Jason Isbell “Traveling Alone” from Southeastern (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) —Sat 2/14 Jason Isbell – Peabody Opera HouseBuy it!
Steelism “Greenwich Mean Time” from 615 to Fame (Single Lock Records 2014) —Music bed.Buy it!
The King Pins “Door Banger aka Ninety Four Second Surf” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace Records 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Modern Lovers “Astral Plane” from The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1976) —Written by Jonathan Richman and produced by John Cale. Jonathan Richman will be at Off Broadway in March (Thursday 3/5).Buy it!
Malcolm Middleton “Red Travellin' Socks” from Waxing Gibbous (Full Time Hobby 2009) —Really fine song by the co-founder of Arab Strap.Buy it!
Steve Gunn “Drifter” from Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors 2014) —Highly recommended 2014 release from the release by the guitarist, composer, and producer based out of Brooklyn, NY.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “You Know I Won't” from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) —Written and produced by Sam Phillips.Buy it!
The Keymen “Boy Blue” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Kinks “Here Come the People In Grey” from Muswell Hillbillies (RCA 1971) —Written by Ray Davies. They just reissued this on vinyl. I'm really glad because my old CD version sounded terrible.Buy it!
The Seeds “Pushin' Too Hard (Unedited version)” from Singles As & Bs 1965-1970 (Big Beat rhino.com 2014) —Unedited version of the 1965 song written by Sky Saxon. Thirty more seconds than the single version of "Pushin' Too Hard - that's entertainment value.Buy it!
Sleater-Kinney “Bury Our Friends” from No Cities to Love (Sub Pop 2015) N —Sleater-Kinney wll be at the Pageant in April (Friday 4/24). - Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein trade lead vocals on this one.Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “I Want You (She's So Heavy)” from McLemore Avenue (Stax Records url 1970) —Music bed.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “isolation” from Sessions 1967-1975 (RCA 2013) —Sublime 1971 version of a John Lennon song.Buy it!
Liam Hayes “Fokus” from Slurrup (Fat Possum Records / Hostess 2015) N —Pop gems o' plenty on this new album by the founder of the band Plush out of Chicago.Buy it!
The Lone Bellow “Cold As It Is” from Then Came the Morning (TBA 2015) N —New release from the Brooklyn-based band.Buy it!
The Waterboys “November Tale” from Modern Blues (Harlequin and Clown 2015) N —From their forthcoming album scheduled for release on April 7.Buy it!
Noveller “Into the Dunes” from Fantastic Planet (Fire Records 2015) N —Music bed.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Private Suit” (PIAS Digital Benelux 2000) —"So don't worry about me/'cause you can't please everyone." Lead vocals by Carol Van Dyk.Buy it!
Twerps “i Don't Mind” from Range Anxiety (Merge Records 2015) N —Sophomore release from the band out of Melbourne, Australia featuring the lead vocals of Martin Frawley and Julia McFarlane.Buy it!
Noveller “Rubicon” from Fantastic Planet (Fire Records 2015) —Music bed. Written by Brooklyn-based solo guitarist Sarah Lipstate.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn” from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records url 1967) —Music bed. 1967 Memphis soul instrumental written by Al Jackson, Jr., Isaac Hayes, and Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Johnnie Taylor “Who's Making Love” from Johnnie Taylor - Live At the Summit Club (Stax Records url 2007) —Recorded live at the Summit Club in Los Angeles in 1972. Written by Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis, Raymond Jackson, and Al Jackson, Jr.Buy it!
Dyke and the Blazers “We Got More Soul” (BGP Records 2007) —Recorded in 1969 and written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian. Soul and funk at its finest.Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “Green Onions (Live)” from Stax Revue: Live at the 5/4 Ballroom (Stax Records url 1991) —Can you imagine getting to hear this version live? Recorded at the 5/4 Ballroom in Los Angeles in 1965. You get to hear them stretch out on this version.Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Rom Say Sok” from The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk Records 2015) N —I love this track so much. Featuring the vocals of Chhom Nimol and Zac Holtzman.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Last Ride” from My World (Truth & Soul Records 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “Brand New Day (Theme from "The Landlord")” from The Gospel Truth (BGP url 2010) —Written by Al Kooper and recorded for "The Landlord" film soundtrack in 1970. This was released on Stax.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Prayer Meetin'” from Willie Mitchell: The Hi Records Singles Collection (Solid 2014) —Written by Jimmy Smith and recorded for Hi Records in 1968. Not relegating this to music bed status this time around.Buy it!
The Supreme Jubilees “It’ll All Be Over” from It'll All Be Over (Light In The Attic Records 2015) N —Soul gospel out of Central California from 1980. This is a new reissue of this rare release that only originally had 500 copies pressed back in 1980. This is a gorgeous track influenced by Donny Hathaway..Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Bless Us All” from Worthy (Cherry Red Records 2015) N —Written by Mickey Newbury and produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Sidewinder” from My Kind of Jazz (Tangerine 1970) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Lee Morgan.Buy it!
Etta James “Something's Got a Hold on Me” from ...At Last (Jazzman Records 2014) —One of three vinyl singles recently reissued by the Jazzman label. Originally released in 1962 on the Argo label. Etta James is in full-testifying mode on this one.Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me” from Sam Cooke Live At the Harlem Square Club (RCA Legacy 2005) —Written by Sam Cooke and recorded live at Miami's Harlem Square Club in 1963.Buy it!
Fontella Bass “My Good Loving” from La Noire: Vol. 2 - Please Mr. Playboy (Rocket Records 2014) N —Culled from this new compilation of early 60s soul 45s. This track was written by Oliver Sain and was originally released on the Prann label in 1963. Backing by the Oliver Sain Orchestra and the Ikettes.Buy it!
George Jackson & Dan Greer “Good Times” from George Jackson And Dan Greer At Goldwax (Kent 2015) N —New collection of all their Goldwax recordings, individually and as a duo. This Sam Cooke cover was a b-side of a 1966 Goldwax single.Buy it!
Bobby Timmons “Moanin'” from This Here Is Bobby Timmons (Riverside 1960) —Music bed. Composed by Bobby Timmons and covered by artists such as Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Wayne Shorter, and Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross.Buy it!
Ray Charles “I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” from Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord 1961) —Written by Roy Jacobs, Andy Razaf, and Will Weldon. Arranged by Quincy Jones.Buy it!
Jean Dushon “Feeling Good” from Even Mo' Mod Jazz (Kent 1999) —More upbeat and swinging 1966 version of the Nina Simone song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie BricusseeBuy it!
Oscar Brown, Jr. “Dat Dere” from Sin & Soul (Columbia 1961) —Oscar Brown, Jr. added these lyrics about an inquisitive child to a Bobby Timmons melody.Buy it!
Lyn Avalon “I Walk The Streets” from On A Cool Day: The Soulful Side of Cool Jazz (Outta Sight 2014) N —Originally released as a single on the Saturn label in 1958. Written by Nita Nez.Buy it!
The Dave Bailey Quintet “Comin' Home Baby” from 2 Feet In The Gutter (Epic 1961) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Bob Dorough and Benjamin Tucker.Buy it!
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