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