Monday, August 29, 2011

Lost & Found playlist for 8/25/11

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

Background music for the show - George Benson - Beyond the Blue Horizon

Larry Davis - "As the Years Go Passing By"
The Rolling Stones - "Down Home Girl"
B.B. King - "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother"
Mississippi John Hurt - "Monday Morning Blues"
Bo Diddley - "Who Do You Love?"

George Jackson - "I Can See Sadness Ahead for Me"
Arlene Brown - "I'm a Streaker Baby"
James Knight & the Butlers - "Just My Love for You"
Bobby Womack - "Woman's Gotta Have It"
Boz Scaggs - "Waiting for a Train"

O.V. Wright - "The Time We Have"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Love Her"
Booker T. Jones - "Progress"
Carla Thomas - "Stop Thief"
Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Band - "Ja Vas Revenir"

Joe Tex - "Funny How Time Slips Away"
Andrew Brown - "You Made Me Suffer"
Big Bill Broonzy - "Black, Brown, and White Blues"
Jimmy McGriff - "Fat Cakes"
King Floyd - "Handle With Care"

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo Diddley - "Goin' Down Slow"
Little Richard - "Baby What Do You Want Me to Do"
Clay Hammond - "You Messed Up My Mind"
Robert Moore - "Am I Wasting My Time"
Freddie King - "My Credit Didn't Go Through"

James Carr - "I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore"
Doug Anderson - "Mama, Here Comes the Preacher"
Earl King w/ the Meters - "You Make Me Feel Good"
Marvin & Johnny - "Cherry Pie"
Chuck Berry - "My Ding-A-Ling" (Live Version, edited)
Jimmy Holiday - "I Can't Stand It"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Copyright law explained

No, really, it isn't as boring as you think it might be.

Stevie Wonder - "You Haven't Done Nothin'"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oh fuck...R.I.P. Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber

Nick Ashford obit.

Jerry Leiber obit.

Great appreciation from Melinda Newman.

Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff on the passing of Nick Ashford:
Philadelphia, PA – “Nick Ashford was truly one of our favorite songwriting colleagues and producers. He and Valerie Simpson had a major impact on Gamble & Huff's songwriting career, as Nick was responsible for producing a song we wrote, ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,’ with Motown. Nick heard the song after we wrote it for Dee Dee Warwick and made it a major hit for Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations together. We also worked with Ashford & Simpson on ‘Is It Still Good to You,’ which they wrote for Teddy Pendergrass, and they did an excellent job. We’re longtime admirers of Ashford & Simpson as one of the greatest songwriting teams ever. Nick was a multi-talented artist, and he will be truly, truly missed by both of us.”
Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff on the passing of Jerry Leiber:

From Leon Huff:
“Jerry Lieber was a great inspiration and was vital to the start of my songwriting career. I also had the fortunate opportunity to play piano on many Leiber & Stoller recording sessions as a musician in the early days. When I had dreams of being a producer, I met Leiber & Stoller in the Brill Building when they called me to play on ‘Boy From New York City.’ I was so nervous, but when I started grooving, that's when I really settled down, because Jerry and Mike cut some really groovy records.  That was a great time for me as a studio musician. I’ll never forget Leiber & Stoller because they helped me get the knack of the studios. Jerry will be missed".

From Kenneth Gamble:
“I admire him as one of the great songwriters of our time. All of his songs – from Elvis Presley and the Coasters straight through to Smokey Joe’s CafĂ© – were a testament to his stature. As a songwriting team, when you work together so long and one of you passes, the partner loses a person with a truly special connection. We send our condolences to Michael Stoller, their families and their friends.”

Farewell.

This sucks. We are losing too many invaluable soul people.

Lost & Found playlist for 8/18/11

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

Background music for the show: Nat Adderley - Work Song

The Buckeye Politicians - "Girl I Could Love You More"
Chris Clark - "Whisper You Love Me Boy"
The Cavaliers - "Ooh It Hurts Me"
The Fabulous Denos - "Once I Had a Love"
Alice Clark - "Chains of the Arms of Love"

Gloria Jones - "Share My Love"
Mary Johnson - "These Tears"
Jimmy Ruffin - "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me"
The Determinations - "Bing Bong Goes My Heart"
The Millionaires - "You've Got to Love Your Baby"

Found Song of the Week: Grey Reverend - "Box"

Bobby Womack - "Tarnished Rings"
Father's Children - "Dirt and Grime"
The Drifters - "When My Little Girl is Smiling"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "It Should Have Been Me"

Stone Coal White - "You Know"

The Blues Cellar:

Johnny Young - "Deal the Cards"
Memphis Minnie - "Me and My Chauffeur Blues"
Marilyn Scott - "Beer Bottle Blues"
Buddy Guy - "South Side Jumps"
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Jesus is on the Mainline"

Lou Bond - "To the Establishment"
Joe Bataan - "I'm No Stranger"
Marta Baizan - "Te Vere en Septiembre"
King Nando - "Mama's Girl"
Lola Flores - "El Televisor"

Swamp Dogg - "Synthetic World"
Mary Gresham - "Let's Walk Down the Street Together"
Doris Duke - "A Little Bit of Your Love"
Clarence Reid - "Don't Look Too Hard"
The Persians - "Gee, What a Girl"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost Highway. A fill-in on 8/13/11

Intro: "Lost Highway" - Johnny Horton

Kitty Wells - "Sincerely"
Bobby Bare, Sr. - "The Streets of Baltimore"
Elvis Presley - "One-Sided Love Affair"

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "The Seasons"
Sonny James - "Just a Matter of Time"
Charlie Feathers - "Wild Side of Life"
Asie Payton - "I Love You" (Acoustic version)
Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Band - "Ja Vas Renevir"

The Moondoggies - "Black Shoe"
Justin Townes Earle - "Poor Fool"
Kris Kristofferson - "The Best of All Possible Worlds"
Goose Creek Symphony - "Rush on Love"
Boris McCutcheon & the Salt Licks - "Bad Road, Good People"

Robert Ellis - "Friends Like These"
Drag the River - "Leaving in the Morning"
Gram Parsons - "Wheel of Fortune"
Hank Williams - "Angel of Death"
The Great Book of John - "Black Heart"


Dawes - "If I Wanted Someone"
Bob Dylan & the Band - "Apple Suckling Tree"
Malcolm Holcombe - "Becky's Blessed (Backporch Flowers)"
John Doe - "Sweetheart"
Magnolia Electric Company - "Whip-Poor-Will"

Lucero - "Nights Like These"
Josh T. Pearson - "Woman, When I've Raised Hell"
Whiskey Folk Ramblers - "Into that Slide"
Lenny & the Piss Poor Boys - "Lowenbrau"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Darling, Do You Remember Me?"

Possessed By Paul James - "Ferris Wheel"
The Louvin Brothers - "Katie Dear"
Wanda Jackson - "Half as Good as a Girl"
Cajun Gems - "Bless This Snack"

The Beaten Sea - "Turn Out Empty"

Lost & Found playlist for 8/11/11

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


Background music for the entire show: Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everybody [Remix Album]

Shirley Wahls - "That's How Long (I'm Gonna Love You)"
The Millionaires - "And the Rains Came"
Philip & the Faithfuls - "What'cha Gonna Do"
The Stratoliners - "Your Love"
Spencer Wiggins - "Love Attack"

O.V. Wright - "When You Took Your Love From Me"
Them Two - "Am I a Good Man?"
Junior Parker - "(Ooh Wee Baby) That's the Way I Feel About You"
The Extremes - "How I Need Your Love"
Big Frank & the Essences - "I Won't Let Her See Me Cry"

Found Song of the Week: "Santos and Ken" - The Stepkids

Joe Tex - "I'll Never Break Your Heart, Pts. 1 & 2"
The Gospel Chandeliers - "Honesty is the Best Policy"
The Falcons - "Girl of My Dreams"
Dennis Coffey - "Don't Knock My Love"

Jimmy Holiday - "I've Been Done Wrong"
The Emeralds - "Baby You've Got Me"
The Cheques - "Deeper"

The Blues Cellar:

Frank Frost - "Pocket Full of Money"
The James Cotton Blues Band - "Don't Start Me Talking"
"Big Mama" Thornton - "I'm Feeling Alright"
Shakey Jake Harris - "Family Blues"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Darling, Do You Remember Me?"

Willie Wright - "Nantucket Island"
George Perkins - "A Man in Love"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "When I Get This Feeling"
Syl Johnson - "This Heart of Mine"
Memphis Minnie - "Me and My Chauffeur Blues"

David & the Giants - "Ten Miles High"
The Milestones & Littler Leroy - "The Joker"
George & Greer - "To Me It's Storming"
Bobby Hutton - "Come See What's Left of Me"
Elbie Parker - "Please Keep Away from Me"

Ike & Tina Turner - "I Love Baby"
The Cherry People - "And Suddenly"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, August 01, 2011

R.I.P. Gene McDaniels

Gene McDaniels, at 76; soared up charts as versatile singer, writer of Roberta Flack hit

 

NEW YORK - Eugene McDaniels, whose mellifluous voice brought him high onto the Billboard charts several times in the early 1960s and who later wrote “Feel Like Makin’ Love,’’ which Roberta Flack took to the top of the charts in 1974, died Friday at his home in Kittery Point, Maine. He was 76.

With his four-octave range, Gene McDaniels, as he was first professionally known, hit number three in the spring of 1961 with “A Hundred Pounds of Clay’’ and number five later that year with “Tower of Strength.’’ He last hit the Top 40 with “Spanish Lace’’ in late 1962.
Mr. McDaniels’s songs, including those he wrote for other artists later in his career, jumped from jazz to blues to ballads to gospel and could be laced with cultural criticism and political protest.
The lyrics of his bluesy up-tempo song “Compared to What,’’ recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1969 by the pianist and singer Les McCann and the saxophonist Eddie Harris, include:

“The president, he’s got his war Folks don’t know just what it’s for Nobody gives us rhyme or reason Have one doubt, they call it treason’’ After hitting number one in 1974, Flack’s rendition of Mr. McDaniels’s swooning “Feel Like Makin’ Love’’ (“Strollin’ in the park/Watchin’ winter turn to spring/Walking in the dark seein’ lovers do their thing’’) was nominated for a Grammy. It has since been covered by numerous artists. Eugene Booker McDaniels was born in Kansas City, Kan., to Booker and Louise McDaniels. The family later moved to Omaha, where his father was a minister. He sang in the church choir, became enthralled by jazz, attended the Omaha Conservatory of Music, and moved to Los Angeles when he was 19. There he began performing jazz as a solo singer before meeting and performing with his jazz idol, McCann. That led to his signing with Liberty Records. Later in his career, Mr. McDaniels became a producer for, among others, organist Jimmy Smith and singers Nancy Wilson and Merry Clayton. Mr. McDaniels’s first two marriages ended in divorce. Besides his wife, the former Karen Thompson, he leaves five sons, Dylan Patterson, London, Christopher, Django, and Mateo; a daughter, Dali; a sister, Patricia Nichols; and nine grandchildren. Although Mr. McDaniels was absent from the charts as a performer after the early 1960s, his writing continued to leave its mark. His songs “have substantial melodies and rich, useful harmonies,’’ Don Heckman wrote in The New York Times in 1970, adding that it was “difficult to think of any other composer since Bob Dylan who has managed so well to find musical expression for the swirling cultural currents that envelop us.’’

A video for "Tower of Strength"