Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Playlist for 6-24-09: Hey there, summer

Back again after a week away and a playing-music-at-top-volume-all-alone-in-the-studio-at-midnight-good-time was had by, uh, me at least. New music from Dinosaur Jr., Patterson Hood and Daddy and fun WMSE library finds in the Dangtrippers, Carnival Season, Mono Puff and Bobby Sutliff. Played a song-title-of-the-year Chuck Mead ditty and recently interviewed the man himself for Country Standard Time. I’m planning an all-covers show next week. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.

Archives are here.

Bongo Beach - The Nelsonics - S/T (Tiki Tone)
Here Comes the Summer - The Undertones - S/T - (Rykodisc)
Suntans Are for Winners - The Smugglers - Mutiny in Stereo (Lookout)
Silly Girl - The Descendents - Somery (SST)
Summer Sun - Chris Stamey - DIY: Come Out and Play (Rhino)
Cyclone - The Nocturnes - Elemental Instrumentals!! Raw, Primitive Instrumental Rock From Cuca Records (Ace)

Love in a Bottle - Daddy - For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)
She Got the Ring (I Got the Finger) - Chuck Mead - Journeyman's Wager (Grassy Knoll)
Foolish Young Bastard - Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) (Ruth St.)
Double Sunglasses Sunday - New Town Drunks - The Ballad of Stayed and Gone (Hmm)

Over it - Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (Jagjaguwar)
What We Know - Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)
Walk Around - Volcano Suns - All Night Locust Party (Merge)
Another Song - Wake Ooloo - Hear No Evil (Pravda)

O'Dana - Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
My Mind - The Scruffs - Thank You Friends (Big Beat)
Going Home - Before Three ' Clock - Happen Happened (Frontier)
Masquerade - The Dangtrippers - Days Between Stations (Dog Gone)

7-inch Six Pack
Greasy Spoon – Hank Marr – 7” (Federal)
We Told You Not to Marry – Titus Turner – 7” (Glover)
Trip to the Moon – Gary U.S. Bonds – 7” (LeGrand)
Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu – Dicky Doo and the Don’ts - 7" (Swan)
Hey Sah-Lo-Ney – Mickey Lee Lane – 7” (Swan)
Flap Jacks, Part II – Googie Rene and His Combo – 7” (Class)

He Made a Women Out of Me - Bettye LaVette - Do Your Duty (Sundazed)
A Shot of Rhythm and Blues - Jimmy Hughes - The Best of Jimmy Hughes (Fame)
Working for My Baby - Lenis Guess - Aliens Psychos and Wild Things (Arcania)
Work it Out - Nathaniel Mayer - (I Want) Love and Affection (Not the House of Correction) (Vampi Soul)

Every Woman (Crazy About an Automobile) - Joe "King" Carrasco and El Molino - S/T (Tornado)
The Rains Came - Big Sambo & The House Wreckers - Birth of Soul, Vol. 3 (Kent)
Who Were You Thinkin' Of - Sir Douglas Quintet -Live Tornado (Tacoma)
Mendocino - Shawn Sahm - Keep Your Soul (Vanguard)

Anymore - Thelonious Monster - Next Saturday Afternoon (Relativity)
Please Don't Send Me to Heaven - Carnival Season - S/T (What Goes On)
Let's Stop the Fight - Curtiss A - Damage is Done (Twin/Tone)
Unsupervised, I Hit My Head - Mono Puff - Unsupervised (Bar/None)
She's A Hotel Detective - They Might Be Giants - 12-inch (Bar/None)

Hear You Talking - Beverly Jones with the Prestons - Destroy That Boy! More Girls With Guitars (Ace)
Hittin' on Nothing - Detroit Cobras - Mink Rat or Rabbit (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Next Victim - Plexi 3 - Tides of Change (Certified PR)
Crybaby - Sugar Stems - S/T (Self-released)

Run Chicken Run - Link Wray - Rumble: the Best of Link Wray (Rhino)
Try It - The Standells - The Best of (Rhino)
Crush on Me - Muck and the Mires - Hypnotic (Dirty Water)
Done it All Wrong - Hearts of Stone - S/T (Self)
Blues of The Teenage Mind - The Gondoliers - S/T (Earie)

So Old - The Vibekillers - Live at the Brewery (Self-released)
Raleigh - The Cartridge Family - Here Come the Rock Stars (Whiskeyjacket)
Red Clay - Chicken Wire Gang - Galvanized (Roost Electric)
Crazy Larry - Joe Romeo & The Orange County Volunteers - S/T (Robust)
Happy - Patty Hurst Shifter - Too Crowded on the Losing End (Evolution)

Miles & Miles to Go - Brad Jones - Gilt-Flake (Ginger)
Same Way Tomorrow - Bobby Sutliff - Certain Damage Vol. 1 (CMJ)
Right Time to Fly - Tommy Keene - In the Late Bright (Second Motion)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Free Ike

The Ike Reilly Assassination play Saturday night at 7:30 at the Summer Soulstice on North Ave. Should be a staggering evening, for sure. Here's a cool story my wife, Corri, wrote on Ike in 2008.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Zero Zero Hour this week ...

I'll be in Madison with my wife to see Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson and Justin Townes Earle. Marty of the Free-Form Funhouse Marties is sitting in for me this week. I will be back next week, however, with more independent label madness.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Zero Hour playlist for 6/10/09: Stax, It's What's for Dinner

A big, funky bucket of Stax was served this week as part of my I Love My Label segment, which spotlights assorted noteworthy independent labels. As I mentioned on the show, Stax is one of the great labels of all time, indie or otherwise, which is not all a new idea. It does, however, help indicate how difficult it is to sum up a label’s output, even in two hours time. Instead, I tried to give a bit of a Stax/Volt sampler, with perhaps more focus on the label’s early history. A Part 2 is certainly in order. Part 3 and 4, too. Well worth checking out, if you haven’t already, is the 2007 documentary on Stax, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

Archives are here.

I Wish It Was Friday- Chuck Mead - Journeyman's Wager (Grassy Knoll)
I Don't Want the Night to End - Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool (Yep Roc)
Roll Your Own - Fabulous Poodles - Goodbye Nashville, Hello Camden Town (Castle)
Still Love Rock And Roll - Ian Hunter - Old Records Never Die: The Anthology (Shout Factory)

Early in the Morning - Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey - hERE aND nOW (Bar/None)
Stormy River - Marshall Crenshaw - Jaggedland (429)
The Crooked Line - Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane and Sugarcane (Hear)
Slim Chance - Todd Snider - The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc)
Belle of the Bar - Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles - Live at WMSE, Vol. 9 (WMSE)

P.O. Box 9847 - Plexi 3 - Tides of Change (Certified PR)
Please Don't Come Around - Tommy Keene - In the Late Bright (Second Motion)
Awkward Kisser - Telekinesis - S/T (Merge)
Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn - Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)

Teen Beast - Los Straitjackets - The Further Adventures (Yep Roc)
Rock 'Til The End Of Time - Little Johnny And The Silvertones - I Still Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection (Norton)
Baptize Me in Wine - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Screamin' the Blues (Red Lightnin)

7-inch Six-Pack/ I Love My Label – Stax, Memphis, Tenn.
Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays - 7"
Tramp - Otis & Carla - 7"
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down - Sam & Dave - 7"
Gimme Some Good Soul Music - The Dramatics - 7"
The Best Years of My Life - Eddie Floyd - 7"
Lovin' On Borrowed Time - William Bell - 7"

I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding - The Otis Redding Story - (Atlantic/Stax)
Don't Be Afraid of Love - Oscar Mack - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Everybody Loves A Winner - William Bell - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Biggest Fool In Town - Gorgeous George - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
I'll Bring It Home To You - Carla Thomas - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Slow Train - The Staple Singers - Soul Folk In Action (Fantasy/Stax)

Can Your Monkey Do the Dog - Rufus Thomas - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Mini-Skirt Minnie - Sir Mack Rice - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Big Bird - Eddie Floyd - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) - Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (Fantasy/Stax)
Green Onions - Booker T. And The M.G.'s - Funky Broadway: Stax Revue Live At the 5/4 Ballroom (Fantasy/Stax)

Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone - Johnnie Taylor - Mojo Presents Stax Soul Power! (Mojo insert)
Don't Talk About Jody - Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff (Fantasy/Stax)
Weak Spot - Ruby Johnson - I'll Run Your Hurt Away (Fantasy/Stax)
Philly Dog - The Mar-Keys - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)

A Gift For You - Eric Mercury - More Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country (Trikont)
I Wish It Would Rain - O.B. McClinton - Stax Sings Songs of Motown Records (Concord/Stax)
I've Been Lonely For So Long - Frederick Knight - I've Been Lonely For So Long (Fantasy/Stax)
It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It) - The Soul Children - Chronicle (Fantasy/Stax)
What's Good For You (Don't Have To be Good To You) - Harvey Scales - The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 3: 1972-1975 (Fantasy/Stax)

Right On - Sons of Slum - The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 3: 1972-1975 (Fantasy/Stax)
Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes - Shaft OST (Fantasy/Stax)
Sweetback's Theme - Melvin Van Peebles - The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 2: 1968-1971 (Fantasy/Stax)
I'll Play The Blues For You [Live] - Albert King - Wattstax: the Living Word (Fantasy/Stax)

Since You've Been Gone - Eddie Floyd - Eddie Loves You So (Concord/Stax)
Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding - The Otis Redding Story (Atlantic/Volt)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Zero Hour playlist for 6/3/09: C-A-D-I-L-L-A-C

Since we’re all part-owners of General Motors now, I figure I should be getting a Cadillac any day. In recognition of my fine new ride, I played nothing but Cadillac songs for the first hour. There sure have been a hell of a lot of humdingin' songs written about that luxury vehicle. I was happy to see several new local discs in WMSE’s stacks, including Get Up and Run from the Reckless Hearts on Off the Hip and an EP (demo?) from the Sugar Stems.
I Love My Label will feature the legendary Stax Records next week. If there are any Stax/Volt songs you have in mind, just let me know in the comments.
Archives are here.

Cadillac – Bo Diddley – The Chess Masters (MCA/Chess)
Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy) – Howlin’ Wolf - Snatch AND Grab IT! Rhythm & Blues Classics (Bear Family)
Cadillac Man – The Jesters – The Sun Records Collection (Sun/RCA)
Carl Perkins’ Cadillac - The Drive-By Truckers – The Dirty South (New West)
Big Black Cadillac – Sonny Burgess – S/T/ (Rounder)

Jeannie with The Light Brown Cadillac – Red Simpson – The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer (Diesel Only/Razor & Tie)
Cadillac Blues – Jess Willard – Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear Family)
Cadillac – Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan – Nashville Sputnik: The Deep South/Outer Space Productions of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, 1956-2004 (Omni)
Welfare Cadillac – Guy Drake - Wacky Westerns (K-Tel)

My Pink Cadillac - Hal Willis- Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly (Rhino)
Black Cadillac – Joyce Green - Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly (Rhino)
Brand New Cadillac - Vince Taylor and His Playboys - Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly (Rhino)
Pink Cadillac- Larry Dowd - Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly (Rhino)

Wanted (A Solid Gold Cadillac) – The Aquatones –Golden Oldies (Essential)
Women & Cadillacs - Doc Starkes & His Nite Riders - Jook Block Busters, Vol. 1 (Valmor)
Cadillac Boogie – Jimmy Liggins – The Specialty Story (Specialty Story)
Cadillac Funeral – Peppermint Harris – Broke Down: Blues About Automobiles (Prime Masters)
Long White Cadillac – Dave Alvin – Interstate City (HighTone)

7-inch Six Pack
A Good Flying Bird - Crappy Dracula - 7” (Self-released)
I Got Soul - The Hussy - 7” (Self-released)
I Saw the Light - Killdozer - 7” (Ismist)
Brader - The Purple Knight 7” (Sub Pop)
Bye Bye - The Mercy Rule - 7" (Faye)
Too Cool - My Cousin Kenny - 7" (Alleged)

Here Comes the Sky – The Crocodiles – Summer of Hate (Fat Possum)
Murder At the Luau – The Jigsaw Seen - My Name Is Tom (Vibro-phonic)
Witch Mountain Bridge – Steve Malkmus & The Jicks – Pig Lib (Matador)

Waiting on the Guns – Butterglory – Crumble (Merge)
Cash None – The 3Ds – The Venus Trail (Merge)
You Know I Really Like Your Style – Cakekitchen - How Can You Be So Blind (Hausmusik)
Misfits and Mistakes – Superchunk – Leaves in the Gutter (Merge)
You Think You're A Man (demo) - The Vaselines – Enter the Vaselines (Sub Pop)
What's a Girl to Do? - The Sugar Stems - S/T (Self-released)
Before the Summer is Gone - The Reckless Hearts - Get Up and Run (Off the Hip)

Ain’t it All Right – NRBQ – Scraps (Sundazed)
It Comes to me Naturally – Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles – Stars are Out (Sugar Hill)
Magnet – Yo La Tengo – The Q People: A Tribute to NRBQ (SpiritHouse)
I Want You Bad – The Long Ryders – Two Fisted-Tales (Island)
Get the Gasoline Blues – NRBQ – Workshop (Sundazed)

Can You Whoop It – The Dexateens – Singlewide (Cornelius Chapel Records)
Can’t Get a Line - Wheels on Fire – Get Famous (Big Legal Mess)
Timebox - Plexi 3 – Timebox single (Full Breach Kicks)
Nerve Mountain - Goodnight Loving - S/T (Dusty Medical/Off the Hip)

No Regrets - King Khan & The Shrines – What is? (Vice)
It’s a Lie - King Khan – I Still Hate CD's: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection, Vol. 2 (Norton)
Love You So - King Khan & BBQ – S/T (In the Red)

The Hawg, Part One - Eddie Kirk - The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Bar B-Q – Wendy Rene - The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Atlantic/Stax)
Soulsville – Issac Hayes – Mojo Presents Stax Soul Power (Mojo insert)
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding – Hit the Road Stax (Stax)


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