-Z's song "Encore" remixed with samples from the Beatles. It's an interesting album, read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grey_Album
05/06/20Ladytron - Seventeen [Official Music Video]This song was so hip and cutting edge. When it was released 17 years ago. God, I'm old. If you remember when this came out, you're old, too.
05/05/20ART BLAKEY w LEE MORGAN - Theme For Stacy 1965A wonderfully moody and atmospheric jazz song.
05/04/20Hymn of The Big WheelThe big wheel keeps on turning, on a simple line day by day. The earth spins on its axis, one man struggle while another relaxes. Massive Attack, from Blue Lines (1991). This song was co-written by Neneh Cherry.
05/03/20SUGAR - If I Can't Change Your MindThis is what Bob Mould (of Husker Du fame) was up to in 1992. Good guitar pop. He'd probably cringe at me calling it that.
05/02/20Beach Bunny - Cloud 9 (Official Music Video)Every good indie rock song should have a video with friendly snails.
05/01/20The Chemical Brothers - Eve Of DestructionI like this song but the video is what makes it worth sharing. I have no idea what's going on here.
04/30/20Hindu Love Gods - Raspberry BeretLet's try that again, with a working link! What if you took R.E.M. and added Warren Zevon and then covered a Prince song?
04/29/20MF DOOM - Doomsday [Instrumental]You can apparently do a lot with a single Sade sample.
04/28/20Moanin' - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - LiveArt Blakey, one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time. A song you may have heard but perhaps didn't know who it was.
04/27/20Walt Mink Pink MoonThis strange little band called Walt Mink (named after a beloved university professor) decided to cover a Nick Drake song in 1992. The band never got too famous, but the drummer went on to play for Beck, R.E.M. and others.
04/26/20Norah Jones feat M Ward: Blue Bayou (Live in Austin)I feel like every other version of this song is already good, so why another? But this is good, too.
04/25/20Nick Drake - Pink MoonIt's sad and weird that a Y2K-era Volkswagen car commercial is what led people to (re-)discover Nick Drake, isn't it? I wonder why the ad agency picked this song.
04/24/20william de vaughn- be thankful for what you got (original)Covered by Massive Attack in 1991, and it turns out that the original is worth hunting down and listening to.
04/23/20The Weeknd - Until I Bleed Out (Official Video)A new song from the Weeknd. The theme for his latest album is something like 'a rough night in Vegas' and that's why he has a fake broken nose. I know you were wondering.
04/22/20HUGO - 99 Problems -Possibly the oddest cover of a Jay-Z song I've ever seen. I can't decide if I like this or not. What do you think?
04/21/20Lee Konitz - Dan Tepfer - 92 !Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, another jazz legend lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Here he is from last October with pianist Dan Tepfer. This might not fit the WombatMail theme but I'm sharing it anyway.
04/20/20Benjamin Gibbard - Life in Quarantine (Official Audio)Ben Gibbard of Death Cab with a song for our time.
04/19/20Tracy Bonham - Mother MotherEVERYTHING'S FINE!
04/18/20Jimmy Smith - Root Down (and Get It) - 1972A jazz song you might recognize as providing much of the base of a well known Beastie Boys' song.
04/17/20Beastie Boys - Root DownDid you know the Beasties sampled a fantastic jazz song by Jimmy Smith? Also called Root Down.
04/16/20R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People (Official Music Video)It's not that deep and that's OK for today. If you want to sing along, try it like this: "Shiny Happy People washing hands."
04/15/20DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect WorldMore DJ Shadow. This one is more atmospheric and less.... profane. This was his breakthrough single. The album actually won a Guinness World Record for "First Completely Sampled Album" in 2001.
04/14/20Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Phenom (Official Music Video)Thao comes through with a video for our time. Thanks to my friend Laura for sharing this with me and others.
04/13/20Yola - Faraway Look [Official Video]Heard this on the radio, on two completely different stations, with the DJs on both completely gushing. Listen and you'll hear why. This is amazing. Hard to believe it's from 2019.
04/12/20Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (Official Video)A few minutes of fun escapism from a song featuring one of the trippiest videos ever (as of 1990).
04/11/20Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun (Official Video)A new Leon Bridges song. A bit twangy, but that's a good thing.
04/10/20Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice [Official Video]Sometimes we need to see Christopher Walken fly before we can feel good about ourselves again.
04/09/20Bill Withers - Use meBill Withers, another wonderful musician we've lost too soon.
04/08/20John Prine - When I Get To Heaven (Lyric Video)Remembering John Prine today. The world will miss you, good sir. Rest in peace.
04/07/20Galactic - Doodle Loop (The World is a Little Bit Under the Weather)New Orleans funk band Galactic has noticed what's up and wants to help.
04/06/20DJ Shadow - Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels (Official Video)DJ Shadow with a crazy video that answers the question, what would it look like if a full-on brawl erupted at a United Nations General Assembly meeting in 1960?
04/05/20Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey - History RepeatingOne of those songs that is hard to believe is actually from 1998.
04/04/20Tom Jones, The Cardigans - Burning Down The House (Official Video)Tom Jones covers Burning Down the House by Talking Heads. What the hell is this, I can't even.
04/03/20John Prine And Stephen Colbert: "That's the Way the World goes Round"John Prine on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, something they recorded in 2016 and had never broadcast before.

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