Candi Staton “Never In Public” from Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (Ace 2000) N —New 2-CD compilation with all 48 tracks recorded at FAME Studios including 12 previously unreleased titles. This track was written by George Jackson & Aaron McKinney and was recorded in 1968 for a non-LP single.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Weak Spot” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —New release which just came out this week. This song has William Bell on vocals. The Bo-Keys will be doing an in-store performance on Friday, July 15, 3 p.m. at Euclid Records.Buy it!
Spencer Wiggins “That's How Much I Love You” from The Goldwax Years (Ace 2006) —Written by Quinton Claunch & recorded for the Memphis-based Goldwax label in 1968.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “Jack and Ginger” from Got To Get Back! (Electraphonic 2011) N —Music bed. Instrumental from their new release.Buy it!
Funky Butt Brass Band “Ain't Leavin' Your Love” from Cut the Body Loose (FBBB 2009) L —Funky Butt Brass Band & Uncle Lucius will be at The Gramophone this Friday (7/1).Buy it!
Eddie Bo “I Love To Rock n Roll” from Let The Good Times Roll (Uncut 2011) —Written by Eddie Bo, recorded in 1959 & found on this compilation CD which accompanied the March, 2011 issue of Uncut magazine.Buy it!
Barbara Lynn “Can't Buy My Love” from The Jamie Singles Collection (Jamie Record Co. 2008) —A-side of a 1965 single recorded for the Jamie label.Buy it!
The Meters “Pungee” from Look-Ka Py Py (Josie 1971) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental with some Booker T. & The MGs influence.Buy it!
Steve Cropper and Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated: A Salute to The 5 Royales (429 2011) N —5 Royales cover written by Lowman Pauling & Obediah Carter and featuring guitar solos by Buddy Miller & Steve Cropper.Buy it!
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Summertime” from Cheap Thrills (Columbia/Legacy. 1967) —A holdover from last week's Super Summer Song Spectacular (TM). I read that producer John Simon was so appalled at the musicianship of Big Brother & The Holding Company (the band - not Janis Joplin) that he had his name taken off the credits. 1968 recordBuy it!
King Curtis “Peter Gunn Theme” from Soul Serenade (Replay Records 2010) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Henry Mancini.Buy it!
Roy Hamilton “It's Only Make Believe” from Dark End Of The Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton (Raven 2009) —Conway Twitty cover from 1969. Country soul at its finest.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “The Beast In Me” from The Impossible Bird (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 1994) —1994 song written by Nick Lowe and later covered by Johnny Cash during the Rick Rubin years.Buy it!
Gillian Welch “Dark Turn of Mind” from The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony 2011) N —Finally, a new release from Gillian Welch. Beautiful.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Theme from Southern Comfort” from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed. 1981 instrumental from the movie soundtrack for 'Southern Comfort.'Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “Coney Island Winter” from The King of In Between (Luna Park 2011) N R —From his first release in 20 years. Some great songs on here.Buy it!
The Velvet Underground & Nico “I'm Waiting For The Man” from The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve 1967) —Written by Lou Reed. For some reason, this song was never adopted for use by the NYC tourism board.Buy it!
Steve Wynn “Manhattan Fault Line” from Crossing Dragon Bridge (Blue Rose 2008) —Written by Steve Wynn. This completes the NYC song trilogy portion of the show.Buy it!
Nick Rudd “Golden Grass (For Diane)” from Golden Grass (For Diane) unreleased single (n/a 2011) N —Absolutely gorgeous instrumental written to honor the life of Diane Paglusch.Buy it!
The Waterboys “This Is the Sea” from This is the Sea (Chrysalis 1985) —"Once you were tethered / Now you are free / That was the river / This is the sea."Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Mr. Harris” from Whatever (Geffen 1993) —"Of course I know that we've only got ten years, or twenty, left / But to be honest I'm happy with whatever time we get ." A love song of epic proportions.Buy it!
Martin Simpson “The First Cut Is the Deepest” from The Collection (Shanachie Entertainment www.shanachie.com 2005) —1983 instrumental version of the Cat Stevens song.Buy it!
Linda Thompson “Dimming Of The Day” from Dreams Fly Away (Rykodisc 1996) —Previously unreleased version of the Richard Thompson song recorded in 1987 with Jennifer Warnes on backing vocals, David Lindley on slide & Herb Pedersen on acoustic guitar.Buy it!
Richard Thompson Band “Here Without You” from More Guitar (Beeswing 2003) —Live 1988 recording of the Gene Clark-penned song with Clive Gregson & Christine Collister on harmony vocals.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Persuasion (Instrumental)” from Sweet Talker (Original Music from the Movie) (Capitol Catalog 1991) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 1991 movie soundtrack.Buy it!
The Byrds “Tulsa County” from Ballad of Easy Rider (Columbia 1969) —This song was written by Pamela Polland and a hit for June Carter before the Byrds recorded this in 1969.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Indoor Fireworks” from King Of America (Columbia/Legacy. 1986) —Elvis Costello and the Imposters will be at The Pageant this Friday (7/1). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “Harlan County Line” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc 2011) N —Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones will be at Off Broadway next Thursday (7/7) with The Skeletons.Buy it!
John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis & Taj Mahal “Dolly's Arrival” from The Hot Spot (soundtrack) (Antilles 1990) —Music bed. Instrumental from the soundtrack to the Dennis Hopper film. Written by Jack Nitzsche.Buy it!
Jennifer O' Connor “Exeter, Rhode Island” from Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars (Matador 2006) —"The radio plays a power pop song, it keeps me company like a friend"Buy it!
Pretty Little Empire “All I Know” from STL Loud Volume 2 (R&R Music Labs 2011) N L —From this new compilation EP of St. Louis bands also including Throw Pillows, Illphonics, My Molly & Last To Show First To Go.Buy it!
The Modern Lovers “Modern World” from The Modern Lovers (Rhino 1976) —Written by Johnathan Richman & produced by John Cale.Buy it!
Thee Midniters “Jump, Jive & Harmonize” from Thee Complete Midniters (MicroWerks 2009) —B-side of a 1967 Whittier Records single.Buy it!
The Eastern Dark “Johnny and Dee Dee” from Do The Pop! The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-1987 (Shock 2002) —1985 Australian garage-rock ode to The Ramones.Buy it!
The Ramones “Do You Wanna Dance?” from Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) (sire 2005) —Expanded reissue of their 1977 release. Written By Bobby Freeman.Buy it!
Marianne Faithfull “Past Present Future” from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2010) N —Shangri-Las cover from her new release. What a terrific version.Buy it!
Holly Golightly “My Love Is” from My First Holly Golightly Album (Damaged Goods 2005) —Little Willie John cover from 2004.Buy it!
Little Willie John “Leave My Kitten Alone” from The King Sessions 1958-1960 CD COMP (Ace 2005) —1959 King recording.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Natural Man” from The Essential Lou Rawls (Sony 2007) —Recorded for MGM in 1971. "I don't want no gold watch for workin' fifty years from nine till five / While the boss is guzzling champagne, and I'm beltin' beer in some dive."Buy it!
Bobby Womack “Arkansas State Prison” from Anthology: Bobby Womack (EMI Catalog (USA) 1972) —F 14 Appearing this Saturday (7/2) at the Ambassador. Show begins at 8 PM.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “You've Got To Earn It” from A Family Affair: 1955-1984 (Kent 2004) —1971 Stax recording.Buy it!
Susan Cowsill “Crescent City Sneaux” from Lighthouse CD ALBUM (Threadhead Records 2010) —Susan Cowsill is appearing Off Broadway in July (Friday 7/15).Buy it!
Glen Campbell “Sadly, Beautiful” from Meet Glen Campbell (Capitol Records 2008) —Replacements cover from 1988. Glen Campbell is beginning what I believe is to be his final tour.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Rowboat” from Unchained (American 1996) —Written by Beck & produced by Rick Rubin.Buy it!
Tommy Womack “The Highway's Coming” from Circus Town (Sideburn Records 2002) —I like the fact that he dedicated this album to Abraham Lincoln.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Carol Kaye” from July Flame CD ALBUM (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2010) —2010 ode written for the bassist extraordinaire who is estimated to have played on 10,000 recording sessions in a 55 year career.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “Queen of the Minor Key” (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2011) N —Written by Eilen Jewell & on her new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
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