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Recent Songs #67 :: How Can I Forget?

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Benny Latimore – I’m A Believer
Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
Los Iberos – Bajo el Alamo
Jimmy Holiday – How Can I Forget
Sunny Crypt – Francis Bebey
Ennio Morricone – Guerra E Pace, Pollo E Brace
Marion Williams – I Pity The Poor Immigrant
Roy C. – Gone Gone
Eddie & Ernie – I’m Going For Myself

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Dime Store Radio :: February 7, 2016

Tom T. Hall – Homecoming
Red Sovine & Webb Pierce – Why Baby Why
Little Jimmy Dickens – I Wish You Didn’t Love Me So Much
Buck Owens – Under Your Spell
George Jones – Say It’s Not You
Jimmy Dickens – Hillbilly Fever
Stanley Brothers – Meet Me Tonight
The Louvin Brothers – The Angels Rejoiced Last Night
Maddox Brothers & Rose – Dark As A Dungeon
Porter Wagoner – Blue Moon of Kentucky
Hazel & Alice – My Better Years
Dolly Parton – Something Fishy
Kitty Wells – It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Norma Jean – He’s All I Got
Skeeter Davis – Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Jim Ford – Under Construction
Cowboy – Please Be With Me
John Prine – Please Don’t Bury Me
Jerry Jeff Walker – Stoney
Mickey Newbury – Leavin’ Kentucky
Willie Nelson – Buddy
Townes Van Zandt – When Your Dream Lovers Die
John Prine & Iris DeMent – In Spite of Ourselves
David Rawlings Machine – Ruby
Gillian Welch – By The Mark
Daniel Romano – Lost (For As Long As I Live)
Magnolia Electric Co. – A Song For Willie
Red Foley – When God Dips His Love In My Heart
Hank Williams – I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
Marty Robbins – They’re Hanging Me Tonight
George Jones – Something I Dreamed
Lynn Anderson – No Another Time
Loretta Lynn & Ernest Tubb – Mr. & Mrs. Used To Be
Roy Orbison – Love Hurts
Miller Sisters – There’s No Right Way To Do Me Wrong
George & Melba – We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds
Hank Williams – I Dreamt About Mama Last Night
Merle Haggard – If I Could Be Him
International Submarine Band – Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome
Johnny Cash – I Still Miss Someone
Jeannie C. Reilly – Fine Feathered Friend
George Jones – Once You’ve Had The Best
George Jones & Melba Montgomery – We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
Skeeter Davis – Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Recent Songs #66 :: Too Young, Too Much, Too Soon

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Honeybus – The Right To Choose
Hal Vincent – Let It Be
Nicky Thomas – Lola
Bobby Smith & The Spinners – Too Young, Too Much, Too Soon
The Mystics – Hushabye
Solomon Burke – Time is a Thief
The Debs – Slooppy’s Gonna Hang On
Southwest F.O.B. – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Louis Armstrong – Give Peace A Chance

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Dime Store Radio :: January 31, 2016

Dolly Parton – Muleskinner Blues
Gram Parsons – Return of the Grevious Angel
Emmylou Harris – Green Pastures
E.C. Ball – When I Get Home I’m Gonna Be Satisfied
Willie Nelson – Where The Soul Never Dies
Buck Owens – Love’s Gonna Live Here
Carl Smith – Do I Like It?
Merle Haggard – Swinging Doors
Ernest Tubb – Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin
Eddy Arnold – Mother’s Prayer
Porter Wagoner – A Satisfied Mind
Faron Young – Sweet Dreams
Goldie Hawn – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
George Jones & Tammy Wynette – Did You Ever?
Molly O’Day – Heaven’s Radio
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
Hank Locklin – Please Help Me, I’m Falling
Eddie Bentley – Drift On You Bum
Hank Snow – Miller’s Cave
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – What A Good Thing We Had
Jim Ford – Big Mouth U.S.A.
John Prine – Paradise
Kinky Freidman – Sold American
Mickey Newbury – Let Me Sleep
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Ohio River Boat Song
Daniel Romano – I Won’t Let It
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Hard Way To Fall
Gillian Welch – One More Dollar
Dolly Parton – Help!
Buck Owens – Your Tender Loving Care
Hank Williams – Calling You
International Submarine Band – Blue Eyes
Jerry Lee Lewis – Once More With Feeling
George Jones & Tammy Wynette – Golden Ring
Hank & Audrey Williams – I Heard My Mother Praying For Me
Hank Thompson – The Wild Side of Life
Jim Ford – Love On My Brain
Gram Parsons – We’ll Sweep Out The Ashes
Emmylou Harris – Sin City

Louisiana Tales II :: Let’s Live

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This follow-up to last month’s mix, which spanned South Louisiana from east to west, takes root in the Crescent City, chronicling New Orleans’ incarnations of R&B, jazz, and funk. I could easily spend every month focusing on the colorful musical heritage of New Orleans, and I assure you there will be more to come in the future. But for now, dig on this soulful mixture of old favorites and new discoveries, which I feel privileged to share with an appreciative audience.

What better way to kick-start the mix than with the on-air ramblings of legendary New Orleans soul staple, Ernie K. Doe on his energetic and prophetic WWOZ radio show. Follow that with his anthem of independence “I Cried My Last Tear” and The Showmen’s squeaky clean “It Will Stand” and you’ll get a feel for the R&B we’ll run through in this mix. Both songs offer examples of the confessional, healing, and steadfast powers of soul music in The Big Easy.

Next take the hyperbolic hatchet and groove with Jessie Hill to “Chip Chop.” I’m not exactly sure what “Chip Chop” refers to, but I think I can safely assume it’s some sort of dance move. Hill chips and chops and hips and hops to a snare-dominated, tambourine- peppered rhythm-and-blues anthem, insisting that chopping of his woman’s head (figuratively?) will make her his girl.

I try not to let the mental image of decapitation linger too long by transitioning to an inspirational tune from Aaron Neville called “Let’s Live.” In a song that gushes with romanticism, weaving through sentimental string accompaniment, Neville encourages the listener to drop everything—all the petty issues tying you down—and let love guide the rest of your life. Deep gets a lot deeper when “I Wish Someone Would Care” creeps in. The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, offers up a deep dish of loneliness in this one.

Next we dip into New Orleans’ jazz side. Louis Armstrong growls one out with “Down By The Riverside;” Oscar “Papa” Celestin haunts our imagination with tales of voodoo sprinkled in snake dust and black magic in “Marie Laveau;” and Baby Dodds offers up his early jazz fused with ragtime, Dixieland, and some French thrown in with “Creole Blues.”

We return to soul, in a serious way, with Tony Owens’ deep cut, “I Got Soul,” a slow moving groove that bleeds into the effortlessly jaunty and carefree “I Got Loaded” by Little Bob and the Lollipops, itemizing a laundry list of beverages consumed last night and the wine to be consumed tonight.

A very somber topic triggers a song by Huey “Piano” Smith identical to “Rockin’ Pneumonia,” save for words, about New Orleans’ second line tradition, small parades made up of local music appreciators and culture admirers who feel the groove so deep they just have to be a part of it.

The hoodoo and mysticism of Dr. John comes next in his cover of Huey “Piano” Smith’s “Blow Wind Blow” off 1972’s Dr. John’s Gumbo, which travels through this realm with piano rolls and a lyrical wispiness not unlike the redemptive wind in its title. This cut is followed by a beautiful track, “Indian Love Song,” that blends folk elements with blues and traditional Mardi Gras Indian lore. New Orleans master guitarist, Carl Leblanc, repeats classic Indian terminology, creating an atmospheric scene where you can’t help but imagine the marching, chanting, and feuding tribes in a romantic light, in which the battle over “Two-Way-Pocky-Way” is less about a death-match and more about a union of tradition and culture. Usually as I near the end of a mix, I like to slow things down while also weaving the elements of the mix together. I think this quiet little masterpiece does just that.

To end, I chose a deep cut by Allen Toussaint titled “Go Back Home.” It isn’t a stretch to assume that both the physical and emotional location of New Orleans is the “home” Toussaint sings of. New Orleans is where his love is. The city of New Orleans, one of such musical and cultural originality, one that beautifully intertwines art in all its forms, is the place that has that “warm, sweet, and tender touch.”

Ernie K. Doe – I Cried My Last Tear
The Showmen – It Will Stand
Jessie Hill – Chip Chop
Aaron Neville – Let’s Live
Irma Thomas – I Wish Someone Would Care
Louis Armstrong – Down By The Riverside
Oscar “Papa” Celestin – Marie Laveau
Baby Dodds – Creole Blues
Tony Owens – I Got Soul
Little Bob and the Lollipops – I Got Loaded
Huey “Piano” Smith – The Second Line
Dr. John – Blow Wind Blow
Carl LeBlanc – Indian Love Song
Allen Toussaint – Go Back Home

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Recent Songs #65 :: If The Sun Stopped Shining

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Townes Van Zandt – No Place To Fall
Santa Fe – I’m Leaving
Blaze Foley – For Anything Less
Harpers Bizarre – Witchi Tai To
Chubby Checker – If The Sun Stopped Shining
Jack Kerouac – On The Road
Chis Darrow – Keep On Trying
Kinky Friedman – Sold American
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham – The Dark End Of The Street

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Dime Store Radio :: January 24, 2016

 

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn – You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
Bonnie Owens – Number One Heel
Buck Owens – Above and Beyond
Cowboy Copas – Don’t Shake Hands With The Devil
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Sin City
Sir Douglas Quintet – At The Crossroads
Mickey Newbury – Cortelia Clark
Townes Van Zandt – Be Here To Love
Kris Kristofferson – Me & Bobby McGee
Marty Robbins – Singin’ the Blues
Jimmy & Johnny – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Hank Williams – Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Merle Haggard & The Strangers – In The Old Days
Connie Smith – Once A Day
Carl Perkins – Tennessee
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – New Partner
Daniel Romano – I’m Not Crying Over You
Carla Bozulich & Willie Nelson – Hands On The Wheel
Gillian Welch – Look At Miss Ohio
Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Sing Me Back Home
Roger Miller – Meanwhile Back In Abeline
George Jones – Never Been So Weary
Carl & Pearl Butler – Don’t Let Me Cross Over
Blue Sky Boys – What Does The Deep Sea Say?
Charlie Feathers – The Man In Love
Bob Fry – I’m Gonna Be Gone
Willie Nelson – Both Ends of the Candle
Townes Van Zandt – High, Low and In Between
Guy Clark – Anyhow, I Love You
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner – Just Someone I Used To Know
Faron Young – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Hank Snow – Moanin’
Bobbie Gentry – Louisiana Man
Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home Drinkin’
Lynn Anderson – I Wish I Was A Litte Boy Again
Jody Miller – Natural Woman
The Louvin Brothers – Are You Afraid To Die?
James O’Gwynn – One Barstool At A Time
John Hartford – In Tall Buildings
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – The Pine Tree

Recent Songs #64 :: Heart Full Of Love

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Bobby Lu Cure – Send My Love To Me
The Wallace Brothers – The Line Between Love and Hate
Prince La La – Gettin’ Married Soon
The Ohio Untouchables – I’m Tired
Tiny Watkins – Sad Soldier’s Story
The Invincibles – Heart Full of Love
The Sim Twins – It’s A Sad Thing
Reggie Hall – Please, Please Phone
Willy DeVille – Ruler of My Heart
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Bessie Banks – Go Now

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Dime Store Radio :: January 17, 2016


 

Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner – The Last Thing On My Mind
Buck Owens – Act Naturally
Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Sing Me Back Home
Justin Tubb – I Gotta Go Get My Baby
Gram Parsons – Hickory Wind
The Louvin Brothers – The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
George Jones – Where The Grass Won’t Grow
The Davis Sisters – I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know
Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta
Porter Wagoner – Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy
Dolly Parton – My Blue Tears
Sandy Posey – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Ray Price – Much Too Young To Die
Townes Van Zandt – I’ll Be Here In The Morning
Jerry Jeff Walker – Mississippi You’re On My Mind
Willie Nelson – Funny How Time Slips Away
Mickey Newbury – San Francisco Mabel Joy
Kris Kristofferson – If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
Hank Williams – Jambalaya
Carl Story – Why Don’t You Haul Off and Get Religion
George Jones & Tammy Wynette –Milwaukee Here I Come
The Carlisles – No Help Wanted
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn – Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries
Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra – Jackson
Lois Williams – Girl Named Sam
Jimmy and Johnny – Sweet Singing Daddy
Buck Owens – Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got A Heartache)
Area Code 615 – Hey Jude
Don Rich & The Buckaroos – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Guy Clark – That Old Time Feeling
Jim Ford – Changing Colors
Iris DeMent – Let The Mystery Be
Gillian Welch – Hard Times
Marvin Rainwater – Where Do We Go From Here
Bobby Bare – 500 Miles Away From Home
The Louvin Brothers – Alabama
Roger Miller – What Are Those Things (With Big Black Wings)

Recent Songs #63 :: Chills and Fever

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Boyce & Hart – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Wanda – De Locomotion
Yuya Uchida and The Flowers – Piece of My Heart
Tom Scott – She Is Leaving
Godfrey Daniels – Purple Haze
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Chills and Fever
Jan Moore- Play It Cool
The Flamingo Group – Purple Angels
Supaphorn – Lua Chen See
Shang Shang Typhoon – Let It Be

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Dime Store Radio :: January 10, 2016

 

Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – Jackson
Vern & Ray – To Hell With The Land
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Christine’s Tune
Loretta Lynn – If You’re Not Gone Too Long
Mickey Newbury – Sunshine
Kris Kristofferson – Just The Other Side of Nowhere
Townes Van Zandt – My Proud Mountain
Blaze Foley – Rainbows & Ridges
Guy Clark – She Ain’t Going Nowhere
The Stanley Brothers – Will You Miss Me
George Jones – Sometimes You Just Can’t Win
Hank Williams – In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me
The Louvin Brothers – I Wish It Had Been A Dream
Hank Thompson – Down In Honky Tonk Town
Jerry Jeff Walker – I Love You
Merle Haggard – I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wheels
Willie Nelson – Hands On The Wheel
Skeeter Davis – I Walk The Line
Bonnie Owens – Turn Your Radio On
Bobbie Gentry – Fancy
Melba Montgomery – He’s Gone
Dolly Parton – Games People Play
Gillian Welch – Wrecking Ball
Iris DeMent – My Life
The Louvin Brothers – The Christian Life
The Louvin Brothers – There’s a Higher Power
George Jones – The Grand Tour
Porter Wagoner – The Cold Hard Facts of Life
Harold Weakley – AX 2218
Webb Pierce – Slowly
Gram Parsons – $1,000 Wedding
John Prine – The Late John Garfield Blues
Townes Van Zandt – To Live Is To Fly
Michael Nesmith – Joanne
Doug Sahm – Give Back The Key To My Heart
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner – Ten Four, Over and Out
Donna Fargo – The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA
Kitty Wells – Delta Dawn

Recent Songs #62 :: Peaceful, Easy Feeling

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Esther Phillips – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
JJ Light – While The World Turns To Stone
Rio Grande – Dog Song
Don Rich & The Buckaroos – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Doug Sahm – Give Back The Key To My Heart
Unicorn – Ooh Mother
Mickey Newbury – I Don’t Think Much About Her No More
Carole King – He’s A Bad Boy
Judee Sill – I’m Over
Kate Wolf – Peaceful, Easy Feeling

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Louisiana Tales I :: I’m Coming Home

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Two New Orleans R&B giants usher in the mix with Huey “Piano” Smith’s “Don’t You Know Yockomo” and Ernie K-Doe’s “Here Come The Girls.” These two songs, followed by the classic Mardi Gras anthem “Indian Red” by Baby Dodds, provide a quick lesson on New Orleans’ soul and jazz offerings.

But I’ll get back to that in future installments because now it’s time to travel further west across the state to where the Balfa Brothers’ coupling of Cajun-French rhythmic shouts and whining fiddle meet the accordion magic and rhapsodic, soulful voice of Clifton Chenier. In “I Am Coming Home” Chenier serves up a song that, although it’s  probably avoided this comparison all the years of its life, could easily be categorized as the deepest of deep soul.

Next we linger in Acadiana, diving right into “Opelousas Sostan,” a song that should make an obligatory appearance in every Louisiana mixtape. Rufus Jagneaux taps into a sound here that I’ve always felt sounded like a Kinks song. The jangly guitar and interjecting harmonica, combined with some of the catchiest lyrics ever, make this Cajun tour de force an all-time favorite.

Catchiness segues to charm with Rayne’s Johnnie Allan and his haunting, yet sunny, “You Got Me Whistlin’,” followed by Avoyelles Parish native Blind Uncle Gaspard whose whistling tune “Natchitoches” is less sunny and more haunting.

The last set of songs comes from my hometown, Lake Charles, all cut in or around Eddie Shuler’s Goldband studio, just north of Interstate 10. First off are two fiddlin’ barroom numbers called “The Lake Charles Shuffle” by Harry Choates and The Rayne-bos and Schuler’s own Reveliers with “Jambalaya Boogie.” The next two selections dip into Goldband’s countrified recordings. Larry Hart’s “I’m Just A Mender” modestly describes an early understanding of the “friend-zone” while “Too Late Now” finds Al Ferrier letting out a lonesome moan in the honky-tonk vein of Hank Williams, accompanied by a toothless piano and a twangy guitar.

Rockin’ Sidney closes out the mix with a noodling guitar and a moody accordion in his slow-moving anthem “No Future,” which describes an enjoyable affair that reveals immediate fruits but shows no wherewithal.

Huey ‘Piano’ Smith – Don’t You Know Yockomo
Ernie K-doe – Here Come The Girls
Baby Dodds Trio Indian Red
The Balfa Brothers – La Danse du Mardi Gras
Clifton Chenier – I Am Coming Home
Rufus Jagneaux – Opelousas Sostan
Johnnie Allan – You’ve Got Me Whistlin’
Blind Uncle Gaspard – Natchitoches
Harry Choates and The Rayne-bo Ramblers – Lake Charles Shuffle
Eddie Shuler and The All Star Reveliers – Jambalaya Boogie
Larry Hart – I’m Just A Mender
Al Ferrier – Too Late Now
Rockin Sidney – No Future

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Recent Songs #61 :: I’m Only Sleeping

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Funkadelic – Can You Get To That?
George Martin & His Orchestra – I’m Only Sleeping
Mouth and MacNeal – Hey, You Love
Los Yorsys – Los Sonidos Del Silencio
Jupiter’s Children – This Is All I Ask
Norma Tanega – Jubilation
Eva – Ou Vont Les Fleurs
Marie Laforet – La Bague Au Doigt
Sodsai Chaengki – The Boat That I Row
Nouvelle Vague – Blister In The Sun
Les Chaussettes Noires – Noel de l’an Dernier

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Recent Songs #60 :: Someday We’ll Be Together

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Raymond Lewis – Smooth Operator
Little Stevie Wonder – Lonesome Road
Bo Diddley – Crackin’ Up
The Bobbettes – Look at the Stars
Phil Flowers – Satan’s Little Baby
Julie Dassin – Aiko Aiko
Dorothy Berry – You’re So Fine
Noriel Vilela – 16 Toneladas
Oliver Morgan – Roll Call
Johnny Copeland – It’s Me
Mattie Moultrie – That’ s How Strong My Love Is
Johnnie & Jackie – Someday We’ll Be Together

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Recent Songs #59 :: Peace In The End

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Bert Jansch – Back Home
Fotheringay – Peace In The End
The Weavers – Greensleeves
Terry Callier – Promenade in Green
Chris Smither – Every Mother’s Son
Ronnie Von – Meu Pranto A Deslizar
Sister Irene O’Conner – Light
The Kinks – I Go To Sleep
Trader Horne – The Mixed Up Kind

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Recent Songs #58 :: Wear Your Love Like Heaven

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The Ventures – Peace Train
Sonny – Laugh At Me
Eartha Kitt – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
The Blue Rocks – Pantoteina Oi Dyo Mazi
Andrew Oldham Orchestra – The Last Time
The Playboys Of Edinburg – Look At Me Girl
Dion – I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound
Medicine Head – Just Like Tom Thumb Blues
Joan Armatrading – Woncha Come on Home

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Recent Songs #57 :: Birchbark Letter

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Ferre – Ring Ring I’ve Got to Sing
Melton Constable – River Lane
The Jet Blacks – Chapeuzinho Vermelho
F. J. McMahon – Five Year Kansas Blues
Moondog – I’m This, I’m That
Jim Sullivan – Lonesome Picker
Dale Hawkins – Grandma’s House
Willy Mitchell & The Desert River Band – Birchbark Letter
Lonnie Mack – Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

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Recent Songs #56 :: Some Other Drum

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Pete Dello and Friends – On A Time Said Silvie
The Shangris-las – Sophisticated Boom Boom
Tommy Burk & The Counts – Stormy Weather
The Barbarians – Moulty
The Rolling Stones – Hear It
The Music Man – Some Other Drum
Dana Gillespie – Foolish Seasons
Jack Cain and Roy Kral – Lady Madonna
Ruby Johnson – I’ll Run Your Hurt Away
Cliff Richard – Evergreen Tree
Ennio Sangiusto – Chariot
Tracey Dey – I Won’t Tell
Dee Dee Warwick – Yours Until Tomorrow

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Recent Songs #55 :: You Will Be Freed By Me

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Rainman – You Will Be Freed By Me
Marie Laforet – Mon Pays Est Ici
Gabor Szabo & The California Dreamers – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Ken Nordine – Yellow
Tomorrow’s Children – Bang Bang
Anonymous Children of Today – Love and Peace
Pearls Before Swine – I Shall Not Care
Pete Moore Orchestra – For What It’s Worth
Los Iberos – Nightime
Let It Be For Children

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Recent Songs #54 :: I Wanna Holler

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The Rocky Fellers – Killer Joe
Gary “U.S.” Bonds – I Wanna Holler
Eskew Reeder – Laid Off
The Jay Cees – Just Say The Word
Zilla Mayes -Love You Still
Hoagy Lands – Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Shirley Ellis – Did You Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife?
Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – The Hamburger Song
The Village Choir -The Cat Walk
The Fabulous Denos – Bad Girl
Eddie Floyd – I’ll Be Home

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Recent Songs #53 :: Rose Hip November

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David Graham – Flowers Never Bend With The Rain
Nick Drake – Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Rolf Harris – Sun Arise
Vashti Bunyan – Rose Hip November
Jackson C. Frank – Maria Spanish Rose
P. F. Sloan – From A Distance
Norma Tanega – A Street That Rhymes
Lai & Mike Waterson – Bright Phoebus
Anita Carter – Fair and Tender Ladies
Timi Yuro – Hurt
Miki Obata – Goodnight Andy

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Arthur Russell – Close My Eyes
Gene Clark – Full Circle Song
Jerry Jeff Walker – Morning Song to Sally
Kenny Knight – One Down
Sikumiut – Utirumavunga
Ramblin Jack Elliott – Night Herding Song
Steve Young – Rock, Salt and Nails
Hamilton Camp – A Satisfied Mind
Ramblin Jack Elliott – Connection
Melanie – Steppin’
Loudon Wainwright III – Old Paint

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Recent Songs #52 :: Dreams to Remember

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Francoise Hardy – Find Me A Boy
Jonathan King – Sugar Sugar
Les Muppets – C’Est Bizarre
??? – Jealous Guy
Alice Wonder Land – He’s Mine
Mark Lanegan – Nothing in This Would Can Stop Me Worryin’ Bout That Girl
Honeybus – Scarlet Lady
Patty & The Emblems – Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
Gillian Hills – Qui A Su
The Flamingo Group – Dreams to Remember

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Recent Songs #51 :: Poem by the Sea


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Lai & Mike Waterson – Shady Lady
The Tony King Sound – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
These Trails – Our House in Hanalei
Eric Burdon – Poem by the Sea
Yamasuki Singers – Aisere I Love You
Gemini II e O Seis – Lindo
The Voltage – My Girl
Asiko Rock Band – Together Again Never To Part
Herbert Leonard – Mere
Sister Irene Connor – Teenager’s Chorus
Faraway Folk – Seasons of Time

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Recent Songs #50 :: Love Is Strange

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Melanie – Seeds
Jack Nitzche – Marie
Ronnie Von – Amor, Nada Mais
We Five – You Were On My Mind
Kenny Lynch – Puff (Up In Smoke)
Luther & Little Eva – Love Is Strange
The Allisons – Money
Nirvana Sitar and Strings Group – Whiter Shade of Pale
Marie Laforet – Le coup de la panne
Phil Everly – The Air That I Breathe

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Recent Songs #49 :: The Weight

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Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band – Black Superman
The Flamingo Group – The Weight
Eddie Bo – Woman
Ginny Arnell – Dumb Head
Gloria Benavides – Estas Botas Son Para Caminar
Ros Sereysothea – Superstar
Abner Jay – Vietnam
Rita Chao – Proud Mary
Living Guitars – San Francisco Nights
Los Mustang – El Submarino Amarillo

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What You Call It

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Mike Cooper – Places I Know
Bob Lind – What Color Are You
Fairport Convention – Book Song
Faces – Glad & Sorry
Them – Could You Would You
Meic Stevens – Can Mamgu
Elyse Weinberg – What You Call It
Dave Van Ronk – He Was A Friend of Mine
Jerry Jeff Walker – Old Road
Sir Douglas Quintet – At the Crossroads
Terry Allen – The Thirty Years War Waltz (For Jo Harvey)

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Recent Songs #48 :: Sweet Like Sugarcane

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Les Twins – Et Moi Aussi
Honeybus – Chi Sei Tu
Fleetwood Mac – It’s Alright (Demo)
David Wiffen – No Expectations
Big Black – Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane
Marie Laforet – Qu Est-Ce Qui Fait Pleurer Les Filles
Julie London – Quinn the Eskimo
Otto IV Jr – Universal Soldier
Cavalo-Ferro – Quarteto Em Cy

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Recent Songs #47 :: Roses Are Red (My Love)

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The Spiders – I’m A Man
The Kinks – Hold My Hand
Wilbert Harrison – Happy in Love
Godfrey Daniel – Let It Be
Claudette Thomas – Roses Are Red My Love
Baby Gramps – Sunny Afternoon
David Isaacs – Leaving On A Jet Plane
Roy Redmond – Good Day Sunshine
Blind Blake – The Wreck of the John B.
Beach Boys – Sloop John B. (a capella)

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Recent Songs #46 :: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter
Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra -Play With Fire
Melanie – Ruby Tuesday
Ananda Shankar – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Marie Laforet – Marie Douceur, Marie Colere
Rockabye Baby – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Odetta – No Expectations
The Staple Singers – This May Be The Last Time
The Kingsmen – Under My Thumb
PP Arnold – As Tears Go By
Bubblerock – Satisfaction

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Recent Songs #45 :: A Little Bit Of Rain

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Hoyt Axton – Balladeer
Karen Dalton – A Little Bit Of Rain
Blaze Foley – Rainbows and Ridges(studio version)
Jackson C. Frank – Dialogue(I Want To Be Alone)
Pete Seeger – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Tia Blake – Man Of Constant Sorrow
Michael Hurley – Tea
Hedy West – 500 Miles
Vernon Wray – Lonely Son

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Sign on the Window

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Ronnie Lane & the band Slim Chance – The Poacher
Kaleidoscope – Please
Melanie – Sign on the Window
Ian Matthews – Keep On Sailing
John Martyn – Don’t Think Twice, Its Alright
Ronnie Lane & Pete Townshend – Annie
Dino, Desi & Billy – Turn, Turn, Turn
Richie Havens – Here Comes The Sun
Gabor Szabo – In My Life
Anne Briggs – Willie O Winsbury
Ronnie Lane & the band Slim Chance – Anymore for Anymore

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Recent Songs #44 :: Snowqueen of Texas

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Honeybus – La Cigona
The Bermudas – Chu Sen Ling
The Mamas & The Papas – Snowqueen of Texas
Relatively Clean Rivers – They Knew What To Say
Gimmer Nicholson – Hermetic Waltz
Bobby Darin – If I Were A Carpenter
Heron – Upon Reflection
Marie Laforet – La Voix Du Silence
Ramsey Lewis – Les Fleurs

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Recent Songs #43 :: Hey There, Lonely Girl

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Millie Small & Jimmy Cliff – Hey Boy Hey Girl
Os Duques – Chicas
Glen Adams – Hey There Lonely Girl
Ronnie Von – Meu Bem
Bernadette Carroll – Party Girl
Barbara Mason – Poor Girl In Trouble
Earl-Jean – I’m Into Something Good
The Techniques – I’ll Be Right There
Bunny ‘Ruggs’ Scott – To Love Somebody
S.E. Rogie – She Caught Me Red Hot
Chris Kenner – Go Through Life

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Recent Songs #42 :: The First Cut Is The Deepest

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Chuck Jackson – Human
Norma Fraser – The First Cut is The Deepest
Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina
Peter Belli & Les Rivals – Ulven Peter
Pearls Before Swine – Playmate
Bob Martin – Blind Marie
Arthur Miles – Lonely Cowboy
Bill Wilson – Ever Changin Minstrel
Sister Dora Alexander – Times Done Changed
Nina Simone – Take Me To The Water

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Recent Songs #41 :: Mapenzi Tu

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Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Bongo Man
Nicky Athmani & Hodi Boys Band – Mapenzi Tu
Cuban Marimba Band – Wanawake Wa Tanzania
Getatchew Kassa – Tezeta
Dorothy Masuka – Unamanga
Esso Trinidad Steel Band – I Want You Back
Alton Ellis – Something You Got
Victor Uwaifo – Happy Day From Me To You

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Recent Songs #40 :: Childhood Days

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The Anonymous Children of Today – Can We Talk to You! (For a Little While)
Edgar Kendricks – School Days
Gaylords Power Union – Childhood Days
Yamasuki Singers – Yamamoto Kakapote
Little Eva – Swinging on a Star
Eric ‘Monty’ Morris – Humpty Dumpty
Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – Try My Love Again
The Fabulettes – Try the Worryin Way
El Tigre – Happiness Is
Maxine Brown – We Can Work It Out
Renata – Mi Novio Juan
Nancy Sit – Come Back When You Grow Up

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Please Go Easy With Me

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Esmeray – Aynik Olsa Bile
Roberto Carlos – Quero Me Casar Contigo
Reginald Hall – The Joke
Desmond Dekker – Hey Grandma
SE Rogie – Please Go Easy With Me
Yves & Serge & Victor – Evening Song
Bill Fay – Methane River
John Hartford – Tall tall grass
JJ Light – Silently Sleeping
William Tagoona – Anaanaga
Carl Oglesby – Cherokee Queen
David Bromberg – The New Lee Highway Blues

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Recent Songs #39 :: River In My Blood

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Roy and Georgia and the So and So’s – Devil Get Away From Me
Irma Thomas – Look Up
The Marigolds – Rolling Stone
Alvin Robinson – Empty Talk
Abner Jay – Man Walked on the Moon
Steve Karmen – River In My Blood
Cookies – Only To Other People
Gil-Scott Heron – I’m New Here
JJ Light – On The Road Now
Dale Hawkins – La Do-Dada
Piney Grove Spiritual Singers – Get Back Satan

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