Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens “You Gotta Move” from Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo 2012) N —Written by Mississippi Fred McDowell & the Reverend Gary Davis and found on this compilation CD of soul versions of songs off the Rolling Stone's 1971 'Sticky Fingers' album. Some of them work, some of them don't work but this track sure does.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Tallahassee Lassie” from Some Girls (Deluxe Edition) (Universal Music 2011) N —One of twelve bonus tracks found on this 2011 reissue of their 1978 release. Written by Bob Crewe, Frank Slay & Mimi Picariello.Buy it!
Ananda Shankar “Jumpin' Jack Flash” from What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) [Digital Version] (Rhino 2006) —Raga & psychedelia meet on this 1970 Rolling Stones cover recorded for the Reprise label. Ananda Shankar was the nephew of Ravi Shankar.Buy it!
Sugarman 3 “Bitch” from Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Rolling Stones song.Buy it!
Reverend Lonnie Farris “Peace in the Valley” from This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square 2011) N —This was one of my favorite reissues of 2011. Want to see more? Go to http://kdhx.org/blog/2012/01/02/top-15-reissues-compilations-of-2011/ Written by Rev. Lonnie Farris (who also plays pedal steel on this track) and recorded in 1963 in L.A. Sublime.Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Laughin' and Clownin'” from Night Beat MP3/FILE ALBUM (RCA Victor 1963) —Written by Sam Cooke & featuring Billy Preston on organ & Ray Johnson on piano. Sam Cooke's finest album.Buy it!
Millie Jackson “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right” from If Loving You Is Wrong: 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers (Kent 2002) —Cheating soul song of the highest order recorded in 1974 for the Spring label. Written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson & Carl Hampton.Buy it!
Steve Cropper “Help Me Somebody” from Dedicated - A Salute to the 5 Royales (429 Records www.429records.com 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental written by guitarist Lowman Pauling of The 5 Royales who was a big influence of the playing of Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Steve Cropper and Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 2011) —This is one album I didn't get to on last week's recap of 2011. Written by Lowman Pauling & Obediah Carter & featuring Buddy Miller on lead vocals and Dan Penn & Keb Mo on background vocals. Oh, and guitar solos by Buddy Miller & Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Syl Johson “I've Got The Real Thing” from The Oxford American Southern Music CD# 13 (Oxford American 2011) N —1968 recording found on this highly recommended 2011 compilation CD that accompanied Oxford American magazine's annual southern music edition. This year's CD focuses on music related to the State of Mississippi. Available now in fine booksellers near you.Buy it!
Mose Allison “Young Man's Blues” from Mose Allison: Greatest Hits (Concord Records, Inc. 1988) —Written by Mose Allison & recorded in 1957. Covered famously by The Who.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Baby Scratch My Back” from Soul Men (Stax Records url 2003) —Music bed. 60s instrumental version of the Slim Harpo song.Buy it!
Patrinell Staten “I Let a Good Man Go” from Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-79 (Light In The Attic 2011) N —Secular song written by Seattle gospel singer Patrinell Staten and recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1969. Found on this 45s box set of 60s & 70s funk and soul out of Seattle.Buy it!
The Civil Tones “Soul to Go” from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) L —Instrumental written by guitarist Robin Allen & found on last year's new release by the St. Louis-based band.Buy it!
The Honeys “The One You Can't Have” from Girls Go Zonk! (RPM 2004) —Capitol recording from 1963 written & produced by Brian Wilson.Buy it!
The Bangles “Anna Lee (Sweetheart of the Sun)” from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) —Another highlight from 2011 that I didn't get on last week's 2011 recap. Written by Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson & Debbi Peterson.Buy it!
Herbie Mann “Our Man Flint” from The Leopard Lounge At the Movies (Warner Jazz 2007) —Music bed. 60s instrumental for all you James Coburn fans out there. Scored by Jerry Goldsmith.Buy it!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “Black” from Rome (EMI 2011) —Written by Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi and featuring lead vocals by Norah Jones.Buy it!
Norah Jones “Turn Me On” from Come Away With Me (Blue Note url 2002) —I heard this song in a movie last weekend & was reminded of how great this recording was. Written by J.D. Loudermilk.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Tobacco Road” from The Essential Lou Rawls (Sony 2007) —Another song written by J.D. Loudermilk. Recorded in 1963.Buy it!
Don Costa “Charley” from Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films (Soul Jazz) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Don Costa & recorded in 1973.Buy it!
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Just Like A Woman (Live)” from Stage Whisper (Live) (Because/Elektra 2012) N —Live Bob Dylan cover recorded in 2010 and found on this 2011 release made up of half previously unreleased songs and half live recordings.Buy it!
Andrea Corr “Pale Blue Eyes” from Lifelines (A.C. Records 2011) —How in God's name did I leave this Velvet Underground cover off my 2011 recap show last week? Absolutely gorgeous.Buy it!
Death In Vegas “Girls” from Lost in Translation ST (Emperor Norton 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 2003 film soundtrack.Buy it!
Calexico “Half a Smidge” from Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (Quarterstick 2011) —Written by Joey Burns & found on this 2011 collection of songs culled from eight of their tour-only, self-released CDs.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “No Banker Left Behind” from Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch 2011) —Another gem from 2011. Written by Ry Cooder.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Kiko and the Lavender Moon” from Kiko (Slash Rcds. 1992) —I was just having a hankering for this song. Released in 1992 on what should be considered one of the greatest albums of the 90s. Written by David Hidalgo & Louie Pérez. They are coming to the Sheldon in February (Sun 2/26).Buy it!
Calexico “El Morro” from Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (Quarterstick 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Joey Burns & John Convertino.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Veracruz” from Excitable Boy (Rhino 1978) —Written by Warren Zevon & bassist Jorge Calderon. "I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns / I heard Maria crying / Late last night I heard the news / That Veracruz was dying"Buy it!
St. Vincent “These Days” from Jesus Saves, I Spend - Single (Beggars Banquet 2007) —Jackson Browne cover from 2007.Buy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “Walking On A Wire” from Shoot Out the Lights (Hannibal 1982) —Written by Richard Thompson and as good as music gets. The guitar work on this never fails to kill me. And then you layer in Linda Thompson's lead vocal. Oh, man.Buy it!
The Unthanks “No One Knows I'm Gone” from Last (Rough Trade 2011) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan.Buy it!
Malcolm Middleton “A Brighter Beat” (Full Time Hobby 2007) —Written by the former Arab Strap co-founder.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 2005 film soundtrack.Buy it!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Come On Over (Turn me on)” from Sunday at Devil Dirt (V2 2008) —Written by Isobel Campbell. Their two voices are so different from one another but work so well together. I really wish they would play St. Louis, sometime.Buy it!
Thea Gilmore “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) —2011 album made up of all cover versions of songs from Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album.Buy it!
The Little Willies “For the Good Times” (Milking Bull 2008) N —Alright, I believe this marks the third Norah Jones lead vocal in today's show. This album is slated for release next Tuesday (1/10). And, as expected, this Kris Kristofferson song is rendered beautifully.Buy it!
John Doe and The Sadies “It Just Dawned On Me” from Country Club (Yep Roc 2009) —Written by John Doe & Exene Cervenka with harmony vocals by Kathleen Edwards.Buy it!
Kathleen Edwards “Change The Sheets” from Voyageur (Zoe 2012) N —From her forthcoming album slated for release on January 17.Buy it!
Caleb Travers “Mississippi Mud” from Ain't No Jukebox (self released 2011) N L —From the St. Louis singer-songwriter's latest release that came out in October. For more information, go to www.calebtravers.com. Written by Caleb Travers and with a really nice string arrangement.Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “How Many Women” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Lydia Loveless out of Columbus, OH. She's only 21 years old and already has a really fine voice.Buy it!
Maria McKee “My Girlhood Among the Outlaws” from You Gotta Sin to Get Saved (Geffen 1993) —Written by Maria McKee for band mebers Marvin Etzioni, Don Heffington, Benmont Tench, & Bruce Brody. Needless to say, the band broke up soon after.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “That's Where I'm Going” from Queen of the Minor Key (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2011) —Written by Eilen Jewell.Buy it!
Neil Young “For The Turnstiles” from On the Beach (Reprise 1974) —His voice sounds so ragged on this but it's exactly right for this song.Buy it!
Chip Taylor “Words (Between the Lines of Age)” from Harvest Revisited (Mojo 2011) —Neil Young cover from 2011.Buy it!
Mike Ireland & Holler “House of Secrets” from Learning How To Love (Sub Pop 1998) —Written by Mike Ireland & co-produced by Marvin Etzioni.Buy it!
Caitlin Cary “By Eleven” from Por Vida (Cooking Vinyl 2004) —Found on this two-CD compilation of various artists performing songs written by Alejandro Escovedo. This song is track # 11. Now, that's attention to detail.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Lodi” from Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) R —Live Creedence Clearwater Revival cover recorded in 1991 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.Buy it!
Magic City “Let Me Go” from Les Animaux Épouvantables (Tower Groove Records 2011) L —I really wanted to get this one on last week's 2011 recap show. One of my favorite songs of last year.Buy it!
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