Liner Notes: A Wintery Mix 2017

Meh. In a word, that’s how my 2017 can be summarized. It was a year of transition, from one job to another. It was a year of endurance, as I completed my first New York City Marathon. It was a year of survival, as we escaped our burning vehicle unscathed. But through it all, music was my companion…. sometimes my comfort, other times my inspiration. This collection, which represents my favorite music discovered during the past year, shines despite any doldrums I may have experienced. Hopefully you’ll find several tracks you like, and perhaps some artists you might not otherwise hear. Please check out their other work; this sampling is only a small taste of their respective talents.

This year’s compilation is dedicated to my husband Victor, who stood by me while I was unemployed four months in between jobs. Who was my cheerleader along the entire NYC marathon course. Who saved lives getting us (me & our two dogs) out of our burning car without physical injury. Needless to say, he’s a keeper.

Sit back and enjoy this year’s collection. Thanks for listening, and here’s hoping 2018 is more…um…exciting.
xo, jr

A WINTERY MIX 2017

  1. Bridge over Troubled Water – Artists for Grenfell
  2. Nothing Left for You Sam Smith
  3. I Don’t Think About You Kelly Clarkson

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  1. Love Me – Forest Blakk
  2. Rainbow – Ke$ha
  3. Dawn of a New Day Levi Kreis

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  1. The World is MIND – KRS-One
  2. Catch & Release (Deepend Remix) Matt Simons
  3. If all I was was Black Mavis Staples

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  1. Water Guns – Todrick Hall featuring Jordin Sparks
  2. Don’t Call – Lost Kings
  3. Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

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  1. Honor – DJ Cassidy featuring Grace & Lil Yachty
  2. All with You – Ha Ha Tonka
  3. No Roots – Alice Merton

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  1. Feel it Still Portugal. The Man
  2. Deeper – Riton x MNEK x The House Gospel Choir
  3. Favorite Liar The Wrecks

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Liner Notes: A Wintery Mix 2016

My “child” has become a teenager…YIKES! Lucky year 13 for this annual compilation, which represents my favorite music discovered during the past year. Hopefully you’ll find several tracks you like, and perhaps some artists you might not otherwise hear. Please check out their other work…this sampling is just the tip of the iceberg of their respective talents.

This year’s compilation is dedicated to my six siblings who attended my wedding this year. They come from far & wide to show their support for their baby brother who finally tied the knot. Some of them – or their children – also played integral roles in the ceremony & reception. We couldn’t have done it without them, and it wouldn’t have been nearly as enjoyable without them.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this year’s collection…and perhaps you’ll also want to do a little jig. Thanks for listening, and best wishes for 2017!
xo, jr

A WINTERY MIX 2016

  1. Never Come HomeRobbie Fulks
  2. Small World Idina Menzel
  3. Hands (A Song for Orlando) – Various Artists

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  1. Rise Up – Andra Day
  2. Surprise Yourself – Jack Garratt
  3. How Many Times Eryn Allen Kane

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  1. Brother – Sam Trump featuring Add-2
  2. Never Forget You – Zara Larsson & MNEK
  3. Nice Dreams – Son Little

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  1. Highs & Lows – Emeli Sandé
  2. This is Your Night – The Flat Five Chicago
  3. You Were Right – RÜFÜS DU SOL

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  1. Time – The Knocks
  2. Stevie Knows – Olly Murs
  3. Desire Years & Years

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  1. Kill the Lights – Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy
  2. Empty Threat – CHVRCHES
  3. Love is Free Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique featuring Maluca

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What’s New & Hot in Music?… Margo Price

Genre: Country / Honky tonk / Singer-songwriter
Origin: Nashville > Tennessee > US
Websitemargoprice.net

Midwest Farmer's Daughter - Margo Price (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

Midwest Farmer’s Daughter – Margo Price (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Mat Zo

Genre: Electro-bass / Garage / Drum & bass
Origin: London > England > UK
Websitematzomusic.com

Self Assemble - Mat Zo (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

Self Assemble – Mat Zo (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Night Moves

Genre: Electro-country / Space rock / Folk rock
Origin: Minneapolis > Minnesota > US
Websitenightmovesmpls.com

Pennied Days - Night Moves (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

Pennied Days – Night Moves (US release: 25 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Hælos

Genre: Dark euphoria / Electro-soul / Dance
Origin: London > England > UK
Websitehaelos.com

Full Circle - Hælos (US release: 18 MAR 2016)

Full Circle – Hælos (US release: 18 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… The Bonnevilles

Genre: Garage punk / Blues-rock
Origin: Lurgan > Northern Ireland > UK
Websitethebonnevilles.co.uk

Arrow Pierce my Heart - The Bonnevilles (US release: 18 MAR 2016)

Arrow Pierce my Heart – The Bonnevilles (US release: 18 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Calum Graham

Genre: Acoustic guitar / Singer-songwriter
Origin: High River > Alberta > Canada
Websitecalumgraham.com

Tabula Rasa - Calum Graham (US release: 07 MAR 2016)

Tabula Rasa – Calum Graham (US release: 07 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Lucius

Genre: Indie pop-rock / Folk-pop
Origin: Brooklyn > New York > US
Websiteilovelucius.com

Good Grief - Lucius (US release: 11 MAR 2016)

Good Grief – Lucius (US release: 11 MAR 2016)

What’s New & Hot in Music?… Brian Fallon

Genre: Heartland rock / Singer-songwriter
Origin: Red Bank > New Jersey > US
Websitethebrianfallon.tumblr.com

Painkillers - Brian Fallon (US release: 11 MAR 2016)

Painkillers – Brian Fallon (US release: 11 MAR 2016)