Rolling Stones “Let It Loose” from Exile On Main Street Expanded Edition (UMe 2010) N —Well, that's a good way to wake yourself up in the morning - easing into the grind with a Stones ballad.Buy it!
Billy Nichols “Would You Believe” (SEQUEL rhino.com 1968) —Thanks to Geoff Kessell for introducing me on Facebook to this gem featuring Steve Marriott and the Small FacesBuy it!
Electric Light Orchestra “Roll Over Beethoven” from ELO II (Jet 1973) —RIP Mike Edwards, who played cello with ELO for years and who passed away a few days ago in a farm accident - police identified him through Youtube videos of the band. Welcome to the modern world.Buy it!
The Clash “I Fought the Law” from The Singles (Epic 1991) —I remember eagerly anticipating the release of "The Cost of Living EP" and being flabbergasted to hear this version of this classic for the first time.Buy it!
The Chills “Heavenly Pop Hit” from Submarine Bells (Slash 1990) —I never loved this New Zealand group the way some people I knew did, but I worship the heck out of this masterpiece of perfection - the song title says it all.Buy it!
David Bowie “Word on a Wing” from Station to Station Deluxe Edition (Virgin 2010) N —I'm wondering which catalog has been reissued the most - Bowie's or Elvis Costello's?Buy it!
Barry White “I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” from Gold (Hip-O 2008) —The funkiest harpsichord I know - oh, what a groove.Buy it!
James Brown “(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” from Love Power Peace (Polydor 1992) —One of the greatest live albums of all time, featuring the band that would soon leave him to join Funkadelic.Buy it!
The People Star “Onwu Dinjo” from Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (Soundway 2010) N —Gorgeous 1976 sweet Nigerian cut - once upon a time I would have been better versed in naming the style.Buy it!
Joe Henry “All Blues Hail Mary” from Blood from Stars (Anti 2009) —From the mountain comes a soul and the stones grow up like trees.Buy it!
Jorma Kaukonen “Been So Long” from River of Time (Red House www.redhouse.com 2009) R —Larry Campbell plays a very nice mandolin on this one, and Jorma is, of course, terrific.Buy it!
Heart “Wheels” from Red Velvet Car (Eagle 2010) N —This is the second song I've heard from this, and I really dig it - I love the way Ann Wilson's voice has grown.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Stumble On” from Dream Attic (Shout Factory 2010) N —A beautiful, sad song with especially gorgeous violin from Joel Zifkin.Buy it!
Radiohead “Electioneering” from OK Computer (CAPITOL 1997) —Talk about cowbell! I'd forgotten how richly the noble percussion instrument contributes on this song.Buy it!
Ray Parker, Jr. “The Other Woman” (Arista 1982) —A year later, he sang :"Ghostbusters" and his career was over, but I always loved this cowbell-laden gem.Buy it!
Wizzard “You Can Dance the Rock 'n' Roll” from Wizzard Brew (EMI 1973) —Bonus cowbell track - hey I could have picked the 13 minute "Meet Me at the Jailhouse."Buy it!
Lou Reed “Endlessly Jealous” from New Sensations (RCA 1984) —I haven't heard this in so long - I still love this song.Buy it!
Neil Young “Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues” from Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Columbia 1993) —Neil Young backed by Booker T and the MG's - very cool.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “After the Meteor Showers” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2010) N —You can the blame the stars, you can blame the wind, you can blame the meteor showers, the original sin.Buy it!
Katy Moffatt “Slow Movin' Freight Train” from Hearts Gone Wild (Watermelon 1994) —She'll be at the Sheldon Sunday night for the Larry Weir tribute concert - Larry deeply loved the music of Katy Moffatt.Buy it!
Terry Allen “The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma” from Lubbock (On Everything) (Fate 1979) —From Larry's favorite album of all time - and another artist who will make a rare St. Louis appearance for this conert Sunday.Buy it!
Joe Ely “All Just to Get to You” from Letter to Laredo (MCA 1995) —Joe Ely isn't coming, but as long as I was in the Songwriters Showcase mood, I figured I'd add this gem from one of Larry's faves and mine (with Springsteen on backing vocals).Buy it!
Karate Bikini “I'm Falling Down” from A Demonstration (ep) (self-released 2010) N L —Nice to find this 4-cut EP sitting in my box at the station this morning - maybe this means they're finally selling something?Buy it!
Tight Pants Syndrome “I Shop For Sugar” from Fully Attractive CD ALBUM (Blip Blap! 2010) N L —Have I mentioned how much I love this new release from these St. Louis popsters?Buy it!
The Beau Brummels “Still In Love With You Baby” from Introducing the Beau Brummels (Sundazed 1995) —A ockin' little harpsichord number.Buy it!
Bobby Fuller Four “Another Sad and Lonely Night” from Never to Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years (Del-Fi 1997) —So many great melodies came from this band.Buy it!
The Band “Bessie Smith” from The Basement Tapes (Columbia 1975) —Practically at the beginning of the classic Band sound right here.Buy it!
Bessie Smith “Careless Love Blues” from The Essential Bessie Smith (Columbia Legacy 1997) —Not the Bessie Smith the Band were singing about, but you can't tell me her spirit wasn't somehow involved.Buy it!
Les Copeland “Anna Lee” from Don't Let the Devil In (Earwig 2010) N —Copeland and Honeyboy Edwards have a blast playing together on this one.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Shting-Schtang” from Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2009) —One of them songs you can't get enough of.Buy it!
Tom Jones “Burning Hell” from Praise and Blame (Lost Highway 2010) N —What a rockin' examination of one man's existential crisis.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Burn It Down” from Tin Can Trust CD ALBUM (Shout! Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2010) N —I get lost inside this song every time I hear it - one of Los Lobos' best.Buy it!
The Picketts “Walking on Thin Ice” from The Wicked Picketts (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1995) —Featuring the amazing vocals of Christy McWilson.Buy it!
Richard Barone “Girl” from Glow (Bar/None 2010) N —It's always exciting to hear new music from this often overlooked songwriter (formerly of the slightly less but mostly overlooked Bongos).Buy it!
Carole King “Sweet Seasons” from The Essential Carole King (EPIC/LEGACY 2010) N —Oh how I loved this song back in my middle teen years.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “I Don't Want to Spoil the Party” from Hits 1979-1989 (Columbia 1989) —Here's what I know. I was in a band (60 Hz Hm) with a female singer - we did a country-flavored take on the Beatles "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party." We saw Rosanne Cash play around 1988, while the band was still together. The next year, she recorded it.Buy it!
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