Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 12/20/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Jimmy Smith - Christmas Cookin'

O.V. Wright - "A Nickel & A Nail"
Lee Moses - "Bad Girl (part 2)"
Tommie Young - "You Can Only Do Wrong So Long"
Lee Fields - "Problems"
Ruth McFadden - "Ghetto Woman (Parts 1 & 2)"
Mack Rice - "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'"
Preston Epps - "Afro Mania"
Z.Z. Hill - "Have Mercy Someone"
Sam Cooke - "Somebody Have Mercy"
Gary 'U.S.' Bonds - "Workin' for My Baby"
Aaron Neville - "Over You"
Solomon Burke - "Presents for Christmas"
The Five Keys - "Close Your Eyes"
Bob & Gene - "Somebody's Doin It (WAR)"
Bobby Garrett - "My Little Girl"
Betty Davis - "Anti Love Song"
Little Johnny Taylor - "Zig Zag Lightning"
The Detroit Emeralds - "Do Me Right"
The Ikettes - "I'm So Thankful"
Arthur Alexander - "You Better Move On"
The Soul Saints - "Santa Got a Bag of Soul"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "I Wouldn't Treat a Dog"
Chick Willis - "Something to Remember You By"
Howard Tate - "Where Did My Baby Go"
Eddie Senay - "Reverend Lowdown"
James Brown & his Famous Flames - "Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (Pt.1)"
Little Ronnie & the Chromatics - "Get to Stepping (And Don't Come Back)"
Willie Jones - "My Baby Ain't No Plaything"
Jackie Lee & Delores Hall - "Whether It's Right or Wrong"
The Lost Generation - "The Young, Tough, and the Terrible"
Booker T. & the M.G.'s - "Winter Wonderland"
Lee Dorsey - "Give It Up"
The Band - "Christmas Must Be Tonight"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Monday, December 17, 2007

My 2007 Records of the Year

(In no particular order)

1. A Band of Bees – October
2. Mavis Staples – We’ll Never Turn Back
3. Porter Wagoner – The Wagonmaster
4. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
5. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Living with the Living
6. Sonny Rollins – Sonny, Please
7. The Len Price 3 – Rentacrowd
8. Bill Callahan – Woke on a Whaleheart
9. Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
10. The Dynamics – First Landing
11. Arthur Alexander – Lonely Just Like Me
12. Dusty Rhodes & the River Band – First You Live
13. Mexican Institute of Sound – Piñata
14. Bobby Sanabria – Big Band Urban Folktales
15. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
16. Kinski – Down Below It’s Chaos
17. V|A – People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938
18. Tómas R. Einarsson – Havana
19. Levon Helm – Dirt Farmer
20. Your 33 Black Angels – Lonely Street
21. Jim Ford – The Sounds of Our Time
22. Billy Joe Shaver – Everybody’s Brother
23. Deadstring Brothers – Silver Mountain
24. Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
25. Hallelujah the Hills – Collective Psychosis Begone

Now, go out buy 'em! They will make you feel good! Once y'all have had a chance to listen to them, let me know what you liked...I'd be curious.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 12/13/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Planet Funk, Volume Two

Bobby Lance - "Shake Down Blues"
Mick Jagger - "Too Many Cooks"
T.U.M.E. - "Just As Long As I Got a Song to Sing"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "The End of the Road"
Clarence Reid - "Don't Be a Fool"
Carla Thomas - "Gee Whiz, It's Christmas"
Arthur Alexander - "You Better Move On (live version from 1993)"
Richard Temple - "That Beatin' Rhythm"
Johnny Wyatt - "This Thing Called Love"
The Meters - "Out in the Country"
Ike & Tina Turner - "The Cash Box Blues"
Billy Butler - "Found True Love"
Jobettes - "No Explaination"
Otis Redding - "Look at that Girl"
Isaiah Smith - "As Long As You're in Circulation"
Clarence Carter - "Back Door Santa"
Johnny Tolbert & De Thangs - "Take It Off, Part 1"
Johnny Adams - "Proud Woman"
Geater Davis - "Best of Luck to You"
Wilson Pickett - "It's Too Late"
Sam Cooke - "Get Yourself Another Fool"
Bettye LaVette - "What Condition My Condition Was In"
Frederick Knight - "I've Been Lonely Too Long"
Titus Turner - "Do You Dig It"
Binky Griptite - "Stone Cold Christmas"
Lorraine Ellison - "Stay With Me"
Nelson Sanders - "Mojo Man"
Lee Sain - "She's My Old Lady Too"
Average Whiet Band with Ben E. King - "A Star in the Ghetto"
Dewi Cheattum & Howe - "Impossible Dream"
Gene Allison - "You're My Baby"
Leon Haywood - "I've Got to Be Mellow"
The Triplett Twins - "Get It"
Rodger Collins - "She's Looking Good"
Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva - "I Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 12/6/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Benny Goodman - The Essential...

The Fuller Brothers - "Moaning, Groaning, and Crying"
Freddi/Henchi & the Soul Setters - "Funky to the Bone"
Danny White - "The Little Bitty Things"
Charlie Whitehead - "Between the Lines"
Bettye Swann - "The Man That Said No"
Otis Redding - "Merry Christmas Baby"
The Jewels - "Opportunity"
Jackie Wilson - "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
Archie Bell & the Drells - "When You Left Heartache Began"
The Four Mints - "You're My Desire"
Otis Redding - "Remember Me"
The Windjammers - "Poor Sad Child (Pt. 1)"
The Dynamites - "Come On In"
Hank Jacobs & the TKOs - "Tam-A-Rind"
East of Underground - "Bet'Ya Never Lose My Love/California Dreamer"
Donny Hathaway - "This Christmas"
The Diplomats - "Cards on the Table"
O.V. Wright - "The Bottom Line"
Lenny Williams - "Problem Solver"
Joyce Jones - "Help Me Make Up My Mind"
The Grodeck Whipperjenny - "Sittin' on a Tongue"
Purple Image - "We've Got to Pull Together"
Demon Fuzz - "I Put a Spell on You"
Black Merda - "Reality"
Pieces of Peace - "I Still Care"
Black Sugar - "I Want to Believe"
Rod St. James - "I'm Going Home"
Lil' Bob - " My Heart's on Fire"
Bobby Angelle - "Please Take Me Back"
Pearl Bailey - "Five Pound Box of Money"
Tommy Youngblood - "Back in the Saddle"
Joe Simon - "I See Your Face"
The M-M's & the Peanuts - "Can't Say No"
Gerald Sims - "You'll Never Be Sorry"
James Brown - "Go Power at Christmas Time"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 11/29/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Return of the Instro-Hipsters, Vol. 2

Cool Sounds - "Free (I'm Coming Home)"
Otis Redding - "Don't Be Afraid of Love"
The Perfections - "Why Do You Want to Make Me So Sad"
The Amazers - "Without a Warning"
Viola Wills - "Lost Without the Love of My Guy"
Billy Butler - "Found True Love"
The Rollers - "Knockin' on the Wrong Door"
Lee Maye - "Poundin'"
Syl Johnson - "Come On Sock It to Me"
Laura Lee - "If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)"
Jim Ford - "I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me"
Ground Hog - "Bumpin'"
Mongo Santamaria - "Twenty-five Miles"
The Kaldirons - "You and Me Baby"
Yellow Sunshine - "Yellow Sunshine"
The Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can"
The Locations - "Mister Diamond Man"
Carolyn Crawford - "Good and Plenty"
Joe Swift's Internationals - "Boo-Ga-Loo Party"
Black Sugar - "The Looser"
Jim Ford (w/ Bobby Womack) - "Sounds of Our Time"
Arthur Conley - "Love Comes and Goes"
The Rising Sun - "Do What You're Doin'"
James Carr - "There Goes My Usta Be"
Different Shades of Brown - "Label Me Love"
Bill Bush - "I'm Waiting"
Johnny Williams - "It's So Wonderful"
Barry White - "A Man Ain't Nothin'"
Nolan Chance - "I'll Never Forget You"
Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together"
Graham Central Station - "Love Covers a Multitude of Sins"
Calvin Grayson - "You've Got to Be Willing"
Clarence Reid - "Don't Be a Fool"
Nathaniel Mayer - "(I Want) Love and Affection (Not the House of Correction)"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 11/15/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Quincy Bright - My Ghetto Looked Like This

Sly & the Family Stone - "Dynamite!"
Charles Bradley & the Bullets - "Now That I Am in Love"
James Brown - "It'a a Man's Man's Man's World"
Nathaniel Mayer & his Fabulous Twilights - "My Last Dance with You"
Billy Watkins - "Beverly"
Bunker Hill - "Hide & Go Seek"
The Electrifying Cashmeres - "What Does It Take?"
Jake Porter - "I Wanna Make Her Love Me Till the Cows Come Home"
Ella Washington - "I Don't Care About Your Past"
Rena Scott - "I Just Can't Forget About that Boy"
Tower of Power - "So Very Hard to Go"
Swamp Dogg - "In My Resume"
J.J. Jackson - "4 Walls, 3 Windows, and 2 Doors"
O.V. Wright - "8 Men, 4 Women"
The Tears of Joy - "This Is Not Your World"
Bobby Womack - "California Dreamin'"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "If You Got a Heart"
Jackie Washington - "Why Won't They Let Me Be"
Aretha Franklin - "It Was You"
Black Heat - "Check It All Out"
Eugene Blackwell - "Jive Kinda Friends"
Charlie Whitehead - "Songs to Sing"
Syng McGowan - "Just in the Nick of Time"
Otis Redding - "I'm Coming Home to See About You"
Solomon Burke - "Can't Nobody Love Me"
Roscoe Robinson - "Why Are You Afraid?"
Joe Simon - "Yours Love"
Lee Williams & the Cymbals - "I Love You More"
Toussaint McCall - "I'm Undecided"
Eddy Giles - "So Deep in Love"
Dan Folger - "The Way of the Crowd"
The Webs - "It's So Hard to Break a Heart"
Steely Dan - "My Old School"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 11/08/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Steve Cropper - With a Little Help From My Friends

The Twilighters - "Live Like a King"
Billy Butler - "Burning Touch of Love"
Jackie Wilson - "You Left the Fire Burning"
The Sandpebbles - "Forget It"
Bettye LaVette - "Heart of Gold"
Tomas Einarsson - "Rumdrum"
Al Valdez - "Guajira"
The Manhattans - "Manhattan Stomp"
Benny Spellman - "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)"
Harold Burrage - "I'm in Love"
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) - "Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup):
Oscar Toney, Jr. - "Ain't That True Love"
Marvin Gaye - "Baby Don't You Do It"
Charles Lamont & the Extremes - "I've Got to Keep Movin'"
Nathaniel Mayer & his Fabulous Twilights - "My Lonely Island"
The Mojos - "Until My Baby Comes Home"
The 8th Day - "I Gotta Get Home"
Otis Redding - "I'm Growing"
Barbara Lynn - "Nice & Easy"
Smokey Robinson - "Just My Soul Responding"
The Turners Brothers - "Sweetest Thing in the World"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kigs - "How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?"
The Budos Band - "Up from the South"
Ismael Rivera - "Yo Soy Del Campo"
Steve Mancha - "Monday Through Thursday"
J.J Daniels - "Mr. Lonesome"
Dorothy Prince - "Seek & You'll Fnd"
Chris Bartley - "The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven"
The Winstons - "Wheel of Fortune"
Eddie Campbell - "Contagious Love"
Terry & the Tyrants - "Love Me to Death"
Claude Huey - "Why Would You Blow It"
The Incredibles - "I'll Make It Easy"
Joe Tex - "Baby, It's Raining"
Nina Simone - "My Baby Just Cares for Me"
Cornel Gunter & the Ermines - "I'll Make a Bet

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, November 01, 2007

FUNDRAISING Total and Lost & Found playlist for 11/1/07

Thank you to one and all who pledged my show via the telephone or the interweb. I raised $1,150 for the station. I am grateful and humbled by your generosity.

- Christopher, Director of Fundraising, 2007


: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: The Tatum Group - Masterpieces, Vol. 8

The O'Jays - "For the Love of Money"
The Drifters - "Money Talks"
Dennis Brown - "Money in My Pocket"
Roosevelt Sykes - "Pocketful of Money"
The Whispers - "One for the Money"
The Fabulous Thunderbirds - "How Do You Spell Love? (M-O-N-E-Y)"
Ike Turner - "Money"
Bill Pinkney - "Ain't Got No Money"
Jerry Butler - "No Money Down"
Little Richard - "Money Honey"
Barrett Strong - "Money and Me"
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "(I Need Some) Money"
Young-Holt Unlimited - "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy"
James Brown - "Money Won't Change You"
Diana Ross - "I Don't Care Where the Money Is"
Clarence Reid - "Send Me Back to My Money"
Aretha Franklin - "Money Won't Change You"
Barrett Strong - "Money (That's What I Want)"
Allen Toussaint - "Viva La Money"
Chris Kenner - "They Took My Money"
LaVern Baker - "Money Blues"
Shakey Jake - "Roll Your Moneymaker"
Timmy Ridgley - "I Want Some Money"
James Brown - "I've Got Money"
The Expressions - "Money I$ King"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

SoulSheet #1


m Everything I can find for my soul brethren...once in a while. m


Who: Even though I didn't really dig Bettye LaVette's newest record, I still think she is one of the best soul singers of all time ("You'll Never Change" slays. Period). She has a lot to say about the state of soul music in the America and her own story is RIVETING. I found this at Soul Express. All rights reserved by Soul Express.

The Scene of the Crime is Bettye’s second album for the Anti- label after I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise two years ago. Bettye: “I’m not really sure about the sales of that one, but it wasn’t as much as I was expecting. But it did very well, and I got a tremendous amount of publicity from it.” Produced by David Barbe, who also did the engineering and mixing, Patterson Hood, the son of David Hood and Bettye herself, the set was recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Actually, that’s where the title of the CD derives from, since Bettye’s early 70s album, Child of the Seventies, was also cut in Muscle Shoals – only at different studios, at 3614 Jackson Highway – but then Atlantic Records shelved it, which still is the biggest disappointment for Bettye in her career. So here we have the crime and the scene. We finally got to hear that masterpiece, when in 2000 a French company, Art & Soul, released it under the title of Souvenirs. “Andrew Kaulkin, the president of Anti-, came up with the idea to record with the Drive-By Truckers. My husband, Kevin Kiley, came up with the idea of recording it in Muscle Shoals, at Fame. They put it together and came up with a great little marketing idea. And I came up with the songs.”

Drive-By Truckers, a southern rock band, plays today in the line-up of Mike Cooley (guitar), Patterson Hood (guitar), Brad Morgan (drums), John Neff (guitar and pedal steel), Shonna Tucker (bass) and also Spooner Oldham (Wurlitzer and piano). David Hood plays bass on three tracks on Bettye’s set. “When Kevin and I got married five years ago, I’ve listened to more music than I’ve listened to in my entire 46-year-career. In the five years we’ve been married I’ve found about thirty songs that I like of all the stuff he listens to all the time. I sent those thirty tunes to the Truckers and the company, and they liked them. So I chose ten out of the thirty. I’ll do the other twenty some other time.”

Southern “swamp” rock and Bettye’s soulful style make an interesting combination. “You know how women are. As long as you’re doing what they want you to do, they’re happy. They did what I wanted them to do, and that was it. I’m 61 years old. I wasn’t going to compromise in any way, shape or form – not musically. I sang the songs the way I wanted to sing them.”

The set begins with a mid-tempo beater called I Still Want to Be Your Baby (Take Me Like I Am), which its writer, Eddie Hinton, recorded under the title of I Still Wanna Be Your Man, and along with Talking Old Soldiers it’s Betty’s own favourite on the CD. “I really wanted to sing those two songs. I hated it, when people write songs and close them into the point, where no-one else can sing them. Then I have to rewrite them. I just can’t let the song go by, just because a guy is singing it or it’s about a mouse or whatever…”

Choices is a stripped-down, acoustic and plaintive ballad with a vulnerable interpretation from Bettye. George Jones won a Grammy with the song in the “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” category in 1999. “I’ve always liked the song. I’ve liked it from the time I first heard it. I never thought of it in terms of recording it. Kevin is a great, great George Jones fan, and I’m a great country & western fan. Kevin was very surprised to know that. Kevin just wants you to listen to music. When he finds out what you like, he gets 20,000 of those recordings and plays them. My mother familiarized me with the Grand Ole Opry at a very early age, and over my career I’ve recorded a lot of country & western music.”

Frankie Miller’s Jealousy is a gloomy beat ballad, with occasional vocal spurts. Frankie himself recorded the song for his ’82 Standing on the Edge album, and cut it in Muscle Shoals. “It was one of the tunes I heard by Frankie Miller that I wanted to sing. Not that I liked it, but that I wanted to sing. I’m not a jealous person. I’m too arrogant to be jealous, but I’ve always liked the melody and all the darkness of it. Here again it was something that was written from a different perspective that I wanted to sing it, but it’s the same song. Everybody recognizes it.”

Don Henley co-wrote and recorded a rocking mid-tempo song titled You Don’t Know Me At All in the mid-90s. “It wasn’t a really big song. I like something else by Don Henley, but after we watched him on television my husband brought out everything he had ever recorded. Then I heard this and I said ‘I really like that, but it hasn’t enough words. It just seems to be part of the story’. When I rewrite these songs, I don’t ask anybody for any royalties or anything. I don’t try to make the song better. I just try to make it so that I can sing it.”

Somebody Pick Up My Pieces, a very intimate and slow “hurting” song, was written by Willie Nelson and cut for his ’98 Teatro CD. “He’s one of my greatest writers. I like him as a singer, too. This one my husband didn’t bring to me. In fact, I heard a friend of his sing it in a club one night. I said that if I ever get a chance to do another recording, I’m going to do that. That was about three years ago.”

Ray Charles cut W.T. Davidson’s slow beater named They Call It Love for his Do I Ever Cross Your Mind album in 1984. “I don’t like a lot of singers, but I like Ray Charles three times, so that takes three singers right there. He was one of the earliest people that I liked. I’ve liked him since I was a little bitty girl, way before there was Bettye LaVette. Kevin knew the singers that I liked, so he just recorded a whole bunch of stuff by Ray Charles to take on our honeymoon with us, and this was one of the songs. I said that I really, really liked that song. Always the thing with the Ray Charles songs is that I like the way he did them, so I don’t want to hear it any other way. I like it just like that. So Andrew Kaulkin came into the studio and said ‘why don’t you try it like this’. If he had not changed the groove for me, I would not have recorded it because I just didn’t want to do it the way Ray did it.”

John Hiatt recorded his rocky mover called The Last Time in 2003, and here we can’t avoid the inevitable comparison to Tina Turner again. “She did start before I did, but I’ve never covered one of her recordings, but she’s covered a couple of mine, so what… (laughing). I really love and admire Tina. The whole thing that’s happened to her – that’s the only time I’ve had anything happen to one of my contemporaries, when I felt like it was happening to me. Every time they gave her a reward or something, I cried. I was so happy, plus she is the nicest person next to Smokey Robinson’s first wife, Claudette, and Joe Tex that I’ve ever met in show business.”

“Most of the people, who was happening while I was happening, I wasn’t listening to them. I was hanging with them and singing with them. We were all listening to people, who happened before us. But if you must compare me to someone, why won’t any of you guys look at the guys that I’m patterning myself after – Little Willie John and Bobby Bland and James Brown.”

Elton John co-wrote with Bernie Taupin and recorded for his ’71 Tumbleweed Connection album a pouring song titled Talking Old Soldiers. “First of all, I don’t drink beer and I’m not a soldier. Every time I would hear something that I liked, Kevin put it on a list. Every time he would make a new list, Old Soldiers would be on it, and I would say ‘but I didn’t ask you to put that on there’, but he said ‘I just wanted you to listen to it again’. This went on like five years. When I sent the thirty songs to the record company, of course, he put it in the group, and my record company president – it was one of his favourite songs as well. So then of course they were ganging up on me. Then I just rewrote it the way I wanted to sing it, and then when I got involved in it I just loved it. It was very hard to sing, very hard to rewrite it, but I’m very proud of it. I just thought the music listeners would say ‘oh, my goodness, how melodramatic could you be’! It sounds like a scene out of a soap opera. I really thought they would hate it, but they loved it. I was stunned.”

A rocking mid-tempo song called Before The Money Came (The Battle of Bettye LaVette) was written by Patterson Hood together with Bettye, and this is her first own song after Bettye’s Blues on the Blues Express album in 2003 titled A Woman Like Me. “I wrote Bettye’s Blues, because Dennis Walker told me that any idiot could write a blues song. All you have to write is ‘woke up one morning…’. Patterson said that anybody, who could talk as much as I, could write a song. Patterson really is a writer. He wrote the liner notes, and they are perfectly written. And he thinks that everyone can do that, and I was explaining to him that everyone just can’t do this. If you give me something to write about, then I can write, but if you’re a writer you’re supposed to think of things to write about. He said ‘just write the things that you keep saying to me’. So I just wrote what I would say. But I’m still not a writer.”

The final song, I Guess We Shouldn’t Talk about That Now, is a beautiful, poignant ballad by Ed Pettersen and Kim Mclean. “On the CD, Song of America (a 3-CD set on ‘31 Tigers’ in 2007), I do a Bruce Springsteen song, Streets of Philadelphia, and Ed Pettersen is the producer of that album. When I went to Nashville, he said ‘would you take some of my songs back with you and just give them a listen’. So I brought the songs back with me, and of course Kevin listened to them. So we’re getting ready to go to Muscle Shoals and we had already chosen the songs, but Kevin said ‘you should just listen to this… you never know’. There were five songs on that CD, and the last song was this one.”



Pieces of Peace - S/T
Track List:

1. Cease Fire
2. Pollution
3. Flunky for Your Love
4. I Still Care
5. Peace and Blessings
6. Yesterday's Visions
7. Pollution (Instrumental)
8. Yesterday's Visions (Alternate Take)

A lost treasure of rare soul from the Chicago scene -- the unreleased, self-titled album by Pieces Of Peace -- a combo with ties both to the late 60s soul of Twinight Records and the early 70s grooves of The Pharoahs! This set was initially recorded by The Pharoahs' Scarab label, but never issued at the time -- and it shows a tremendous growth from the earlier hard funk styles of the Pieces -- a move into fuller, more complicated modes that often had the same righteous blend of jazz, soul, and spirituality as Earth Wind & Fire! The production here is great, and the tapes haven't suffered at all for all their years on the shelf -- and if anything, the album's even more explosive now than if it was issued at the time -- given how long we've had to wait. From Dusty Groove. (AKA "the best record store in America")


Where: Are you in the Cambridge, Mass area on Friday, November 9th, 2007 at 8:00 PM? If so, The Middle East is hosting Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with special guests The Budos Band. Holla.


When: 11/20/07. Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City. Numero Group. 'Nuff said.


Why: "Good Rapper v. Bad Rapper" from one of the most astute social thinkers Mark Reynolds. From PopMatters.


Don't forget to slide me some of your hard earned dollars on Thursday the 1st. I am counting on you! Seriously, I can't do alone. Thanks.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New F*E*A*T*U*R*E on Phonograph Blues!

Every Wednesday I will be putting together a weekly wrap up all things soul music. The SoulSheet: It will have, Reviews, notes, interviews I've found online, juicy tidbits, new releases worthy of your attention, reissue of the week, know, the shit you should know to be an informed citizen of the Lost & Found Super Soul Review. You can look for the first installment of this new weekly column on Wednesday morning. Until then...



p.s. Don't forget to give me your hard earned cash on Thursday!

FUN-RAISING is a-coming this week!

Dear all Thursday Lost & Found listeners near and far,

Starting on Thursday this week, WMBR begins its 2007 fundraiser. Please help me and Lost & Found knock 'em dead this year (as well as helping the station meet its goal of raising $75,000) by pledging to the Thursday Lost and Found. You can pledge via telephone starting on Thursday by calling 617 - 253 - 8810 or via the Interweb at Any amount helps and I am sure I speak for all Lost & Found DJs when I tell you that I couldn't do this community radio thing without your help and involvement! Thank you, in advance, for all your previous support and I hope to hear from you during this year's fundraiser!

Christopher Vyce, Director of Fundraising
Host, Thursday Lost & Found

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 10/25/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Down to Earth

Bobby Womack - "Sweet Caroline"
Otis Williams & the Midnight Cowboys - "How I Got to Memphis"
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - "I'm in Love"
Lee Moses - "She's a Bad Girl"
Joe Bataan - "Under the Street Lamp"
Swamp Dogg - "Sam Stone"
Charlie Whitehead - "Sweet Bird of Success"
O.V. Wright - "Without You"
The Festivals - "You're Gonna Make It"
Paul Kelly - "Let Your Love Come Down (Let It Fall on Me)"
Pieces of Peace - "I Still Care"
Th Soul Searchers - "Blow Your Whistle"
Eddy Senay - "Ain't No Sunshine"
Els 5 Xics - "Raising Your Hand"
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "It Hurts to Be Alone"
The Rays - "Daddy Cool"
Bobby Charles - "No Use Knockin'"
Bob & Gene - "Which Love"
Timmy Shaw - "I'm a Lonely Guy"
The Dynamic Tints - "No One Else Will Do"
Sam Cooke - "I Belong to Your Heart"
The Dynamics - "Ain't No Sun (Since You've Been Gone)"
The Vibrations - "Ain't No Greens In Harlem"
Otis Redding - "Direct Me"
Marlene Shaw - "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
Don Covay - "What's In the Headlines"
Aretha Franklin - "Sweet Bitter Love"
Sam & Dave - "Sleep Good Tonight"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Don't Let Her Take Your Love From Me"
Clifford Curry - "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves in the Morning"
The Climates - "No You for Me"
The Flaming Ember - "Don't You Wanna Wanna"
The Sensational Cymbals - "When Will It End"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 10/18/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Ike Quebec - Soul Samba

J.J. Jackson - "But It's Alright"
The Purify Brothers - "Hello There"
New York City - "Set the Record Straight"
Eldridge Holmes - "If I Were a Carpenter"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Be Easy"
Arthur Alexander - "All the Time"
Lee Moses - "My Adorable One"
Mavis Staples - "Eyes on the Prize"
Dyke & the Blazers - "Funky Bull (Pt. 1)"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Finger Poppin'"
Demon Fuzz - "I Put a Spell On You"
Pieces of Peace - "Flunky for Your Love"
Mighty Walker Brothers - "God Been Good To Me"
Donny Hathaway - "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)"
Galt MacDermot - "Ripped Open By Metal Explosions"
Aretha Franklin - "Talk To Me, Talk To Me"
Al Green - "Get Back Baby"
Percy Sledge - "Out of Left Field"
Matt Brown - "Sweet Thing"
The Drifters - "Sometimes I Wonder"
J.J. Barnes - "Won't You Let Me Know"
James Brown - "I Know It's True"
Alice Rozier & Little Joe - "I Love You"
Harvey Averne - "You're No Good"
Dee Brown & Lola Grant - "We Belong Together"
Little Jerry Williams - "I'm the Lover Man"
Pieces of Peace - "Pollution"
Ed Sanders - "Calling on Charles and Wallace" [Spoken Word]
Lee Dorsey - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?"
Bobby Hebb - "Night Train to Memphis"
Arthur Alexander - "In the Middle of It All"
Betty Harris - "Cry to Me"
The Additions - "Under the Moon"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 10/11/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Mickey & the Soul Generation - Iron Leg

Stevie Wonder - "You Haven't Done Nothin'"
Chico Hamilton - "The Baron"
Baby Huey - "Mighty, Mighty"
Jason Knight - "Our Love Is Getting Stonger"
Lee Moses - "Bad Girl, Pts. 1 + 2"
Arthur Alexander - "If It's Really Got to Be This Way"
Arthur Alexander - "Rainbow Road"
The Knight Brothers - "Temptation 'Bout To Get Me"
Mickey Murray - "How Many Breaks Can One Heart Take"
Ricky Rezell - "What You Bet?"
James Brown - "The Payback"
Lowell Fulsom - "Make a Little Love"
The Vibrations - "Run for Your Life"
Allen Toussaint - "Am I Expecting Too Much?"
Toussaint McCall - "Nothing Takes the Place of You"
Billy Preston - "My Sweet Lord"
The Jewels - "Opportunity"
Harmonettes - "Can't Go Halfway"
Lee Moses - "If Loving You Is a Crime (I'll Always Be Guilty)"
Arthur Alexander - "Lonely Just Like Me" (Demo version)
Joe Simon - "It's Hard to Get Along"
Millie McLaine - "Caught Up"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "If You Gonna Leave (Just Leave)"
Bobby Hebb - "I Feel So Good"
Hank Sample - "So In Love With You"
The Jive Five - "My True Story"
The Persuasions - "Hurry Back"
Jimmy Church - "Faith In You"
Jay Mitchell & the Mitchellites - "I Am the Man For You Baby"
Bettye LaVette - "I'm In Love"
Ray Gant & the Arabian Knights - "Don't Leave Me Baby"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Three Ring Circus. A fill-in on 10/5/07

Lucero - "Raising Hell"
Drag the River - "Beautiful and Damned"
William Elliott Whitmore - "Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors"
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation"
J.D. Blackfoot - "One Time Woman"
Trampled By Turtles - "Valley"
Langhorne Slim - "In the Midnight"
Leeroy Stagger - "Jealous and Drunk"
Willie Nelson - "I Gotta Get Drunk"
Clean Living - "Red Lord"
Midlake - "Roscoe"
McGuinness Flint - "When I'm Dead and Gone"
Bobby Bare, Jr. - "The Heart Bionic"
Robert Francis - "Good Hearted Man"
Johnny Lunchbreak - "Never Found"
R.L. Burnside - "Goin' Down South"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "I'm Not Ashamed"
Lee Moses - "Time and Place"
Nathaniel Mayer - "(I Want) Love and Affection (Not the House of Correction)"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Something's Changed"
Charles Bradley - "Heartaches and Pain"
Ted Taylor - "Be Ever Wonderful"
Eddie Ray - "You Got Me"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Try My Love Again"

Lost & Found playlist for 10/4/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Eugene Blacknell - We Can't Take Life for Granted

Chuck Berry - "Come On"
Don Bryant - "What Are You Going to Do to My World?"
Manual B. Holcolm - "I Stayed Away Too Long"
Little Charles & the Sidewinders - "Get Her Out of My Heart"
Tony White - "The Twitch"
Percy Sledge - "Too Many Rivers to Cross"
Billy Butler - "Tomorrow Is Another Day"
Bob & Gene - "Sailboat"
Belita Woods - "You Do Your Thing"
Fontella Bass - "Its Hard to Get Back In"
Frankie Crocker - "Ton of Dynamite"
Bobby Valentin - "Use It Before You Lose It"
Billy Paul - "Am I Black Enough For You"
The Detroit Emeralds - "Till You Decide to Come Home"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Turn On Your Love Light"
The Malibu's - "My Love"
Arthur K. Adams - "The Same Thing"
Clarence Carter - "Think About It"
James Carr - "Gonna Send Your Back to Georgia"
Soul X 2 - "I'm Alright Now"
The Temptations - "You've Got My Soul on Fire"
Donny Hathaway - "I Believe In Music"
Johnny Adams - "If I Could See You One More Time"
Joe Bataan - "Woman Don't Want to Love Me"
C.Shells - "You Are the Circus"
Gloria Lynne - "You Don't Have to Be a Tower of Strength"
Arthur Conley - "Love Got Me"
Gene Anderson & the International Hook-Up - "Forgive This Foolish Man"
Jean Stanback - "I Still Love You"
The Hi C's - "This Is the Night"
John Byrd - "Dibblin' and Dabblin' (In Somebody Else's Affair)"
Wille & the Mighty Magnificents - "Check It Baby"
The Chellows - "Be My Baby"
Donald Lee Richardson - "I've Learned My Lesson"
Aaron Neville - "Wrong Number (I Am Sorry, Goodbye)"
Larry Saunders - "Love, I Haven't Found You Yet"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 9/27/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators - "Feelin' Fine"
Darondo - "Let My People Go"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Make It Good to Me"
James Brown - "Baby, You're Right"
The Isley Brothers - "My Little Girl"
East of Underground - "Getting Over"
Buddy Miles - "Them Changes"
O.V. Wright - "I Feel Love Growin'"
Sly & the Family Stone - "If It's Not Adding Up..."
Marvin Gaye - "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
The Four Mints - "Too Far Gone"
King Floyd - "Groove Me"
The Vibrations - "Wind Up Toy"
The Nephews - "This Is the Night"
Stevie Wonder - "For Once in My Life"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Yesterday"
Etta James - "At last"
Joe Tex - "I'll Never Do You Wrong"
East of Underground - "Walk On By"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "When I Get This Feeling"
Deon Jackson - "The Reason Why"
Leroy Rudolph - "Good to the Last Drop"
Swamp Dogg - "Knowing I'm Pleasing Me & You"
The Equations - "You Make Me Feel Good"
The Four Mints - "Keep On Lovin' You"
24-Carat Black - "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth"
Tito Chicoma y su Orquesta - "Fat Mama"
The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"
Bette Renee - "Darling Bless You"
Jackie Wilson - "You Got Me Walking"
Joe Simon - "In My Baby's Arms"
Gloria Edwards - "I Don't Need Nobody (To Help Me Keep Up With My Man)"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Saturday, September 22, 2007

2 CDs reviewed.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights

Well, its about time! In early 2002, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings lit the soul furnace in all of us with Dap-Dippin' with... and then stoked the fire in 2005 with their follow up Naturally. Since then they have toured all over this huge globe of ours, cut some cool 45s, split up to work on side projects (Sharon on a jazz record for, you know, the kids and the Dap-Kings went to back up Amy Winehouse), reunited, and toured some more. Finally, after nearly two and a half years, they went back into the studio and put out 100 Days, 100 Nights. Since no one reads reviews for fun, I might as well let you know the verdict right up front. The verdict? Wait for's good.

The cd, which hits the wax dealers on September 25th, has 10 tracks and no ballads. Let me write that again: no ballads. That is a very good thing. I am not really a slow song guy. (However, I should add that this album is mostly mid-tempo soul.) Gone is the goofy, "Mel and Tim" influenced song "Stranded in Your Love" with Lee Fields that, sorry to say, dragged down the otherwise stellar Naturally. Gone too, though, are the scorchers like "Natural Born Lover," "Your Thing Is A Drag," or "My Man Is A Mean Man." For some reason, SJ & the DK's have decided to forgo the "goddamn uptempo numbers" and work in the space between slow dancing and bumping and grinding. The tracks on 100 Days are smooth. The instrumentation is sharp and funky with a level of precision usually reserved for jazz musicians (at least to these ears). Binky Griptite, Sharon's right hand man, sounds better on guitar-more assured and more fluid-than on either of the first two albums. He seems ready to spread his wings and make his own music. As for Ms. Jones, her vocals are starting to enter the rarified air of singers who can impart meaning with the sound of her voice instead of the words coming out of it. On the first album Dap-Dippin' with... I thought she did too much shouting and she is not a great shouter. On Naturally her vocals became more focused and she added just the right amount of gospel influence to sound authentically 6Ts. Now, on 100 Days, 100 Nights she has become a real soul singer. Gone is any hint of her disco past, gone are the unnecessary screams that were all too prevalent on Dap -Dippin' with... and in their place is the most self-assured female singer in modern music today. Not the best, mind you, just an artist with the complete conviction of her art and her ability.

All that written, it does have some flaws. First, as with any retro act, there is a bit of danger of falling into the trap of just being a copy of the true object. While I enjoyed this record from start to finish I wouldn't say that it broke any new ground for Sharon or the Dap-Kings. I have heard most of the arrangements before and, for such a "likeable" record, there are very few hooks. They don't seem to be progressing as a band as much as I would've expected for such a talented group of musicians. That could be because of the time they spent away from each other in the last two years or it could be that there is a reason soul music slowly morphed in to funk and then disco and then whatever the fuck happened to it during the 8Ts and 9Ts before fading away. The music-which I love-may just not be suited to the modern sensibility...that somehow time has past soul music by. I don't know what the exact issue is here but when you listen to the disc for a few times you will hear what I mean. There is just something about it that sounds...well "retro" for it's own sake.

Additionally, and here this observation is thanks to my best friend Noah, would it kill Sharon, Binky, or the rest of the Dap-Kings to, um, maybe get a song writer? The lyrics are not too good. "Don't let me forget who I am," Sharon sings in one song. "Tell me you love me, tell me you care," chime in the background singers on another tune. Excuse me? Are we still in high school? I mean, I know that soul music lyrics are hardly the stuff of Shakespeare but nor do they need to be schoolgirl love note material either, right? "When I think of you baby, it brings back the memory of the hottest June," sang Bobby Moore on "When I Get This Feeling" so I know it's not rocket science. Perhaps, again a nod to Noah, the band could contact someone like Smokey Robinson? He can't be that busy these days and nobody writes a better soul song than he does. Am I Wrong?

Alas, however these are minor trifles with the record. It is a damn good, throwback record to a time when soul music could set your heart, head, and loins afire! What more could you possibly ask for in a $10 piece of plastic? Go get it.

Bettye LaVette - Scene of the Crime

From the people who brought you new material from such classic artists as Porter Wagoner, Solomon Burke, Merle Haggard, Galactic, and Mavis Staples comes the second ANTI- album from soul music legend Bettye LaVette. The Scene of the Crime is, according to co-producer Patterson Hood, "an album that transcends any genre." And how! I think Patterson Hood, son of Muscle Shoals legend David Hood, meant this as a compliment but unfortunately he is just too close to the project to think or speak about it objectively. I truly believe that 35 years after Ms. LaVette recorded her unreleased debut album for Atlantic, it could've been a great homecoming and a project that pushed her into the kind of notoriety she has deserved for years. Alas, however, it is not to be with this record.

Oh, the record sounds fine. The instrumentation, while decidedly not soulful, provides a good counterpoint to Ms. LaVette's still extraordinarily powerful voice. The confounding thing for me is why she chose to let Patterson Hood talk her into having the Drive-By Truckers be the band for her on this record? It just doesn't work. (And, for those of you who think I am nuts, it can work! Just go back and listen to how seamlessly Delaney & Bonnie and the Memphis sound mesh on their masterpiece record Home. I mean Isaac Hayes is on their record for goodness sake!) For all of the exposure to the greatest soul music purveyors this country has ever seen thanks to his father's former ownership of the Muscle Shoals recording studio, young Hood seemingly hasn't absorbed any of it. Nothing the DBT ever recorded could be considered soul (even in the broadest sense of the term) and as sure as I am sitting here typing this, the DBT were not able to pull it off here either (even with the addition of music legend Spooner Oldham to the group). This is a fine line here. The songs are good. Everyone sounds like a professional on the record. There are some good "greasy" rock and roll songs as well as some soulful singing but they never come together as one. It could be that Ms. LaVette is just victim of the system again. Her new record is one of those albums that have become so popular in recent years. You take a famous musician who-through no fault of their own-has drifted outside the spotlight for whatever reason, pair that artist with a bunch of younger, hip musicians and voila! you have Jerry Lee Lewis's Last Man Standing. Now Scene of the Crime isn't quite the same as Lewis's record, but the impetus is the same. It is almost as if the folks at ANTI- don't know what they have in Bettye LaVette. I just kept wanting to yell at the cd player: "this is Bettye LaVette! She has her own hell to raise so why aren't you letting her?" So color me lukewarm on this new Bettye LaVette album. There really isn't anything to complain about on it but there isn't anything to love either. I hear the emotion in the songs, and the competence in the playing but it doesn't add up to a record I dislike enough to dislike or enjoy enough to play again.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 9/20/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Brenda George - "What You See Is What You Get"
Jimmy Williams - "Why Don't You Let My Love Go"
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "Way Over There"
Billy Butler - "(You Make Me Think) You Ain't Ready"
Ricky Allen - "Messed Around and Fell In Love"
Isaac Hayes - "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"
Tower of Power - "Both Sorry Over Nothin'"
The Dynamites - "Dig Deeper"
Bettye LaVette - Take Another Piece of My Heart"
Ike & Tina Turner - "I'm Jealous"
The Monitors - "Just to Keep You Satisfied"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "Ain't Nothing You Can Do"
The Other Brothers - "I Got Love"
Lou Johnson - "She Thinks I Still Care"
Arthur Alexander - "Black Night"
Don Covay - "We Can't Make It No More"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Nobody's Baby"
McKinley Sandifer - "Sweet Little Woman"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "How Can You Do It Baby"
Delaney & Bonnie - "It's Been a Long Time Coming"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Tell Her I'm Not Home"
Aaron Neville - "How Many Times"
Binky Griptite & the Mellowmatics - "Mellowmatic Mood"
Tommy Ridgley - "In the Same Old Way"
Ruth Davis - "I Need Money"
Otis Redding - "Pain in My Heart"
The Sims Twins - "I've Got Win Your Love (For Me)"
Curley Moore, Gerri Hall, & Benny Spellman - "I Tried"
Nancy Wilson - "Peace of Mind"
Lee Moses - "How Much Longer (Must I Wait)"
The Unemployed - "They Won't Let Me"
Eugene Blacknell - "Gettin' Down"
Sam Cooke - "Somebody Have Mercy"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 9/13/07

(With generous pledger and guest host Arthur Hardigg)

: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Jimi Hendrix - "Burning of the Midnight Lamp"
Jimi Hendrix - "Bold as Love"
Richard Thompson - "New St. George"
Albion Country Band - "Battle of the Somme"
Pink Floyd - "Fat Old Sun"
T.Rex - "Cosmic Dancer"
T.Rex - "Girl"
Procol Harum - "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence"
The Who - "Pictures of Lily"
David Bowie - "See Emily Play"
David Bowie"Wild Eyed Boy From Free - cloud"
Syd Barrett - "Feel"
Richard Thompson - "The Old Changing Way"
George Harrison - "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp"
David Bowie - "The Prettiest Star"
Mick Ronson - "Growing Up and I'm Fine"
T. Rex - "Ballrooms of Mars"
Jimi Hendrix - "Roomful of Mirrors"
Procol Harum - "Shine on Brightly"
Deep Purple - "Soldier of Fortune"
Fairport Convention - "Fotheringay"
Sandy Denny - "It Suits Me Well"
Fairport Convention - "Tam Lin"
Syd Barrett - "Love Song"
Sandy Denny - "I'm A Dreamer"
Pink Floyd - "Scarecrow"
Jimi Hendrix - "Castles Made of Sand"
David Bowie - "Drive-In Saturday"
T. Rex - "Highway Knees"
George Harrison - "Run of the Mill"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 9/6/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Coleman Hawkins - Soul

Sam Cooke - "Nobody Know the Trouble I've Seen"
The Watts 103rd Rhythm Street Band - "Love Land"
The Exotics - "Don't Lead Me On"
The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"
Bettye LaVette - "I Still Want to Be Your Baby (Take Me Like I Am)"
Chuck Jackson - "Millionaire"
Sugar Pie Desanto - "Soulful Dress"
Bobby Bland - "Shoes"
The Detroit Emeralds - "Just Now and Then"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "100 Days, 100 Nights"
James Brown & the Famous Flames - "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do"
Nathaniel Mayer & the Fortune Braves - "(I Want) Love & Affection (Not the House of Correction)"
Mickey Murray - "I Can't Tell You"
Tower of Power - "Clever Girl"
Parliment - "Funky Woman"
Joe Simon - "Hangin' On"
Bettye Swann - "I Think I'm Falling In Love"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Something's Changed"
Betty Everett - "Too Hot to Hold"
The 4 Avalons - "I Don't Want To Be a Playboy"
Nilo Espinosa y Orquesta - "Baby Boogaloo"
Mongo Santamaria - "We Got Latin Soul"
The Joe Cuba Sextet - Push, Push, Push"
Chollo Rivera & the Latin Soul Drives - "Latin Soul Drive is Here"
Nico Estrada y su Sonora - "Ven Pa' Mi Casa"
Betty Davis - "Anti Love Song"
Jeanne & the Darlings - "How Can You Mistreat the One You Love?"
The Dynamics - "She's for Real (Bless You)"
Jimmy Braswell - "This Time It's Got to Be for Real"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Humble Me"
The Venturas - "Calling You Baby"
Charles Bradley - "Heartaches & Pain"
The Swinging Seven - "Football"

Outro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 8/30/07

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Eddie Senay - Soul Preachin'

The Mighty Hannibal - "Get in the Groove"
Danny White - "Natural Soul Brother"
The Soul Searchers - "Blow Your Whistle"
Foxy - "I Like the Way You Love Me"
Eddie Hazel - "California Dreamin'"
Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band - "The World (Is Going Up in Flames)"
Preston Epps (w/ Panama G. Johnston) - "Love is the Only Good Thing"
Flower Shoppe - "Don't Turn Me On"
Matt Brown - "Thank You Baby"
Cyril Neville - "Tell Me What's On Your Mind"
The Detroit Emeralds - "Till You Decide to Come Home"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Don't Let Her Take Your Love From Me"
Otis Redding - "I'm a Changed Man"
The Soul Clan - "Soul Meeting"
The Soul Clan - "That's How It Feels"
Tomorrow's Children - "Sister Big Stuff"
Theola Kilgore - "Chain Gang"
Danny White - "One Little Lie"
Howard Tate - "She's a Burglar"
Freddi/Henchi & the Soul Setters - "I Want to Dance, Dance, Dance"
The Jewels - "Opportunity"
Promise - "I'm Not Ready for Love"
The Cimates - "No You for Me"
Chuck Jackson - "Two Stupid Feet"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
Little Eva Harris - "Mr. Everything"
O.V. Wright - "Baby Baby Baby"
Jimmy Lee Bryant - "I Want to Hold You"
The Soul Children - "It Ain't Always What You Do"
Percy Sledge - "Behind Closed Doors"
Eldridge Holmes - "Cheating Woman"
The T.S.U. Tornadoes - "What Good Am I?"
Altyrone Deno Brown - "Sweet Pea"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 8/2/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Tenth


Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Young-Holt Unlimited - Born Again

Etta James - "I Rather Go Blind"
The Coasters - "Wait a Minute"
Aretha Franklin - "Ain't No Way"
Terry Callier - "Holdin' On (To Your Love)"
Cicero Blake - "A Woman Needs Love"
Dionne Warwick - "Don't Make Me Over"
Ann Peebles - "99 Lbs."
Bill Moss - "Sock It To 'Em Soul Brother"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "The End of Our Road"
The Delfonics - "Ready or Not Here I Come"
Betty Davis - "If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up"
Sly & the Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
Joyce James - "Help Me Make Up My Mind"
Baby Huey - "Hard Time"
Eugene McDaniels - "The Lord Is Back"
Wilson Pickett - "Soul Dance Number 3"
The Radiants - "Voice Your Choice"
Billy Butler - "My Sweet Woman"
The Johnny Otis Show - "Mo-Jo Woman"
Charles Bradley - "Heartaches & Pain"
Earth, Wind, and Fire - "Bad Tune"
Alfreda Brockington - "Chained & Bound"
Chris Kenner - "Land of 1000 Dances"
Cliff Nobles - "Love Is All Right"
Andre Williams - "You Got It and I Want It"
Betty Wright - "Shoorah! Shoorah!"
James Carr - "Lovable Girl"
Kool & the Gang - "Summer Madness"
Otis Redding - "Ole Man Trouble"
Edwin Starr - "Stop the War Now!"
The Chi-Lites - "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"
Esther Phillips - "Disposable Society"

Wilco (feat. Billy Bragg) - "California Stars"

See you at the end of August with a major announcement!

Yours in soul,

Friday, July 27, 2007

Breakfast of Champions. A fill-in on 7/27/07

LCD Soundsystem - "North American Scum"
The Veils - "Advice for Young Mothers to Be"
The Triffids - "Bury Me Deep in Love"
Cowboys International - "Aftermath"
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation"
A Band of Bees - "Who Cares What the Question Is?"
Sloan - "The Rest of My Life"
The Narrarator - "Son of the Son of the Kiss of Death"
My Life in Rain - "Advertisement"
Magnolia Electric Company - "Montgomery"
Beck - "I'm So Glad"
Beck (w/ Calvin Johnston) - "Outcome"
Catfish Haven - "Crazy for Leaving"
Sleeping in the Aviary - "Pop Song"
Lucero - "Tell Me What It Takes"
The Sex Execs - "My Ex"
Treasure State - "Arrivals/Departures"
Koufax - "Younger Body, Older Soul"
The Heavenly States - "Gin & Tonic"
The Wake - "Testament"
The Red Button - "She's About to Cross My Mind Again"
Best Kissers in the World - "Start All Over"
The 3 o'Clock - "When Lightning Starts"
The Race - "Feathers"
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - "Timorous Me"
Momus - "Appalachia"
Parsley Sound - "Ease Yourself & Glide"
The Memory Band - "This is How We Walk On the Moon"
The Frames - "Lay Me Down"
Voxtrot - "Trouble"
Okkervil River - "Plus Ones"
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth"

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 7/26/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Ninth

(with special guest Jole Greenlee)

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Sugarman Three - Pure Cane Sugar

Otis Redding - "The Happy Song"
Bob & Gene - "Gotta Find a Way"
Joe Tex - "I Believe I'm Gonna Make It"
Buddy Guy - "Pretty Baby"
Incredible Bongo Band - "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
The Jackson Sisters - "I Believe in Miracles"
Jingo - "Fever"
Sly & the Family Stone - "Underdog"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?"
Demon Fuzz - "Disillusion"
Darondo - "Didn't I"
Shuggie Otis - "Inspiration Information"
Willie Bobo & the Bo Gents - "Dindi"
Bill Withers - "Saturday Night in Harlem"
Roy Ayers - "Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
Aretha Franklin - "Make It with You"
King Curtis (with Billy Preston) - "My Sweet Lord"
Binky Griptite & the Mellowmatics - "Mellowmatic Mood"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day & John Coltrane"
Marvin Gaye - "All the Way Round"
James Brown - "The Chicken"
The Meters - "Chicken Strut"
Preston Love - "Chicken Gumbo"
Mel Brown - "Chicken Fat"
The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - "Kare Nanhasi"
Graham Central Station - "Water"
Al Green - "Driving Wheel"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 7/19/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Eighth

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Booker T. & the M.G.'s - Soul Limbo

The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"
George Perkins - "I Wants to Be Free"
Eddie Ray - "You Are Mine"
Paul Kelly - "Hot Running Soul"
Clara Ward - "Hang Your Tears Out to Dry"
The Sweet Inspirations - "Here I Am (Take Me)"
Otis Redding - "Scratch My Back"
Billy Butler - "(You Make Me Think) You Ain't Ready"
Little Johnny Taylor - "A-Amen"
LaVern Baker - "Soul on Fire"
Manual B. Holcolm - "I Stayed Away Too Long"
James Brown - "Stoned to the Bone - Part 1"
Candi Staton - "He Called Me Baby"
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) - "90 Day Freeze"
Joe Thomas - "Love"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "When I Get This Feeling"
Sonny Til - "Love or Desire"
Stevie Wonder - "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"
The Royal Esquires - "Ain't Gonna Run"
Jr. Walker & the All Stars - "Clinging to the Thought That She's Coming Back"
Aretha Franklin - "Soulville"
Bon Bryant - "The Call of Distress"
Eddie Holman - "I'm Not Gonna Give Up"
Betty Davis - "In the Meantime"
Prince - "A Case of You"
The Dynamics - "Ice Cream Song"
Otis Redding - "That's a Good Idea"
Billy Butler - "Found True Love"
Willie Banks & the Messengers - "I'm So Tired"
Joe Tex - "I Want To (Do Everything for You)"
Velma Perkins - "Yes, My Goodness, Yes"
Marvin Gaye - "You're the One for Me"
O.V. Wright - "You're Gonna Make Me Cry"
Fontella Bass - "Home Wrecker"
5 Spiritual Tones - "Bad Situation"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 7/12/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Seventh

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Nightmares on Wax - In a Space Outta Sound

Freddie Waters - "Singing a New Song"
Robert Moore - "Old Grandma"
Eddie Ray - "You Got Me"
Little Milton - "We're Gonna Make It"
Sharon Cash - "Fever"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
The Dynamics - "Murder in the First Degree"
Ruben Russell & the Tempo Rhythms - "My Eyes Don't Have the Heart to Cry"
Roscoe Robinson - "I'm Burning & Yearning (for You)"
Dusty Springfield - "No Easy Way Down"
Robert Knight - "Everlasting Love"
James Brown - "Your Cheating Heart"
William Bell (w/ Carla Thomas) - "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
Spanky Wilson - "Kissing My Love"
Erma Franklin - "Light My Fire"
Sam Baker - "Hold Back Girl"
Oscar Mack - "Don't Be Afraid of Love"
The Buford Majors Band (feat. George Williams) - "all In My Heart"
Charles Spurling - "That Woman"
Frank Penn - "Gimme Some Skin"
Binky Griptite & the Mellowmatics - "Mellowmatic Mood"
OFS Unlimited - "Mister Kidney"
Betty Davis - "Anti Love Song"
Chaka Khan - "Shining Star"
Marie Queenie Lyons - "Your Key Don't Fit It Anymore"
Freddie North - "Don't Take Her She's All I Got"
Rufus Hunter - "Things Are Never As Bad As They Seem"
Arthur Alexander - "Love's Where Life Begins"
The Soul Ambassadors - "Just Like She Said She Would"
The Dap-Tones - "Money Don't Make the Man"
Willie Hobbs - "Judge of Hearts"
Chuck Brooks - "Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Part 1)"
William Bell - "You Got Me Where You Want Me" (slow version)
Arthur Conley - "Love Comes & Goes"

Outro: "Rumdrum" - Tomas Einarsson

Monday, July 02, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 7/5/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Sixth

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up

The Watts Prophets - "Pledge of Allegiance?"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "This Land is Your Land"
Billy Ball & the Upsetters (feat. Roosevelt Matthews) - "Tighten Up Tighter"
Tony Alvon & the Belairs - "Boom-Boom-Boom"
Swamp Dogg - "Do You Believe?"
Eddie Ray - "Wait a Minute"
The Dynamics - "Ain't No Love at All"
Donnie Elbert - "What Can I Do"
Ella Washington - "I Don't Care About Your Past"
The Valentinos - "It's All Over Now"
Tony Drake - "Suddenly"
Mitchell Mitchell & Gene King - "Never Walk Out on You"
Hollywood Jills - "He Makes Me So Mad"
Etta James - "If I Can't Have You"
Lou Rawls - "Dead End Street"
Mark Putney - "Don't Come Around Here No More"
Freddi/Henchi & the Soul Setters - "Funky to the Bone"
Roy & the Dew Drops - "Soul Side of the Street"
William Bell - "Lonely for Your Love"
Johnny Guitar Watson - "I Don't Want to Be President"
Ben E. Troy - "I Miss You"
Jackie Wilson - "You Left the Fire Burning"
Bunny Siegler - "There's No Love Left (In This Old Heart of Mine)"
Joe Tex - "The Truest Woman in the World"
Tony Alvon & the Belairs - "Sexy Coffee Pot"
Howard Tate - "8 Days on the Road"
Eddie Ray - "Glad I Found You"
The New Bloods - "Self Service"
Wales Wallace - "We're Not Happy"
Lulu - "Feelin' Alright"
Bettye LaVette - "At the Mercy of a Man"
The Spinners - "(She's Gonna Love Me) At Sundown"
Joe King - "Speak On Up"
Otis Redding - "Rock Me Baby"
James & Bobby Purify - "Sixteen Tons"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 6/28/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Fifth

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: The Curtis Counce Group - Carl's Blues

Ted Taylor - "Be Ever Wonderful"
Willie Hobbs - "Where Did I Go Wrong?"
Johnny Ace - "Cross My Heart"
Jimmy Church - "I Don't Care Who Knows It"
The Isley Brothers - "I Say Love"
The Visitors - "Until You Came Along"
Dry Bread - "Words to My Song"
The Heptones - "One Love"
Augustine Ramirez - "Pack My Bag"
The Budos Band - "Chicago Falcon"
Alter Ray Black - "Just Because The Package Has Been Unwrapped"
Percy Sledge - "It Tears Me Up"
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - "Are You Lonely For Me Baby"
Lattimore Brown - "Otis is Gone"
The Unifics - Got to Get You"
The Tikis - "One More Chance"
Joe Tex - "I Gotcha"
The Hesitations - "Overworked and Underpaid"
Leon Peterson - "Now You're On Your Own"
Betty Davis - "Shoo-B-Doop & Cop Him"
The Soul Searchers - "Funk to the Folks"
Solomon Burke - "Party People"
Ted Ford - "Please Give Me Another Chance"
Van & Titus - "Cry Baby Cry"
Margie Hendrix - "9i Got) Your Mama's Recipe"
Sam Baker - "Something Tells Me"
Earl Gaines - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
Geater Davis - "I've Got to Pay the Price"
The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"
Jimmy Hughes - "I Like Everything About You"
O.V. Wright - "When You Took Your Love From Me"
Allen Toussaint - "Last Train"
Fontella Bass - "Who You Gonna Blame?"
Roscoe Shelton - "I Know Your Heart Has Been Broken"
R.B. Greaves - "This Is Soul"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 6/21/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Forth

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova

William Bell - "True Love Don't Come Easy"
Stevie Wonder - "Jesus Children of America"
The Soul of John Black - "The Hole"
Lou Johnson - "It's In the Wind"
James & Bobby Purify - "Morning Glory"
Charles Wright - "Here Comes the Sun"
The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"
The Arrows - "Bring Back the One I Love"
Commands - "No Time For You"
Jerry Butler - "I'm a Telling You"
Jackie Wilson - "I Still Love You"
The Dappers - "I Bring Home the Bacon"
The Escorts - "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow"
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds - "Come to Me Softly"
The Hockadays - "Hold On Baby"
Lee Williams & the Cymbals - "Lost Love"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Chained to Your Heart"
Cicero Blake - "A Woman Needs to Be Loved"
The Dynamics - "Since I Lost You"
Baby Ray - "Saving My Love For You"
Oscar Toney, Jr. - "He Don't Love You"
Mighty Doug Haynes - "Can I Change My Mind"
Maxine Brown - "Gotta Find a Way"
Willie Mitchell - "Soul Finger"
Russell Cohen y La New York - "I'm Gonna Leave You"
Ismael Rivera - "Lo Ultimo en La Avienda"
The T.S.U. Tornadoes - "What Good Am I?"
Tyrone Davis - "Happiness Is Being with You"
James Carr - "What Can I Call My Own"
Wilbert Harrison - "My Dream"
The Dynamics - "Fair Love"
Joseph Moore - "I Still Can Get to You"
Bob & Earl - "Big Brother"
The Cadillacs - "Woe Is Me"
Curt Willis & the Magnatones - "Since I Met You Baby"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 6/14/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Third

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: St. Germain - Tourist

Lat-Teens - "Mary Wanna"
O.V. Wright - "Let's Straighten It Out"
The Coasters - "Let's Go Get Stoned"
Ernie K. Doe - "Here Come the Girls"
Bobby Newsome - "Post Office"
Shiela Jack - "I've Got to Have You"
Eddie Floyd - "Good Love, Bad Love"
Garnet Mimms - "Anytime You Want Me"
Bobby Williams - "Baby I Need Your Love"
Sharon Jones - "Bump N Touch"
Redbone - "Promise I Won't Let It Show"
Lee Martell - "It's Impossible to Describe Our Love"
Delaney & Bonnie - "We Can Love"
Jay Mitchell & the Mitchellites - "I Am the Man For You Baby"
Nickie Lee - "And Black Is Beautiful"
Otis Redding - "I'm Sick, Y'All"
Bob & Gene - "Your Name"
The Soul Searchers - "Blow Your Whistle"
Society's Bag - "Let It Crawl"
The Poets of Rhythm - "The Plan"
Joe Hicks - "Rusty Old Halo"
Solomon Burke - "Baby Come On Home"
Arthur Conley - "Let's Go Steady"
Jackie Lee - "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide"
Sam Cooke - "Little Girl Blue"
Arthur Alexander - "Where Have You Bee (All MyLife)"
Joe Simon - "Baby, Don't Be Looking in My Mind"
Richard Parker - "Wrapped Up in Your Warm & Tender Love"
Jimmy Delphs - "Mrs. Percy"
Aaron Neville - "Sweet Little Mama"
Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators - "If This Ain't Love (Don't Know What It Is)"
Joe Hinton - "Funny How Time Slips Away"
The Precious Three - "I Need a Man"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 6/7/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the Second

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Richard "Groove" Holmes - Soul Message

The Moonglows - "Sincerely"
Joe Perkins - "Wrapped Up In Your Love"
The Double Soul - "I Can't Use You"
Carmelita - "Isn't It Lonely"
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - "The Glory of Love"
Rod St. James - "Pisces Child"
Joe Tex - "Papa Was Too"
Al Green - "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
Ray Charles - "Mess Around"
Ruby Andrews - "I Don't Wanna Wake Up"
James & Bobby Purify - "So Many Reasons"
Freddie Waters - "I Love You I Love You"
Four Mints - "Too Far Gone"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Don't Cry No More"
A Band of Bees - "Listening Man"
Betty Davis - "Your Man My Man"
Laura Lee - "Wedlock is a Padlock"
Solomon Burke - "I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You"
Norm West - "Hey Little Girl"
Mickey Murray - "Fat Girl"
Freddie Scott - "Are You Lonely For Me"
Freddie Scott - "Cry to Me"
Allen Toussaint - "Am I Expecting Too Much?"
Gospel Comforters - "Jesus Will Help Me"
The Soul Brothers Six - "What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody?"
Jackie Mittoo - "Love Life"
Milton Henry - "Good Old Days"
Joe Cuba Sextet - "A Las Seis"
Chollo Rivera & the Latin Soul Drives - "Latin Soul Drive is Here!"
Thomas Henry - "Nobody Else Will Do"
Willie Gable - "Eternally"
Gene Allison - "I Understand"
Edward Hamilton & the Natural Looks - "My Darling Baby"
Billy Joe Young - "I Had My Heart Set on You"
Roscoe Robinson - "That's Enough"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 5/31/07

The Summer of Soul: Part the First

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Mel Brown - Chicken Fat

Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" (Alternate version)
Paul Kelly - "(He Ain't Nothin' But) Dirt"
Donny Hathaway - "Jealous Guy"
Bettye Lavette - "Do Your Duty"
Lon Rogers & the Soul Brothers - "Too Good to Be True"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "I'm Not Ashamed"
Peggy & Artie - "How Do You Feel?"
Lewis Clark - "I Need You So Bad"
Jimmy Hughes - "I Like Everything About You"
Laura Lee - "What a Man"
Arthur Conley - "You Don't Have to See Me"
Natural Bridge Bunch - "Pig Snoots-Part 1"
Commands - "No Time For You"
Bob & Gene - "I Can Be Cool"
Wilson Picket - "International Playboy"
La Sangre Caliente - "La Culebra"
Ralph Robles - "Soul Gritty"
The Hollywood Flames - "Buzz Buzz Buzz"
The Heptones - "Pretty Looks Isn't All"
The Ebbtones - "Trinidad Women"
Marcia Griffiths - "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"
Howard Tate - "Get It While You Can"
O.V. Wright - "Everybody Knows (The River Song)"
Eddie Floyd - "California Girl"
Joe Simon - "Farther On Down the Road"
Gene McDaniels - "Tower of Strength"
Eldridge Holmes - "Pop, Popcorn Children"
Ernie & the Top Notes - "Dap Walk"
Ronnie Whitehead - "Beggin You"
Annette Poindexter & the Pieces of Peace - "Mama"
Doris Allen - "A Shell of a Woman"
Dynamic Deadbeats Band - "Movin' Out"
Roscoe Shelton - "Worry"
Brenda & the Sentries - "Don't Make Me Lie"
Little Sister - "Someone's Watching You"
The Buford Majors Band (with George Williams) - "Cry Cry"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 5/24/07

Happy 50th Anniversary Stax!

Intro: "About Noon" - The Mar-Kays

Carla & Rufus - "'Cause I Love You"
David Porter - "Can't See You When I Want To"
C.L. Blast - "Double Up"
William Bell - "My Whole World Is Falling Down"
John KaSandra - "(What's Under) The Natural Do"
Little Sonny - "Wade in the Water"
Sons of Slum - "What Goes Around"
Inez Foxx - "Curcuit's Overloaded"
Willie Singleton - "Burning on Both Ends"
Otis Redding - "That's What My Heart Needs"
Jimmy Hughes - "Just Ain't As Strong As I Used to Be"
Lee Sain - "She's My Old Lady Too"
Teresa Davis - "No Way"
Eric Mercury - "I Can Smell That Funky Music"
Wendy Rene - "Bar B-Q"
Sam & Dave - "Soothe Me" (live version)
Sir Isaac & the Do-Dads - "Blue Groove"
Bobby Marchan - "What Can I Do"
Mable John - "Able Mable"
Ruby Johnson - "Come to Me My Darling"
Eddie Floyd - "I've Never Found a Girl"
The Epsilons - "The Echo"
Darrell Banks - "Beautiful Feelings"
Roz Ryan - "You're My Only Temptation"
Hot Sauce - "I'll Kill a Brick (For My Man)"
The Emotions - "My Honey & Me"
Carla Thomas - "Sugar"
The Soul Children - "Love Is a Hurting Thing"
John Gary Williams - "The Whole Damn World is Going Crazy"
Shirley Brown - "Woman to Woman"
Booker T & the M.G.s - "Hip Hug-Her"
Four Shells - "Hot Dog"
Shirley Walton - "Send Peace & Harmony Home"
William Bell - "Happy"
Jeanie & the Darlings - "What Will Later On Be Like"
Johnny Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, and Cleotha Staples - "Soul-a-lujah"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake


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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 5/3/07

Intro: "241" - Reel Big Fish

DoUbLe ShOt ThUrSdAy! (No, too much?)

Elvis Presley - "Tomorrow Night"
Elvis Presley - "Dirty, Dirty Feeling"
The Beatles - "Sie Liebt Dich"
The Beatles - "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)"
Small Faces - "Talk to You"
Small Faces - "After Glow"
Paul Revere & the Raiders - "Let Me"
Paul Revere & the Raiders - "I Had a Dream"
T.Rex - "Mambo Sun"
T. Rex - "Tenement Lady"
The Only Ones - "Out There in the Night"
The Only Ones - "Oh Lucinda (Love Becomes a Habit)"

FOUND!!!: The High Dials - "Leaving Alphaville" & "The Drum"

The Pretty Things - "You Don't Believe Me"
The Pretty Things - "Photographer"
Mott the Hoople - "Jerkin' Crocus"
Mott the Hoople - "One of the Boys"
Little Richard - "Slippin' & Slidin'"
Little Richard - "Heebie Jeebies Love"

The Blues Cellar:

Big Bill Broonzy - "Black, Brown, & White"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Hey, Hey Baby"
Son House - "Grinnin' in Your Face"
Son House - "John the Relevator"
Big Joe Williams - "Don't Your House Look Lonesome?"
Big Joe Williams - "I've Been Buked & I've Been Scorned"

The Rolling Stones - "The Singer Not the Song"
The Rolling Stones - "Respectable"
The Hombres - "Let It All Hang Out"
The Hombres - "Take My Overwhelming Love"
Nilsson - "Buy My Album"
Nilsson - "Good Times"
The Kinks - "Mountain Woman"
The Kinks - "Sweet Lady Genevieve"
Rod Stewart - "Seems Like a Long Time"
Rod Stewart - "True Blue"
Van Morrison - "These Are the Days"
Van Morrison - "Want a Danish"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 4/26/07

Intro: "241" - Reel Big Fish

The Monkees - "Let's Dance On"
The Wailers - "I Don't Want to Follow You"
Willy DeVille - "It's So Easy"
The Sky Saxon Blues Band - "I'll Help You"
J.D. Blackfoot - "One Time Woman"
The Rolling Stones - "Out of Time"
The Kinks - "Catch Me Now I'm Falling"
Roky Erickson & Clementine Hall - "Right Track Now"
The United States of America - "Coming Down"
The Zombies - "She Loves the Way They Love Her" (Live version)

FOUND!!!: The Frames - "Lay Me Down"

The Band - "Ain't Got No Home"
The Souvenirs - "Bump-de-Bump"
Dusty Springfield - "Willie & Laura Mae Jones"
Mavis Staples - "Down in Mississippi"
Tommy Bolin - "Bustin' Out for Rosie"

The Blues Cellar:

George Jackson - "Catfish Blues"
Ma Rainey - "Leaving This Morning"
Henry Johnson - "Be Glad When Your Dead"
Mance Lipscomb - "When Death Come Creeping in Your Room"
Stu Ramsey & Chicago Slim - "Standin' Around Cryin'"

Andy Cameron - "I Want to Be a Punk Rocker"
Patty Smith - "Perfect Day"
Roger Tillison - "Nobody's Lover"
Seatrain - "Oh My Love"

Artist Focus: John Sebastian & The Lovin' Spoonful

The Even Dozen Jug Band - "Evolution Mama"
The Lovin' Spoonful - "Darling Companion"
Off the Record: John Sebastian talks about "Do You Believe in Magic?"
The Lovin' Spoonful - "Darlin' Be Home Soon"
The Lovin' Spoonful - "Six O'Clock"
John Sebastian - "What She Thinks About"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Friday, April 20, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 4/19/07

Intro: "241" - Reel Big Fish

The Escorts - "You'll Get No Lovin' That Way"
The Kit Kats - "Won't Find Better Than Me"
The Ugly Ducklings - "Do What You Want"
Steve Purdy & the Studs - "The Weed"
Figures of Light - "It's Lame"
The Rolling Stones - "Jigsaw Puzzle"
Stalk-Forrest Group - "What is Quicksand?"
Dennis Wilson - "What's Wrong"
Slade - "Wonderin' Y"
Cheap Trick - "Taxman, Mr. Thief"

FOUND!!!: Welcome - "All Set"

Vanilla Fudge - "Take Me for a Little While"
Roky Erickson - "Birds'd Crash"
The Pink Fairies - "X-Ray"
The Blackwood Apology - "Dixie and the War"
Townes Van Zandt - "Hunger Child Blues"
Dwight Twilley - "Remedies"

The Blues Cellar:

Jimmy Reed - "I Ain't Got You"
Blind Willie Johnson - "Mother's Children Have a Hard Time"
Snooks Eaglin - "Looking for a Woman"
"Wild Child" Butler - "Rent Money Gone Again"
Boy Blue, Joe Lee, Darrell Walker - "Joe Lee's Rock"

Wildman Fisher - "Do the Wildman"
The Kings - "It's the LCB"
The Kingsmen - "The Waiting"
The Stitches - "I'm Lookin' for You Baby"
The Try Cerz - "Almost There"
The Cowsills - "Is It Any Wonder"
The Kinks - "A Gallon of Gas"
Fanny - "Solid Gold"
The Grassroots - "Hot Bright Lights"
The Bush - "Sit Down, Shut Up (Don't Talk)"
Luxury - "Green Hearts"
New Heavenly Blue - "Nebulon Possessed"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 4/12/07

Intro: "241" - Reel Big Fish

The Byrds - "It Won't Be Long"
Green - "Where Have I Been?"
The Victors - "One More Time"
The Band - "Katie's Been Gone"
Black Merda - "Ashamed"
Little Feat - "Snakes on Everything"
Todd Rundgren - "Devil's Bite"
Warren Zevon - "Tenderness On the Block"
Bob Dylan - "Meet Me in the Morning"
Manfred Mann - "L.S.D."

FOUND!!!: The Breakers DK - "Tried So Hard"

Lou Reed - "I'm So Free"
Appaloosa - "Rosalie"
The Masked Maurauders - "More or Less Hudson's Bay Again"
The Rolling Stones - "Monkey Man"

The Blues Cellar:

L.C Green - "Remember Way Back"
Esther Mae Scott - "Gulf Coast Blues"
Johnny Young & Big Walter - "Ring About My Heart"
R.L. Burnside - "Come On In"
One String Sam - "I Need $100)

Green - "At the Time"
Small Faces - "All or Nothing"
Off the Record: Conversation with Randy Bachman about "American Woman"

Artist Focus: Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield - "Burned" (1966)
Buffalo Springfield - "My Kind of Love" (1967)
Buffalo Springfield - "Special Care" (1968)
Poco - "Pickin' Up the Pieces" (1969)
Crosby, Stills, and Nash - "Long Time Gone"
Neil Young - "Tell Me Why" (1971)
The Souther Hillman Furay Band - "Falling in Love" (1974)

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Lost & Found playlist for 4/5/07

Intro: "241" - Reel Big Fish

The Byrds - "So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star"
The Arrows - "I Love Rock and Roll"
Badfinger - "I Can Love You"
Roky Erickson & the Aliens - "Mine Mine Mind"
Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
Aum - "Little Brown Hen"
Status Quo - "Don't Waste My Time"
Asylum Choir - "Indian Style"
Silver Apples - "Again"
Blue Cheer - "Out of Focus"

FOUND!!!: Giant Skyflower Band - "Oh Mary Green"

Neil Young - "On the Way Home"
Tim Buckley - "It Happens Every Time"
Alzo - "Country"
Mott the Hoople - "Sweet Angeline"
Glenda Collins - "It's Hard to Believe"
The Nite Owls - "Something You Got"

The Blues Cellar:

Joseph Spence - "The Glory of Love"
Big Jay McNeely - "You Don't Have to Go"
Eddie Taylor - "If You Don't Want Me Baby"
Turner Parrish - "Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More"
Arbee Stidham - "Let Me Love You"

Jerry Moore - "Winds of Change"
Clydie King - "I Can't Go On Without Love"
Stephen Stills - "Go Back Home"
The Appletree Theatre - "Hightower Square"
Poco - "Keep On Tryin"
The Dirty Angels - "Who Does She Do"
Joan Armatrading - "Woncha Come On Home"
Eclection - "Mark Time"
Van Morrison - "He Ain't Give You None"

Outro: "Yegelle Tetzeta" - Mulatu Astake