Denise LaSalle “Trapped By a Thing Called Love” from Soul Patrol - Vol. 2 (Ripete 1995) —Written by Denise LaSalle and recorded for the Westbound label in 1972.Buy it!
FREDA PAYNE “Band of Gold” from Invictus Chartbusters (Sequel Recprds 1999) —Really great single-disc compilation of songs from the Invictus label which was formed by Holland, Dozier, and Holland after the songwriting trio left Motown. - This track was recorded in 1970 and was written by Ronald Dunbar and Edyth Wayne.Buy it!
Baby Washington “I Don't Know” from Cotillion Soul 45s: 1968-1970 (Warner Music UK 2013) N —Written by Moses Smith and recorded for the Cotillion label in 1970. She is still performing and will be at the Ponderosa Stomp taking place in New Orleans on 10/4-10/5.Buy it!
Dennis Coffey “Space Traveller” from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Dennis Coffey.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Can You Get To That” from One True Vine (Anti- 2013) N —Funkadelic cover written by George Clinton and Ernie Harris and produced by Jeff Tweedy.Buy it!
Captain Beefheart “Too Much Time” from Clear Spot (Warner Brothers 1972) —Written by Don Van Vliet and produced by Ted Templeman who also produced te Dobbie Brothers and Van Halen.Buy it!
Peter Wolf “Long Way Back Again” from Fool's Parade (Mercury 1998) —Vastly underrated album which beautifully combines soul, rock, and blues. Written by Peter Wolf and Will Jennings.Buy it!
Booker T. “Fun” from Sound the Alarm (Stax Records url 2013) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah "IZ" Avila, and Booker T. Jones.Buy it!
Sister Wynona Carr “The Ball Game” from Dragnet for Jesus (Specialty Records 1992) —Written by Wynona Carr and recorded for the Specialty label in 1952. - "The first base is temptation / You know the second base is sin / The third base tribulation / If you pass, you can make it in"Buy it!
The Rance Allen Group “Talk That Talk (Pt. 1)” from A Soulful Experience (Fantasy Records 1975) —Written by David Porter (who also produced the album) and Ronnie Williams. Rance Allen's vocals are a force of nature on this one.Buy it!
Aubrey Ghent “Just a Closer Walk to Thee” from Sacred Steel Instrumentals (Arhoolie) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the traditional gospel song performed by one of the best sacred steel lap and pedal steel players.Buy it!
James Carr “Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong” from Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul - Vol. 2 SINGLE (Kent 2013) N —Written by Dallas Frazier and Sammy Shafer and released in 1995. The original version was recorded by George Jones in 1970.Buy it!
Willie Hightower “Back Road Into Town” from Willie Hightower (Honest Jon's/Astralwerks unk 2005) —Written by O.B. McClinton and recorded at Fame Studios in 1971. Produced by Rick Hall.Buy it!
Bobbie Gentry “Apartment 21” from An American Quilt: 1967-1974 (Raven 2002) —Written by John "Bucky" Wilkin and recorded at Fame Studios in 1970. Another one produced by Rick Hall.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Honky Tonk” from Poppa Willie - The Hi Years / 1962-74 (Hi Records/ Demon 2001) —Music bed. Bill Doggett cover recorded in 1966.Buy it!
Ellie Greenwich “You Don't Know” from The Shadow Morton Story SINGLE (Ace 2013) N —1965 recording written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, and Shadow Morton. Terrific string arrangement on this. Produced by Shadow Morton and Jeff Barry.Buy it!
Leon Russell “Out In The Woods” from Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul (Soul Jazz 2011) —Written by Leon Russell and recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1972.Buy it!
Buddy Miller and The Sacred Cows “That's How I Got To Memphis” from Man on the Moon (Coyote 1995) —Written by Tom T. Hall and faeturing Al Perkins on lap steel and dobro.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Night Before” from Last Night!/Do The Pop-Eye (stax 2002) —Music bed. 1961 Stax instrumental.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “You Know I Won't” from Push Any Button (Littlebox Recordings 2013) N —Written and produced by Sam Phillips. What a great freakin' song. Seriously, go get this album.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Perfect Person” from Jungle (Blip Blap! 2013) N L —I liked their first release but this is quite a big step forward. They are having their CD release party at Off Broadway in August (Friday 8/2). Humdrum and Kid Scientist are also on the bill.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “William's Heart” from Desire Lines (Desire Lines 2011) N —Sad and lovely. The more I listen to this album, the more is revealed. Written and sung by Traceyanne Campbell.Buy it!
The Greenhornes “Unnatural Habitat” from Broken Flowers: Music From the Film (Decca 2005) —Music bed. Music from the Jim Jarmusch film.Buy it!
Ezra Furman “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde” from The Year Of No Returning (Kinetic Family 2012) N —the first solo release by the leader of the Chicago-based band, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons.Buy it!
Villagers “Earthly Pleasure” from Awayland (Domino 2013) N —From the Irish band's highly recommended new release. Written and sung by Conor J. O'Brien. I can't imagine trying to put this song together in the studio.Buy it!
Luka Bloom “I Need Love” from The Acoustic Motorbike (Reprise 1992) —Your basic LL Cool J cover as done by an Irish singer-songwriter. His brother, Christy Moore, plays bodhran on this track.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Nothing Is Good Enough (instrumental)” from Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) (Reprise 1999) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Aimee Mann.Buy it!
Ian McNabb “All I've Got to Do” from We're With The Beatles (Mojo 2013) N —Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and found on this new compilation of various artists performing songs off the Beatles' 2nd release, 'With The Beatles.' Ia McNabb happens to be a Liverpudlian, as well.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Crazytown” from Charmer SINGLE (Superego 2012) —Written by Aimee Mann. Aimee Mann is on tour in September and October. The closest show is Bloomington, IN, so far.Buy it!
The Beatles “Don't Bother Me” from With The Beatles (Mono) (EMI 1963) —This is the first George Harrison composition recorded by the Beatles.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “I Want You” from Why Don't We Do It In the Road? (Uncut 2001) —Music bed. 1970 instrumental version of the Beatles song.Buy it!
Jacqueline Taieb “7 AM” from Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers of the 1960s (Ace 2013) N —1968 Engish version of the French song '7 Heures Du Matin' recorded for the Fontana label.Buy it!
The Velvet Underground “Stephanie Says” from Gold (Polydor 2005) —Written by Lou Reed and recorded in 1968. John Cale on electric viola.Buy it!
Bettie Serveert “Had2Byou” from Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion Records 2013) —I keep coming back to this song. Vocals by Carol van Dyk.Buy it!
The Cliffters “Django” from An Outbreak of Twangin' (Psychic Circle 2009) —Music bed. 60s guitar instrumental out of Copenhagen.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Mississippi” from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia 2008) —Previously unreleased versiion recorded during the Time Out of Mind sessions in 1997. Daniel Lanois on electric guitar.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Dawes “A Little Bit Of Everything” from Nothing Is Wrong (Ato Records / Red 2011) —Their show at Off Broadway last Friday night at Off Broadway was one of the best shows of 2013. What incredible sound at that show. Nobody else is pulling off that 70s LA sound the way Dawes is.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Desperados Under the Eaves” from Warren Zevon (Asylum 1976) —"And if California slides into the ocean / Like the mystics and statistics say it will / I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my billBuy it!
David Kitay “Theme from Ghost World” from Ghost World soundtrack (Shanachie 2001) —Music bed.Buy it!
Charlie Faye “Conspiracy of the Sad Song” from You Were Fine, You Weren't Even Lonely (Wine & Nut Records 2013) N —Written by Charlie Faye and Will Sexton.Buy it!
Cassie Morgan “A Day Longer” from A Day Longer (7") (self-released 2013) N L —From her vinyl single released on Record Store Day. The production on this sounds really great.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “Time and Tide” from Spring and Fall (Gawdaggle 2012) —From the Australian singer-songwriter's latest album. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Over The Rainbow” from The Greatest Hits of Santo & Johnny (Puzzle Productions 2013) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Vondrukes “Everything But Fine” from Runaway, Goodbye Love (self-released 2011) L —This album features the songwriting talents of Jeff Griswold & Bob McKee.Buy it!
Guy Clark “The Death of Sis Draper” from My Favorite Picture Of You (Dualtone 2013) N —From his new release which just came out this week.Buy it!
Jason Isbell “Elephant (Radio Edit)” from Southeastern (Thirty Tigers 2013) N —Thnaks to Roy Kasten from Feel Like Going Home for making this FCC-safe for airplay. Too powerful a song not to play.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “SLEEPWALK” from The Best of Santo & Johnny (Stardust 1997) —Music bed.Buy it!
Willie Moore “Going Wild” from Going Wild! Music City Rock'n'Roll (Ace Records 2013) N —Jump blues rave-up from 1960.Buy it!
Jerry Reed “Amos Moses” from RCA Country Legends: Jerry Reed (Remastered) (Buddha Records 2001) —Written by Jerry Reed and recorded in 1970.Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Low Man On a Totem Pole” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie Music/CEMA Special Markets 2010) —Written by Jimmy Bryant and recorded in 1954.Buy it!
James Burton and Ralph Mooney “Corn Pickin' and Slick Slidin'” (Sundazed 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time” from Pokey LaFarge (Third Man www.thirdmanrecords.com 2013) L —One of my favorite songs of 2013.Buy it!
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