The Martinis “Bullseye” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic At The Firebird on 2/1 W/ Roky Erickson! 2011) N —Thanks to Kate from Beep Beep Boop Boop (found here on KDHX at Wed 9-11 PM) for filling in and doing a great show last Thursday. - 1966/67 instrumental written by Leroy & Teenie Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section, Johnny Keyes & "Packy" Axton.Buy it!
Eddy "G" Giles “Soul Feeling - Part 1” from Southern Funkin' - Louisiana Funk and Soul 1967-1979 (BGP url 2005) —Written by Eddy Giles of Shreveport, LA & released in 1968 on the Murco label.Buy it!
Johnny K. Killens & The Dynamites “I Don't Need Help” from Eccentric Soul, Vol. 7: The Deep City Label (Numero Group 2006) —1967 Miami soul track written by Willie Clarke & Johnny Pearsall - owners of the Deep City label.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Wedlock Is a Padlock” from Women's Love Rights: The Hot Wax Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —1971 single released on the Hot Wax label owned by Holland, Dozier & Holland. Written by Angelo Bond & General Johnson.Buy it!
The Prime Mates “Hot Tamales - Part 2” from Allen Toussaint: Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-78 (Charly 2011) N —Music bed. 1967 instrumental produced by Allen Toussaint & found on this fine new 2-CD overview of some of Allen Toussaint's finest work from 1957-78.Buy it!
Timmy Thomas “It's My Life” from The Goldwax Story, Vol. 2 (Ace Records 2004) —1967 soul version of the song made famous by the Animals recorded for the Memphis-based Goldwax label.Buy it!
Margie Joseph “Baby I'm-A Want You” from Sweet Surrender (Atlantic 1974) —1974 Bread cover written by David Gates & produced, arranged & conducted by Arif Mardin.Buy it!
The Faces “I'd Rather Go Blind” from Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (Rhino 2004) —Live 1975 recording from the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA of the soul classic written by Billy Foster & Ellington Jordan.Buy it!
The Marketts “Lady In the Cage” from Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes (Ace 2011) N —Music bed. 1965 instrumental recorded for Warner Brothers co-written & arranged by Jack Nitzsche.Buy it!
Robert Parker “Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is)” from The Wardell Quezergue Sessions (Night Train International 2006) —B-side to the 1966 Barefootin' single released on the Nola label. Written by Robert Parker & produced by Wardell Quezergue.Buy it!
Trombone Shorty “Big 12” from For True (Verve 2011) N —Instrumental written by Troy Andrews aka Trombone Shorty and found on his latest release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Irma Thomas “It's Raining” from Time Is On My Side (Kent 1996) —Originally released in 1962 on the Minit label and written by Naomi Neville aka Allen Toussaint.Buy it!
Lee Allen “Tic Toc” from Walkin' With Mr. Lee (Collectable Records Corp. 1994) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Lee Allen and recorded at Cosimo's in New Orleans.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man” from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —Written by Nick Lowe & found on his new release. Nick Lowe is opening for Wilco in October (Tuesday 10/4) at the Peabody Opera House. The show is sold out.Buy it!
The Don Harrison Band “Sixteen Tons” from Sixteen Tons / Who I Really Am 45 single (Atlantic 1976) —This swampy Merle Travis cover was on the A-side of an Atlantic single which came out in 1976. If it sounds reminiscent of CCR, that's probably because Stu Cook and Doug Clifford are playing bass & drums on this recording.Buy it!
Al Wilson “Lodi” from Searching for the Dolphins (Expanded Version) (Ace/Kent 2008) —Reissue featuring the 1968 Soul City LP plus 11 bonus tracks including this 1969 CCR cover which came out as a single in 1969. The album was produced by Johnny Rivers and features members of The Wrecking Crew as the backup band.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “The Desert Rat” from Best of the RCA Years - Hits & Rarities (RCA Records Label 1993) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental written by Lee Hazlewood & Duane Eddy.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 www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/ 2011) N —Written by Eric Kaz & recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1971. That's Merry Clayton on background vocals.Buy it!
Neko Case “Tightly” from Blacklisted (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Written by Neko Case and including Joey Burns & John Convertino of Calexico in the backup band.Buy it!
Calexico “Roka” from Garden Ruin CD ALBUM (Quarterstick 2006) —Written by Joey Burns and featuring a stunning vocal by a singer from Spain named Amparo Sánchez. I really need to seek out some recordings by her.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “I Want My Crown” from Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch 2011) N —Written by Ry Cooder & off his latest release of State of the Union songs. And so concludes hour # 1.Buy it!
Calexico “Gypsy's Curse” from The Black Light (Quarterstick 1998) —Music bed. Instrumental penned by Joey Burns.Buy it!
Blondie “Picture This” from Parallel Lines (Chrysalis Inc 1978) —This Sat (9/24) at 7:30 PM, a film will screen at Webster University called 'Nightclubbing: Greatest Hits' featuring live NYC recorded performances from bands such as Blondie, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, The Cramps, John Cale, etc.Buy it!
Veronica Falls “Bad Feeling” from Veronica Falls (Slumberland 2011) N —New debut release from the indie-pop UK-based band featuring the vocals of Roxanne Clifford.Buy it!
Wild Flag “Romance” from Wild Flag (Merge www.mergerecords.om 2011) N —New debut release featuring Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney, Mary Timony of Helium and Rebecca Cole of the Minders.Buy it!
Mogwai “Does This Always Happen?” from Earth Division -EP (Sub Pop 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from their new EP.Buy it!
Arctic Monkeys “Love is a Laserquest” from Suck It and See (Domino 2011) —Appearing at the Pageant in October (Tuesday 10/4). The Smith Westerns will be opening. Featuring Alex Turner on lead vocals.Buy it!
The Last Shadow Puppets “The Age of the Understatement” (Domino Records 2008) —Written by Miles Kane and Alex Turner (who also sings lead). With arrangements performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra. Kind of a James Bond movie song vibe.Buy it!
Arctic Monkeys “Riot Van” from Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino 2005) —So concludes the Alex Turner on vocals trifecta. I really do think he is one of the best rock singers of today, though.Buy it!
Georgie Fame “El Bandido” from Mod Classics: 1964-66 (Ace 2009) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental written by Clive Powell.Buy it!
The Kinks “Victoria” from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (Reprise 1969) —Written by Ray Davies & found on the soundtrack written for a British TV drama called 'Arthur.'Buy it!
Kate Rusby “Village Green Preservation Society” from Awkward Annie (Pure Records 2007) —2007 Kinks cover written by Ray Davies.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!
Lisa Hannigan “Knots” from Passenger (ATO 2011) N —New release by the Irish singer/songwriter & produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Viva Voce “Analog Woodland Song” from The Future Will Destroy You (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2011) N —From their new release. Which reminds me, I just missed their show at The Firebird on Tuesday. Rats!Buy it!
Pretty Little Empire “Now Is Not the Time” from Reasons and Rooms (Bellevue Box 2010) L —Written & sung by Justin Johnson.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “High Noon” from Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (SONY BMG Catalog 2006) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental.Buy it!
Nadine “Closer” from Downtown, Saturday (Undertow 1999) L —1999 track featuring the vocals of Adam Reichmann.Buy it!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Don't Cry No Tears” from Zuma (Reprise 1975) —This 1975 release was disparaged in print by critics back then but it sure isn't, now.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” from Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2006) —Neil Young cover from 2006. Matthew Sweet will be at the Duck Room on Sat 10/15 & the Bangles will be at the Pageant on Sat 10/8.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Smokin' 100's Alone” from 24 Hours A Day (Atlantic 1997) L —The Bottle Rockets will be appearing at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Thursday 10/6Buy it!
Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose “You're Still Around” from You're Still Around single (iTunes 2011) —Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin are appearing this Friday (9/23) at the Focal Point in Maplewood. The show begins at 8:00 PM.Buy it!
Bobby Charles “Small Town Talk” from Honky Tonk: Charlie Gillet's Radio Picks (Ace 2009) —Originally released in 1973 on the Bearsville label.Buy it!
Chris Knight “Framed” from Chris Knight (Decca Records 1998) —Appearing at the Old Rock House a week from Friday (9/30).Buy it!
Tom T. Hall “Tulsa Telephone Book” from In Search of a Song (Mercury 1971) —Highly recommended 11-song 1971 release with all songs written by Tom T. Hall.Buy it!
Buddy Miller, featuring Duane Eddy “Sneaky Snake” from I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records 2011) —From this compilation of various artists singing songs from Tom T. Hall's 1974 'Songs of Fox Hollow' release.Buy it!
Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings “Meds” from The Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) —Written by Marc Ribot & featuring the vocals of Lee Ann Womack.Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Love Hurts” from The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (Sony 2011) —B-side of a 1961 Monument single.Buy it!
Lee Ann Womack “I May Hate Myself In The Morning” from There's More Where That Came From (MCA NASHVILLE 2005) —Written by Odie Blackman. The song title kind of says it all.Buy it!
Eggtooth “90 Miles An Hour” from Sundowner (Candlebone Records 1994) —Cover version of a song made famous by Hank Snow and written by Hal Blair and Don Robertson.Buy it!
Patti Smith “Wicked Messenger” from Gone Again (Asylum 1996) —Menacing Bob Dylan cover from 1996.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Things Have Changed” from The Best of Bob Dylan VINYL ALBUM (Columbia Records 2010) —Originally released on the 1999 'Wonder Boys' soundtrack.Buy it!
Speedy West “Double or Nothing” from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 2005) —Reissue of the 1962 release by the pedal steel player extraordinaire.Buy it!
Jerry Reed “Honey Chile” from Here I Am (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1999) —Written by Jerry Reed and recorded in 1956.Buy it!
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