Platter Playlists

Month: February, 2014

Singles Going Steady Vol. 1: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers

Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song (Congress 234) Otis Redding – Nobody’s Fault But Mine (ATCO 6612) Bobby Bland – Yield Not To Temptation (Duke 352) Sam & Dave – I’ve Got Everything I Need (Stax 189) Ernie K-Doe – Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta (Minit 627) Jimmy Hughes – A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Fame 1006) Darrell […]

Singles Going Steady Vol. 1: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers

Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song (Congress 234) Otis Redding – Nobody’s Fault But Mine (ATCO 6612) Bobby Bland – Yield Not To Temptation (Duke 352) Sam & Dave – I’ve Got Everything I Need (Stax 189) Ernie K-Doe – Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta (Minit 627) Jimmy Hughes – A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Fame 1006) Darrell […]

Day 61: Tony Borders – Cheaters Never Win

Tony Borders – Cheaters Never Win Tony Borders’ classic soul ballad about the consequences of slippin’ away. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

Day 60: Ernie K-Doe – Here Come The Girls

Ernie K-Doe – Here Come The Girls I’m not really a big Mardi Gras person. In fact, usually when Fat Tuesday rolls around I am conveniently outside the state line. However, I do have great love and admiration for the music birthed in New Orleans, either soaked in the drunkenness of Mardi Gras festivities or […]

Day 59: Wilson Pickett – I Found A Love

Wilson Pickett – I Found A Love I first heard this song through Lonnie Mack, who does a fantastic cover. It was from there I learned that country and soul music was this awesome well of connections and borrowed tunes that will never run dry. Oh and by the way, this song is amazing! [Audio […]

Day 58: Solomon Burke – Can’t Nobody Love You

Solomon Burke – Can’t Nobody Love You The most gentle and heartfelt soul song you’ll ever hear. You can never go wrong with early Solomon Burke. A true legend in Soul. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

Day 57: Etta James – Are My Thoughts With You

Etta James – Are My Thoughts With You Yes it is Etta James doing Mickey Newbury. Yes it is awesome. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

BONUS CUT: Townes Van Zandt – When Your Dream Lovers Die

Townes Van Zandt – When Your Dream Lovers Die I was listening to this record this morning and this song played and as I was admiring it I remembered that I had ripped it but I never got around to uploading it. Fat Possum put out this collection of Townes’ early work a while back […]

Day 56: Johnnie Taylor – Love In The Streets

Johnnie Taylor – Love In The Streets(Ain’t Good As The Love At Home) Thanks so much to Light In The Attic for including this 1971 gem in the Stax 45s box they put out a few years ago. Now this is later Stax and I’ll be honest, I don’t cherish this output as much as […]

Day 55: Dillard & Clark – Out On The Side

Dillard & Clark – Out On The Side Anyone who follows this blog is aware of my obsession with The Byrds and their many incarnations. Especially the one featuring Gene Clark.  On this album Clark collaborated with Doug Dillard to create an awesome folk-rock amalgamation. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in […]

Day 54: The Beach Boys – Big Sur

The Beach Boys – Big Sur And now a very special late-period Beach Boys cut for this sunny Friday. To think an American band had to go all the way to Holland to capture this great slice of music. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

Day 53: Big Star – Thirteen (Alternate version)

Big Star – Thirteen (Alternate version) This is an alternate take of one of my favorite Big Star songs. No matter where I am when I hear this song, it reminds me of junior birthday party dances. The feeling of awkward anticipation, as you wait in the back seat of your mom’s car, preparing to […]

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

Bill Cosby – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Fats Domino – Lovely Rita Beau Brummels – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away The Beatles – Yes It Is Dion – Purple Haze Dave Van Ronk – Dink’s Song Bob Dylan – Lay Down Your Weary Tune The Byrds – He Was A Friend […]

Day 52: Richard & Linda Thompson – Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair

Richard & Linda Thompson – Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair This is off Richard’s third with Linda. This was the first Richard Thompson record I picked up after I had really gotten into Fairport Convention and realized that seeking out the work of key members led to an endless trove of great music. [Audio […]

Day 51: Bob Dylan – Ballad In Plain D

Bob Dylan – Ballad In Plain D Remember a few days ago when I was saying I told my cousin to “check in on Bob Dylan the first time he gets dumped?” Well check out this doozy and see if Bob Dylan didn’t vocalized every feeling you’ve felt. listen

Day 50: Donovan – Turquoise

Donovan – Turquoise Early Donovan is so great and this record compiles a handful of gems. Look forward to a lot of future Donovan additions. I don’t really have a lot to say about this song other than I think it’s beautiful and it doesn’t get the attention a lot of other Donovan songs get. […]

Day 49: The Kinks – Strangers

The Kinks – Strangers Regardless of the fact that I agree with Will Oldham when he criticizes Wes Anderson for using soundtracks that “show off his record collection,” I do have to admit that if it weren’t for Wes Anderson’s soundtracks I wouldn’t had early exposure to such great music. The Darjeeling Limited introduced me […]

Day 48: Neil Young – Mellow My Mind

Neil Young – Mellow My Mind People: Neil Young is my favorite musician. Point Blank Hands Down. I could easily fill up most of the Platter Cuts with Neil songs. But I’ll be civil and stick to maybe a few deep cuts here and there. A while back I was talking to a younger cousin […]

Day 47: Garnet Mimms – It Was Easier To Hurt Her

Garnet Mimms – It Was Easier To Hurt Her Now I don’t want to gush hyperbolic or anything but this could very well be THE greatest soul song ever recorded. Consider the production by Bert Berns, one of the best soul producers, responsible for some of the great Solomon Burke and Wilson Pickett songs amongst […]

Day 46: Bobby Charles – I Must Be In A Good Place Now

Bobby Charles – I Must Be In A Good Place Now Sun is out. Spinnin’ some Bobby Charles down in Louisiana. “I must be in a good place now.” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

Day 45: Michael Hurley – Eyes, Eyes

Michael Hurley – Eyes, Eyes Add a little Snock to your day! This beautiful Light in the Attic reissue is a great place to start for Hurley, the king of lo-fi folk gems. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

Day 44: John Cale: Gideon’s Bible

John Cale – Gideon’s Bible This was the first John Cale solo record I ever heard back in 2006. I think I had heard a WFMU DJ go on and on about Cale’s solo records. Being a Velvet Underground fan I figured it was a good idea to seek them out. I stayed away from […]

Day 43: Bert Jansch – One For Jo

Bert Jansch – One For Jo Bert Jansch and Mike Nesmith are two of my favorite musicians. I’ve followed their careers from Pentangle and The Monkees to their mature, solo work that totally dwarfs their early work (though in no way discredits it.) This record, released in 1974, was produced by Mike Nesmith. The meeting […]

Day 42: Jim Ford – Point Of No Return

Jim Ford – Point Of No Return Jim Ford, more than anyone else, got me into Country Funk and in turn got me started looking more into country and gospel and soul and so much else. If you follow this site, you surely already know who Jim Ford is. If not this song is a […]

Day 41: The Drapels – Wondering

The Drapels – Wondering I first heard this song on the compilation of Wendy Rene’s Stax recordings that Light In The Attic put out a few years ago. It is truly unbelievable how much sweet soul is on this collection. Rene was one of the dynamic female-soul vocal talents and though that may not show […]

Day 40: Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade

Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade I don’t follow a lot of new music but a few guys and gals like Gillian Welch, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Phosphorescent manage to keep up a steadily reliable output that demands my dedication. And I am pleased to provide it. listen

Day 39: Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I See A Darkness

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I See A Darkness If one were to thumb through my music collection and determine my favorite artist based on the amount of his/her’s/their records I own, Will Oldham’s name would undoubtedly come out on top. Oldham has filled the shoes of Merle Haggard, Faron Young and Willie Nelson and all […]

Day 38: John Phillips – April Anne

John Phillips – April Anne I don’t really have much to say about this song other than the record it is on is a near perfect example of a fine singer-songwriter at his best. I was never a big Mamas and Papas fan so it took me a little while to come around to listening […]

Day 37: Fairport Convention – Book Song

Fairport Convention – Book Song This song was written by two of my favorite British Folk geniuses, Richard Thompson and Ian Matthews. In a song about the passive jealousy of a man towards a girl having a literary affair, Fairport Convention captures the calm and moody atmosphere that is what draws me towards most  British […]

Day 36: Elyse Weinberg – Houses

Elyse Weinberg – Houses I posted both of my copies of this records because the song “Houses” is only available on the reissue. I bought the original first unaware of this absence so I quickly bought the reissue. “Houses” is another song I heard first on Vetiver’s Thing of the Past. In my opinion Vetiver’a […]

Day 35: Eddie Floyd – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad

Eddie Floyd – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad Eddie Floyd delivers a lot of deep soul with a little bit of humility in this Stax gem. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download  Subscribe in a reader

February ’14 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: I Must Be In A Good Place Now

Matthews Southern Comfort – Road to Ronderlin Elyse Weinberg – Houses Fairport Convention – Book Song John Phillips – April Anne/ Eddie Floyd – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad The Drapels – Wondering John Cale – Gideon’s Bible Bert Jansch – One for Jo Michael Hurley – Eyes, Eyes Jim Ford – Point of No […]

Day 34: Matthews Southern Comfort – Road to Ronderlin

Matthews Southern Comfort – Road to Ronderlin I first heard this song as a cover on the Vetiver record Thing of the Past. That record is all covers mostly from 60s and 70s folk artists. The album is so good I felt obliged to seek out each song on the record and I was not […]

February ’14 :: Every 1’s A Winner

Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner Jim Sullivan – Jerome Bill Fay – Plan D John Cale – Ship Of Fools Emitt Rhodes – Lullaby The Byrds – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue Michael Nesmith – Harmony Constan Dan Penn – It Tears Me Up John Hartford – In Tall Buildings Ramblin’ Jack […]