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May 27, 2016 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
With Steve Pick
Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul
Blues + Jazz Atlantic 1961
That electric piano opening kills me every time!
Candi Staton Do It In the Name of Love
Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters Kent/FAME 2011
She's such a great singer, and not nearly well enough known.
Ike & Tina Turner That's the City
The Hits Collection Music Club Deluxe 2012
An obscurity from the early 70s that I find irresistible.
Lake Street Dive Can't Stop N
Side Pony Sound Emporium 2016
This woman can sing!
Son Little Your Love Will Blow Me Away N
Son Little Anti/Epitaph 2015
Is it just me, or does this guy sound a little like Nina Simone sometimes?
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Meticulous Bird N
A Man Alive Ribbon Music 2016
This record just makes me happy every time I hear it.
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love (Live BBC Sessions)
BBC Sessions (Live) [Remastered] Atlantic Records 1969
The early live Zeppelin recordings stand as among their best work, I think.
Robert Pollard Losing It N
Of Course You Are FIRE 2016
Of course, he's got a new GBV album out now, while I'm still catching up on this record from a few months ago.
Sex Pistols God Save the Queen
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols Virgin 1977
Forty years old and still makes me want to jump out of my seat and shake my fist.
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Hanging Out With Dad
Luminous Groove Yep Roc 2008
An obscure b-side that's pretty cool.
The Vondrukes Soul I Sold L N
On This Ride Together Single Street Records 2016
One of the best bands in town is set to release a new album soon. They'll be playing Twangfest Jun 8 at Off Broadway, too.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers MCA 1976
I like a lot of Tom Petty records, but that first album remains tied with his third for best of them all.
Gazebos Ere Specka N
Die Alone Hardly Art 2016
Seattle band of veteran musicians bringing the old school New Wave sounds to the present.
Jackie Greene Spooky Tina
Till the Light Comes 429 2010
I forget about this guy all the time, then I hear him and wonder why I don't listen to him more often.
Fairport Convention Bring 'em Down
Meet on the Ledge - The Classic Years (1967-1975) A&M 1999
This was writtten and sung by Trevor Lucas in the 1973 version of Fairport.
Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell Calle 7
Lagrimas Mexicanas Naive 2011
Brazilian songwriter meets American jazz guitarist and discuss various Latin and Brazilian musics.
Esperanza Spalding Funk the Fear N
Emily's D+Evolution Universal Music Group International 2016
A mesmerizing record completely beyond category.
Sloan Wainwright First Time Ever I Saw Your Face N
Uncovering Sloan Wainwright 2016
Loudon's sister does a great job on this standard.
Colvin & Earle Come What May N
Colvin & Earle Fantasy Records 2016
This collaboration between Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle works really well.
Sean Watkins Local Honey N
What to Fear Family Hour Records 2016
Plain and simple, this is gorgeous.
The James Hunter Six Satchelfoot N
Hold On! Daptone 2016
I love to hear Hunter tear it up on guitar.
The Bo-Keys Set Me Free N
Heartaches By The Number Omnivore Recordings 2016
Oh, man, Percy Wiggins! Right in the sweet spot between soul and country.
The Allman Brothers Band Melissa
Eat A Peach Polydor Records 1972
You know, this really is a great song - one I've heard so much without really listening until recently.
Bobby Bare Jr. Undefeated
Undefeated Bloodshot Records 2014
This guy messes around a lot, but he sure can dig in and make a great record now and then.
The Old Souls Revival Didn't Notice L N
I Will Let You In self-released 2016
St. Louis area band well worth checking out if you get the chance.
Eleanor Friedberger Sweetest Girl N
New View Frenchkiss 2016
Her best songs are so powerful, so catchy, so delightful.
Brian Andrew Marek A Song To Make You Stay L N
"Drowner" Rubberstamp 2016
One of our town's best and most prolific songwriting recording artist.
Pugwash I Want You Back In My Life (For Mam)
Jollity 1969 2007
An Irish band that truly loves melody.
The Association Enter the Young
Just the Right Sound: The Association Anthology Rhino 2002
Oh, the days when being young seemed like such a hopeful thing.
The Grapes Of Wrath The Time Is Here
Now and Again EMI Music 1989
Sometimes really good pop bands appeared and disappeared just like that.
Cave States Changing on Me L N
True Life Undertow 2016
St. Louis band with a terrific second album.
Blue Rodeo Tara's Blues
In Our Nature Telesoul 2013
What am I gonna do with all these blues?
Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche Mud & Apples N
Mud & Apples Bunny Records 2016
It's a joy to hear Lucy sing with her mother.
Rufus Wainwright Sonnet 10
All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu Decca 2010
Lucy's half brother first sang Shakespeare a few years back.
Willie Nile Runaway Girl N
World War Willie River House Records' 2016
Willie has been around for 36 years, but has done more than twice as many records in the last ten or so years than he did in the first 20.
Cheap Trick Heart on the Line N
Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello Big Machine 2016
Alright, I'm convinced, this is a really good Cheap Trick record even if it doesn't have Bun E. Carlos on it.
Amy Gore and Her Valentines Blackout
In Love self 2012
Joyful pop music.
Looney Tunes Desert Bound
Cowabunga! The Surf Box Rhino 1996
Early 90s surf rock. Did Dylan McKay listen to this when he was surfing on Beverly Hills 90210?
Dick Dale Stop Teasing
Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology Rhino 1997
The young Dick Dale back in 1959.
Irma Thomas Ruler of My Heart
Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans Razor and Tie 1996
Shelby Lynne Telephone
Identity Crisis Philo 2003
One of our best singers. Listen to her phrasing.
Lefty Frizzell If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time
The Best of Lefty Frizzell Rhino 1991
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time!