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PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

With this feature we get to play DJ and share some of our favorite music. Hopefully PJ Lifestyle readers will gain some new favorite songs and artists as a result. Current DJ starting 2/8/2014: Chris Queen. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisQueen and tweet your picks to him. Image courtesy shutterstock.com/hxdbzxy
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By Request: Bud Powell, ‘How High The Moon’

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Here’s another request from Allston:

Hi, Chris – per the request of another user, I have decided that my musical requests will also include some background on the artist.  I hope that will generate some discussions, as well as an appreciation of the music.

From Wikipedia -

Jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe, whose music was influenced by Bud Powell, said in an interview with All About Jazz:

“Bud Powell is the most important pianist in jazz and one of the most underrated because he spent over a third of his life in mental and medical hospitals. He was beaten by the police when he was twenty and he never fully recovered from that beating and as a result, he suffered pain and had to take drugs to alleviate the pain. So he never fully recovered from that and in spite of that, he created a whole lot of wonderful music.

He was really the first guy, before Bud Powell, pianists were playing boom, chuck in the left hand and a lot of melodic figures in the right hand that tended to be arpeggios. But with Bud Powell,

Bud Powell was imitating Charlie Parker. So Bud was the first pianist to take Charlie Parker’s language and adapt it successfully to the piano. That’s why he is the most important pianist in music today because everybody plays like that now.”

Enjoy “How High The Moon.”

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Van Morrison Unplugged: ‘I Shall Sing’

Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

The original, ska-influenced track is the best, but this unplugged live take on “I Shall Sing” by the great Van Morrison is wonderful. I hope you like is as much as I do.

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Maria McKee, ‘The Way Young Lovers Do’

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

I suppose I’m on a Maria McKee kick lately. Here’s one more – her cover of Van Morrison‘s “The Way Young Lovers Do.” Enjoy!

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Maria McKee, ‘Sweetest Child’

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Here’s another one from Maria McKee. Enjoy “Sweetest Child.”

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Maria McKee, ‘Show Me Heaven’

Friday, August 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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I much prefer the mix on her Greatest Hits collection, but here’s Maria McKee‘s “Show Me Heaven.”

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Animotion, ‘Let Him Go’

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Here’s a semi-obscure 80′s tune that recently got stuck in my head. Check out “Let Him Go” by Animotion.

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The Producers, ‘She Sheila’

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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My friend Chris Thomas reminded me of this shamefully obscure New Wave band from Atlanta. I hadn’t heard this song in years! Check out “She Sheila” by The Producers.

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By Request: Bachman-Turner Overdrive, ‘Looking Out For Number One’

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Allston’s back with another great request – here’s BTO‘s “Looking Out For Number One.”

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RIP: Robin Williams Covers ‘Come Together’

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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By Request: Flash And The Pan, ‘Walking In The Rain’

Monday, July 28th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Here’s another request from Allston. Check out Flash And The Pan with “Walking In The Rain.”

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Tony Terry, ‘Forever Yours’

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Here’s another random musical memory. Enjoy “Forever Yours” by Tony Terry.

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By Request: Talk Talk, ‘Life’s What You Make It’

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Allston is back with another request. Here’s “Life’s What You Make It” by Talk Talk.

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Edie Brickell, ‘Another Woman’s Dream’

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Edie Brickell’s wonderful Picture Perfect Morning album came out. Here’s “Another Woman’s Dream” from that record.

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By Request: Curtis Mayfield, ‘Move On Up’

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Here’s another great request from Allson: Curtis Mayfield‘s “Move On Up.”

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Band Of Horses, ‘Laredo’

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Enjoy an upbeat tune from one of my favorite bands, Band of Horses. Here’s “Laredo.”

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By Request: Sigur Ros, ‘Samskeyti’

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Here’s a request from our very own David Swindle with a hat tip to PJ’s managing editor Aaron Hanscom. Check out “Samskeyti” by Sigur Ros.

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By Request: Pat Metheny, ‘Last Train Home’

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Michael Wudtke sent in this request: “I’ve listened to Pat Metheny since the late 70s and seen the band live a couple of times. Here they are with ‘Last Train Home.’ Enjoy.”

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By Request: Little Feat, ‘Red Streamliner’

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Here’s another request from Allston. Enjoy “Red Streamliner” by Little Feat.

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By Request: Jr. Walker & The All Stars, ‘I Ain’t Going Nowhere’

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

Markham Pyle writes in with a great request for “a superb little number that is Carolina beach music here & Northern Soul in the UK.” Here’s “I Ain’t Going Nowhere” by Jr. Walker & The All Stars.

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By Request: Todd Agnew, ‘In The Middle Of Me’

Friday, July 18th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Michael Wudtke writes in: “Todd Agnew is a Christian artist who has a blues/folks slant to things.” Check out “In The Middle Of Me.”

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By Request: The Flying Lizards, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Michael Wudtke shared this request: “Digging through my 45s, I came across this old gem. Who remembers The Flying Lizards?” Here’s a reminder: their take on “Money (That’s What I Want).” Enjoy!

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By Request: Blood Sweat & Tears, ‘I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know’

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Philip Winsor requested some classic Blood Sweat & Tears. Here’s “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.”

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Screaming Trees, ‘Nearly Lost You’

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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I heard this song for the first time in a long time the other day, and it brought back a lot of memories. Check out “Nearly Lost You” by Screaming Trees.

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By Request: Blue Cheer, ‘Summertime Blues’

Monday, July 14th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight

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Michael Wudtke writes about his request, “This was covered by many people. The original is still the best.” Enjoy Blue Cheer’s version of “Summertime Blues.”

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