What the L, lets have a playlist

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letter L.

LabelleLady Marmelade: Voulez vous dancez in the discotheque avec moi, ce soir?
Abbey LincolnBrother, Can You Spare A Dime?: Her two gifts: singing and social activism
Little FeatCold, Cold, Cold: Bonnie Raitt makes a great band celestial
Austin LucasAlone In Memphis: Found under hard roots in the Glossary
Lifter PullerI Like The Lights: I’ve tapped Craig Finn for F (Finn), L (Lifter), and H (Hold Steady). I’m an admirer, ok?
LissieTo Ramona: Dylan wrote this for her to sing. It’s about Baez and Lissie wasn’t even born yet, but whatevs
Louisiana Funky Butts Brass BandLes Bon Temps Rouler: Chosen for the name? Moi?
Peggy LeeFever: Pop perfection
David LindleyTwist and Shout: Music needs more gifted eccentrics
Mary Lou LordHis Indie World: Evoking memories of Jill Sobule is a very good thing
Ray LamontagneGod Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise: Nose singer, but with such feeling
Jim LauderdaleJanis Jones: Who wants him picking on their album? EVERYBODY
Loretta Lynn (w Jack White) Portland Oregon: Jack endeavouring to reinvent all music genres
Low$20: Sublime lo-fi

I tried not to be ZZZ-inducing, X-rated or Qutsie with this week’s letter-inspired playlist

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letters X,Q or Z.


Mike ZitoThe Dead Of Night: A top modern bluesmen
Natalia ZukermanLittle Bird: Great guitar; angelic, Raittish voice
Quaker City Night HawksFox in the Hen House: New 70s southern rock
QueenKeep Yourself Alive: My first stereo record! The guitar going between speakers delaying me learning there were not miniature people inside
Quiet LonerThe First To Fall: aka UK’s Matt Hill. On the funeral of a friend who committed suicide l, from his 2010 five-star thoughtful folk album Spectrology.
Sam QuinnSuite Motown: Everybodyfields still going strong solo
Warren ZevonExcitable Boy: No one sounded more like a novelty act and was one.
XYour Phone’s Off The Hook, But You’re Not: What a debut by a great overall band. Gotta have punk the week the last Ramone dies
XX: Whatever their sound is, it’s gripping and rousing.
ZazDans Ma Rue: What’s she saying? Je suis un personne ne pas savoir; it sounds a bit naughty and so, so Parisian. *rouges*
ZombiesTobacco Road: Classic British Invasion cover of John Loudermilk classic
ZZ Top & John Lee HookerBoom Boom: A perfect blues rock pairing

This ‘letter H’ playlist is a handsome family of songs. And that’s no horse feathers

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letter H.

Its a max of 13, and I could have done all legends -  Billie Holiday, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Rosa Henderson, Slim Harpo, Son House, John Lee Hooker, W C Handy, Mississippi John Hurt … Merle Haggard. But I didn’t :)

Shall we have a letter-based playlist this week? OK, votes are in and the ‘I’s have it

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letter I.

The letters U and V? This week’s playlist challenge could be polarizing

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letters U and V

This week’s playlist brought to you by the letter F. It’s a Feisty one

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letter F, so I F and did one.

This week’s playlist brought to you by the letter E

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This week’s Spill blog letter challenge asks for an eclectic mix of songs by bands and singers who start with the letter E. Here’s my bakErs’ dozEn:

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