Willie Mitchell “Fever” from It's Dance-Time (Hi Records 1965) —Welcome to the start of the Spring Membership Drive! Music bed. New reissue of his 1965 Hi Records release of instrumentals.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Soulville” from Take A Look: Complete on Columbia (Columbia 2011) N —This Dinah Washington cover was originally recorded in 1964 when she was 21 years old & released on her "Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington" album.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Mohair Sam” from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dallas Frazier & recorded in 1965 and found on this new compilation of all the tracks he recorded for the Smash label (including a pretty cool Christmas song as an added bonus - I mean, if you like that kind of thing).Buy it!
Jackie DeShannon “It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)” from Come and Get Me: The Complete Liberty & Imperial Singles: Vol. 2 (Ace 2011) N —Written by Ted Jarrett & originally an R & B hit for a band called Louis Brooks and the Tune Toppers. This 1964 single was arranged by Jack Nitzsche & released on the Liberty label.Buy it!
Jimmy McGriff “All About My Girl” from Greatest Hits (Blue Note url 1997) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental written by Jimmy McGriff.Buy it!
The Genies “Know What To Do When You Get It” from Super Funk presents Funk Soul Sisters (BGP url 2003) —Soul & funk song from 1972. Written by Ron Lewis & originally released on the Ronn label.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “In You (I Found a Love)” from No Time for Dreaming (Daptone Records 2010) N —Highly recommended debut soul release featuring backing by the Menahan Street Band.Buy it!
The Budos Band “King Cobra” from The Budos Band II (Daptone 2007) —Music bed. 2007 instrumental from the NYC-based band.Buy it!
Rufus Thomas “The Memphis Train” from The Best of Rufus Thomas (Rhino 1996) —Written by Rufus Thomas, Mack Rice & Willie Sparks and recorded for Stax in 1968. "All aboard the Memphis Train!"Buy it!
Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew “Clothes Line (Wrap It Up)” from Clothes Line (Wrap It Up) / Cops and Robbers 45 single (Crest 1956) —Written by Kent Harris (aka Boogaloo) and the original version of "Shopping For Clothes" - a hit for The Coasters.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “Witchcraft” from The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dave Bartholomew & Pearl King and recorded for RCA in 1963 - soon after he got out of the Army.Buy it!
Bill Doggett “Honky Tonk (Pt. 1)” from Rock & Soul Instrumental Classics (Golden Stars 2001) —Music bed.Buy it!
Nina Simone “To Love Somebody” from To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (RCA 2008) —Sublime 1967 Bee Gees cover.Buy it!
Kim Weston & Marvin Gaye “Baby (Don't You Leave Me)” from Kim Weston: Greatest Hits & Rare Classics (Spectrum 1998) —1966 duet written by Clarence Paul & recorded in 1966.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Baby Scratch My Back” from Soul Men (Stax Records url 2003) —Music bed. Mid-60s instrumental version of the Slim Harpo song.Buy it!
Jay Farrar “Why Should We End This Way” from Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Undertow 2004) —2004 version of the Chuck Berry song found on this compilation featuring St. Louis artists with proceeds going to benefit KDHX.Buy it!
Slim Harpo “Shake Your Hips (Single Version)” from Best Of Slim Harpo (Hip-O 1997) —Written by James Moore (aka Slim Harpo) and recorded for the Excello label in 1966.Buy it!
Mick Taylor “Slow Blues” from Mick Taylor (Columbia 1979) —Music bed. 1979 instrumental written by Mick Taylor.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “Ventilator Blues” from Exile On Main St (Remastered) (Polydor Ltd. 2010) —Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor and released in 1972.Buy it!
Shelby Lynne “Where I'm From” from I Am Shelby Lynne (Island Def Jam 2000) —Written by Shelby Lynne & Bill Bottrell. Still my favorite Shelby Lynne album, I think.Buy it!
Willie Hightower “Time Has Brought About a Change” from Willie Hightower (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks unk 2005) —Written by Willie Hightower and recorded in 1969 at Fame Studios.Buy it!
The Fireballs “Black is Black” from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Los Bravos song originally released on the Atlantic label.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Gotta Get Up” from Nilsson Schmilsson CD ALBUM (RCA 1971) —Backing musicians on this include Jim Gordon, Klaus Voorman, Chris Spedding & Jim Price.Buy it!
Bill Lloyd “The Lottery Song” from For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (MusicMasters 1995) —1995 version of the Harry Nilsson song.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “Different Drum” from Under The Covers Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory 2006) —Written by Michael Nesmith. You always know it's a Membership Drive when I play something sung by Susanna Hoffs. I figure if it makes me happy, it ought to make somebody else happy, too.Buy it!
Chuck Higgins “Night Scene” from Intoxica! (Ace 2006) —Music bed. '60s instrumental out of Southern California.Buy it!
Jill Sobule & John Doe “Under The Bridge” from A Day At The Pass (self 2011) N —From their forthcoming release. They will be appearing at Off Broadway (4/15) & Euclid Records (4/16 @ 10 AM to kick off Record Store Day).Buy it!
Bob Dylan “I Want You” from Blonde On Blonde (2010 Mono Version) (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2010) —From 1966. Mark your calenders now for the Bob Dylan 70th Birthday & KDHX Benefit taking place at Off Broadway on May 27. 12 bands - 36 Dylan songs...this ought to satiate Dylan fans.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed. Instrumental from the 2005 Noah Baumbach film.Buy it!
Keren Ann “Daddy, You Been On My Mind” from 101 (Blue Note url 2011) N —Really fine Bob Dylan cover off her new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Greg Brown “Spring & All” from Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 1997) —"A two bourbon twilight, fog from God's cigar."Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Persuasion (Instrumental)” from Sweet Talker (Original Music from the Movie) (Capitol Catalog 1991) —Music bed.Buy it!
Geyer Street Sheiks “Dimming of the Day” from Great Dream (B-jam 1993) —Alice Spencer singing a Richard Thompson song -- you aren't going to go wrong there.Buy it!
R.E.M. “Wall Of Death” from Beat the Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson (CAPITOL 1994) —1994 Richard Thompson cover.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 also featuring Jim Dickinson & David Lindley.Buy it!
Janis Joplin “Mercedes Benz” from Pearl (Legacy Edition) (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1970) —1970 recording written by Janis Joplin, Mike McClure & Bobby Neuwirth.Buy it!
Esther Phillips “No Headstone On My Grave” from The Best of Esther Phillips: 1962-70 (Rhino 1997) —Written by Charlie Rich and recorded in Nashville in 1962.Buy it!
The Jewels “Hearts of Stone” from We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll (Proper 2005) R —My mother-in-law said she would pledge if I played this doo-wop song from 1954. I did and she did. Thanks, Marilyn! Really good track, too. Written by Rudy Jackson & Eddy Ray.Buy it!
Tami Lynn “One Night of Sin” from The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook (Ace 2011) N —Written by Dave Bartolomew & Pearl King and recorded for the Cotillion label in 1971.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Sleep Walk” from Great Rock 'n' Roll Instrumentals - Just About As Good As It Gets! Volume 2 (Smith & Co. 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Everybody Needs Love” from Go-Go Boots (ATO 2011) N —Eddie Hinton cover from their new release sung by Patterson Hood.Buy it!
The Cave Singers “Haystacks” from No Witch (Jagjaguwar 2011) N —Appearing at the Old Rock House on Monday (4/11).Buy it!
Mike Auldridge “Everybody Slides” from Dobro / Blues and Bluegrass (Fantasy Records 2002) —Music bed. Also featuring Lowell George & David Bromberg.Buy it!
Jessica Lea Mayfield “Blue Skies Again” from Tell Me (Nonesuch 2011) N —Coming to Off Broadway in May (5/13). Written by Jessica Lea Mayfield & found on her new release produced by Dan Auerbach.Buy it!
Shannon Wright “Everybody's Got Their Own Part to Play” from Let In the Light (Quarterstick 2007) —Vaguely Beatlesque song written by Shannon Wright.Buy it!
Booker T. and The MGs “Soul Clap '69” from Stax Profiles (Concord 2006) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental recorded at Stax.Buy it!
Ray Wylie Hubbard “Down Home Country Blues” from A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C) (Bordello Records 2010) —"I'm partial to old Hooker's singing 'Crawling King Snake'/ And I say that Muddy Waters is as deep as William Blake"Buy it!
Little Walter “Temperature (Alternate 1)” from The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) (Hip-O Select / Geffen 2009) —Co-Written by Little Walter and recorded in 1957.Buy it!
Ike & Tina Turner “Goodbye So Long” from Talkin' About Ike - Vol. 2 (P-Vine 2008) —Recorded for the Modern label in 1965.Buy it!
Ike Turner “Twistin' the Strings” from Talkin' About Ike - Vol. 2 (P-Vine 2008) —Music bed.Buy it!
Bettye Swann “Willie & Laura Mae Jones” from Bettye Swann (Astralwerks 2004) —Written by Tony Joe White.Buy it!
Bobbie Gentry “Mississippi Delta” from The Best of Bobbie Gentry - The Capitol Years (Nashville Catalog 49pm 1967) —1967 Capitol single written by Bobbie Gentry.Buy it!
Cassie Morgan “Pine So Sweet” from Pine So Sweet - EP (self-released 2008) L —Written by Cassie Morgan & released in 2008.Buy it!
Alela Diane “To Begin” from Alela Diane and Wild Divine (Rough Trade www.roughtraderecords.com 2011) N —From her new release. Thanks to Roy Kasten for suggesting this song.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “Spooky” from Dusty Springfield for Cafe Apres-midi (Universal 2003) —"In the cool of the evening when everything is getting kind of groovy." Released in1970.Buy it!
Abigail Washburn “Last Train” from City of Refuge (Rounder www.rounder.com 2011) N —Off her highly recommended new 2011 release. Thanks to everybody who pledged, thanks to our dedicated phone volunteers & thanks to Roy Kasten for doing his usual fantastic co-hosting job.Buy it!
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