1. “Put Your Finger in the Air,” Woody Guthrie, 1950 This was the first record that I owned. It always takes me back to a child’s simple delight, in following along with Woody’s commands. 2.
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Billy Joel will give the final performance at Uniondale, NY’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this summer, amid his monthly Madison Square Garden residency and other U.S. arena shows. More news: Billy Joel
A lawyer representing Joni Mitchell ‘s longtime friend in her efforts to gain temporary conservatorship over the singer told a Los Angeles judge that Mitchell could be leaving the hospital soon. Following the brief hearing, Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham III appointed Leslie Morris, Mitchell’s friend for over 40 years, as the singer’s conservator, putting her in charge of Mitchell’s post-hospital medical decisions, The Associated Press reports . Morris’ attorney Alan Watenmaker cited Mitchell’s impending release as one of the reasons why Morris should receive emergency conservator powers.
The crowd at this weekend’s second annual iHeart Radio Country Festival in Austin brought plenty of noise, but it was the Band Perry who brought the funk, thanks to a sizzling, well-choreographed version of the ubiquitous Bruno Mars-Mark Ronson jam, “Uptown Funk.” (Don’t believe us? Just watch a teaser of the performance above.) iHeart Radio Country Festival 2015’s Best Live Photos The Tennessee-born siblings — Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry — adopted their best funkified Minneapolis swagger to deliver the tune, whose original version has dominated the pop charts and inspired countless parody videos on YouTube, including one in which President Barack Obama “recites” the lyrics . Influenced heavily by (or, some would say, borrowing liberally from) such post-disco acts as the Time and the Gap Band, the wildly catchy song has already received country makeovers from Dot Records newcomer Drake White and Arista label newbie Cam. The Band Perry’s own version of “Uptown Funk” isn’t the first time Ronson and the three Perry sibs have worked together, either.