The Flying Mules “With Body And Soul” from Songs, Tunes, and Riddles (Wildstone Media 2001) L —RIP Mike Prokopf. Tremendous St. Louis musician who played bass and sang with the Geyer Street Sheiks, The Flying Mules, and others. He will be truly missed.Buy it!
Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming” from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Instrumental written by Neil Young.Buy it!
Coulson, Dean, McGuinness & Flint “I Wanna Be Your Lover” from Lo and Behold (Airmail Archives 1972) —Wrritten by Bob Dylan and found on this album of Dylan covers learned off bootlegs.Buy it!
Ellen McIlwaine “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die)” from We The People (Polydor 1973) —Written by Al Fields, Tom Delaney, and Timmie Rogers.Buy it!
T-Bone Burnett “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend” from Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2006) —Composed by Jule Styne and Leo Robin. "Let's rock again!"Buy it!
T-Bone Burnett “Little Daughter (Instrumental)” from T-Bone Burnett (Universal Special Products 1986) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the T-Bone Burnett song.Buy it!
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis “Shake Yourself Loose” from Our Year (Thirty Tigers 2014) N —Written by T-Bone Burnett.Buy it!
Sara Jean Kelley “Mournin' Time” from The Waiting Place - EP (Blue Jean Records 2014) —Sara Jean Kelley is a singer-songwriter out of Nashville and is the daugher of Irene Kelley. She is playing a house concert in St. Louis on July 26 (Saturday). For more info go to http://eepurl.com/Ywf9DBuy it!
Nikki Lane “Seein' Double” from All or Nothin' (New West www.aversmusic.com 2014) N —Written by Nikki Lane, Clint Daniels, and Jeff Hyde.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Dark End Of The Street” from The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed (Warner Bros/Rhino 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the soul classic written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman. Recorded in 1972 for the "Boomer's Story" film soundtrack.Buy it!
Zoe Muth “Somebody I Know” from World of Strangers (Signature 2014) N —I have not heard a better song this year. Written by Zoe Muth and featuring Bruce Robison on duet vocals.Buy it!
Puss N Boots “Twilight” from No Fools, No Fun (Capitol Records, LLC 2014) N —Written by Robbie Robertson and found on the trio's debut album coming out on July 15. The trio is comprised of Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper.Buy it!
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Long May You Run (CSNY 1974 - Live)” from CSNY 1974 (Deluxe) (Rhino 2014) N —Live version that pre-dated the release of the Neil Young song on the one and only Stills-Young Band album.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Persuasion (Instrumental)” from Sweet Talker (Original Music from the Movie) (Capitol Catalog 1991) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Rails “Habit” from Fair Warning (Universal-Island Records Ltd. 2014) —Written and sung by Kami Thompson and James Walbourne.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “Days” from Kite (Virgin 1989) —Written by Ray Davies. Kinks covers just don't get any better than this.Buy it!
Spectator “We've Been Through This Before” from In the Brick - EP (Spectator 2012) L —Sat Jul 19 Cotton Jones; Spectator Off BroadwayBuy it!
Dolly Varden “The Milkshake Incident, Part 1” from For a While (Mid-Fi 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Delines “Wichita Ain't So Far Away” from Colfax (El Cortez 2014) N —Written by Willy Vlautin and lead vocals by Amy Boone.Buy it!
Dolly Varden “Saskatchewan To Chicago” from For a While (Mid-Fi 2012) —Autobiographical song written by Steve Dawson. Diane Christiansen provides the harmony vocals.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Tougher Than The Rest” from The Sweetest Thing/Tougher Than the Rest (4AD 2009) —Tracyanne Campbell sings lead on this Bruce Springsteen song.Buy it!
Sharon Van Etten “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” from Are We There (Jagjaguwar 2014) N —Sharon Van Etten with Tiny Ruins will be at the Luminary in October (Wed 10/15).Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Herringbone Tweed” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Wussy “North Sea Girls” from Attica! (Shake It 2014) N —Written and sung by Lisa Walker. They put on a terrific show at Plush on the 4th of July.Buy it!
Steve Wynn “Super 8” from Sketches In Spain (Omnivore Recordings 2014) N —I have no idea who the female vocalist singing lead is. Linda Pitmon, perhaps? This is the first US release of these combined albums recorded in Spain in 2000 and 2007 in which he collaborated with Spanish artists.Buy it!
The Hazey Janes “In Shadows Under Trees” from Language of Faint Theory (Armellodie Records 2014) N —New release by the band out of Dundee, Scotland. Shades of Gene Clark on this one. Wonderful track.Buy it!
The Fireballs “Light My Fire” from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Doors song.Buy it!
Comet Gain “'Sad Love' and Other Short Stories” from Paperback Ghosts (Fortuna Pop! 2014) N —This new release is the seventh album by the British indie-pop band. Lead vocals by David Feck. They'll never be big but they really write some terrific songs.Buy it!
The Skygreen Leopards “Leave the Family” from Family Crimes (Woodsist 2014) N —From the San Francisco band's new release which just came out this week. Sometimes folk, sometimes pop, sometimes psychedelic.Buy it!
Courtney Barnett “Don't Apply Compression Gently” from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Caroline International (S&D) 2014) —Highly recommended debut full-length release from the singer-songwriter out of Melbourne, Australia.Buy it!
Jack Nitzsche “Puerto Vallarta” from The Lonely Surfer (Collectors' Choice Music 1963) —Music bed.Instrumental written by Jack Nitzsche and Marty Cooper.Buy it!
Buffalo Springfield “Expecting To Fly” from Night Walker: The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 3 (Ace 2014) N —1967 song written by Neil Young and produced and arranged by Jack Nitzsche. As long as Ace keeps putting out these Jack Nitzsche compilations, I'll keep buying them.Buy it!
Mirah “Gold Rush” from Changing Light (Absolute Magnitude / K Records 2014) N —The arrangement and vocals on this track are gorgeous. She is coming to Off Broadway in October (Monday 10/6).Buy it!
Michael Kiwanuka “You've Got Nothing to Lose” from You've Got Nothing to Lose/Waitin' Around to Die single (Third Man Records www.thirdmanrecords.com 2014) N —Written by Michael Kiwanuka and released on Jack White's Third Man Records labelBuy it!
Wes Dakus' Rebels “Side Winder” from That's Swift: Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vaults (Ace 2007) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental.Buy it!
Ko & The Knockouts “Black and Blue” from Ko & The Knockouts (Wicked Cool Records www.wickedcoolrecords.com 2008) —Reissue of the Detroit band's 2002 debut album. Written by Ko Shih who also plays with the Dirtbombs.Buy it!
The Reigning Sound “Falling Rain” from Shattered (Merge 2014) N —Written by Greg Cartwright and found on their forthcoming album being relased next week (7/15).Buy it!
The Chandelles “Jetster” from That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults (Sundazed Music 2007) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental recorded for the Dot label by the New Mexico-based band.Buy it!
The Dirtbombs “Underdog” from Ulltraglide In Black (In The Red 2001) —Detroit garage and soul version of the Sly & The Family Stone song.Buy it!
The Arthur Brown Set “The Green Ball” from Keep Lookin' - 80 More Mod, Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets (RPM 2014) N —1967 song written for a movie soundtrack for "The Game Is Over" which starred Jane Fonda.Buy it!
Nick Waterhouse “Sleepin' Pills” from Holly (Innovative Leisure 2014) N —Written by Nick Waterhouse. He will be at the Firebird later this month (Mon 7/28). Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Five Counts “Watermelon Walk” from Mod Jazz and Then Some! (Kent 2014) N —Music bed. 1962 instrumental recorded for the Brent label.Buy it!
Nina Simone “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” from To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (RCA 2008) —Recorded in NYC in 1964 and written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, and Sol Marcus. The Animals recorded this soon after.Buy it!
Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd. “I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water” from Stormy Monday (Capitol Records 1962) —Written by Eddie Miller and found on Lou Rawl's debut album recorded with backing by the Les McCann trio.Buy it!
Gregory Porter “Somewhere over the Rainbow (feat. Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass)” from Great Voices of Harlem (feat. Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass) (PAO Records 2014) N —Sure, you heard this song a million times but there's always room for one more great rendition. Composed by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Harold Arlen.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Plantation Inn” from Stay In School: Don't Be a Drop Out (Stax Records url 1967) —Music bed.Buy it!
Ruby Andrews “I Don't Wanna Wake Up (Feeling Guilty)” from Cheatin' Soul (Trikont 2005) —Written by Henderson Thigpen, James Banks, and William Bell and recorded in 1993 in Memphis. Elvin Spencer provides the other vocal on this track.Buy it!
Don Covay “I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In” from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie 1994) —Written by Don Covay and recorded at Muscle Shoals for the Mercury label in 1973. The second vocal on this (and used to great effect) is Prince Phillip Mitchell.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “Don't Leave Me This Way” from Emma Jean (Truth & Soul Records 2014) N —If you go to kdhx.org you can see the 2014 Midyear Top 10 Albums lists of many KDHX DJs.This album was on my list. Soul ballad of the highest order. They'll be at 2720 Cherokee in September (Sat 9/20).Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke (aka The Funk Brothers) “Nowhere To Run” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums and More (Hip-O Select/Motown Records 2012) —Music bed. 1964 Instrumental version of the Martha The Vandellas hit.Buy it!
Lorraine Ellison “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)” from Stay With Me (Warner Bros. - Seven Arts 1969) —This 1969 recording is the original version of the song later covered by Janis Joplin. Written by Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor.Buy it!
The O'Jays “Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People” from Back Stabbers (Philadelphia International Records 1972) —One would be hard-pressed to find a 70s soul album better than this one. Composed by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. Thom Bell did the arrangements.Buy it!
Gladys Knight & The Pips “I've Got To Use My Imagination” from Imagination (Buddah 1973) —Written by the recently-departed Gerry Goffin and Barry Goldberg and recorded for the Buddah label in 1973.Buy it!
The Backyard Heavies “Soul Junction” from Sample My Funky Groove Volume 1 (Great American Music Company/F2K 2007) —Music bed. 1971 soul and funk instrumental recorded in North Carolina.Buy it!
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