Georgia Browns “Who Stole De Lock” from Baby, How Can It Be? Songs of Love, Lust & Contempt From the 1920s and 30s (Dust-to-Digital 2010) —Seriously, who stole that lock from the henhouse door?Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Jump Into a Frenzy” from Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) L —I would think if anybody knew about the lock, it might be these guys.Buy it!
Amos Milburn “Darling How Long” from Amos Milburn the Motown Sessions 1962-1964 (Universal 1996) —It's a little weird hearing Milburn with those strings, but this song just charms.Buy it!
Johnny "Guitar" Watson “Too Tired” from Hot Just Like TNT (Ace 1996) —Okay, that's one hot guitar!Buy it!
Ray Charles “Just a Little Lovin'” from Modern Sounds in Country & Western (Rhino 1962) —Sing it, Brother Ray!Buy it!
Pistol Annies “Loved By a Workin' Man” from Annie Up (RCA 2013) N —The new album is much more of a band record than a side project for three individual singers. That's some good singin' and writin'.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “I'm an Old, Old Man (Tryin' to Live While I Can)” from The Best of Lefty Frizell (Rhino 1991) —Come along with me, my sweet, sweet hon, I'm an old, old man searchin' for fun.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “The Love You Gave” from Dolly (RCA 1970) —A very young Dolly doing girl group sound.Buy it!
Steve Earle & the Dukes “Warren Hellman's Banjo” from The Low Highway (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —Steve Earle sounds like he came down from the mountains in 1875 here.Buy it!
The Beach Boys “Dance Dance Dance” from Today! (CAPITOL 1965) —This will make you dance!Buy it!
The Beach Boys “At My Window” from Sunflower (CAPITOL 1970) —This one won't make you dance, but it's kind of sweet.Buy it!
Alex Chilton “Every Day As We Grow Closer” from Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (Omnivore 2012) —Beautiful song I can't believe was hiding all these decades.Buy it!
The Beatles “Rain” from Past Masters (CAPITOL 2009) —Well, songs don't get any better than this one.Buy it!
Man or Astro-Man “All Systems Are Go” from Defcon 5...4...3...2...1 (Communicating Vessels 2013) N —Wild-ass instrumental!Buy it!
Let's Active “Mr. Fool” from Every Dog Has His Day (IRS 1988) —Now this is pop music!Buy it!
The Incurables “Famous Last Words” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (self 2012) L —St. Louis band that knows how to mix hooks into strong melodies.Buy it!
Suzi Quatro “If You Can't Give Me Love” from Greatest Hits (EMI 2000) —It's Leather Tuscadero!Buy it!
The Proclaimers “Simple Things” from Like Comedy (429 2013) N —What a sweet, sweet song!Buy it!
Richard Barone “I'll Be Your Mirror” from Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (RBM 2012) —String quartet and Barone making the Velvet Underground sound pretty.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Room At Arles” from Reverie (Anti 2011) —Beautiful song.Buy it!
P.P. Arnold “The First Cut is the Deepest” from One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (Rhino 2005) —Some of the songs I play are stone cold masterpieces. Like this one.Buy it!
Ana Moura “Desfado” (emarcy 2013) —Portugese dance music - I love this song!Buy it!
The Jayhawks “I'm Gonna Make You Love Me” from Smile (American 2000) —One of my most pleasant memories of the year 2000 was hearing this song all the time.Buy it!
The Dave Clark Five “Bits and Pieces” from The History of the Dave Clark Five (Hollywood www.hollywoodrecords.com 1993) —The best band of the 60s that most people don't remember.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “Stick With Me Baby” from Heartaches and Harmonies (Rhino 1994) —You can almost just choose anything at random from this damn near perfect box set.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Happy Ending” from Soap and Water (Yep Roc 2007) —I forget when, but I understand Mr. Prophet is coming back to St. Louis in a couple months. I plan to be there.Buy it!
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Hometown Blues” from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (MCA 1976) —I still get thrilled by nearly every song on this fab debut album.Buy it!
Tim Lee 3 “Weird Weather” from Devil's Rope (Cool Dog Sound 2013) N —Here's a song all of America can relate to.Buy it!
Bombino “Niamey Jam” from Nomad (Nonesuch 2013) N —Tuareg music from the Sahara desert. Very cool.Buy it!
McCrary Sisters “Skin Deep” from All The Way (self 2013) N —Gee whillikers, these ladies can sing.Buy it!
Irma Thomas “She'll Never Be Your Wife” from In Between Tears (Fungus 2013) —Produced by Swamp Dogg! Great liner notes in which he says she didn't remember him years later.Buy it!
The Yardbirds “Still I'm Sad” from Where the Action Is (Cleopatra 1997) —One killer song.Buy it!
Amy Winehouse “Valerie '68 Version” from Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal 2011) —Her killer take on the Zutons classic.Buy it!
Shuggie Otis “Fawn” from Wings of Love (EPIC/LEGACY 2013) N —How could he sit on music this good all these years?Buy it!
David Bowie “How Does the Grass Grow?” from The Next Day (ISO / Columbia 2013) N —Catchy little thing from Mr. Bowie.Buy it!
Tegan and Sara “I'm Not Your Hero” from Heartthrob (Warner Brothers 2013) N —Giant pop hooks - what's not to love?Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “Teenager in Love” from Desperate Character (Salvo 1981) —A very young Kirsty, with her typical problems.Buy it!
Marshall Chapman “Dreams & Memories” from Blaze of Glory (TallGirl 2013) N —Chapman just seems to be getting better after 40 years in the biz. That doesn't always happen.Buy it!
Luke Winslow King “You & Me” from The Coming Tide (Bloodshot 2013) N —One of these days, I'm gonna find out just what this guy is all about - his new album came out of nowhere, and it's just so darn pleasurable.Buy it!
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars “Drink Drink Drink” from El Rancho Azul (Red House www.redhouse.com 2013) N —There is a study making the internet rounds that says smart people drink more. I guess Dale Watson is really smart.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Welding Burns” from Still Fighting the War (Music Road 2013) N —A powerful number.Buy it!
Bill Kirchen “Word to the Wise” CD ALBUM (Proper 2010) —Bill Kirchen hanging out with Dan Hicks.Buy it!
The Fantasy Four “Can't Forget Your Hair” from Getting Fantastic With the Fantasy Four (Pancake Productions 2010) L —Really, I can't forget your hair.Buy it!
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