Sunday, June 25, 2006

Playlist, 6/25/06

Fred Wilhelms
The Mighty Hannibal, Who Told You That? [Bad Records]
Various Artists, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
Various Artists, One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost
Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions Band, Milwaukee, 6/14/06 [bootleg]
Bouncing Souls, The Gold Record
The Lawrence Arms, Oh! Calcutta!
A.F.I, Decemberunderground
The Twilight Singers, Powder Burns
The Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady

Nelly Furtado, Loose
Julieta Venegas, Limon y Sal
Grupo Batuque, Ole Ola - Futbol Bonito!
Puffy AmiYumi, "Radio Tokyo"
Wu-Tang Latino, "C.R.E.A.M."
1Dance & Sample King, "Bird Flu"
Jackie Greene, "So Hard to Find My Way"

Stewart Francke
Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Paul Simon, Surprise
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou, All The Roadrunning
Howlin Wolf, London Sessions
Fank Sinatra, No One Cares
Marvn Gaye, Here My Dear
Van Hunt, Character (single)
Tracy Chapman, Telling Stories

John Floyd
Isley Brothers, Brother, Brother, Brother
Small Faces, The Ultimate Collection, disc one (Decca sessions)
Mott the Hoople, All the Young Dudes and Mott
Alejandro Escovedo, The Boxing Mirror
The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, Stomp It Off
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping
Ian McLagan, Spiritual Boy

Susan Martinez
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, All The Roadrunning
Lila Downs, La Cantina
Nuru Kane, Sigil
Luisito Quintero, Percussion Maddness (features Hilton Ruiz)
Link Wray, Rumble! The Best of Link Wray
Amadou & Mariam, 1990-1995: L'Integrale des Annees Maliennes (box set)
DMC, Checks Thugs and Rock'n'Roll
La Bottine Souriante, Cordial
Irma Thomas, A Woman's Viewpoint
Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere

Lauren Onkey
Jimmie Lunceford, Jukebox Hits 1935-1947
The Beach Boys, Surf's Up
Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Episode 4: Baseball
Darondo, Let My People Go
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam

Danny Alexander
Ice Cube, Laugh Now, Cry Later
The Starkweathers, "Burn the Flag"
Bruce Springsteen, "Countin' on a Miracle"
Kristie Stremel, "Working on a Miracle"
Roberta Flack, "Gone Away"
The Impressions, "Gone Away"
Memphis Minnie, "When the Saints Go Marching In"

Dave Marsh
Richard Thompson: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson
Arguably the best single career box set of all time; ask me in six months when I'm done listening to it.
"Red White and Black," from Harpo's Ghost, Thea Gilmore (pre-release; August)
A great antiwar song.
"Clarksdale Moan" and "Mississippi County Farm Blues," Son House from The Stuff That Dreams are Made Of
Two discs of breathtaking rarities highlighted by the Grail of country blues collecting, both sides of a 78 by the greatest of all country blues singers, which has existed only as a catalogue listing for the past half-century.
Ice Cube, Laugh Now, Cry Later
This is what a great artist's return to form sounds like
"What's Going On," featuring Chuck D from What's Going On, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (pre-release September)
So's this.
Charanga Cakewalk, Chicano Zen
A very bold concept of what's possible in contemporary Latin music. Highlight: "No Soy Feliz," a duet between Ruben Ramos and Patty Griffin.
Charlie Daniels, Songs from the Longleaf Pines
A beautiful bluegrass gospel album dispelling all stereotypes about the frequently obnoxious jingo.
Crooked Still, Shaken by a Low Sound (Signature Sounds Recordings)
A group of conservatory trained musicians (except for the banjo player, who's got a Ph D in microbiology). Defying the odds, their "Come On In My Kitchen" whups both Eric Clapton and Rory Block's whole albums of Robert Johnson material, and does it on the basis of greater heart.

Bill Glahn
Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Hamell On Trial, Songs For Parents Who Enjoy Drugs
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriquez, The Trouble With Humans