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The American Dreamer

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J.J. Light – Hello, Hello, Hello
Chris Darrow – Take Good Care of Yourself
Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamek
Gene Clark – Outlaw Song
Steve Young – Coyotes
Blaze Foley – Rainbows and Ridges
Michael Hurley – Werewolf
Gene Clark – American Dreamer
Moby Grape – Chinese Song
Everything is Everything ft. Chris Hills – Witchi Tai To
Pete Seeger – Water Is Wide (O Waly Waly)

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February ’15 Platter Cuts Mix Up On Mixcloud

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Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign
Don Covay – A Woman’s Love
Maxine Weldon – Johnny One Time
Mavis Staples – What Happened to the Real Me?
Joe Tex – Hold On To  What You’ve Got
King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song
The Showmen – It Will Stand
Garnet Mimms – It’s Been Such A Long Time
Sam & Dave – Sleep Good Tonight
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet
Ernie K. Doe – A Certain Girl
Bobby Mitchell – I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
Ruby Andrews – You Made A Believer (Out of ME)
The Maskmen & The Agents – Yaw’ll
Bob  B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
The Impressions – Loves Happening
Etta James – Security
Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad
Clarence Carter – Getting the Bills (But No Merchandise)
Melvin Van Peebles – Quittin’ Time

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The Lost Ones

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Del Shannon – Restless
Taj Mahal – Corinna
Melba Montgomery – He’s Gone
Link Wray – All Cried Out
Malvina Reynolds – D.D.T.
Gabor szabo – Both Sides Now
Bill Fay – We Want You To Stay
Ted Hawkins- The Lost Ones
Carl Oglesby – Staring At The Sunshine
Arthur Russell – I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face

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January ’15 Platter Cuts Mix Up On Mixcloud

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The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup
Otis Redding – Let Nothing Separate Us
Ernie Graham – I’m Lonely
Steve Young – No Place To Fall
Meg Baird – The Waltze of the Tennis Players
Gary Higgins – Thicker Than A Smokey
Mike Cooper – Country Water
Wings – Let Em In
Ben E. King – Let The Water Run Down
Ernie K-Doe – Reaping What I Sow
Miriam Makeba – In My Life
Wendel Stuart – Island In The Sun
Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick – Martin Luther King
Swamp Dogg – God Bless America For What
Johnny Jones – Tennessee Waltz
Nina Simone – Balm in Gilead
The Persuasions – Let It Be
Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamek
Loudon Wainwright III – Kick In The Head
Masato Minami – Yoru wo Kugurinukeru Made
Pete Seeger – Guantanamera
Tom Waits – Anywhere I Lay My Head

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Let Me Tell You What I Have

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Miriam Makeba – For What It’s Worth
James Ray – I Got My Mind Set On You
Shirley Ellis – Don’t Let Go
Nina Simone – Buck
Clifford Curry – Delta Dawn
The Persuasions – Man, Oh Man
Nancy Dupree with Group of Rochester, NY Youngsters – What Do I Have?
Jimmy Collier & Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick – Walk The Streets of Washington
Big Bill Broonzy- Black, Brown and White
Brother Kirk ft. Pete Seeger – Ballad of Martin Luther King
Nina Simone – Baltimore

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Did You Dream of Unicorns?

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Ernie Graham – For A Little While
Honeybus – Do I Still Figure In Your Life
Wendell Stuart – Last Thing On My Mind
Bob Dylan – Sarah Jane
Mike Wilhelm- Goin’ To Canada
Willie Dunn – I Pity The Country
Glen Campbell – Blowin’ In The Wind
Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road
Terry Allen – Dogwood
Pearls Before Swine – Did You Dream Of Unicorns?
Ted Lucas – Baby Where You Are
Meic Stevens – Rhedaf i’r Mynydd (I Run To The Mountain)

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Nothing Lasts

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Link Wray – Girl From North Country
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Helpless
Freddie Scott – I’ll Be Leaving Her Tommorow
Dave Van Ronk – Clouds (From Both Sides Now)
Dion – Knowing I Won’t Go Back There
Incredible String Band – excerpt from A Very Cellular Song
Karen Beth – Nothing Lasts
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
PP Arnold – Do You Believe?
Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night Of The Year
Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Someday I’ll Be A Farmer

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Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer
Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram On
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Monkberry Moon Delight
Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo – Rocky Raccoon
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Terry Allen – Cortez Sail
Oscar Benton – Bensonhurst Blues
John Cale – Cable Hogue
Prelude – After The Gold Rush
Nina Simone – The Desperate Ones
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim

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Day 326: Carl Oglesby – Cherokee Queen

 

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This record keeps ‘em comin’ with the timeless folk. Long overdue for a reissue.

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Day 325: Linda Ronstadt – Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad

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Ronstadt does Newman.

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Day 324: J.J. Light – Silently Sleeping

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This record keeps knocking me out. Its Navajo heritage and wordless choruses are a perfect companion to Light in the Attic’s Native North America.

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Day 323: Nancy Sinatra – Sugar Town

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Starting the month off with a sweet Hazlewood/Sinatra collaboration.

 

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Day 322: Melvin Van Peebles & The Cast of Don’t Play Us Cheap – Quittin’ Time

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Great closer to this month. Pretty much deep soul gold with some amazing vocal power. Onward to March!

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Day 321: Clarence Carter – Getting The Bills (But No Merchandise)

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The baritone soul master works wonders with a George Jackson song.

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Day 320: Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad

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Johnnie and Carla doing song Eddie Floyd did best. A soulful duet that isn’t great but has a lot of fantastic elements.

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Day 319: Etta James – Security

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Etta doing Otis in that gritty and soulful way.

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Day 318: The Impressions – Loves Happening

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Some gentle soul to start your week off. This album is full of gems but there is something about this song, especially the first ten seconds, that gives me chills.

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Day 317: Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah

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Wrapping the week up with a Phil Spector produced, soul rendition of a children’s classic.

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Day 316: The Maskmen & The Agents – Yaw’ll

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Sweet Soul wearing a mask and sounding a bit like Otis Redding. Check out more over on WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.

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Day 315: Ruby Andrews – You Made A Believer (Out of Me)

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Insanely strong Northern Soul. I heard it over and over on various WFMU shows and, after about the forth time, I felt like I was actively ignoring a sign.

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Day 314: Bobby Mitchell – I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday

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Happy Mardi Gras!

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Day 313: Ernie K. Doe – A Certain Girl

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My crunchy copy of this New Orleans classic I dug up in a guys mostly Cajun collection in Jennings, LA.

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Day 312: James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet

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I love this copy of the classic Penn & Oldham cut.

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Day 311: Sam & Dave – Sleep Good Tonight

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A slow jam I feel doesn’t get enough recognition.

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Day 310: Garnet Mimms – It’s Been Such A Long Way Home

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The fact that he is Peter Guralnick’s favorite soul singer turned me one to him and I’m the proud owner of TWO stellar Garnet Mimms records. They aren’t easy to find and inexpensive but his Bert Berns produced songs and everything else on this record is on par with the best of Sweet Soul.

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Day 309: The Showmen – It Will Stand

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With Mardi Gras coming up, here is a thick slice of New Orleans doo wop king cake.

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Day 308: King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song

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I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite song. I am always so confused why he jump from “eating meat” directly to the need to “ride a bus.” This song is so much fun.

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Day 307: Joe Tex – Hold On To What You’ve Got

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The classic cautionary soul gem about never taking love for granted.

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Day 306: Mavis Staples – What Happened To The Real Me?

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I just can’t get enough of the huge orchestration on this one.

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Day 305: Maxine Weldon – Johnny One Time

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A thick groove on the classic country number,

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Day 304: Don Covay – A Woman’s Love

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In memory of the legendary soul singer/songwriter who passed away last week. Check out another one of his I used last year here.

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Day 303: Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign

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Kickin’ off the month of soul with a dynamically smooth cut about diving into love  blindly.

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Day 302: Tom Waits – Anywhere I Lay My Head

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This one is hands down one of the most formative songs in my past. It is so raw and immediately powerful and it’s not a stretch to think, by the second line tune that closes out the track, that Waits lifts his head in New Orleans.

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Day 301: Pete Seeger – Guantanamera

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The folk master treats us to a Cuban patriotic anthem via Sesame Street.

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Day 300: Masato Minami – Yoru wo Kugurinukeru Made

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Some dreamy Japanese folk for Day 300.

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Day 299: Loudon Wainwright III – Kick In The Head

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How is a month complete without a little bit of Loud? This one can accurately be summed up by the cover art. The kick in the head that is the loss of your best gal to your best pal.

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Day 298: Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak

 

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Aboriginal folk stomp from the recent Light In The Attic release Native North America.

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Day 297: The Persuasions – Let It Be

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A powerhouse a cappella cover to close out the week.

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Day 296: Nina Simone – Balm in Gilead

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Dig Nina’s deep groove on this dusty gospel cut.

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Day 295: Johnny Jones – Tennessee Waltz

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Somewhere between Sam Cooke and Aaron NeVille. You’ll hear the Aaron Neville

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Day 294: Swamp Dogg – God Bless America For What

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This cut speaks for itself.

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Day 293: Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick – Martin Luther King

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1929-1968

A baritone stunner about the man today is for.

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Day 292: Wendel Stuart – Island in the Sun

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When I listen to a song like this I can’t help but hear early Palace Music and  I feel like I should’ve heard this years ago when Will Oldham pretty much ruled my musical tastes. Maybe if I would’ve heard it then I would have more of a connection with rocksteady and Caribbean music but it’s important to remember music tastes evolve naturally and better late than never.

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