Stevie Wonder “Living For The City” from Innervisions (Motown 1973)Buy it!
James Brown “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” from The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Not the Stevie Wonder song, but the Cowboy Copas, Syd Nathan songBuy it!
JJ Barnes “Every Time I See You I Go Wild” from Cellarful of Motown!, Vol. 2 (Motown)Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “Say I Wanna Know” from Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure 2012)Buy it!
Illinois Connection “Po' Boy's Dream” from Midwest Funk - Funk 45s from Tornado Alley (Jazzman Records 2007)Buy it!
The Duke And The King “Shaky” from The Duke And The King (Anti- 2011)Buy it!
Jackson 5 “I Found That Girl” from Anthology: Jackson 5 CD COMP (Motown 2000)Buy it!
Dr. John “GETAWAY” from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012)Buy it!
The Black Keys “DEAREST” from Rave On Buddy Holly (Fantasy 2011)Buy it!
The Dynamites (feat. Charles Walker) “Yours and Mine (feat. Bettye LaVette)” from Yours and Mine - Single (Outta Sight Records 2012)Buy it!
Big Star “Mod Lang” from #1 Record/ Radio City (Fantasy/Concord 1975)Buy it!
Allah-Las “Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)” from Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure 2012)Buy it!
New Breed “I Got Nothin' To Say To You” from It Came From the Garage! Nuggets From Southern California (Big Beat Records 2001)Buy it!
Primal Scream “Movin' On Up” from Screamadelica (Sire/WB 1991)Buy it!
13th Floor Elevators “it's All Over Now Baby Blue” from Easter Everywhere (International Artists 1967)Buy it!
Rodriguez “Sugar Man” from Searching for Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Light In The Attic At The Firebird on 2/1 W/ Roky Erickson! 2012)Buy it!
Los Lobos “Johnny 99” from Badlands (Sub Pop 2000)Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Pay In Blood” from Tempest (Columbia 2012) —This may shock but Bob Dylan released a new album this year that won't make my top 10. Top 11, maybe. This song, however, is in the running for my "Song of the Year." Nobody quotes Shakespeare like Bob.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “One More Shot” from GRRR! (Deluxe Version) (A&M 2012) N —The two new songs on this greatest hits beast are excellent.Buy it!
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons “Over Jordan” from Old Believers ((RED) Readymade Records 2012) —Fri 12/14 Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons – Off BroadwayBuy it!
John Hiatt “I Just Don't Know What to Say” from Mystic Pinball (New West 2012)Buy it!
James Carr “A Man Needs A Woman” from A Man Needs a Woman (Goldwax 1968)Buy it!
John Fullbright “All The Time In The World” from From The Ground Up (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com/ 2012) —Nominated for a Grammy in the Americana category.Buy it!
Ray Wylie Hubbard “Lazarus” from The Grifter's Hymnal (Bordello 2012)Buy it!
Justin Townes Earle “Down On the Lower East Side” from Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012)Buy it!
Bill Withers “The Gift of Giving” from Single (Sussex 1972)Buy it!
Rough Shop “How To Make Gravy” from Just Because It Was Christmas (Santa's Last Stop Records / Perdition 2009) L —9th Annual Rough Shop Holiday Extravaganza, 12/14 and 12/15 at the Focal PointBuy it!
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