Saturday, June 10, 2006

Weekly (More or Less) Playlist, 6/10/06

Dave Marsh
Richard Thompson, "Wall of Death," on the Finding Better Words disc from
The Life and Music of Richard Thompson [Free Reed Us]
Jo Serrapere and the Willie Dunns, "Jesus in a Snowball,"
Tonight at Johnny's Speakeasy [self-release]
Charanga Cakewalk,
Chicano Zen [Triloka]
Donovan Frankenreiter, Move By Yourself, (advance)
Bouncing Souls,
Gold Record [Epitaph]
Gnarls Barkley,
St. Elsewhere [Downtown]
Jon Dee Graham,
Full [Freedom]
Susan Tedeschi, "You've Got the Silver," from
Hope And Desire [Verve Forecast]
Mike Younger,
Every Stone You Throw [The Orchard]
Rahsaan Roland Kirk "Bye Bye Blackbird," from
Does Your House Have Lions? [Atlantic]

Chris T. Papaleonardos
Pearl Jam,
Pearl Jam [j]
Bruce Springsteen,
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [Columbia]
Dixie Chicks,
Taking The Long Way [Sony]
Alejandro Escovedo,
The Boxing Mirror [Back Porch]

C.J. Chenier,
The Desperate Kingdom of Love [World Village]
Drew Landry and the Dirty Cajuns,
Tailgaten Relief & Hurricane EP [Drew Landry BMI]
Cheap Trick,
Rockford [Big3]
Various Artists,
Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus [Soundway]
Various Artists,
Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975 [Brunswick]
Busta Rhymes feat. Stevie Wonder, "Been Through the Storm" [download]
Rhymefest feat. ODB, "Build Me Up" [download]
Nichole Jean, "A Song" [download]
India Arie feat. Akon, "I Am Not My Hair" [download]
Lord Jamar, "The Corner, The Streets" [download]

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Bouncing Souls,
Gold Record [Epitaph], "Letter from Iraq," with lyrics
by Iraq vet Garett Reppenhagen is just the highest point on an album full of
high points.
A City by the Light Divided [Island], A punk-metal version of
The Cure.
Beth Thornley,
My Glass Eye [Stiff Hips], Her originals are smart and
bittersweet, and she manages to slow down Joe Jackson's "Got the Time" and
make it work.
Todd Snider, The Devil You Know [Hip-o; available for digital download now
and in stores in August], "You Got Away With It (A Tale of Two Fraternity
Brothers)" is the story of every piggish frat boy I ever met, the kind who
fuck people over and come out smelling like a rose. Too bad one of 'em is

Fred Wilhelms
The Mighty Hannibal,
Hannibalism [Norton]
Various Artists,
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of [Yazoo]
Mamadou Diabate,
Behmanka [World Village]
Irma Thomas,
After The Rain [Rounder]
Ivory Joe Hunter,
I Almost Lost My Mind 1945-1950 [EPM/Blues

John Floyd
Ooh La La [Warner Bros.]
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, You Never Can Tell: The BBC Sessions [NMC]
Alejandro Escovedo,
The Boxing Mirror [EMI]
Ian McLagan, Spritual Boy [Maniac]
Above the Law, "Pistol Grip Pump" (burned copy)
Globe and Whiz Kid, "The Payoff Mix" (burned copy)
The English Beat, "Stand Down Margaret" dub mix [Go-Feet]
Neil Young,
On the Beach [Reprise]
The Clash, Elvis Has Left the Building [bootleg]
The Slits,
Cut [Island]

Susan Martinez
Marc Broussard,
Momentary Setback [Ripley Records]
The Subdudes,
Behind the Levee [Back Porch]
Lila Downs,
La Cantina Entre Copa y Copa [Narada]
Irma Thomas,
After The Rain [Rounder]
Gnarles Barkley,
St. Elsewhere [Downtown]
Cheatin Soul and the Southern Dream of Freedom [Trikont]
Johnny Cash,
Personal File [Columbia]
Blind Alfred Reed,
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 1927-1929
Alejandro Escovedo,
The Boxing Mirror [Back Porch]

Bill Glahn
VHS "Dutch Tape" [bootleg video] I found this weeding through a box of video I've had in storage since 1989 and can't for the life of me remember where I got it or even having watched it before. A fair amount of what's on it turned out to be Beat Club (German TV) performances which are now circulating in much better quality thanks to VH-1. But much of it is concert footage from Dutch TV and new to me. Among the revelations: The Rolling Stones were not the best live band Dick Taylor ever played in. Not by a long shot. The Small Faces were a riot in concert. Jimmy Page was reinventing guitar playing well before Led Zeppelin (Yardbirds stuff is amazing!). The Monks are the best garage band I'd never heard of. You could blackmail The Lords with this (for their wardrobe, not their playing) if it weren't for the fact that The Snobs appear on the video as well. And if you didn't want your daughter dating a Rolling Stone, you didn't want her within 100 kilometers of The (Dutch) Outsiders.
Tracklist (years where known):
Golden Earrings "Daddy Buy Me A Girl" (1966)
Motions "Wasted Words" (1965)
Outsiders "Lying All The Time" (1966)
Outsiders "Thinking About Today" (1966)
Small Faces "Tin Soldier"
Untamed "One More Heartache"
Untamed "I'll Go Crazy"
The Move "Sunshine Help Me" (1969)
Pretty Things "Why" (1969)
The Move "Flowers In The Rain" (1969)
Pretty Things "Honey I Need"
Pretty Things "Don't Bring Me Down"
Pretty Things "Big Boss Man"
Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich "Hold Tight"
The Lords "Wishin' and Hopin'" (1966)
Pretty Things "Midnight To Six Man" (1966)
Remo Four "Like A Rolling Stone" (1966, Maybe too much signifcance has been given to the "Judas shout." Mere months after Dylan introduced electric folk to the Brits, this Liverpool quartet is rocking out on a Dylan tune.)
Status Quo "Technicoloured Dreams"
Crazy World of Arthur Brown "Fire"
The Move "When Alice Comes Back To the Farm" (a templat for Cheap Trick)
The Rattles "The Witch" (1970, fronted by the female Ozzy)
The Lords "On A Sunday Evening"
The Lords "Don't Mince Matters"
Yardbirds "Shapes of Things" (1968)
Yardbirds "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" (1968)
The Monks "Complication"
The Monks "I Can't Get Over You"
The Monks "Cuckoo"
Pink Floyd "Astronomy Domine"
Small Faces "Hey Girl"
Small Faces "All or Nothing"
Small Faces "Watcha Gonna Do About It"
Small Faces "Sha La La La Lee"
Shocking Blue "Venus"
The Snobs "Buckleshoe Stomp"

Stewart Francke
Frank Sinatra w/the Count Basie Orchestra,
Sinatra at the Sands [Reprise]
Julieta Venegas,
Limon y Sal [Sony BMG]
The Ultimate O'Jays [Sony]
Chuck Berry,
St. Louis to Liverpool [MCA]
Anthony Hamilton,
Comin' From Where I'm From [Arista]
Willie Nelson,
Stardust [Columbia]
Van Hunt,
On the Jungle Floor [Capitol]
Amp Fiddler,
Waltz of a Ghetto Fly [Pias Records]
Bruce Springsteen,
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [Columbia]