The Presidents “Shoe Shine Pt. 1” from Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults (BGP url 2012) N —Music bed. Recorded for the King label in 1968.Buy it!
Millie Jackson “Watch the One Who Brings You the News” from Have Mercy! The Songs of Don Covay (Ace 2012) N —Written by Don Covay & recorded in 1974 for the Spring label. A cautionary tale.Buy it!
Ann Peebles “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home” from Straight From the Heart (Hi Records 1972) —I think this is the woman the previous song was warning about. 1972 recording written by George Jackson / Timothy Matthews and produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
Cookie Jackson “Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —1967 country soul version of the Tammy Wynette hit (also from 1967) written by Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton. Produced by Larry Williams who wrote songs such as Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy & Slow Down.Buy it!
Kastle “Getting Down (With Hoss)” from Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults (BGP url 2012) N —Music bed. 1973 soul instrumental recorded for the King label. The "Hoss" in the title refers to Nashville DJ and music show host (The Beat), Bill "Hoss" Allen.Buy it!
Larry Williams “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” from At His Finest: The Specialty Rock 'N' Roll Years (Ace 2004) —Written by Larry Williams & recorded for the Specialty label in 1958.Buy it!
Nina Simone “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” from To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (RCA 2008) —This is the 1964 original version of the song composed by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell & Sol Marcus. The vocal on this kills me every time.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “Oh! Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')” from The Jamie Singles Collection (Jamie Record Co. 2008) —Written by Barbara Lynn & recorded in 1964. She's still performing & sounding great to this very day.Buy it!
King Curtis “What'd I Say (Part 1)” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Ray Charles hit recorded in 1962. Barbara Lynn also does a fantastic version of this live (and has so for decades) but I can't find any evidence that she has ever recorded this song.Buy it!
The Beatles “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” from Help! [2009 Mono Remaster] (CAPITOL 1965) —Now for the contrast & compare segment of the show. 1965 mono version of the Larry Williams song.Buy it!
The Animals “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” from The Best of The Animals CD ALBUM (MGM 1965) —1965 single produced by Mickie Most.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')” from The Rolling Stones, Now! (ABKCO 1965) —1965 Barbara Lynn cover.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Hey Did-A-Da-Da” from It Came From The Garage (Big Beat rhino.com 2007) —Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Downey label in 1965.Buy it!
The Bamboos “The Wilhelm Scream (feat. Megan Washington)” from Medicine Man (EMI Label Services 2012) N —This Australian soul band was formed in 2006 and their new release came out in April. They feature a number of guest vocalists on this album and this track features a beautiful vocal by Megan Washington.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Whenever You're Out of My Sight” from Live at KDHX 6-7-12 (KDHX 2012) N —Terrific live recording of this Bacharach-sounding song penned by Robbie Fulks & Colin Negrych. Kudos to Dan Kinney who recorded the audio for this because it sounds fantastic. http://kdhx.org/music/live-performances/kelly-hogan-6/7/12Buy it!
Lyn Collins “Don't Make Me Over” from Mama Feelgood - The Best of Lyn Collins (Spectrum 2005) —1974 soul version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song by the vocalist who was a member of the James Brown revue from 1972-1976.Buy it!
James Brown “Suds” from The Singles, Vol. 2: 1960-1963 (Hip-O Select 2007) —Music bed. 1961 King instrumental written by drummer Nat Kendrick.Buy it!
Alice Smith “Woodstock” from For Lovers, Dreamers & Me (Epic 2006) —Alice Smith is one tremendous soul vocalist & the production on this track & album is really interesting.Buy it!
Bobby Charles “Save Me Jesus” from Bobby Charles (Bearsville Records www.rhino.com 1972) —1972 song written by Bobby Charles & featuring backing by The Band & Dr. John. Thanks to Rick Cornell who does a great show called Dirty Laundry on WCOM 103.5 FM out of Carrboro, NC. on Monday nights for reminding me about this song.Buy it!
Dr. John “Kingdom of Izzness” from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —Dr. John will be appearing at the Big Muddy Blues Fest taking place over Saturday 9/1-Sunday 9/2.Buy it!
Eddie Bo “Getting To The Middle Pt. 1” from In the Pocket with Eddie Bo (Vampisoul 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental from this highly recommended single-disc collection.Buy it!
Daniele Luppi “Fashion Party” from An Italian Story (Belmondo/Rhino 2004) —Written & arranged by Daniele Luppi and featuring whistling by Alessandro Alessandroni. If you've seen Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, you've probably heard Alessandro Alessandroni and many of the other session musicians on this album.Buy it!
Gene Page & The 21st Century LTD “Heavy Changes” from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 2009) —Reissue of the 1971 Blacula original sountrack. Written by Gene Page & Billy Page with vocals performed by The 21st Century LTD (no idea who they are). This is one heck of an entertaining soundtrack. Deadlier than Dracula!Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “What Condition My Condition Is In” from Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country (Trikont 2004) —Sublime 1969 soul version of the First Edition hit penned by Mickey Newbury.Buy it!
Gene Page “Good To The Last Drop” from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 1972) —Music bed. 1971 instrumental composed & conducted by Gene Page.Buy it!
John Paul Keith “Somebody Ought To Write A Song About You” from The Man That Time Forgot (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum 2011) —Appearing this Saturday (7/7) at the 2012 Taste of Downtown & American Music Show in Springfield, IL. He'll be going on right after the Jans Project and right before Chuck Prophet. Complete lineup at http://downtownspringfield.org/taste.htm.Buy it!
The Jans Project “High Noon” from The Jans Project (Jans Project 2011) L —See comments of previous entry. This is a really strong lineup & you don't want to miss this band. Written by Nick Rudd.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful” (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) N —See comments of the two previous entries. This album has had 70 spins at KDHX, so far, in 2012. I think Roy Kasten, Steve Pick and I are responsible for about half of them.Buy it!
The Nevegans “One Armed Bandit” from It Came From The Beach (Ace 2008) —Music bed. 1963 rock instrumental recorded by this band based out of Las Vegas. OK, now I understand where the band name comes from.Buy it!
Patti Smith “Amerigo” from Banga (Columbia 2012) N —There's a list of numerous KDHX DJ mid-year Top 10 lists at http://kdhx.org/music/news/midyear-2012-881-kdhx-dj-top-10-albums. I left this off it. What a bonehead.Buy it!
Admiral Fallow “The Paper Trench” from Tree Bursts In Snow (Nettwerk 2012) N —New release from the band based out of Glasgow, Scotland.Buy it!
Mogwai “Emergency Trap” from Mr. Beast (Matador 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!
Allo Darlin' “Still Young” from Europe (Slumberland 2012) N —This album made my mid-year top 10 list. To see my list & a whole slew of other KDHX DJ lists, go to http://kdhx.org/music/news/midyear-2012-881-kdhx-dj-top-10-albumsBuy it!
Camera Obscura “Tougher Than The Rest” from The Sweetest Thing (4AD 2009) —Bruce Springsteen song featuring the vocals of Tracyanne Campbell.Buy it!
The School “You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)” from Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Elefant 2012) N —Pop gems aplenty on this new release from this band based out of Cardiff, Wales.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental written to accompany one of Andy Warhol's short films.Buy it!
The Accomplices “Personal Question” from The Accomplices (Perdition 2006) —Written by Scott Haycock & John Morris and found on this album backed by a whole host of various St. Louis musicians.Buy it!
Grace Basement “Warships” from Gunmetal Gray (Undertow 2009) L —Written & sung by Kevin Buckley who is one of the performers taking part in the Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX Benefit at Off Broadway on Saturday (7/14).Buy it!
Andy Griffith “Mama Guitar” from 2006 Oxford American Southern Music CD (Oxford American 2006) —This set goes out in tribute to Andy Griffith who just passed away at the age of 86. This song is from his 1957 movie 'A Face In The Crowd.' RIP.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Lonesome Roads” from This Time (Reprise 1993) —"Lonesome roads are the only kind I ever travel / Empty rooms are the only place I ever stay /I'm just a face out in the crowd that looks like trouble / Poor ol' worthless me is the only friend I ever made."Buy it!
Andy Griffith “The Fishin' Hole” from American Originals (Capitol Catalog 1993) —Nobody will ever forget this song & theme.Buy it!
Sam Bush “Girl of the North Country” from Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride (SUGAR HILL 2000) —Appearing at the Old Rock House this Saturday (7/7).Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You” from Nashville Skyline (Columbia 1969) —This one goes out to newlyweds Keir & Geri.Buy it!
Lee Ann Womack “Momma's On a Roll” from KIN - Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2012) N —Found on this forthcoming release featuring various artists singing songs written by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell.Buy it!
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks “I Scare Myself” from Return to Hicksville: The Best of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (Hip-O 1997) —Appearing this Wednesday (7/11) at the Old Rock House.Buy it!
Amy LaVere “Damn Love Song” from Stranger Me (Archer Records 2011) —Amy LaVere is appearing at Off Broadway this Saturday (7/7). Also on the bill are Magic City, Bug Chaser & Red Mouth.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “Heaven's Only Days Down the Road” from Revelation Road (Everso Records 2011) —Devastating song from her 2011 release in which she wrote, sung, and played every instrument on the album.Buy it!
Bobbie Gentry “Ode To Billy Joe” from An American Quilt: 1967-1974 (Raven 2002) —A song I will never grow tired of. Written by Bobbie Gentry & recorded in 1967.Buy it!
Eleni Mandell “Magic Summertime” from I Can See the Future (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) N —From her forthcoming album slated for release next Tuesday (7/10).Buy it!
Jessica Lea Mayfield “Blue Skies Again” from Tell Me (Nonesuch 2011) —Coming to the Firebird at the end of this month (Tuesday 7/31).Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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