Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Kinks, Jam, and Holly Golightly

As promised, here's disc two of The Kinks, The Jam and Holly Golightly. And if you're just discovering Holly Golightly and want more (and really, who wouldn't), I'd suggest starting here.

No Big Thing Holly Golightly
Did You See His Name? The Kinks
In The Crowd The Jam
Anyotherway Holly Golightly
Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' Bout That Girl The Kinks
Holloway Jail The Kinks
Time To Go Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Thick as Thieves The Jam
Picture Book The Kinks
And Your Bird Can Sing The Jam
Stoned Out of My Mind The Jam
Mellow Down Easy Holly Golightly
David Watts The Jam
Look For Me Baby Holly Golightly
Lola The Kinks

Friday, September 23, 2011

Absolutely Mod Out There: The Kinks, The Jam, and Holly Golightly

While it's still sticky and humid out here in the northeast, fall will soon be upon us which means (at least to me) that it's time for some Kinks, Jam and Holly Golightly. I'll post disc two next week.

Party Line The Kinks
Girl on the Phone The Jam
Mary-Ann Holly Golightly
Sally Go Round the Roses Holly Golightly
Monday The Jam
Gotta Get The First Plane Home The Kinks
Through Sun and Wine Holly Golightly
Who'll Be The Next In Line The Kinks
Town Called Malice The Jam
Trans-Global Express The Jam
She Said Holly Golightly
Big Black Smoke The Kinks
Time Will Tell Holly Golightly
Yo-Yo The Kinks
That's Entertainment The Jam

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ray Price: Night Life

I know I've been over indulging a bit in music from the early 1960s, but when I found out that Ray Price's superb 1963 release Night Life was out of print, I thought I owed it to folks to post it. Great selection of songs, Price's voice never sounded better, and a who's who of top studio musicians (Buddy Emmons and Jimmy Day on steel guitar, Pig Robbins on piano, Grady Martin on guitar, etc.)

Introduction and Theme/The Night Life
Lonely Street
The Wild Side Of Life
Sittin' And Thinkin'
The Twenty-Fourth Hour
A Girl In The Night
There's No Fool Like A Young Fool
If She Could See Me Now
Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
Are You Sure
Let Me Talk To You

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nobody's Baby Now: 60s Pop and Soul Nuggets

I do realize that a lot more music is made (or at least formally released) today than 40-50 years ago, but it still surprises me how much good music from the 1960s (and 1970s) remained largely in obscurity. In that spirit, here's 22 1960s female soul and pop nuggets - a bunch of them made at least a little dent on the soul and pop charts of that time (it's mostly stuff from 1965-1968), but I tried to stay away from the big hits and really popular performers.

Broken Hearted Fool Inez Foxx
Please Don`t Wake Me The Cinderellas
Thank Goodness For The Rain Peanut
They Say Big Girls Don't Cry Beverly Williams
It's My Time Drew-Vels
There's Something the Matter Cynthia & The Imaginations
Don't Cry Irma & The Larks
My Lover Barbara & The Browns
Tainted Love Gloria Jones
Ev'ry Day Billie Davis
Putty in Your Hands Jean & the Statesides
What am I doing here with you Twinkle
Thrills and Chills Helene Smith
Mixed Up, Shook-Up Val McKenna
High flying bird Maggie Hammond
No One Else June Conquest
Talking About My Baby Gloria Walker
Selfish One Jackie Ross
Hurting Over You Boy Janet & The Jays
See If I Care Ria Bartok
Close Your Eyes Bonnie
I'm Nobody's Baby Now Reparata And The Delrons

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Triple Bill: Neko Case, Rachel Flotard, and Kelly Hogan

I keep hoping that the next time Neko Case tours, the opening acts will be her backup singers: Kelly Hogan and Rachel Flotard (of Visqueen). For a variety of reasons, that's unlikely to happen, so here's a mixtape of the three (and if you're just discovering Kelly Hogan and Rachel Flotard, I recommend both of Hogan's solo releases and Visqueen's King Me).

I'll Go To My Grave Loving You Kelly Hogan
Beautiful Amnesia Visqueen
Soulful Shade Of Blue Neko Case
Dreaming Man Neko Case
Papa Was A Rodeo Kelly Hogan & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Witchcraft Rachel Flotard (w/Jon Rauhouse)
Harbor Lights Kelly Hogan (w/Jon Rauhouse)
The Next Time You Say Forever Neko Case
Look Alive Visqueen
Last To Know Visqueen
(It's A Mighty Thin Line) Between Love And Hate Kelly Hogan & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Timber Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
Right Or Wrong Kelly Hogan
So Long Visqueen
Thrice All American Neko Case & Her Boyfriends