Friday, March 03, 2017

Ken Burns' The Vietnam War...

...coming September 2017! Click on the link below the photo for more information. Can't wait.


No more playlist posts.

Well, the time has come. It is obvious to me that no one really gives a shit about the playlists here since y'all can get them at track-blaster so I'm going to stop posting them, I'm afraid. I'll still put stuff up that I think is interesting but playlists are a waste of time.

-CV

Monday, February 13, 2017

Vietnam '67 Series

Hey, I've mentioned the Vietnam '67 series that the New York Times is running for the next 18 months on the show during the Fixin'-To-Die Rag segment and promised I'd provide a link. So, if you want to read the first half dozen pieces, you can find them here:

VIETNAM '67

- CV

Lost & Found playlist for 2/9/17

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Hank Mobley - Soul Station

The Kinks - "Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' About That Girl"
Junior Parker - "Five Long Years"
The Rolling Stones - "Commit a Crime" [NEW]
Percy Mayfield - "Ha Ha in the Daytime" [Previously Unissued]
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Your Picture"

Sam Cooke - Medley: "It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons"
Lotti Golden - "Who Are Your Friends?"
Johnny Summers - "I'm Still Yours"
The Shirelles - "Groovy Guy" [Previously Unissued]
Ron Holden - "I'll Forgive and Forget"

The Box Tops - "People Gonna Talk"
Jeweldene Taylor - "Look Who's Talking"
Willie Hays - "Walking the Streets After Dark"
Bobbie Gentry - "Mississippi Delta"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Sick Feelin' Blues"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Stan Ridgway - "Camouflage"

Clean Living - "Red Lord"
T.Rex - "Hot Love" [REQUEST]
Tierra - "Sun God"
Dewey Terry - "Sweet As Spring"

Varetta Dillard - "Scorched"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Jenny Jenny" [Re-cut version of Vee Jay]

Otis Redding - "Fat Gal"
Pat Clayton - I Said No"
Rose Mitchell - "Baby Please Don't Go"

Herbie Hancock - "Chameleon" [7" Version]
Demon Fuzz - "Disillusioned"
The Soul Stirrers - "Time Waits for No Man"
The Fantastic Family Aires - "Troubled Mind"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 2/2/17..."GROUNDHOG DAY!!!"

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares

Frankie Lee Sims - "I Done Talks and I Done Talked"
Vicki Lynn - "Don't Break My Heart"
Sugar Pie DeSanto - "Strange Feeling"
The Starrs - "Ain't Got No Home"
Chuck Berry - "Blue Feeling" [Instrumental]

Robert Plant - "Our Song"
Etta James - "I Got You Babe"
The Beach Boys - "Long Promised Road"
All 6 - "You Call It Love"
Little Royal - "I'll Come Crawling"

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Who's Foolin' Who?"
Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames - "Lonely Avenue" [IBC Demo Version]
Detroit - "It Ain't Easy"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Tommy Dorster - "I'll Be Glad When We Don't Have to Fight (In Vietnam)"

Isaiah Owens - "I'll Fly Away"

Willie Parker - "Let Me Make It Up to You"
Diamond Joe - "Gossip Gossip"
Eddy Jacobs - "Friday Night Get-Together"
The Vibes - "Let the Old Folks Talk"
Cornell Blakely - "Don't Do It"

A Primer for the 45th


Melocochita - "Booga Jazz"
Jimmy Sabater - "Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)"
The Romeos - "Mon Petite Chow"
Pearl Dowell - "Good Things"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Bama Lama Bama Loo" [1976 Rerecorded Version]

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Taking My Chances"
Boyd Rivers - "Get Away Jordan"
Jimmy Witherspoon & the Quintones - "My Girl Ivy"
Little Richard - "Burning Up With Love"

Tyrone Davis - "Happiness is Being With You"
Labelle - "Wild Horses"
Warren Zevon - "Wanted Dead or Alive"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Friday, January 27, 2017

Lost & Found playlist for 1/19/17

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright

Robert Palmer - "What Do You Care?"
Faces - "Band 'n' Ruin"
Candi Staton - "The Best Thing You Ever Had"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Friendship Train" [Earliest Version]
Lynn Varnado - "Tell Me What's Wrong"

Travis Wammack - "I Don't Really Want You"
Lowell George - "Honest Man"
Maxine Weldon - "I Think It's Going to Rain"
Freddie North - "Ok, So What?"
Elvis Presley - "Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming" [Take 4]

A Primer for the 45th: Jack Sheldon - "I'm Just a Bill"

Betty O'Brien - "She'll Be Gone"
Marga Benitez - "Geechie Gomie"
The Page Boys - "Barricuda"
Little Ed & the Soundmasters Band - "Struggling for Survival"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Roscoe Robinson - "Don't Forget the Soldiers (Fighting in Vietnam)"

John Coltrane & Milt Jackson - "Stairway of the Stars"
Dean Martin - "Memories Are Made of This"
Buddy Stuart - "Ask the Robin" [REQUEST]
Asie Payton - "I Love You" [Acoustic Version]

Johnnie Frierson - "Out Here on Your Word"
The Rascals - "Time Will Tell"
Redbone - "One More Time"
Michael Wendorf - "I Was Trying"
Christie - "Gotta Be Free"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Good Golly, Miss Molly" [Fast Version]

The Twans - "I Can't See Him Again"
Cliff Nobles - "Horse Fever"
Mario Allison y Su Combo - "Caliente!"
The Mighty Diamonds - "Right Time"

Hayes McMullan - "Goin' Where the Chilly Winds Don't Blow"
The Temptations - "You've Got My Soul on Fire"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 1/12/17

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris

Gil Scott-Heron - "'B' Movie (Intro, Poem, Song)"
Mulatu Astatke - "Yegelle Tetzeta"
The Equals - "Nature Girl"
Laurel Aitken - "Bar Tender"
Joe Jackson - "Fools in Love"

Lou Rawls - "What Makes the Ending So Sad?"
Bill Withers - "Better Off Dead"
Lotti Golden - "Sock It to Me Baby!"
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - "Liberty"
100 Proof (Aged In Soul) - "Don't Scratch Where It Don't Itch"

Robert Johnson - "They're Red Hot"
Magic Sam - "Give Me Time"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Soul-Jers - "Say Welcome Home"

Bo Diddley - "Pills"
Solomon Burke - "I Need You Tonight"

Maxine Brown - "One Step at a Time"
Ernie Johnson - "I Can't Stop the Rain"
The Detroit Emeralds - "Show Time"
Don Hart - "I'll Keep Holding On"
Swamp Dogg - "I'm in the Danger Zone"

Big Bill Broonzy - "Messed Up in Love"
David Ruffin - "Me 'n' Rock 'n' Roll Are Here to Stay"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "The Saints"

Verdelle Smith - "I Don't Need Anything"
The Three Sounds - "Repeat After Me"

Terry Dolan - "Angie"
Goose Creek Symphony - "Plans of the Lord"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 1/5/17

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up

Tampa Red - "New Deal Blues"
Van Morrison - "Joe Harper Saturday Morning"
Lotti Golden - "The Space Queen (Silky Is Sad)"
Ike & Tina Turner - "It's Gonna Work Out Fine"
Grant Green - "The Final Comedown"

Jackie DeShannon - "When I'm Gone"
Bob Dylan - "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"
James Carr - "Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "Oh, When I Come to the End of My Journey"
B.B. King - "Past Day"

Emitt Rhodes - "You Take the Dark Out of the Night"
Buddy Stuart - "Ask the Robin"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Jay & the Americans - "Tricia Tell Your Daddy"

The Byrds - "I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician"
Love - "Can't Find It"

The Universals - "Love Bound"
Ernie Hines - "Help Me Put Out the Flame (In My Heart)"
Gino Washington - "Hey, I'm a Love Bandit"
The Chanteclaries - "Snatchin' Peaches"
Briant Holland (Eddie Holland) - "(Where's the Joy) In Nature, Boy?"

Howlin' Wolf - "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy"
The Wailers - "I Got Me"
Joe Hill Louis - "Keep Your Arms Around Me"
Don Hollinger - "I Had a Nightmare"
Magic Sam - "All My Whole Life"

Lee Moses - "Bad Girl, Pt. 2"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Try to Help Your Brother"

Donoman & the Lakettes - "Here Comes the Fool"
The Sweet Inspirations - "But You Know I Love You"
Otis Williams & His Charmes - "55 Seconds"

Thin Lizzy - "The Rise and Dear Demise of the Funky Nomatic Tribes"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sharon Jones, May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016



As the six of you who listen to the show already know, I absolutely loved Miss Sharon Jones. Her story, her presence, and most importantly her music have touched me deeply and I will never stop missing her and lamenting what could still have come from her and her red hot band. However, as a close friend has reminded me "just because she is physically gone doesn't mean that we don't get to continue to love and enjoy what she did while she was here." Namely, her music will always be with us thus she will always be with us as well. This is the last I'm gonna write about her but I am going to keep her music alive on my radio show for as long as I have one. R.I.P. Sharon Jones. You are missed.

Here she is with the Dap-Kings in 2007 at Amoeba Records. This is how I like to remember her...all the power, funk, and life. Enjoy!

Lost & Found playlist for 12/29/16

The Two Days Before New Year's Edition

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around

The Rolling Stones - "Get Yourself Together"
Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - "New Year's Resolution"
The Supremes- "It Makes No Difference Now"
Boots Brown - "(Let's Go To) Strollsville"
Babette Bain - "That's It"

Willie Nelson - "Mr. Record Man"
James Burton - "Long Peach"
Tony Joe White - "The Gospel Singer"
The Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Choir - "Sinner Man"
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles - "Auld Lang Syne"

Jackie DeShannon - "Sweet Sixteen"
Jimmy Seals - "The Yesterday of Our Love"
Ronnie Milsap - "Ain't No Soul Left in These Old Shoes"
Johnny Wyatt - "I Wouldn't Change a Thing About You"
The Falcons - "I'm a Fool, I Must Love You"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Sound of Experience - "Welcome Home from the War"

Michael Kiwanuka - "Black Man in a White World"
Billy Paul - "Am I Black Enough for You?"
Eddie Hazel - "California Dreamin'"
Baby Huey - "Hard Times"

Bud Harper - "Mr. Soul" [REQUEST]
B.J. Thomas - "I Don't Have a Mind of My Own"
Al Griffith - "Stand By Me"
Jorge Ben - "Morre O Burro, Fica O Homen"
Louie Ramirez - "Lucy's Spanish Harlem"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: Medley-"Heeby Jeebies Love/Heeby Jeebies"

The Qualities - "Happy New Year to You"
Eagle - "Separated"
The Kinks - "20th Century Man"

The Five Jets - "Everybody Do the Chicken"
Esquivel - "Auld Lang Syne"
The Jaynells - "I'll Stay Home (New Year's Eve)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 12/22/16

A Stone Soul Christmas Celebration

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Booker T. & the M.G.'s - In the Christmas Spirit

Cat-Iron - "Tell Me, You Didn't Mean Me No Harm?"
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "May This Be Love"
Scott Walker - "Winter Night"
Lucille Mapp - "Follow Me"
The James Hunter Six - "If That Don't Tell You"

The Ebineezer Scrooge Appreciation Society - "Hang On Rudolph"
Rod Stewart - "Handbags and Gladrags"
Alice Stuart - "Seven Beers With the Wrong Woman"
Joni Mitchell - "River"
John Lee Hooker - "My Love Comes Down for You"

The Found Song of the Week: Michael Kiwanuka's "One More Night" from his 2016 LP Love & Hate (also one of my best of 2016)

The Firebirds - "Living Doll"
Bruce Cockburn - "The Coldest Night of the Year"
Marion Williams - "Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go"
Linda Willoby - "Big Boy You're Through"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rags - Addis & Crofut - "12 Days With Khrushchev" & Private Charles Bowens & the Gentlemen from Tigerland - "Christmas in Vietnam"

Buddy Stuart - "Ask the Robin"
Little Jimmy Ray - "You Need to Fall in Love"
Wayne Cochran - "My Machine"

John Holt - "(In the) Morning of My Life"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "8 Days (of Hanukkah)"
Nicky Hopkins & the Whistling Piano - "Mister Pleasant"
Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band - "Bad News"
Sonny Knight & the Lakers - "How Long Until Someday"

Dr. John - "Such a Night"
Leapy Lee - "King of the Whole Wide World"
Jackie & the Cedrics - "Silent Night Rumble"
Bobby Hendricks - "I Want That"
Binky Griptite - "Stone Soul Christmas"

Billy Swan - "Drown in My Own Tears"
Lou Monte - "Dominic the Donkey"
Spinal Tap - "We Three Kings"

Outro: "Christmas Must Be Tonight" - The Band

Monday, December 19, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 12/15/16

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Introduction"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "We Get Along"

Intro: "Do It!" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - True Blue

Box Scaggs - "He's a Fool for You"
The Rolling Stones - "Blue and Lonesome"
The Who - "Daddy Rolling Stone"
Graham Parker & the Rumour - "Hold Back the Night"
Terry Dolan - "See What Your Love Can Do"

Sharon Jones - "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
Shakey Jake Harris - "More Bad Luck"
Little Junior Parker - "Worried Life Blues"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "Never Knew This Kind of Hurt Before"
The Famous Luckett Brothers - "Help Me to Carry On"

Willie Nelson - "Little Dealer Boy" [Happy Legalization Day!]

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Rev. Oris May - "Another Christmas Without My Son"

Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band - "What's in the Headlines Today?"
The Steelers - "Crying Bitter Tears"
Laura Nyro - "Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)"

Bo Diddley - "Bo Diddley"
Ron Holden & the Thunderbirds - "Who Said There Ain't No Santa Claus?"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Something's Changed"
Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"
Jesse May Hemphill - "Take Me Home with You, Baby?"

The Jewels - "Gotta Find a Way"
Leon Hayward - "Spice of the Blues"
O.V. Wright - "If It's Only for Tonight"
The Swan Silvertones - "Rock My Soul"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Mama Don't Like My Man"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Kansas City/Hey-Hey Hey-Hey" [1986 Version]

The Riverbottom Nightmare Band - "Nightmare"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "How Do I Let a Good Man Down?"
Nina Simone - "You Don't Pay Them No Mind"
Charles Taylor - "Nothing Between"

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

One WMBR Co-Music Director's Favorite 31 Records of the 2016

Completely subjective, I get that. Even so, these are better than most other things out there now.

👊

I made a Spotify playlist you can check out if you are interested here (I think you need a Spotify account to access it however):


[N.B. Some artists or albums aren't on Spotify and thus aren't included in the playlist. They are Yusef Lateef, Gloria, Sao Paulo Underground, They Say The Wind Made Them Crazy. I've linked each artist to a website where you can hear music from the albums below.]

[Albums in no particular order for insanity's sake]

The Urges - Time Will Pass (Mersol Music)

Jon Bryant - Twenty Something (Self Released?)

Helms Alee - Stillicide (Sargent House)

The Golden Grass - Coming Back Again (Listenable Records)

Yusef Lateef - Live at Ronnie Scott's (Gearbox Records)

Adia Victoria - Beyond the Bloodhounds (Atlantic Records)

The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming (Red House Records)

Gloria - in excelsis stereo (Howlin' Banana Records)

Barbara Hannigan / Hans Abrahamsen / Andris Nelsons - let me tell you (Winter and Winter)

Putnam Smith - 99 Desires (Self Released?)

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome (Interscope)

Black Black Black - Altered States of Death and Grace (Aqualamb Records)

Emitt Rhodes - Rainbow Ends (Omnivore Recordings)

Garden Gate - Dark Harvest (Golden Brown)

Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse)

Sao Paulo Underground - Cantos Invisiveis (Cuneiform Records) 
Ural Thomas and the Pain - S/T (Mississippi Records)


Chocolate Genius - Truth vs Beauty (NØ FØRMAT!)

De La Soul - and the ANONYMOUS NOBODY (A.O.I., LLC)
  
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate (Polydor, Ltd.)

The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood (4AD)

They Say The Wind Made Them Crazy - Far from the Silvery Light (Tofu Carnage Records)

Charles Bradley - Changes (Dunham/Daptone Records)

Eli "Paperboy" Reed - My Way Home (Yep Roc)

The Excitements - Breaking the Rule (Penniman Records)

Benji Hughes - Songs in the Key of Animals (Merge Records)

Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia (Lefse Records)

The Yearning - Evening Souvenirs (Elefant Records)
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
The Early Years - II (Sonic Cathedral)

Matt Berry - The Small Hours (Acid Jazz)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Roll Call of the Best Listeners in the Country

F U N D R A I S I N G 👊  2016

Stephen in Boston
Scott in Boston
Marty in Andover
David in Reading
Wyatt in Weston
Rob in Guelph, Canada
Alicia in Jamaica Plain
Bill in Acton
Sherri in Richmond, VT
Joanna in Denver, CO
Noah in West Roxbury
Tarik in Newtonville
Hal in Belmont
Bruce in Stony Brook, NY
Frank in Pembroke
Stephen in Somerville
Stephen in Lexington
Joe in Saugus
Rodney's Book Store in Cambridge
Steve in Gloucester
Peter in Weston
Tony in Medford
Deborah in Randolph
Russ in Wellesley Hills
Joshua in Beverly
Tom in Scituate
Michael in Malden
Canada in Reading
Sean in Gloucester
Don in Williamsport, PA
Alex in Concord
Michael in Lexington
Elizabeth in West Roxbury
Hugh in Arlington
Marc in Jamaica Plain
William in Ashburnham
Brian in West Roxbury
Chris in New York, NY
Scott in London, England
Joe in Belmont
John in Wakefield
Pete in Weymouth
John in Lynn
Tom in Seattle, WA
Joshua in Chicago, IL
Howard in Northampton
William in Reading
Kim in Somerville
Ethan in Collierville, TN
Stephanie in Cambridge
Amy in Brooklyn, NY
Ken in Brookline
Jon in Montville, NJ
Andrea in Albuquerque, NM
Michael in Brookline
Rebekah in Worthing, England

T H A N K   Y O U   A L L! 

Lost & Found playlist for 11/10/16

F U N D R A I S I N G  *  2 0 1 6

Thank you to all who pledged to WMBR this past week in general and a hearty I LOVE YOU to all who pledged the Thursday Lost & Found on November 10th. With your help I had the best fundraiser I've ever had which, when all the dust settles, will look a lot like $6,000!!! WOOOHOOO! I am so grateful and humbled...really, it is incredible. I will be putting up a roll call of my supporters right after this post.

Intro: "For the Love of Money" - The O'Jays

Background Music for the Show: Chris Joss - Sticks

Bobbie Gentry - "Touch 'em With Love"
George Jones - "Loving You Can Never Be Better"
Joe Jackson - "Baby Stick Around"
Todd Rundgren - "Time Heals"
Cher - "I Walk on Guilded Splinters"
Bobby Charles - "Small Town Talk"
The Band - "Home Cookin'"

The Found Song of the Week: Durand Jones & the Indications - "Make a Change" from the 2016 LP Now I'm Gone

Pajama Slave Dancers - "(Thank God for) College Radio"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Mel & Tim - "Mail Call Time"

The Blues Busters - "I Won't Let You Go"
Ondatropica - "I Ron Man"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Midnight Rider" [NEW 7"]
Albert King - "(I Love) Lucy"
Warren Zevon - "Keep Me in Your Heart"
Them - "Don't Look Back"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Darling, Do You Remember Me?"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: Medley for Fundraising

The Equals - "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys"
Rod Stewart - "Crying Laughing Loving Lying"
Solomon Burke - "Home in Your Heart"
The Dixie Nightingales - "I Don't Know"

Outro: "Thank You" - The Remains