Bob Dylan “She Belongs To Me” from Bringing It All Back Home (mono) (Columbia 2010) N —You can buy this nice box set of Dylan's first 8 albums in their original mono mixes, the way Dylan figured you'd hear them.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” from The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9) (Columbia 2010) N —And then there's this treausre trove of early Dylan demos. By the way, I hope Dylan put on a great show last night - I didn't get to go this time myself.Buy it!
Public Image Ltd. “Rise” from Album (Ekektra 1985) —The Bill Laswell production was a joy to hear on my fave PiL material.Buy it!
The Slits “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” from Cut (4 Men with Beards 1979) —Ari Up, the lead singer of this important punk/post punk band, passed away yesterday at only 48 years old. I always loved this dub heavy take on Marvin Gaye.Buy it!
El Guincho “(Chica-Oh) Drims” from Pop Negro (Young Turks 2010) N —I dig the crazy rhythms.Buy it!
Pete Rock & CL Smooth “They Reminisce Over You” from Mecca and the Soul Brother (Ekektra 1992) —I miss the sample heavy intensity of old-school hip hop.Buy it!
Rufus Thomas “Funkiest Man Alive” from Funkiest Man Alive: The Stax Funk Sessions 1967-1975 (stax 2003) —One of the greatest funk grooves of all time.Buy it!
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker “Burn It Down” (Outta Sight 2009) —Coming to the Beat n' Soul Festival at Off Broadway Nov. 5 (the fest continues Nov. 6, too).Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Last Train” from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) N —Mavis & her band have a good time on this Allen Toussaint number.Buy it!
Dr. John & The Lower 911 “Only in America” from Tribal COMP (429 2010) N —Dr. John doesn't hold back anything these days.Buy it!
James Booker “So Swell When You're Well” from The Lost Paramount Tapes (DJM Records 1997) —Incredible 1973 recordings by one of the best New Orleans pianists ever.Buy it!
Fats Domino “I'm In Love Again” from The Best of Fats Domino (Marathon Media International Ltd. 2009) —Another New Orleans icon.Buy it!
Javier Escovedo “Tonight Is Gonna Be Better” from City Lights (Javier Escovedo 2008) —I had no idea the former True Believer and brother to Alejandro had recorded his own record - thanks to Rock'n'Roll Confidential for the tip. Very nice.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Down in the Bowery” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2009) N —Alejandro is joined by one of his idols, Ian Hunter, on this gorgeous cut.Buy it!
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes “One More Night to Rock” from Pills & Ammo (Floating World 2010) —Within 24 hours of finding out there is a new record by Southside Johnny & his latest Jukes, I found out the drummer, Louis Appel, passed away.Buy it!
Foghat “Drivin' Wheel” from Night Shift (Bearsville Records www.rhino.com 1976) —You know this is a cowbell classic!Buy it!
Peaches & Herb “Shake Your Groove Thing” from The Best of Peaches & Herb (Epic 1996) —And the cowbell drives this one, too - bonus points for the Foghat to Peaches & Herb seque, I think.Buy it!
Don Covay “Take This Hurt Off Me” from Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay (Razor & Tie 1994) —A soul classic with a snapping cowbell part!Buy it!
XTC “Me & the Wind” from Mummer (Geffen 1983) —Bonus cowbell - Cat recommended this one - I'd forgotten it as both a terrific song and a great source of cowbell.Buy it!
The Pretenders “Time the Avenger” from Learning to Crawl (Sire Records 1984) —I was planning to play this song anyway - reminded by a Facebook friend of its insatiable groove - but then I realized there's a cowbell on it, too.Buy it!
Bryan Ferry “Carrickfergus” from The Brid Stripped Bare (Virgin 1978) —A song which featured prominently in last week's Boardwalk Empire, though not in this version.Buy it!
Elsie Parker & the Poor People of Paris “Boum!. . .” from Live (Eye-full Tower 2010) N —St. Louis' own jazzy French combo is just a blast to hear.Buy it!
Texas Tornados “Esta Bueno” CD ALBUM (Bismeaux Records 2010) N —The jalapenos burn at both ends, and we dance.Buy it!
Raul Malo “Sombras” from Sinners and Saints (Fantasy 2010) N —My goodness, this man can sing.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Jupiter or the Moon” from Tin Can Trust CD ALBUM (Shout! Factory 2010) N —Dark brooding song about dreams of a better life.Buy it!
Lucky Peterson “Trampled Rose” from You Can Always Turn Around (sppf 2010) N —Everybody is covering this Tom Waits song - I love the mid-East flavor Peterson gives the hook.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Dr. Watson, I Presume” from National Ransom (Hear Music 2010) N —The album comes out Nov. 2 - but I get to sample tracks here at the station now. Makes it worth getting up all by itself.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Would You Love Me?” from Soap and Water (Yep Roc 2007) —He's playing tomorrow night at Off Broadway - also an instore set at Euclid Records tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm. I'll be at a wedding on both ends, but I'm sure it will be great.Buy it!
Elton John & Leon Russell “Gone to Shiloh” from The Union (Mercury 2010) N —Joined here by Neil Young - this cut at least, is quite intoxicating.Buy it!
Robyn Hitchcock “Do Policemen Sing?” from Black Snake Diamond Role (Yep Roc 2007) —A classic track from Robyn's first solo album.Buy it!
Richard Barone “Radio Silence” from Glow (Bar/None Records 2010) N —It's so nice to have new music from this terrific songwriter - his last new record came out in 1992 or something like that.Buy it!
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band “Run Paint Run Run” from Doc at the Radar Station (Blue Plate 1980) —This was my first Beefheart album, so it remains my fave - you just have to imagine the joy of discovering this stuff!Buy it!
Peter Case “Dig What You're Puttin' Down” from Wig! CD ALBUM (Yep Roc 2010) N —I like when Peter sings the blues.Buy it!
Circe Link and the Discount Candy Family Band “Random Act of Kindness” from California Kid (Circe Link 2010) N —I know nothing about this band, can't even remember who sent it to me, but it's a darn good record.Buy it!
Marshall Chapman “Mississippi Man in Mexico” from Big Lonesome (TallGirl 2010) N —This beautiful record comes out Tuesday - as usual, Marshall Chapman puts ithings better than most people.Buy it!
Les Copeland “Long Lost Love” from Don't Let the Devil In (Earwig 2010) N —This guy can pick some guitar.Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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