Video of the Day: Elton John – The Last Song

A deepest of the deepest cuts from Elton John released on his 1992 record, The One. The song centers around a father coming to grips with the sexuality of his son who is dying from an AIDS-related illness. This was also the first single released to benefit Elton’s AIDs foundation. Bernie faxed the lyrics to Paris shortly after Freddie Mercury had died.

Live Video of the Day: Hamilton Leithauser – Here They Come (Live From The Carlyle Hotel)

Hamilton Leithauser, the lead singer of The Walkmen, releases his first solo record later in the year. Here, he performs the debut single in the intimate Carlyle hotel venue.

Live Video of the Day: Joseph Arthur – Come Back World (Live on KEXP)

Originally discovered by Peter Gabriel and signed to his Real World record label, Joseph Arthur on his new record, Come Back World, delivers a set of ballads that exhibit his guitar skills and songwriting prowess in fine fashion.

Video of the Day: Chuck Prophet – Get Off The Stage

We are not sure how we missed Yep Rock Records, the label for Chuck Profit when we were calling out the best record companies, but we did, and we are here to make amends. In advance of a new release later this year San Francisco’s golden boy is out with a new single.

Video of the Day: Robert Ellis – Topo Chico

New West Records is on our list of favorite music labels with virtually every artist in the stable right up our musical alley. In addition to Robert Ellis, the diverse artists they represent include Wild Moccasins, Andrew Combs, Seratones, and Sam Doores, all of which are very much worthy of your ear-time.