Friday, December 18, 2009

The Best 32 Records of 2009

Hello, dear readers. Ok, once again I am putting my best of the year LPs out there for your ridicule. Seriously, there is something to recommend each and every one of these albums but don't take my word for it, go check a few of them out. If you don't want to buy them, I am sure the local library in your town has a few. Or, failing that, you lazy bastard, ask a friend if you can borrow their copy but remember, these are struggling, starving artists-not that Brittney Spears crap-so buying a copy directly from their website really is the best way to help them out. (Oh, btw the artist's name links to their website, if applicable.)

Additionally, on Wednesday, December 30th at 8 a.m. I will be doing a fill in on the Breakfast of Champions and I will be playing a track from as many as I can squeeze it. Don't miss it...

So, here now are the Best 32 Records of the Year (in no particular order, duh):

Alela Diane – To Be Still

El Goodo – Coyote

Justin Townes Earle – Midnight at the Movies

William Elliott Whitmore – Animals in the Dark

Death – …For the Whole World to See (Reissue)

Various Artists – Local Customs: Downriver Revival

The Devil Makes Three – Do Wrong Right

The Beautiful Confusion – S/T

Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle

Elliot Brood – Mountain Meadows

Tall Tall Trees – S/T

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens – What Have You Done, My Brother?

Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Coconut Rock

Scott H. Biram – Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever

(The) Nervous Rex – (The) World of…

The Lonely H – Concrete Class

The Von Ehrics – Loaded

The Only Sons – Steel Hearts

Mos Def – The Ecstatic

Lucero – 1372 Overton Park

Wooden Wand – “Born Bad”

Lee Fields & the Expressions – My World

It’s Elephant’s – Gets Along

Mexican Institute of Sound – Soy Sauce

Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free

The Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive

Dawes – North Hills

Poncho Sanchez – Psychedelic Blues

Various Artists – Light: On the South Side (Vinyl only)

Various Artists – Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other Worldly African-American Gospel

Joey Kneiser – The All-Night Bedroom Revival

The Blood Moons – S/T

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 12/17/09

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

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films, 1968-1972

The Essex - "Are You Going My Way"
The Rationals - "Feelin' Lost"
Johnny Copeland - "Down on Bended Knees"
Arthur McAllen - "Caroline"
The Soul Agents - "Don't Break It Up"

Lucille Span - "Woman's Lib"
Ann Sexton - "I Had a Fight With Love"
J.J. Jackson - "I Dig Girls"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
Ede Robin - "Dead"

Mud - "Lonely This Christmas"
Lonesome Lee - "Lonely Travelin'"
The Continentals - "Almost a Man"
Rev. Lonnie Farris - "Peace in the Valley"
Paintbox - "Get Ready for Love"

Marsha Gee - "Peanut Duck"
Eddie & Ernie - "Why Do You Treat Me the Way You Do?"
Preston Epps - "Love Is the Only Thing"

The Good Time Gospel Set:
Ada Richards - "I'm Drunk and Real High (In the Spirit of the Lord)"
Elder Beck - "Rock and Roll Sermon"
Golden Stars of Greenwood, SC - "Jesus's Blood"
Brother Willie Eason & His Gospel Guitar - "I Want to Live (So God Can Use Me)"

Eddie Hazel - "California Dreamin'"
Marie "Queenie" Lyons - "Snake in the Grass"
Brenton Wood - "Psychotic Reaction"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Road of Brokenhearted Men"
Z.Z. Hill - "It Ain't No Use"

Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"
Binky Griptite - "Stone Cold Christmas"
Percy Sledge - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
Cile Turner - "Crap Shootin' Sinner"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Coda for Christmas: "Christmas Must Be Tonight" - The Band

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 12/2/09

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

Background music for the show - Dexter Gordon - Doin' Alright

The Rolling Stones - "Connection"
Little Richard - "Everytime I Think About You"
Walter "Butterball" Davis - "Baby Watcha' Doin'?"
The Box Tops - "I Must Be the Devil"
The Chips - "Rubber Bisquit"

Aaron Neville - "You Don't Love Me Anymore"
Them - "Don't Look Back"
Nazz - "When I Get My Plane"
UFO - "Doctor, Doctor"
Alarcan - "Son (America, America)"

The Rumblers - "Night Scene"
Betty Padgett - "My Eyes Adore You"
Python Lee Jackson - "Big City Lights"
Gwen McCrae - "Don't Lead Me On"
Don Covay - "Love Is Sweeter (On the Other Side)"

Rufus Thomas - "Beer Cat"
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - "Rocket 88"

The Blues Cellar:
Roosevelt Sykes - "Dangerous Man"
Luther Johnson - "Love 'N' Trouble"
Lead Belly - "Easy Rider"
Albert King - "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
Otis Rush - "Can't Wait No Longer"

The Kinks - "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
Phil Marks & the Originals - "More Than One"
Zoot Sims - "Blinuet"
Donovan - "Season of the Witch"
The Monkees - "Good Clean Fun"

Larry Knight & the Upsetters - "Hurt Me"
Sam Bowie & the Blue Feelings - "(Think of) The Times We Had Together"
The Checkerboard Squares - "Double Cookin'"
Bobby Holland - "You Can't Have Your Cake"
Howard Churchill - "Bells Should Be Ringing"
Frankie Avalon - "Italiano"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 11/19/09

Intro: "Rock and Roll Show" - Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: John Coltrane - Side Steps

The Sonics - "Have Love Will Travel"
The Bush - "You're No Good"
Roky Erickson & the Aliens - "I Think Up Demons"
The Velvet Underground - "There She Goes Again"
The Try Cerz - "Almost There"

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - "Shifting Sands"
David Bowie - "Sound and Vision"
The Pretty Things - "Walking Through My Dreams"
Big Star - "My Life is Right"
The Kinks - "National Health"

T. Rex - "Hot Love"
Robert Palmer - "Woke Up Laughing"
Them - "Don't Look Back"
Cat Stevens - "Here Comes My Baby"
The Action - "Strange Roads"

Todd Rundgren - "Devil's Bite"
Robin Trower - "Too Rolling Stoned"
Jimi Hendrix - "Born Under a Bad Sign"
Boz Scaggs - "I'll Be Long Gone"
The Rolling Stones - "No Experience"

Clean Living - "Jubal's Blues Again"
The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito #2"
The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"
John Cale - "Paris 1919"
The Wailers - "Bama Lama Bama Loo"
The Kenne Highland Klan - "She's My Best Bette"

Elvis Presley - "Pocketful of Rainbows"
Ann-Margaret w/ Elvis Presley - "The Lady Loves Me"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I am up to $1,849.23 so far (that is my best ever)! Thanks, again, to everyone who pledged to my show.

Lost & Found playlist for 11/12/09

From WGBH:

In December, WGBH is bringing WCRB 99.5 into our family of noncommercial, listener-supported public broadcasting stations, a move that preserves full-time classical radio in Boston.

With the acquisition of 99.5, we are revising 89.7's schedule to develop a new service for our listeners that focuses on news, information, and analysis. And our classical music will move exclusively to 99.5, where we will continue the tradition of an all-classical format.

Although we are very proud of the Folk and Blues programming we have offered, and of the many contributions that WGBH and our hosts have made to these genres, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Blues on WGBH and Folk on WGBH. As we refocus the 89.7 schedule on news and information, it became apparent that it would not be possible to retain all of the non-news elements of our schedule. We have chosen to keep a select group of programs, like A Celtic Sojourn and A Prairie Home Companion that listeners cannot find elsewhere in Boston.

We are grateful to folk hosts Naomi Arenberg and Brad Paul, and blues host Brendan Hogan for sharing their passion, knowledge, and experience with listeners over the years.

Folk music fans can continue to find options on WUMB 91.9FM Boston, WNEF 91.7 FM Newburyport, WFPB 1170AM Orleans, WICN 90.5FM Worcester, WOMR 92.1FM Provincetown, or New Hampshire Public Radio. Blues fans can tune in to WUMB 91.9FM, WICN 90.5FM, WHRB 95.3FM, WZLX 100.7 FM, and WUML 91.5 FM.

We appreciate your support of our work and hope that you will enjoy the new offerings on 89.7 WGBH and 99.5 All Classical.
Huh, no mention of WMBR anywhere. That's ok, WGBH sucks and so does this decision. So, in honor of their stupidity today's Lost and Found was a tribute to the blues. See what they are missing ? I hope you enjoyed it.

Intro: "Hill Stomp" - Robert Belfour

Background music for the show: The Word - S/T

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Better Off with the Blues"
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson - "Wine-O-Baby Boogie"
CeDell Davis - "She's Got the Devil In Her"
Robert Johnson - "Phonograph Blues"
Ricky Allen - "No Better Time Than Now"

Otis Rush - "Me"
Jimmy Reed - "I'm Forty Upside Your Head"
Little Milton - "I Feel So Bad"
K.C. Douglas - "Mercury Boogie"
Eddie Boyd - "Ain't Doin' Too Bad"

Buddy Guy - "Watch Yourself"
Howlin' Wolf - ".44"
Booker T. Laury - "Early in the Morning"
Charles Brown - "Trouble Blues"
H-Bomb Ferguson - "Hot Kisses"

Willie Dixon - "If the Sea Was Whiskey"
Otis Spann - "Riverside Blues"
Andrew Brown - "You Made Me Suffer"
Bessie Smith - "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - "I Love You, Baby"
Smoky Babe - "I'm Broke and I'm Hungry"

Bee Houston - "You Think I'm Your Good Thing"
Slim Harpo - "Still Raining in My Heart"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Black, Brown, and White"
Victory Spivey - "You're My Man"
R.L. Burnside - "Sat Down on My Bed and Cried"

B.B. King - "Please Set a Date"
Albert King - "Wrapped Up in Love Again"
Freddie King - "Goin' Down"
Muddy Waters - "Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone?"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"

Lightnin' Hopkins - "Goin' Back to Florida"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Thursday's Lost & Found is dedicated to the blues.

Since WGBH is too dumb to realize how important keeping folk and blues programing is, we here at WMBR will take up the standard. This Thursday for the first time ever on the Thursday L&F all blues are coming at ya! If you have a request, shoot me an email at or

See you then!


Monday, November 09, 2009

Fundaising playlist and total of donations to date...

First, and most importantly, a hearty thanks to everyone who even thought about calling and pledging to the show. I know times are tough and I am grateful to all the contributors near and far. The total, so far, is $1,749.23. If you missed the show itself and you'd still like to pledge you can call the station at 617-253-8810 and tell them that you are pledging to the Thursday Lost & Found or go to and pledge online (just make sure you select Thursday Lost & Found from the drop down menu). Thank! Thank! Thank! I am so humbled by your collective generosity. - CV

Lost & Found playlist for 11/5/09

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

The Falcons - "I'm a Fool, I Must Love You"
Don Covay - "Money"
Raphel Saadiq - "Sure Hope You Mean It"
Young-Holt Unlimited - "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy"
Ian & the Zodiacs - "No Money, No Honey"
Lee Moses - "Time and Place"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Money"
James Brown - "Money Won't Change You"

Found Song of the Week: Lee Fields & the Expressions - "Money I$ King"

Little Richard - "Money Is"
Eddie & Ernie - "Bullets Don't Have Eyes"
The Kinks - "The Moneygoround"
Dennis Brown - "Money in My Pocket"

The Blues Cellar: John Lee Hooker - "Love Money Can't Buy"

The Ink Spots - "With Plenty of Money and You"
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Love Land"
Tommy Ridgley - "I Want Some Money, Honey"
Little Richard - "Money Honey"
Jesse Gee - "Don't Mess With My Money"

Outro: The Remains - "Thank You"

Playlist for Friday Lost & Found on 11/6/09

w/ guest d.j. Larry Azrin

The Meters - "Cissy Strut"
Archie Bell & the Drells - "There's Gonna Be a Showdown"
Major Lance - "It Ain't No Use"
Jackie Wilson (w/ LaVern Baker) - "Think Twice"
The Meters - "Look-Ka Po-Po"
Barbara Lynn - "This Is the Thanks I Get"
Joe Simon - "Nine Pounds of Steel"
Kool & the Gang - "Chocolate Buttermilk"
The Savages - "The World Ain't Round, It's Square"
The Third Bardo - "I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time"
The Challengers - "Walk, Don't Run"
The Challengers - "K-39"
The Wailers - "Out of Our Time"
The Sonics - "Boss Hoss"
Maxwell Davis - "Super Chase"
The Sorrows - "Come With Me"
The Alan Bown Set - "Headline News"
Manassas - "Tan Sola Y Triste"
Watermelon - "Watermelon Rock"
The Easybeats - "You Said That"
Sir Douglas Quintet - "Love Don't Treat Me Fair"
The Tams - "Untie Me"
The Challengers - "Mr. Moto"
The Challengers - "Collision Course"
The Monks - "Monk Time"
The Rising Suns - "Faster Than the Speed of Light"
The Shakers - "Wonderful Ends"
Peppermint Circus - "I Won't Be There"
Maxwell Davis - "Batman Theme"
Maxwell Davis - "Lotta Trouble"
The Lancastrians - "Lonely Mob"
Grumbleweeds - "Hey Babe, Follow Me"
The Meters - "Sophisticated Cissy"
Grupo 606 - "Busco Vo Camino"
Lam Young - "Lessons for Life"
P.M. Pocket Music - "Back Toi Moi"
Koura - "Hadjme Khali"
The Loving Darks - "Complicado"
The Challengers - "Surf Arizona"
Tim Buckley - "No Man Can Find the Way"
Santo & Johnny - "Sleep Walk"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Hi folks,

You listen, you learn about music, you get free stuff from me like tickets, cds, and books 51 weeks a year, so would you please, please, please, please give me a ring on Thursday from 12 - 2 pm to support the Thursday Lost and Found in particular and WMBR in general?


You can pledge on line at if you'd prefer.

Thanks a million,


Monday, November 02, 2009

Holy smokes!!!

Man-o-manischewitz (!) would I love to get this:

Various Artists - Fire In My Bones, Tompkins Square

No matter how hip your church is, chances are Sunday morning never sounds like this. Subtitled “Raw, Rare, and Otherworldly African-American Gospel (1944-2007),’’ this superb three-disc compilation of sonic salvation unearths nearly four hours of hellfire gospel shakes and shouts. Remastered to capture the electricity of the originals, the 80 songs are drawn from front-porch solos, fife and drum groups, studio grooves, and full-congregation choirs. Whether infused with down-home grunge or spinning a high-wire funk trance while spreading good-news sermons, each track has a gritty majesty all its own. Three songs in the middle of the set are typical of its stir of religious ruckus: Sister Golda Haynes lending spry piano boogie to “The Truth in the Gospel’’ (1950); the Rayburn Brothers’ grand, gurgling slide on “Walk With Me’’ (1974); and the soul-stomping Abraham Brothers spiraling upward on a heavenly “Spirit of the Lord’’ (1962). Then there’s “So Soon’’ (1964), featuring the brawny voice of Little Ax, who spent her singing career disguised as a man. And Black Diamond’s evangelical guitar work with the Rev. Charles White, who sang “How Long’’ (1948) while playing water bucket and tin funnel.
Thanks to the Boston Globe for the write up.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 10/29/09

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

Background music for the show: Oliver Nelson - Blues and the Abstract Truth

The Vibrations - "Talking 'Bout Love"
Jackie Wilson - "I Still Love You"
Isaac Taylor - "Just Another Man"
Nathaniel Mayer & the Fabulous Twilights - "I Want a Woman"
Colly Williams - "We'll Make It Someday"

The Falcons - "Good Good Feelings"
The Third Guitar - "Sad Girl"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "I Will Never Trust Love Again"
Robert Parker - "Caught You in a Lie"
Detroit, Jr. - "Young Blood"

Doris Duke - "Business Deal"
Aretha Franklin - "At Last"
Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"
The Patterson Twins - "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right"
The Satin Kings - "Mathilda"

Eddie Giles - "Baby, Be Mine"
The Four Thoughts - "Kisses and Roses"
Otis Redding - "Treat Her Right"

The Blues Cellar:
James Cotton - "The Mule"
Slim Harpo - "Dynamite"
Leroy Carr - "It's Too Short"
Harmonica Williams w/ Little Freddie King - "Born Dead"
The J. Geils Band - "I'm Not Rough"

O.V. Wright - "Drowning on Dry Land"
The Royal Five - "Boston Boogaloo"
Sonny Wimberly & the Sunglows - "Moe and Joe"
Mulatu Astatke - "Kasalefkut Hulu"
The Invictas - "Gone So Long"

Herb Johnson & the Impacts - "I'm So Glad"
The Purify Brothers - "We're Finally Gonna Make It"
Gene Woodbury - "Ever Again"
George Jackson - "You Gotta Have Soul"
Norma Jenkins - "Me, Myself, and I"

Aaron Neville - "Reality"
Swamp Dogg - "Shipwrecked"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 10/22/09

Intro: Ray Ellsworth - "Rock and Roll Show"

Background music for the show: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians

Robin Trower - "Day of the Eagle"
Pisces - "Circle of Time"
Roger Bloom's Hammer - "Polly Pan"
Jimmy Cross - "I Want My Baby Back"
Karl Stuart & the Profiles - "Love of My Eyes"

King Crimson - "Elephant Talk"
Moby Grape - "Mr. Blues"
Found Song of the Week: "Keep Her on the Line" - The Moondoggies
George Harrison - "If Not For You"
Jim Ford - "Sounds of Our Time"

Steppenwolf - "Snow Blind Friend"
Little Richard - "If You Pick Her too Hard(She Comes Out of Tune)"
Warren Zevon - "Lawyers, Guns, and Money"
Robert Palmer - "How Much Fun"

The Blues Cellar:
Cedric Burnside & Lightinin' Malcolm - "Stay Here in Your Arms"
Jimmy Reed - "Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth"
Little Milton - "Blind Man"
Blind Lemon Jefferson - "That Growling Baby Blues"
B.B. King - "Until I'm Dead and Cold"

Nazz - "Forget All About It"
The Kinks - "Mountain Woman"
Faces - "Band 'n' Ruin"
Chico Magnetic Band - "My Sorrow"
The Factory - "Path Through the Forest"

The Rolling Stones - "Moonlight Mile"
Townes Van Zandt - "Waiting Around to Die"
J.D. Blackfoot - "I've Never Seen You"
Creme Soda - "Keep It Heavy"
Larry Williams - "She Said Yeah"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A few notes...

Hi listeners,

I have a few notes I'd like to pass on to you since I wasn't on the air last week and this stuff isn't really the kind of thing one announces on the air.

1) I was so ill last week that I couldn't do the show. Sorry if you tuned in and I wasn't there but I am grateful to Wayne for filling in for me.

2) If you come to the website, would you please, please, please leave a comment at the end of the post your are looking at? Even if it just says "checking the playlist for today?" The reason I ask is that it looks like my listeners on the internet are not tuning in with as much regularity anymore and I really need a sense that the stuff I play on Thursdays is still worth it. Is it too much with Wayne doing essentially the similar show on Wednesdays? Anyway, what I am asking is just for a little feedback as I am starting to feel that the Lost & Found thing might not be for me anymore so before I do anything I'd like to hear from some of the listeners. Any and all comments greatly appreciated.

3) I was serious today on the air about locating Ms. Doris Duke. Assuming that she is still alive, wouldn't it be amazing to track her down and see what she is up to today? I could use some help with this so if you'd like to get involved, shoot me an email at the address to the right.

Stay cool and see you next week for rock 'n' roll Thursday...


Lost & Found playlist for 10/15/09

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

Background music for the show: Russian Circles - Geneva

Gino Washington - "Now You're Lonely"
Fontella Bass - "I Can't Rest"
Oscar Weathers - "Bad Weather"
Tom Tumbleweed - "Tumble Down"
Harry Caldwell - "Please Come Back"

Phillip & the Faithfuls - "What'cha Gonna Do"
Curby Goggins - "Come Home to Daddy"
Bill Horton - "I Wanna Know"
The Jones Brothers - "So Much Love"
Luther Ingram - "Oh Baby Don't You Weep"

Millie Jackson - "I Cry"
Doris Duke - "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
Jimmy Lewis - "I Intend to Take Your Place"
Haran Griffin - "No Time to Lose"
Lady Margo - "This is My Prayer"

Robert Parker - "Barefootin'"
Eddie & Ernie - "Bullets Don't Have Eyes"

The Blues Cellar:
Asie Payton - "Livin' in So Much Pain"
J.B. Hutto - "Letter From My Baby"
Percy Mayfield - "Black Coffee"
Otis Rush - "You're Killing My Love"
James Kind - "California Lady"

Black Sugar - "Too Late"
Russel Cohen y La New Yorkers - "I'm Gonna Leave You"
Alfedo Linares y Su Sonora - "Boogaloo Girl"
Tippie & the Clovers - "The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said)"
Eva Larse - "Every Now and Then"

Joe Tex - "Keep the One You Got"
Bunny Sigler - "For Cryin' Out Loud"
George & Greer - "To Me It's Storming"
Lee Williams & the Cymbals - "Peepin' (Through the Window)"
James Carr - "That's What I Want to Know"

Ted Taylor - "Be Ever Wonderful"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 10/1/09

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

Background music for the show: Wynton Marsalis - Standards & Ballads

Toussaint McCall - "Baby, You've Got It"
Eddie & Ernie - "It's a Beautiful World"
Tony Clarke - "Landslide"
Lee Rogers - "Our Love is More"
Johnny Nash - "It's No Good for Me"

Solomon Burke - "That Lucky Old Sun"
Ben E. King - "What Can a Man Do"
Louis Howard - "Comin' Home"
The Orientals - "Soul Aren't You Thrilled?"
Mel Vena Allen - "If I Were an Orange"

Found Song of the Week: "Make Her Mine" - Mayer Hawthorne, A Strange Arrangement, 2009 Stones Throw

Doris Duke - "I Don't Care Anymore"
Gloria Walker - "When My Baby Cries"
The Fiestas - "The Gypsy Said"
Eddie Bo - "Love Has Been Good"

The Caravans - "Walk Around Heaven All Day"
Jimmy Jules - "Nothing Will Ever Change (This Love of Mine)"
The Classics - "Honey Bee"

The Blues Cellar:
Magic Sam - "What Have I Done Wrong?"
Bee Houston - "You Think I'm Your Good Thing"
L.C. Robinson - "Things' So Bad in California"
Snooky Pryor - "Wrapped in Sin"
Junior Parker - "Just Like a Fish"

Gino Washington - "Out of this World"
The Steelers - "Get It From the Bottom"
Darrell Banks - "Forgive Me"
Norman B. Washington - "You've Been Cheating"
C.L. Blast - "Got to Find Someone"

Jimmy Frazier - "Of Hopes, Dreams, and Tombstones"
Lee Dorsey - "Here Comes the Hurt Again"
The Webs - "It's So Hard to Break a Heart"
The Persians - "Gee, What a Girl"
Kenny Gamble - "Standing in the Shadows"

The Chandeliers - "Double Love"
The Cookies - "I Never Dreamed"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 9/24/09

Intro: "Rock and Roll Show" - Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: Clark Terry Quintet - Serenade to a Bus Seat

Jake Holmes - "How Are You"
Honeybus - "She's Out There"
The Hollies - "You Need Love"
The Action - "Come Around"
The Scramblers - "250 Scrambler"

Todd Rundgren - "Long Flowing Dress"
Top Drawer - "Time Passes Too Quickly"
The Barbarians - "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?"
The Box Tops - "Since I've Been Gone"
The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"

Clean Living - "In Heaven There Is No Beer"
Poco - "Pickin' Up the Pieces"
Godz - "May You Never Be Alone"
The Flatlanders - "Going Away"
Henry Flynt & the Insurrections - "Goodbye Wall St."

Velvet Night - "Velvet Night"
Under Milkwood - "Sandwiches Rock 'n' Roll"

The Blues Cellar:
Lightnin' Slim - "Good Morning Heartaches"
Sam Lay - "Cryin' for My Baby"
J.D. Short - "Too Much Wine"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Open Up the Door"
Silas Hogan - "Airport Blues"

Bruce Springsteen - "Adam Raised a Cain"
George Harrison - "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"
Van Morrison - "He Ain't Give You Noon"
The Uniques - "Not Too Long Ago"
Silver Metre - "Now They've Found Me (Ballad of a Well Known Gun)"

Mott the Hoople - "Honaloochie Boogie"
Morning Dew - "Crusader's Smile"
Space Opera - "Blue Ridge Mountains"
Audience - "Waverley Stage Coach"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 9/17/09

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

Background music for the show: Kenny Burrell - Bluesy Burrell

Israel Tolbert - "Darling I Love You"
Johnny Newbag - "Sweet Thing"
Tommy Ridgley - "In the Same Old Way"
L.T. & the Soulful Dynamics - "Everybody Needs Somebody"
Maggie Bell - "After Midnight"

The Blue Notes - "Sweetheart from Venezuela"
Sam Cooke - "Teenage Sonata"
The Manigault Specials - "Be What You Are"
Linda Lyndell - "Bring Your Love Back to Me"
Ray Gant & the Arabian Knights - "I Need a True Love"

Wilson Pickett - "Give Your Lovin' Right Now"
Lee Moses - "Bad Girl, Pt. 2"
Spencer Wiggins - "I'm a Poor Man's Son"
Bobby Womack - "Looking for a Love"
Swamp Dogg - "There Ain't Enough Love"

Don Hollinger - "Let Him Go"
Tony Borders - "You Better Believe It"
Essau Isaacs - "Baby Man"
Paul Smith - "I'll Run"

The Good Time Gospel Set:
Clarence Fountain - "Sending Up My Timber"
The Expressions of Faith - "Forgive Me Lord"
The Gospel Keynotes - "Jesus You've Been Good To Me"
Tommy Ellison & the Five Singing Stars - "Been In the Storm Too Long"
Mahalia Jackson - "Walk Over God's Heaven"

Rosco Gordon - "Just a Little Bit"
Prince Ella & Sidney Jones - "Baby Sugar I Love You"
The Snapshots - "I Need You"
Commands - "No Time for You"
The Shangri-Las - "Out in the Street"

El Anthony - "We've Been in Love Too Long"
Otis Redding - "Pounds and Hundreds"
The Soul Believers w/ the Dapps - "I Don't Want Nobody's Troubles"
Jackie Wilson - "(My Love Is) Growing Tall"
Leon Peterson - "Now You're On Your Own"

Ella Keys - "What Have You Got to Offer Me"
Arthur Conley - "Take Me (Just As I Am)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Annex.

Yeah, I don't really know what it is supposed to be either but I will be filling in on the Annex on Friday from 4 - 5:30. Real. Good. Music.

See you then.


Lost & Found playlist for 9/10/09

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

Background music for the show: Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan - Two of a Kind

Tommy Hunt - "Never Love a Robin"
Aaron Neville - "You Don't Love Me Anymore"
Lee Brackett - "Save a Foolish Man"
The Enjoyables - "Shame"
Henry Lumpkin - "I've Got a Notion"

Arlean Brown - "I'm a Streaker Baby"
The Jive Five - "Crying Like a Baby"
Spencer Wiggins - "Lonely Man"
Andre Williams & the Lancers - "Black Bull"
The Chips - "Rubber Bisquit"
Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents - "I Wouldn't Come Back"

Marvin Gaye - "A Desperate Situation"
The Drifters - "When My Little Girl is Smiling"
Syl Johnson - "Dresses Too Short"
Doris Duke - "I Don't Know How (To Fall Out of Love With You)"
Arthur Conley - "I'm Gonna Forget About You"

Jimmy Ruffin - "Don't Feel Sorry for Me"
King Curtis - "But It's Alright"
Don Hart & James Shorter - "It's In My Mind"
Baby Charles - "This Time"
Lee Fields - "Love Comes and Goes"

Ricky Allen - "No Better Time Than Now"
Jerry Williams, Jr. - "Run Run Roadrunner"
The Unemployed - "They Won't Let Me"
The Platters - "Sweet Sweet Lovin'"
Bobby Cook & the Explosions - "Untitled Jam"

Delroy Wilson - "Find Yourself Another Girl"
The Dells - "Run for Cover"
Al Green - "Get Yourself Together"
Moses Smith - "The Girl Across the Street"
Otis Smith - "Baby, I Love You"

Darrell Banks - "I'm Gonna Hang My Head and Cry"
Barbara Lynn - "This Is the Thanks I Get"
George McGregor & the Bronzettes - "Temptation Is So Hard to Fight"
Eddie Daye & the 4 Bars - "What Am I Gonna Do?"
Jimmy Jules - "Just One More Time"

Lady Margo - "This Is My Prayer"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 9/3/09

Intro: "Rock and Roll Show" - Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: Chris Joss - Sticks

Big Star - "Sepember Gurls"
White Witch - "Walk On"
The Rockets - "Hole in My Pocket"
The Dragons - "Food for My Soul"
EasyChair* - "Black & White"

McGuiness Flint - "Friends of Mine"
Hall & Oates - "When the Morning Comes"
Todd Rundgren - "Izzat Love?"
The Love Affair - "Back in Your Life Again"
Warren Zevon - "Excitable Boy"

Found Song of the Week: The Dutchess & The Duke - "Back to Me"
Kris Kristofferson - "Blame It on the Stones"
The Rolling Stones - "Time Waits for No One"
Dennis Wilson - "Wild Situation"
Van Duren - "Chemical Fire"

Missus Beastly - "Decision"

The Blues Cellar:
Otis Spann - "I'm a Dues Payin' Man"
Junior Wells - "Snatch It Back and Hold It"
Mathew "Hogman" Maxley - "Stagolee"
Arbee Stidham - "Let Me Love You"
Muddy Waters - "'Unk' in Funk"

The Fireman - "Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight"
The Monks - "There She Walks"
Los Saicos - "Come On"
Giles, Giles, & Fripp - "She Is Loaded"
The Zombies - "Care of Cell 44"

The Kinks - "Schooldays"
Don Nix - "Amos Burke"
Tony Joe White - "Don't Steal My Love"
Mott the Hoople - "Original Mixed-Up Kid"
Goose Creek Symphony - "The Gospel"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

* Thanks to a listener for pointing out that this Easy Chair is not the Pacific Northwest band Easy Chair. Nor is it the other Pacific Northwest band Easy Chair. This Easy Chair, in fact, a band from Wisconsin who are still together and still making music. Kudos to Easy Chair for making onto a show about 60's and 70's rock. I can't imagine how I got confused?!?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

R.I.P. Marie Knight

August 31, 2009

1940s Gospel Legend Marie Knight Dies in NYC at 84

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gospel legend Marie Knight has died in New York City at age 84. She came to prominence while touring with Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the 1940s and singing hits such as ''Beams of Heaven.''

Her manager, Mark Carpentieri, says she died Sunday at a Harlem nursing home of complications from pneumonia.

Knight was raised in Newark, N.J. She began touring the national gospel circuit with evangelist Frances Robinson.

In 1946, she partnered with Tharpe. The two became the most popular gospel artists of the 1940s with hits including ''Didn't it Rain'' and ''Up Above My Head.'' They toured throughout the 1950s.

Knight began a comeback in 2002, working on a tribute to Tharpe. In 2007, her manager's M.C. Records company released ''Let Us Get Together,'' her first full-length album in more than 25 years.


You say you don't know her music? Take a listen:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 8/27/09

The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul (with apologies to Otis Redding)

*The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul continues with vinyl from T-Z!*

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Texas Funk

Tavares - "Wish You Were With Me Mary"
Johnny Taylor - "That Bone"
Ted Taylor - "Only the Lonely Knows"
The Temptations - "Since I've Lost You"
Joe Tex - "I'll Never Do You Wrong"

Irma Thomas - "Look Up"
Joe Thomas - "Chitlins & Cuchifritos"
Sonny Til & the Orioles - "I'll Be Satisfied"
Oscar Toney, Jr. - "Down in Texas"
Tower of Power - "Clever Girl"

The Trammps - "Hold Back the Night"
The T.S.U. Tornadoes - "What Am I Good For?"
The Turner Brothers - "Running in the Rain"
Ike Turner - "You Still My Baby"
Tina Turner - "Bayou Song"

Titus Turner - "Do You Dig It"
Phil Upchurch - "Crosstown Traffic"
United 8 - "Getting Uptown (To Get Down)"
Melvin Van Peebles - "Can You Get Up Before Noon Without Being a Square"
The Vibrations - "Everybody Loves a Lover"

Jr. Walker & the All Stars - "Clinging to the Thought That She's Coming Back"
Clara Ward - "Tumbling Tumbleweed"
Dionne Warwick - "The Beginning of Loneliness"
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Love Land"
Mary Wells - "Love Makes the World Go Around"

Willie West - "Fairchild"
Marva Whitney - "What Kind of Man"
Otis Williams & the Midnight Cowboys - "Do It to Someone You Love"
Al Wilson - "Queen of the Ghetto"
Bill Withers - "Moanin' & Groanin'"

Bobby Womack - "Come L'Amour"
O.V. Wright - "I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled, and Crazy"
Young Holt Unlimited - "Who's Making Love"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 8/20/09

The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul (with apologies to Otis Redding)

*The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul continues with vinyl from M-S!*

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' with...

The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"
Mandrill - "Hang Loose"
The Manhattans - "I Bet'cha (Couldn't Love Me)"
The Marvelettes - "Strange I Know"
Jae Mason - "Cloud of Sunshine"

Curtis Mayfield - "Power to the People"
George McCrae - "You Got to Know"
Gene McDaniels - "A Hundred Pounds of Clay"
The Medallions - "You Don't Know"
Mickey & Sylvia - "There'll No Backing Out"

Aaron Neville - "Everyday"
Freddie North - "Don't Make Me Cry"
Osibisa - "Who's Got the Paper"
The Johnny Otis Show - "You Can Depend on Me"
Eddie Palmieri - "If (We Had Peace Today)"

The Persuasions - "Drip Drop"
Esther Phillips - "I Love Paris"
Wilson Pickett - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
Nolan Porter - "I Like What You Give"
Billy Preston - "You've Been Acting Strange"

Sidney Joe Qualls - "How Can You Say Goodbye"
Otis Redding - "You're Still My Baby"
Ripple - "I Don't Know What It Is, But Is Sure Is Funky"
Ruby & the Romantics - "Sweet Love and Sweet Forgiveness"

Jimmy Ruffin - "On the Way Out (On the Way In)"
Sam & Dave - "A Little Bit of Good (Curse a Whole Lot of Bad)"
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "The Bottle"
Joe Simon - "Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind"
Percy Sledge - "It Tears Me Up"

Edwin Starr - "Way Over There"
The Stylistics - "Hey Girl, Come and Get It"
Sugar Billy - "Super Duper Love (Parts 1 & 2)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, August 17, 2009

Links to check out while surfing the internet at work.

We lost one of the greatest music producers over the weekend. R.I.P. Jim Dickinson.

Then we lost Rashied Ali!

However, we got back Al Bell who ran Stax in the 70's and is now in charge of running the Memphis Music Foundation.

See you on Thursday for the dictionary of soul M-S!

The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul (with apologies to Otis Redding)

*The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul continues with vinyl from G-L!*

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Hot Lips Page - Collected Works

The Gap Ban – “Bad Girl”
Delia Gartrell – “Fight Fire with Fire”
Marvin Gaye – “You're the One for Me”
Gloria Gaynor – “All I Need Is Your Lovin'”
Eddie Harris – “Drunk Man”

Donny Hathaway – “Jealous Guy”
Joe Hinton – “There's No In Between”
Z.Z. Hill – “You Don't Love Me”
Eddie Holman – “Four Walls”
Jimmy Hughes – “I Worship the Ground You Walk On”

Luther Ingram – “Pity for the Lonely”
Deon Jackson – “I Need a Love Like Yours”
Syl Johnson – “Come On Sock It to Me”
Linda Jones – “I've Given You the Best Years of My Life”
Quincy Jones – “Smackwater Jack”

Louis Jordan – “The A-Men Corner”
Margie Joseph – “Something To Fall Back On”
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – “Funky Music”
Paul Kelly – “Let Your Love Come Down (Let It Fall on Me)”
Gladys Knight & The Pips – “Don't Let Her Take Your Love From Me”

Kool & The Gang – “Summer Madness”
Labelle – “Are You Lonely?”
Major Lance – “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um”
Latimore – “There's a Red-Neck in the Soul Band”
Bettye LaVette – “Heart of Gold”

Laura Lee – “Crumbs Off the Table”
Bobby Lester – “That Good Ole Remedy”
Barbara Lewis – “Baby, I'm Yours”
Little Anthony & the Imperials – “World of Darkness”
Little Eva – “Mama Said”

Love Unlimited – “Under the Influence of Love”
Marie "Queenie" Lyons – “See and Don't See”

Outro: “Beautiful Baby” – The Clangers

Late Riser's Club. A fill-in on 8/13/09

T.S.O.L. – “All Along the Watchtower”
The Hellacopters – “Murder on My Mind”
Nazz – “She's Goin' Down”
Les Aus – “Caminant Traves La Llum”
Kid Romance – “I Use Electricity”
David Bowie - “Queen Bitch”
Pajama Slave Dancers – “(Thank God for) College Radio”
Kenne Highland Klan – “She's My Best Bette”
Piebald – “American Heart”
Jook – “Watch Your Step”
Blank Dogs – “Calling Over”
The Greatest Hits – “Broadway Bounce”
Life Giving Waters – “Fold”
Lucero – “The Devil & Maggie Chascarillo”
The Only Ones – “Oh Lucinda”
The Cigarettes – “They're Back Again”
The Zeros – “Don't Push Me Around”
Chico Magnetic Band – “Explosion”
The Leftovers – “Party Til We Die”
Los Explosivos – “Miedo”
Fastway – “Say What You Will”
Dinosaur, Jr. – “Over It”
Lucero – “Sixes and Sevens”
The Vibrators – “Into the Future”
Complications – “Money in My Back”
Jonathan Richman – “Roadrunner”
The Felice Brothers – “Frankie's Gun!”
The Wynotts - “Nobody's Looking”
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – “I Got Your Number”
The Sex Execs – “Tami-itis”
The Del Fuegos – “Don't Run Wild”

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 8/6/09

The Complete and Unabridged Dictionary of Soul (with apologies to Otis Redding)

*The focus is on artists and bands starting with the letters A - F. Next week, G - L. All the music the next weeks is only vinyl held by the station in its record collection.*

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Black Mold – Snow Blindness is Crystal Antz

African Music Machine – “The Dapp”
Baby Ray – “There Is Something On Your Mind”
Darrell Banks – “Open the Doors of Your Heart”
The Bar-Kays – “I Want Someone”
J.J. Barnes – “Now That I Got You Back”

Fontella Bass – “I Need to Be Loved”
Archie Bell & The Drells – “I Could Dance All Night”
William Bell – “Phases of Reality”
Bloodstone – “Wasted Time”
Eddie Bo – “Every Dog Has Its Day”

Booker T. – “Jamaica Song”
Jerry Butler & Betty Everett – “Love Is Strange”
Clarence Carter – “Take It All Off”
The Chairmen of the Board – “Since the Days of Pigtails & Fairytales”
Gene Chandler – “Hey, Little Angel”

The Counts – “Thinking Single”
Lou Courtney – “I'm in Need of Love”
Tyrone Davis – “Can I Change My Mind”
Ernie K. Doe – “ Back Street Lover”
Ronnie Dyson – “I Don't Wanna Cry”

Eddie & Ernie – “Bullets Don't Have Eyes”
El Chicano – “El Cayuco”
Shirley Ellis – “Sugar, Let's Shing-a-Ling”
Barbara Jean English – “Just Like a Lady”
Exit 9 – “Fly”
Exuma – “The Bowery”

The Falcons – “Has It Happened to You Yet?”
The Family Vibes – “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder”
Fantastic Four – “County Line”
The Fatback Band – “Soul Man”
Eddie Floyd – “Satisfy My Hunger”

King Floyd – “It's Wonderful”

Outro: “Beautiful Baby” – The Clangers

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 7/30/09

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

Background music for the show: Chris Joss - You've Been Spiked

*Guest DJ, Joe Freehling for the first hour*

Santana - "Marathon Well...All Right"
Derek & the Dominos - "Little Wing"
Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"

Roxy Music - "Out of the Blue"
Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody to Love"
Muddy Waters & Johnny Winter - "Walking Through the Park"

Little Feat - "Fat Man in the Bathtub"
Rolling Stones - "Dancin' with Mr. D."
The Band - "Don't Do It"
New Riders of the Purple Sage - "Henry"

Freddie King - "Ain't Nobody's Business"

Stevie Wonder - "You Haven't Done Nothin'"
Stevie Wonder - "Tuesday Heartbreak"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Letter Full of Tears"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Cloud Nine"

Solomon Burke - "Got to Get You Off My Mind"
Solomon Burke - "Cry to Me"
The Soul Clan - "Soul Meeting"
The Soul Clan - "That's How It Feels"

Doris Duke - "A Little Bit of Your Love"
Doris Duke - "I Can't Do Without Your Love"
Allen Toussaint - "Am I Expecting Too Much"
Allen Toussaint - "When the Party's Over"

The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"
The Dynamics - "Murder in the First Degree"
O.V. Wright - "I Don't Do Windows"
O.V. Wright - "I've Been Searching"
Otis Redding - "Remember Me"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Breakfast of Champions. A fill-in on 9/27/09

LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk is Playing at My House”
Vicious Pink – “CCan't You See”
Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)”
Land Of The Loops – “Multi-Family Garage Sale”
Yaz – “Mr. Blue”

The Rave-Ups – “Positively Lost Me”
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – “Loyal to My Sorrowful Country”
Hraun – “Glorious Catastrophy
Robbers on High Street – “Bring On the Terror”
Blind Melon – “Galaxie

The Band of the Week: Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians – “Balloon Man”
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians – “Listening to the Higsons

The Higsons – “Run Me Down”
Tall Tall Trees – “Bubble Gum”
The Honorary Title – “Points Underneath”

Your 33 Black Angels – “Sue”
Sleep Station – “Caroline, London 1940”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “Of a Life”
Irving – “Jen, Nothing Matters To Me”
The Veils – “The Wild Son”

Glossary – “Little Caney
The Silver Seas – “Imaginary Girl”
The Only Sons – “Lay Back Down”
The Moondoggies – “Ain't No Lord”
Grand Archives – “Torn Blue Foam Couch”

Lucero – “The Devil & Maggie Chascarillo
Mittens – “Whatcha Think About That”
The Bevis Frond – “He'd Be a Diamond”
The Long Winters – “It'll Be a Breeze”
The Old 97’'s – “Question”

The Frames – “Lay Me Down”

Sunday, July 26, 2009

CdV on the BoC tomorrow

Hi listener,

I will be filling in on the Breakfast of Champions tomorrow morning from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. So if'n you think oldster L&F djs can't play cool indie kid music, tune in tomorrow morning to be proven, I mean!



Lost & Found playlist for 7/23/09

Intro: “Rock and Roll Show” – Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: Herbie Hancock – The Essential

The Byrds – “I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician”
Terry Reid – “Superlungs My Supergirl”
The Fireballs – “Groovy Motions”
Illinois Speed Press – “Get in the Wind”
The Bittersweets – “In the Night”

Aerosmith – “Round and Round”
Frijid Pink – “Drivin' Blues”
The Allman Brothers Band – “Pony Boy”
McGuinness Flint – “When I'm Dead and Gone”
Los Diablos – “Un Rayo Del Sol”

Creedence Clearwater Revival – “What Are You Gonna Do”
Colin Blunstone – “I Want Some More”
Bintangs – “Ridin' on the L & N”
Pisces – “Motley Mary Ann”
The Five Americans – “Sound of Love”

Jim Ford – “Go Through Sunday”
J. Geils Band – “Love-Itis”
King Bees – “On Your Way Down the Drain”
Alexander Spence – “All My Life (I Love You)”
Hall & Oates – “When the Morning Comes”

Clean Living – “Jubal's Blues Again”
Chris Bell – “You and Your Sister”
The Dillards – “Close the Door Tightly”
The Greenwoods – “Please Don't Sell My Daddy No More Wine”
The Flying Burrito Brothers – “Older Guys”

The Rolling Stones – “Everything Is Turning to Gold”
Mott The Hoople – “All the Way From Memphis”
Goose Creek Symphony – “Gearheart & God”
The Bad Habits – “Night Owl”
The Pandamonium – “If I Could Be With You”

Free – “The Highway Song”
The Band – “When I Paint My Masterpiece”

Outro: “Beautiful Baby” – The Clangers

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A tribute to “the Creole Beethoven.”

From Today's New York Times

July 21, 2009

Music Review | Wardell Quezergue

Honoring an R&B Arranger Who Helped Singers Shine

Arrangers don’t get noticed much. Like cinematographers, they usually fill in the structures and concepts of others: songwriters and producers, who call on arrangers to deploy horns, strings or other sounds that might unobtrusively improve a song. But people who read album credits recognize that Wardell Quezergue, a working musician since 1953, is the rare exception: an arranger whose long career reveals him as a consistent catalyst of New Orleans R&B, and not just because he shares the songwriting credit on a ubiquitous New Orleans song, “It Ain’t My Fault.”

At Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night, the Lincoln Center Festival allied itself with the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation — the New Orleans record collectors-turned-promoters who find the musicians behind the obscure singles — to present a tribute to Mr. Quezergue. His wryly understated arrangements for horn sections in particular, drawing on local parade traditions and big-band jazz, often prod, tease or talk back to a singer and a song, with a chortling layer of syncopation that has helped define New Orleans rock.

Mr. Quezergue (pronounced keh-ZAIRG), now blind, lost his musical archives in the flood following Hurricane Katrina, but he arranged the music for the concert and conducted the band; he also recently released an album, “Music for Children Ages 3 to 103.” During changes, the band played reprises of “It Ain’t My Fault,” with a staccato horn melody bouncing off Hurley Blanchard’s stop-start drumming.

Mr. Quezergue is so well respected in his hometown, where he has been called “the Creole Beethoven,” that the concert assembled major New Orleans figures, including Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), the Dixie Cups, Robert Parker and Jean Knight, who have all been abetted by Mr. Quezergue’s arrangements. Onstage, as on the records, the arrangements were self-effacing showcases that flattered their quirky singers. Ms. Knight thanked him for “looking for this lady with this strange, different voice” to sing what became her major hit, “Mr. Big Stuff.”

Dorothy Moore, from Mississippi, performed with a voice as deep and sultry as it was when she had a hit with Mr. Quezergue’s arrangement of “Misty Blue” in 1976. In its archival way, the Ponderosa Stomp booked Mr. Rebennack to perform songs he wrote in the late 1950s: sly, funny, nearly forgotten New Orleans rockers like “Carry On” and “Lights Out.”

The lineup also included lesser-known New Orleans singers: Tony Owens, a raspy soul shouter who sang bluesy Earl King hits along with his own 1970 R&B hit, “Confessin’ a Feeling,” and Tammy Lynn, whose voice is rawer than it was in the 1960s but who turned her 1971 hit “Mojo Hannah” into a voodoo incantation, with Mr. Rebennack on piano and Zigaboo Modeliste, from the Meters, on drums.

The decorous Alice Tully Hall was not the ideal place for a Ponderosa Stomp. At home in New Orleans, it’s a dance party, not a seated concert. So the music took a little time to thaw the room.

When Mr. Parker sang his 1966 hit “Barefootin’,” which was produced by Mr. Quezergue, there was a touch of uncomfortable honesty when he sang: “Everybody get on your feet/You make me nervous when you’re in your seat.” But the Dixie Cups, the New Orleans girl group, had distributed napkins before the concert, to be waved over the New Orleans second-line parade beat, and they got the audience up and dancing for “Iko Iko,” which they turned into a medley of Mardi Gras songs and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

After their segment, Rosa Hawkins of the Dixie Cups turned to Mr. Quezergue and said, “Thanks for the hits.”

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 7/16/09

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Sound Directions – The Funky Side of Life

Otis Redding – “Security"
Richard Caiton – “I'm Gonna Love You More"
Melba Moore – “The Magic Touch"
The Incredibles – “Crying Heart"
Them Two – “Am I a Good Man?"

Curtis Mayfield – “Move On Up"
Madeline Bell – “Go Ahead On"
The Avons – “I Would If I Could"
The Other Brothers – “I Got Love"
The Falcons – “I'll Never Find Another Girl Like You"

Gladys Knight & the Pips – “I Wish It Would Rain"
The Ambassadors – “(I've Got to Find) Happiness"
Herbert Hunter – “I Was Born to Love You"
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul – “The Trouble With Trouble"
Laura Lee – “I Don't Want Nothing Old (But Money)"

Doris Duke – “Hey Lady"
Black Sugar – “Don't You Worry About a Thing"

The Blues Cellar:
Billy Love – “Juiced"
J.D. Horton – “Cadillac Blues"
Green Paschal – “Trouble Brought Me Down"
Mance Lipscomb – “Take Your Arms from Around My Neck, Sugar Babe"
B.B. King – “I Want You So Bad"

Eddie Floyd – “When the Sun Goes Down"
Bill Moss – “Sock It to 'Em Soul Brother"
James Brown – “Public Enemy - Part 1"
Clay Hammond – “I'm Gonna Be Sweeter"
King Floyd – “Handle With Care"

Eddie & Ernie – “Time Waits for No-One"
Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents – “I Wouldn't Come Back"
Mel Britt – “She'll Come Running Back"
Mark Putney – “Today's Man"
Dicky & Billy – “I Got a Feeling"

The Ikettes – “It's Been So Long"
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – “Can't Find Love"

Outro: “Beautiful Baby” – The Clangers

The Thursday Lost & Found Coda:

Donnie Hathaway – “The Ghetto"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 7/9/09

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 13rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: Mel Brown - Chicken Fat

Jimmy Hughes - "I Want Justice"
Marvin Smith - "Have More Time"
Linda Lydell - "Bring Your Love Back"
Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Window Raising Granny"
The Temptations - "Since I Lost You"

Candi Staton - "I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)"
Luther Ingram - "Since You Don't Want Me"
Johnny Otis - "Banana Peels"
Little Royal - "You Made Me Love You"
Erma Franklin - "It's Over"

Wilson Pickett - "Take a Love"
The Soulville All-Stars - "I'm Gonna Get to You"
Gene Chandler - "Groovy Situation"
Johnny Moore - "Walk Like a Man"
Laura Lee - "Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary"

Joseph Moore - "I Still Can't Get You"
Inez & Charlie Foxx - "Come By Here"
The Metros - "Push a Little Harder"
Donny Burkes - "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
O.V. Wright - "To You I Shall Cling"

The Blues Cellar:
R.L. Burnside - "Boogie Chillen"
Lead Belly - "Take a Whiff On Me"
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson - "Ain't Treating Me Right"
C.J. Chenier - "Black Snake Blues"
B.B. King - "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother"

Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves - "(Doin' the) Boom Boom"
Tyrone Edwards - "Can't Get Enough of You"
The 8th Day - "She's Not Just Another Woman"
Robin Rice - "I've Had It"
Erma Franklin - "I Don't Want No Mama's Boy"

Marie "Queenie" Lyons - "Snake in the Grass"
R.B. Greaves - "Big Bad City"
Bobby Marchan - "There's Something On Your Mind"
Linda Jones - "I've Given You the Best Years of My Life"
Joe Tex - "Hand Shakin', Love Makin', Girl Takin', Son of a Gun from Next Door"

Doris Duke - "I Don't Care Anymore"
Kool & The Gang - "Summer Madness"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Playlist for 7/2/09

A "listeners pick 'em" tribute to Stax Records.

Intro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Watts 13rd Street Rhythm Band

Background music for the show: The Juan MacLean - The Future Will Come

Prince Conley - "I'm Going Home"
Albert King - "Wrapped Up in Love"
Ernie Hines - "What Would I Do"
Otis Redding - "I Can't Turn You Loose"

Schoolhouse Rocks Interlude: Grady Tate - "Fireworks"

The Limitations - "Hold On To It"
Darrell Banks - "Beautiful Feelings"
Sam & Dave - "A Place Nobody Can Find"
Wendy Rene - "Bar-B-Que"

Schoolhouse Rocks Interlude: Lynn Ahrens - "No More Kings"

The Charmels - "Please Uncle Sam (Send Back My Man)"
Mel & Tim - "The Sane Folks"
The Leaders - "Which Way"
Ollie & the Nightingales - "I Got a Sure Thing"
The Staple Singers - "When Will We Be Paid"

Johnnie Taylor "We're Getting Careless With Our Love"
Otis Redding - "I Love You More Than Words Can Say"
The Temprees - "My Baby Love"

Schoolhouse Rocks Interlude: Bob Dorough - "The Shot Heard Around the World"

Mabel John - "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"
Booker T. & the M.G.'s - "Behave Yourself"
The Mad Lads - "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love"
Joni Wilson - "(Let Hurt Put You in the) Loser's Seat"

Schoolhouse Rocks Interlude: Sue Manchester - "Elbow Room"

5 track 16's chosen by my wife:

William Bell - "You Don't Miss Your Water"
Eddie Kirk - "The Hawg, Part 1"
Barbara & the Browns - "Big Party"
Carla Thomas - "How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)"
The Emotions - "When Tomorrow Comes"

Art Jerry Miller - "Finger Lickin' Good"
Carla & Rufus - "'Cause I Love You"
The Sweet Inspirations - "Dirty Tricks"
Little Sonny - "A Woman Named Trouble"
The Bar-Kays - "Holy Ghost (Part 1)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, June 29, 2009

All quiet on the Michael Jackson front.

Sadly, I didn't really have anything to add to the 4 or 5 million words written since last Thursday. I wasn't moved in any direction, sad or happy. However, I have been reading a lot of material about him-pro and con-and I have finally found something I think is the most astute piece of MJ writing out there right now. It comes from an online acquaintance, Ben Lazar, who runs the music blog A Deep Shade of Soul. Click on over and give it a read. I think you'll find, as I did, that it provides the right amount of analysis and closure to a phenomenon that had swollen all out of proportion since MJ's death on the 25th. Don't take my word for it, go read Ben's piece, The Ecstasy of Michael Jackson, here.

Why can't I find writers like him for my literary agency?



Lost & Found playlist for 6/25/09

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

Background music for the show: The Field - Yesterday and Today

Dolores Johnson - "What Kind of Man Are You"
The Vibrations - "'Cause You're Mine"
100 Proof {Aged in Soul} - "Love Is Sweeter (The Second Time Around)"
Shirley Ellis - "Soul Time"
The Miracles - "Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues"

Aretha Franklin - "My Song"
Marvin Gaye - "Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke"
Z.Z. Hill - "Touch 'Em with Love"
Steve Mancha - "Just Keep On Lovin' Me"
Al Wilson - "When You Love (You're Loved Too)"

Ernie K-Doe - "Here Come the Girls"
Dusty Wilson - "Can't Do Without You"
Lee Moses - "Bad Girl, Pt.2"
The Continental 4 - "The Way I Love You"
The Pretenders - "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)"

Dobie Gray - "The In Crowd"
Betty Everett - "Gettin' Mighty Crowded"
The Unifics - "Which One Should I Choose?"
Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine - "Can't Stay Away"
The Chandeliers - "Stop Dragging My Heart Around"

The Good Time Gospel Set:

The Sensational Prodigal Sons - "Taking Life Easy"
The Consolers - "Sin is to Blame"
The Gospel Keynotes - "A Train Bound for Glory"
Tommy Ellison & the Five Singing Stars - "Been in the Storm Too Long"
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens - "Jordan River"

Sam Cooke - "Trouble Blues"
James & Bobby Purify - "My Adorable One"
Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together"
24-Carat Black - "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth"
24-Carat Black - "I Don't Love You"

Ray Gant & the Arabian Knights - "Chattanooga Walk"
Wilson Pickett - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
Watson & the Sherlocks - "Standing On the Corner"
Lou Roberts - "She's Not Mama's Little Girl Anymore"
Sam Baker - "Do Right Man"
Spencer Wiggins - "Old Friend (You Asked Me If I Miss Her)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 6/18/09

Intro: “Spreadin' Honey” – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Background Music for the Show: Various Artists – Mod Jazz

Ben E. King – “Don't Drive Me Away”
Arthur K. Adams – “I Need You”
Swamp Dogg – “I'm the Lover Man”
Jackie Wilson – “Whispers (Getting Louder)”
Lou Johnson – “Tears, Tears, Tears”

Eddie & Ernie – “Bullets Don't Have Eye”
Terry & the Tyrants – “Say It Baby”
Howard Tate – “These Are the Thing That Make Me Know You're Gone”
O.V. Wright – “Memory Blues”
The M.G.'s – “Sugarcane”

Black Merda – “Reality”
Wilson Pickett – “Something You Got”
Frank Armstrong & the Stingers – “Feel Like I Want to Holler”
The Main Ingredient – “Can't Stand Your Love”
Jimmy Hughes – “Neighbor, Neighbor”

Jerry Peters – “Did I Step on Your Heart”
Lee Moses – “Time and Place”
Carla Thomas – “That Beat Keeps Disturbing My Heart”
Ollie Nightingale – “I'll Take Care of You”
Lee Fields & the Expressions – “Do You Love Me (Like You Say You Do)”

The Blues Cellar: A Farewell to Barry Beckett

Lightnin' Hopkins – “Move on Out, Part One”
Clarence Carter – “Snatchin' It Back”
Etta James – “Lovin' You More Every Day”
Albert King – “Corina, Corina”
Otis Rush – “My Old Lady”
Leon Peterson – “Baby, Baby, Baby”
Fontella Bass (w/Bobby McClure) – “Don't Mess Up a Good Thing”
Syl Johnson – “I Take Care of Homework”
Baby Ray – “What Am I Living For?”
Clarence "Frogman" Henry – “Your Picture”

Aaron Neville – “Sweet Little Mama”
Bennie Shaw – “What Price for Love”
Joe Tex – “Meet Me In Church”
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens – “I'll Take the Long Road”
Wayne Boykins – “Gray Skies”
Dee Dee Sharp – “Bye Bye Baby”

Outro: “Beautiful Baby” – The Clangers