Rory Gallagher “Laundromat” from Live in Europe (RCA 1972) —Yeah, that's a pretty hot way to start a show, now that you mention it. Thanks.Buy it!
Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition “White Buffalo” (Fat Possum 2013) N —I like to think Rory Gallagher would have really appreciated this cut.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “What Makes the Monkey Dance” from No Other Love (New West 2002) —A nice slow burner of a groove from Mr. Prophet.Buy it!
Hoodoo Gurus “I Want You Back” from Stoneage Romeos (A&M 1984) —I spent a few strange months working at a record store in Belleville back when this record was new, and I played this every single day I was there, I think, while silent MTV videos played on the TV screen.Buy it!
The Vondrukes “Right You're Wrong” from The Vondrukes (self 2011) L —Man, these guys are so good!Buy it!
Rockhouse Ramblers “Tulane” from Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Undertow 2004) L —Killer groove from the very best Chuck Berry tribute album ever made, produced right here in St. Louis.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Dance While You Can” from Hope, Fear, Youth (self-released 2013) N L —Their second single gets its official release party tomorrow night at the Heavy Anchor.Buy it!
Amy Winehouse “Valerie ('68 Version)” from Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal 2011) —Winehouse took this pop gem from the Zutons into the stratosphear when she sang it.Buy it!
Jorge Ben “Quem Foi Que Roubou a Sopeira de Porcelana Chinesa Que a Vovo Ganhou da Baronesa” from Jorge Ben (Universal 1969) —It took me half the length of the song just to type the title.Buy it!
Abdoulaye Diabate “Monzon” from Bende (Cobalt 2000) —I just eat up stuff like this - the way everything explodes in different rhythmic directions that turn into one big fat groove.Buy it!
Ernie K-Doe “Here Come the Girls” from New Orleans Funk: New Orleans - The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 (Soul Jazz www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/ 2000) —I had a discussion the other day at work about why we keep artists like Ernie K-Doe in the New Orleans section and not soul. I mean, yeah, it's soul, but it's New Orleans soul, which is completely its own thing. Just listen to this!Buy it!
Doug Sahm “I Get Off” from The Best of Doug Sahm's Atlantic Sessions (SEQUEL rhino.com 1992) —As for Doug Sahm, we keep him in rock, because his hits were rock, but what the heck - genres can't really contain this guy.Buy it!
The Monkees “Circle Sky” from Head (Colgems 1968) —Michael Nesmith was the man!Buy it!
Deadstring Brothers “Long Lonely Ride” from Cannery Row (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —Probably my fave song on this soon-to-be-released new record.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Shake-Her” from Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion Records 2013) N —Killer riff, nifty tune, great record!Buy it!
The Incurables “Say It Loud” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (self 2012) N L —Say it loud right through this microphone!Buy it!
Southside Johnny & the Poor Souls “Blood From a Stone” from Songs From the Barn (Leroy 2013) N —His voice isn't what it once was, but his instincts are still right in the pocket. Nice to know he's still out there.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Rock It All Away” from 3 Pears (Warner Brothers 2012) —How many songs are there that use that chord progression (you know, the one most famous from "Baba O'Riley" by the Who")?Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Bluebird Wine” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —I don't know - I think I like the new version better than the original. Hard call, though. It might just be whichever one I heard last.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “So How Come (No One Loves Me)” from Heartaches & Harmonies (Rhino 1994) —Not one of the big hits, but a lively dose of self-pity. "If you're wondering who the loneliest creatures in the world might be, they're the ugly duckling, the black sheep, and me."Buy it!
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio “The Train Kept A Rollin'” from Rock This Town: Rockabilly Hits Vol. 2 (Rhino 1991) —The hardest rocking record of the 1950s, by far!Buy it!
The Rivierias “California Sun” from Summer & Sun (Rhino 1989) —Perfect. Silly. Perfectly silly. Brilliant.Buy it!
Dwight Twilley Band “Shark (In the Dark)” from Great Lost Twilley Album (Shelter 1993) —They just cranked out these absolutely wonderful pop rockers, didn't they?Buy it!
Hank Williams “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” from Gold (MERCURY NASHVILLE 2005) —Sometimes you just have to hear the classics.Buy it!
Carolina Cotton “Three Miles South of Cash (In Arkansas)” from Country Music (Fremaux 2002) —I love these late 40s country songs, so peppy, and this one yodels.Buy it!
Luke Winslow-King “You Don't Know Better Than Me” from The Coming Tide (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —This guy's new record is growing on me - a simple, pure country influenced style.Buy it!
The Mavericks “In Another's Arms” from In Time (Big Machine 2013) N —Raul Malo has the best sense of dynamics - nobody else can hold so much back, because nobody else has the ability to go as big as he does. This cut is beautiful.Buy it!
Bobby Rush “I Ain't the One” from Down In Louisiana (Deep Rush 2013) N —I love his country-style harp on this one.Buy it!
Irma Thomas “Ruler of My Heart” from Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection (Razor & Tie 1996) —Does it ever get better than this?Buy it!
Jesse Dee “Fussin' & Fightin'” from On My Mind / In My Heart (Alligator 2013) N —Great old-style soul/r'n'b.Buy it!
Danny Wilson “Nothing Ever Goes to Plan” from Meet Danny Wilson (Virgin 1987) —One of the things that didn't go according to plan was the way I messed up the beginning of this lovely little song, which a caller says is a cross between Steely Dan & Todd Rundgren. Yeah, I hear that.Buy it!
Villagers “The Waves” from Awayland (Domino 2013) N —Allow yourself to be drawn in, and this is extraordinarily compelling.Buy it!
Split Enz “Bold as Brass” from Dizrhythmia (Chrysalis 1977) —Speaking of compelling!Buy it!
The Smiths “These Things Take Time” from Hatful Of Hollow (sire 1984) —Oh, the glories of those first Smiths records!Buy it!
Doll By Doll “Sleeping Partners” from Remember (Rhino 1979) —I was your sleeping partner on that night that you got shot.Buy it!
Nils Lofgren “When You Were Mine” from Old School (Vision 2011) —It's hard to follow Doll By Doll, but I think this sweet little nostalgic cut by Nils Lofgren did the job.Buy it!
Joan Armatrading “Single Life” from Starlight (429 2012) N —How can I be the only disc jockey on KDHX who's excited by the fact there's a new record by Joan Armatrading. Nobody else has played a single cut from it.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Sally B” from Electric (New West 2013) N —I simply love everything about this.Buy it!
Macy Gray “Off to Sea Once More” from Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (Anti 2013) N —Who would ever thought Macy Gray could do a cool sea chantey?Buy it!
Ashley Monroe “Monroe Suede” from Like a Rose (Warner Brothers 2013) N —Okay, she's as great as everybody says she is!Buy it!
Waylon Jennings “What You'll Do When I'm Gone” from Will the Wolf Survive? (MCA 1985) —A seriously good and frequently overlooked Waylon Jennings album.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “So They Say” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) —Raspier than before, but still capable of filling a dance floor.Buy it!
Carrie Rodriguez “Whiskey Runs Thicker Than Blood” from Give Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus 2013) N —She deserves a lot more attention than she gets - this woman can sing, and she can write.Buy it!
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