Eddie Floyd “Bring It On Home To Me” from Stax Groove Masters - Vol. 1 (Warner Music France 2000) —Way more upbeat version of the Sam Cooke song recorded for Stax in 1968.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Chain Gang” from Bring It On Home (CAPITOL 1970) —Written by Sam Cooke and recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals. Produced by Rick Hall and David Axelrod.Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Somebody Have Mercy” from One Night Stand - Sam Cooke Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (Sony 2005) —Written by Sam Cooke and found on this 1963 live recording recorded at the Harlem Square Club in Miami. One of the greatest live soul albums ever recorded. Ragged and right.Buy it!
King Curtis “Soul Twist” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental hit written by KIng Curtis. That's him playing tenor sax on this track and the previous live Sam Cooke track.Buy it!
The Soul Children “Move Over” from Iron Fist Chronicles-Episode 1: Deep Soul (Soul Temple 2012) N —Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and recorded in 1968 for Stax. Cheating songs were somewhat of a staple for this two-man, two-woman vocal group.Buy it!
Margie Hendrix “Don't Destroy Me” from Cheatin' Soul and the Southern Dream of Freedom (Trikont 2005) —The Raelettes' singer recorded this cheating soul song in 1968 for the Nashville-based Sound Stage 7 label. Written by Jo Armstead.Buy it!
Doris Duke “Congratulations Baby” from I'm A Loser (Alive Natural Sound 2014) —Written by Gary U.S. Bonds, Jerry Williams, Jr. aka Swamp Dogg, and Maurice Gimbel. The vocals on this entire album are just incredible. Produced by Jerry Willaims, Jr. Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Night Before” from Last Night!/Do The Pop-Eye (stax 2002) —Music bed. Instrumental found on this reissue of their 1961 & 1962 Stax album releases.Buy it!
James Hunter “No Smoke Without Fire” from People Gonna Talk CD ALBUM (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2006) —James Hunter has his first album in five years coming out in February (2/26) and it is produced by Bosco Mann of the Dap-Kings. He's on tour in February & March but gets no closer than Chicago on 3/2.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Expressway (To Your Heart)” from Doin' Our Thing SINGLE (Stax Records url 1968) —1968 instrumental version of the Soul Survivors hit written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.Buy it!
Ike & Tina Turner “Mojo Queen” from Don't Play Me Cheap / It's Gonna Work Out Fine (EMI Catalog (USA) 2004) —Written by Ike Turner and recorded in 1963.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)” from And Now! (Stax Records url 1966) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental written by Granville Burland.Buy it!
Jackie DeShannon “Trust Me” from Keep Me In Mind: The Complete Imperial and Liberty Singles - Vol. 3 (Ace 2012) N —Written by Bobby Womack and recorded in 1969. This is the third and final installment of singles recorded for the Liberty and Imperial labels by Jackie DeShannon.Buy it!
Rumer “Be Nice” from Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK 2012) —Beautiful version of the Todd Rundgren song (originally released by him in 1973) from one of my favorite releases of 2012.Buy it!
The Ronettes “Baby, I Love You” from The Essential Phil Spector (Phil Spector Records/Legacy 2011) —Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich and recorded in 1963. Arranged by Jack Nitzsche.Buy it!
The Rumblers “Night Scene” from It's A Gas! (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1963 Southern California garage instrumental recorded for the Downey label.Buy it!
The Equals “Green Light” from Viva Equals! (Music Collection International 1997) —Written by Eddy Grant and recorded in 1969. Pretty great.Buy it!
The Dirtbombs “Chains of Love” from Ulltraglide In Black (In The Red 2001) —Sublime version of the J.J. Barnes song.Buy it!
The Easybeats “Come and See Her” from gonna have a good time SINGLE (Retroactive 1999) —Written by Harry Vanda and George Young.Buy it!
The Belairs “Mr. Moto” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 1 (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1961 surf instrumental from the Southern California band.Buy it!
Radio Birdman “Aloha Steve & Danno” from The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978) (Sub Pop 1978) —Ode to Jack Lord & James MacArthur recorded in 1977.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “I'm A King Bee” from The Rolling Stones (Decca 1964) —Slim Harpo cover produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and found on their debut album release.Buy it!
The Quik “Bert's Apple Crumble” from The Mod Scene (Decca Pop 1998) —Music bed. 1967 Decca instrumental.Buy it!
Yo La Tengo “Well You Better” from Fade (Matador www.matadorrecords.com 2013) N —From their new release which just came out this week. Yo La Tengo and Calexico will be at the Pageant at the end of the month (Thursday 1/31). Highly recommended double bill.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Super Trouper” from Tears for Affairs - EP (Elefant Records 2007) —2007 ABBA cover sang lovingly and with much melancholy by Tracyanne Campbell. Camera Obscura is going to be at SXSW in March. This makes me very happy.Buy it!
The Silver Jews “I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You” from Tanglewood Numbers (Drag City www.dragcity.com 2005) —Written by David Berman. The songs lives up to the great title.Buy it!
The Keymen “Boy Blue” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 previously unissued instrumental.Buy it!
Dom La Nena “Buenos Aires” from Ela (Six Degrees Records 2013) N —Debut release from the Brazilian born cellist and vocalist. This is absolutely gorgeous. She wrote all the songs on this and they are sung in Portuguese and Spanish.Buy it!
The Mosquitos “Um Homem Precisa de Uma Empregada (A Man Needs a Maid)” from Mosquitos III (Bar/None Records 2006) —This NYC-based band features the lead vocals of Juju Stulbach and, hey, how often do you hear this Neil Young song sung in Portuguese?Buy it!
Bebel Gilberto “No Return” from This Is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks (Rykodisc 2002) —Written by Ray Davies and sung by the bossa nova vocalist. This set goes out to Andrea who hosts Radio Rio on Saturdays from 5-7 PM right here on 88.1 KDHX. No other show like it in St. Louis.Buy it!
Los Amigos Invisibles “Cha-Chaborro” from The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera (Luaka Bop 1998) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Venezuelan band.Buy it!
Jonathan Richman “Corner Store” from Jonathan Goes Country (Rounder 1990) —Jonathan Richman will be at Off Broadway in February (Wed 2 6). This album features backing by the Skeletons and Tom Brumley on pedal steel. Need I say more?Buy it!
Eleanor Roosevelt “James Brown Boulevard” from Water Bread & Beer (Skuntry 2012) N L —New release by the St. Louis band. It has been a long time coming. Chris King sings lead and Geoff Seitz plays fiddle on this.Buy it!
Doug Paisley “Out On The Weekend” from Harvest Revisited (Mojo 2011) —Found on this compilation of various artists performing the songs found on Neil Young's 1971 'Harvest' album.Buy it!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Over And Over” from Ragged Glory (Reprise 1990) —Music bed. Instrumental excerpt.Buy it!
Neil Young “For The Turnstiles” from On the Beach (Reprise Records 1974) —Not that anyone keeps tracks of these things but this still remains my favorite Neil Young album.Buy it!
Punch Brothers “This Girl” from Who's Feeling Young Now? (Nonesuch 2012) R —The Punch Brothers will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday (1/25). I believe the show is sold out so you might want to check before heading on down there.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “The Wrong Heartbeat” from Hand of Kindness (Hannibal 1983) —Written by Richard Thompson with backing by Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Pete Thomas, Pete Zorn, John Kirkpatrick, and Clive Gregson. There are backup bands and then there are backing bands.Buy it!
Martin Simpson “Louisiana 1927” from Prodigal Son (Topic 2007) —Written by Randy Newman and featuring Jackson Browne on backing vocals. In the tuning of Csus4+9 for those of you who are curious.Buy it!
Martin Simpson “First Cut Is The Deepest” from The Collection (Shanachie Entertainment www.shanachie.com 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Cat Stevens song.Buy it!
Boss Hall “Bedazzled” from In The Pale (Artist 2012) L —Tom Hall took a fall and broke his collarbone. There will be a benefit at the Shanti, Saturday, January 19th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm to raise money. Great cause for a great musician.Buy it!
Paul Burch & The WPA Ballclub “13 Nights” from Pan American Flash (Pan American Sound 1998)Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You” from Nashville Skyline (Columbia 1969)Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Love Hurts” from The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (Sony 2011) —B-side toBuy it!
James Intveld “Motel Time” from Have Faith CD ALBUM (Molenaart 2008) —Written by Bobby Bare with Lloyd Green on pedal steel.Buy it!
Maria McKee “Precious Time” from You Gotta Sin to Get Saved (Geffen 1993) —Written by Mark Olson and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.Buy it!
Thea Gilmore “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest” from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) —Made up of all covers of songs of songs from Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' album.Buy it!
Brothers Lazaroff “Where Are You Going Now?” from Science Won (self-released 2012) L —Songbird Cafe Wednesday (1/23) @ Focal Point David and Jeff Lazaroff ( Bros Lazaroff) Elizabeth McQueen ( from Asleep at the Wheel) , and Jenny Roques Doors 7PM show 7:30 PMBuy it!
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man” from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011)Buy it!
Melody Den “Lovely Lie” from Storylines (Perdition 2013) N LBuy it!
Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love “Truth” from Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love (Heyday 1988)Buy it!
The Incurables “Fall So Hard” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —Written and featuring lead vocals by guitarist Jimmy Griffin.Buy it!
Junebug “7th Street” from Dead Horse (self-released 2013) N L —Junebug is having their CD release party tomorrow night (Friday 1/18) at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Also on the bill are the Skekses and Karen Choi.Buy it!
Karen Dalton “Same Old Man” from In My Own Time (Light In The Attic Records 1970) —Traditional song originally released in 1971.Buy it!
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