The Delines “I Won't Slip Up” from Colfax (El Cortez 2014) —Written by Willy Vlautin and sung by Amy Boone.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3 AM” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
Kelly Willis “You Can't Take It With You” from Easy (Ryko 2002) —You know that Australian national treasure I was talking about before? He wrote this song.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “For The Ages” from Spring and Fall (Gawdaggle 2012) —Written by Australian national treasure Paul Kelly.Buy it!
The Coral “Wrapped In Blue” from The Curse of Love (Skeleton Key Records 2014) N —New release from the Liverpool-based band.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “Blowin' Up A Storm” from Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (Sony 2006) —Music bed.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Voices” from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (High Top Mountain sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/album/high-top-mountain 2014) —"How I wish somebody'd make these voices go away / Seems they're always talking but they ain't got much to say / A picture's worth a 1000 words but a word ain't worth a dime / And we all know they'll go on talking til the end of time."Buy it!
Buddy Miller “Don't Tell Me” from Poison Love (Hightone 1997) —This is the first Buddy Miller song I ever heard. Been a fan ever since. Written by Buddy and Julie Miller.Buy it!
Lee Ann Womack “Not Forgotten You” from The Way I'm Livin' (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2014) N —Written by Bruce Robison.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” from Soul Men (Stax Records url 2003) —Music bed. 60s instrumental version of the Isaac Hayes/David Porter composition.Buy it!
O.C. Smith “Long Black Limousine” from Cold Cold Heart: Where Country Meets Soul - Volume 3 (Kent 2014) N —1968 recording arranged by H.B. Barnum and written by Bobby George and Vernon Stovall.Buy it!
Sandra Rhodes “Sowed Love and Reaped the Heartache” from Country Got Soul - Vol. 2 (Casual 2004) —Recorded in 1973 and written by Dickey Lee and Allen Reynolds.Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bar Time” (Hayden's Ferry 2000) L —Written by Dade Farrar and featuring Gary Hunt on steel guitar. - Tonight (Thursday Oct 23) Songbird Café: Chris Grabau, Dade Farrar, Gary Hunt, Justin Johnson (7:30PM songbird-stl.com) Focal Point Arts CenterBuy it!
Magnolia Summer “The Slip That Leads Into the Fall” from The Slip That Leads Into the Fall - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Dolly Varden “Saskatchewan To Chicago” from Live at KDHX 6/8/2013 (KDHX 2013) —Written by Steve Dawson and recorded live at KDHX on 6/8/13.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “Breakfast In Bed” from Dusty In Memphis (Atlantic 1969) —Written by Eddie Hinton and Donnie Fritts. Everybody has to own this album, don't they?Buy it!
Rumer “You Just Don't Know People” from Into Colour (Atlantic Records UK 2014) N —From her forthcoming album being released overseas on November 10. It will be released in the U.S. early 2015.Buy it!
The Ramblers “Just For Chicks” from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. 60s guitar from a band out of Essex, England.Buy it!
Shane MacGowan And The Popes “Haunted” from The Snake (ZTT/Warner Bros 1995) —Written by Shane MacGowan. Sinead O'Connor sings duet vocals on this track.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Palomine” (Matador 1992) —Debut album from the Amsterdam-based band. Lead vocals by Carol van Dijk.Buy it!
The Brogues “I Ain't No Miracle Worker” from Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (Rhino 1998) —1965 Challenge single from the band based out of Merced, CA. Written by Nancie Mantz and Annette Tucker.Buy it!
Allah-Las “Had It All” from Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure 2014) N —New release from the Los Angeles band influenced by 60s rock and roll.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Feelin' Bad Blues” from Soundtracks (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2014) N —Music bed. Instrumental composition written by Ry Cooder. Jim Dickinson plays Dolceola on this.Buy it!
Peter Blegvad “Gold” from King Strut & Other Stories (What Disc 2002) —"The lowliest of metals." Written by Peter Blegvad and featuring B.J. Cole on pedal steel.Buy it!
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Strange Ways to Win Wars” from Old Devils (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Written by Jon Langford and featuring Tawny Newsome on harmony vocals. "Unmanned and unanswered for / Strange ways to win wars."Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “Birds Without a Wire” from Lines from the Frame (Undertow 2008) L —Thu Oct 23 Songbird Café: Chris Grabau, Dade Farrar, Gary Hunt, Justin Johnson (7:30PM songbird-stl.com) Focal Point Arts Center - Impressive array of fine St. Louis songwriters.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.Buy it!
Courtney Barnett “David” from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Mom + Pop 2013) —Highly-recommended debut full-length album from the singer-songwriter out of Melbourne, Australia.Buy it!
Allo Darlin' “Heartbeat” from We Come from the Same Place (Fortuna Pop!/Slumberland 2014) N —From the UK band's new release of fine indie-pop songs. Lead vocals by Elizabeth Morris.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Perfect Person” from Jungle (Blip Blap! 2013) L —Mon 10/27 Tristen, Middle Class Fashion, and American Wrestlers – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Ike Turner “Feelin' Good / Please Love Me (from All The Blues, All The Time medley)” from Fender: The Golden Age 1950-1970 (Ace 2012) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental medley recorded for the Crown label.Buy it!
The Bobby Fuller Four “Let Her Dance” from The Best of The Bobby Fuller Four (Rhino 1990) —Recorded in 1965 for the Mustang label.Buy it!
The Yardbirds “I Ain't Got You” from Fender: The Golden Age 1950-1970. (Ace 2012) —Recorded in 1964 for Columbia. Jeff Beck:"The Strat still looks futuristic, and it's still an unbeatable shape, as is the Tele. I don't think you can improve on those two guitars. They're the all-time great rock guitars."Buy it!
Jonathan Richman “Fender Stratocaster” from Jonathan Richman (Rounder www.rounder.com 1989) —Written by Jonathan Richman. This whole album is just Jonathan Richman on vocals, guitar, and percussion.Buy it!
The Replacements “Cruella DeVille” from Stay Awake (A&M 1988) —For aficionados of Replacements and/or songs from 101 Dalmations. Produced by Hal Willner and featuring a host of eclectic various artists reinterpreting music from vintage Disney films.Buy it!
Plas Johnson “The Big Twist” from Saxophobia (Capitol Records 1996) —Music bed. 1957 instrumental written by Plas Johnson and recorded for Capitol.Buy it!
Baby Huey & The Babysitters “One Dragon Two Dragon” from The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend (Curtom 1971) —Music bed.Buy it!
Bobby Womack “California Dreamin'” from Bobby Womack: The Ultimate Collection (Charly 1999) —1968 cover version of The Mamas and The Papas song written by John Phillips.Buy it!
Little Dragon “Recommendation” from Little Dragon (Peacefrog 2007) —Soul and electronica dance pop out of Gothenburg, Sweden fronted by vocalist Yukimi Nagano. Their show at The Ready Room last Sunday was flat-out terrific.Buy it!
Isaac Hayes “No Name Bar” from Instrumentals (Ace/Stax 2003) —Music bed. 1971 instrumental composed by Isaac Hayes.Buy it!
Kim Weston “Eleanor Rigby” from Soul Gospel (Soul Jazz 2005) —1970 soul version of the Beatles song recorded for tehhe People label which was an imprint label of Stax Records. Kind of sounds like a James Bond theme crossed with soul gospel. One of my favorite Beatles covers of all time.Buy it!
Donny Hathaway “Magnificent Sanctuary Band” from Never My Love: The Anthology (Atlantic 2013) —1971 Atlantic single written by Dorsey Burnette and produced by Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin. From the drum break at the beginning, you're just pulled into this one.Buy it!
Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band “Dusty Blue” from Victim of Love (feat. Menahan Street Band) (Daptone 2013) —Music bed.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Don't Knock” from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) —Written by Pop Staples and featuring backing vocals by Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, and Donny Gerrard.Buy it!
The Jubilee Hummingbirds “Stand By Me” from The Soul of Designer Records (Big Legal Mess Records www.biglegalmessrecords.com 2014) N —Among group members of this band's 65(!) years have been James Carr and O.V. Wright. This was recorded circa 1970-72 and features fine tremeloed guitar and harmonies behind the lead vocals of Rev. Al Banks. Really great.Buy it!
The Budos Band “The Sticks” from Burnt Offering (Daptone 2014) N —From their new release which just hit the stores this week.Buy it!
The Memphis Horns “Beale Street Shuffle” from High on Music (Legacy Recordings 1976) —Music bed. 1976 instrumental written by Booker T. Jones.Buy it!
The 8th Day “You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk)” from Holland-Dozier-Holland: The Complete 45s Collection (Demon Music 2014) N —Written by Angelo Bond, Gregory Perry, Norman Johnson, and Ronald Dunbar and recorded for the Invictus label in 1971Buy it!
Fleetwood Mac “Over My Head” from Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros. 1975) —Written by Christine McVie. Fri 3/27 Fleetwood Mac (!) – Scottrade CenterBuy it!
Ruthie Foster “Singing The Blues” from Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 2014) N —Written by Ruthie Foster and produced by Meshell Ndegeocello. Appearing tonight (Thursday 10/23) at the Old Rock House are Ruthie Foster and Luther Dickinson. Now, that's a really strong double bill.Buy it!
June Gardner “Hot Seat” from 99 Plus One (Night Train International 2000) —Music bed. New Orleans instrumental penned by Wardell Quezergue.Buy it!
Lee Dorsey “Games People Play” from Yes We Can (Raven 2005) —Written by Joe South and originally released in 1970.Buy it!
Salt “Hung Up” from Saturday Night Fish Fry (Soul Jazz 2001) —New Orleans funk instrumental recorded for the Choctaw label.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “Love Ain'r Ever Hurt Nobody” from The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone Music/Rhino 2014) N —Written by David Bevis and originally released as the B-side of an Atlantic single in 1968. Produced by Spooner Oldham.Buy it!
The Tick-Tocks “I'm Gonna Get You Yet” from Cracking The Cosimo Code (Ace 2014) N —Originally released as a single for the Enjoy label in 1963. Recorded at Cosimo Recording Studios. For a time members of this band included Aaron Neville, Art Neville, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington.Buy it!
Herb Hardesty “Sassy” from The Domino Effect (Ace 2012) —Music bed. New Orleans instrumental composed by tenor saxophonist Herb Hardesty and recorded at Cosimo's Studio in 1958.Buy it!
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