The Perlich Post

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrating Mother's Day with the video for "Courage" by MC Abdominal and his mom Sharon Singer along with a Ted Talk. 

R.I.P. Brazilian soul great Cassiano, 1943-2021

Sadly, Genival Cassiano dos Santos who had been suffering from lung problems, passed away at a hospital in Rio. He was 77.

Watch Robert Finley's video for "Sharecropper's Son"

"Sharecropper's Son" is the title track off Robert Finley's new Dan Auerbach-produced album out May 21st via Easy Eye Sound. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Happy Birthday Mary Lou Williams!

Remembering the great Mary Lou Williams on her day with the long versions of "Credo" & "Joycie" 

Flatlanders preview new album with "Sittin' On Top Of The World"

The Flatlanders' Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore return with Treasure of Love July 9th. Pre-order it right here.

Anderson .Paak vs. Harvey & The Phenomenals

Notice any similarity between Harvey & The Phenomenals' funk gem "Soul & Sunshine and Anderson .Paak's "Come Down"?

Friday, May 7, 2021

Calexico, Steve Wynn & pals salute Chris Cacavas on his 60th

The Chris Cacavas 60: Songs From The Fans tribute album is now available on Bandcamp – check the link below.

Here's the scoop...

Cinco de Mayo, May 5 Chris Cacavas was turning 60. For the occasion, to celebrate this wonderful musician, songwriter and dear friend I asked some music friends, awesome artists and bands if they wanted to record one song each from Chris´amazing catalogue. 

And here we have 18 tracks from Calexico, Chris Eckman, Howe Gelb, Steve Wynn, Stephen McCarthy, Russ Tolman, Pat Thomas (who released Chris´first solo album Chris Cacavas & Junkyard Love – produced by Steve Wynn – 1988 on his label Heyday Records), Edward Abbiati (Italy), Dustbowl (Athens, Greece), The ACC (Italy), J Shogren (Centennial, Wyoming), Jonathan Segel (Californian ex-pat living in Blackeberg, Stockholm), Lars Cleveman (world famous Swedish opera tenor), Pete Funk (Karlsruhe) and Stv Gar and Jane-e (Chris´ friends from Langesteinbach, Karlsruhe), The Plastic Pals, The Earthquake Serfers (Håkan ”Hawk” Soold + Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher from Camper Van Beethoven) and Håkan ”Hawk” Soold.  

On April 8th I got the mastered tracks from Rainer Lolk (who engineered the 2013 Plastic Pals album Turn The Tide, produced by Cacavas) in Ludwigsburg, Germany. And I can´t stop listening to the songs. And I can´t stop crying when I listen to them. I can´t believe this is really happening. I can´t believe I am part of this. 

Now you can be part of it too by buying the CD or a digital download of the album right here. Welcome aboard and join in the Chris Cacavas 60 celebrations! Hope you´ll enjoy it! – Hawk (The Plastic Pals) 

Adds Steve Wynn...

The cat is out of the bag.  A bunch of us did covers of songs by our pal and musical cohort Chris Cacavas to time with his 60th birthday last Wednesday.   It was done in secret and Chris didn’t know until the day it was released.  It came out great and today would be a great day to pick it up since it’s the usual first Friday of the month where Bandcamp waives their fees and 100% of the proceeds on this record are going to Chris himself.  You’d be doing a serious solid for a great and very talented guy who hasn’t had the chance to ply his trade on the road for well over a year.   

That’s a good enough reason to buy it today but you’d also be doing yourself a favor because it’s some mighty fine listening—tracks by Calexico, Howe Gelb, Pat Thomas, Russ Tolman, Stephen McCarthy, one from me (with help from Linda Pitmon and Jason Victor) and many more.  Happy 6-0, CC!

Chris Cacavas 60: Songs From The Fans
1. Calexico – Just Do Something 
2. The Earthquake Serfers – California (Into The Ocean)
3. Steve Wynn – Drivin´ Misery 
4. Jonathan Segel – World’s A Mess 
5. Stephen McCarthy – E-Z Living 
6. The Plastic Pals – Truth 
7. Edward Abbiati – Dream Of Me 
8. Chris Eckman – Winter´s Fallin´
9. J Shogren – Who´s Your Whore 
10. Lars Cleveman – Tell Me Everything 
11. Håkan "Hawk" Soold – Song For The Fan 
12. The ACC – Disappear 
13. Pat Thomas – Wrecking Yard 
14. Dustbowl – Better Days
15. Russ Tolman – No Roses Red 
16. Stv Gar and Jane-e – Perfect Show
17. Pete Funk – I Like Lyle Lovett 
18. Howe Gelb – Pale Blonde Hell 

Watch an interview with Chris Cacavas for Later Days and his performance of "Pale Blonde Hell" below.