Platter Playlists

Month: February, 2015

The Lost Ones

Del Shannon – Restless Taj Mahal – Corinna Melba Montgomery – He’s Gone Link Wray – All Cried Out Malvina Reynolds – D.D.T. Gabor szabo – Both Sides Now Bill Fay – We Want You To Stay Ted Hawkins- The Lost Ones Carl Oglesby – Staring At The Sunshine Arthur Russell – I Couldn’t Say […]

Day 322: Melvin Van Peebles & The Cast of Don’t Play Us Cheap – Quittin’ Time

Great closer to this month. Pretty much deep soul gold with some amazing vocal power. Onward to March! listen

Day 321: Clarence Carter – Getting The Bills (But No Merchandise)

The baritone soul master works wonders with a George Jackson song. listen

Day 320: Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas – I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad

Johnnie and Carla doing song Eddie Floyd did best. A soulful duet that isn’t great but has a lot of fantastic elements. listen

Day 319: Etta James – Security

Etta doing Otis in that gritty and soulful way. listen

Recent Songs #17 :: He Needs Me

Shelly Duvall & Harry Nilsson – He Needs Me The Kinks – Lavender Hill Agnes Toti – Tu Bill Callahan – SycamoreBobby McFerrin – Kolo Kolo Kolo Parvarim – Sound of Silence Bob Brown – Close of the Day Maddy Prior & June Tabor – The Grey Funnel Line [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Day 318: The Impressions – Loves Happening

Some gentle soul to start your week off. This album is full of gems but there is something about this song, especially the first ten seconds, that gives me chills. listen

Recent Songs #17 :: He Needs Me

ShellyDuvall & Harry Nilsson – He Needs Me The Kinks – Lavender Hill Agnes Toti – Tu Bill Callahan – SycamoreBobby McFerrin – Kolo Kolo Kolo Parvarim – Sound of Silence Bob Brown – Close of the Day Maddy Prior & June Tabor – The Grey Funnel Line [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

Day 317: Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah

Wrapping the week up with a Phil Spector produced, soul rendition of a children’s classic. listen

Day 316: The Maskmen & The Agents – Yaw’ll

Sweet Soul wearing a mask and sounding a bit like Otis Redding. Check out more over on WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. listen

Day 315: Ruby Andrews – You Made A Believer (Out of Me)

Insanely strong Northern Soul. I heard it over and over on various WFMU shows and, after about the forth time, I felt like I was actively ignoring a sign. listen

Day 314: Bobby Mitchell – I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday

Happy Mardi Gras! listen

Recent Songs #16 :: Rainbows and Ridges

RickyNelson – Lonesome Town BuddyHolly – Learnin’ the Game Marty Robbins – They’re Hanging Me Tonight Neil Young – Human Highway Blaze Foley – Rainbows and Ridges David Kauffman – Kiss Another Day Goodbye Jackson C. Frank- Washington Jail Peggy Seeger – Mary Ann Amy Anelle ft Michael Hurley – I’m So Lonesome Dave Van […]

Day 313: Ernie K. Doe – A Certain Girl

My crunchy copy of this New Orleans classic I dug up in a guys mostly Cajun collection in Jennings, LA. listen

Recent Songs #16 :: Rainbows and Ridges

RickyNelson – Lonesome Town BuddyHolly – Learnin’ the Game Marty Robbins – They’re Hanging Me Tonight Neil Young – Human Highway Blaze Foley – Rainbows and Ridges David Kauffman – Kiss Another Day Goodbye Jackson C. Frank- Washington Jail Peggy Seeger – Mary Ann Amy Anelle ft Michael Hurley – I’m So Lonesome Dave Van […]

Day 312: James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet

I love this copy of the classic Penn & Oldham cut. listen

Day 311: Sam & Dave – Sleep Good Tonight

A slow jam I feel doesn’t get enough recognition. listen

Day 310: Garnet Mimms – It’s Been Such A Long Way Home

The fact that he is Peter Guralnick’s favorite soul singer turned me one to him and I’m the proud owner of TWO stellar Garnet Mimms records. They aren’t easy to find and inexpensive but his Bert Berns produced songs and everything else on this record is on par with the best of Sweet Soul. listen

Day 309: The Showmen – It Will Stand

With Mardi Gras coming up, here is a thick slice of New Orleans doo wop king cake. listen  

Recent Songs #15 :: I’m the Sky

GraceBraun – Down In The Garden Honeybus– Maxine’s Parlour Norma Tanego – I’m the sky Mary Mcclaslin – Help George Harrison – Beware of Darkness Nirvana string – Catch the Wind Dolly Parton – Jolene (slow) Paul McCartney – Junk (demo) Tom Rush – Joshua Gone Barbados The Haden Triplets – Raining [Audio clip: view […]

Day 308: King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song

I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite song. I am always so confused why he jump from “eating meat” directly to the need to “ride a bus.” This song is so much fun. listen

Recent Songs #15 :: I’m the Sky

GraceBraun – Down In The Garden Honeybus– Maxine’s Parlour Norma Tanego – I’m the sky Mary Mcclaslin – Help George Harrison – Beware of Darkness Nirvana string – Catch the Wind Dolly Parton – Jolene (slow) Paul McCartney – Junk (demo) Tom Rush – Joshua Gone Barbados The Haden Triplets – Raining [Audio clip: view […]

January ’15 Platter Cuts Mix Up On Mixcloud

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 307: Joe Tex – Hold On To What You’ve Got

The classic cautionary soul gem about never taking love for granted. listen

Day 306: Mavis Staples – What Happened To The Real Me?

I just can’t get enough of the huge orchestration on this one. listen

Day 305: Maxine Weldon – Johnny One Time

A thick groove on the classic country number, listen

Day 304: Don Covay – A Woman’s Love

In memory of the legendary soul singer/songwriter who passed away last week. Check out another one of his I used last year here. listen

February ’15 :: Platter Cuts Mix :: Hold On To What You’ve Got

Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign Don Covay – A Woman’s Love Maxine Weldon – Johnny One Time Mavis Staples – What Happened to the Real Me? Joe Tex – Hold On To What You’ve Got King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song The Showmen – It Will Stand Garnet Mimms – It’s Been Such […]

Recent Songs #14 :: A Heart Needs A Home

Naomi and the boys – as tears go by The Mops – San Franciscan Nights Dara Puspita – To Love Somebody SusanCadogan –Imagine BillFox – Andnowagain Polaris – Waiting For October Francoise Hardy – Til the Morning Comes Bridget St John – Sparrowpit The Innocence Mission – Follow Me Richard & Linda Thompson – A […]

Day 303: Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign

Kickin’ off the month of soul with a dynamically smooth cut about diving into love  blindly. listen

Recent Songs #14 :: A Heart Needs A Home

Naomi and the boys – as tears go by The Mops – San Franciscan Nights Dara Puspita – To Love Somebody SusanCadogan –Imagine BillFox – Andnowagain Polaris – Waiting For October Francoise Hardy – Til the Morning Comes Bridget St John – Sparrowpit The Innocence Mission – Follow Me Richard & Linda Thompson – A […]

February ’15 :: 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. […]