Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lost & Found playlist for 10/28/10

Intro: "Rock and Roll Show" - Ray Ellsworth

Background music for the show: - The Art Farmer Septet - S/T

The Kinks - "Powerman"
The Action - "Come Around"
The Dave Clark Five - "You Don't Want My Loving"
The Blue Things - "Baby My Heart"
The Remains - "Ain't That Her"

Todd Rundgren - "Too Far Gone"
Emitt Rhodes - "Tame the Lion"
Graham Parker & the Rumour - "You Can't Be Too Strong"
The Leathercoated Minds - "Eight Miles High"
David Bowie - "Andy Warhol"

The Rolling Stones - "Moonlight Mile"
The Yo Yo's - "Leaning On You"
Los Beatniks - "Mirando Al Mar"
The Uniques - "Not Too Long Ago"
The Escorts - "AllI I Want Is You"

Bob Dylan - "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"
Mourning Sun - "Where' the Love Gone?"

The Blues Cellar:
Bobby "Blue"Bland - "I Pity the Fool"
Lee Moses - "Hey Joe"
Fenton Robinson - "As the Years Go Passing By"
Clark-Hutchinson - "Put You Down"
B.B. King - "How Blue Can You Get"

The Terry's - "Stay Away from Brenda"
Charlie Feathers - "I've Been Deceived"
Gram Parsons - "A Song for You"
Big Star - "Watch the Sunrise"
Roky Erickson - "Cold Night for Love"

Python Lee Jackson - "In a Broken Dream"
Nazz - "Back of Your Mind"
Demon Fuzz - "Message to Mankind"
Oboe - "Mother-In-Law Trouble"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fundraising Premium?

Hello to the 13 of you who check in on a regular basis. This year for fundrasing, which starts a week from Thursday, I am offering--assuming there are at least 6 of you interested--in a CD club for a pledge of $250. If you pledge that amount, you will receive during the course of the year 6 CDs handpicked by me. Every two months, a new disc will arrive in your mailbox. Sometimes it might be a classic soul band, a new reissue, a found record of the week, or who knows what else?!? It is pricey but it will be worth it as you will be supporting the station, my show, and discovering music you might've missed delivered right to your door. It is a win-win. If you are interested in this, please shoot me an email at or post a comment and I will get back in touch with you.

Also, in honor of my 5th anniversary this past September, I will be offering a complete set of all my shows (I've recorded nearly every Lost & Found program I've ever hosted) for a pledge of $1,000. 5 years worth of broadcasts from my first show to the most recent as of the fundraiser. Needless to say, this is a one or, at most, two person offer.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lost & Found playlist for 10/21/10

Intro: "Dueling Banjos" from the Deliverance Soundtrack

Haran Griffin - "Looking for My Pig"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Pig Meat Strut"
Bo Carter - "Pig Meat is What I Crave"
Andre Williams - "Bacon Fat"
Sonny Boy Williams - "I'll Bring Home the Bacon for You, Baby"

The Monks - "Higgle Dy Piggle Dy"
The Kinks - "I'm a Hog for You, Baby"
Brewer & Shipley - "Pig's Head"
Amon Duul 2 - "Pig Man"
Nicky Hopkins - "Pig's Boogie"

Tony Borders - "High on the Hog"
Eddie Kirk - "Hog Killing Time"
Lloyd Price - "Three Little Pigs"
Robert Shaw - "Piggly Wiggly"
Joe Tex - "Looking for My Pig"

The Rutles - "Piggy in the Middle"
The Beatles - "Piggies"
Country Joe McDonald - "Sexist Pig"
The Grease Band - "Willie and the Pig"
Bennie Hess - "Wild Hog Hop"

Moondog - "Pigmy Pig"
Leroy Brown - "Metro Pigs"
Dave Holden - "Hog"
Mickey Murray - "The Pig and the Pussycat"
Otis Redding - "Hawg for You"

Black Sababath - "War Pigs"
Cheech & Chong - "The Three Little Pigs"
Norman Greenbaum - "Canned Ham"
Nina Simone - "Give Me a Pigfoot & a Bottle of Beer"
Jesse Thomas - "Chitt'lins"

Natural Bridge Bunch - "Pig Snoots, Part 1"
Eddie Kirk - "The Hawg, Part One"
Memphis Minnie - "Pig Meat on the Line"
Morocco Music Makers - "Pig Knuckles"

Outro: "Beautiful Pig" - The Clangers

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An interview with Sharon Jones and the world premier of "The Game Gets Old" video trilogy.


If you've ever heard the needle dropped on a Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 45, you know how expertly their music invokes the sounds of 60's and early 70's soul. And if you've ever seen them live, you know how effortlessly they can transport you there, like well-dressed deep soul time travelers. Director Philip Di Fiore captured this phenomenon in a three-part short film, which we have here for the first time in it's entirety, "Game Gets Old: the Trilogy."

Feast on that below and then read the chat I had with Sharon Jones over the phone while she was in Queens with her Mom -- we had to put our conversation on hold more than once while Jones took care of business and looked after her Mom's health. It's plain that she's still struggling after all these years but she and independent Brooklyn label, Daptone, have come very far sticking to their guns. We talked about that, along with Martin Luther King, how the Dap-Kings would never touch Auto-Tune, and this dreamy memory she has of seeing James Brown perform in a little club in 1969.
You might remember me from the old days, when I was booking you up in Milwaukee, back in like '03, just before you guys started really blowing up outside of NY. You've come a long way since then.
You know, we did so many shows, but yeah. Yeah, one of the first ones that got us out there, get us started in the Midwest, and then stuff started happening. Oh, yes we finally, we've come a long way. And we still have a long way to go, but yeah. Thank you.

Back then you guys were cutting 45's like "Make it Good to Me" that I still keep right next to the turntable, it's so good. How has your sound changed since then?
Yeah, I haven't sang that song in a long time, too! [laugh] I think, we've changed over the years, from 2003 to now, definitely changed. The band has gotten stronger. The band has gotten tighter. Because, at that time, the drummer was still messing up beats, still learning how to hold a beat, you know? [laughter] And I mean, I remember the first two years, it took him a while, you know, to get the hang of things. So um, yeah, I think we've come along a little bit. You know we, by listening to all these old classics over the years, we just got more ideas. We've got the horns, and then we got violins. Strings to me just add, they make it sweet, you know? We've matured. We've grown.

You grew up in James Brown's hometown in Georgia right?
Actually, I was born in Augusta, but I really grew up in New York. You know, my mom would let us go back south during the summers, after I turned like uh, maybe 7. You know you start going to school she would let us go back and forth every summer, to spend some time with my father.

Ah so just part time. What kind of impression did that town and James Brown leave on you?
One particular year, we had, went down there one of those summers and James Brown showed up at this small little club. I remember him showing up, I was standing at the bottom of the stage. And I know at the time, my father was still alive, I was about 13. I'm standing there, eye level to the stage, and I remember, James Brown coming on -- he just floated clear across the stage. And I was like, "Look Daddy, he's floating!" [laughter] So years later in New York when these guys [The Dap-Kings] were doing this James Brown, JB's thing and wanted me to come in and sing for them it was right up my alley. That's what got them started with the funk, you know, that was the era of funk we started with.

I don't know if you'll go there for me but, who's your favorite Dap-King?
I don't, my favorite Dap-King? I don't have a favorite. [laugh] I don't have a favorite one, because we're a band, we're like a family, you know? I mean, you know what? Maybe, I don't want to make anyone feel bad, but if it wasn't for this Dap-King I wouldn't be with them. And that's Gabe Roth.

You guys have been collaborating with others in recent years, like Amy Winehouse. How are you feeling about her these days?
Well that whole thing was great I mean that, if you really look at it, it put Daptone on the map, people started noticing. Mark [Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse's critically acclaimed 2006 record "Back to Black," heavily featuring the Dap-Kings] already knew about us, Amy [Winehouse] too. You know we been out here since the late 90's, and all this stuff that happened in 2005. Whether they admit it we inspired all this new soul stuff. It's all good. They won an award for that, but we'll get ours in our own due time.

Who you looking forward to making music with in the future, any projects in the works?
Whoever wants to come! I mean, look at the, the thing with Michael Bublé. That, that was a big plus with his album and [the song] "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)." Um, David Byrne, you know? I've done something with Booker T. I did something collaborating with him on a couple of songs, that's not out yet. I know I'm missing names. We also did this thing, Night of Too Many Stars with Comedy Central for autism. All these movie stars, and actors, and comedians, doing this show, I was thrilled. I would love to do a movie. Maybe we can do a whole soundtrack of a movie. You never know.

Well you did some sound track work for Denzel Washington's film "The Great Debaters."
Yes I have some songs on that soundtrack. And it sounds great!

How did that come about?
You know that was SXSW. And that particular year I didn't want to do it, lot of young kids, and we got to pay for this and that, the hotel, but it was all worth it. Somebody saw me there and then when Denzel was looking for singer, somebody said, "I know this band with a great singer, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings." They got in touch with my manager and had me sing this song, "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl." Denzel saw that and next thing I know he said, "I want her." So that's how I got that, by doing a gig at SXSW.

I love the look of this film you guys did with Phillip Di Fiore, the vintage feel it has, how it invokes old Stax and Blue Note record covers.
Yeah it looks cool. When Phillip brought that idea to us, not everyone got it, you know with the knife, that big knife I have [laughter] but I got it. And everyone looks so good.

You guys don't just have a vintage sound, you live it. And I've seen you all dressed up to go out, you even look like you walked out of the late 60's.
[laughs] Oh yeah I used to go to the vintage stores, buy all my dresses, but I haven't been there in years. I have all that stuff made for me like that now.

I caught you on the "Colbert Report" a few months back and you seemed firmly against modernizing your approach. What do you think about all these kids these days listening to music on phones and shit. You all right with that?
Yeah, I mean, we're doing our own thing but that's all right. That's modern times. That's how a lot of kids are hearing us, so that's all right. But, we're sticking to our own thing.

What about Auto-Tune, would we ever Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings put through Auto-Tune?
[laughs] No, not Daptone, we're not interested.

Over Gabe Roth and Neal Sugarman's dead bodies?
Oh my God, I wouldn't even, I wouldn't even ask. Oh my God. I'd have to go into somebody else's record label and sing with somebody else to be singing Auto-Tune soul [laughter].

If you could live inside of a film, what film would that be?
Oh that's something to think about [laugh]. You know what? I would say this, something that I missed coming up, you made me think -- that film would be -- when they filmed Martin Luther King doing his "I Have a Dream" speech. I wasn't there you know? And I never got a chance to be around 'cause I was young. Just to be near that man, right beside him, while he was doing that speech.

Portugal. The Man - "People Say"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Discography Monday

In light of the death of General Johnson, I figured the first discography to feature should obviously be Chairmen of the Board. (This and all future discographies are courtesy of the great site Soulful Kinda Music.)

General Johnson Obituary from the New York Times.

Chairmen Of The Board
Chairmen Of The Board (members General Norman Johnson (born 23-May-1943 in Norfolk, Virginia --- former member of The Showmen), Danny Woods (born 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia), Harrison Kennedy (born in Canada) and Eddie Custis (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Invictus 9074 - Give Me Just A Little More Time / Since The Days Of Pigtails - 1970 
Invictus 9078 - You've Got Me Dangling On A String / I'll Come Crawling - 1970
Invictus 9079 - Everything's Tuesday / Patches* - 1970 *also recorded in 1970 by Clarence Carter
on Atlantic 2748.
Invictus 9081 - Pay To The Piper / Bless You - 1970
Invictus 9086 - Chairmen Of The Board / When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me - 1970
Invictus 9089 - Hanging On To A Memory / Tricked And Trapped - 1970
Invictus 9093 - Savannah Lady / I'm In Love Darling - 1970
Invictus 9099 - Working On A Building Of Love* / Try My Love For Size – 1970 *lead vocals Danny Woods, session: Thelma Hopkins, Joyce Wright (backing female vocals)
Invictus 9103 - Men Are Getting Scarce / Bravo, Hooray - 1970
Invictus 9105 - Elmo James / Bittersweet – 1972

General Johnson

Invictus 9106 - All We Need Is Understanding / Savannah Lady – 1972

Chairmen Of The Board (members General Johnson, Danny Woods, Harrison Kennedy and Eddie Custis)

Invictus 9122 - Working On A Building Of Love / Everybody's Got A Song To Sing – 1972

Chairmen Of The Board (members General Johnson, Danny Woods and Harrison Kennedy)

Invictus 9126 - Let Me Down Easy / I Can't Find Myself - 1972
Invictus 1251 - Finders Keepers / Finders Keepers (Instrumental) - 1973
Invictus 1252 - Only Time Will Tell / Only Time Will Tell (Instrumental) - 1973
Invictus 1263 - Life & Death / Live With Me, Love With Me - 1974
Invictus 1268 - Everybody Party All Night / Morning Glory (Instrumental) - 1974
Invictus 1271 - Let's Have Some Fun / Love At First Sight - 1974
Invictus 1276 - Skin I'm In / Love At First Sight – 1975

Chairmen Of The Board (members General Johnson, Danny Woods, ................)

Invictus 1278 - Someone Just Like You / You've Got The Extra Added Power In Your Love – 1976

General Johnson 

Arista 0177 – All In The Family / Ready, Willing And Able – 1976
Arista 0192 – We The People / Keep Keepin’ On – 1976
Arista 0203 – Don’t Walk Away / Temperature Rising (Part 2) – 1976
Arista 0234 – Only Love Can Mend A Broken Heart / Patches – 1977
Arista 0264 – Temperature Rising / Let’s Fool Around – 1977
Arista 0359 – Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do / Lies – 1978
Ica 023 - Someone Just Like You / Someone Just Like You – 1978 (Promo Issue)  
Ica 023 – Come On In And Dance* / Someone Just Like You – 1979 *session: Danny Woods.  

Chairmen Of The Board feat. General Norman Johnson 
(members General Johnson, Danny Woods and Ken Knox)

Surfside 800414 - On The Beach / Pretty Women - Hey Baby - 1980

General Johnson and The Chairmen Of The Board (members General Johnson, Danny Woods and Ken Knox)

Surfside 800902 - Carolina Girl / Down At The Beach Club - 1980
Surfside 810216 - Summer Love / Summer Love - 1981
Surfside 820215 - Beach Fever / Bird In The Hand - 1982
Surfside 830113 - Shag Your Brains Out / Shag Your Brains Out - 1983
Surfside 830117 - I'd Rather Be In Carolina / When Can I See You Again - 1983
Surfside 840229 - Lover Boy / Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho - 1984
Surfside 850401 - Love Is What You Make It / Love Is What You Make It - 1985
Surfside 870709 - Don't Walk Away / Forever Together - 1987
Surfside 880209 - A Piece Of Candy / A Piece Of Candy - 1988
Surfside 890214 - Gone Fishin' / X - Rated Love - 1989
Surfside 0401901 - I Wanna Doop Doop Doop Your Doo Wop She Doo Wop / Let The Good Times Roll – 1990

The Chairmen Of The Board (members General Johnson, Danny Woods, Harrison Kennedy and Eddie Custis)

Ripete 103 - Give Me Just A Little More Time / Everything's Tuesday – 1990

General Johnson and The Chairmen Of The Board
(members General Johnson, Danny Woods and Ken Knox)

Surfside 910114 - You Don't Know What Love Is / You Don't Know What Love Is - 1991
Surfside 911119 - Christmas Time Is Here / Christmas Time Is Here - 1991
Surfside 920301 - Boy Toy / Boy Toy - 1992
Surfside 920701 - Alive And Kickin' / Alive And Kickin' – 1992
Discography by Bosko Asanovic with additions by Dav

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lost & Found playlist for 10/14/10

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

Background music for the show: Gerry Mulligan - Meets Johnny Hodges

Solomon Burke - "Goodybye Baby (Baby Goodbye)"
Percy Milem - "Call On Me"
Jimmy Hughes - "I Want Justice"
The Falcons - "Girl of My Dreams"
The True Loves - "Crack Symphony"

James Carr - "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man"
Eddie Jefferson - "Some Other Time"
Sam Cooke - "Trouble Blues"
Percy Sledge - It Can't Be Stopped"
G. L. Crockett - "Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone"

Found Song of the Week: Kings Go Forth - "High On Your Love" from The Outsiders Are Back

Solomon Burke - "Stupidity"
Bill Moss - "Sock It to 'Em Soul Brother"
The Manhattans - "That New Girl"
R.B. Graves - "Whiter Shade of Pale"

George Jackson - "I Can See Sadness Ahead for Me"

The Blues Cellar:
Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff - "S.K. Blues"
Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band - "How Many Mo' Years"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Hush, Somebody's Call Me"
Magic Sam - "21 Days in Jail"
Dusty Brooks - "Whoa Mule"

Candi Staton - "How Can I Put Out the Flame"
Arthur Conley - "Put Out Love Together"
Solomon Burke - "Yes I Do"
Lonesome Lee - "Cry Over Me"
O.V. Wright - "Don't Let My Baby Ride"

The Otis Redding Song of the Week: Otis Redding - "Trick or Treat" from Remember Me

Nathaniel Mayer & the Fabulous Twilights - "Well, I've Got News (For You)"
Willie Gauff & the Love Brothers - "Whenever I Can't Sleep"
Wilson Pickett - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
Solomon Burke - "Got to Get You Off My Mind"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "It Should Have Been Me"

Outro: "Make the Road By Walking" - The Menahan Street Band

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

River Gods TONIGHT.

I will be doing an emergency fill in at River Gods tonight with the great Doug Gesler. Great beer, good food, amazing music (well at least from Doug) starting at 9 pm tonight at River Gods in Cambridge.


Friday, October 08, 2010

Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"

New everything...sorta.

Well, I updated all the links on the right hand side (added cool new ones, repaired broken ones) as well as changed the album art for most of the covers adorning my ramshackled walls. If you find something you like here, please, please, please, leave a comment so it doesn't feel like I am working on this only for myself. Ok? Cool.

Starting this Monday, each and every Monday will be Artist Discography Mondays where I will provide to you what is considered at the time of the posting the most up-to-date discography of that featured artist. We'll see how it goes...I don't even know whom to choose first.

Coming this Thursday on the show it''s...wait for it...wait for it...PIGS!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Two songs.

The Heavy - "How You Like Me Now?"

Dyke and the Blazers - "Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man"

Lost & Found playlist for 10/7/10

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

Background music for the show: Don Wilkerson - The Texas Twister

Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - "(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind"
Willie Walker - "If You Never See Me"
The "5" Royals - "The Slummer The Slum"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "I'll Take Care of You"
Lester Young - "I've Got the Right"

Demon Fuzz - "Disillusioned"
Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man"
William Bell - "She Won't Be Like You"
The Lyrics - "So Hard to Get Along"
J.J. Daniels - "Mr. Lonesome"

Doris Allen - "Shell of a Woman"
J.J. Barnes - "I Think I Found a Love"
Eddie Floyd - "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Someone"
O.V. Wright - "Ace of Spades"
Nina Simone - "My Baby Just Cares for Me"

The Blues Cellar:

Bobo Jenkins - "Democrat Blues"
Noah Lewis - "Devil in the Woodpile"
Son House - "Grinnin' in Your Face"
R.L. Burnside - "Goin' Down South"
Howlin' Wolf - "I Asked Her for Water (She Brought Me Gasoline)"

Arthur & Mary - "Let's Get Together"
The Devonnes - "I Couldn't Build a World (With You on the Outside)"
Solomon Burke - "You're Good for Me"
Bessie Banks - "Go Now"
Willie Mitchell - "The Champion Pt. 1"

The Otis Redding Song of the Week: Otis Redding - "Think About It" from The Immortal...

Sugar Pie DeSanto - "My Baby's Got Soul"
Darrell Banks - "Angel Baby (Don't You Ever Leave Me)"
Major Lance - "Phyllis"
Wendell Watts - "Kiss a Good Thing Goodbye"

Jimmy Briscoe & the Beavers - "My Fallin Angel (You Turned Out to Be a Devil)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Friday, October 01, 2010