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Sound check: Lee Falco’s listening choices | June 2022 | Music | Hudson Valley

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  • Lee Falco is the operator of the Marlboro music hall the Falcon and the recording studio the Building and a drummer with Donald Fagen, the Lemonheads, the Restless Ages and others.

Every month here, we visit a member of the community to find out what music they’ve been digging up.

I’ve been really into Arthur Russell’s work for the past two years and find myself constantly listening to the Love is Overtaking Me compilation – the recordings are raw, stylistically all over the place, and I love it! Something about Arthur’s sense of melody and delivery strikes me. I dig “Eli”, “I couldn’t say it to my face” and “This time dad you’re wrong”, in particular. The music of Doug Sahm, with the Sir Douglas Quintet or the Texas Tornados, plays on repeat at my place. This is the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll; Tex-Mex atmosphere with soul! “Sell a Song”, “Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day” and “Be Real” are my current favorites. it reminds me of NRBQ, which is one of my all-time favorites. Other songs I’ve listened to on repeat are “Bound” by Madison Cunningham, “Rvw” by Felix MB, “Song They Play” by Chris Cohen and “Seven” by Blake Mills. If I feel like jazz, Mean Greens by Eddie Harris always hits the mark!