Platter Playlists

Month: January, 2015

Let Me Tell You What I Have

Miriam Makeba – For What It’s Worth James Ray – I Got My Mind Set On You Shirley Ellis – Don’t Let Go Nina Simone – Buck Clifford Curry – Delta Dawn The Persuasions – Man, Oh Man Nancy Dupree with Group of Rochester, NY Youngsters – What Do I Have? Jimmy Collier & Rev. […]

Day 302: Tom Waits – Anywhere I Lay My Head

This one is hands down one of the most formative songs in my past. It is so raw and immediately powerful and it’s not a stretch to think, by the second line tune that closes out the track, that Waits lifts his head in New Orleans. listen

Day 301: Pete Seeger – Guantanamera

The folk master treats us to a Cuban patriotic anthem via Sesame Street. listen

Day 300: Masato Minami – Yoru wo Kugurinukeru Made

Some dreamy Japanese folk for Day 300. listen

Day 299: Loudon Wainwright III – Kick In The Head

How is a month complete without a little bit of Loud? This one can accurately be summed up by the cover art. The kick in the head that is the loss of your best gal to your best pal. listen

Day 298: Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak

  Aboriginal folk stomp from the recent Light In The Attic release Native North America. listen

Recent Songs #13 :: Always Keep A Diamond In Your Mind

ThePersuasions – Ripple RelativelyClean Rivers – Hello Sunshine Pete Dello – Do I Still Figure Medicine Head – Next Time the Sun Comes Round Ernie Graham – Don’t Want Me Round You Michael Hurley – Mona Lisa Bob Martin – Changes In Me Lee Hazlewood –Cold Hard Times Solomon Burke – Diamond In Your Mind […]

Recent Songs #13 :: Always Keep A Diamond In Your Mind

ThePersuasions – Ripple RelativelyClean Rivers – Hello Sunshine Pete Dello – Do I Still Figure Medicine Head – Next Time the Sun Comes Round Ernie Graham – Don’t Want Me Round You Michael Hurley – Mona Lisa Bob Martin – Changes In Me Lee Hazlewood –Cold Hard Times Solomon Burke – Diamond In Your Mind […]

Day 297: The Persuasions – Let It Be

A powerhouse a cappella cover to close out the week. listen

Day 296: Nina Simone – Balm in Gilead

Dig Nina’s deep groove on this dusty gospel cut. listen

Day 295: Johnny Jones – Tennessee Waltz

Somewhere between Sam Cooke and Aaron NeVille. You’ll hear the Aaron Neville listen

Day 294: Swamp Dogg – God Bless America For What

This cut speaks for itself. listen  

Day 293: Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick – Martin Luther King

1929-1968 A baritone stunner about the man today is for. listen

Recent Songs #12 :: You Never Wanted Me

PeterGrudzien – Alone Amongst the Crowd Masatominami – Yoru wo Kugurinukeru Made Samamidon – Wild Bill Jones Jackson C. Frank – You Never Wanted Me Tucker Zimmerman – No Love Lost Jessica Pratt – Back, Baby Trader Horne – Jenny May Parvarim – Flowers Never Bend Father Yod – Different Dreams Dutch Rhythm, Steel & […]

Recent Songs #12 :: You Never Wanted Me

PeterGrudzien – Alone Amongst the Crowd Masatominami – Yoru wo Kugurinukeru Made Samamidon – Wild Bill Jones Jackson C. Frank – You Never Wanted Me Tucker Zimmerman – No Love Lost Jessica Pratt – Back, Baby Trader Horne – Jenny May Parvarim – Flowers Never Bend Father Yod – Different Dreams Dutch Rhythm, Steel & […]

Day 292: Wendel Stuart – Island in the Sun

W When I listen to a song like this I can’t help but hear early Palace Music and  I feel like I should’ve heard this years ago when Will Oldham pretty much ruled my musical tastes. Maybe if I would’ve heard it then I would have more of a connection with rocksteady and Caribbean music […]

Day 291: Miriam Makeba – In My Life

I’m willing to bet she has a much more interesting life than John, Paul, George or Ringo. Definitely Ringo. listen

Day 290: Ernie K-Doe – Reaping What I Sow

A slow groove from the New Orleans legend. listen

Day 289: Ben E. King – Let The Water Run Down

It wasn’t until I heard this gem on WFMU that I realized it was the b-side to “It’s All Over,” (one of my favor soul songs) and sitting unspun in my collection for nearly three years. I then lost my mind. listen

Day 288: Wings – Let ‘Em In

Reminded how killer this groove is while I was checking out the trailer to the new Noah Baumbach film. Acquirable in every dollar bin ever. listen

Recent Songs #11 :: Just As You Are

RobertWyatt – Just As You Are PeteDello – Taking The Heart Out Of Love Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer, Roger Neill – Beginner’s Theme J. Tillman – Mellow My Mind Barclay James Harvest – Pools of Blue Bonnie Beecher – Come Wander With Me Blaze Foley – If I Could Only Fly Teta Lando – Muato […]

Recent Songs #11 :: Just As You Are

RobertWyatt – Just As You Are PeteDello – Taking The Heart Out Of Love Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer, Roger Neill – Beginner’s Theme J. Tillman – Mellow My Mind Barclay James Harvest – Pools of Blue Bonnie Beecher – Come Wander With Me Blaze Foley – If I Could Only Fly Teta Lando – Muato […]

Day 287: Mike Cooper – Country Water

An upbeat country fried cut by way of England. listen

Day 286: Gary Higgins – I Pick Notes From The Sky

More dreamy folk from this Drag City reissue. listen

Day 285: Meg Baird – The Waltze Of The Tennis Players

Drag City never fails. Especially when it comes to folk. Here is a timeless song from Baird’s 2007 release. listen

Day 284: Steve Young – No Place To Fall

Steve Young covering Townes, all the while channeling deep modes of operatic twang. Beautiful. listen

Day 283: Ernie Graham – I’m Lonely

Nobody who writes a song this groovy should be so damn lonely. listen

Recent Songs #10 :: Unfriendly World

Pete Molinari – Sweet Louise LasVentanas -Noches San Francisco Little Ann – Possession Freddie Scott- He Ain’t Give You None BlueRondos – Little Baby The Stooges – Unfriendly World Cougars – I Wish It Would Rain Bill Callahan – So Long Marianne Phosphorescent – When We Fall

Recent Songs #10 :: Unfriendly World

Pete Molinari – Sweet Louise LasVentanas -Noches San Francisco Little Ann – Possession Freddie Scott- He Ain’t Give You None BlueRondos – Little Baby The Stooges – Unfriendly World Cougars – I Wish It Would Rain Bill Callahan – So Long Marianne Phosphorescent – When We Fall [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download

January ’15 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: Thicker Than A Smokey

The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup Otis Redding – Let Nothing Separate Us Ernie Graham – I’m Lonely Steve Young – No Place To Fall Meg Baird – The Waltze of the Tennis Players Gary Higgins – Thicker Than A Smokey Mike Cooper – Country Water Wings – Let Em In Ben E. King – […]

Day 282: Otis Redding – Let Nothing Separate Us

Written by Otis but perfected by Arthur Conley. Here’s Otis’ version, which is almost as powerful. Arthur’s version was covered last year here. listen

Day 281: The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup

The perfect kickstart to 2015. listen

January ’15 :: 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 […]