Fever

Friday morning, after a week of 80 degrees plus temperatures here in NYC, the weather report is “Fever.”

Not a song I have ever liked, but Allison Young’s vocals are a revelation, and Josh Turner’s guitar arrangement is ridiculously great.

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Here, There And Everywhere: Josh Turner

Monday morning, shoes off, no one beats Josh Turner when it comes to arranging Beatles songs on acoustic guitar . Paul McCartney once said it was the one song that John Lennon had ever complimented him on writing.

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“I Wonder How Your Engine Feels”

Monday morning, Josh Turner and his mucho-talented friends steal a lesser-known Simon and Garfunkel song, “Baby Driver,” and joyride.

Keyboard – Adam Saxe, Vocal – Taylor Bloom, Vocal – Ben Cooley (with the grey hat), Guitar – Josh Turner, Bass – Marc Encabo, Percussion – Bob Sale

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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

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When Steve Stills sung this paean to his about-to-be-ex, Judy Collins, it was one of the most audacious and brilliant love songs from a 60s folk rock band. This cover, by Josh Turner on six string guitar, Tanner Walter on 12 string guitar and Myles Pinder on the high parts, is frighteningly good.

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The Ballad of Rocky Raccoon

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Monday morning, Carson McKee, Reina del Cid, Josh Turner and Toni Lindgren make the most of their hotel room with their performance of the Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon.”  Make sure to stay for the blooper outtake at the end.

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Heart Of The Country

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Josh Turner and friends cover the Paul McCartney ditty from the Ram album. I really enjoyed the extended banjo, fiddle, bass, and drum chorus at the end. And how the heck does Josh do that video editing, keeping all the audio in synch?

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Get Your Plane Right On Time

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It’s not enough that Josh Turner plays perfect guitar and the best Paul Simon covers you’ll ever hear, but the freakin’ guy actually does the Artie Garfunkel part for “Only Living Boy In New York” as well. Just amazing.

The reverb is courtesy of a tunnel in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. And stay tuned for the announcement after the song. Wish I could hop on a plane.

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Heaven’s Door

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I’ve posted a great Dylan version of this song on the blog previously, but Monday morning I’m posting this one too, because it’s very good, and we’re all looking over our shoulders these days.

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Dooley!

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Monday morning, moon and monkeyshines as the family that stills together, trills together.

Josh Turner, Carson McKee, Reina del Cid, and Toni Lindgren with some pretty great banjo, guitar, and mandolin plucking.

Moonlight In Vermont

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One of my favorite standards as whisky-in-hand performed by Messrs. McKee and Turner on the rooftop of Josh’s apartment. Dig the passing subway.

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The Weight

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Monday morning the signal goes out and Josh Turner’s friends and family from around the country check in to sing this wonderful version of The Weight. That’s Josh’s dad and mom in the opening lines. Great work by Josh on putting the video together.

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Morse Code: Reina Del Cid And Josh Turner

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Nice to find this song on YouTube—Reina and Josh sung it at their recent NYC engagement, and I thought it was a wonderfully smart piece of songwriting by Reina. Of course, Josh provides his usual tasteful musicianship to the performance.

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Stuck In The Middle With You

 

 

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Josh Turner with friends Carson McKee, Reina del Cid on lead vocals, and Toni Lindgren. They just did a great gig at Rockwood Hall in NYC last night and  closed with this.

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Take It Easy: Josh Turner and Carson McKee

 

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Monday morning as the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy, Josh and Carson take their cue from The Eagles with a spot on cover.

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Folsom Prison Blues: Carson McKee and Josh Turner

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Carson hits those low notes and Josh does his usual amazing guitar work. I’m not even a Johnny Cash fan, but I really enjoyed this.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Carson McKee joins Josh Turner on this one. I didn’t expect to like it,  but Josh’s harmonies and guitar, along with Carson’s straightforward singing, made the song seem fresh.

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Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

 

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Josh Turner and company with an audacious country/folk music take on the Paul Simon classic from the Graceland album that is every bit as good as the original.

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