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Leo Susana - Saquen la gran muralla 59/365

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Leo Susana - Mi Pais (Toque Profundo cover) 58/365

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Leo Susana- Louisiana 1927 ( Randy Newman cover) 57/365

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Leo Susana - El Ultimo Idiota (Puturrú de Fuá cover) 56/365

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"El Ultimo Idiota" is a song I co-wrote with Curro Fatas and Pepe Gros while I formed part of Puturru de Fua, a group from Zaragoza whose greatest hit came in the late 80's with the famous "No te olvides la toalla cuando vayas a la playa". It was really fun to form part of this trio and to write and record an album with them. It taught me new approaches to songwriting that I hadn't even considered. This is a song I almost always play live in my sets. Enjoy!

Leo Susana - El Blues de Santo Domingo (55/365)

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Leo Susana - Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan cover) 54/365

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Leo Susana - Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover) 53/365

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Leo Susana - Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash cover) 52/365

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Leo Susana - Pa Tra (acoustic) 51/365

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Leo Susana - El Rompeolas (Loquillo cover)

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Talkin bout a revolution (Tracy Chapman cover) 49/365

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When I Come Around (Green Day cover)

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Gente del Futuro (Empiphis / Pedro & Pablo cover ) 47/365

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Mariposa Technicolor (Fito Paez cover) 46/365

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Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi cover) 45/365

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45/365 "Ive seen a million faces and I've rocked them all" When Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played this tunes as an acoustic duo during the MTV VMA's sparking a whole industry of "unplugged" performances. It's a great song about a musician's life on the road. "Wanted Dead or Alive".

Sweet Child o' Mine (Guns n Roses cover) 44/365

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Tonight Feb.12.2018 in Washington DC

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Take it Easy (Eagles cover) 43/365

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43/365 "Take it easy' is just classic Eagles. A great song! Today's video is a quickie Lo-Fi edition. Don't have much time to record today cause I gotta catch a bus to Washington DC where I'll be playing at Marx Cafe tonight. If you're in the DC area I hope to see you there.

All of Me (42/365)

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42/365 I first learned this song on piano from the Real Book I think in 1994 while taking a summer course (guitar) at Berklee in Boston.. I use it to practice piano and improvise etc.If I haven't played for a long time this is what I first start with to get my muscle memory going.
I've always really really liked this tune and don't know who I heard it first from, if it was Frank Sinatra or in some film.
All of Me is a standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. first performed in the 1930's

Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue cover) 41/365

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41/365 I was on a flight to NYC when this video went live. I recorded it yesterday just in case I didn't have enough time to record Feb. 10.
"Home Sweet Home" is the Motley Crue's power ballad, the one that started a whole barrage of tunes afterwards.
Motley Crue was one of my favorite bands growing and it all started with the Shout at the Devil album. "Home Sweet Home" on Theatre of Pain was a departure from that sound. It's a wonderful tune. Enjoy

Cum on Feel The noize (Quiet Riot cover) 40/365

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Quiet Riot’s version of this tune was huge when I was growing and the album Metal Health, all of it, was something I would spin 3, 4, 5 times a day. The song is originally by Slade. My kids got up today singing this tune so this goes out to them. Thanks for listening!

Playa Giron (Silvio Rodriguez cover) 39/365

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39/365 “Playa Giron” is a song by Cuban Singer/Songwriter Silvio Rodriguez. I absolutely love the lyrics to this tune. I arranged as a kinda of swing rock number when I first learnt cause I wanted to play it with my band. Don’t think we ever actually did. I play it live like this sometimes in my acoustic sets. Playa Giron was the ship Silvio served on while in the military, or something like. It’s named after the beach where the Bay of Pigs Invasion took place.

The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover) 38/365

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"Guns they wait to be stuck by..." 
38/365 I first heard this song as recorded by Evan Dando of The Lemonheads on the Empire Records soundtrack. I later learned through a friend that it was a song by Alex Chilton and Big Star. It's a beautiful song with great lyrics. The original Big STar recording has wonderful jangly guitars and vocal harmonies. I rarely play this live and haven’t since about 5 years ago. Today it just came back to me, how much I love it. I’m never sure what key to play it in, but this one seems to be ok. Thanks for listening,

Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots cover) 37/365

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"leaving on a southern train..."37/365 Good day! Stone Temple Pilot's "Interstate Love Song" is just a great tune and one of my faves from the 90's. Here's my cover of it. Thanks for listening.

Harto de Existir - 36/365

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Today I'm playing "Harto de Existir", a tune from my Testigos de la Historia album recorded with my band J.L.S. in 1995. Thanks for listening. Tomorrow another song.

Batman Theme 35/365

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"To the Batmobile..." 
35/365 Time to camp it up a bit. "Batman Theme" was composed by Neal Hefti for the 1966 Batman series. Based on a blues progression, it's probably one of the first things I worked out on the guitar and have goofed around playing it with some of the bands I've been in, That's it for TV themes week. Tune in tomorrow for another song... Same Bat Time, Same Bat channel.




Happy Days theme song cover 34/365

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"The weekend comes, my cycle hums ready to race to you" 
 34/365 Howdy Howdy! Today's song is the theme from Happy Days. It was written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox (who wrote Jim Croce's "I Got a Name") Enjoy!

The Brady Bunch theme song cover - 33/365

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"Till the one day when the lady met this fellow..." 
33/365 Couldn’t leave this one out of my Tv theme songs week. If you were a kid growing up in the 70's and 80's in the US you probably know this song by heart as this show was probably on everyone's tv after school. The Brady Bunch theme song was written by series creator Sherwood Schwartz and composer Frank De Vol and as of Season 2 was sung by the kids in the show. (Season 1 it was performed by the Peppermint Trolley Company ).
 Thanks for listening. Tomorrow another theme song.

Movin On Up (Theme from The Jeffersons) 32/365

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“Fish don’t fry in the kitchen, beans don’t burn on the grill…"

 32/365 Here’s a great tune, “Movin’ on up” from The Jeffersons. It was originally sung by actress ( Good Times) and singer-songwriter Ja’Net Dubois (she co-wrote the song with Jeff Barry) It’s short and sweet, a gospel revival of sorts (A gospel choir sings in the original in a call and response style) It has great lyrics which reflected the show’s spirit. Enjoy!