Platter Playlists

Month: December, 2014

Day 280: Jerry Jeff Walker – Stoney (1976)

Dig on some Texas country to close out 2014. Check the original version I posted earlier this year here. listen

Day 279: Jimmy Hughes – Why Not Tonight?

More deep soul, straight outta Muscle Schoals. listen

Day 278: Joe Simon – My Adorable One

Some deep soul to kick off the week. listen

Recent Songs #9 :: I Talk to the Wind

ClaudineLonget – Jealous Guy ArthurRussell – Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart AtlasSound – I Walk A Thin Line Tomemitsu – In Dreams Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki Giles, Giles & Fripp – I Talk to the Wind Titi – Rainmaker Ofege – It’s Not Easy Beth Orton – Ooh Child [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Recent Songs #9 :: I Talk to the Wind

ClaudineLonget – Jealous Guy ArthurRussell – Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart AtlasSound – I Walk A Thin Line Tomemitsu – In Dreams Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki Giles, Giles & Fripp – I Talk to the Wind Titi – Rainmaker Ofege – It’s Not Easy Beth Orton – Ooh Child [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Did You Dream of Unicorns?

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 […]

Day 277: Big Star – Jesus Christ

Anyone who follows this blog probably saw this coming from a mile away. listen

Day 276: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

Terrific cover of a grim Christmas song. Check out the original in the December mix. listen

Day 275: William Bell – Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

Ring in Christmas in a soulful way. listen

Day 274: The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By

This is what I like to call a “Cold Weather Song.” listen

Recent Songs #8 :: The American Dreamer

Phosphorescent– You Can Make Me Feel Bad AlfredC. Priestley Stage Band – Cisco Kid Big Sambo and The Housewreckers – The Rains Came Elizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree Toby Tyler – The Road I’m On Gene Clark – American Dreamer Tom Waits- Lonely Little Ann – Deep Shadows Nina Simone – Life [Audio clip: view […]

Recent Songs #8 :: The American Dreamer

Phosphorescent– You Can Make Me Feel Bad AlfredC. Priestley Stage Band – Cisco Kid Big Sambo and The Housewreckers – The Rains Came Elizabeth Cotton – Shake Sugaree Toby Tyler – The Road I’m On Gene Clark – American Dreamer Tom Waits- Lonely Little Ann – Deep Shadows Nina Simone – Life [Audio clip: view […]

Day 273: Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December

Winter isn’t so hard down here in Louisiana. But this is apropos nonetheless. listen

Day 272: Cowboy – Opening

Great bootcut anthem with mellow tones and rusted edges. listen

Day 271: Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues

Sandy and Fairport will never outstay their welcome in my list here. listen

Day 270: Judee Sill – Down Where The Valleys Are Low

A beautiful, organ-soaked, multi-tonal number from Judee. listen

Day 269: Ian Matthews – Do I Still Figure In Your Life

Currently obsessed with the Honeybus original but was excited I had this. listen

Recent Songs #7 :: Can’t Be Over

AndrewLoog Oldham Orchestra – 365 Rolling Stones PeteDello – It’s What You Got Trader Horne – Here Comes The Rain Masato Minami – Cant Be Over Coverlar – Kon Together Vernon Wray – Prison Song Dave Van Ronk – Leave Her Johnny Tim Buckley – Once I Was Gillian welch – In Tall Buildings Father […]

Recent Songs #7 :: Can’t Be Over

AndrewLoog Oldham Orchestra – 365 Rolling Stones PeteDello – It’s What You Got Trader Horne – Here Comes The Rain Masato Minami – Cant Be Over Coverlar – Kon Together Vernon Wray – Prison Song Dave Van Ronk – Leave Her Johnny Tim Buckley – Once I Was Gillian welch – In Tall Buildings Father […]

Day 268: John Angaiak – I’ll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean

One of many gems on the Native North America Vol.1 comp. listen

Day 267: Crispian St. Peters – You Were On My Mind

Great organ-drenched, jangly tune to follow up the Link Wray. listen

Day 266: Link Wray – You Hurt Me So

Both were recorded in 1965 so I’m not sure which came first but this and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” bear a striking resemblance. At least the opening does. listen

Day 265: Nina Simone – O-o-h Child

Nothing but comfort comes from this song. listen

Day 264: Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream

Another gem from the Korean Rock Goddess. Check her out on the November Mix. listen

Recent Songs #6 :: I Walked With A Zombie

RogerMiller- What Are Those Things EverlyBrothers – Lord of the Manor Neil Young – Mellow My Mind (live) Del Shannon – Under My Thumb The Rolling Stones – Aladdin Story Roky Erikson – I Walked With A Zombie Joe & Ann – Gee Baby Eskew Reeder – Never Will I Danny White – Loan Me […]

Recent Songs #6 :: I Walked With A Zombie

RogerMiller- What Are Those Things EverlyBrothers – Lord of the Manor Neil Young – Mellow My Mind (live) Del Shannon – Under My Thumb The Rolling Stones – Aladdin Story Roky Erikson – I Walked With A Zombie Joe & Ann – Gee Baby Eskew Reeder – Never Will I Danny White – Loan Me […]

Day 263: Eric Anderson – Thirsty Boots

Introduced to this folk gem by Dylan’s cover from the recent bootleg series. listen

Day 262: Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run The Game

Nothing like a nice frosty folk song for your December day. listen

Day 261: Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina

Start to freakin’ finish. listen

Day 260: Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Elysees

A nice French song that always puts me in a good mood. listen

December ’14 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: Crazy Lady Blues

John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Elysees Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run The Game Eric Anderson – Thirsty Boots Kim Jung Mi – Your Dreams Nina Simone – O-o-h Child Link Wray – You Hurt Me So Crispian […]

Day 259: John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales

Sure, a small part of me is including this in December because “Christmas” is in the title, but a much larger part of me is including it because the winter of 2011 is when I found this record and grew obsessed with it. Out of all the records I have, this one gives me the […]

Recent Songs #5 :: That’s How Strong

Hopeton Lewis – Mighty Quinn Blossom Dearie – I Like London In The Rain Yvonne Carol – Mister Loveman Fabienne Del Sol – Chills and Fever Mor Thiam – Ayo Ayo Nen Desmond Dekker – Hey Grandma The Fleetwoods – Unchained Melodies The Moments – Rocky Raccoon Nina Simone – I Think It’s Gonna Rain […]

December ’14 :: Nothing Lasts

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 […]