Frankie Pighee & The Soulettes “Soul Feeling” from Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (The Numero Group 2011) N —Rare soul track from this 3-CD, 58-track collection of recordings that came out of a small, low-tech studio in Cleveland called the Boddie Recording Studio. This 1967 song was written by Frankie Pighee, a woman with a voice lower than many men's voices.Buy it!
J.J. Jackson “But It's Alright” from Soul Shots (Rhino 1988) —Co-written by J.J. Jackson & Pierre Tubbs and recorded for the Calla label in 1966.Buy it!
Betty Moorer “It's My Thing” from Dynamic Grooves: (BGP 2011) N —Taken from this new single-disc collection of soul & funk from NY independent labels, Sceptor, Wandy, Dynamo & Musicor. This Isley Brothers cover from one of the founding members of the Esquires came out in 1969 on the Wand label.Buy it!
Joe Arnold “Soul Trippin'” from Dynamic Grooves (BGP 2011) N —Music bed. 1968 soul instrumental released by the Wand label.Buy it!
Little Ben & The Cheers “Mighty, Mighty Lover” from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (The Numero Group 2011) N —More rare soul unearthed from The Numero Group. This new compilation is made up of 60s & 70s soul tracks that came out of Chicago on the Nickel & Penny labels - both the mastermind of Richard Pegue, a DJ, writer, arranger and producer.Buy it!
Shirley Ellis “Soul Time” from Blow Up A Go-Go! (V2 2000) —Written by Shirley Elliston (aka) & Charlie Calello and originally released in 1966. I'd call this one a rave-up.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “I'm A Good Woman” from A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent 2011) N —Highly recommended new compilation of soul singles & unreleased tracks from the soul singer, writer & electric guitarist out of Beaumont, Texas. Written by Barbara Lynn & recorded for the Tribe label in 1966.Buy it!
Bill Black's Combo “Don't Be Cruel” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Hasmick Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental version of the Elvis Presley hit.Buy it!
The Pretty Things “Come See Me” from Come See Me: The Very Best Of The Pretty Things (Shout! Factory 2004) —This 1965 recording was written by J.J. Jackson & Pierre Tubbs who also wrote the song, 'But It's Alright', heard earlier in the show.Buy it!
Big Jay McNeely “Nervous, Man, Nervous” from Rhythm Riot (Ace 2002) —Big Jay McNeely is still going strong in his 80s. I just had the opportunity to see him in September in New Orleans and the man can still really put on a show. This song came out on the Federal label in 1953.Buy it!
Rufus Thomas “The Dog” from The Best of Rufus Thomas (Rhino 1996) —Written by Rufus Thomas & recorded for Stax in 1963.Buy it!
The Cobras “Restless” from Memphis '60 (BGP 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Steve Cropper & Jimmy Johnson and recorded for Stax in 1964.Buy it!
Etta James “God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)” from Heart & Soul: A Retrospective (Hip-O Select 2011) N —Randy Newman cover from 1973 found on this highly-recommended 4-CD retrospective.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Let's Burn Down The Cornfield” from The Best of Lou Rawls: The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions (Blue Note 2006) —Written by Randy Newman & recorded for Capitol in 1970.Buy it!
The Box Tops “Let Me Go” from Non-Stop (Expanded) (Sundazed 2000) —Reissue of their 1968 release plus five bonus tracks. This 1971 single recording of the Randy Newman song was released after the band had broken up.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Clef Club #1” from Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman (Rhino/Reprise rhino.com 1998) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Randy Newman for the 1981 'Ragtime' film soundtrack.Buy it!
Arthur Conley “I Can't Stop (No, No, No)” from The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 (Kent 2011) N —Written by Dan Penn & Roger Hawkins and recorded at Fame Studios in 1966.Buy it!
King Khan and The Shrines “Land of the Freak” from What Is?! (Vice Records 2007) —King Khan & Bloodshot Bill aka ‘The Tandoori Knights’ will be appearing at Off Broadway one week from Friday (11/25).Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “Green Onions (Live)” from Stax Profiles (Stax/Concord 2006) —Incendiary live recording from 1967. At least, it was up until the time the CD player flipped out.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “Revelation Road” (Everso 2011) N —Written, produced & all instruments performed by Shelby Lynne.Buy it!
Marti Jones & Don Dixon “These Arms of Mine” from Living Stereo (Dixon Archival 2011) N —Otis Redding cover featuring the lead vocals of Marti Jones & found on their new release of all duets.Buy it!
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter “Come to Mary” from Marble Son (Station Grey / Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Appearing at the Old Rock House this Tuesday (11/22). Also on the bill is The Otto Modest.Buy it!
Au Revoir Simone “Organized Scenery” from Still Night, Still Light (Co-operative Music 2009) —Really melodic indie-pop out of Brooklyn featuring the trio of Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard), Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard) and Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard).Buy it!
The Delgados “I Fought the Angels” from Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground 2004) —Featuring the sublime vocals of Emma Pollock.Buy it!
Mulatu Astatke “Gubèlyé (My Gubel)” from Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974) (Buda Musique 2004) —Music bed. 1974 Ethiopian jazz instrumental.Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Cement Slippers” from Cannibal Courtship (Concord 2011) —From their 2011 release & featuring the singing of Cambodian-born vocalist Chhom Nimol . One of the best releases of 2011.Buy it!
Morphine “Buena” from Cure for Pain (Ryko 1993) —Written & sung by Mark Sandman.Buy it!
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Johnny Appleseed” from Global A Go-Go (Hellcat 2001) —"If you're after getting the honey / Then you don't go killing all the bees."Buy it!
Dengue Fever “Kiss of the Bufo Alvarius” from Cannibal Courtship (Concord 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental from their 2011 release.Buy it!
Ximena Sariñana “Wrong Miracle” from Ximena Sariñana SINGLE (Warner Bros. 2011) N —Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room this Friday (11/18). Avalanche City is opening.Buy it!
Pretty Little Empire “Let's Say "I Do"” from Reasons and Rooms (Bellevue Box 2010) L —Written & sung by Justin Johnson and found on the St. Louis band's 2010 release.Buy it!
A Band of Bees “I Really Need Love” from Every Step's a Yes (Fiction Records UK 2011) N —From the UK band's new release.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “Peter Gunn Theme” from Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 1960 (Eric Records 2011) N —Music bed. 1960 instrumental composed by Henry Mancini.Buy it!
The Who “I'm One” from Quadrophenia (Polydor Records 1973) —Written & featuring lead vocals by Pete Townshend.Buy it!
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane “Annie” from Rough Mix (Hip-O 1977) —Written by Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton & Kit Lambert and featuring Ronnie Lane on lead vocals.Buy it!
The Faces “Debris” from Five Guys Walk Into A Bar... (Rhino/Warner Bros 2004) —1971 song written by Ronnie Lane. As good as music gets.Buy it!
The Marketts “Ready, Steady, Go” from Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes (Ace 2011) N —Music bed. 1965 instrumental recorded for Warner Bros.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Love Like Laughter” from Central Reservation (Arista 1999) —Written by Beth Orton & Ted Barnes (who also plays guitar on this track). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming” from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Kind of interesting that Neil Young's leadoff track for his solo debut album was an instrumental.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Carol Kaye” from Live at KDHX no. 9 (KDHX kdhx.org 2011) N —Live recording made right here at KDHX on 2/27/10.Buy it!
John Wesley Harding “Calling Off the Experiment” from The Sound of His Own Voice (Yep Roc 2011) N —From his new release.Buy it!
The Painkillers “Stop The Music” from Painkillers (Euclid Records Records 2011) L —The Painkillers & The Lettuceheads will be appearing at Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves this Wednesday (11/23). Doors 9PM. Music 10PM.Buy it!
Chris Mills “Suicide Note” from The Silver Line (Powerless Pop Recorders 2006) —Written by Chris Mills with backing vocals by Kelly Hogan.Buy it!
The Jans Project “High Noon” from The Jans Project (Jans Project 2011) L —2011 EP from the Midwest band (with members spanning various states) made up of Jeff Evans, Steve Lindstrom, Nick Rudd & Steve Scariano.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Tears A Go-Go” from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) —Charlie Rich sings about the the unhappiest place on Earth. Recorded in 1966 for the Smash label.Buy it!
Doug Sahm and Band “(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone” from Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino Handmade 2004) —Written by Dave Kirby & Glen Martin and recorded in 1972 for this Jerry Wexler-produced release.Buy it!
Los Lobos “And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down” from Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2009) —Taken from this 2009 compilation of various artists performing Doug Sahm songs. Cesar Rosas takes the lead vocal on this one.Buy it!
Ha Ha Tonka “Usual Suspects” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) —Appearing at the Firebird next Friday (11/25).Buy it!
The Byrds “Positively 4th Street (Live)” from The Byrds Play Dylan (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1966) —Live Bob Dylan cover recording from 1970.Buy it!
Toni Price “Obviously 5 Believers” from Hey (Antone's Records 1995) —1995 Bob Dylan cover from the Austin-based artist.Buy it!
Buck Owens “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” from Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard (Sundazed 1961) —This set features all songs written by Harlan Howard.Buy it!
Joe Simon “The Chokin' Kind” from Monument of Soul (RPM 2001) —Soul country version of a Harlan Howard song from 1969.Buy it!
Patty Loveless “Busted” from Mountain Soul II (Saguaro 2009) —2009 bluegrass version of the Harlan Howard classic.Buy it!
The Wilburn Brothers “Trouble's Back In Town” from The Wilburn Brothers: Greatest Hits (Varese Sarabande 2005) —1962 recording by the country music duo written by Dick Flood.Buy it!
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