Ron Buford “Chicken Tracks” from SuperFunk, Vol. 4: Rare and Classic Street Funk from the Vaults 1966-1973 CD COMP (BGP url 2004) —60s funk & soul out of Seattle.Buy it!
James Hunter “No Smoke Without Fire” from People Gonna Talk CD ALBUM (Go 2006) —Written by James Hunter.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Greenbacks” from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] (Atlantic Records/ATG 1960) —Written by Renald Richard & recorded in 1954.Buy it!
Sister Rosetta Tharpe “I Shall Know Him” from Gospel Train (Verve 1962) —Written by Sister Rosetta Tharpe & recorded in 1956 for Mercury.Buy it!
The Pilgrim Travelers “Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb” from Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security COMP (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2005) —1951 gospel atomic-era song.Buy it!
The Staple Singers “Why (Am I Treated So Bad)” from The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair CD ALBUM (Kent/ Ace 2004) —Written by Pop Staples & recorded in 1967 for the Epic label.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Dark End of the Street” from The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed (Warner Bros/Rhino 2008) —Music bed. 1972 instrumental version of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman soul classic.Buy it!
Cher “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” from 3614 Jackson Highway (Atlantic 1969) —1969 cover version of a Dr. John song recorded at Muscle Shoals.Buy it!
Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” from The Beat Goes On... COMP (Kent 2000) —Written by Dr. John & recorded in 1972 for Atlantic. Produced & arranged by Allen Toussaint.Buy it!
Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris “Love Lots of Lovin” from New Orleans Funk COMP (Soul Jazz 2000) —1967 New Orleans soul & funk duet written by Allen Toussaint.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Wedlock Is a Padlock” from Women's Love Rights: The Hot Wax Anthology (Sanctuary 2002) —This 1971 song was her first release on the Hot Wax label.Buy it!
Willie Hightower “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” from Willie Hightower [IMPORT] CD ALBUM (EMI Int. 2005) —Written by Joe South & recorded in 1969 at Fame studios.Buy it!
Roy Hamilton “Don't Let Go” (shout 1958) —Recorded in 1958.Buy it!
The Nashville Teens “Tobacco Road” SINGLE (One Way 1964) —Written by John D. Loudermilk & recorded in 1964 by the London-based band.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “High School Confidential” from Live at the Star-Club Hamburg (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1989) —Live recording from 1964 and featuring back up by the Nashville Teens.Buy it!
Amos Milburn “Down The Road Apiece” from The Chicken Shack Boogie Man (Proper 2002) —Written by Don Raye & recorded in 1946 for Aladdin.Buy it!
Bill Black Combo “Little Queenie” from The Best of Bill Black's Combo - The Hi Records Years (Fat Possum Records 2001) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version of the Chuck Berry song recorded at Hi.Buy it!
Anita O' Day “Sing, Sing, Sing” from akiko Presents Rockin' Doo Wop, Jump & Jive - Vol. 2 (Universal) —Written by Louis Prima & recorded in 1958 for the Verve label.Buy it!
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross “Gimme That Wine” from The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Columbia 1959) —"I can't cut loose without my juice." Written by Jon Hendricks & recorded in 1960 for Columbia.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Georgia Lee” from Mule Variations ALBUM (Anti 1999) —Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan and released in 1999.Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Salt of the Earth” from Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook CD ALBUM (Anti 2010) N —Appearing at the Old Rock House on Friday (8/6). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Gotta Get Up” from Nilsson Schmilsson CD ALBUM (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 1971) —Written by Harry Nilsson & recorded in 1971 for RCA. Talk about a great four-year run -- from 1969-1972, he released Harry, Nilsson Sings Newman, The Point, Nilsson Schmilsson, & Son of Schmilsson.Buy it!
Field Music “The Rest is Noise” from Field Music (Measure) (Memphis Industries www.memphis-industries.com/ 2010) N —Another really strong pop album form the Sunderland, England-based band.Buy it!
Teenage Fanclub “Baby Lee” from Shadows CD ALBUM (Merge 2010) N —New album from the Scottish band. Their last release was five years ago so I'd say they were about due.Buy it!
Booker T. & The MG's “Lady Madonna” from Stax Profiles: Booker T. & the M.G.'s (stax 2006) —Music bed. 1969 insrumental version of the Beatles song recorded for Stax.Buy it!
Best Coast “When I'm With You” from Crazy for You CD ALBUM (Mexican Summer 2010) N —New indie pop release meant to (and largely suceeding) evoke feelings of 60s West Coast summer pop songs.Buy it!
Belle and Sebastian “The Boy With the Arab Strap” CD ALBUM (Matador 1998) —Coming as close as Chicago on Oct. 11 at the Chicago Theatre -- one of only five U.S. dates. This song is from their 1998 release.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Souls Travel” from Pharmacy of Love (Palomine 2010) N —From their new release. Bettie Serveert will be in St. Louis at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room in October (Friday 10/22). Highly recommended.Buy it!
The Broken Heartbreakers “Wintersun” (self released 2010) N —Highly recommended new release fom this New Zealand-based band. Find out more at www.thebrokenheartbreakers.com. I'm just highly recommending all kinds of things this week........Buy it!
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour” from Cuba Street EP (Undertow 2005) L —Appearing at Off Broadway next Saturday (8/7) with Educated Guess, Uncle Sam & The Minutemen. Should be a great show and chances to see this St. Louis band play out are few & far between.Buy it!
Rod Stewart “Reason to Believe” from Every Picture Tells A Story (Mercury Records 1971) —Written by Tim Hardin & released in 1971.Buy it!
Faces “Debris” from The Best of Faces: Good Boys When They're Asleep (Rhino 2005) —1971 song written & sung by the late, great Ronnie Lane.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3:00 AM” from We Used To Think The Highway Sounded Like A River (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from their 2009 release. It has been way too long since this Portland-based band has been to St. Louis.Buy it!
Neil Young “Harvest” CD ALBUM (Reprise 1972) —This went out in memory of Ben Keith who just passed away. Ben Keith was an accomplished producer and musician and he played pedal steel on this 1972 Neil Young album as part of a band called the Stray Gators..Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “The Boyfriends” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —From their 2009 release.Buy it!
Los Lobos “On Main Street” from Tin Can Trust CD ALBUM (Shout! Factory 2010) N —From their forthcoming release which comes out next week (8/3). This track was written by David Hidalgo & Louie Perez.Buy it!
Dale Watson “Shortcut to the Streets of Gold” from Blessed or Damned (HighTone Records 1996) —Appearing this Friday (7/3) at the Gramphone on an action-packed bill that also features Webb Wilder.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “You're Lookin' At Country” from Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn CD ALBUM (Signature Sounds 2010) N —From her new release made up, entirely, of Loretta Lynn songs.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “A-11” from The Real Mr. Heartache (Country Music Foundation 1996) —Here is another great country song written by Hank Cochran who passed away on July 15. Johnny Paycheck recorded this in 1965 for the Hilltop label.Buy it!
John Doe “Let's Be Mad” from Meet John Doe (DGC 1990) —1990 song written by John Doe and featuring harmony vocals by Julie Christensen.Buy it!
Steve Wynn “Blind Willie McTell” from Steve Sings Bob (Short Run 2009) —1988 live recording of the Bob Dylan song.Buy it!
Neko Case “The Needle Has Landed” from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti- 2006) —Not that anybody keeps tracks of these things but this was my favorite release from 2006.Buy it!
Laura Veirs “Sun is King” from July Flame CD ALBUM (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2010) R —I had a request for this song. Good choice. Laura Veirs will be making a return performance at Off Broadway in September (9/23).Buy it!
Michael Friedman “Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down” from Cool of the Coming Dark (Perdition 2002) —Written by Michael Friedman and released in 2002.Buy it!
Muddy Waters “The Stuff You Gotta Watch” from Muddy Waters: The Chess Box (MCA/Chess 1989) —Recorded in 1951.Buy it!
Little Walter “Temperature” from The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) (Hip-O Select / Geffen 2009) —Alternate take recorded in 1957 for the Chess label.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” from Together Through Life (Columbia 2009) —From his 2009 release.Buy it!
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