Friday, November 16, 2012

The Profiles - "If I Did'nt Love You"

Ok, you've earned it. Here's the Profiles for your Friday.

Dear all,

Thanks to your generosity during the WMBR 2012 Fundraiser, I raised an astonishing $4508 for the station. Needless to say that is my all-time high and exactly $1000 more than last year. I am humbled by your willingness to help out and I hope that you will get something out of the station in the coming year that will justify your faith in and contribution to me and my little radio show.

Much love, much love,


Lost & Found playlist for 11/15/12

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Brian Eno - LUX

Bobby Charles - "No Use Knocking"
Ron Wood - "I Can Feel the Fire"
The Beatles - "Memphis, Tennessee"
Sapiens - "Ask Yourself Why Babe"
Graham Parker & the Rumour - "White Honey"

Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Don't Turn Me Away"
The Jerry Williams Group - "I'll Get Back to You"

Found Song of the Week: The Strypes - "I Wish You Would" from their new EP Young, Gifted, & Blue

Bill Wilson - "Black Cat Blues"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "Evening"

Rodriguez - "I Wonder"
Jimmy Castor - "Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You"

Leftcoast Leftover from the Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man, Patrick Bryant: A two song tribute to the great, recently departed Terry Callier. "Occasional Rain" and "Trance on Sedgewick Street" both from the 1972 LP Occasional Rain released on Cadet Records.

Click here for an obit.

Toni Williams - "Tearing Down My Mind"
The Checkers - "I Wasn't Thinkin', I Was Drinkin'"
George 'Wild Child' Butler - "Jelly Jam"

Ray Stinnett - "You Make Me-Feel"
Alphonso Lovo - "La Gigantona"
Dixie Dee & the Rhythm Rockers - "Maxine"
The Vagrants - "The Final Hour"
Bill Nelson - "End of the Seasons"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Keep a Knockin'" [Unexpurgated Version]

The Catalinas - "Banzai Washout"
The Kinks - "She's Got Everything"
Los Escombros - "Magnetism"
Howlin' Wolf - "You Gonna Wreck My Life"

Lee Durrell & the Tamaras - "You Gave Me Love"
Eddie Holland - "I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To"
Marlena Shaw - "Nothing But Tears"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Fundraiser TOMORROW!

Dear all,

If you are reading this post it is because you have donated to my radio show in the past or might be willing to donate to it this year. In previous years I wrote a whole song and dance about why you should help me but I'm not going to that this year. You've had enough bullshit slung at you the last few months via the election. Instead, I am simply going to ask you all for a small donation-really anything from $1-$1000-to support my dinky little radio show. The fundraiser starts tomorrow at 6 am and you can donate to my program-Thursday Lost and Found-by clicking on the pledge form link below anytime starting at 6 or by calling the station between NOON and TWO PM tomorrow. The number is 617-253-8810. Thanks to the kind folks at Daptone Records, I am able to give the first 25 people who donate at least $25 to my show a copy of Charles Bradley's No Time for Dreaming. He is a 62 year old man who just put out his first record. For reals. Here is the video of him performing his song "The World (Is Going Up in Flames)"...just tell me you don't want a copy.

Anyway, you are all good friends of the station and I know it sucks to be asked for money (especially after an election when many of you already gave out money to the candidates and as well as being right before Thanksgiving) but I am sure all of you know how much music in general and this radio station in particular mean to me and that I would be profoundly grateful for your support. If you can't swing it, no worries. This isn't a deal breaker going forward for anything. If you can, however, would you please?

It will only take a second tomorrow via phone or interwebs. Here's the phone number again: 617-253-8810 and the secure pledge site link:


Thank you all, in advance, for the support.

Much love, much love,


P.S. The previous year's totals are as follows:

2005: $780
2006: $1500
2007: $1150
2008: $1700
2009: $2245
2010: $3200
2011: $3508
2012: ?

I plan on beating 2011.

Lost & Found playlist for 11/1/12

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: V/A - The Very Best of Concord Music Group

Graham Parker & the Rumour - "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"
The T-R's - "The Vamp"
Alex Chilton - "I Can Dig It"
Little Joe Hinton - "Let's Start a Romance"
Small Faces - "What'cha Gonna Do About It"

Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" [Extended Version]
Jesse James - "Are You Gonna Leave Me?"
The Rumblers - "Harlem Nocturne"
Connie Allen - "Rocket 69"
Moby Grape - "Come in the Morning"

George Jackson - "The Feeling is Right"
Arthur Alexander - "Solitary Man" [Hotel Demo Version]
Sam Cooke - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Lenny Rocco - "Parisian Twist"

Leftcoast Leftover from the Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man, Patrick Bryant: Mickey & Them - "U.F.O."

Kuni Kawachi & Flower Traveling Band - "Kirikyogen"
The Preachers - "Just Don't Complain"
The Abstracts - "Gone Away"
The Sorrows - "Baby"
Jimmy Hughes - "A Little Shot of Rhythm & Blues"

Willie West - "Fairchild"
Bobbie Dee - "I Don't Love You"
The George Benson Quartet - "Stormy Weather"
Wendy Rene - "He Hasn't Failed Me Yet"
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Cosmic Funk"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Peace in the Valley" & "Without Love"

Candi Staton - "For You"
Howard Tate - "Ain't Nobody Home"
Charles Bradley - "No Time for Dreaming"

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Sail Away"
T-Bone Walker, Jr. - "Empty Feeling"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers