Platter Playlists

Month: June, 2014

Day 160: The Hesitations – Whiter Shade of Pale

And now we’ll close the week out with a deep dish serving of Cleveland Soul. listen

Day 159: Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love

Sweet Soul Music at it’s finest. listen

Day 158: The Louvin Brothers – I Wish It Had Been A Dream

Leave it to the Louvins to tear at your heartstrings with a lovely melody about the tribulations of departure and the end of a relationship. As always they perfectly encapsulate feelings through song; how something so beautiful can be followed by such pain. THIS is country music. listen

Day 157: Jerry Lee Lewis – Lincoln Limousine

A straight-up knockout of a song Jerry Lee wrote in memory of JFK in 1966. listen

Day 156: Hank Snow – Moanin’

This particular song caught my ear when a WFMU DJ was playing a set of Hank Snow. It’s got this lovely melody like that of a lullaby and follows that old familiar dirt road of loneliness that is usually the marker for a great country ballad. listen

I Cried My Last Tear

Tommy Ridgley – The Girl From Kooka Monga Ernie K-Doe – I Cried My Last Tear Major Lance – Mama Don’t Know King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song Hurricane Harry – The Last Meal The Coasters – Down in Mexico The Five Keys – Ling, Ting, Tong Preston Epps – Bongo Rock Dee Mullins […]

Day 155: The Grateful Dead – Brokedown Palace

I am by no means a Grateful Dead fan and especially not a “Deadhead.” However I do love this one record and think this song in particular is wonderful. I was first turned on to it back in ’08 when I first heard Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s cover. listen

Day 154: Jim Ford – Changin’ Colors

Stunning, twangy anthem by one of my favorites. listen

Day 153: Tanya Tucker – The Baptism of Jesse Taylor

If you don’t know much about Tanya Tucker, I strongly suggest looking into her first three records (recorded when she was 13-16 years old) for Columbia, produced by Billy Sherrill. They are full of great songs like this, with huge backbeats and wide arrangements of instrumentation. listen

Day 152: Michael Nesmith – Some of Shelly’s Blues

If you have yet to explore the amazing world of Michael Nesmith’s solo career here is a good place to start listen

Day 151: Townes Van Zandt – No Place To Fall

One of my favorite songs to kick off a week of mellow songs. listen

Day 150: Beau Brummels – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

Returning back to the same song we heard on Monday from the Beach Boys. Today I present you with Beau Brummels covering it with grace, that classic lazy delivery and a bit of orchestration in the background to bring a more than adequate week closer. listen

Day 149: Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun

Revisiting Nina Simone’s 1971 with it’s flowing, soulful title track. listen

Day 148: Ike & Tina Turner – Let It Be

Here Tina takes a few liberties with lyrics but serves up an ultimately stunning rendition. listen

Day 147: Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand

This rarities collection provides us with a soulful take on the Beatles’ classic. listen

Day 146: Beach Boys – You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

I’ve decided to feature all Beatles covers this week and to start things off with an acoustic version recorded live at the Beach Boys party in ’65. listen

Day 145: Tom Waits – Mockin’ Bird

Now we’ll close the week out with a lovely Tom Waits rarity. listen

Day 144: Dave Van Ronk – Dink’s Song

Just a wonderful folk song I heard first in the film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” I don’t know much about Van Ronk but he has a lot of grit and soul to his voice and the more I delve into him the more I hear Michael Hurley similarities. listen

Day 143: Michael Hurley – Uncle Bob’s Corner

I started listening to Michael Hurley a few years ago and I remember being at a point where I felt I had a good grip on music. I felt like I knew all the big names and had a basic knowledge of all the key players. Little did I know, in the years between then […]

Day 142: Jerry Jeff Walker – Stoney

A lesser known Jerry Jeff song about a wayfaring traveller that could stand toe to toe with Mr. Bojangles any day. listen

Day 141: Link Wray – Black River Swamp

On an album full of gems, I have to say this one is my favorite. It’s lyrics paint a vivid portrait of a the backwoods way of life while the subtle instrumentation sets a pace and a groove not unlike a slow Bobby Charles song. And let me add, I am a sucker for songs […]

June ’14 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: I Wish It Had Been A Dream

Link Wray – Black River Swamp Jerry Jeff Walker – Stoney Michael Hurley – Uncle Bob’s Corner Dave Van Ronk – Dink’s Song Tom Waits – Mockin’ Bird Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand Ike & Tina Turner – Let It Be Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun Beau Brummels – […]

June ’14 :: I’m Living Good

The Ovations – I’m Living Good Ruby Andrews – You Made A Believer (Out of Me) Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – Searchin’ For My Love Oscar Brown Jr. – But I Was Cool Johnny Jones – Tennessee Waltz Andy Kim – Baby I Love You Beach Boys – The Times They Are A-Changin’ […]