Clarence Carter “I'd Rather Go Blind” from The Dynamic Clarence Carter (Atlantic 1969) —Written by Ellington Jordan & Billy Foster and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1969. Etta James might have recorded the definitive version but this is pretty great, as well. Featuring Duane Allman on guitar.Buy it!
Linda Ronstadt “I Won't Be Hangin' Round” from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) N —Written by Eric Kaz & recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971. Featuring background vocals by Merry Clayton & Dianne Davidson.Buy it!
Candi Staton “I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')” from Candi Staton (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks unk 2004) —Yet another track recorded at Muscle Shoals (with many of the players on the previous two tracks). Written by George Jackson & Eddie Harris and recorded in 1969.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Night Before” from Last Night!/Do The Pop-Eye (stax 2002) —Music bed. Instrumental recorded in 1961and released on Atlantic.Buy it!
Otis Redding “Chained And Bound” from Live on the Sunset Strip (Stax/Concord 2010) —Written by Otis Redding & recorded live at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood in 1966.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Soulville” from Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington (Legacy/Columbia 1964) —Recorded when she was just 21 years old & found on this highly recommended 1964 tribute to Dinah Washington.Buy it!
Googie Rene & His Band “Side Track” from Great R & B Instrumentals (Ace 2001) —Music bed. 1957 instrumental recorded for the Class label.Buy it!
Maskman & The Agents “One Eye Open” (Dynamo 1969) —Washington, DC soul band featuring the vocals of Harmon Bethea.Buy it!
Dyke & The Blazers “It's Your Thing” from We Got More Soul (BGP url 2010) —Isley Brothers cover recorded in 1969 for the Original Sound label by one of the finest soul & funk bands, ever.Buy it!
Lyn Collins “Ain't No Sunshine” from Mama Feelgood - The Best of Lyn Collins (Spectrum 2005) —1972 version of the Bill Withers song recorded by the singer who was a member of the James Brown revue.Buy it!
Booker T. Jones “The Vamp” from The Road To Memphis (Anti- www.anti.com 2011) N —Music bed. New instrumental written by Booker T. Jones & featuring backup by The Roots & Dennis Coffey.Buy it!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “Black” from Rome (EMI 2011) N —New collaboration with Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi. They co-wrote this song and it features Norah Jones on vocals.Buy it!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “The Matador Has Fallen” from Rome (EMI 2011) N —Instrumental written by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi and featuring various musicians who have contributed much to Italian movie soundtracks.Buy it!
Raphael Saadiq “Good Man” from Stone Rollin' (Columbia 2011) N —Written by and featuring the vocals of Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson.Buy it!
Dennis Coffey “Plutonius” from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N —Music bed. New instrumental written by Dennis Coffey and Eric Hoegemeyer (who also plays drums and percussion on this new release).Buy it!
Dennis Coffey with Fanny Franklin (of Orgone) “Don't Knock My Love” from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N —Fanny Franklin from Orgone provides the lead vocals on this Wilson Pickett cover. Orgone will be appearing along with The Right Now at the Old Rock House this Saturday (5/28).Buy it!
The Five Stairsteps “O-O-H Child” from The First Family of Soul: The Best Of The Five Stairsteps (Buddah 2001) —Recorded by Chicago's answer to The Jackson 5 in 1970. Written, produced, arranged & conducted by Stan Vincent.Buy it!
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway “Baby I Love You” from Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic 1972) —Written by Jimmy Holiday and found on this fine album of duets from 1972.Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “You Can't Do That” from McLemore Avenue (Expanded Version) (Concord 2011) N —Music bed. New reissue of their 1970 recording plus six additional instrumental versions of Beatles songs.Buy it!
The Beatles “You Really Got A Hold On Me” from With The Beatles (Mono) (EMI 1963) —1963 version of the Smokey Robinson-penned song with a wonderful lead vocal by John Lennon.Buy it!
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 “Amphetamine” from Static Transmission (DBK Works 2003) R —I had a request for this last week. Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 will be appearing at Twangfest at Blueberry Hill on Saturday (June 11) with Marah & The Baseball Project. Miss at your own peril.Buy it!
The Velvet Underground “Rock and Roll” from Loaded (Cotillioin 1970) —Written by Lou Reed & recorded in 1970. So great.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Workingman's Blues #2” from Modern Times (Sony 2006) —In case you haven't heard, we will be celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th birthday & having a KDHX benefit this Friday (5/27) at Off Broadway. 12 bands - 37 Dylan songs - Bobtastic!Buy it!
Warren Zevon “My Ride's Here” (Artemis 2002) R —Yet another request from last week. Give me enough time & I actually come through. Sometimes.Buy it!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Over and Over” from Ragged Glory (Reprise 1990) —Music bed. Instrumental portion of the song from his 1990 release.Buy it!
The Baseball Project “Don't Call Them Twinkies” from Vol. 2 - High and Inside (Bonus Version) (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2011) N —Co-written by Steve Wynn & Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady). Craig Finn also sings lead on this. The Baseball Project will be at Blueberry Hill on Saturday (6/11) as part of Twangfest with Marah and Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook “Sunday Morning” from Balls (31 Tigers 2007) —Written by Lou Reed & John Cale and recorded in 2007. Elizabeth Cook will be appearing at The Pageant with Kentucky Knife Fight & headliner Hayes Carll on Wednesday (6/8) as part of Twangfest.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “Annabelle Lee” from Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Written by Sarah Jarosz & Cameron Scoggins and found on this highly recommended new release.Buy it!
Malcolm Middleton “Red Travellin' Socks” from Waxing Gibbous (Full Time Hobby 2009) —Written by Arab Strap co-founder, Malcolm Middleton, and found on this largely-overlooked 2009 release. One of my favorite songs from that year.Buy it!
Billy Bragg “Greetings To The New Brunette” from Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (Elektra 1986) —1986 Billy Bragg composition featuring Johnny Marr on guitar and Kirsty MacColl on background vocals.Buy it!
Squarepusher “Tommib” from Lost In Translation soundtrack (Emperor Norton 2003) —Music bed. Instrumental from the soundtrack to the Sofia Coppola film.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Countenance” from Comfort of Strangers (EMI Records 2006) —Written by Beth Orton & found on her most recent release. Talk about somebody long overdue for a new release.Buy it!
The Broken Heartbreakers “Tell That Boy” from Wintersun (self released 2010) —This band is based out of New Zealand and is well worth seeking out. Featuring the vocals and songwriting of John Guy Howell and Rachel Bailey.Buy it!
Caitlin Rose “Spare Me (live)” from Live at KDHX 05-23-11 (n/a 2011) N —Caitlin Rose and her band came in to KDHX & recorded three songs last Monday (5/23). They are making their radio debut right now.Buy it!
Caitlin Rose “Shanghai Cigarettes (live)” from Live at KDHX 05-23-11 (n/a 2011) N —All three songs are live versions of songs found on her new release, Own Side Now.Buy it!
Caitlin Rose “For the Rabbits (live)” from Live at KDHX 05-23-11 (n/a 2011) —Thanks to Caitlin Rose and band for coming in to KDHX.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place At 3 A.m.” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.Buy it!
Jason Isbell “Dress Blues” from Sirens of the Ditch (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2007) —This song is quite fitting given that Memorial Day is this weekend. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Maria Taylor will be appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (5/31).Buy it!
Buddy Miller “With God On Our Side” from Universal United House of Prayer MP3/FILE ALBUM (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —One of the best Bob Dylan covers I've ever heard. Nine minutes and leaving you wanting more.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Archie's Funeral (Hold to God's Unchanging Hand)” from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 1980 The Long Riders movie soundtrack.Buy it!
Iris DeMent “There's A Wall In Washington” from The Way I Should (Warner Bros. 1996) —Powerful song about the ravages of war written by Iris DeMent an recorded in 1996. Another one for Memorial Day.Buy it!
Jackson Browne “For A Dancer” from Late For the Sky (Asylum 1974) —Beautiful song enhanced even further by the slide guitar and fiddle playing of David Lindley.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “The Knife-Edge” from Strict Tempo! (Hannibal 1981) —Music bed. 1981 instrumental written by Richard Thompson.Buy it!
Fairport Convention “Come All Ye” from Liege and Lief (A&M 1969) —Written by Sandy Denny and Ashley Hutchings & featuring Sandy Denny on lead vocals.Buy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “Dark End of the Street (Live)” from (guitar, vocal) (Hannibal 1976) —Live 1975 recording of their version of the Dan Penn & Chips Moman classic soul song. Featuring one of Linda Thompson's very best vocals, I think.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Mean Scene” (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) N L —Appearing with T Model Ford & Gravel Road tonight (Thursday 5/26) at Off Broadway.Buy it!
George Zimmerman & The Thrills “Ain't Got No Money To Pay For This Drink” from Theme Time Radio Hour (Ace 2008) —Recorded in 1956.Buy it!
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