Booker T And The MGs “Chinese Checkers” from Soul Dressing (Stax Records url 1965) —Music bed. An instrumental that screams out "Now, this is music that makes me want to pledge my support to 88.1 KDHX!"Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Lost And Lookin'” from Night Beat MP3/FILE ALBUM (RCA Victor 1963) —Written by J.W. Alexander and Lowell Jordan and found on Sam Cooke's greatest album.Buy it!
Little Willie John “My Love Is” from The King Sessions 1958-1960 CD COMP (Ace 2005) —Previously unissued take recorded circa 1958-1960 and written by Billy Myles. I first heard this song in the John Sayles film, Lone Star.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “River's Invitation” from Soul '69 (Atlantic 1969) —Written by Percy Mayfield and recorded in 1968. Kenny Burrell plays guitar on this track.Buy it!
Young-Holt Unlimited “Light My Fire” from The Best of Young-Holt Unlimited (EMI 2002) —Music bed. 1969 Chicago soul instrumental version of the Doors songBuy it!
The James Hunter Six “Look Out” from Minute By Minute (Go Records, under license to Concord Music Group 2013) —The James Hunter Six will be at the Old Rock House next Thursday (10/10). Terrific live performer -- highly recommended.Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “Any Rain” from Truth Serum (Thirty Tigers 2013) N —Written by Garland Jeffreys and found on his new release. After a 13-year gap in recording, he now has made albums in 2011 and 2013 and we're better off for it.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Black Is Black” from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace Records 2010) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Los Bravos song.Buy it!
Van Morrison “Common One” from Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Listen to the Lion 2009) —Amazing vocal interplay before Van Morrison and Bianca Thornton on this encore recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl in 2008.Buy it!
Brother Jack McDuff “Get It Up” from Gin and Orange (CADET 1969) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental written by Richard Evans.Buy it!
Patti Drew “Hard To Handle” from Workin' On a Groovy Thing....The Best Of (Capitol Records 2007) —Otis Redding cover from 1968.Buy it!
Etta James “Tell Mama” from Tell mama (MCA 1968)Buy it!
Howard Tate “8 Days On The Road” from Howard Tate (Atlantic 1972) —Written by Jerry Ragovoy (who also produced and arranged much of Howard Tate's material) and Michael Gayle.Buy it!
Syl Johnson “Is It Because I'm Black (Instrumental)” from Light: On The South Side (The Numero Group 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
Timmy Thomas “It's My Life” from The Goldwax Story, Vol. 2 (Ace Records 2004) —Great soul version of the song made famous by the Animals. Recorded in 1967 for the Memphis-based Goldwax label.Buy it!
The Animals “Hit The Road, Jack” from Animalism (Hip-O Select 1966) —1966 cover version of the Ray Charles hit written by Percy Mayfield.Buy it!
Jimmy McGriff “Discotheque U.S.A.” from Blues For Mister Jimmy (Sue www.oldies.com 1963) —Music bed. 1963 Jimmy McGriff-penned, Hammond-powered instrumentalBuy it!
Carla Thomas “Country Road” from Sweet Sweetheart: The American Studios Sessions and More (Ace/Concord 2013) N —Previously unissued 1970 soul version of the James Taylor song recorded at American Studios and prduced by Chips Moman.Buy it!
Merry Clayton “Southern Man” from The Best of Merry Clayton (Sony 2013) —1971 soul Neil Young cover produced by Lou Adler.Buy it!
Reverend Organdrum “A Shot In The Dark” from Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc Records 2008) —Music bed. Instrumental written by Henry Mancini.Buy it!
The Ventures “The House of the Rising Sun” from Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 (dolton 1964) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental version of the traditional song.Buy it!
The Dirtbombs “Crazy For You” from Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In The Red 2013) N —Written and sung by Mick Collins. 60s bubblegum pop meets Detroit garage rock.Buy it!
The School “That Boy Is Mine” from Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Elefant 2012) —Indie pop band out of Cardiff, Wales featuring the songwriting and lead vocals of Liz Hunt.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby” from Kite (Virgin 1989) —Brilliant Smiths cover written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey.Buy it!
The Sandals “Theme from "Endless Summer"” from The Endless Summer (Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Capitol Catalog 2011) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental from the soundtrack to the classic surf film.Buy it!
Stephanie Finch And The Company Men “Tina Goodbye” from Cry Tomorrow ((((belle sound))) 2009) —Written by Stephanie Finch, R.A. Homan, and Chuck Prophet (who also produced the album).Buy it!
Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends “I'll Be Back” from Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends (Universal/Polygram 1968) —Beautifully arranged version of the Beatles song. Thanks to Spencer Marquart for this one.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Wanted” from Jungle (Blip Blap! 2013) N L —Really fine songwriting on the St. Louis band's second full-length release. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Day Tripper” from McLemore Avenue (expanded) (Concord 2011) —Music bed. Mid-60s instrumental version of the Beatles song.Buy it!
Grace Basement “An Apple Will Do” from Wheel Within A Wheel (Avonmore 2013) L —Written and sung by Kevin Buckley. This album was recently named the best local album of the past 12 months by the RFT.Buy it!
Elliott Smith “Waltz #2 (XO)” from XO (DreamWorks 1998) —"First the mic then the half cigarette/Singing "Cathy's Clown"/That's the man she's married to now/That's the girl he takes around town/She appears composed, so she is I suppose/Who can really tell?/She stares into space like a dead china doll."Buy it!
Alexandre Desplat “The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 1: A Veiled Mist” from Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack) (ABKCO 2012) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Alexandre Desplat for the 2012 Wes Anderson film.Buy it!
Villagers “Nothing Arrived” from Awayland (Domino 2013) —Written and sung by Irish singer-songwriter Conor J. O'Brien.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Do It Again” from Desire Lines (Desire Lines 2011) —This release by the band based out of Glasgow, Scotland will surely make my 2013 list of Top 10 albums. Written and sung by Traceyanne Campbell.Buy it!
Keith Mansfield “Soul Thing” from TV Sound and Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1956-80 (Soul Jazz 2012) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental compsoed by one of England's greatest library composers.Buy it!
The Who “I Can't Reach You” from The Who Sell Out (Decca 1967) —Written by Pete Townshend.Buy it!
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane “Annie” from Rough Mix (Hip-O 1977) —Written by Eric Clapton, Kate Lambert, and Ronnie Lane.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!
Aimee Mann “Driving Sideways” from Bachelor No. 2 (Or, the Last Remains of the Dodo) (Super Ego Records 1999) —Written by Aimee Mann and guitarist Michael Lockwood.Buy it!
Harry Nilsson “One (Mono Single Version)” from The Essential Nilsson (RCA / Legacy 2013) —Written by Harry Nilsson and released as a single by RCA in 1967.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Walking Back to Our Place at 3 AM” from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River CD ALBUM (El Cortez 2009) —Music bed. Instrumental from the band based out of Portland, OR.Buy it!
Patty Griffin “Trapeze” from Children Running Through (ATO Records/Red 2007) —Mon 10/14 Patty Griffin w/ Scott Miller – PageantBuy it!
Neko Case “Night Still Comes” from The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti- 2013) N —Sun 10/20 Neko Case – Pageant. Not to be missed.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show “Summer Samba” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Music bed.Buy it!
Calexico “Alone Again Or (With Nicolai Dunger and His band)” from Convict Pool (Quarterstick 2004) —Pretty great cover version of the Love song written by Brian MacClean.Buy it!
Rodriguez “Like Janis” from Cold Fact (Light In The Attic 1970) —Dylanesque song written by Sixto Rodriguez and released in 1970. By now, you've probably seen the documentary, Searching For Sugarman. If you haven't, it's well woth seeking out. It's a story you couldn't make up.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” from Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia 1965) —"My love she speaks like silence / Without ideals or violence / She doesn't have to say she's faithful / Yet she's true, like ice, like fire"Buy it!
Neil Young “The Emperor of Wyoming” from Neil Young (Reprise 1968) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Del-Lords “Silverlake” from Elvis Club (GB Music www.gbmusic.com 2013) —Written and sung by Scott Kempner - Fri 10/18 The Del-Lords – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Aoife O'Donovan “Red & White & Blue & Gold” from Fossils (Yep Roc 2013) N —Sun 10/20 Aoife O’Donovan – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Magnolia Summer “The Second Voyage” from The Slip That Leads Into the Fall - EP (Undertow Music Collective 2010) —Music bed. Written by Chris Grabau.Buy it!
Geyer Street Sheiks “Great Dream From Heaven” from Great Dream (B-jam 1993) —At BB's on October 5. Also, Alice Spencer and Tom Hall will be playing at Harvest Sessions that morning.Buy it!
The Staves “Wisely & Slow” from Dead & Born & Grown (Atlantic Records UK www.atlanticrecords.com 2012)Buy it!
Dave Edmunds “A.1. On The Jukebox” from Tracks On Wax 4 (Wounded Bird 2005) —F 9Buy it!
Speedy West “Speedy's Special” from Guitar Spectacular (Sundazed Music 2005) —F 6 Music bed.Buy it!
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