Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lost & Found playlist for 12/19/13

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Mr. T. Bone & Friends - Instrumental Session, Vol. 1

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "We Get Along"
Mamie Perry - "Lament"
Lionel Torrence - "Moscow Twist"
The Entertainers - "I Need Someone"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Or Down You Fall"

Albert King - "Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)"
Todd Rundgren - "Slut"
The Hollywood Stars - "Shine Like a Radio"
The Rolling Stones - "Come On"
Ike Turner - "You're Driving Me Insane"

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "You'll Be Lonely"
Betty Harris - "Henry Lee"
Dorothy Ashby - "Come Live With Me"
Bo Diddley - "I'm High Again"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Derrik Roberts - "There Won't Be Any Snow (Christmas in the Jungle)"

Darrell Banks - "Don't Know What To Do"
Carl Sims - "Pity a Fool"
Brenton Woods - "I Like the Way You Love Me"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "If You Live the Life, You Pay the Price"
The Blues Busters - "I Don't Know"

Freddie King - "(I'd Like To) Make Love To You"
Dionne Warwick - "Walk On By"
Percy Mayfield - "Nothing Stays the Same Forever"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Get Up and Get Out"
Barrett Strong - "Misery"

Shirley Ann Lee - "All I Have to Depend On"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Somebody Saw You"

The Sensational Propheteers - "I'm Battling"
Robert 'Nighthawk' Johnson - "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down"
George Jackson - "I Don't Need You No More"

Eddie & Ernie - "Bullets Don't Have Eyes"
The Spinners - "Truly Yours"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Again)"
Little Willie John - "It Only Hurts a Little While"

The Band - "Christmas Must Be Tonight"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


This has to be the greatest Christmas special the best rock band in the country. I feel like I've just seen Santa's sleigh being pulled by a bunch of unicorns...or something. Seriously, this is awesome.

One WMBR Music Director's Best 30 Records of 2013


Dear all,

Well, we're at the close of another great year in music. Below, in alphabetical order, are the 30 pieces of music that really got to me this past year. I don't really have a favorite, per se, but if you made me pick I think I would choose the Moondoggies' Adios, I'm a Ghost. I have a real soft spot for bands that know who and what they are and simply play good, old fashioned rock and roll without the bullshit. Glossary is that kind of band and so are the Moondoggies, especially on this record. I'd love to hear what you think, what I've missed, and what you think I got wrong in the comments. Well, that's not true. I'd like to hear from everyone except my co-music director, Patrick Bryant. I have a general idea what he thinks. :-)

As always if you are curious about any of this music please support the artists and don't download them for free from the interwebs. Go buy 'em so they can keep on keepin' on.

Here's to 2014!

Happy holidays,

Christopher, Co-Music Director, WMBR, 88.1 fm


1860 / Artificial Daylight / Konunglega Siglingasambandi├░

Billy Bragg / Tooth & Nail / Essential Music

Caught A Ghost / Nightworks / +1 Music

Death Hymn Number 9 / Third Degree Moon Burns / Alternative Tentacles

Doomriders / Grand Blood / Deathwish, Inc.

Dylan Ryan Sand / Sky Bleached / Cuneiform

The Excitements / Sometimes Too Much Ain't Enough / Penniman Records

Greg 'Stackhouse' Prevost / Mississippi Murderer / Mean Disposition

Hidden Masters / Of This & Other Worlds / Rise Above

Hiss Golden Messenger / Haw / Paradise of Bachelors

John Grant / Pale Green Ghosts / Partisan Records

John Murry / The Graceless Age / Evangeline Recording

Joel R.L. Phelps & the Downer Trio / Gala / 12XU

Kurt Von Stetten / Broken, but not undone / Static Motor

Laura Mvula / Sing to the Moon / RCA

Love / Black Beauty / High Moon Records

Lucero / Texas & Tennessee / ATO Records

Mark Mulcahy / Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You / The Mezzotint Label

Missing Monuments / S/T / Dirtnap Records

Mona & Maria / My Sun / Jansen Plateproduksjon

Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band / Promises To Deliver / Dead Broke Records

The Men / New Moon / Sacred Bones

Wooden Wand / Blood Oaths of the New Blues / Fire Records

New Model Army / Between Dog and Wolf / Eagle Rock Records

Paul Messis / Case Closed / State Records

The Resonars / Crummy Desert Sound / Burger Records

Rhys Chatham / Harmonie du soir / Northern Spy

Sam Amidon / Bright Sunny South / Nonesuch

Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses) / The Low Highway / New West

The Moondoggies / Adios, I'm a Ghost / Hardly Art

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lost & Found playlist for 12/12/13

"Little Richard, don't you know that James Brown can beat you dancing? I said, 'beat me dancing?' 'Have you ever thought about that he don't look like me?'"

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: V/A - I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America 1950-1990 from Light In The Attic Records

Jack Tucker - "Crazy Do"
Prince Conley - "I'm Going Home"
Barbara Lynn - "This Is the Thanks I Get"
Slim Harpo - "Baby Scratch My Back"
The Falcons - "I Got a Feeling" [Demo Version feat. Joe Stubbs vocal]

Hall & Oates - "I'm Sorry"
Graham Parker & the Rumour - "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"
Warren Zevon - "Meet Me In L.A."
Linda Hopkins - "Shake a Hand"
Helene Smith - "Willing and Able"

Carla Thomas - "I Kinda Think He Does"
Penny & the Quarters - "You and Me"
Percy Mayfield - "Memory Pain"
The Canes - "Why Should I Suffer With the Blues"
Otis Redding - "Merry Christmas Baby"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Southern Bells - "Viet Nam"

The Burden Lifters - "Bless the People Everywhere"
The Upsetters - "Zang Zang Zay"
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "It Hurts to Be Alone"
Sammy Brown - "Got To Leave This Town"

Lee Harris - "I've Got To Have Somebody's Love"
The Showstoppers - "Do You Need My Love?"
Josh White, Jr. - "That's My Song"
Barbara Moore - "Steam Heat"
Bobby Charles - "Rosie"

George Jackson - "It's Hard To Say No" [Demo Version]
Billie Holiday - "But Not For Me"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Joy To the World"

Chuck Berry - "Let's Do Our Thing Together"
Paul Kelly - "It's My Baby"

The Fran-Cettes - "Late In the Evening"
Marjorie Ingram - "Take a Look At Another Fool"
Prince Phillip - "Fool For a Woman"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Lost & Found playlist for 12/5/13

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My thanks to Joanie Lindstrom for filling in for me on Thanksgiving Day. You can hear her show in the archives for another week.
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H A P P Y 81st B I R T H D A Y, Little Richard!!!

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Herbie Hancock - The Complete Album Collection Sampler

Little Richard - "Southern Child"
The Animals - "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"
Otis Rush - "All You Love (I Miss Loving)"
The Kelly Brothers - "I'm So Glad Today"
Debbie Taylor - "I Get the Blues"

The Rolling Stones - "Everything Is Turning to Gold"
Koko Taylor - "Blue Prelude"
Don Nix - "When I Lay My Burden Down"

Found Song of the Week: Mona & Maria - "Silent Summer" from the 2013 LP My Sun

Honey, Ltd. - "For Your Mind"

Junior Murvin - "Lucifer"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: "Help (God Help America)" - Charlie Whitehead

The Sensational Saints - "The War Is Over"
Van Morrison - "Midnight Special"
Guitar Slim - "Sufferin' Mind"
Little Richard - "She's My Star"

The Soul Brothers Six - "What You Got"
The Brothers of Soul - "Come On Back"
Flora D - "You're Gonna Cry"
Esther Phillips - "Don't Feel Rained On"
The Turn Arounds - "Ain't Nothin' Shakin'"

Little Richard - "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
The Kinks - "Uncle Son"
Big Maybelle - "The Masquerade Is Over"
Prince Buster - "Oh Love"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: Medley: "I Don't Know What You Got/Ooh, My Soul"

Frances Burr w/ the K.J. Trio - "I Say No No More"
Otis Williams & His Charms - "Dynamite Darling"
The Idols - "Just a Little Bit More"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around"

Chuck Carbo - "Take Care of Your Homework"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 11/21/13

Note: The Flamin' Groovies took over the station on November 14th, 2013. Bob Dubrow filled in for me so he could host them. It kicked ass. Here is the video for "Teenage Head." Watch it before reading the stuff below. Ok? Ok.

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters

Doris Duke - "I Don't Care Anymore"
Z.Z. Hill - "Touch 'Em With Love"
Rod Stewart - "Oh, No Not My Baby"
Jimmy Reed - "I Ain't Got You"
Johnny Nash - "I Lost My Baby"

Carla Thomas - "I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life"
Delores Hall - "The Weight Has Shifted (To My Side)"
Bobbie Gentry - "Your Number One Super Fan"
Lee Hazlewood - "Forget Marie"
Tony Joe White - "9 Foot Sack"

Freddie King - "If You Believe (In What You Do)"
Albert King - "The Very Thought of You"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: "Hey! Uncle Sam" - The Combinations

Smokey Hogg - "Look In Your Eyes Pretty Mama"
A.C. Littlefield & the Original Bells of Joy - "Done What the Doctor Could Not Do"

Darrell Banks - "Love Why Have You Forsaken Me"
Raw Spitt - "Put a Little Love In Your Heart"
George Jackson - "Instant Replay"
Donny Hathaway - "Don't Turn Away"
Mulatu Astatke - "Shagu"

Little Hawk - "Mister Bang Bang Man"
Derrick & Patsy - "Housewife's Choice"
The Wanderers - "You Can't Run Away from Me"
Loretta Branch Trio - "Just One More Time"
Jimmy Witherspoon & Richard "Groove" Holmes - "Everything"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "He's Not Just a Soldier"

Tony Ashley & the Delicates - "I'll Never Be Satisfied"
Darrow Fletcher - "I Like the Way I Feel"
Justine "Baby" Washington - "Let Love Go By"
Flora D - "Way Out, Baby"
Harold Burrage w/ the Milt Bland Orchestra - "Please Love Me"
Slim Harpo - "I'm Your Bread Maker, Baby"

The Band - "Home Cooking"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers