The Martinis “Key Chain” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic At The Firebird on 2/1 W/ Roky Erickson! 2011) —Music bed. Memphis soul instrumental recorded circa 1965-67.Buy it!
The Sweet Inspirations “Chained” from Sweets for My Sweet (Atlantic 1969) —Cover version of a Marvin Gaye hit written by Frank Wilson. Great bass line by David Hood and drums by Roger Hawkins.Buy it!
Marvin Gaye “Baby Don't You Do It” from The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown 1995) —1964 song written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, Jr.Buy it!
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2006) —Great soul rave-up written and performed by Frank Wilson. If you own this on vinyl, you own the rarest Motown single. Only two genuine original copies are known to exist.Buy it!
Earl Van Dyke “Can I Get a Witness” from The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More (Hip-O Select / Motown 2012) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental version of the Marvin Gaye song written by Holland, Dozier, and Holland, Jr.Buy it!
Dee Dee Warwick “Who Will The Next Fool Be” from Turning Around (Atlantic 1970) —Written by Charlie Rich and featuring musical backing by the Dixie Flyers.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Tears A Go-Go” from It Ain't Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions (Ace 2011) —C'mon, we've all been there. Written by Donnie Fritts and recorded in 1966.Buy it!
King Curtis “Twisting Time” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —F 2 Music bed.Buy it!
Charles Bradley “You Put the Flame On It (feat. Menahan Street Band)” from Victim of Love (feat. Menahan Street Band) (Daptone Records www.daptone.com 2013) N —Sun 5/5 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires – Old Rock HouseBuy it!
The Insight “Out of Sight” from South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue (Kent 2013) N —This song made famous by James Brown was written by Ted Wright and this version was released in 1966. Haven't heard of the Insite? You've probably heard of brothers Johnny and Edgar Winter who were in the band.Buy it!
Menahan Street Band “Lights Out” from The Crossing (Daptone 2012) —Music bed.Buy it!
Christine Perfect “I'd Rather Go Blind” from The Legendary Christine Perfect Album (Columbia 1970) —Before the time she joined Fleetwood Mac and later became Christine McVie, she recorded this classic soul song written by Bill Foster and Ellington Jordan.Buy it!
Willie Hightower “Back Road Into Town” from Willie Hightower (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks unk 1970) —Written by Willie Hightower and O.B. McClinton and recorded at Fame Studios in 1971.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “On The Other Side” from Poppa Willie - The Hi Years / 1962-74 (Hi Records/ Demon 2001) —Music bed. 1970 instrumental written by Willie Mitchell and Teenie Hodges.Buy it!
Amy Winehouse “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” from Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal 2011) —Fabulously produced and arranged by Mark Ronson with one of Amy Winehouse's finest vocals on this Gerry Goffin-Carole King song.Buy it!
Janis Joplin “Get It While You Can” from The Essential Janis Joplin (Columbia 2003) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman and recorded in 1970.Buy it!
The City Champs “Comin' Home Baby” from The Safecracker (Bonus Track Version) (Electraphonic Recording-Digital ELECTRAPHONICRecording.com 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “Heartbreak” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) N —This song has one of the best James Hunter vocals I've heard. Highly recommended 2013 release.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Groovin'” from Poppa Willie: The Hi Years 1962-74 (Cream / Hi 2001) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Young Rascals song.Buy it!
Alice Smith “Ocean” from She (Rainwater 2013) N —Written by Alice Smith and found on the new album from the artist now based out of Los Angeles. She possesses one amazing voice.Buy it!
Sly & The Family Stone “Family Affair” from There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic 1971) —Written by Sylvester Stewart.Buy it!
Sly & The Family Stone “That's Pretty Clean (Instrumental)” from There's a Riot Goin' On (expanded) (Sony/Epic 2007) —Music bed. Previously unreleased instrumental recorded in 1971.Buy it!
The Shangri-Las “Give Him A Great Big Kiss” from Myrmidons Of Melodrama (RPM 1995) —1964 recording written and produced Shadow Morton. Long live Mary Weiss!Buy it!
Neko Case “Train From Kansas City” from The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti- 2004) —Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and recorded live in 2004. Harmony vocals by Kelly Hogan.Buy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Milk Train” from What The Brothers Sang (Drag City / Palace Records 2013) N —Written by Tony Romeo and found on this new release made up of cover versions of songs previously recorded by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “You Are My Sunshine” from Soul Men (Stax Records url 2003) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Jump Starts “Don't Need Much” from What Hides Inside (Loud Label 2012) L —Featuring the vocals of Justin Johnson and Sarah Ross.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “A Heart Like Mine” from 3 Pears (Warner Brothers 2012) —Written by Dwight Yoakam and produced by Dwight Yoakam and Beck Hansen. Highly recommended. I don't know how I missed this in 2012.Buy it!
The Byrds “Bound to Fall (Instrumental)” from The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Expanded) (Columbia 1997) —Music bed. 1967 instrumental.Buy it!
The Love Experts “Your Shining Hour” from Cuba Street - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2004) L —Playing at Euclid Records on Record Store Day on Saturday (4/20) at 4 PM.Buy it!
Love “My Little Red Book” from Love (Elektra 1966) —Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This was their first single.Buy it!
Les Champions “Colorado” from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. Early 60s French garage rock instrumental.Buy it!
Cornershop “Who Fingered Rock 'n' Roll” from Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast (Ample Play 2009) —Written by Tjinder Singh.Buy it!
Jefferson Airplane “Plastic Fantastic Lover” from Surrealistic Pillow (RCA Victor 1967) —Written by Marty Balin. The story of a man and his television.Buy it!
The Sandals “Theme from "Endless Summer"” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 2 (Ace 2010) —Music bed. 1964 surf instrumental.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” from Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia 1965) —Tues 4/23 Bob Dylan w/Dawes – Peabody Opera HouseBuy it!
Yo La Tengo “I Threw It All Away” from President Yo La Tengo / New Wave Hot Dogs (Matador 1996) —Written by Bob Dylan.Buy it!
Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming” from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Music bed.Buy it!
Mount Moriah “I Built a Town” from Miracle Temple (Merge www.mergerecords.om 2013) N —Mon 6/17 Mount Moriah – Old Rockhouse - This song has a beautiful lead vocal by Heather McEntire.Buy it!
Greg Brown “Spring & All” from Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records 1997) —"A two bourbon twilight, fog from God's cigar."Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Sunny's Tune” from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Duke And The King “Shaky” from The Duke And The King (Anti- 2011)Buy it!
First Aid Kit “Universal Soldier” from Universal Soldier - Single (Third Man Records 2011) —Written by Buffy Sainte-Marie and featuring the vocals of Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg.Buy it!
Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips “Family Conference” from The Squid and the Whale soundtrack (Ultra Records 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Son Volt “Wild Side” from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2013) —Sat 6/1 Son Volt – PageantBuy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “9,999,999 Tears” from Cheater's Game (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com/ 2013) N —Fri 4/26 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Off Broadway - Written by Razzy Bailey.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “High Noon” from The Best Of Duane Eddy (RCA Victor 1965) —Music bed.Buy it!
Prairie Rehab “Player Piano” from Weights & Measures (self-released 2013) N L —Written and sung by Lacie Mangels. From their forthcoming album which will be available at their CD release party taking place at the Tap Room of Friday (4/19).Buy it!
Nels Andrews “Dollar and the Dream” from Off Track Betting (Reveal Records 2008)Buy it!
Speedy West “Lazy Summer Evening” from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Randy Newman “Political Science” from Sail Away (Remastered) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —Recorded in 1972. A good as songwriting gets.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “Think About Your Troubles” from The Point! (RCA Victor 1972)Buy it!
Speedy West “Slow And Easy” from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Rockpile “Heart” from Seconds of Pleasure (Columbia 1980)Buy it!
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