Louis Armstrong “When Your Lover Has Gone” from Louis Armstrong Big Bands 1931-1932 Vol. 2 (Unknown) —This isn't one of the songs you hear all the time by Armstrong, just a typically great average one.Buy it!
Blind Willie Johnson “You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond” from The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Sony 1993) —I never get tired of that gruff voice preaching.Buy it!
Little Esther & The Robins “Mainliner” from The Best of Little Esther (Collectables 2005) —Let me be your sidetrack, baby, until your mainline comes along.Buy it!
The Cardinals “Wheel of Fortune” from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1974 Vol. 1 (Atlantic 1987) —Early doo wop - love that crooning sound.Buy it!
Mahalia Jackson “Didn't It Rain” from Testify: The Gospel Box (Rhino 1999) —That lady could sing!Buy it!
Mose Allison “That's All Right” from Greatest Hits (Ojc 1988) —Just a sweet and easy groove.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “Send Me Some Loving” from Home In Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke (Rhino 1992) —The Bishop wants some loving! Somebody get on that.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?” from One True Vine (Anti- 2013) N —Just a beautiful number from a masterful singer.Buy it!
Elvis Costello and the Roots “Refuse To Be Saved” from Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (Blue Note www.bluenote.com 2013) N —A collaboration made in heaven!Buy it!
Joan Armatrading “Close To Me” from Starlight (429 2012) N —It's not the first time that I've been in love, but I've never been in love like this before!Buy it!
King Khan & the Shrines “Of Madness I Dream” from Idle No More (Merge 2013) N —Allmusic says he is "the garage punk underground's one and only trans-national multicultural psychedelic soul shaman." I guess so.Buy it!
Anders Osborne “My Son” from Peace (Epic 2013) N —You just never know from song to song what you're gonna get from this guy, but it's pretty much always enjoyable.Buy it!
Andrew Bird “Near Death Experience Experience” from Break it Yourself (Mom + Pop 2012) —Such an upbeat jingle for a dark subject.Buy it!
Ollabelle “Brokedown Palace” from Before This Time (Yep Roc 2008) —You don't get singing this good every day.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Easy Street” from Harps and Angels (Nonesuch 2008) —Life among the elite.Buy it!
Eddie Palmieri “V.P. Blues” from The Nuyorican Funk Experience: Salsa Caliente de Nu York! (Nascente 2001) —This is truly hot, hot, hot!Buy it!
RICK JAMES “Hard to Get” from Anthology (Motown 2002) —Once you've written "Super Freak," what can you do but try to do it again?Buy it!
Peter Brown “Dance With Me” from Get Down Tonight: The Best of T.K. Records (Rhino 1990) —It's hard as heck to remember the name "Peter Brown," but the song itself is unforgettable.Buy it!
David Bowie “How Does the Grass Grow?” from The Next Day (ISO / Columbia 2013) N —A song I suspect he'll add to his next greatest hits collection.Buy it!
The Pretenders “Legalise Me” from Viva el Amor! (Warner Brothers 1999) —Okay, how did I forget for 14 years that Jeff Beck played guitar on this stunning rocker?Buy it!
Willie Nile “Say Hey” from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) N —Finally, Willie Nile is starting to get noticed more than he has since he debuted back in 1980.Buy it!
Jon Dee Graham “Sleep Enough to Dream” from The Great Battle (New West 2004) —Graham had originally done this when he was in the True Believers, but I really like the Tunnel of Love feel of this remake.Buy it!
John Hardy & the Public “Who Said?” from Working In Love (self 2008) —Sweet pop song.Buy it!
Melody Den “Going Back” from Storylines (Perdition 2013) N L —Just the sound of this cut is enough to make me happy, nevermind that it's also a great song.Buy it!
Free Energy “Somebody's Baby” from Single (Download 2013) N —This was the KDHX download of the day yesterday - how could I resist a band I really like doing a song I've always liked?Buy it!
The Kinks “Trust Your Heart” from Misfits (Arista 1978) —An oft-overlooked but perfectly lovely Kinks number.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “I Missed Your Party” from Desire Lines (Desire Lines 2011) N —This may be my fave song from this band, which has long hovered on the edges of catching my attention.Buy it!
Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott “Fiddler Jones” from Memories and Moments (Full Skies 2013) N —Exceptional acoustic folk-inspired original music.Buy it!
Mason Jennings “Be Here Now” from Boneclouds (Epic 2006) —Still my favorite song from this guy.Buy it!
Big Star “Kangaroo” from Sister Lovers (Ryko 1978) —Because sometimes you need a pick-me-up.Buy it!
Ass Ponys “Wall Eyed Girl” from Electric Rock Music (A&M 1994) —Chuck Cleaver before there was Wussy.Buy it!
Marti Jones “The Real One” from Live at Spirit Square (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1996) —I've heard Marti Jones sing this often enough that I actually can't remember if John Hiatt ever recorded it.Buy it!
The Association “One Too Many Mornings” from Just the Right Sound: The Association Anthology (Rhino 2002) —There aren't too many songs better than this one.Buy it!
Iggy Pop “I Need More” from Soldier (Arista 1980) —A better record than I thought it was 33 years ago.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Yr Wrong” from Jungle (Blip Blap 2013) N L —Super catchy!Buy it!
Peter Wolf “Sleepless” (Epic 2002) —I cut my sleep short just to bring you this music every Friday morning. Oh, that's not what he's singing about, is it?Buy it!
Spin Doctors “If the River Was Whiskey” (Ruf www.rufrecords.de 2013) N —I bet if I didn't tell anybody who this was, people would think it was the best unreleased Canned Heat song ever made.Buy it!
Beth Hart “Swing My Thing Back Around” from Bang Bang Boom Boom (Provogue www.mascotlabelgroup.com 2013) N —You know, I like that singer in the Alabama Shakes, but she kind of reminds me of Beth Hart, only Beth Hart has better songs & arrangements.Buy it!
Delbert & Glen “Somebody to Love You” from Blind, Crippled & Crazy (New West 2013) N —One heck of a killer duet.Buy it!
The Pistol Annies “I Feel a Sin Comin' On” from Annie Up (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 2013) N —They can sing, they can write, they can make great records.Buy it!
Ashley Monroe “You Ain't Dolly, You Ain't Porter” from Like a Rose (Warner Brothers 2013) N —Smart and funny song featuring Blake Shelton, who can really sing when he gets the chance.Buy it!
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