Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Soul Gem is up...

see y'all in a few weeks when I return from California for the June 12th show. Have no fear, though, as I promise to bring PUHLENTY of music back from the left coast. Promise.



Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lost & Found playlist for 5/22/08

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

Background music for the show: Benga - Diary of An Afro Warrior

Doris Troy - "Time"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Try My Love Again"
The Barons - "Some Kind of Fool"
The Falcons - "I Found a Love"
Nathaniel Mayer & His Fabulous Twilights - "Summertime"

Benny Turner - "Love Me"
Marilyn Barbarin - "Reborn"
The Showstoppers - "Do You Need My Love"
Stevie Wonder - "You Met Your Match"
Sugar Billy - "Don't Wait, Come to Me"

Baby Lloyd - "I Need Love"
Dan Greer - "Thanks to You"
Swamp Dogg - "Remember I Said Tomorrow"
The Ohio Untouchables - "I'm Tired"
Brenton Wood - "I Want Love"

The Volcanos - "Storm Warning"
Marvin Gaye - "It's a Desperate Situation"
Jackie Mittoo - "Right Track"
Willie Parker - "You Got Your Finger in My Eye"
Jimmy "Soul" Clarke - "Sweet Darlin'"

Arthur Conley - "Complication #4"
Charlie Whitehead - "Predicament #3"
Major Lance - "Sweet Music"
Joe Tex - "She Said Yeah"
The Fi-Dels - "Try a Little Harder"

King Floyd - "What Our Love Needs"
Pieces of Peace - "Flunky for Your Love"
C.L. Smith - "What's the Matter Baby"
Unknown - "If You're Not With the One You Love"
Merle Spears - "It's Just a Matter of Time"

Marlene Shaw - "California Soul"
Eddie Floyd - "California Girl"
Eddie Hazel - "California Dreamin'"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Soul Gem!

Up and streaming.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lost & Found playlist for 5/15/08

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

Background music for the show: The Art of Noise - "daft"

James Brown - "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open the Door I'll Get It Myself) Pt. 1"
Mary Jane Hooper - "Let My Past Go"
Brothers Unlimited - "Got to Get Over"
The Incredibles - "Standing Here Crying"
The O'Kaysions - "Girl Watcher"

Dusty Spring field - "I'll Be Faithful"
The Marvelows - "I Do"
Little Charles & the Sidewinders - "Please Open Up the Door"
Archie Bell & the Drells - "Love Will Rain On You"
Baby Ray - "There's Something On Your Mind"

Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves - "(Doin' the) Boom Boom"
Wilson Pickett - "Let's Get An Understanding"
Doug Anderson - "Mama, Here Comes the Preacher"
Chocolate Milk - "Action Speaks Louder Than Words"
Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers - "Shout Bamalama"

Bobby Freeman - "Everybody's Got a Hang Up"

Percy Sledge - "Stop the World Tonight"
Nathan Williams - "Reaching Higher"
ZZ Hill - "Touch 'Em With Love"
Bobby Lester - "I Got a Feeling"

The Falcons - "Girl of My Dreams"
Aretha Franklin - "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"
Marvin Gaye - "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"
The Swinging Tigers - "Snake Walk, t. 1"
The Bagdads - "Push Me Baby"

Tommy Tate - "School of Life"
Arthur Conley - "I'll Take the Blame"
George Perkins - "Baby You Saved Me"
Garnet Mimms - "Prove It to Me"
Little Jerry Williams - "There Ain't Enough Love"

Kenny Carter - "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me"
Lee Moses - "Time and Place"
Brooks O'Dell - "You Better Make Up Your Mind"
Barbara Lynn - "This Is the Thanks I Get"
O.V. Wright & the Keys - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
Benny Turner - "Come Back Home"
Fontella Bass - "I Need to Be Loved"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Soul Gem of the Week...

is streamin'.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Lost & Found playlist for 5/8/08

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

Background music for the show: Larry Young - Unity

Cliff Nobles - "My Love Is Getting Stronger"
The Persuaders - "Thigh Spy"
Soul Brothers Six - "I'll Be Loving You"
Billy Butler - "My Sweet Woman"
The O'Jays - "I Dig Your Act"

The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Love Land"
Joe Tex - "You Need Me, Baby"
Mary Wells - "Can't You See (You're Losing Me)"
Barbara & the Browns - "Watch Dog"
Barbara Lynn - "That's the Thanks I Get"

Otis Redding - "Tennessee Waltz"
Syl Johnson - "Any Way the Wind Blows"
Eddie McGee - "What Made You Change Your Mind?"
Timmy Thomas - "You're the Song I've Always Wanted to Sing"
Ben Monroe - "Since You Came Into My Life"

Billy Paul - "Am I Black Enough For You?"
Larry Williams - "Wake Up"
Hank Ballard - "Blackenized"
George Soule - "Get Involved"
Eugene Kemp - "The Power Is Gone"

A look at the Numero Group record label

From the Numero Group website:
Enter the Numero Group. Founded by Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier, and Ken Shipley in 2003, the three self-proclaimed "record obsessives" decided to approach the record business backwards. No corporate hierarchy; no company stationary. Just a big pile of music that no one had ever heard of.

The mission was simple: to dig deep into the recesses of our record collections with the goal of finding the dustiest gems begging to be released from their exile on geek street. No longer would $500 singles sit in a temperature-controlled room dying for a chance to be played. No more would the artists, writers, and entrepreneurs who made these records happen go unknown and unappreciated.

Numero releases are sound with substance, living at the nexus of song and story. Scrupulously researched, painstakingly re-mastered, and with an attention to detail that is unmatched in the reissue field, the end result is a top-of-the-line compact disc.

There is no "Numero" sound; instead, Numero offers an aesthetic. A shelf of Numero discs feels less like a "record collection" and more like a library. The library to date is a mix of thrift shop soul, skinny tie pop, Belizean funk, and hillbilly gospel. Numero makes records for people who may have everything from indigenous Central American drumming to Canadian chanteuses stacked next to their CD players.
Marion Black - "Who Knows"
The Arrows - "We Have Love"
The Web - "The Same Old Me"
Them Two - "Am I a Good Man?"
Edd Henry - "Your Replacement is Here"

Universal Jubileers - "Childhood Days"
Lon Rogers & the Soul Blenders - "Too Good to Be True"
George McGregor & the Bronzettes -
"Temptation is Hard to Fight"
Dry Bread - "Words to My Song"
Eddie Ray - "You Got Me"

Patrizia & Jimmy - "Trust Your Child, Pt. 1"
Snoopy Dean - "Your Love Won't Let Me Leave You"
Bonnie Freeman - "Does He Really Mean It?"
The Soul Messengers - "Junky Baby"

The Numero Group "digital dig"

: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

New Soul Gem of the Week is up.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lost & Found playlist for 5/1/08

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

Background music for the show: John Coltrane - Lush Life

Otis Redding - "Remember Me"
Madeline Bell - "Ain't Gonna Cry No More"
The Sharps - "Have Love Will Travel"
Little Richard - "Talking 'Bout Soul"
Inez & Charlie Foxx - "(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days"

The Falcons - "I'm a Fool, I'm in Love"
The Jewels - "Opportunity"
Jerry Williams - "Shipwrecked"
Tommy Ridgley - "In the Same Old Way"
The Rockateers - "Feed My Baby Poison"

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In"
Lynn Varnado - "Tell Me What's Wrong"
Mel & Tim - "Good Guys Only Win in the Movies"
Ernie & the Top Notes - "Dap Walk"
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves - "Stake Your Claim"

Soul Messengers & the Spirit of Israel - "Burn Devil Burn"
Labi Siffre - "The Vulture"
Eric Mercury - "Enter My Love"
Sugar Billy - "Don't Wait, Come to Me"
Tommy Hunt - "I Need A Woman of My Own"

Jean Knight - "Mr. Big Stuff"
Jimmy Hicks - "I'm Mr. Big Stuff"
Tomorrow's Children - "Sister Big Stuff"
Vicki Anderson - "I'm Too Tough for Mr. Big Stuff"
Jean Knight - "You Think You're Hot Stuff"

Lee Dorsey - "My Old Car"
The Cosmic Rays w/ Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Daddy Gonna Tell You No Lies"
Jimmy Church - "Know Your Own Heart"
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves - "I'll Roll With You"
Clarence Reid - "Let the Soul Sounds Play"

Barbara & the Browns - "I'm Gonna Start a War"
Cannibal & the Headhunters - "Devil in Disguise"
Roy Tann - "Drivers License, Please"
Lee 'Shot' Williams - "Checking Out"
C & the Shells - "On the Way Home"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers