James Brown “Any Day Now” from Polydor Burt Bacharach Songbook "Lippy Lip Bacharach" (Polydor 1998) —Alright, we're not going to mess around here. 1969 song written by Bob Hilliard & Burt Bacharach and featuring an amazing vocal by James Brown. This Japanese compilation says "Lippy Lip Bacharach." Why? I have no idea. I don't ask questions.Buy it!
The Sweet Inspirations “What The World Needs Now Is Love” from What the World Needs Now Is Burt (Warner Jazz 2006) —Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and recorded in 1969. Cissy Houston (who also sang background on the original Jackie DeShannon version) sings lead on this.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself” from Complete A and B Sides (1963-1970) (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)JAD 2006) —This Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition was recorded in 1967 for the Mercury label.Buy it!
The Meters “The Look of Love” from What the World Needs Now Is Burt (Warner Jazz 2006) —Music bed. 1969 instrumental version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David-penned song.Buy it!
Inez Foxx “Crossing Over The Bridge” from Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul 1968-1975 (Kent 2012) N —Deep southern soul track recorded for Stax in 1973. Written by Inez Foxx & Mack Rice.Buy it!
Moses & Joshua Dillard “My Elusive Dreams” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —Originally recorded by Curly Putnam in 1967 and done as a mournful country ballad. This 1967 soul version, however, is a completely different animal. Sounds more like a James & Bobby Purify or Sam & Dave rave-up.Buy it!
Ann Peebles “Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love” from Straight From the Heart (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1972) —Written by George Jackson & produced by Willie Mitchell.Buy it!
Willie Mitchell “Twine Time” from It's Dance-Time (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1965) —Music bed. 1965 version of the Alvin Cash hit written by Andre Williams & Verlie Rice.Buy it!
Lee Fields & The Expressions “It's All Over (But the Crying)” from Faithful Man (Truth and soul 2012) —Appearing at Lola in September (Sunday 9/16). Trust me on this one. Seeing this band at that size of venue should be amazing.Buy it!
Booker T. Averheart “Heart 'N Soul” from Soul 7: Seven Funk and Soul Seven Inhes from the 60s and 70s (Now-Again 2003) —1969 funk & soul instrumental composed by Booker T. Averhart & recorded in Dallas, TX.Buy it!
Ann Sexton “You've Been Gone Too Long” from Anthology (Soul Brother Records 2004) —Recorded in 1973 for the Nashville-based Seventy 7 Records label. Ann Sexton often gets overlooked but she is one tremendous soul singer.Buy it!
The Stokes “Young Man, Old Man” from The Stokes Selected Favorites (Charly Records 2006) —Music bed. 1966 instrumental written by Naomi Neville aka Allen Toussaint.Buy it!
The Hues Corporation “There He Is Again” from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 1972) —Reissue of the 1972 Blacula movie soundtrack. Highly recommended. Most of the music was composed & conducted by Gene Page but this track was written by Wally Holmes.Buy it!
Billy Joe Young & The Jades “Little Tin Soldier” from Le Beat Bespoke 5 (CIRCLE RECORDS 2012) N —You would never guess it but this 1967 song was written & produced by Charlie Daniels.Buy it!
Ty Segall Band “I Bought My Eyes” from Slaughterhouse (In The Red 2012) N —San Francisco garage rock & guitar workout from their new release.Buy it!
The Artesians “Watermelon Man” from Stomp! Northwest Killers 1960-64 (Norton 2001) —Music bed. Early 60s garage rock version of the Herbie Hancock song.Buy it!
Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse “Valerie (Version Revisited)” from Version (RCA 2007) —Amy Winehouse passed away a year ago this week. She does such a terrific cover version of this Zutons song & it doesn't hurt to have the Dap-Kings on it, either.Buy it!
The Jam “Town Called Malice” from The Gift (Polydor 1982) —Terrific Motown-influenced track written by Paul Weller.Buy it!
Shirley Ellis “Don't Let Go” from The Complete Congress Recordings (Connoisseur Collection 2001) —Written by Jesse Stone & recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Shorty Long “Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)” from Here Comes Shorty Long: The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Kent 2012) —Music bed. 1968 R&B instrumental written by Shorty Long & Clarence Paul.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Plant White Roses” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —Written by Stephin Merritt. This new release is highly recommended buy, hey, if you listen to this show, you already know that.Buy it!
Keith Mansfield “Soul Thing” from TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz 2012) N —Music bed. 1968 instrumental.Buy it!
Spectator “Walk With Me” from In The Brick (self-released 2012) N L —This track features some beautiful lead vocals by Megan Rooney & is found on this new 6-song EP by the St. Louis band. Written by Megan Rooney & Jeffrey Albert.Buy it!
Patti Smith “April Fool” from Banga (Columbia 2012) N —Words by Patti Smith & music by Tony Shanahan.Buy it!
Grant Lee Buffalo “The Hook” from Fuzzy (Rhino/Slash 1993) —1993 song written by Grant Lee Phillips.Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Family Conference” from The Squid & The Whale ST (Ultra 2005) —Music bed.Buy it!
Susanna Hoffs “This is the Place” from Someday (Baroque Folk 2012) N —Written by Susanna Hoffs & Andrew Brassell and produced by Mitchell Froom.Buy it!
Dum Dum Girls “Bedroom Eyes” from Only in Dreams (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 2011) —Appearing at Off Broadway in August (Monday 8/6).Buy it!
Jarvis Cocker “Angela” from Further Complications (Rough Trade 2009) —Written by Jarvis Cocker. "Angela: an unfinished symphony / Angela: she is mobile poetry"Buy it!
The Simon Park Orchestra “Dawn to Dusk” from TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz 2012) N —Music bed. 1973 instrumental.Buy it!
The Kinks “Celluloid Heroes” from The Ultimate Collection (Sanctuary 2002) —Written by Ray Davies & released in 1972.Buy it!
Ennio Morricone “I Malamondo” from Ennio Morricone: The Complete Edition (GDM Music 2008) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental composed, conducted & orchestrated by Ennio Morricone.Buy it!
Janiva Magness “Make It Rain” from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012) —Appearing at the Old Rock House a week from Friday (8/3). This song was written by Kathleen Brennan & Tom Waits.Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Most Of The Time” from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Fontana 2012) —Sublime version of a Bob Dylan song.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Summertime” from The Best of Santo & Johnny (Stardust 1997) —Music bed. Instrumental version of the Gershwin classic.Buy it!
Kasey Anderson and the Honkies “Exit Ghost” from Heart of a Dog (Red River 2010) —Appearing at Off Broadway (Monday 7/30) along with Miles of Wire & The Dive Poets.Buy it!
Rodriguez “Like Janis” from Cold Fact (Light In The Attic 1970) —Reissue of his 1970 album. Methinks Sixto Rodriguez has listened to a Bob Dylan album or two.Buy it!
Rod Stewart “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” from Every Picture Tells A Story (Mercury Records 1971) —Written by Bob Dylan.Buy it!
The Byrds “Stranger In a Strange Land (Instrumental)” from Turn! Turn! Turn! (Columbia 1965) —Music bed. 1965 instrumental written by David Crosby.Buy it!
Jessica Lea Mayfield “Our Hearts Are Wrong” from Tell Me (Nonesuch 2011) —Appearing this Tuesday (7/31) at the Firebird. The Wooden Sky is opening.Buy it!
Best Coast “Storms” from The Only Place (Mexican Summer 2012) N —New single featuring the lead vocals of Bethany Cosentino.Buy it!
Allo Darlin' “The Letter” from Europe (Slumberland 2012) N —Thanks to Ken from Cockeysville (TM) for making me aware of this new release. Elizabeth Morris has a beautiful voice.Buy it!
Duane Eddy “The Marauder” from Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (Sony 2006) —Music bed. 1964 instrumental composed by Duane Eddy.Buy it!
The Union Electric “Bucket Of Blood” from Time Is Gold (Rankoutsider Records 2012) N L —Sat 7/28 The Union Electric Release Party (also w/Pretty Little Empire, Middle Class Fashion and Red Squad) – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Jump Starts “There You Are” from STL LOUD VOL. 4 (The Loud Label 2012) N L —Featuring the lead vocals of Justin Johnson & Sarah Ross.Buy it!
The Heebie Jeebies “You Deserve To Be Lonely” from STL '91 - The Best of the Heebie Jeebies (self 2012) N L —From a new compilation of songs culled from their two 1991 releases. Written by Kip Loui.Buy it!
Jack Nitzsche “Beyond the Surf” from The Lonely Surfer (Collectors' Choice Music 1963) —Music bed.Buy it!
First Aid Kit “Blue” from The Lion's Roar (Wichita 2012) —Sat 10/6 First Aid Kit and Dylan LeBlanc – FirebirdBuy it!
Milo Greene “Don't You Give Up On Me” from Milo Greene (Chop Shop/Atlantic Records 2012) N —From the Los Angles band's debut release.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Black is Black” from The Fireballs: Exotic Guitars From The Clovis Vaults (Ace 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
Boss Hall “Wild Mountain Thyme” from In The Pale (Artist 2012) N L —Beautiful version of this traditional song sung by Kevin Buckley & Margaret Bianchetta.Buy it!
The Byrds “Ballad of Easy Rider” (Columbia 1969) —Written by Roger McGuinn & recorded in 1969.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “Tougher Than The Rest” from Tunnel of Love (Columbia 1987) —I still consider this among his two or three finest albums.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Groom's Still Waiting At the Altar” from Shot of Love (Columbia 1981)Buy it!
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