Platter Playlists

Month: July, 2014

Day 180: Fairport Convention – Si Tu Dois Partir

A jangly French cover of Dylan. Who could ask for anything more? listen

You Know More Than I Know

The Ideals – Mojo Hanna Art Neville – Arabian Love Call James Carr – Life Turned Her That Way Carla Thomas – Stop! Look What You’re Doing Candi Staton – I’m Just A Prisoner (of you’re good lovin’) Arthur Lee – Everybody’s Gotta Live John Cale – You Know More Than I Know John Phillips […]

Day 179: Blossom Dearie – Figure Eight

A continuation of yesterday’s math lesson. Today’s tutorial from prolific jazz singer Miss Blossom Dearie. listen

Day 178: Bob Dorough – Three Is A Magic Number

Nothing like learning your multiplication tables while simultaneously indulging in some great music. listen

Day 177: Dee Mullins – Beers

A melodic glorification of a local loser. If you think about it, it really is just that. But damn catchy! listen

Day 176: Roy Acuff – As Long As I Live

Start your week off with the barn-stompin’ harmonies of Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys. listen

Day 175: Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – The Pine Tree

Polish the week off with a bit of country-folk by Johnny & June. listen

Day 174: The Millennium – It’s You

Pure 60’s sunshine pop from Curt Boettcher’s California-based supergroup. listen

Day 173: Gene Clark – One In A Hundred

In 1970, the original members of The Byrds got together and laid down this gem. listen

Day 172: The Monkees – What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?

I figured out something a while ago. Michael Nesmith is why I love The Monkees and in my opinions this is his best song as part of the group. If you like this and want more, I strongly suggest dipping into his solo career. listen

Day 171: Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – Ten Four – Over and Out

I think this one speaks for itself. Get a load of the sincerity in the chorus. That Porter Wagoner can write one hell of a song. listen

Day 170: Procol Harum – Pilgrims Progress

An epic album-closer to close out this week. listen

Day 169: Love – Always See Your Face

Not much to say about this on other than it is probably my favorite Love/Arthur Lee song and the perfect mixture of psych and soul. listen

Day 168: Jerry Jeff Walker – About Her Eyes

Cover of the Keith Sykes song that can be found on Jerry Jeff’s 1969 album “Five Years Gone.” Sort of atypical of the country output of Jerry Jeff in the years to come. The melancholy lyrics mixed with ambient folk/country tones it feels more like a modern Bill Callahan song. Timeless. listen

Day 167: Webb Pierce – Life to Go

Heartbreaking story of remorse, check. Chilling strings backed with a honky-tonk snare and steel, check.  And some sharp, searing and ultimately haunting vocals, check. True country music level ACHIEVED. listen

Day 166: Bob Blum – Little Pink Elephants

We’re gonna start the week with a hillbilly trip-out. Enjoy. listen

Day 165: James Talley – Mississippi River Whistle Town

Here’s a slow-moving, down-home gem from American country/blues singer James Talley. Happy 4th! listen

Day 164: John Stewart – California Bloodlines

Wonderfully mellow tune from the 1969 album by folk singer John Stewart. listen

Day 163: Dee Dee Warwick – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

Dee Dee Warwick debuted this remarkable soul single in 1966, a good two years before Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations made it a Motown hit. For what it’s worth, I feel like the Warwick version really hits the spot and is much rawer than the glossy Motown version. listen

July ’14 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: Ten Four – Over and Out

Tanya Tucker – New York City Song Ketty Lester – When A Woman Loves A Man Dee Dee Warwick – I’m Gunna Make You Love Me Four Seasons – Queen Jane Approximately Abner Jay – Cocaine John Stewart – California Bloodlines James Talley – Mississippi River Whistle Town Bob Blum – Little Pink Elephants Webb […]

Day 162: Ketty Lester – When A Woman Loves A Man

Great sister song to one of the greatest soul songs ever written. listen

Day 161: Tanya Tucker – New York City Song

Another killer cut from Tanya’s run at Columbia. listen

July ’14 :: I Cried My Last Tears

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 […]