elastic bands – this week: J


Jump to it; pump up the Jam…
The game to illustrate either:
How wildly eclectic your taste is… or,
How perfectly streamlined it is.

I will post a letter of the alphabet
all BANDS or ARTISTS must begin with that letter.
Artists letter is determined by the letter at the beginning of their SURNAME (if they use it) – ignore the use of ‘The’ in a bands name.
up to 13 songs are allowed – fewer if you wish.
All can be the same artist if that represents you perfectly or all the same genre. Just make them great tunes.

make a youtube playlist (if you wish) and link to it – just link to it – don’t overload the thread.

Cut and paste the band names and tracks (in a joyous list style) in the comments.
Then we can chat about the choices – add some waffle if you wish (about how narrow or varied those choices are) … but above all, have fun.


108 thoughts on “elastic bands – this week: J

  1. oh, good timing.

    Tommy James (and the Shondells) – Crimson and Clover (sorry Joan Jett – great cover, but you know…)
    Jefferson Airplane – We Can Be Together
    Janis Joplin – Piece of my Heart
    Judas Priest – You Got Another Thing Coming
    Jane’s Addiction – Pigs in Zen
    The Jam – The Bitterest Pill
    James – Laid
    Elton John – Madman Across the Water
    Dr. John – I Walk on Guilded Splinters
    Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down to the Ground
    Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
    Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle
    Rick James – Ghetto Life
    Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm

  2. OK, time to buff things up with a J cloth!

    This is interesting, because I don’t own a lot of J’s. Let’s see where we end up. I’ll just go with the flow and pick faves.

    OK, definitely another eclectic list, but that’s not a bad thing really.

    The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
    Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
    Janis Joplin- Try (just a little bit harder)
    Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
    The James Gang – Take A Look Around
    Jefferson Airplane – We Can Be Together
    Bert Jansch – Black Waterside
    Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
    Etta James – At Last
    Japan – Sons Of Pioneers
    Joy Division – Atmosphere
    Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins – Secrets
    Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s In Love

    Carole’s J cloth wipes it clean

  3. A dozen J tunes – 2 from this week’s RR coincidentally!! Etta James bookends it….unless I think of something else I really want to add!

    Etta James – It’s a Man’s World
    The Jam – Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
    Jethro Tull – Songs From The Wood
    The Jackson 5 – ABC
    Janis Joplin – Ball and Chain
    Elton John – Rocket Man
    James – Sit Down
    Michael Jackson – Beat It
    Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
    Jay and the Americans – Let’s Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key)
    Tom Jones – Kiss
    Etta James – I Just Want To Make Love To You

    • !!!!@$&*!!!! Remembered – and then forgot – one of my all time favourite artists…..now added to playlist

      Bert Jansch – Running From Home

      • I had fully intended to inlude Bert but didn’t write it down so somehow he slipped my mind while I was constructing the list.. ….CaroleBristol (thanks and donds!) reminded me (d’oh!)
        I’d really wanted to add MJ’s Thriller to the list but the video (so innovative when it first came out) now seems so excruciatingly long and tedious before the actual song commences….suppose there might have been another video had I looked but I like the zombies etc – just not the lead-up to them!
        Amylee nabbed what would have been my Joplin choice but that said I did list it under B (for Big Brother and the Holding Company). Donds anyway! And no apologies from me for liking Tom’s version of Kiss!!

      • D’oh! Yes there is a shorter video version of Thriller. But Beat it is OK and I’ve forgotten amylee’s wise instructions on how to alter your playlist – should have copied them down at the time.

      • thanks, amylee! erm, which one? 🙂

        BTW we’re missing your company on RR. It’s my turn tomorrow, no idea what the subject will be.

      • Oh, I Just Wanna Make Love to You!

        Nah, i won’t be back on RR (or the Graun) as far as i can see. Done with the paper, and severe lack of time. Just moved state, it’s my shooting (photo) season now, and hopefully starting a new job too. Will be on the Spill more now – as a listener if not a poster. Lots of photoediting to do, so will have time to listen to playlists.

      • I just had a look at this week’s topic – I sincerely hope someone put up the Youngbloods’ Get Together.

  4. Ah “J”, a good letter for me, lots of great stuff already picked I see….

    Jang Pil Soon – I want to talk to you ( superb Korean “folk” style artist, great album).
    George Jones – The Grand Tour ( simply heartbreaking, “Possum” at his best)
    The Jolly Boys – Take me back to Jamaica ( Need cheering up after that, who better ?)
    Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers ( Classic)
    Joy Division – She’s lost control ( bonk)
    Jesus and Mary Chain- Head on ( was the Pixies version better ? I don’t know !)
    Jitterin’ Jinn – Sunday ( Japanese Folkabilly with yodelling ! Loverly I think it’s about all the things you can do on a Sunday )
    Japanther – The Gravy ( short but very sweet)
    James – Sit down ( bit of an indie cliche , perhaps but it’s just so great !)
    Jan and Dean – Honolulu Lulu ( Queen of the surfer girls !)
    Joyside – Sunday Morning ( Chinese wonderpunks, more Sunday fun !)
    Joyside – I want beer ( yes, two from them, I am a tad obsessed by the band)
    Jandek – Nancy Sings ( about as “accessible” as Jandek gets).

    Link here http://tinyurl.com/nltc2et

  5. The hardest thing this week was not making a 13-track Bert Jansch playlist – I’ve compromised by letting him open and end the playlist.

    Jump to the playlist here!

    Bert Jansch – Blackwater Side
    Jefferson Airplane – Wooden Ships
    Janis Joplin – Piece Of my Heart
    Etta Jones – I Want A Little Boy
    Ella Johnson – No More Love
    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days 100 Nights
    The Jam – That’s Entertainment
    Joe Jackson – Different for Girls
    the Jayhawks – Hey Mr. Man
    Jethro Tull – A Song for Jeffrey
    Jack Johnson – Breakdown
    Nic Jones – Annachie Gordon
    Bert Jansch & Hope Sandoval – All This Remains

  6. Morning all.

    Early donds for Janis Joplin, Janet Jackson, The Jayhawks, Etta James, Rickie Lee Jones, Joy Division, James and Judas Priest, although in every single one of those cases, my song of choice would be different.

    If DsMam sees me do this, there will have to be a Jethro Tull song in there, but we’d disagree completely over which.

    My list, to appear this evening, will definitely include regular DsD asafaeraes from Joolz, Jumpin’ The Gunn, Jack, Damian Jurado, Sass Jordan and Japan.

  7. Torn between just donding Crimson and Clover, picking Monie Monie or – well, you’ll see below what I done did. Also tempted to choose both versions of She’s Lost Control just for the comparison. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie is of course the first rock & roll song along with about 500 others. The Jam only just made it as they were being chased by various Jacksons – Michael, Janet and Joe. Also by Jackie whose White Horses still sends me into another world as soon as I hear the intro.

    Bert Jansch – Angie
    Robert Johnson – Kind Hearted Woman Blues
    Jesus and Mary Chain – Never Understand
    Joy Division – Transmission
    James – Sit Down
    Tommy James – Crystal Blue Persuasion
    JAMMs – Downtown (Either side of the single)
    Etta James – These Foolish Things
    Grace Jones – She’s Lost Control
    Louis Jordan – Cho Choo Ch’Boogie
    Jilted John – Jilted John
    The Jam – Strange Town
    Janis Joplin – Piece Of My Heart

    severin’s J List

    • Apologies for the version of Transmission I posted including various talking head comments toward the end. I didn’t play it all the way through before putting it on the list. Now I have to work out how to put another version into the right slot on the list. Please feel free (if you play the thing) to skip Bono and others pontificating.

      • Found another version. Also one of Strange Town that is actually audible. Bit of juggling, putting tracks to the top of the list in turn but it’s back in order now.

  8. John Hammond did a fantastic documentary looking for Robert Johnson, who being dead wasn’t likely to be found. But it traced his roots and tried to find the real Willie Brown, and Lorreta or Bessie May .. who is name checked at the end of ‘Love in Vain’. Hammond found this ancient old lady and showed her the one photo of Johnson.. that’s him, she said. Then he asked if she’d heard his record – she had no idea that he’d ever made one. So she was on film hearing her ex-lover sing for the first time in 50 years .. what a moment
    So I pick that one
    Tull .. thick as a brick
    Priest rockarolla or somesuch
    J Geils first I look at the purse .. would prefer one with more harmonica but haven’t heard Full House for decades
    Japan ghosts
    Jam town called malice
    Grace Jones .. slave to he rythmn .. me fave dance track
    Joy Division love will tear us apart
    Elton’s crocodile rock .. not as good as c-rockers off the Spider kiddies show though – with a real (cartoon) crocodile singing

    • Now that you mention it, Thick as a Brick might have been my Tull pick. I forgot all about Robert Johnson – but as i first knew of him via Stones covers (and E*** C******), and supposedly all of the old recordings were on the wrong speed, i’m not sure i would have put one up anyway as i’m not sure what i was listening to. I still think the Stones kill it on Love in Vain (although it can go on a bit), so maybe i’d take Stop Breaking Down.

      Glad to see so many people put up Etta James. I did think of her, but couldn’t choose just one so i’ll blanket dond them all. Next life i’m going to be able to sing like that.

      • notice you didn’t pick any of mr Jagger’s solo work … even after his Live Aid performance with TIna
        going way back Joe walsh may have been in the James Gang .. can’t name a tune tho’

      • Joe Walsh was indeed in the James Gang – i can’t think of a specific tune either, but Carole put one up, and if Fintan was playing they woud have surely been on his list.

        And yes, Mick did occur to me, but not as any sort of a list contender!

        I did forget Howard Jones too, a not so guilty pleasure. What is Love, or Things Can Only Get Better. I think Suzi may like him too.

        I did think of Joy Division too, but i think the one you put up is the only one i know.

      • When bands split up, or members do solo projects, it’s always kind of interesting to see how it goes. Mick definitely needs Keith, Sting needed Andy and Stewart, as the Llama said, Morrissey and Marr were better together, but who woulda thunk that Plant didn’t really need Page, but Page needed Plant. And Neil Young didn’t need anybody.

  9. Robert Johnson – Crossroad
    The Jam – Away From the Numbers
    Joy Division – No Love Lost
    Joy Division – Transmission
    James – Sit Down
    JAMC – Sowing Seeds
    Jilted John – Jilted John
    Jackson 5 – ABC
    Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop til you get Enough
    Jackson Sisters – I Don’t Believe in Miracles
    Rick James – Big Time
    Howard Johnson – So Fine
    Al Jarreau – We’re in this Love Together

  10. Janis Joplin: Me & Bobby McGee
    The Jam: Going Underground
    James: Just Like Fred Astaire
    Johnny Boy: You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve
    Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon: Mr Tambourine Man
    The Jackson 5: The Love You Save
    Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
    Tom Jones: Thunderball
    Jesus & Mary Chain: Some Candy Talking
    Japan: I Second That Emotion
    Joy Division: Atmosphere
    Elton John: Daniel
    Jacky: White Horses

  11. Jaga Jazzist – Going Down
    Joy Division – Atmosphere
    Jandek – You Painted Your Teeth
    Jackie-O Motherfucker – Hey Mr. Sky
    Keith Jarrett – The Köln Concert (any part will do)
    Jarboe – Red
    Robert Johnson – Hellhound on my Trail

  12. Julian Joseph is probably the only new name I’ve got this week.
    But donds for at least one track each from Tull, Airplane, Jansch, Joe and Michael Jackson/J5, Janis, Dr John, and probably individual tracks from a few others (Jam, Joy Div…..)

  13. Barb Jungr – Fisherman’s Blues (thanks to Tatanka Yotanka);
    Damien Jurado – Ghost in the Snow – (thanks to ghe);
    Etta James – I Just Wanna Make Love To You – (for amylee, but not literally);
    Gary Jules & Michael Andrews – Mad World – (which I prefer to the original);
    Jamelia – Taxi – (no idea why I like this, but I do);
    Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit – (a classic);
    Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl – (a classic);
    Jethro Tull – One Brown Mouse – (because I couldn’t upload the God Rest Ye flute solo);
    Jethro Tull – Skating Away – (so many songs, so little space);
    Jo Jo Gunn – Run Run Run (insanely catchy, as Carole mentioned);
    Jon and Vangelis – State of Independence (a shoe-in, but I love it);
    Judas Priest – Breaking the Law (ridiculous, overblown and very enjoyable);
    Nic Jones – Canadee-I-O (a favourite)


  14. Left out Jessie J and Domino, which used to be one of Sam’s favourites and is still lurking in my ITunes – very catchy

  15. Just Like Honey The Jesus And Mary Chain
    Walking In The Rain Grace Jones
    Ocean Size Jane’s Addiction
    Soul Happy Hour The Jazz Butcher
    War on Want Johnny Boy
    Oxygen JJ72
    Check Out My New Jesus Joy Zipper
    Love Is Not Enough John & Jehn
    Surfin’ Coffin Japanther
    (You Shine) Brighter Than Light Joensuu 1685
    Great White Shark Johnny Hollow (it’s a band name not anyone from the groups name – so goes in here as Hollow is not a surname)
    Shadowplay Joy Division
    Filthy Names Jack


    • “Hollow is not a surname.” Tis in Finland! Hollow 0 ontto and Onttonen is a surname. Nice picks. I checked to see if you had The Jazz Butcher on there. A fine list.

      • oh; Hollow can be a surname – but it’s not the surname of anyone from the band – that’s why it’s in here not in H.

        Jazz Butcher has so many tracks I could have picked all could easily have been filled AND I still wouldn’t have thought of: The Word I Was Looking For – heehee.
        Must try and update all my tapes and records so I get to listen to more of his stuff while travelling around.

      • Travel and the Jazz Butcher do go together.

        When I saw the topic I thought I’ll do 13 Jazz Butcher tracks but I kind of got overwhelmed. There’s so much missing from yt, but still so much I have also forgotten. Word was one of those, even though I love my rollicking JB tracks.

        BTW. I think I’ll do a post of some of the stuff I’ve been listening to lately but there will also be a wileburning blog post as well. Maybe even a cheap and nasty guide to Swedish post-rock and indie!

      • Ah! The mash-up moniker would have to change – burningsara perhaps? Hmmm, sounds like a 70’s voodoo porno that. I nearly started posting here as my porn name (name of first pet and street you grew up on) which would be Penny Queen. My co-star (mr.m) would be Scooby Manchester ha!

      • Penny Queens. Now that sounds like a band that specialises in the sounds of sleaze. Or maybe I’ll use that as my moniker name when I DJ on the legendary free side!

      • Or fuelflagrante! That sounds sleazy enough for the legendary free side. Which reminds me – Brash And Vulgar ace album. Pick A Trick would be the tune for Penny Queens methinks.
        Yes I’ve heard about that mystery disc included. There’s another 2 of them out there too.

        Shane – enjoyed your Elastic J’s. Like a double-sided C90 tape made for a bendy girl called Jill or Jane or Jean or Jacquie. Side B was my favourite. Jill Jones and Jean Jacques Smoothie tres cool! Jah Screechy a great choice and think I’m going to be singing Jane & Barton’s ‘It’s A Fine Day’ all day now. Cheers x

  16. So many of my first choice J’s have been nabbed so blanket noms for The Jam, Jet, Jethro Tull, Robert Johnson and specific donds for James – Sit Down, Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit, Jacky – White Horses and Joan Jett.

    Now I’m in a Jam as to what to come up with for my J-List.

    Back later.

  17. every conversation – the june brides
    you know – jj
    line of fire – junip
    for lenny’s own pleasure – joy zipper
    another boy drowning – matt johnson
    hymn from a village – james
    nights of wine and roses – japandroids
    leaders of men – joy division
    thumbscrews – the jesus lizard
    been caught stealing – jane’s addiction
    kill surf city – jesus and mary chain
    down in the tube station.. – the jam
    the throw – jagwar ma


  18. These are in no sensible order, and I don’t have the time for doing a youtube playlist when some of these aren’t on YT:

    Janet Jackson – Black Cat
    JJ rocked out by numbers, but goddamn I loved it!
    Sass Jordan – Ugly
    Sass with a mid-career WTF?! album which is STILL a DsD Desert Island Disc.
    Juliette And The Licks – Coming Around
    I know it messes with both chronology & art vs. real-life, but I’ve always imagined that J&tL is what Ms. Lewis did after Kate left Seth, but before Mallory met Mickey!
    Jesu – Stanlow
    Ex-Napalm Death & Godflesh man finally found a sound that got past my defences.
    Jars Of Clay – Crazy Times
    Because it’s the wrong time of year to pick Christmas For Cowboys.
    Judas Priest – Beyond The Realms Of Death
    Because it’s in my head as a RR nom this week.
    Joolz – Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know
    A fixture in my life since I was a student drinking in the same local as Ms. Denby.
    Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
    I was never a JD fan, but this is a my-generation bonafide classic.
    Jack – Nico’s Children
    One of the first tunes I “found” via a magazine covermount CD.
    Jumpin’ The Gunn – Shades Of Blue
    A brilliant, brilliant blues rocker.
    Joan As Police Woman – Myrrhman
    One of the highpoints of the Spirit Of Talk Talk covers LP.
    Damian Jurado – Bad Dreams
    DJ is probably the J artist I could best do a whole list from.
    Rickie Lee Jones – Last Chance Texaco
    Zedded by me & Dave Simpson in RRSA Brands. I could easily do a RLJ 13 too.

    Christ! 1am and I’ve still got work to do before bed ahead of tomorrow.

  19. An A and a B-list for J!

    THE JAZZ BUTCHER – The Human Jungle (extended mix)
    Joy Division – Decades
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Sidewalking (Extended)
    James – Sit Down (Live G-Mex Manchester 1990)
    The Jam – Beat Surrender
    The Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes
    Linda Jones – A Last Minute Miracle
    Rozetta Johnson ~ Mine Was Real
    Is It Because I Am Black? – Syl Johnson
    Jungle Brothers – Brain
    Love Movin’ – J-Dilla featuring Black Thought
    Jaylib & Talib Kweli – Raw Shit
    Javelin – Lindsay Brohan
    Joy Zipper – Check Out My New Jesus
    Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
    Joensuu 1685, (You Shine) Brighter Than Light
    Rick James – Super Freak
    Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
    Millie Jackson – All the way lover
    J.Rocc – Secondhand Sureshot
    The Jazz Butcher – The Word I Was Looking For (Yeah! I would’ve A-listed it.)

  20. Well the problem with being late to the party is that you don’t get the jammiest dodger in the packet of mixed biscuits.

    So where to Start! as several of my first choices from The Jam have been snaffled?

    But We Didn’t Start The Fire, Billy Joel did and I’m a little surprised that he hasn’t cropped up in anyone’s lists. Brilliant song cataloging the ‘historical and cultural’ events of the 20th century.

    Very few Elton John noms this week; not a fan by any measure but love Nikita

    My Jet tune got half ‘inched early on so as I said here’s that other classic from them Cold Hard Bitch

    So from a “Cold Hard Bitch” to Good Hearted Woman and some classic country from Waylon Jennings.

    My tune in The Middle is a bit of light teenage American rock from Jimmy Eat World.

    First of my Jethro Tull tunes; I love Broadsword and the Beast as an album and my pick is Seal Driver I’ll be back with another classic from Tull in 12th position.

    Robert Johnson has been well covered this week so I’ll go for someone Standing At The Crossroads it’s this great blues tune from a contemporary of RJ: Elmore James

    Couldn’t have a list of J’s without Tom Jones even though I’m picking a cover from his duets album: You Need Love Like I Do with Heather Small, great mix of voices.

    Some American AOR and Journey, not the overplayed one but a pick from my Sunday Sequence about assassins: it’s Dead or Alive

    You didn’t really think I wasn’t going to choose a Robert Johnson track. As you might have guessed from my avatar I like Zep, in fact I like Zep a lot but I was frankly surprised when I first heard Travelling Riverside Blues to find that the ‘inspiration’ for The Lemon Song was this classic blues tune.

    My second nomination and a classic from Tull Songs From The Wood.

    One of the flowers in the last song is the quintessential English Rose. It’s another one from The Jam.

    That’s my alternate Jam sarnie with the Jam on the outside neatly wrapped around my selection of Jayz

  21. jumpin’

    J-Rocc – Stay Fresh
    Marge Joseph – You Better Know It
    Jungle Fire – Firewalker
    Jazz Defektors – Another Star
    Jung Collective – So You Said
    Jay Dee (ft Frank-N-Dank) – Take Them Clothes Off
    Jungle Brothers – I’m In Love With Indica
    Don Julian & The Larks – Shorty The Pimp
    Judge Suds & The Soul Detergents – The (Rockin’) Courtroom
    Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon – Breakin` Down the Walls of Heartache
    Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here (Kenny Dope Remix)
    Kenny Jammin Jason – Can U Dance
    JMJ & Richie – Free La Funk (PFM Remix)
    James – Come Home
    Joy Division – Leaders of Men
    Jaylib & Talib Kweli – Raw Shit
    Just-Ice – Going Way Back

    Thanks for nice link in advance Shane love

  22. first track is from the composer Paul Robinson and I just adore the vocals – not on yootoob:

    The Triadic Riddles of Water Juice

    Then a truly alternative (or normal depending on taste) take on J’z:
    bring out the J’s: B LIST

    Violet Blue Jill Jones (you can feel Prince all over this)
    Symbol in my Driveway Jack Johnson
    Burn The Beat The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu
    Citizens Josef K
    Walk And Skank Jah Screechy
    It’s a Fine Day (A Guy Called Gerald Mix) Jane & Barton
    2 People (Mirwais Original Radio Edit) Jean Jacques Smoothie
    Burning Your House Down The Jim Jones Revue
    Perfect Blue Sky Junkie XL Feat. Robert Smith
    They Jem
    Like A Child Junior Boys
    Concrete Schoolyard Jurassic 5
    I’ll House You Jungle Brothers
    It’s Grim Up North London (Full Moon Scientist Remix 2) The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

  23. Hmm..Js seem to lend themselves to surnames rather than band names….made it a bit of a struggle for me as I prefer bands. Here goes:

    Japanther – Bumpin’ Rap Tapes
    Jumbo – We Come In Pieces
    Jun Skywalker – Aruiteikou
    Robert Johnson – Come On In My Kitchen
    Keith Jarrett – I’ll second any part of the Koln concert
    Daniel Johnston – No More Pushing Joe Around
    Jawbone – Hi-De-Hi
    Jonny – Uncle Fucker
    Jam – Eton Rifles
    Juggling Jugglars – Aliens
    Julie Ruin – I Wanna Know What Love Is
    The Julie Ruin – Run Fast

    • I’ve just noticed that’s only twelve….as I’ve got an old Alec Empire record on the turntable as I’m writing this (it’s “Hypermorden Jazz 2000.5” since you ask and is very good and surprisingly subdued for a Digital Hardcore release!), let’s have something similar:

      Jew Funk – No Piss, No Fun – blistering digital breakbeat noise about piss sex….in your face Hidden Cameras…..hmm…maybe that’s not the best expression for that one….!

      • I’m sure I’ve mentioned this story to you before – but in 2004 when Hidden Cameras released the Mississauga Goddama album my friend was interviewing them for German radio in Hamburg – I was invited along to simplify the language if anything confusing cropped up – the conversation turned to an innocent “what is the song ‘I Want Another Enema’ about? – Joel answered in an interestingly enigmatic way and they both looked at me to simplify the reply.
        Being 100% embarrassingly English I can’t remember anything about what I did or said at that point – but I drank copious amounts of beer and partied nonstop for the next 24hrs to try and reduce the colour in my blushing face.

  24. J
    What was with calling Johns Jack (Growing up I thought Jack and John F Kennedy were two different people). We sure don’t need more J choices this week. Dropped

    John FullbrightForgotten Flowers: Plainspoken young un with a brimming heart and a sharp pen. He’s just getting started folks – watch out.
    Jimmy McGriffD.B. Blues: Hammond jazz master.
    JBsGiving Up Food For Funk: Breakin bread, passing the peas …James Brown’s band sure ate well. But music came first, apparently
    Songs: Ohia (aka) Jason MolinaDidn’t It Rain (w Scout Niblett): Why do so many of the great talents have to go so young?
    Jets To BrazilOrange Rhyming Dictionary: Blake Schwarzenbach has influenced more records than he’s sold 🙂
    Jessie WareWhat You Won’t Do For Love: ‘Modern R&B’ can be quality and chart
    Joshua BellAppalachia Waltz (Ma, O’Connor, Meyer): Doing for the violin what Yo-Yo Ma did for the cello
    Josh WhiteSt James Infirmary (Armstrong cover): A usually overlooked old J-initialled bluesman
    Justin Townes EarleWon’t Be The Last Time: Pretty unique voice (in diff ways) for a guy with so many namesakes
    John MurryThe Ballad of the Pajama Kid: From one of the great confessional albums of all time
    Jason IsbellCover Me Up: Heart on sleeve. Masterful piece of intimacy
    Joe BonamassaAthens To Athens: Joe invents his own roots genre

  25. Tardy J’s. Just back from Graduation trip & basking in eldest’s achievements – 2 degrees, Highest Honors & prize for best research project:

    Joy Division (14)
    James (8)
    Damien Jurado (8)
    Jam (6)
    Jesus & Mary Chain (6)
    Nicolas Jaar (5)
    Andrew Jackson Jihad (3)
    Jane’s Addiction (3)
    Junip (3)
    Japandroids (2)
    Jawbone (2)
    Beth Jeans Houghton (2)
    Jurassic 5 (2)

    • must be in the ‘genes’ would work so much better here if it was J for Genes.

      certainly not a dunce** – congrats to eldest and proud parents whom obviously should take most of the glory.

      ** D’s are up on elastic bands.

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