Hot Half Dozen for February 2.21

Lady, single by Nora Gonzales with Flor de Toloache.  With the soaring vocals of Mexican singer Nora Gonzalez this classic Lionel Ritchie song is mesmerizing.  With the trumpet and guitarron of the Latin Grammy-winning mariachi group Flor de Toloache it   becomes a work of musical fusion art.  The single will be part of Nora Gonzalez’s upcoming album #CharraMillennial.  Streaming on all platforms.  Follow her at and all socials. Follow Flor de Toloache at

Demon Blues(live) by The Blues Bones. Down and dirty but slick and smooth the chart-topping The Blues Bones band delivers a memorable organ and vocal-driven gut-grabber blues tune that will get under your skin and stay in your brain. From their new Live on Stage album. Streaming on all platforms. Follow at

Honey by Gentelmen’s Dub Club. This is as sweet as the honey in its title, moving you along in a reggae dubstep with smooth vocals, and happy lyrics.  It makes you feel like a blue-sky sunny day on a Caribbean beach.  Put it on replay all day and life will be better. Streaming on Spotify.  Follow on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.

You’re Going to be Fine , album by Five AM. This debut album by the young Atlanta producer turned rapper 5 AM is a cry for help, a story of determination, a heartbreaking serving of music that is head and shoulders above the cookie cutter rap that is so ubiquitous today.  Five AM has given us a brilliant, emotional, honest statement that will last. He is the Roy Lichtenstein of rap.

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Ideal Woman,from the debut  album by Celeste. The 2020 breakthrough artist with over 45 million streams on Spotify and the focus song on in Arron Serkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 has finally released her debut album, Not Your Muse, and it is raw, intimate, sweet, addictive.  “Ideal Woman” is the lead song and will captivate your heart like it did millions of BBC listeners. Just. Plain. Beautiful. Available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify.  Follow on Facebook

Bailia Con Migo , single/video by Selena Gomez. She gets you up and dancing, but there’s much more.  This time around, she joins up with Latin GRAMMY nominated Puerto Rican urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro and the chemistry shows in the music. Even if you don’t understand the Spanish the video tells you all you need to know: dance with me and fall in love.

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About Patrick O'Heffernan

Patrick O’Heffernan is co-host of the LA-based, nationally syndicated weekly program, Music FridayLive! and is a music reviewer for online magazines Vents, The Hollywood Progressive and MusicJunkie. He has also co-hosted a national political talk show, The Fairness Doctrine, and hosted the “Uplinks” media segment on Saturday All Things Considered on NPR. He holds a PhD in International Relations from MIT, has been awarded an Emmy, four Addy’s, and a Webby-Honors, among other awards. He has published 5 books and ghost-written others. A project he co-launched, the North Asia Nuclear Free Zone, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He serves on the Board of Netroots Nation.

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