King Curtis “Soul Twist” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. 1962 King Curtis instrumental composition.Buy it!
The Tams “Shelter” from Shelter / Get Away 7" (ABC 1966) —Written & produced by Joe South in 1966 - a couple of years before he recorded the song, himself. I found out about this at a blog called The "B" Side located at http://redkelly.blogspot.com/.Buy it!
Jackie Wilson “Baby Workout” from Original Brunswick Hit Recordings (Brunswick Records 2009) —1963 Brunswick single written by Jackie Wilson and Alonzo Tucker.Buy it!
Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” from Fine Gals, Fast Women and Wailin' Daddies (El Toro 2004) —Recorded in 1952 for the Peabody label and found on this fine 2-CD compilation of early Leiber & Stoller songs performed by various artists.Buy it!
King Curtis “Hot Potato (Piping Hot)” from Soul Time (Great American Music 2010) —Music bed. 1962 instrumental from this collection of early 60s instrumentals recorded by King Curtis for the Fire, Fury and Enjoy labels.Buy it!
The Isley Brothers “You Walk Your Way” from 3 + 3 (Epic 1972) —Gospel-influenced track with some terrific harmonies.Buy it!
Kings Go Forth “You're The One” from The Outsiders Are Back VINYL (Luaka Bop 2010) —Funk and soul out of Milwaukee, WI with lead vocals by Black Wolf. Written by band founder and bassist, Andy Noble.Buy it!
The City Champs “Takin' State” from The Safecracker (ELECTRAPHONIC Recording 2009) —Music bed. 2009 Memphis soul instrumental written by Joe Restivo, Al Gable, and George Sluppick.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Inspiration Information” from Dark Was the Night: Red Hot Compilation (4AD 2009) —2009 cover of the Shuggie Otis song.Buy it!
J.J. Jackson “But It's Alright” from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) —1966 Calla single written by J.J. Jackson and Pierre Tubbs.Buy it!
The Civil Tones “One Day, Again and Again” from City Stoopin' (Pravda 2011) L —Music bed. Instrumental written by keyboardist John Holt.Buy it!
Los Lobos “This Time” (Hollywood Records 2005) —Appearing at Plush this Saturday (10/13). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)” from Age of Miracles (New West www.newwest.com 2004) —I can't have a membership drive playlist that doesn't include one Chuck Prophet song. It just wouldn't seem right.Buy it!
The Sugarman 3 “Rudy's Intervention” from What the World Needs Now (Daptone Records www.daptone.com 2012) N —Music bed. Instrumental from one of my favorite releases of 2012.Buy it!
Mickey Murray “Shout Bamalama” from Hard to Handle: Black America Sings Otis Redding (Ace 2012) N —Written by Otis Redding and recorded in 1967 for the SSS International label.Buy it!
The Rolling Stones “That’s How Strong My Love Is” from Out of Our Heads (ABKCO 1965) —Written by Roosevelt Jamison.Buy it!
Booker T. & The M.G.'s “Carnaby St.” from Hip Hug-Her (Rhino/Elektra 1967) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Booker T. Jones, and Al Jackson, Jr.Buy it!
Ike & Tina Turner “Your Love Is Mine” from The Archive Series, Vol. 6 - Rollin' (Yellow Label 2009) —Written by Ike Turner. How great is this?Buy it!
The Ikettes “Can't Sit Down 'Cos I Feel So Good” from Fine, Fine, Fine (Ace 1992) —Written by Frank Wilson and recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Los Straitjackets “Fortune Cookie” from The Further Adventures of Los Straightjackets (Yep Roc Records 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
Norah Jones “Happy Pills” from Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note url 2012) N —Appearing at the Peabody Opera House on Monday 10/15.Buy it!
Michael Kiwanuka “Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye” from The Songs of Leonard Cohen Covered (Mojo 2012) —From this 2012 compilation of various artists performing songs written by Leonard Cohen.Buy it!
Leonard Cohen “Darkness” from Old Ideas (Columbia 2013) —Written by Lenoard Cohen and featuring backing vocals by Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters.Buy it!
Mogwai “Does This Always Happen?” from Earth Division - EP (Sub Pop 2011) —Music bed. Instrumental from the Scottish band's 2011 EP.Buy it!
Aimee Mann “Brother's Keeper” from Charmer SINGLE (Superego 2012) N —Bonus track from her new release. Aimee Mann will be at the Pageant in November (Tuesday 11/13 ). Highly recommended.Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Baby I Can't Please You” from Martinis & Bikinis (Omnivore 1994) —Written by Sam Phillips with strings arranged by Van Dyke Parks.Buy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “Eleanor Rigby” from McLemore Avenue (Expanded Version) (Concord 2011) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental version of the Beatles song recorded at Stax.Buy it!
George Harrison “Mama You've Been On My Mind (Demo)” from Early Takes, Vol. 1 (UMe 2012) N —Previously unreleased demo version of a Bob Dylan song.Buy it!
The Remodels “This Is Love” from The Remodels (The Remodels 2010) L —Written by George Harrison with lead vocals by Toby Weiss, violin by Melody Staicoff, and all other instruments bt Steve Staicoff.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! (Ace 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage rock instrumental recorded for the Zen label.Buy it!
One Take “The Tide is High” from TBD (self 2012) L —Cover of the Paragons song (and later Blondie hit) from the forthcoming release by the band just voted best St. Louis folk artist of 2012 by the Riverfront Times. This features Daniele Aslanian on lead vocals.Buy it!
Blondie “Picture This” from Parallel Lines (Chrysalis Inc 1978) —Written by Jimmy Destri, Debbie Harry, and Chris Stein.Buy it!
Roy Budd “Get Carter” from TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz 2012) N —Music bed. Instrumental from this new 2-disc compilation of various songs written by British TV, film, and library composers from 1956-1980.Buy it!
The Greenhornes with Holly Golightly “There Is an End” from Dual Mono (Telstar 2002) —Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs will be at the Firebird next Thursday (10/18).Buy it!
Richard & Linda Thompson “Wall Of Death” from Shoot Out the Lights (Hannibal 1982) —Because, sometimes, you just have to make room on your playlist for one of the best songs of the last 30 years.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Persuasion (Instrumental)” from Sweet Talker (Original Music from the Movie) (Capitol Catalog 1991) —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Richard Thompson and Peter Filleul for the 1991 film soundtrack.Buy it!
Caitlin Rose “Lately I've Let Thngs Slide” from Lowe Country (Fiesta Red www.fiestaredrecords.com 2012) N —From this new compilation made up of various artists performing Nick Lowe songs.Buy it!
The Budos Band “Smoke Gets In” from The Budos Band - EP (Daptone Records www.daptone.com 2009) —Music bed.Buy it!
Beth Orton “Magpie” from Sugaring Season (Anti- 2012) N —One of my favorite songs of 2012. This one just kind of blows me away. From her new release which came out last week.Buy it!
Neko Case “Magpie to the Morning” from Middle Cyclone (Anti- 2008) —One of the most gorgeous meoldies ever composed by Neko Case. This concludes the magpie set.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show “Agent Burns (Theme)” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Music bed.Buy it!
Ryan Bingham “Neverending Show” from Tomorrowland (Axster Bingham 2012) N —Springsteen-influenced track from his new release.Buy it!
Patty Griffin “Stolen Car” from 1000 Kisses (ATO Records www.atorecords.com 2002) —Beautifully sung Bruce Springsteen song from 2002.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “The Long Riders” from Music by Ry Cooder (Rhino 1995) —Music bed.Ry Cooder-penned instrumental for the 1980 Long Riders movie sountdrack.Buy it!
Son Volt “When the Wheels Don't Move” from American Central Dust (Rounder 2009) —From their 2009 and most recent release. I'd say they are about due for a new one.Buy it!
Waterloo “Out In The Lawn” from Out of the Woods (Undertow 2006) L —Waterloo is reuniting to play for the 88.1 KDHX 25th Birthday Bash taking place at the Schlafly Bottleworks on Sunday (10/14). For complete details about this action-packed event, go to http://kdhx.org/calendar/881-kdhx-25th-birthday-bash-34300.Buy it!
Magnolia Summer “The Second Voyage” from The Slip That Leads Into The Fall (Undertow 2010) L —Music bed. Instrumental composed by Chris Grabau.Buy it!
Lori McKenna “What's Shakin' on the Hill” from Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe (Fiesta Red www.fiestaredrecords.com 2012) N —Written by Nick Lowe and featuring Mark Erelli on backing vocals.Buy it!
Nick Lowe “House For Sale” from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) —Written by Nick Lowe. Hey, they can't all have happy outcomes.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “St. Louis Blues” from Eclectic Guitar (Cherry Red Records 2007) —Music bed. Written by WC Handy and recorded in 1956.Buy it!
Al Green “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” from Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul (Kent 2012) N —1973 soul version of the Hank Willams song. Hank Williams originally recorded this in 1949. I can't recommend this 2012 compilation highly enough.Buy it!
Ray Charles “I'm Movin' On” from The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 (Rhino 1998) —Hank Snow cover recorded for Atlantic in 1959.Buy it!
The String-A-Longs “Black Grass” from Exotic Guitars From the Clovis Vaults (Ace Records 2010) —Music bed. 1968 instrumental recorded for Atco.Buy it!
Patty Loveless “Busted” from Mountain Soul II (Saguaro 2008) —Written by Harlan Howard.Buy it!
The Linemen “(It's Been) Three Days” from Reconsider (self 2009) L —Written and sung by Kevin Butterfield. Waterloo is reuniting to play for the 88.1 KDHX 25th Birthday Bash taking place at the Schlafly Bottleworks on Sunday (10/14). Details at http://kdhx.org/calendar/881-kdhx-25th-birthday-bash-34300.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Snowbird” from Guitar For All Seasons (RCA 1988) —Music bed.Buy it!
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