The High Strung “What A Difference A Day Makes”

All you have to do is appreciate a long weird intro to find yourself in a jangly guitar, retro-pop song. “What A Difference A Day Makes,” by The High Strung is this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner. These Michigan lads have quite a history and this track is from their CD, Soap.

The High Strung
“What A Difference A Day Makes” (download mp3)
from “Soap”
(PaperThin Records)
“What A Difference A Day Makes” (play)

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Count Slowly and the 4 Twenties – R.A.D.I.O.

This week’s winner is a “Retro-Frat-Rocker” waxing poetic about the joys of radio. This song, “R.A.D.I.O”  from true-rock survivors, Count Slowly and the 4 Twenties, captures that bye gone innocent era when radio was the hippest entertainment device in the western world. Check it out, Count Slowly is truly a giant in recorded music.

from “MP3 Jackpot Winners”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
Count Slowly and the 4 Twenties – “R.A.D.I.O.” (play/download mp3)
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Hezekiah Jones, “Mind Malaise”

I found this week’s winner of the MP3 Jackpot at Superfan2011.com. This uber-music fan has found a song a day for over two years now.  Philadelphia’s Hezekiah Jones’ song “Mind Malaise” is just that, and is well worth a download.

Hezekiah Jones
“Mind Malaise” (download mp3)
from “Have You Seen Our New Fort?”
(Yer Bird Records)
“Mind Malaise” (play)

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The Hot Toddies – “Keep on Runnin’ (The Vampire Song)”

This week the MP3 Jackpot posts The Hot Toddies. Their MP3, “Keep On  Running (The Vampire Song),” is this week’s winner. A well crafted song with a slight retro flavor.

The Hot Toddies
“Keep on Runnin’ (The Vampire Song)” (download mp3)
from “Get Your Heart On”
(Asian Man Records)
“Keep on Runnin’ (The Vampire Song)” (play)

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Kid Dakota – “Crossing Fingers”

This week’s winner of the MP3 Jackpot “Crossing Fingers” is a classic betrayal song. Kid Dakota – really from Minnesota – makes this sad tale work musically.

Kid Dakota
“Crossin’ Fingers” (download mp3)
from “So Pretty”
(Chairkickers Union Music)
“Crossin’ Fingers” (play)

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Jack Johnson – “Flake”

This week’s winner of the MP3Jackpot is the eco-friendly Jack Johnson. His MP3, “One Was a Lie,” is truly worthy, as well as helping Jack with his green projects.

Jack Johnson
“Flake” (download mp3)
from “Brushfire Fairytales (Bonus version)”
(Everloving Inc.)
“Flake” (play)

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Sex 4 Moderns, “Penetrating Love Ray”

Let’s end 2010 with some unbelievable guitar work from Sex 4 Moderns.  You can just feel that “Penetrating Love Ray” from this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner.

Sex 4 Moderns
“Penetrating Love Ray” (download mp3)
from “Sex 4 Moderns”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
“Penetrating Love Ray” (play)

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Damone – “Revolution”

Some refreshing retro from Boston’s Damone. Raw guitars and big vocals distinguish this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner “Revolution.” Enjoy!

Damone
“Revolution!” (download mp3)
from “adidas / MLS Represent – Rock The Pitch”
(Adidas/MLS)
Revolution! (play)

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Rufus Thomas – “Ugly Like Me”

Rufus Thomas, the man who brought you “Walking The Dog,” is at it again. “Ugly Like Me” is this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner. Old school funk, R&B at is best – including a life lesson from Mr. Thomas.

Rufus Thomas
“Ugly Like Me” (download mp3)
from “Ugly Like Me”
(LocoBop)
“Ugly Like Me” (play)

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