Monday, December 19, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 12/15/16

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Introduction"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "We Get Along"

Intro: "Do It!" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - True Blue

Box Scaggs - "He's a Fool for You"
The Rolling Stones - "Blue and Lonesome"
The Who - "Daddy Rolling Stone"
Graham Parker & the Rumour - "Hold Back the Night"
Terry Dolan - "See What Your Love Can Do"

Sharon Jones - "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
Shakey Jake Harris - "More Bad Luck"
Little Junior Parker - "Worried Life Blues"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "Never Knew This Kind of Hurt Before"
The Famous Luckett Brothers - "Help Me to Carry On"

Willie Nelson - "Little Dealer Boy" [Happy Legalization Day!]

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Rev. Oris May - "Another Christmas Without My Son"

Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band - "What's in the Headlines Today?"
The Steelers - "Crying Bitter Tears"
Laura Nyro - "Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)"

Bo Diddley - "Bo Diddley"
Ron Holden & the Thunderbirds - "Who Said There Ain't No Santa Claus?"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Something's Changed"
Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"
Jesse May Hemphill - "Take Me Home with You, Baby?"

The Jewels - "Gotta Find a Way"
Leon Hayward - "Spice of the Blues"
O.V. Wright - "If It's Only for Tonight"
The Swan Silvertones - "Rock My Soul"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Mama Don't Like My Man"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Kansas City/Hey-Hey Hey-Hey" [1986 Version]

The Riverbottom Nightmare Band - "Nightmare"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "How Do I Let a Good Man Down?"
Nina Simone - "You Don't Pay Them No Mind"
Charles Taylor - "Nothing Between"

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

One WMBR Co-Music Director's Favorite 31 Records of the 2016

Completely subjective, I get that. Even so, these are better than most other things out there now.


I made a Spotify playlist you can check out if you are interested here (I think you need a Spotify account to access it however):

[N.B. Some artists or albums aren't on Spotify and thus aren't included in the playlist. They are Yusef Lateef, Gloria, Sao Paulo Underground, They Say The Wind Made Them Crazy. I've linked each artist to a website where you can hear music from the albums below.]

[Albums in no particular order for insanity's sake]

The Urges - Time Will Pass (Mersol Music)

Jon Bryant - Twenty Something (Self Released?)

Helms Alee - Stillicide (Sargent House)

The Golden Grass - Coming Back Again (Listenable Records)

Yusef Lateef - Live at Ronnie Scott's (Gearbox Records)

Adia Victoria - Beyond the Bloodhounds (Atlantic Records)

The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming (Red House Records)

Gloria - in excelsis stereo (Howlin' Banana Records)

Barbara Hannigan / Hans Abrahamsen / Andris Nelsons - let me tell you (Winter and Winter)

Putnam Smith - 99 Desires (Self Released?)

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome (Interscope)

Black Black Black - Altered States of Death and Grace (Aqualamb Records)

Emitt Rhodes - Rainbow Ends (Omnivore Recordings)

Garden Gate - Dark Harvest (Golden Brown)

Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse)

Sao Paulo Underground - Cantos Invisiveis (Cuneiform Records) 
Ural Thomas and the Pain - S/T (Mississippi Records)

Chocolate Genius - Truth vs Beauty (NØ FØRMAT!)

De La Soul - and the ANONYMOUS NOBODY (A.O.I., LLC)
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate (Polydor, Ltd.)

The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood (4AD)

They Say The Wind Made Them Crazy - Far from the Silvery Light (Tofu Carnage Records)

Charles Bradley - Changes (Dunham/Daptone Records)

Eli "Paperboy" Reed - My Way Home (Yep Roc)

The Excitements - Breaking the Rule (Penniman Records)

Benji Hughes - Songs in the Key of Animals (Merge Records)

Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia (Lefse Records)

The Yearning - Evening Souvenirs (Elefant Records)
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
The Early Years - II (Sonic Cathedral)

Matt Berry - The Small Hours (Acid Jazz)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Roll Call of the Best Listeners in the Country

F U N D R A I S I N G 👊  2016

Stephen in Boston
Scott in Boston
Marty in Andover
David in Reading
Wyatt in Weston
Rob in Guelph, Canada
Alicia in Jamaica Plain
Bill in Acton
Sherri in Richmond, VT
Joanna in Denver, CO
Noah in West Roxbury
Tarik in Newtonville
Hal in Belmont
Bruce in Stony Brook, NY
Frank in Pembroke
Stephen in Somerville
Stephen in Lexington
Joe in Saugus
Rodney's Book Store in Cambridge
Steve in Gloucester
Peter in Weston
Tony in Medford
Deborah in Randolph
Russ in Wellesley Hills
Joshua in Beverly
Tom in Scituate
Michael in Malden
Canada in Reading
Sean in Gloucester
Don in Williamsport, PA
Alex in Concord
Michael in Lexington
Elizabeth in West Roxbury
Hugh in Arlington
Marc in Jamaica Plain
William in Ashburnham
Brian in West Roxbury
Chris in New York, NY
Scott in London, England
Joe in Belmont
John in Wakefield
Pete in Weymouth
John in Lynn
Tom in Seattle, WA
Joshua in Chicago, IL
Howard in Northampton
William in Reading
Kim in Somerville
Ethan in Collierville, TN
Stephanie in Cambridge
Amy in Brooklyn, NY
Ken in Brookline
Jon in Montville, NJ
Andrea in Albuquerque, NM
Michael in Brookline
Rebekah in Worthing, England

T H A N K   Y O U   A L L! 

Lost & Found playlist for 11/10/16

F U N D R A I S I N G  *  2 0 1 6

Thank you to all who pledged to WMBR this past week in general and a hearty I LOVE YOU to all who pledged the Thursday Lost & Found on November 10th. With your help I had the best fundraiser I've ever had which, when all the dust settles, will look a lot like $6,000!!! WOOOHOOO! I am so grateful and humbled...really, it is incredible. I will be putting up a roll call of my supporters right after this post.

Intro: "For the Love of Money" - The O'Jays

Background Music for the Show: Chris Joss - Sticks

Bobbie Gentry - "Touch 'em With Love"
George Jones - "Loving You Can Never Be Better"
Joe Jackson - "Baby Stick Around"
Todd Rundgren - "Time Heals"
Cher - "I Walk on Guilded Splinters"
Bobby Charles - "Small Town Talk"
The Band - "Home Cookin'"

The Found Song of the Week: Durand Jones & the Indications - "Make a Change" from the 2016 LP Now I'm Gone

Pajama Slave Dancers - "(Thank God for) College Radio"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Mel & Tim - "Mail Call Time"

The Blues Busters - "I Won't Let You Go"
Ondatropica - "I Ron Man"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Midnight Rider" [NEW 7"]
Albert King - "(I Love) Lucy"
Warren Zevon - "Keep Me in Your Heart"
Them - "Don't Look Back"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Darling, Do You Remember Me?"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: Medley for Fundraising

The Equals - "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys"
Rod Stewart - "Crying Laughing Loving Lying"
Solomon Burke - "Home in Your Heart"
The Dixie Nightingales - "I Don't Know"

Outro: "Thank You" - The Remains

Friday, November 04, 2016

This Is Home, a film about Leon Bridges

I think y'all will like this. I know I sure did. Leon is one of the great hopes for the future of classic soul music at a time when it appears to be melting away in front of our very eyes.

This Is Home from Squarespace on Vimeo.

Lost & Found playlist for 11/3/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background Music for the Show: New York Art Quartet - Old Stuff

Little Walter - "Blue and Lonesome"
Don Preston - "Underdog Blues"
Ronnie Dawson - "Wiggle Waddle Woman"
Elmore James - "You Know You're Wrong"
The Rolling Stones - "Hate to See You Go" [NEW!]

Pat Clayton - "I Said No" [REQUEST}
Leon Bridges - "Ball of Confusion"
Yvonne Elliman - "Sweeter Memories"
Harold Andrews - "You're a Winner" [Groovy Version]
Bobby Hebb - "Yes or No or Maybe Not"

Ferlin Husky - "Love Your Spell Is Everywhere"
Leslie Gore - "The Road I Walk"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Lou Rawls - "The Politician"

David Ruffin - "You Make Me Do Things (I Don't Want to Do)"
Mary Jane Hooper - "Psychedelphia"

The Three Sounds - "Blue Genes"
The Four Tops - "Hey Man/We Gotta Get You a Woman"
Dusty Springfield - "A Song for You"
Billy Jo Spears - "Can't Change My Heart"
Clifton Chenier - "Everybody Calls Me Crazy"

The Gospel Ensemble - "What You Need"
The Windy City Four - "Don't Let the Devil Ride"
Ted Taylor - "Days Are Dark"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Send Me Some Lovin'" [Take 9]

Billy Young - "Have Pity on Me"

Alan Lee Brackett - "I Don't Care What You Do Anymore"
Todd Rundgren - "Honest Work"
Steve Douglas - "If You're Ever in Doubt About It"
Betty Davis - "It's My Life" [Take 8]
Donald Lee Richardson - "You Got Me in the Palm of Your Hand"

Richard Cook - "Love Is So Mean"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 10/27/16

First, if you want to find those two books I talked about on air they are The Sympathizer and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (though there are better books on this subject IMHO)
by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffiths w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban

Bobby Charles - "He's Got All the Whiskey" [Long Version]
John Lee Hooker - "I Need You"
Mr. Stress Blues Band - "Break Song 1"
Pisces - "Oh Lord!"
John Tinsley - "Keep Your Hands Off 'Er, She Don't Bear Touching"

Elmore James - "Coming Home"
Lillian Offitt - "That Man Don't Work"
Howard Tate - "Ain't Nobody Home"
Frankie Lee Sims - "My Talk Didn't Do No Good"
Muddy Waters - "Rolling Stone (Catfish Blues)"

Ronnie Forte - "That Was Whiskey Talkin'"
Frank Motley & the Hitch-Hikers w/ the Mighty Pope - "Mr. Fortune"
Morgus & the Ghouls - "Morgus the Magnificent"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: David Clayton Thomas & the Bossmen - "Brainwashed"

Sir Calvin Coolidge - "Big Diesel Man"

Meic Stevens - "Left Over Time"
Tucker Zimmerman - "Another Normal Day"
Jeannie C. Reilly - "He Made a Woman Out of Me"
Otis Redding - "Trick or Treat"
Terry Teene - "Curse of the Hearse"

The Chapells - "Are You Ready?"
Penny & the Quarters - "You and Me"
Henry Gray - "Cold Chills"
Nick Waterhouse - "Katchi"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "I Got It" [Alternative Take]

The Blues Busters - "Sometimes (Love is a Special Thing)"
The Gospel Ensemble - "What You Need"
The Jubilee Hummingbirds - "I Won't Have to Cry No More"
Lee Fields & the Expressions - "I'm Coming Home"
Magic Sam - "Blue Light Boogie"

Mad Man Taylor - "Rock 'n' Roll Espanola"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, October 24, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 10/13/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Milt Jackson - Statements

Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Glory Hallelujah"
Muddy Waters - "My Love Strikes Like Lightning"
The Soul Explosives - "Ain't No Sunshine"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "The Time Has Come"
Little Feat - "Long Distance Love"

The Rolling Stones - "Just Your Fool" [NEW]
The Staple Singers - "I'm Willin' (Part 1)"
The Entertainers 4 - "Just Ain't My Day"
Gene & Eddie & the Nightcaps - "It's So Hard"
Winfield Parker & the Shyndells Band - "Sweet Little Girl"

Buddy Howard - "Devil Dream Song"
Tina Turner - "Bayou Song"
Elvis Presley - "I've Got a Thing About You Baby"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Joycelyn - "Soldier in Saigon"

Betty Harris - "Nearer to You"

Little Denise - "Check Me Out"
The Blonde Bomber - "Strollie Bun"
Arlene Brown & Lee "Shot" Williams - "Impeach Me Baby"
Stormie Winters - "Foolish Dreamer"
B.B. King - "Goin' South (Pt.1)"

Memphis Slim - "I'm Crying"
O.V. Wright - "I'll Take Care of You"
Bobby Powell - "Peace Begins Within"
Otis Rush - "My Love Will Never Die"
Lowell George - "20 Million Things"

Big Maybelle - "I Know Love"
Chuck Berry - "Surfin' Steel"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "It's No Secret"

Esquerita - "Just Another Lie"
B.B. Butler - "I Hope I Don't Cry"

Johnny Nash - "Don't Cry"
The Blues Busters - "Love Me Forever"
The Equals - "Georgetown Girl"
Jimmy Cliff - "Use What I Got"
The Mighty Terror & His Calipsonians - "T.V. Calypso"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 8/25/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

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

Free - "Travelin' in Style"
Joe Cocker - "Woman to Woman"
Ray Agee - "It's Hard to Explain"
Frijid Pink - "Boozin' Blues"
The Bo-Kays - "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"

Andrew Watts & the Gospel Storytellers - "Peter & John"
Lee Moses - "What You Don't Want to Be"
Jimmy Cliff - "Dearest Beverly"
Swamp Dogg - "Synthetic World"
Ural Thomas & the Pain - "Deep Within My Heart"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Raving Madd - "I Said Oh No No No (What's In It for Me)"

Todd Rundgren - "We Gotta Get You a Woman"
George Jones - "I Just Don't Give a Damn"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Loneliness Hurts"
James Davis - "Your Turn to Cry"

J.J. Jackson - "Let the Show Begin"
The Melodians Steel Band - "Fur Elise"
Frankie Lee - "Don't Make Me Cry"
The Impressions - "The Young Mods Forgotten Story"
David Ruffin - "One of These Days"

Roosevelt Grier - "C'mon Cupid"
The King-Pins - "It Won't Be This Way (Always)"
Tommy & Eddie - "I Love My Baby)"
Irma Thomas - "A Woman Will Do Wrong"
Big Maybelle - "The Same Old Story"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Over Yonder"

Esquerita - "Believe Me When I Say That Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay"
The Wailers - "Bama Lama Bama Loo"
The Du-Ettes - "Stop, Call the Cops"
Bobby Scott - "I Gotta Run"

Helen Moore - "Get Away Blues"
Kenny Wells - "Isn't It Just a Shame"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 8/11/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Duke Ellington - Anatomy of a Murder

Willie Wright - "Nantucket Island"
Sly & the Family Stone - "Say You Will"
Hopeton Lewis - "This Music Got Soul"
Shanti - "Lord, I'm Comin' 'Round"
The Fabulous Peps - "I Can't Get Right"

Noel McKoy - "Brighter Day"
Ann Sexton - "I Had a Fight with Love"
Poverty Train feat. Geree Gonzalez - "Love and Funky Music"
The Rolling Stones - "Stewed and Keefed"
Elmore James - "I'm Worried"

Major Lance - "It's the Beat"
Big J.D. Wright - "Now She Wants to Leave"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Bobby Powell - "Peace Begins Within"

Jimmy Seals - "The Yesterday of Our Love"
Charles Bradley - "You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)"

The Blues Busters - "I Won't Let You Go"
Yvonne Carroll - "A Little Bit of Soap"
Carl Henderson - "I'm Scheming"
Huey 'Piano' Smith - "Everybody's Whalin'"
Joe Tex - "Baby, You're Right" [Version 2]

Peg Leg Howell - "Broke and Hungry Blues"
The Vals - "Compensation Cheque"
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Poverty Stricken Chicken"
Sounds of the City Experience - "Baby It's the End"
The Moonglows - "Twelve Months of the Year"

Otis Redding - "Keep Your Arms Around Me"
Virgil Griffin & the Rhythm Kings - "Forgotten Lover"
Memphis Slim - "Darling, I Miss You"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Money"

The Devilles - "Down on the Farm"

Swamp Dogg - "Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home"
George Jackson - "Talking About the Love I Have for You"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 8/4/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: James Brown - Soul Pride: The Instrumentals

The Revelators Quartet - "Atom Bomb"
Leroy Soileau - "Wish You Were Here"
Baby Ray - "Just Because"
The Monarchs - "Til I Hear It From You"
The Spontanes - "Share My Name"

Eggs Over Easy - "I'm Still the Same"
Jesse Harper - "Hole in My Hand"
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - "P.I.M.P." [NEW]
Allen Toussaint - "Victims of the Darkness"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Still Here" [NEW]

Dionne Warwick - "Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets"
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "You Ought to Be Ashamed"
Earl Hooker - "Is You Ever Seen a One-Eyed Woman Cry?"
Albert King - "I Need a Love"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Matt Jones - "Hell No, I Won't Go"

Clayton Love - "The Big Question"
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - "Wild Child"
Padded Cell - "Nothing to Look Forward To"
The Dukays - "The Girl's a Devil"
Dennis Landry - "Miss Hard to Get"

Esquerita - "Sinner Man"
The Imperial Gospel Singers - "I'll Shout When I Get Home"
Ural Thomas & the Pain - "Can You Dig It?"
The Dynamics - "I Don't Want Nobody to Lead Me On"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Ain't Nothin' Happenin'"

Gladys Knight & the Pips - "I've Got to Use My Imagination"
O.V. Wright - "You're So Good to Me"
Bill Withers - "Can We Pretend"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Midnight Rider" [NEW]
The Doobie Brothers - "Slippery St. Paul"
George Jones - "Imitation of Love"

George Jackson - "I Can't Leave Your Love Alone"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 7/21/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith w/ Billy Sha-Rae's Band

Background music for the show: Jimmy Smith - Open House/Plain Talk

George Jones - "Till I Hear It from You"
Rusty & Doug - "Dream Queen"
Billy Fury - "I Will"
Doodle Duncan - "Death Row"
Cornell Blakely - "Don't Do It"

Bat McGrath - "Perfect Fool"
Dan Greer - "I Don't Want No One Way Love"
Bud Harper - "Mr. Soul"
Ural Thomas & the Pain - "Now You Love Me"
Hoagy Lands - "Lighted Windows"

Oliver Nelson - "Skull Session"
Cymande - "Brothers on the Slide"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Gloria Edwards - "Something You Couldn't Write About"
The Staple Singers - "Let's Do It Again"
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - "Tomorrow's Not Promised"

Terry Reid - "Sabyla"
Arthur Alexander - "Love Letters"
Lattimore Brown - "Only I Can Tell the Story"
Smith - "Jason"
The Blues Magoos - "There's a Chance We Make It"

James Carr - "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man" [Version 2]
Lane Relations - "Everything On Earth"
Otis Redding - "Gettin' Hip"
Vi Campbell - "Seven Doors"
Big Maybelle - "That's a Pretty Good Love"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Born on the Bayou"

Tutti Hill - "When the Going Gets Rough"
Junior Lewis - "It Won't Work Out"
Bobby Lu Cure - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
The New Wanderers - "This Man in Love"

Bobby Lester & the Moonlighters - "So All Alone"
George Jackson - "I Can See Sadness Ahead for Me"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 7/14/16

Intro: "Do It" - Johnny Griffith

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Roots Man Dub

Shakey Jake Harris - "Sawed Off Shotgun"
Jo-Ann Kelly - "Driftin' and Driftin'"
The Relatives - "Evil World"
Chubby Checker - "Slow Lovin'"
The Rolling Stones - "Get Yourself Together" [Unreleased Track]

Sly Stone - "Help Me with My Broken Heart"
Lee Rogers - "I Need Your Love"
Eddie & Ernie - "Bullets Don't Have Eyes"
Ozz & the Sperlings - "Can You Qualify?"
Bill Withers - "Three Nights and a Morning"

Coo-Coo Rachas - "Track Down"
Diana Ross - "I Don't Care Where the Money Is"
Betty Davis - "My Soul Is Tired" [Take 9]

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Country Gentlemen - "Viet Nam Roulette"

Pandamonium - "It's a Long Time"

Melvin Carter - "I've Got Memories" [Demo Version]
Steve Dixon - "Depend On Me"
Gloria Walker - "Please Don't Desert Me Baby"
Rev. Jesse L. Douglas - "Let God Abide"
Mick Jagger - "Evening Gown"

Howlin' Wolf - "Who Will Be Next?"
Kelly Gordon - "Independently Poor"
Sly & the Family Stone - "Poet"
Curtis Knight Zeus - "The Devil Made Me Do It"
Joe Hicks - "Ruby Dean" [Single Edit]

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "The Most I Can Offer"

Billy Hamlin - "If You Ain't Got No Bread (You Might As Well Stay Home In Bed)"
The Human Beinz - "Every Time Woman"
Lyme & Cybelle - "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"
Dan Penn - "Reaching Out for Someone"

Dolly Lyon - "Palm of Your Hand"
Howard Tate - "Question"
Pat Clayton - "I Said No"
Billy Sha-Rae - "I Found the One"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 6/23/16

Intro: "Monkey Island" - The J. Geils Band

Background music for the show: Ben Webster - King of the Tenors

Alex Chilton - "Make a Little Love"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "What Are You Gonna Do"
Lotti Golden - "A Lot Like Lucifer (Celia Said Long Time Loser)"
Them - "Could You, Would You?"
Penny & the Quarters - "You and Me"

Allen Toussaint - "Viper's Drag" [NEW]
The Rolling Stones - "Worried About You"
Annette Peacock - "Blood"
Poor Boys - "I Won't Take No for An Answer"

The Found Song of the Week: Durand Jones & the Indications - "Smile" from the 2016 Colemine S/T LP

Bettye LaVette - "You Killed the Love"
The Equals - "Another Sad and Lonely Night"
The Blues Busters - "You Had It All Wrong"
The Golden Tones of Savannah, GA - "Why Can't We Love Our Fellow Man"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Freddie Scott - "Johnny's Hill"

Faces - "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing, or Anything..."
Frankie Miller - "Little Angel" [Original Mix]
The J. Geils Band - "Cry One More Time"
Jimmy Reed - "Little Rain"
J.B. Lenoir - "The Mojo Boogie"

Tommy Ridgley - "Double Eye Whammy"
Demon Fuzz - "I Put a Spell on You"
Black Merda - "Ashamed"
Parliament - "Little Old Country Boy"
Jim Ford - "I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Troubles of the World"

The Marquees - "Wyatt Earp" [Featuring Marvin Gaye]
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - "Open Up the Back Door"
The Rhythm Rockers - "Get It On!"
The Swingin' Medallions - "Lonely Drifter"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 6/2/16

The National Rotisserie Chicken Day Show!

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

Background music for the show: Brad Mehldau Trio - Blues and Ballads

Kip Tyler - "Shadow Street"
The Niteshades - "I'm Not Going to Worry"
Bobbie Gentry - "Find 'Em, Fool 'Em, Forget 'Em"
The Equals - "Georgetown Girl"
The Rolling Stones - "Hey Negrita"

Little Beaver - "I'm Losing the Feelin'"
Charles Williams - "Moving Up"
Annette Peacock - "Love Me Tender"
William Bell - "Poison in the Well" [NEW]
Howard Tate - "Brand New Me"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Barbara March - "Private So and So"

Milkwood - "Bring Me Back"
Rodriguez - "Climb Up on My Music"
Tony Joe White - "Don't Steal My Love"
Scott Cunningham - "Morning Madness"

The Righteous Brothers - "Nobody's Gonna Take Me (To This Feelin')"
Pastor T.L. Barrett - "After the Rain"
James Brown - "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"
Little Milton - "It's Amazing"
Marvin Gaye - "Piece of Clay"

The Sweet Inspirations - "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Don't Deceive Me, Please Don't Go"

The Modern Jazz Quartet - "Fugato"
Reverend Cleophus Robinson - "Morning and Evening"
Billy Daniels - "Woe Woe Woe"

The Tams - "Shelter"
Billy Butler - "Lady Love"
Lou Pride - "I'm Com'um Home in the Morning"
Billy Lamont - "Shake and Jerk"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 5/26/16

A special 'Fixin'-To-Die Rag' look at the Vietnam War on this Memorial Day weekend

The book I mentioned. The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen

This is Viet Thanh Nguyen's newest work. It is a book about the legacy and memory of the war.

The documentary I mentioned was My Father's Vietnam.

The John Kerry, Bob Kerrey, and John McCain editorial I discussed is here.

An amazing article about US vets moving to Vietnam at the end of their lives from the BBC. "I know this is where I have to be - the war is over, and I will die here" - David Edward Clark, Veteran
* * *

The music from today's show:

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand

Black Merda - "Prophet"
The Steelers - "Get It From the Bottom"
The Equals - "I'm a Poor Man"
Wendy Rene - "Bar-B-Que"
Kool & the Gang - "Summer Madness"

Todd Rundgren - "Baby Let's Swing" [Full Length Version]
Tavares - "Free Ride"
The Dells - "There Is"
The George Benson Quartet - "Summertime"
Aaron Neville - "You Can Give But You Can't Take"

Rod Stewart - "Blind Prayer"
Freddie King - "Yonder Wall"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag Memorial Day Set:

Johnny Wright - "Hello Vietnam"
Robert Kolen - "Vietnam"
Hope Parker - "POWs of the U.S.A."
Change of Pace - "Bring My Buddies Back"
Covered Wagon Musicians - "We Say No to Your War"
Patrician Denson & the Soul Expressions - "Home From Vietnam"

The Falcons - "Romanita"
Alvin 'Red' Tyler - "Classy Lassie"
Brook Benton - "Devoted"
Little Joe Blue - "If You Love Me Like You Say You Do"
Joe Tex - "The Only Girl (I've Ever Loved)"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" [Rehearsal Version]

Ralph 'Soul' Jackson - "Match Box"
Joe Murphy - "So Blue"
Lorraine Rudolph - "I Keep Coming Back for More"
John Fred & His Playboys - "Love Comes In Time"

Stanley Winston - "No More Ghettos in America"
Percy Sledge - "Walkin' in the Sun"
George Jones - "When Two Worlds Collide" [with Margie Singleton]

Outro: "Spreadin' Honey" - The Clangers

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 5/19/16

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Art Farmer - The Meaning of Art

Rick Danko - "Sip the Wine"
Eric Mercury - "Love Is Taking Over"
Jackie Hunt - "Security of Love"
Bill Moss & the Celestials - "I Can't Give Up Now"
William Bell - "The Three of Me" [NEW!!!]

"Baby Face" Willette - "Mo-Roc"
Memphis Slim - "I'm Crying"
B.B. King - "Sweet Thing"
Barbara Lewis - "He's So Bad"
Pat Clayton - "I Said No"

Bob Brown - "If I'd Live Alone"
The Rugbys - "You, I"
Billy Joe Royal - "I Knew You When"
The Tikis - "Little Miss Lovelight"
The Dramatics - "(Gimme Some) Good Soul Music"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Flora Molton - "The Sun Will Shine In Vietnam"

The Supreme Highlights - "Drowning in the Sea of Sin"
O.V. Wright - "Pledging My Love"
George Jackson - "That From the Heart"
Clarence Murray - "Dancing to the Beat"

William Bell - "Mississippi-Arkansas Bridge" [NEW!!!]
Bill Withers - "Kissing My Love"
Johnny Nash - "That's the Way We Get By"
Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers - "Out In the Country"
The Supremes - "Your Kiss of Fire"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "I Love My Baby" [Take 2]

Etta James - "Nobody Loves You Like Me"
Ernie K-Doe - "Wanted $10,000.00 Reward"
Cookie Jackson - "Love Brings Pain"
Harold Curington - "One Day Girl"

Little Mary Staton - "Steppin' Stone"
Little Ann - "Deep Shadows"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 5/12/16

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

Background music for the show: Chris Joss - Sticks

The Ides of March - "Friends of Feeling"
McGuinness Flint - "Friends of Mine"
Dave Clark - "Draggin' the Line"
Barry Fantoni - "Little Man in a Little Box"
Willie Nelson - "Pins and Needles (In My Heart)"

Pat Clayton - "I Said No"
Candy McKenzie - "Walking in the Sun"
Dusty Springfield - "Breakfast in Bed"
Tony Orlando - "Halfway to Paradise"
Albert King - "What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?"

The Blues Busters - "Your Love"
Big John Hamilton & Doris Allen - "Them Changes"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: J.C. Sims - "Viet Nam"

George Jones - "I'll Share My World With You"
Lee Williams & the Cymbals - "I Love You More"

Ike & Tina Turner - "Too Much Woman (For a Henpecked Woman)"
Rasputin's Stash - "Sweet Vibe"
The Modulations - "Rough Out Here"
Stevie Wonder - "At the Go-Go"
The 35th Street Band - "The Dance of Love"

Nookie Boy - "I've Got a Feeling for You Baby"
Rose Mitchell - "Baby Please Don't Go"
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I'm Not Made Out of Clay"
The Music City Soul Brothers - "Looking for My Baby"
The Afro-Blues Quintet - "Some Velvet Morning"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Why Don't You Change Your Ways?" [1962, Mercury Records]

Big Boy Groves & Little Margie - "Yes It's You"
Eddie Whitehead - "Give This Fool Another Chance"
Goldie & the Gingerbreads - "Look for Me Baby"
The Dontells - "Moanin' and Groanin'"

Charley Pride - "In the Middle of Nowhere"
Tom T. Hall - "That's How I Got to Memphis"
Johnnie Taylor - "Changes"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 4/28/16

Intro: "Muzik Megaton" - Little Woo Woo & the Moroccos

Background music for the show: Horace Silver - Song for My Father

Frankie Miller - "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
Phoebe Snow - "No Show Tonight"
Maggie Bell - "As the Years Go Passing By"
Van Morrison - "Heavy Connection"
B.B. King - "Trouble Trouble Trouble"

Cher - "I Walk on Guilded Splinters"
Solomon Burke - "These Things Love Will Make You Do"
The Rolling Stones - "High & Dry"
Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green - "Travelin'"
Huelyn Duvall - "Comin' or Goin'"

Lee Moses - "I Can't Take No Chances"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Leon Rausch - "Hanoi Jane"

Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Half Pint of Whiskey"
Ike & Tina Turner - "I'm Fed Up"
Joy Hamilton w/ the Gene Mason Sextet - "You Got My Nose Open Baby"

The Powerlight Gospel Singers - "Things Will Get Better"
Rev. Willie Morganfield - "Are You Satisfied?"
Slim & the Supreme Angels - "Some Sweet Day"
Pastor T.L. Barrett - "After the Rain"
The Blues Busters - "Wide Awake in a Dream"

Gloria Jones & Marc Bolan - "Sky Church Music"
Clarence Carter - "Do What You Gotta Do"
Jerry Washington - "I Don't Need Nobody"
Tommy Ridgley - "Heavenly"
The Raves - "Tell Me One More Time"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Bonnie Marone" ["Live" Version, Modern Records, 1967]

Mary Johnson - "These Tears" [Brass Version]
Joan Duvalle - "Lucky Girl"
Amos Milburn - "Heartaches That Make You Cry"
J.J. Jackson - "Oo Ma Liddi"

The Kinks - "Completely"
Syl Johnson - "Take Me to the River"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost Highway 4/23/16. A fill-in.

Intro: "Lost Highway" - Band of Ruhks

The Jordan Singers - "Will You Save Me?"
The Mississippi Nightingales - "Don't Let Him Ride"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Mama Don't Like My Man"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)"
Leon Bridges - "Daisy Mae"

Johnny Price - "Marihuana, the Devil Flower"
Left Arm Tan - "Gonna Find Me a Rock"
Jesse Bruce - "Demon of Jealousy"
Jimmy Donley - "My Forbidden Love"
The Moondoggies - "Stop Signs"

The Holy Ghost Electric Show - "Levee of Your Heart"
Jerry Lee Lewis - "When I Take My Vacation in Heaven"
Neil Merritt - "I Like to Booze It"
Richmond Fontaine - "Wake Up Ray"
American Aquarium - "Man I'm Supposed to Be"

Link Wray - "Fallin' Rain"
Linda Ronstadt - "Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad"
Sturgill Simpson - "All Around You"
Guitar Slim Green - "Shake 'Em Up"
B.B. King - "Whole Lotta Meat"

Hi Fi Guys - "Rock & Roll Kill My Mother"
The Cactus Blossoms - "Queen of Them All"
Wayne, Pat & Keith - "I'm Tired of You, Satan"
Harvest Singers - "I Killed Laura Palmer"
Caleb Caudle - "Tuscaloosa"

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "For Now So Long"
Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters - "My True Love"
Spade Cooley - "Rhumba Boogie"
Have Gun, Will Travel - "Spirit of Discovery"
Billy Pettinger - "Architects"

Lost & Found playlist for 4/21/16

Intro: "Jimbo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Young-Holt Unlimited - Mellow Dreamin'

Terry Reid - "Superlungs My Supergirl"
Todd Rundgren - "Wolfman Jack"
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate - "Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)"
Link Wray - "Georgia Pines"
J.J. Jackson's Dilemma - "Bow Down to the Dollar"

Rick Mason & Rare Feelings - "Two Against the World"
Guitar Slim Green - "Make Love All Night"
Ollie Collins, Jr. - "No Need to Cry"
Otis Blackwell - "Let the Daddy Hold You"
D.C. Washington - "The Mohawk"

The Challengers - "Johnny's October"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "All Right Miss Moore"
Little Joe Washington - "Bossa Nova and Grits"
Inell Young - "I Remember the Summer"
George McGregor & the Bronzettes - "Every Time I Wake Up"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: King Fighter - "Send Me Instead"

Labi Siffre - "A Little More Line"
Gloria Jones & Marc Bolan - "Sailors of the Highway"
Sister Pat Hall - "Sunken Rags"
94 East - "Games" [R.I.P. Prince]

Freddie Love - "Everybody's Doin' It"
Jerry Townes - "Three Sides to a Triangle"
The Ovations - "What Did I Do Wrong?"
Eddie Floyd - "Under My Nose"
Juanita Nixon - "Stop Knockin'"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Early One Morning"

Johnny Jenkins - "Bashful Guitar"
Arthur Conley - "Speak Her Name"
Roosevelt Powers - "Cruel World"
The Heavenly Lights - "Jesus Said It"

Johnny Price - "Marihuana, the Devil Flower"
Rev. Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore & His Gospel Singers - "Glory Glory (To His Name)"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Here's a long New Yorker article on Aretha Franklin...I still prefer Tina.

Aretha Franklin, New York, October 14, 1968 (contact print).

Lost & Found playlist for 3/24/16

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Chris Joss - Sticks

A Tribute to Tennessee...just for fun.

Al Green - "Memphis, Tennessee"
Bobby Hebb - "Night Train to Memphis"
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - "Tennessee Stud"
Ray Gant & the Arabian Knights - "Chattanooga Walk"
Dale Hawkins - "LA-Memphis-Tyler, TX"

Otis Redding - "Tennessee Waltz"
Bobby Charles - "Tennessee Blues"
Stick McGhee - "Tennessee Waltz Blues"
Bessie Jones & the Georgia Sea Island Singers - "Going to Chattanooga"
Piney Brown - "Nashville Wimmen"

LaVern Baker - "Hey Memphis"
Fran Farley - "Memphis Funk"
Anna King - "Tennessee Waltz"
Cecil Gant - "Nashville Jumps"
Ernie Fields & His Orchestra - "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

Rufus Thomas - "The Memphis Train"
Don Covay - "Memphis"
DeDe Turner Happening - "Outside of Memphis"

...back to normal...

Bobby Valentin' - "Keep the Faith"
Gabor Szabo - "Guantanamera"

The Found Song of the Week: The Cactus Blossoms - "Stoplight Kisses" from the 2016 LP You're Dreaming on Red House Records

The Everly Brothers - "Love Is Strange"
Tommy James & the Shondells - "Cleo's Mood"
George Jackson - "Take Your Love and Go"
Leon Bridges - "There She Goes"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Rip It Up" [VJ recording, 1964]

Blanche Thomas - "You Ain't Such a Much"
The Kings - "Just a Little Bit of You"
The Dontells - "Soul Nitty Gritty"
The Blues Busters - "Little Vilma"

Jr. Walker & the All-Stars - "Satan's Blues"
Josh White - "Good Morning, Blues"
John Gary Williams - "Just Ain't No Love Without You Here"
Jackie Washington - "Why Won't They Let Me Be"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 03/10/16

Intro: "Juke Box Boogie" - Doctor Ross

Background music for the show: Pharoah Sanders - Crescent With Love

Emmit Rhodes - "Friday's Love" [NEW!!!]
Jim Ford - "Family Tree"
Bobbie Gentry - "Slow Cookin'"
Guitar Crusher - "I Got to Know"
Witch - "Like a Chicken"

Love - "Everybody's Gotta Live"
Big Mama Thornton - "Born Under a Bad Sign"
Little Sonny - "The Creeper Returns"
The Minstrels - "Hey There Lonely Girl"
The Blues Busters - "I Won't Let You Go"

Eddie Heywood - "Winds In Autumn"
Little Willie John - "My Baby's In Love With Another Guy"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Kenny Rogers & First Edition - "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"

Joe Hicks - "Train of Thought"
Big John Hamilton - "Take a Chance With Me"

Joe Tex - "Hold What You Got"
The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Dark End of the Street"
Aretha Franklin - "You Are My Sunshine"
Elvis Presley - "Your Love's Been a Long Time Comin'"
Sam Dees - "It's All Wrong (It's All Right)"

The Snapshots - "I Need You"
The Fiestas - "So Fine"
The Falcons - "You're So Fine"
Johnny Nash - "Ooh Baby You've Been Good to Me"
Bobby Wilson - "Here Is Where the Love Is"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out of Tune)"

Al Simmons - "Old Folks Boogie"
Cledus Harrison - "Rock 'n' Roll in the Groove"
Clear Waters - "HillBilly Blues"
The Sterlings - "Hey Boy"

Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents - "Ratty Ratty"
Geno Washington - Hurt By Love"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 3/3/16

Intro: "Untitled" - The Harmonic Sounds

Background music for the show: Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy

Jerry Lee Lewis - "When the Saints Go Marching In"
Thee Midniters - "The Town I Live In"
The Dukes - "Leap Year Cha Cha"
Big Boy Groves - "Bucket O' Blood"
Big Jack Reynolds - "You Won't Treat Me Right"

The Treniers - "We Want a Rock 'n' Roll President"
Freddie King - "Do the Presidential Twist"
The Twistin' Kings - "White House Twist"
Johnny Taylor - "I Could Never Be President"
James Brown - "Funky President (People It's Bad)"

The Rance Allen Group - "Talk That Talk"
Jim Ford - "Rising Sign"
Freddie Robinson - "The Creeper"
Free - "Ride On a Pony"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Bloodrock - "Thank You, Daniel Ellsberg"

Leon Bridges - "Daisy Mae"
O.V. Wright - "Can't Find True Love"
Grover Mitchell - "Time Brings About a Change"
Lula Reed - "My Poor Heart"
Little Joe Hinton - "My Love Is Real"

George Jackson - "You Gotta Have Soul"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Baby, Don't Do It"
The Ovations - "Can't Be Satisfied"
Spencer Wiggins - "Let's Talk It Over"
James Conwell - "I Know, I'm Sure (I'm In Love)"

Charles Williams - "Chop Chop"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Just Come From the Fountain" [Recorded in 1959 in NY]

Little Richard - "Ain't No Tellin'"
Sammi Smith - "Saunders Ferry Lane"
The Violinaires - "The Upper Way"

Terry Reid - "Let's Go Down"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Monday, February 29, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 2/25/16

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Lester Young - Pres in Europe

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - "Star Bootlegger"
The Kinks - "Such a Shame"
Sidney Miller - "Pala-palvra"
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - "Baby Jane (Mo Mo Jane"
Screamin' Lord Jim & the Piccadilly Squares - "What's a Wooly Bully?"

Marvin Gaye - "Trouble Man"
Hall & Oates - "Had I Known You Better Then"
The Dells - "Let's Do It Over"
The O'Jays - "Ship Ahoy"
Todd Rundgren - "Be Nice to Me"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Leon Thomas - "Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' to Vietnam)"

Tyrone Davis - "Can I Change My Mind"
The Swordsmen - "Disgusted and Discouraged"
Bobby Taylor - "How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone"
Mavis Staples - "Dedicated" [NEW LP Livin' on a High Note]

Charles Bradley - "Things You Do for Love" [NEW LP Changes]
Bill Moss & the Celestials - "Gone at Last"
Muddy Waters - "Corine, Corina"
The Staple Singers - "New-Born Soul"
Sun Ra - "Saturn Moon"

Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "Wouldn't You Rather Have Me?"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Ooh, My Soul" [Recut for VJ in '64; Released in '65]

Andre Franklin w/ the Preston Epps Trio - "Say Yeah!"
Jimmy Gilford - "Misery Street"
Ann Fleming - "You're Just One Man"

The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "I'm So Tired"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 2/18/16

Outro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Trojan Presents: Dub

Magic Sam - "Call Me If You Need Me"
Van Morrison - "Keep It Simple"
The Relatives - "No Man Is an Island"
Eartha Kitt - "There Comes a Time"
Dan Greer - "Bless You"

Jackie Mittoo - "James Bond"
Young Growler - "Pussy Galore"
Jackie Mittoo - "From Russian With Love"
Lorraine Chandler - "You Only Live Twice"
Shirley Bassey - "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

Ike & Tina Turner - "I'm Going Back Home"
Oscar Weathers - "Just to Prove I Love You"
Johnny Nash - "I'm Leaving"
Bobby Womack - "Find Me Somebody"
Otis Redding - "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" [Live in London Version]

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Jackie Ross - "(Doctor Slaps) Man Is Born"

Marvin Gaye - "My Love For You"
Patti Drew - "Turn Away from Me"
Aretha Franklin - "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream"
Ray Charles - "Undecided"

The Blues Busters - "I Don't Know"
The Red Callendar Sextet - "Eee Ooo Voodoo"
The Piney Grove Spiritual Singers of Milledge, MS - "Get Back Satan"
Irma Thomas - "Wait Wait Wait"
Paul Kelly - "If This Old House Could Talk"

Percy Sledge - "Blue Water"
King Floyd - "Handle With Care"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Heeby-Jeebies" [Master Take]

Rubin Russell & His Tempo Rhythms - "My Eyes Don't Have the Heart to Cry"
Gary & the Hornets - "Patti Girl"

Shirley Gunter - "Send Him Back" [Take 6]
Lyndon - "The Very First Time"
Darondo - "The Wolf"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 2/11/16

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Herbie Hancock - The Essential Herbie Hancock

Otis Rush - "My Love Will Never Die"
The Rolling Stones - "Stop Breaking Down"
Freddie King - "Someday, After a While (You'll Be Sorry)"
Buddy Miles - "I Still Love You, Anyway"
Pieces of Peace - "Pass It On"

The Hombres - "Let It All Hang Out"
Ernie Hines - "Our Generation"
Darondo - "Didn't I"
The Uniques - "Fast Way of Living"
Everything Is Everything - "Ooh Baby"

Marvin Gaye - "Hope That I Don't Get My Heart Broke"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Daz Rene - "The Back Street"

Lou Bond - "To the Establishment"
Rodriguez - "I Wonder"
Demon Fuzz - "Disillusioned"

Wilber Harrison - "Happy In Love"
Nathaniel Mayer - "Well I've Got News (For You)"
The Jarmels - "Keep Your Mind on Me"
The Precisions - "Such Misery"
Clarence Paul - "Baby Don't You Leave Me"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "I'm Just a Lonely Guy"

Howlin' Wolf - "Look-a-Here Baby"
Bobby "Blue"Bland - "Sad Feeling"
Betty Perkins - "Trusting Everyday"
Sam Cooke - "Trouble Blues"

Howard Tate - "Give Me Some Change"
Mike Williams - "You Don't Want Me Around"
Toussaint McCall - "I'm Undecided"
Fontella Bass - "How Glad I Am"
Jaibi - "You Got Me"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 2/4/16

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Johnny Lytle - Possum Grease

Clean Living - "Jubal's Blues Again"
The James Cotton Blues Band - "Can't Live Without Love"
Bobby Whitlock - "Dearest I Wonder"
Tommy Ridgley - "Wish I Had Never"
Otis Clay - "Show Me What You Say"

Shakey Jake Harris - "Sawed Off Shotgun"
Howlin' Wolf - "Romance Without Finance"
Blue Mitchell - "Who Dun It?"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Don't Play Me Cheap"
Big Maybelle - "Oh Lord What Are You Doing to Me?"

Nina Simone - "I Shall Be Released"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: King Soloman - "Please Mr. President"

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "Love Me Right"
Bunny Sigler - "Always in the Wrong Place (At the Wrong Time)"

Inell Young - "What Do You See in Her?"
Delroy Wilson - "I Don't Know Why"
Jimmy Cliff - "Give and Take"
Joe Bataan - "Make Me Smile"
Harold Alexander - "Tite Rope"

Arthur Alexander - "It Hurts to Want It So Bad"
Dee Edwards - "His Majesty My Love"
Henry Lumpkin - "Don't Leave Me"
Edwin Starr - "Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.)"
Leroy Reynolds - "Love From Above"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Rose Mary"

Wilson Pickett - "I Can't Stop"
Joe Simon - "Get It in a Hurry"
Fran Farley - "Stop Boy"
Sly & the Family Stone - "(You Caught Me) Smilin'"

Warren Zevon - "Tenderness on the Block"
Chuck Carbo & His Band - "Take Care of Your Homework"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 1/28/16

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - The Chase!

Todd Rundgren - "Determination"
Joe South - "It Got Away"
Tim Hardin - "I Can't Slow Down"
The Poor Little Rich Kids - "Come Along and Dream"
Prix - "Girl"

Dan Penn - "I'm Living Good"
Mary Jane Hooper - "You've Got What I Want"

The Found Song of the Week: The James Hunter Six - "This Is Where We Come In" from the 2016 release HOLD ON! on Daptone Records

The Uniques - "How Lucky (Can One Man Be?)"
Baby Ray - "Saving My Love for You"

The Charmaines - "Eternally"
The Cooperettes - "Trouble"
Joe Hicks - "Home Sweet Home" [Part Two]
Lyn Collins - "Mama Feelgood"
Bobby Patterson - "Right On Jody"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Six Pak - "Bring 'Em On Home"

The Byrds - "You Ain't Going Nowhere"
The Band - "Stage Fright"
Bobby Charles - "You Came Along"

Betty Perkins - "Elijah Rock"
The Sandmen - "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"
Howlin' Wolf - "Somebody in My House"
R.L. Burnside - "Just Like a Bird Without a Feather"
Jimmy Smith - "The Cat"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Without Love"

Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Love Won't Be Mine"
Gino Parks - "For This I Thank You"
Roosevelt Jones - "I Say! That's All Right"
Billy Mills - "Sad Memories"

Ella Washington - "Doing the Best I Can"
George Jackson - "Walking the City Streets"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 1/21/16

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - Doin' Alright

The Jacks - "How Soon"
The Dixie Cups - "I'm Gonna Get You Yet"
Donald Jenkins & the Delighters - "I've Settled Down"
Sun Ra - "After Hours"
Louis Jordan - "65 Bars"

Earl Hooker - "Moanin' and Groanin'"
John Lee Hooker - "Teaching the Blues"
Slim & the Supreme Angels - "Why Was I Born"
Todd Rundgren - "Honest Work"
John Lennon - "Hold On"

Mavis Staples - "High Note"
Otis Redding - "Your One and Only Man"
Baby Ray - "Elvira"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Reactors - "1-A"

Tony Joe White - "Stockholm Blues"

Charles Williams - "Trees and Grass and Things"
Marvin Gaye - "I'm Going Home (Move)"
Kelly Gordon - "He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother"
"Baby Face" Willette - "Mo-Roc"
Charles Taylor - "Down on Poor Me"

John Bowie - "Help Me Pretty Baby"
Thomas Henry - "You Don't Want My Love"
Pearl Woods & the Upsetters - "Right Now"
Reverend Crum & His Mighty Golden Keys - "Don't You Know Me Thomas?"
The Famous South Land Singers - "Letter From Jesus"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Keep-a-Knockin'" [Take 4, the "drinkin' gin" version]

Otis Williams & the Midnight Cowboys - "How I Got to Memphis"
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson - "I Could Love You Baby"
Chuck Jackson - "Since I Don't Have You"
Little Willie John - "There Is Someone in This World for Me"

Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Alone"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 1/14/16

8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

R.I.P. David Bowie

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: Various Artists - Funk Jazz Brothers

David Bowie - "Sound & Vision"
David Bowie - "Andy Warhol"
David Bowie - "Criminal World"
David Bowie - "After Today"
Elvis Presley - "Black Star"

The Staple Singers - "We'll Get Over"
David Bowie - "C'est La Vie"
David Bowie - "Round and Round"
The Beatstalkers - "Silver Tree Top School for Boys"
David Bowie - "Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola"

Otis Clay - "Trying to Live My Life Without You"
David Bowie - "Right"
David Bowie - "Ballad of the Adventurers"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Toni Dae & Carl Knight - "Come Back from Vietnam"

Ron Galbraith - "Tell Me With Your Eyes"

Mabel John - "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Somewhere Between Right & Wrong"
David Bowie - "It's Gonna Be Me"
Bailey's Nervous Kats - "I Don't Know"
The King Bees - "Little Liza Jane"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Shake a Hand" [Take 2]

Otis Clay - "Find a Way"
Link Wray - "Black Swamp River"
T-Bone Walker - "I'm in An Awful Mood"
Harrold Burrage - "A Fool (For Hiding My Love From You)"

David Bowie - "Width of a Circle"
David Bowie - "Young Americans"

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lost & Found playlist for 1/7/16

Intro: "Whip You" - Chuck A. Luck & the Lovemen, Ltd.

Background music for the show: John Coltrane - Lush Life

Bryan Ferry - "I Love How You Love Me"
Todd Rundgren - "Black Maria"
The Fabulous Rhinestones - "Easy As You Make It"
Bobby Lance - "Shake Down Blues"
Tony Joe White - "Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll"

Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys - "St. Louis Blues" [Bob Wills Version]
Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade - "Yesterday's Wine"
Conway Twitty - "Hello Darlin'"
Wayne Chance - "Send Her to Me"
Clyde McPhatter - "I'm Movin' On"

The Staple Singers - "Bridges Instead of Walls"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Players - "I'm Glad I Waited"

Glass House - "If It Ain't Love (It Don't Matter)"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Try My Love Again"
Willie Mitchell - "Prayer Meetin'"

Big Maybelle - "Old Love Never Dies"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Rockin' the Same Old Boat"
O.V. Wright - "I Don't Know Why"
Clarence Reid - "Something Special About My Baby"
Charles Bradley - "Changes"

The Dramatics - "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"
Darrell Banks - "Mama Give Some Water" [Demo]

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "Brown Sugar"

Joni Wilson - "(Let Hurt Put You in the) Loser's Seat"
Miles Davis - "Little Blue Frog"

Muddy Waters - "Trouble In Mind"
Etta James - "I Worry 'Bout You"
Francine King - "Two Fools"
George Jackson - "Old Friend"
The Golden Tones of Savannah, GA - "I Will Answer When the Roll Is Called"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 12/31/15

Intro: "Cozy's Mambo" - Cozy Cole

Background music for the show: The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul

Eric Burdon & War - "Home Dream"
Bobbie Gentry - "The Girl from Cincinnati"
Leslie Gore - "I Can't Make It Without You"
Doris Duke - "We're More Than Strangers"
Rev. Roger L. Worthy & His Sister Bonnie Woodstock - "Get Back Satan!"

Davey Jones - "The Chase"
Nathaniel Rivers - "The Wicked Shall Cease from Troubling"
Dan Price - "Who's Gonna Sleep With Me"
The Mississippi Nightingales - "Don't Let Him Ride"
Ike & Tina Turner - "You Weren't Ready"

Merle Haggard - "Someday When Things Are Good"
Lyn Collins - "You Can't Beat Two People in Love"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Buddy Starr & the Starliners feat. George C. Partin - "Vietnam"

Baby Ray - "Your Sweet Love (Rained All Over Me)"
Sanford Clark - "Son of a Gun"

Jackie Lee - "Misery"
Rudy Preston - "Poor White Trash"
The Electro-Tones - "Ghost Train"
Troy Hess - "Please Don't Go Topless Mother"
Jimmy Merrill - "A Woman's Mind"

Tony Alvon & the Belairs - "Boom-Boom-Boom"
The Turquinetts - "Tell Me the Truth"
Travis Wammack - "Scratchy"
Vernon Herrell - "Slick Chick"
Johnny Knight - "Little Ann"

Lloyd Robinson - "You Said You Loved Me"
Betty James - "I'm Not Mixed Up Anymore"

Simon White's Little Richard Lost & Found: "I Found My Way"

Baby Dee - "Trapped"
George Jackson - "There Goes My Pride"

Clarence Carter - "Say a Little Prayer"
Arthur Alexander - "Baby This, Baby That"
The Pace Setters - "Victim of Loneliness"
Roy Arlington - "Everybody Makes a Mistake Sometimes"
Lou Courtney - "I'm Mad About You"
Pat Brown - "The Good Got to Suffer for the Bad"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers

Lost & Found playlist for 12/24/15

C H R I S T M A S * S H O W * 2 0 1 5

Intro: "Sleigh Ride" - Jon & the Nightriders

Background music for the show: Booker T. & the M.G.'s - In the Christmas Spirit

Dean Martin - "It Won't Cool Off"
Jimmy Donley - "Santa, Don't Pass Me By!"
Kitty Wells - "Christmas  Ain't Like Christmas Anymore"
Merle Haggard - "If We Make It Through December"
Ferlin Husky - "In Santa's Bag"

The Ebineezer Scrooge Appreciation Society - "Hang On Rudolph"
Cordell Jackson - "Rock and Roll Christmas"
Marguerite Trina - "The Rockin' Tree"
Jack Scott - "There's Trouble Brewin'"
The Wailers - "Christmas Spirit"

Mavis Staples - "Christmas Vacation"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Just Another Christmas Song"
The Stridells - "I Remember Christmas"
The Flirtations - "Christmas Time Is Here"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: The Salem Travelers - "A Letter for Christmas"

The Twistin' Kings - "Xmas Twist"
The Marcels - "Merry Twist-Mas"
The Enchanters - "Mambo Santa Mambo"
The Marquees - "Santa Done Got Hip"
The Invitations - "Skiing in the Snow"

Mike Oldfield - "In Dulce Jubilo"
Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System - "Xmas Done Got Funky"
James Brown - "Santa Claus Is Definitely Here to Stay"
Akim & the Teddy Vann Production Company - "Santa Claus Is a Black Man"
Don Smith - "Black Christmas"

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Little Jimmy Thomas - "Deck the Halls"
Detroit Jr. - "Christmas Day"
Darlene Love - "All Alone on Christmas"
Fat Daddy - "Holiday Baby"

The Insight - "Please Come Home for Christmas"
John Gaudet & the Laurels - "Xams Will Be Here Soon"
Kathy & Jimmy Zee - "Santa Claus Rock and' Roll"
The Hepsters - "Rocking and Rolling with Santa Claus"
The Bookends - "Christmas Kisses"

Billy Squier - "Christmas Is the Time to Say 'I Love You'"
Big Star - "Jesus Christ"

Outro: "Christmas Must Be Tonight" - The Band

Lost & Found playlist for 12/17/15

Intro: "Jambo" - Claude McLin

Background music for the show: Dexter Gordon - Daddy Plays the Horn

Little Joe Hinton - "I Won't Be Your Fool"
The Question Marks - "Don't Drop It (That's My Love You've Got)"
Geater Davis - "Sweet Woman's Love"
The Rolling Stones - "Winter"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects"

Bruce Cockburn - "Coldest Night of the Year"
Townes Van Zandt - "Hunger Child Blues"
Frankie Miller - "A Fool in Love"
Bobby Lance - "I May Not Have Enough Time"
Warren Zevon - "Carmelita"

Little Willie John - "Crying Over You" [Alternate Take]
Willie Williams - "Blues at Half Past Twelve"

The Fixin'-To-Die Rag: Private Charles Bowens & the Gentlemen from Tigerland - "Christmas in Vietnam"

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - "My Love Is Driftin'"
Little Milton - "More and More"

The Bookends - "Christmas Kisses"
Johnny Lytle - "Gunky"
The Jackson Southernaires - "Travel On"
Sam Cooke - "There'll Be No Second Time Around"
P.P. Arnold - "Life Is Nothing But"

Tony Joe White - "I Just Walked Away"
Ike & Tina Turner - "Don't Believe Nothing"
Art Jerry Miller - "You Can Always Depend on Me"
Lyn Collins - "Just Won't Do Right"
Maurice & Mac - "So Much Love"

Little Ed - "It's a Dream"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "You're Too Fast"
The Firebirds - "Living Doll"
The Twistin' Kings - "Congo, Pt. 1"
Terry Woodford - "Hit the Ground"

Jessie Hill - "My Love"
Lou Ragland - "I Travel Alone"
Sam Sweetsinger Bell - "Happy Birthday, Jesus"

Outro: "Beautiful Baby" - The Clangers