Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band “Scorpio” from Evolution (Sussex 1971) —RIP Bob Babbitt who passed away last Sunday at the age of 74. He played bass on a staggering amount of amazing tracks. For a discography of some of the songs he played on, go to http://www.bobbabbitt.com/disc.htm I'd say his bass solo on this trackBuy it!
The Capitols “Cool Jerk” from Beg, Scream & Shout! (Rhino 1997) —Recorded in 1966 & featuring Bob Babbitt on bass. My friend John Ellis wrote "He played bass on the Capitols' 'Cool Jerk.' Isn't that by itself enough?" I suggested that should be his epitaph.Buy it!
Stevie Wonder “We Can Work It Out” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 11A: 1971 (Hip-O SELECT/MOTOWN 2008) —Beatles cover recorded in 1969 & featuring Bob Babbitt on bass. He also played bass on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”Buy it!
Dennis Coffey “Taurus” from Goin' for Myself (Sussex 1972) —Music bed. Bob Babbitt played bass on this 1972 instrumental.Buy it!
The Chairman Of The Board “Give Me Just a Little More Time” from Finder's Keepers: The Invictus Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —1970 track featuring Bob Babbitt on bass and General Johnson on lead vocals. Is there ever a time when this song doesn't sound great? "Brrrrr."Buy it!
The Spinners “They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)” from Pick Of The Litter (Rhino Atlantic 1975) —Babbitt played bass on this 1975 Philly soul masterpiece. Produced, arranged & conducted by Thom Bell.Buy it!
Millie Jackson “I Got to Try It One Time” (Ace Records 1992) —Reissue of her 1974 album. This song was written by Millie Jackson & Brad Shapiro and features Bob Babbitt on bass. An excellent obituary and recap of Bob Babbitt's life can be found at http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/07/16/bob-babbitt-fameBuy it!
The Funk Brothers “What's Going On (Instrumental)” from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers SINGLE (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental mix of the Marvin Gaye hit.Buy it!
Cody ChesnuTT “That's Still Mama” from Landing On A Hundred (Vibration Vineyard 2012) N —From his forthcoming album slated for release in October provided he makes his Kickstarter goal. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis. See http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codychesnutt/cody-chesnutt-landing-on-a-hundred?ref=search for details.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Something More Beautiful” from Sugaring Season (Anti- 2012) N —From her forthcoming album slated for release on October 2. Beth Orton is touring the U.S. in October. No St. Louis date on the schedule, yet.Buy it!
Isaac Hayes “No Name Bar” from Instrumentals (Ace/Stax 2003) —Music bed. 1971 Isaac Hayes-penned instrumental.Buy it!
Gene Chandler “Nothing Can Stop Me” from Up All Night! Hits From the Original Soul Underground (Charly 2012) N —1965 song written by Curtis Mayfield.Buy it!
Ernie Vincent & The Top Notes “Dap Walk” from Soul 7: Seven Funk and Soul Seven Inches from the 60s and 70s (now again www.nowagainrecords.com/ 2003) —Recorded in New Orleans in 1972 at Cossimo Matassa's Studio and originally released on the Fordom label..Buy it!
Yo La Tengo “Mr. Tough” from I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador 2006) —Great dance track featuring falsetto lead vocals by bassist James McNew.Buy it!
The Martinis “BullsEye” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic At The Firebird on 2/1 W/ Roky Erickson! 2011) —Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental recorded circa 1965-1967.Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “Say I Wanna Know” from Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure 2012) N —Written by Nick Waterhouse & released in April by the artist based out of Southern California.Buy it!
Them “I Can Only Give You Everything” from Them Again (Parrot 1966) —Written by Mike Coulter & Tommy Scott and featuring Van Morrison on lead vocals.Buy it!
The Animals “Story Of Bo Diddley” from The Best of The Animals CD ALBUM (MGM 1965) —"Now let's hear the story of Bo Diddley and the Rock n Roll scene in general"Buy it!
The Blazers “Shore Break” from It Came From The Beach (Ace 2008) —1963 garage & surf instrumental recorded for the Acree label.Buy it!
Delicate Cutters “You Want Her” from Ring (Skybucket 2012) N —New release from the band out of Birmingham. AL. Written & sung by Janet Elizabeth Simpson.Buy it!
Susanna Hoffs “Picture Me” from Someday (Baroque Folk 2012) N —From her brand new release which just hit the stores this week. Life is good.Buy it!
The Bangles “Hazy Shade Of Winter” from Bangles Greatest Hits (Columbia 1990) —1987 Simon & Garfunkel cover written by Paul Simon.Buy it!
The Pagents “Enchanted” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Laura Cantrell “Trains And Boats And Planes” from Trains and Boats and Planes (Diesel Only Records 2008) —Yet another version of this Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition to love.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Think About Your Troubles” from The Point! (RCA Victor 1972) —C'mon, sing along! "Sit beside the breakfast table / Think about your troubles / Pour yourself a cup of tea / And think about the bubbles"Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Haunted” from Live at KDHX 6-7-12 (KDHX 2012) —Jon Langford composition performed live by Kelly Hogan and her fine band right here at KDHX.Buy it!
The Bob Crewe Generation “Barbarella” from The Best of the Bob Crewe Generation: Music to Watch Girls By (Varese Sarabande 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!
Allo Darlin' “Still Young” from Europe (Slumberland 2012) N —From one of my favorite releases of 2012.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Birthday” from Girl Talk (Blip Blap! 2012) N L —They will be playing at Off Broadway on Saturday (7/28) along with Pretty Little Empire, Red Squad, & headliners Union Electric. Union Electric is having their CD release party for their new album, Time is Gold.Buy it!
BULLET “The Contract Man” from TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/ 2012) N —Music bed.Buy it!
Karate Bikini “Baby Blue” from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self 2012) N L —Karate Bikini CD Release Party and Heebie Jeebies Reunion Show with special guests The Boorays at Off Broadway this Saturday (7/21) - 88.1 KDHX Benefit Show. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Arthur Alexander “You Better Move On” (Dot 1962) —1962 Alexander Alexander composition.Buy it!
The Heebee-jeebees “I've Been Down” from STL '91 - The Best of the Heebie Jeebies (self 2012) N L —See entry for Karate Bikini. A rare chance to see the (briefly reunited) Heebee Jeebies this Saturday (7/21) at Off BroadwayBuy it!
Sugarman 3 “Dirty Water” from What the World Needs Now (Daptone 2012) N —Music bed.Buy it!
Hindu Love Gods “Vigilante Man” from Hindu Love Gods (Giant 1990) —Written by Woody Guthrie with lead vocals by Warren Zeon.Buy it!
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Long As I Can See The Light” from The Singles Collection (Fantasy 2009) —1970 recording written by John Fogerty.Buy it!
Admiral Fallow “Beetle in the Box” from Tree Bursts In Snow (Nettwerk 2012) N —From the Scottish band's new release.Buy it!
Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell “God I'm Missing You” from KIN (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2012) N —Featuring lead vocals by Lucinda Williams who will be appearing in Columbia, MO this Tuesday (7/24) at Stephens Lake Park (2001 E. Broadway). Amy Cook is opening.Buy it!
Kitty Wells “I Can't Stop Loving You” from 20 Century Masters The Millennium Collection (MCA NASHVILLE 2002) —RIP Kitty Wells who passed away this week at the age of 92. The queen of country music recorded this song made famous by Don Gibson in 1958. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hic-owbMyJABuy it!
Laura Cantrell “I Gave My Wedding Dress Away” from Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music (Diesel Only Records 2011) —Originally recorded by Kitty Wells in 1953 for the Decca label.Buy it!
Kasey Anderson “Sirens And Thunder” from Heart Of A Dog (Red River 2010) —Appearing a week from Monday (7/30) at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Visqueen “Hand Me Down” from Message To Garcia (Local 638 Records 2009) —Written & sung by Rachel Flotard with background vocals by Neko Case.Buy it!
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends “Bowling Green” from The Virginian (Mint Records 1997) —Terrific Everly Brothers cover from 1997.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Failed Christian” from Dig My Mood (Upstart 1998) —Coming to the Sheldon Concert Hall in September (Wednesday 9/26). This is huge.Buy it!
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires “Choctaw Summer” from There Is a Bomb In Gilead (Alive Natural Sound 2012) N —From the Alabama band's new release.Buy it!
Joe Simon “Yours, Love” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —Written by Harlan Howard & recorded in 1970. Originally recorded by Waylon Jennings in 1968.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “35 Summers” from Science Won (self-released 2012) L —With the Preservation on Tuesday, July 24 at Pop's Blue Moon (on the hill).Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Museum of Broken Hearts” from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) N —Alright, listeners of M2M have probably figured out by now that I'm a big fan of this record.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Girl In The War” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —Appearing this Saturday (7/21) at Plush.Buy it!
The Union Electric “Truman” from Time Is Gold (Rankoutsider Records 2012) N L —The Union Electric will be celebrating the release of this new album at Off Broadway on Saturday (7/28). Also on the bill are Middle Class Fashion, Pretty Little Empire & Red Squad.Buy it!
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