Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Playlist, 7/5/06

Lord Jamar, The 5% Album
Pet Shop Boys, Fundamental
Outkast - "Idlewild Blues"
John Mayer - "Waiting for the World to Change"
Pete Yorn with Natalie Maines - "The Man"
Jazze Pha ft. Bobby Womack & Cee-Lo - "Long Time Coming"

Matthew Orel
Bruce Springsteen, The Seeger Sessions In the convertible, top down, monsoon sound system, volume up, and a big bad string bass.
Beatles, The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2. I switched over from US to the imports when I was a kid, so these are somewhat foreign to me. There's so much that's so wrong with them, almost comical in places...but it's still good campy fun rediscovering them. And at least now all the early stuff is out in stereo (excepting There's a Place and Misery, but who's counting?).

Danny Alexander
Soul Asylum, "Stand Up and Be Strong"
Busta Rhymes, The Big Bang
Ice Cube, Laugh Now and Cry Later
Springsteen, The Seeger Sessions, Etc. (Homemade Des Moines mix)
The Persuaders, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate"
The Pretenders, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate"

John Floyd
V/A, The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4
The Isley Brothers, Brother Brother Brother
Mott the Hoople, All the Young Dudes
Alejandro Escovedo, The Boxing Mirror
Small Faces, The Ultimate Collection: The Decca Sessions
Rolling Stones, Some Girls
Big Star, Radio City
Ronnie Lane, Anymore for Anymore

Dave Marsh
Silver Lining, Soul Asylum - Not just a return, as good a record as they ever made.
Laugh Now and Cry Later, Ice Cube - Not just a return, as good a record as he ever made.
Celebrating 40 Years of Music, Arif Mardin - What you remember is corny ballads like "Wind Beneath My Wings." What you forget is the magnificence of "Good Lovin',"
"Rainy Night in Georgia," "I Feel for You," "Jive Talkin'," "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty's and Aretha's), "She's Gone," "Pick Up the Pieces," and John Prine's original "Hello in There." A great record maker, a great lover of music, a great human being. (This is a sampler from a Nordoff-Robbins charity dinner five years ago.)
Chicano Zen, Charanga Cakewalk - A zealot's tour de force, straight-up Latin dance music and ballads from Los Lonely Boys' current keyboard player.
Songs from the Longleaf Pines: A Gospel Bluegrass Collection, Charlie Daniels - The present-day jingo refuses to stop praying.
Black Yankee Rock, Chocolate Genius - Genius, maybe; hoarse visionary, unquestionably.
All Summer Long, The Beach Boys - I like this 10 times more than I like Pet Sounds, just like I like its best track, "Don't Back Down," ten times (or 100) more than "Good Vibrations." See which one shakes your ass more
Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970, Vol. 2 - 39 more reasons De Lawd might have to spare the place despite its current iniquities.

Stewart Francke
Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On Reissue
Barbara Payton, Barbara Payton
Jill Jack, Moon & The Morning After
Paul Simon, Surprise
Frank Sinatra, Monlight Sinatra
Little Willie John, Greatest Hits (King set)

Susan Martinez
Shel Silverstein, Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Django Reinhardt, The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order (JSP Jazz Box)
Peter Ostroushko, Postcards
Various, I Like Be I Like Bop: Odds & Svends of Early Bebop Violin and
Contemporary Violin Curiosities (AB Fable box set)
Various, New Orleans Revival 1940-1954 (Fremeaux box set)

Bill Glahn
The Who, Fillmore East [bootleg]
Led Zeppelin, Collage [bootleg]
Ron Wood & Bernard Fowler, Breathe On Us [bootleg]
Slobberbone, Dignity and Aplomb, covers compilation [bootleg]

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
None More Black, This Is Satire
The Buzzcocks, Flat-Pack Philosophy
The Tragically Hip,Yer Favourites
Ice Cube, Laugh Now and Cry Later
The Bellrays, Have a Little Faith
The Replacements, Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best of the Replacements