Platter Playlists

Month: August, 2014

With God On Our Side :: August ’14 Platter Cuts Mix Up On MixCloud

The August ’14 Platter Cuts Mix is now available to stream at MixCloud. Linda Ronstadt – Are My Thoughts With You? Melanie – Ruby Tuesday John Fogerty – She Thinks I Still Care Area Code 615 – Hey Jude Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – With God On Our Side Mike Cooper – Goodtimes Ted Lucas – […]

Day 200: Big Star – Thank You Friends

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I want to share this one on this day. 165 left? Challenge accepted! listen

Day 199: Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane – From the Late to the Early

Listen how these bloaks play the hell out of this appalachian style-folk melody. listen

Day 198: Eddy Giles – Losin’ Boy

Here’s a big contender in the battle for the best Deep Soul cut ever, straight off Ace’s compilation of the finest moments from their series of Dave Godin Deep Soul mix tapes. listen

Day 197: Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It?

Usually I’m a stickler for supplying the original LP or at least a reissue o the LP that the Platter Cut appears on. But seeing as original copies of Doris Troy’s 1963 album “Just One Look” go anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars, I figure the compilation appearance of this gem would suffice. listen

Carolina In My Mind

Chuck Berry – Oh Louisiana James Taylor – Jelly Man Kelly Melanie – Carolina In My Mind Mike Cooper – The Singing Tree Mother Earth – Living With The Animals Area Code 615 – Just Like A Woman Loudon Wainwright III – Motel Blues Ramsey Lewis – Cry Baby Cry Amanaz – Khala My Friend […]

Day 196: Mable John – Shouldn’t I Love Him

From the brilliant Light in the Attic collection of Stax b-sides and unreleased singles comes this sweet soul ballad with all the elements to make this a soul masterpiece. Check out Mable in 2013’s “20 Feet from Stardom.” listen

I’m In Love With a Girl :: April ’14 Platter Cuts Mix on Mixcloud

Be sure to check out the new Mixcloud mix of April’s Platter Cuts. This is a new thing I’m doing with all the monthly Platter Cuts. May, June and July are already up, so dig around! Bubblerock – Satisfaction The Rolling Stones  – I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys The Beatles – Yes It […]

Day 195: Swamp Dogg – Predicament #2

This is my favorite Swamp Dogg cut. A fat-back anthem about the predicament every player has to face. listen

Day 194: Syl Johnson – A Half Love

Syl comes off sounding a lot like Wilson here. Straight up gritty soul. listen

Day 193: Darondo – Didn’t I

Pure Bay Area funk from the late-great Darondo thanks to this release of early 70’s gems by the wonderful Omnivore Records. listen

Day 192: Al Greene – Back Up Train

A deep groove from Al Green’s 1978 debut record, when he still spelled his name with an ‘e’ at the end. listen

Day 191: Bobby Bland – Call On Me

Opening a week of soul with the cream of the crop of The Northern Soul classics. listen

Day 190: Tyrannosaurus Rex – Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat)

Here’s some early Bolan to kick off your weekend. Get ready to fall in love with a song. listen

Day 189: Michael Hurley – The Tea Song

Here is a song the any Michael Hurley fan knows comes in a lot of different packages. This version is from last year’s issue of Hurley’s other mid-60s Folkways record that has never before gotten a release. listen

Day 188: Jackson C. Frank – Yellow Walls

Another single record enigma. This time from 1965. This record is nearly impossible to find, thank God for last year’s 4 Men With Beards reissue. Here‘s another song from this record. listen

Day 187: Ted Lucas – I’ll Find A Way

Another stunningly beautiful folk song for you today. This dude did it right and keeps a lot of folk fans on the edge of their seats. He did a lot of group and session work and then in 1975 released a freakin’ gem and left it at that. He did that whole genius thing we […]

Day 186: Mike Cooper – Goodtimes

Keeping it mellow this week and to start things off how ’bout some early 70s folk from the UK? I just discovered this guy by means of his two acclaimed recent reissues and I must say they are spectacular works of natural songwriting and guitar work. Definitely worth checking out. listen

Day 185: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – With God On Our Side

What better way to wrap up a week of extraordinary covers then with my favorite Dylan cover? listen

Day 184: Area Code 615 – Hey Jude

Here’s a downhome. instrumental Beatles cover straight outta Nashville. listen

Day 183 : John Fogerty – She Thinks I Still Care

Fogerty covering a classic in the country music canon. listen

Day 182: Melanie – Ruby Tuesday

I think that if you know me and know the music I like, or even if you just know and dig this blog, you should clearly and vividly understand how and why this is one of the greatest covers ever. listen

Day 181: Linda Ronstadt – Are My Thoughts With You?

This week is gonna be dedicated to exceptional covers and what a better way to start than with a cover of a fine Mickey Newbury song. Click here to read a post I made a while back on the Aquarium Drunkard blog about two other versions of this song. listen

August ’14 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: With God On Our Side

Linda Ronstadt – Are My Thoughts With You? Melanie – Ruby Tuesday John Fogerty – She Thinks I Still Care Area Code 615 – Hey Jude Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – With God On Our Side Mike Cooper – Goodtimes Ted Lucas – I’ll Find A Way Jackson C. Frank – Yellow Walls Michael Hurley – […]

August ’14 :: 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 […]