Joan Shelley “Something Small” from Electric Ursa (No Quarter 2014) N —New release from the Louisville-based singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “East Side of Town” from Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20 www.thirtytigers.com 2014) N —"You think you're mister do-good / But you don't know what you're talking about / When you find yourself in my neighborhood / You can't wait to get the hell out"Buy it!
Television “Untitled Instrumental” from Marquee Moon (Expanded) (Rhino 2007) —Music bed.Buy it!
Lou Reed “There Is No Time” from New York (Sire Records 1989) —"This is no time for phony rhetoric / This is no time for political speech / This is a time for action Because the future's within reach / This is the time"Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “The Contortionist” from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) —Written by Garland Jeffreys and featuring Lou Reed on backing vocals.Buy it!
Peter Blegvad “King Strut” from King Strut & Other Stories (What Disc 2002) —Written by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge. Not a bad backing band with Danny Thompson, Peter Holsapple, Cris Stamey, Syd Straw and Kristoffer Bledvad.Buy it!
Stacy Phillips And Paul Howard “Blue Prelude” from Stacy Phillips And Paul Howard (Archduke Combine) —Music bed.Buy it!
Tom Hall and Alice Spencer “Funny But I Still Love You” from T&A - The Kitchen Record (self-released 2014) N L —Written by Ray Charles. Sun 10/5 Tom Hall & Alice Spencer – Focal Point. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Leonard Cohen “My Oh My” from Popular Problems (Columbia 2014) N —Written by Leonard Cohen and Patrick Leonard. Love the horn accents on this.Buy it!
Mirah “LC” from Changing Light (Absolute Magnitude / K Records 2014) N —Mon 10/6 Mirah w/ Death Vessel – Off Broadway. This ode to Leonard Cohen was written by Emily Zeitlyn and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn.Buy it!
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban “Bodas De Oro” from Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch/WBR 2003) —Music bed.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and Calexico “"Senor" (Tales of Yankee Power)” from I'm Not There (Columbia 2007) —Found on this two-CD collection of various artists performing Bob Dylan songs for the soundtrack to the "I'm Not There" film soundtrack.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Across The Borderline” from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —1982 song written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Jim Dickinson and featuring the lead vocals of Freddy Fender.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Las Amarillas” from La Pistola Y El Corazon (Slash / Warner Bros. 1988) —Thu 10/16 Los Lobos – Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom at SIUE. They will be performing this album in its entirety. Wow!Buy it!
The Liminanas “I'm Dead (Instrumental)” from Crystal Anis (Hozac 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Bees “Listening Man” from Octopus (Astralwerks 2007) —Written by Paul Butler and Aaron Fletcher, both from the Isle of Wight.Buy it!
Town Cars “Don't Know Why” from Hearts And Stars (Extension Chord Records 2014) N L —Lead vocals by Melinda Cooper and Kevin Buckley. Written by Jill Cunniff and Vivian Trimble of Luscious Jackson.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Do It Again” from Desire Lines (4AD 2013) —Written and sung by Tracyanne Campbell.Buy it!
The Sugarman 3 “Brother T.” from What the World Needs Now (Daptone Records 2012) —Music bed. Bosco Mann-penned instrumental.Buy it!
Alice Russell “A to Z” from To Dust (Tru Thoughts 2013) —Written by Alex Cowan and Alice Russell and found on this latest release by the soul singer out of Essex, England.Buy it!
Funeral Bonsai Wedding “Confusion” from Funeral Bonsai Wedding (self released 2014) N —Written and sung by Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden.Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “High Tiding” from Holly (Innovative Leisure www.innovativeleisure.net 2014) —Written by Kyle Stephens and Nick Waterhouse.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “You're a Wonderful One” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version of the Marvin Gaye song.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “At Last (I Found A Love)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O-Select/Motown 2005) —Written by Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, and Elgie Stover.Buy it!
Undisputed Truth “Smiling Faces Sometimes” from Smiling Faces: The Best of Undisputed Truth (Motown 2003) —1971 hit written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.Buy it!
Billy Butler “Right Track (Single Version)” from Northern Soul: The Soundtrack (Harmless 2014) N —Originally released in 1966 on the OKeh label.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Pop-Eye Rider” from Do the Pop-Eye (Rhino Atlantic 1962) —Music bed.Buy it!
Ann Sexton “You're Gonna Miss Me” from Anthology (Soul Brother Records 2004) —Written by Paul Kelly and recorded in Nashvlle in 1973 for the Seventy 7 label.Buy it!
The Box Tops “She Knows How” from The Letter / Neon Rainbow (Bell 1967) R —Written by Wayne Carson Thompson and featuring the lead vocals of a 16-year old Alex Chilton.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “Soul Deep” from The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone Music/Rhino 2014) N —This 1968 demo version of the song written by Wayne Carson Thompson pre-dated the Box Tops version by a year and is just being released for the first time on this new compilation.Buy it!
Ramsey Lewis “Party Time” from Chicago Soul (Soul Jazz Records 2004) —Music bed. 1967 Richard Evans instrumental.Buy it!
Sensational Family Singers “I'll Go” from The Soul of Designer Records (Big Legal Mess Records www.biglegalmessrecords.com 2014) N —From 1967-1977, the Memphis-based Designer Records label released over 500 singles and LPs. This new 4-disc compilation is made up of bands who recorded for the label. The vocals on this song by the St. Petersburg, FL gospel band are by Gilford Evans.Buy it!
Slim Harpo “Shake Your Hips” from Best Of Slim Harpo (Hip-O 1997) —1966 song written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo).Buy it!
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages “Bread” from Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) —Rave-up version of the Bobby Hebb song that was the flip side to 'Sunny." Written by Joe Renzetti. - Sat 10/4 Barrence Whitfield and The Savages – Off Broadway. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Freddie King “In The Open” from R&B Hipshakers - Vol. 3 (Vampisoul 2012) —Music bed. 1962 guitar instrumental penned by Freddie King and Sonny Thompson.Buy it!
Sonny & Cher “The Beat Goes On” from The Beat Goes On - The Best of Sonny & Cher (Rhino 1993) —1966 Atlantic recording written by Sonny Bono and recorded and arranged by New Orleans producer Harold Battiste.Buy it!
Young-Holt Unlimited “Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy” from The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick Records 2005) —1967 Brunswick recording written by Isaac Red Holt. Nick Waterhouse covered this song on his 2014 "Holly" release. Not often that you hear vocals on Young-Holt Unlimited recordings.Buy it!
Ray Charles “One Mint Julep” from Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord 1961) —R&B single written by Rudy Toombs and recorded in 1961.Buy it!
Lambert Hendricks & Ross “Twisted” from The Hottest New Group in Jazz (Columbia 1996) —Written by Wardell Gray and Annie Ross and originally released on their debut album in 1959.Buy it!
Nelson Riddle “Speakeasy Blues” from Saxophobia (Capitol Records 1996) —Music bed. Nelson Riddle composition recorded in 1960 for "The Untouchables" TV soundtrack.Buy it!
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