The Trip Daddys “Somebody, Somwhere” from What Comes Natural (Daddy Time Recordings 2014) N L —Friday 7/25 The Trip Daddys @ Schlafly Bottleworks 9PM-Midnight. This song was written and sung by Craig Straubinger.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack “Ballad Of The Black Chihuahua” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Heart Attack (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2007) —Music bed.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “Wine Lips” from Somewhere Else (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2014) N —I love the vocals by this artist out of Columbus, OH. This song even manages to avoid any FCC landmines.Buy it!
Zoe Muth “Mama Needs a Margarita” from World of Strangers (Signature 2014) N —Really fine new release from the singer-songwriter out of Ballard, WA. The song title kind of says it all.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Pan Bowl (Bonus Track)” from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (High Top Mountain 2014) N —Thu 8/7 Sturgill Simpson w/ Brian Henneman and Kip Loui and Dock Ellis Band – Off Broadway. No way I'll miss this show.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Yellow Bird” from Guitar For All Seasons (RCA 1988) —Music bed.Buy it!
Iris DeMent “The Night I Learned How Not to Pray” from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) —One of the finest singer-singwriter albums of the last five years,Buy it!
Hurray For The Riff Raff “The Body Electric” from Small Town Heroes (ATO www.atorecords.com 2014) —Featuring the songwriting and lead vocals of Alynda Lee Segarra.Buy it!
Midlake “I Shall Be Released” from Daytrotter Session (www.daytrotter.com 2014) N —Live in the studio version of a Bob Dylan song by the band out of Denton, TX.Buy it!
Moby “God Moving Over The Face Of The Water” from The Score (Mojo 2002) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Delines “Colfax Avenue” from Colfax (El Cortez 2014) N —This fine 2014 debut album features the songwriting of Willy Vlautin (of Richmond Fontaine) and the lead vocals of Amy Boone (of Damnations, TX).Buy it!
First Aid Kit “Waitress Song” from Stay Gold (Wichita 2014) —New release from the Swedish duo made up of sisters Johanna and Klara SöderbergBuy it!
Allison Weiss “Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn Cover)” from Remember When - EP (No Sleep Records 2014) N —Cover version of Robyn's dance floor classic stripped down and laid bare.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “You Been Gone” from Homemade Blood (Cooking Vinyl 1997) —Written by Chuck Prophet and Klipschutz.Buy it!
The Baseball Project “They Played Baseball” from 3rd (Bonus Track Version) (Yep Roc Records 2014) —Written by Scott McCaughey. Wed 8/6 Baseball Project w/ Water Liars – Duck RoomBuy it!
Sloan “Keep Swinging (Downtown)” from Commonwealth (Yep Roc Records 2014) N —From their forthcoming album being released on September 9.Buy it!
Mogwai “Does This Always Happen?” from Earth Division - EP (Sub Pop 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Scottish band.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Modern Girl” from Let's Get Out of This Country - Single (Elefant Records 2006) —Cover version of a Sheena Easton song.Buy it!
The Delgados “Sink Or Swim” from Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground 2004) —Featuring the lead vocals of Emma Pollock.Buy it!
King Creosote “For One Night Only” from From Scotland With Love (Domino 2014) N —New release from Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson who goes by the name of King Creosote. These songs were written to accompany a documentary by Virginia Heath which compiles historical footage of Scotland.Buy it!
The Neptunas “Shapes of Things To Come” from Today's Top Girl Groups, Vol. 1 (Spinout Records 1998) —Music bed.Buy it!
Town Cars “Summer” from Hearts And Stars (Extension Chord Records 2014) L —New release from the St. Louis band. Melinda Cooper sings lead on all the tracks on this release and she wrote most of the songs but this particular song was written by Jenn Malzone of Middle Class Fashion.Buy it!
Comet Gain “Behind the House She Lived In” from Paperback Ghosts (Fortuna Pop! 2014) N —New release from the English band who have been together for 22 years. This track features the lead vocals of Rachel Evans.Buy it!
Holly Golightly “Walk A Mile” from Truly She Is None Other (Damaged Goods 2003) —Written and sing by Holly Golightly.Buy it!
Courtney Barnett “Scotty Says” from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Mom + Pop 2013) —Written and sung by the Melbourne singer-songwriter. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Boss” from Surfin' Hits (Rhino 1989) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Horny aka Hot Dogger” from It Came From the Suburbs: Rare Teen Rock From the Kennedy Era (Ace Records 2012) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock instrumental.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)” from By the Light of the Moon (Slash 1987) —Written by Cesar Rosas. Thu 10/16 Los Lobos – SIUEBuy it!
The Rolling Stones “Empty Heart” from 12 X 5 (London 1964) —One of the earlier songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.Buy it!
Reigning Sound “My My” from Shattered (Merge Records 2014) N —Written by Greg Cartwight and found on this highly recommended new release.Buy it!
Al Caiola “Secret Agent Man” from Come Spy With us (Ace 2014) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental version written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan.Buy it!
The Dirtbombs “Natural Man” from If You Don't Already Have a Look (In The Red 2005) —Sublime Lou Rawls cover sung by Mick Collins. Written by Lou Rawls and Bobby Hebb (of "Sunny" fame).Buy it!
Bobby Patterson “Your Love Belongs Under a Rock” from I Got More Soul! (Omnivore Recordings 2014) N —Soul version of the Dirtbombs song written by Mick Collins. Hey, you try to sing this good at 70. Just came out this week.Buy it!
The Budos Band “The Sticks” from Burnt Offering (Daptone 2014) N —From their forthcoming album slated for release in October (10/21).Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy” from Holly (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2014) —Cover version of a Young-Holt Unlimited song found on one of my favorite 2014 releases. Nick Waterhouse will be at the Firebird this Monday (7/28). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Cleo's Mood” from Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On (Hi Records / Fat Possum Records 1967) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Junior Walker & the All-Stars song.Buy it!
Al Green & The Soul Mates “Back Up Train” (Hot Line 1967) —Really early Al Green. How early? He still was going by Al Greene. This is his debut album and was recorded in New York in 1967 in the pre-Hi Records days.Buy it!
Ann Peebles “Until You Came Into My Life” from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1974) —Written by Don Bryant and Ann Peebles and produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
Jolie Holland “The Love You Save” from Wine Dark Sea (Anti- 2014) N —Really nice take on this Joe Tex song also featuring the duet vocals of Chanticleer Tru. Jolie Holland will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in August (Saturday 8/9).Buy it!
Young-Holt Unlimited “Give It Way” from Just a Melody (Brunswick 1969) —Music bed. Instrumental composed and produced by Eugene Record and Carl Davis.Buy it!
The Impressions “Talking About My Baby” from Definitive Impressions (Kent 2002) —1964 song written by Curtis Mayfield.Buy it!
Kings Go Forth “High On Your Love” from The Outsiders Are Back VINYL (Luaka Bop 2010) —The harmonies on this are so damn cool. Soul and funk out of Milwaukee.Buy it!
The Occasions “There’s No You” from Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label (The Numero Group 2014) N —From this new 3-LP compilation of rare 1960s/early 70s soul from the Cleveland-based Way Out label.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Devil with the Blue Dress” from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —This is the original version of the song and remains the definitive take, in my opinion. Written by Shorty Long and William "Mickey" Stevenson and recorded in 1964.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)” from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. 1967 Motown instrumental written by Frederick "Shorty" Long and Clarence Paul.Buy it!
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