Friday, January 30, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 1/29/09

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

Background music for the show: Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet - Hot Sauce

The Marvelows - "I Do"
Jimmy Holliday - "One More Thing"
Billy Bland - "My Heart Is On Fire"
Clarence Carter - "The Feeling Is Right"
Danny Monday - "Baby, Without You"

The Shirelles - "Mama Said"
Don Covay - "Stop By"
Frederick Knight - "It Skipped Right By You"
Aretha Franklin - "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"
Spencer Wiggins - "I Never Loved a Woman (The Way I Love You)"

Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves - "Ace of Spades"
Jimmy Hughes - "Everbody Let's Dance"
Ann Peebles - "I Don't Lend Out My Man"
Doris Duke - "Bad Water"
Marv Johnson - "All the Love I've Got"

Sugar Billy - "Super Duper Love, Pts. 1 & 2"
Gene Chandler - "Groovy Situation"
The Blues Cellar:

Little Junior's Blue Flame - "Sittin' Drinkin' & Thinkin'"
Butterbeans & Susie - "What It Takes to Bring You Back"
Johnny Young & Big Walter - "Drinking Straight Whiskey"
Slim Harpo - "Buzz Me Babe"
Magic Slim - "That's Why I'm Crying"
Parliament - "Oh Lord, Why Lord"
Baby Ray - "There Is Something On Your Mind"
Barbara Lynn - "You'll Lose a Good Thing"
Sam Cooke - "Nobody Knows"
Bessie Banks - "Go Now"

Aaron Neville - "How Many Times"
Bobby Peterson - "Irressistable You"
Carl Henderson - "I'm Scheming"
Arthur Conley - "I'm Gonna Forget About You"
J.J. Barnes - "Now That I Got You Back"

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "I'll Take Care of You"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A little something to read?

Howdy, all. I just got back from Miami and did I find the coolest book to look at on the plane. Actually, I found two-one in Miami and one yesterday at the Harvard Book Store. Since I am not really allowed to make recommendation on the air I thought I'd hip you to them here.

The first is titled Classic Tracks Back to Back: Singles and Albums. It is an oversize book with the back story to virtually ever cool song from 1955 through 2007. There are lots of pictures as well as some new info about music you swear you already knew everything about. It is endless fun...

The second book I discovered is much more of a straight history of the Lost & Found time but also chock full of amazing new stories, anecdotes, and interviews with all the important people making music in the 60's. It is called There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the 60's by Peter Doggett. Again, I am sure most listeners think they have a great handle on the music of the 60's (and a lot of you do) but this book-checking in at 608-pages will tell you some things about the culture that I am sure you didn't know. Just the writing about Sly Stone is worth the cost of the book. Doggett makes an effective case for Sly as one of the 5 most important soul music figures of the 60's. I, for one, never had him in that group but after reading the book, I now do.

That's all I got for now. See you on Thursday at noon.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 1/15/09

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

Background music for the show: Fennesz - Endless Summer

Wilson Pickett - "Give Your Lovin' Right Now"
Garnet Mimms - "One Woman Man"
The Dynamics - "The Girl's Got Soul"
Mark III - "Should I Believe You"
Jimmy Ruffin - "Let's Stay Goodbye Tomorrow"

Bobby Womack - "That's the Way I Feel About Cha"
Henry Hodge - "I Won't Ever Try to Change You"
Joe Beck - "Don't Pass Me By"
Z.Z. Hill - "Your Love"
The Debonettes - "Tears"

Dusty Wilson - "It's Going to Be a Tragedy"
Lorraine Chandler - "You Only Live Twice"
Al Wilson - "Listen to Me"
Freddi/Henchi & the Soul Settlers - "Funky to the Bone"
Robert Tanner - "Sweet Memories"

O.V. Wright - "Nothing Comes to a Sleeper"
Carla Thomas - "Loneliness"
Oscar Toney, Jr. - "Turn On Your Love Light"
The Quotations - "I Don't Have to Worry"

The Blues Cellar:

Willie Mabon - "I Don't Know"
Bobby "Blue" Bland & Junior Parker - "Love My Baby"
Smokey Hogg - "Unemployment Blues"
Arkansas Johnny Todd - "Keep Em Down"
Walter Robertson - "I've Done Everything I Can"

Lee Harvey - "What It Is (That You're Afraid Of)"
Little Willie - "I'll Do It For You"
Marva Whitney - "What Kind of Man"
The Metros - "My Imagination"
Marie "Queenie" Lyons - "A Minute of His Goodtime"

Stevie Wonder - "Hold Me
Psychedelic Souls - "You Should Have Been Their" (sic)
William Bollinger - "Tell Him Tonight"
Clyde Dean - "Can You Keep a Secret"
Willie Rogers - "That's When I'll Stop Loving You"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Friday, January 09, 2009

Where the #*%@ is my mixed CD I pledged for during Fundraising '08?

Hi gentle listeners,

I am sorry for the delay in getting you my mixed CD this year. Instead of just jumping into the CD and sending it out, I decided that I would try and secure permission from each record company which hasn't gone as smoothly as I anticipated. I will keep you all posted but it may be that I will have to substitute store bought CDs or refund you if you think that best. More soon...I promise.

Thanks for your patience,


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lost & Found playlist for 1/8/09

Prelude: "I Don't Want to Die in the Storm" - New Roanoke Jug Band

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

Background music for the show: Dam Funk - Rhythm Trax, Volume 4

Delaney & Bonnie - "It's Been a Long Time Coming"
Elvis Presley - "Only the Strong Survive"
Mickey Champion - "Bam-A-Lam"
Louis Howard - "Coming Home"
Clarence Reid - "Something Special About My Baby"

Archie Walker - "I'm Asking Forgiveness"
Otis Redding - "I'm Depending On You"
Baby Lloyd - "I Need Love"
Jimmy Hughes - "I Want Justice"
Joe Tex - "I Can See Everybody's Baby (But I Can't See Mine)"

Joe King - "Speak On Up"
Bettye LaVette - "You'll Never Change"
Aretha Franklin - "It's So Heartbreakin'"
McKinley Travis - "I Need Your Love"
Taffie Lee - "Stay Away from My Baby"

The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Love Land"
Vivilore Jordan - "Pickin' Up Where She Left Off"
Arthur Conley - "Keep On Talking"

The Blues Cellar:

The Brewsteraries - "(The Lord Gave Me) Wings for My Soul"
Big Chief Ellis - "How Long Blues"
Junior Parker - "Wish Me Well"
T-Model Ford - "Bad Man"
Billy Love - "After Midnight"

Hot Chocolate - "What's Good for the Goose"
J.J. Barnes - "Sweet Honey Baby"
Claude Huey - "Didn't We Have Some Good Times?"
Steve Mancha - "Keep the Faith"
Jean Knight - "I'm Evil Tonight"

Wilson Pickett - "We've Got to Have Love"
The Gillettes - 24 Hours of the Day"
Little Jerry Williams - "I'm in the Danger Zone"
Mickey Murray - "I'm Coming Back to You"
Chuck Henley - "Standing in the Need of Love"

Ike & Tina Turner - "I Know"
Joe McDade - "Tears on My Pillow"
James Carr - "More Love"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The elusive 30th Record of the Year found!!!

Good morning. It is now the Saturday before Christmas and I have finally found the 30th Record of the Year (just in time for those last minute gifts). Say friends, do you have a person in your family who is a huge fan of The Band but, since 3/5 of the original group are gone, it is unlikely that they will record anything new? Well, have no fear! I have the solution to your problems: The Moondoggies. Yes, it is a stupid name but they are serious rock and rollers who have taken the sound of The Band made it their own on their debut record Don't Be a Stranger on Hardly Art Records. Go to their Myspace page and see if you can resist the tune "Changing." I am betting dollars to donuts that you can't. Have a good holiday.

My 29 Records of the Year (not that anyone axed me)

Why 29? Actually, I thought it was 30 until I counted 'em again...anyway, 29 is the new 30 right?

Juke Joint Pimps – Boogie Down The House * Juke Joint Style

Fleet Foxes – S/T

The Heavy – Great Vengeance And Furious Fire

The Black Hollies – Casting Shadows

Frontier Ruckus – The Orion Songbook

Langhorne Slim – S/T

Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – Roll With You

Hraun – Silent Treatment

The Heliocentrics – Out There

Women – S/T

Bread & Roses – Deep River Day

Benga – Diary of an Afro Warrior

White Denim – Exposion

Girl Talk – Feed The Animals

Dr. Dog – Fate

Clinic – Do It!

Van Duren – Are You Serious? (Reissue)

David Vandervelde – Waiting for the Sunrise

The Jones Street Boys – Overcome

Calexico – Carried to Dust

The Sacred Shakers – S/T

New Bloods – The Secret Life

King Khan & the Shrines – The Genius of…

Jason Anderson – Life Sucks, Love Sucks, Dose Out

Justin Townes Earle – The Good Life

Trampled By Turtles – Duluth

Chatham County Line – IV

V/A – Como Now: The Voices of Panola County, MS

That's it, folks. I'd love to hear what you think of them. Feel free to email me at the address in the corner or give me a ring during the show. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!