Platter Playlists

Month: July, 2016

Louisiana Tales VIII :: Louisiana Animal Farm

Not much can be said for this one, nor does it need a hefty introduction. What we have here is a handful of Louisiana’s finest singing for, about, and because of animals. The animals come in all varieties: wild, tame, and humans who may as well be. Wild and stubborn men are given canine characteristics, […]

Recent Songs #91 :: River In The Rain

Link Wray – Black River Swamp Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Ohio River Boat Song John Fahey – Dixie Pig Bar-B-Q Blues Beck – Rowboat Michael Hurley & Betsy Nichols – River in the Rain The Persuasions – Lazy River Road Chris Darrow – The Sky Is Not Blue Today Mickey Newbury – Let Me Sleep […]

Recent Songs #91 :: River In The Rain

Link Wray – Black River Swamp Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Ohio River Boat Song John Fahey – Dixie Pig Bar-B-Q Blues Beck – Rowboat Michael Hurley & Betsy Nichols – River in the Rain The Persuasions – Lazy River Road Chris Darrow – The Sky Is Not Blue Today Mickey Newbury – Let Me Sleep […]

Recent Songs #90 :: Hanky Panky Nohow

John Stammers – The Fridge (the band version) Tiny Watkins – A Soldier’s Sad Story Scott Walker – Duchess Yo La Tengo – Hanky Panky Nohow Aphex Twin – Avril 14th Yves & Serge & Victor – Come to my House Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer (live) Cresa Watson – Alpine Winter Ruth […]

Recent Songs #90 :: Hanky Panky Nohow

John Stammers – The Fridge (the band version) Tiny Watkins – A Soldier’s Sad Story Scott Walker – Duchess Yo La Tengo – Hanky Panky Nohow Aphex Twin – Avril 14th Yves & Serge & Victor – Come to my House Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer (live) Cresa Watson – Alpine Winter Ruth […]

Recent Songs #89 :: Somebody to Love

The Impressions – Love’s Happening The Minstrels – People Get Ready Aretha Franklin – Let It Be Valerie June – Somebody to Love (acoustic) The Ovations – It’s Wonderful To Be In Love Solomon Burke – Can’t Nobody Love You The Persuasons – Pride (In The Name Of Love) Maxine Brown – We Can Work […]

Recent Songs #89 :: Somebody to Love

The Impressions – Love’s Happening The Minstrels – People Get Ready Aretha Franklin – Let It Be Valerie June – Somebody to Love (acoustic) The Ovations – It’s Wonderful To Be In Love Solomon Burke – Can’t Nobody Love You The Persuasons – Pride (In The Name Of Love) Maxine Brown – We Can Work […]

Recent Songs #88 :: Lookin’ for Boys

Pin-Ups – Lookin’ For Boys Ito Yukari – My Boy Lollipop The Carousels – Pretty Little Thing Olivia Newton-John – God Only Knows California Dreaming – The Tru-Tones Combo Faye Wong – Dreamlover The Shangris Las – Remember(Walking in the Sand) Sweet Inspirations – Why Am I Treated So Bad The Dixie Cups – I’m […]

Recent Songs #88 :: Lookin’ for Boys

Pin-Ups – Lookin’ For Boys Ito Yukari – My Boy Lollipop The Carousels – Pretty Little Thing Olivia Newton-John – God Only Knows Thea Tru-Tones Combo – California Dreaming Faye Wong – Dreamlover The Shangris Las – Remember(Walking in the Sand) Marianne Faithful – Rosie Sweet Inspirations – Why Am I Treated So Bad The […]

Louisiana Tales VII :: The Great Louisiana Cover-Up

This month’s mix takes the art of covering songs to a new level. Not only are many of these songs some of the greatest ever written, Louisiana artists seem to effortlessly turn them into swamp pop and creole classics. These songs serve as strong testaments to the skillful diversity of Louisiana musicians. We start our […]