Friday, October 28, 2005

Christopher Vyce's "Halloween Hootenanny" playlist from Oct. 28th, 2005

Intro: The Mar-Kays / John Zackerle - "About Noon" / "Halloween Hootenanny"

Little Richard - "Heeby Jeebies"
New York Dolls - "Frankenstein"
Janis Joplin - "Buried Alive in the Blues"
Todd Rundgren - "Wolfman Jack"
The Five Blobs - "The Blob"
Virgil Holmes - "Ghost Train"
The Sonics - "The Witch"
The Nu-Trends - "Spooksville"
Them - "I’m Your Witch Doctor"
Bo Diddley - "Bo Meets the Monster"
The Challengers - "Satan’s Theme"
Elvis Presley - "(You’re the) Devil in Disguise"
The Move - "Night of Fear"
The Box Tops - "I Must Be the Devil"
Sonny Richard’s Panics - "The Voo Doo Walk"
Stud Cole - "The Devil’s Comin’"
The Kac-Ties - "Mr. Werewolf"
The Sonics - "Psycho"
Billy Riley & The Little Green Men - "Flyin’ Saucer Rock and Roll"
Hasil Adkins - "Lonely Graveyard"
The Turtles - "Grim Reaper of Love"
The Essex - "Cemetery Stomp"
The Naturals - "The Mummy"
The Jayhawks - "The Creature (from Outer Space)"
Dusty Springfield - "Spooky"
The Strangeloves - "I Want Candy"
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You"
Tom Waits - "Whistling Past the Graveyard"
The Sonics - "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark"
Roky Erickson & The Aliens - "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Elvis Presley - "Witchcraft"
The Clovers - "Devil or Angel"
Erma Franklin - "Abracadabra"
The Ran-Dells - "Martian Hop"
The Monotones - "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Jumpin’ Gene Simmons - "Haunted House"
The Zanies - "The Mad Scientist"
The Nomads - "Primordial Ooze"
The Action - "Strange Roads"
Myron Lee & The Caddies - "Homicide"
Orvin Yoes - "The Vampire"

Outro: Mulatu Astake - "Yegelle Tetzeta"

Monday, October 24, 2005

October 24 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Richard Thompson - "Grizzly Man Soundtrack" (2005)

Set 01:
1. Fairport Convention - "Sir Patrick Spens" (previously unreleased 9/23/1969 live track from John Peel Top Gear BBC session on Sandy Denny: A Boxful of Treasures box set 2004)
2. Richard & Linda Thompson - "And Then He Kissed Me" (live 11/12/1978 from Strange Affair bootleg)
3. Richard Thompson & David Byrne - "Psycho Killer" (live 3/24/1992 from An Acoustic Evening with Richard Thompson and David Byrne bootleg)
4. Richard Thompson - "Miss Patsy" (Front Parlour Ballads 2005)

Set 02:
1. Toe Fat - "Bad Side of the Moon" (Toe Fat 1070)
2. Bloodrock - "Gotta Find a Way" (Bloodrock 1970)
3. Pacific Gas & Electric - "Love Love Love Love Love" (Are You Ready 1970)
4. Cream - "Dance the Night Away" (Disraeli Gears 1967)
5. Gravy Train - Busted in Schendectady" (Staircase to the Day 1974)
6. Climax Chicago - "St. Michael's Blues" (Tightly Knit 1971)

Set 03:
1. The La-De-Da's - "How Is the Air Up There?" (1966 from How Is the Air Up There? 1966-1967 compilation 2000)
2. Les Sauterelles - "Aiuto!...Va Sempre Male? (1967 from Les Sauterelles / The Nightbirds Italian issue compilation)
3. The New Phoenix (i.e. The Hardtimes) - "Give to Me Your Love" (1967 bonus track from Blew Mind rerelease 2003)
4. The Bachs - "Minister to a Mind Diseased" (Out of the Bachs 1968)
5. Bittervetch - "I've Told You" (1964 from Masters & Demos Chapter One (1964-1968) compilation 2005)
6. The Merry-Go-Round - "On Your Way Out" (Listen Listen: The Definitive Collection compilation 2005)
7. Rainbow Ffolly - "Montgolfier" (Sallies Fforth 1968)

Set 04:
1. Spirogyra - "Dangerous Dave: (Old Boot Wine 1972)
2. Mike Hart - Dance Mr. Morning Man (Mike Hart Bleeds 1969)
3. Dando Shaft - "Thruxton Flute" (live 1970? BBC radio bonus track from Dando Shaft Anthology 2002)
4. Gay & Terry Woods - "Dublin Town" (Backwoods 1975)
5. Tir Na Nog - "Backwaterawhile" (10/23/1973 BBC radio live track from Spotlight: BBC Recordings 1972-1973 compilation 2001)

Jefferson Starship - "There Will Be Love (live)" (11/7/1975 live at Winterland bonus track from rerelease of Red Octopus 2005)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Jackson Buck's Playlist - Friday, October 21, 2005

October 21, 2005 Lost & Found Playlist, hosted by Jackson Buck

Fairport Convention – “Come All Ye” – Liege & Lief - A&M – (Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson and gang recorded this album in 1969. It’s considered by many as their finest, meeting someplace near the crossroads of folk rock and traditional English folk music. Not bad, considering this lineup was on the verge of breaking up when they recorded it...)

Move, The – “Ella James” – California Man – EMI – (Although they had a tough time making it in the states, The Move had a number of hits in England, especially in the 67-69 period. Founding member Roy Wood wrote most of the songs and sang lead. After Jeff Lynne joined the band, they stopped touring and pretty much concentrated on studio work. The two them, plus Bev Bevan, went on to form Electric Light Orchestra.)

Wood, Roy & Wizzard – “Lookin’ Thru The Eyes Of A Fool” – Mustard – United Artists – (Roy Wood was one of those talented, underrated musicians. As mentioned, he was a founding member of both The Move and ELO. After leaving ELO, he recorded some interesting and creative albums both as a solo artist (sometimes playing all instrumentation, a la Todd Rundgren) and also with another group he formed, Wizzard.)

Move, The – “California Man” – California Man – EMI – (This one really rocks.)

Sahm, Doug (& The Dells) – “Slow Down” – San Antonio Rock: The Harlem Recordings, 1957-1961 – Norton – (Very interesting collection of early 45’s, demos, and tracks of other artists with Sahm playing in backup bands.)

Phaetons, The – “I Love My Baby” – John Vincent Presents The Vin Story – West Side – (Vin Records was a spin-off of Ace Records and was more of a rockabilly arm of the label.)

T Rex – “Motivator” – Electric Warrior: Expanded Edition – Warner – (….”don’t you know you’re a cool motivator?” Marc Bolan, 1947 -1977. This is Electric Warrior from 1971 with 7 bonus tracks and an interview. Much of T-Rex’s later work featured Flo & Eddie on backup vocals.)

Flo & Eddie – “Afterglow” – Flo & Eddie – Reprise – (Speaking of the Phlorescent Leech & Eddie, and we just were. The Turtles broke up because:

a) Management ripped off most of their money. Even though they were the main source of $$$ for their label, the bandmates had nothing to show for it; and

b) The group wanted to expand into the more creative, FM-friendly work their contemporaries and pals Stills, Cosby, Manzarek, Morrison, etc. were allowed to do by their respective labels. But White Whale brass would say, when presented with material, “….that’s an interesting concept, but can’t you give us another “Happy Together”?”

So, the band dissolved. And what was more at the opposite end of the spectrum from happy pop songs than Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention? (Although, some of the obscure Turtles album tracks would have been at home on early Zappa recordings.)

Howard Kaylan (“Eddie”) and Mark Volman (“Flo”) were invited by F.Z. to join the Mothers. However, their old label had legal papers preventing them from performing under their real names. Thus, the monikers Phlorescent Leech & Eddie (later shortened to Flo & Eddie)….named after two Zappa roadies.

In addition to working with Zappa, the duo went on to record some highly-praised albums of their own, movie soundtracks, a syndicated radio show ( “Flo & Eddie By The Fireside”), and lots of studio work. They were subtitled “The Incredi-Voices” and appeared as backup singers on a wide-range of albums by artists such as The Ramones,, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, T-Rex, Ray Manzarek, Roger McGuinn, Steely Dan, Darlene Love, Blondie, The Good Rats, Psychedelic Furs, Jefferson Airplane, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Stephen Stills, Andy Taylor, Paul Kantner, Chris Hillman, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Tonio K and many others.

Yardbirds, The – “I Ain’t Got You” – Greatest Hits, vol 1 – Rhino – (They first recorded as backup band for Sonny Boy Williamson, but were pretty young and developing at the time. Known as the starting band for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, the Yardbirds went on to take a position at the forefront of the merger of blues, rock and psychedelia.)

Sims, Frankie Lee – “She Wants To Boogie Real Low” – Texas Music, Vol 1: Post War Blues Combos – Rhino – (Traditional Texas country blues man was the cousin of Lightnin’ Hopkins.)

Lee, Curtis – “Lonely Weekends” – Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Collectables – (1963 release of a Charlie Rich song.)

Benton, Brook – “Hotel Happiness” – Best Of Brook Benton – Dominion – (Beats the hell out of hangin’ at Heartbreak Hotel. Benton was a smooth vocalist who charted with several hits over the years.)

Sheffield, Charles – “If Would Be A Sinner” – Sound Of The Swamp: Best Of Excello, vol. 1 – Excello – (Lake Charles, LA Swamp Blues singer cut a few tracks on Excello in the early-‘60’s.)

Fanny – “Polecat Blues” – Mother’s Pride – Reprise – (Some fancy-smancy publicist claimed on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show that Fanny was “The World’s First All-Female Rock Band”. Not true, but when the material was right, these ladies were pretty decent.)

Gibson, Harry (The Hipster) – “They Call Him Harry The Hipster” – Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine? – Delmark – (This demented, yet entertaining character picked up where his mentor Fats Waller left off. His piano style was rooted the music of his youth; a mixture of rag, stride, blues, boogie, traditional jazz, and an occasional bop influence. The Hipster lived fast, died broke, and left a quantity of unreleased recordings.)

Ferrier, Al – “Hey Baby” – Sound Of The Swamp: Best Of Excello, vol. 1 – Excello – (Influenced by Carl Perkins, Al Ferrier & The Boppin Billies from Montgomery, LA were one of the region’s notable rockabilly bands.)

Ely, Joe – “I Had My Hopes Up High” – Joe Ely – MCA – (From Amarillo, TX, he got his start back in the early '70s, working with Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in a group called the Flatlanders. This track is from Ely’s eclectic first solo album – his band played a mixture of Cajun swing, honky tonk stomps and rockabilly.)

Bishop, Elvin – “Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home” – Feel It – Fillmore Records – (Today, Oct. 21 was his birthday. Another great talent who’s accomplishments are much greater than the hit record or two he may have had, Bishop’s played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, Clifton Chenier, Marshall Tucker, Bo Diddley, Doug Kershaw, The Allman Brothers, James Cotton, Norton Buffalo, Rusty Zinn, Smokey Smothers, Pinetop Perkins, and B.B. King….whew.)

Bishop, Elvin – “Let It Flow” – Let It Flow – Capricorn – (…. and also many, many others.)

Little Feat – “Easy To Slip” – Sailin’ Shoes – Warner – (When Lowell George and Roy Estrada were in Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention they played “Willin” for Mr. Z. Zappa encouraged them to form their own band. This track is from their ’72 release. Here’s a bit of trivia for ya’ – Lowell George was once a member (for a brief time) of the Standells (“Dirty Water”)

Taylor, Hound Dog (& The Houserockers) – “Give Me Back My Wig” – Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers – Alligator – (The real deal, copied by so many of the so-called blues player wanna-be’s. This 1971 release was the first recording of Alligator Records and the rest, as they say, is history.)

Hawkins, Sceamin’ Jay – “Please Don’t Leave Me” – I Put A Spell On You – KRB – (Re-recorded version of his big hit. This song was originally banned from the airwaves by radio execs. Hawkins was one of the most flamboyant performers in rock history – he often would make a grand entrance by crawling out of a coffin with a flaming skull as a sidekick. Plus, they say he was always drunk.)

Carasco, Joe King (& El Molino) – “I’m A Fool To Care” – Joe King Carasco/El Molino Band – Lisa Records – (Is it Tex-Mex? Rock & Roll? Nuevo Wavo? Call it what you will, these guys definitely listened to Doug Sahm while growing up in Texas. This is an old Fats Domino tune.)

Wood, Roy – “Crazy Jeans” – Roy Wood’s Wizard – Introducing Eddy & The Falcons – United Artists – (“If only I could…” This eclectic album from an eclectic cat was released in 1974.)

Arnold, Billy Boy – “School Time” – More Blues On The South Side – Prestige – (Chicago harp ace befriended Sonny Boy Williamson as a youth, worked with Bo Diddley, was covered by British blues bands such as the Yardbirds. He recorded his first single as a teenager in 1952 and is still making great music 50 some-odd years later.)

Hooker, John Lee – “Big Legs, Tight Skirt” – Boom Boom – Charly – (This was one of the “King Of Boogie’s last recording on the old Vee Jay label.)

Feathers, Charlie – “Gone Gone Gone” – Rockabilly Rhythm – Cowboy Carl Records – (Recorded in Chicago in 1973 by the guy who mixed rockabilly, blues, and bluegrass, this record was released more than 10 years after it was recorded.)

RCO All Stars (Levon Helms’) – “You Got Me” – Levon Helm’s RCO All Stars – ABC Records – (Today 10/21 was also Steve Cropper’s birthday, so I played a couple of tracks from Levon Helms’ first solo release….What an all-star lineup, it includes: Steve Cropper, guitars; Paul Butterfield on harp; Dr. John, keyboards; Donald “Duck” Dunn, bass; Garth Hudson, accordion; and…..)

RCO All Stars (Levon Helms’) – “Blues So Bad” – Levon Helm’s RCO All Stars – ABC – (……also Booker T. Jones, keyboards; Robbie Robertson, guitars; and a slew of other talent.)

Carr, James – “I’m A Fool For You” – Essential James Carr – Razor & Tie – (Great ‘60s soul / R&B singer who should have become a household name. Funny how so many lesser talents often make it, while some of the truly talented ones sit on the sidelines of success.)

King, Freddie – “Big Legged Woman” – Ultimate Freddie King – Hip O – (Recorded in 1972, this track includes Leon Russell, piano; Don Preston, guitar; John Galle, organ; Carl Raddle, bass; as well as Charles Blackwell and Jim Gordon on drums.)

Wells, Junior – “The Things I Do For You” – Calling All Blues: The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings, 1957-1963 – Fuel 2000 – (Authentic electric blues by this then, young harp player who had already worked with Little Junior Parker, Muddy Waters and Little Walter. )

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills – “It Take A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry” – Super Sessions: Gold Disc – (Great Dylan cover by three guys who came together briefly (sort of) to record a legendary piece of work. The trio actually never performed together. One side featured Al Kooper (who just left Blood Sweat & Tears) working with Mike Bloomfield (ex-Electric Flag). On the other side it was Kooper with Stephen Stills (looking for a gig after leaving Buffalo Springfield and pre-CSN). On both sides was the killer rhythm section of Harvey Brooks on bass and Eddie Hoh on drums. Just for a little spice, they threw in Barry Goldberg on electric piano.This limited edition is complete with bonus tracks.)

Jefferson Starship (featuring Papa John Creach) – “Git Fiddler” – Red Octopus – Grunt – (Someone said Starship was in town this week. Made me think of this tune that showcases the fiddle work of Papa John. Kinda’ cool that the group let him have this track.)

I’ll see you for our pledge drive show, November 4. Meanwhile, check out the other Lost & Found hosts, Monday – Friday from noon-2:00 on WMBR.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

October 20 playlist with host Alex McNeil

Girl Group Day! Featuring interviews with Bertha (Barbee) McNeal and Cal (Gill) Street of the Velvelettes, Evie Sands, Margaret Ross-Williams of the Cookies, Mary Aiese O'Leary (Reparata of Reparata & the Delrons), and Jackie DeShannon. All of today's selections are available on CD, many on the new 4-CD set from Rhino Records, "One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sound Lost and Found."
1. Velvelettes - Needle in a Haystack (1965)
2. Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (1965)
3. Velvelettes - Ain't No Place Like Motown
4. Donna Lynn - I'd Much Rather Be with the Girls (1964)
5. What Four - I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy (1966)
6. Evie Sands - Take Me for a Little While (1965)
7. Evie Sands - I Can't Let Go (1965)
8. Cookies - I Never Dreamed (1964)
9. Cinderellas - Please Don't Wake Me (1964)
10. Honey Bees - She Don't Deserve You (1964)
11. Cookies - Wounded (1967)
12. Alder Ray - 'Cause I Love Him (1964)
13. Dusty Springfield - Magic Garden (1968)
14. Reparata & Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now (1966)
15. Reparata & Delrons - Saturday Night Didn't Happen (1968)
16. Brenda Lee - Is It True (1965)
17. Sadina - It Comes and Goes (1965)
18. Jackie DeShannon - Dream Boy (1965)
19. Jackie DeShannon - Should I Cry (1964)
20. Ronettes - He Did It (1965)
21. The Cake - Baby That's Me (1967)
22. Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way (1964)
23. Galens - Chinese Lanterns (1964)
24. Cathy Saint - Big Bad World (1964)
25. Goldie & Gingerbreads - Walking in Different Circles (1964)
26. What Four - I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy (1966)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Christopher Vyce's Playlist for Friday, October 14th, 2005

Howdy...hello...and how ya doin'? Thanks for all the telephone calls today as well as the kind words from each and every one of you about the show. I greatly appreciated hearing from all the listeners and it makes the whole experience worth it knowing that you are all rockin' out at home as much as I am in studio! Catch you at the end of the month...

Later, CV.

The Playlist:

Intro: The Mar-Kays "About Noon"

The Velvet Underground - "I Can’t Stand It"
David Bowie - "Andy Warhol"
The Kinks - "Who Will Be Next In Line?"
The Chocolate Watchband - "Sweet Young Thing"
Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"
The Rolling Stones - "All Down the Line"
The Only Ones - "Why Don’t You Kill Yourself?"
Iggy & The Stooges - "Search and Destroy"
The Velvet Underground - "Cool It Down"
Nazz - "She’s Going Down"
The Kinks - "Set Me Free"
The Saints - "I’m Stranded"
Television - "See No Evil"
The New York Dolls - "Looking for a Kiss"
MC5 - "Teenage Lust"
Link Wray - "Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby"
Richard Hell (Heartbreakers) - "Can’t Keep My Eyes Off You"
The Sonics - "Have Love Will Travel"
Faces - "Bad ‘n’ Ruin"
The Remains - "Don’t Look Back"
The Velvet Underground - "Who Loves the Sun"
Jim Carroll - "I Want the Angel"
Lou Reed - "Hangin’ ‘Round"
The Only Ones - "Oh, Lucinda!"
The Zombies - "Care of Cell 44"
Iggy & The Stooges - "1969" (Original John Cale mixed version)
The Rolling Stones - "Live With Me"
Nilsson - "Jump Into the Fire"
The Five Americans - "It’s A Cryin’ Shame"
The Kinks - "Sweet Lady Genevieve"
Nazz - "Train Kept a-Rollin'"
Roy Orbison - "Workin’ For The Man"

Outro: Mulatu Astake - "Yegelle Tetzeta"

October 13 playlist with host Alex McNeil

Solo artists who use(d) a single name.
1. Ivan - Real Wild Child (1958, CD) [Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly's drummer]
2. Fabian - Got the Feeling (1959, LP) [Teen idol Fabian Forte]
3. Carlo - Baby Doll (1963, LP) [Carlo Mastrangelo of the Belmonts]
4. Annette - Train of Love (1960, CD) [Annette Funicello]
5. Ann-Margret - Thirteen Men (1962, CD) [Ann-Margret Olsson]
6. Mantovani - Main Theme from Exodus (1961, LP) [Annunziato Mantovani]
7. Lolita - Sailor (Your Home Is the Sea) (1960, CD) [Austrian singer Ditta Einzinger]
8. Priscilla - He Noticed Me (CD) [Priscilla Paris of the Paris Sisters]
9. Tamiko - Rhapsody (1964, CD) [Tamiko Jones, aka Barbara Ferguson]
10. Bonnie - Close Your Eyes (1966, CD) [Charlotte Matheny]
11. Harvey - Come On and Answer Me (1963, CD) [Harvey Fuqua]
12. Charmaine - Young Girl (1962, CD) [?]
13. Earl-Jean - They're Jealous of Me (1964, CD) [Earl-Jean McCree]
14. Jerryo - Karate Boo-Ga-Loo (1967, 45) [Jerry Murray]
15. Dion - This Little Girl (1963, CD) [Dion DiMucci]
16. Cher - Take Me for a Little While (1967, LP) [Cherilyn Sarkisian]
17. Lulu - Gimme Some Lovin' (1969, CD) [Marie Lawrie]
18. Twinkle - Golden Lights (1965, CD) [Lynn Ripley]
19. Steff - Where Did She Go (1966, CD) [Steffan Suhlke]
20. Drafi - Marble Breaks and Iron Bends (1966, 45) [Drafi Deutscher]
21. Donovan - To Susan on the West Coast Waiting (1969, CD) [Donovan Leitch]
22. Nico - No One Is There (1970, CD) [Christa Paffgen or Pfaffgens]
23. Twiggy - Vanilla Olay (1976, LP) [Leslie Hornby]
24. Sonny - My Best Friend's Girl Is Out of Sight (1967, 45) [Salvatore Bono]
25. Keith - I Can't Go Wrong (1967, CD) [James Barry Keefer]
26. Derek - Cinnamon (Let Me in) (1969, CD) [Johnny Cymbal]
27. Oliver - Sunday Mornin' (1969, 45) [William Oliver Swofford]
28. Horatio - Age (Where I Started Again) (1969, 45) [?]
29. Blinky - The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (1969, CD) [Sondra Williams]
30. Syreeta - You Made Me Feel Like (Everything Is All Right) (1968, CD) [Syreeta Wright]
31. KaSandra - Don't Pat Me on the Back (1968, LP) [John W. Anderson]
32. Sylvia - Lollipop Man (1977, LP) [Sylvia Robinson]
33. Valjean - Theme from Ben Casey (1962, CD) [Valjean Johns]
34. Nilsson - Me and My Arrow (1971, LP) [Harry Nilsson]
35. Jennifer - The Park (1969, LP) [Jennifer Warnes]
36. Victoria - Tule's Blues (1970, LP) [Victoria Domalgoski]
37. Melanie - The Letter (1976, LP) [Melanie Safka]

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

October 10 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Arthur Fiedler Boston Pops - Greatest Hits of the '60s (1974)

Set 01: Harold Leventhal (1919-2005) Tribute Set Part 1
1. Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live at the Gaslight 1962 2005)
2. Johnny Cash - Forever Young (1994 from The Legend box set 2005)
3. Joan Baez - Blowin' in the Wind (1967 live in Japan bonus track from CD rerelease of Any Day Now 2005)
4. Peter, Paul & Mary - When My Ship Comes In (1965 live at the Newport Folk Festival previously unissued track from Carry It On box set 2003)

Set 02: Harold Leventhal (1919-2005) Tribute Part 2
1. Dave Van Ronk - Swinging on a Star (1978 live at Cleveland Arena from a personal cassette recording)
2. Buffy Ste. Marie - Now That the Buffalo is Gone (It's My Way 1964)
3. The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs - Links on the Chain (1964 from The Best of Broadside box set 2000)
4. Joni Mitchell with James Taylor - The Circle Game (10/29/70 live at Royal Festival Hall from Takes Two to Tango bootleg)
5. Neil Young - No Wonder (Prairie Wind 2005)
6. Barry McGuire and The Mama and The Papas - California Dreamin' (This Precious Time 1966)
7. Judy Collins - I See the Moon (1962? bonus tracks from Maids and Golden Apples compilation 2001)

Set 03:
1. Blues Dimension - Shape of Things (1969 from Blues Dimension compilation 2002)
2. East of Eden- No Time (East of Eden 1971)
3. Brute Force - Noboy Knows What's Goin' on In My Mind But Me (1969 bonus track from CD rerelease of Extemporaneous 2004)
4. Ed Askew - Fancy That (Ask the Unicorn 1968)
5. John Cale - Wall (sessions outtake/bonus track from Vintage Violence 1970)
6. Sandy Denny - Autopsy (previously unreleased 1968 demo from A Boxful of Treasures box set 2004)

Set 04: Hamilton Camp (1934-2005) Tribute Set
1. Bob Gibson & Bob Camp - Betty and Dupree (live) (At the Gate of Horn 1961)
2. Hamilton Camp - Pride of Man (Paths of Victory 1965)
3. Hamilton Camp - Get Together (Paths of Victory 1965)
4. Peter, Paul & Mary - Well, Well, Well (Album 1966)
5. Hamilton Camp - Here's to You (Here's to You 1967)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday, October 7, 2005 with host Jackson Buck

Well, here we first show on WMBR's "Lost & Found". A little rusty, but we got thru it without any damage. Thanks to all who called saying they enjoyed the show. It's great to know you're out there. I'll try to get the playlists posted as soon after the show as possible.

I'll be on every other Friday, so that means I'll be back on the airwaves Friday, October 21. Meanwhile, check out Christopher Vyce's first show this coming Friday.... and, of course, all the other Lost & Found DJ's....

Here's our playlist for Friday, October 7, 2005:

Artist - Song Title - Album Name - Label - (stupid comments by the DJ)
* An asterisk indicates new release

Otis, Johnny – “Cold Turkey” – The Capitol Years – Capitol – (Gonna’ use this as a theme song for a while. Otis was a performer, bandleader, radio DJ, promoter….a man of many hats and talents.)

* Mahal, Taj – “Paint My Mailbox Blue” – The Essential Taj Mahal - Sony – (36 tracks covering 4 decades….a great place to start if you don’t have anything by this multi-talented performer in your collection.)

Hammond, John – “Who Do You Love?” – Best Of The Vanguard Years – Vanguard – (Originally appeared on “So Many Roads” in 1965. Features Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica; Robbie Robertson, guitar; Levon Helm, drums; Michael Bloomfield, piano; Jimmy Lewis, bass; Garth Hudson, Hammond organ.)

Little Richard – “Rockin’ Chair” – Get Down With It – Epic Legacy – (Recorded in 1966 at Abbey Road, London, although never released.)

Animals, The with Sonny Boy Williamson – “Pontiac Blues” – The Animals with Sonny Boy Williamson - Charly – (Recorded live at the Club A Go, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England on 30 December 1963.)

Dion – “Don’t Start Me Talkin” – Bronx Blues: The Columbia Recordings, 1962 to 1965 – Columbia – (Dion, covering Sonny Boy Williamson?? Yep. Dion recorded some of his best material after leaving The Belmonts. He even covers Willie Dixon, Doc Pomus, in addition to this Sonny Boy tune.)

Animals, The with Sonny Boy Williamson – “I Got My Eyes On You” – The Animals with Sonny Boy Williamson – Charly - (As a young British blues band playing the clubs, The Animals studied and imitated the styles of the American blues artists. Imagine having Sonny Boy, one of your idols, sit in with and record a live album with you. Sort of like Jason Beek of American Primitive sitting in with Spider John Koerner)

McClinton, Delbert – “Lover In Demand” – The Crazy Cajun Recordings – Edsel - (Recorded in Fort Worth in the late ‘60’s. McClinton, who is purported to have given John Lennon a harmonica lesson, learned to play the instrument around 1960 while taking lessons from Sonny Boy Williamson, who also turned him on to a certain herb. He soon found himself leading the backing band for such giants as Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed, and Big Joe Turner.)

Animals, The – “I’m In Love Again” – The Story Of The Animals – BR Music Two – (Influenced by the American blues greats, these guys were major players in the initial British Invasion.)

Memphis Slim – “Chicago Rent Party” – The Folkway Years, 1959 to 1973 – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings – (One of the all-time blues piano greats. He recorded from 1939 up until the 1980’s. This track features Jump Jackson on drums.)

Cooder, Ry – “Ditty Wa Ditty” – Paradise & Lunch – Reprise – (Considered one of Cooder’s masterpiece releases (and that’s saying a lot), this album closes with this stripped-down Blind Blake tune, an acoustic guitar and piano duet with jazz legend Earl “Fatha” Hines. AMG says of this song: “….here both musicians are given plenty of room to showcase their instrumental prowess, and the results are nothing short of stunning.” I'll second that - Amen.)

Barton, Lou Ann – “Scratch My Back” – Sugar Coated Love – M.I.L. – (Texas blues leader Barton recorded these tracks with Rockola back in 1977. The CD features 10 tracks by an up and coming guitar slinger named Stevie Ray Vaughan.)

Harpo, Slim – “Scratch My Back” – Slim Harpo: The Excello Singles Anthology – Excello - (James Moore, a.k.a. Slim Harpo, was one of the main reasons for the success of Excello records and certainly was it’s biggest seller. I intended to play another track (which I did 2 songs later) but somehow the CD player reverted back to track one when I wasn’t paying attention. Oh well, it’s a great song, so let it ride Mr. DJ.)

Lester, Lazy – “I Hear You Knockin” – True Blues – Excello – (Lester hooked up with Lightnin’ Slim and was his harp player for years. This CD is from Lazy’s (do you think his friends call him Lazy?) 1966 first release and was a big swamp pop hit.)

Harpo, Slim – “Midnight Blues” – Slim Harpo: The Excello Singles Anthology – Excello – ( This is a fantastic two-CD, 44 track release that showcases the talents of the almighty Slim, who’s songs have been covered by the likes of Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Kinks, Hank Williams Jr., The Cramps, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.)

Barton, Lou Ann – “Oh Yeah” – Sugar Coated Love – M.I.L. – (Started and ended the set with this rare CD.)

Musselwhite, Charlie – “So Many Roads, So Many Trains” – Best Of The Vanguard Years – Vanguard – (Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Memphis; then to San Francisco where his music was getting airplay on FM underground radio. After a couple of gigs at the Fillmore he decided to remain in the Bay area. To this day, he’s considered one of the best harmonica players of all times.As did the John Hammond song I played earlier in the show, this track originally appeared on “So Many Roads” in 1965. Features John Hammond; Robbie Robertson, guitar; Levon Helm, drums; Michael Bloomfield, piano; Jimmy Lewis, bass; Garth Hudson, Hammond organ.)

Scaggs, Boz – “Runnin’ Blues” – Boz Scaggs & Band – Columbia – (Forget that disco crap, this 1971 release (pre-“Lido” etc.) is a prime example of quality white boy blues and R&B released in that time period.)

Delaney & Bonnie – “Only You Know & I Know” – D&B Together (reissue with 6 bonus tracks) – Columbia – (Their cool cover of the Dave Mason tune. Delandy & Bonnie were proof that married musicians can work together….at least until the marriage unravels.)

Cale, J.J. – “Call Me The Breeze” – Anyway The Wind Blows: The Anthology – Mercury – (2-disc, 50 track CD collection by the dude who runs to his mailbox daily to collect royalty checks. This song was originally on his 1971 release “Naturally”. Some of you may recognize this as the song later covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd (note: this is probably as close to L.S. as I’ll ever get).

Cody, Commander (And His Lost Planet Airmen) – “The Boogie Man Boogie” – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – Warner – (Formed in Ann Arbor, MI in 1967, the band picked up and moved to San Francisco the following year. This is their first album on Warner (1975), after recording one each of the previous 4 years on Paramount.)

Raspberry, Larry (And The HighSteppers) – “Tonight” – High Steppin’ & Fancy Dancin’ – Enterprise – (Raspberry was the former leader of The Gentrys (“Keep On Dancing” fame). This band had the bad fortune to be on the Stax label. Bad fortune, you ask? Yeah, their first album was released just as Stax was going out of business. Nonetheless, Larry Raspberry & The Highsteppers remain Memphis legends and one of the better bands of the era to “almost” hit the big-time.)

Sharpe, Ray – “There’ll Come A Day” – Linda Lu – Bear Family – (Good rocker by the man who brought us “Linda Lu”. Legend has it that this black rockabilly performer once had plans to form a duo with his friend and fellow Texan, white rockabilly performer Ronnie Dawson. They were going to call themselves the Oreo Cookies. Reportedly, the idea was scrapped when the two young rockers realized that the rest of the world might not see the humor in it that they did….. Remember, this was a different era in American history.)

Lil’ Bob & The Lollipops – “I Got Loaded” – New Orleans Party Classics (various artists) – Rhino – (1966 release by this group from Lafayette, Louisiana. They were a popular R&B / frat band. Los Lobos, Sean Costello, Tab Benoit and many others have recorded versions of this fun song.)

Cookie & The Cupcakes – “I Cried” – Kings Of Swamp Pop – Ace – (This CD is a worthy tribute to the band that arguably did more than any other to popularize the South Louisiana swamp-pop sound. They are hailed as the Kings of Swamp Pop!)

Domino, Fats – “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” – New Orleans Party Classics (various artists) – Rhino – (Kind of had this New Orleans pop groove going, so why not something by the Fat Man circa 1961 covering Hank Williams?)

Lewis, Smiley – “Down The Road” – Volume II – KC Records – (He earned his place as one of the greatest New Orleans R&B artists. Production by Dave Bartholomew. Lewis scored his biggest hit in 1955 with “I Hear You Knocking.)

Pride, Lou – “Work For Love” – The Memphis/El Paso Sessions, 1970 to 1973 – Severn – (Previously unreleased, digitally re-mastered from the original analog tapes. Features tracks with the Hi Rhythm section and also the Memphis Horns. Lou Pride has been a strong voice on the Soul/Blues scene for many years.)

Local Artist Of The Week:
Pratt, Andy – “Avenging Annie” – Andy Pratt – Epic/Columbia – (This 1973 song and album received much deserved critical acclaim and plenty of radio airplay on free-form FM radio stations.)

Hicks, Dan (And His Hot Licks) – “Paycheck Blues” – Last Train To Hicksville – MCA – (One of the first groups to play at the Family Dog, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks were (and still are) one of contemporary music's true eccentrics. They mixed folk, country, call-and-response vocals, jazz phrasing, and tongue-in-cheek humor.)

*Mahal, Taj – “Big Legged Women Are Back In Style”“ – The Essential Taj Mahal – Sony – (Going out as we came in….with a track from the new collection of songs by one of our true musical treasures.)

I’ll see you again on October 21…..noon until 2:00 on WMBR-FM…..88.1 Cambridge or via the net at

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

October 6 playlist with host Alex McNeil

Part Two of Final Pop Chart appearances by today's artists:
1. Dave Clark Five - Please Stay (1968, 45)
2. Gerry & Pacemakers - Girl on a Swing (1966, 45)
3. Chad & Jeremy - You Are She (1966, 45)
4. Herman's Hermits - Something's Happening (1969, 45)
5. Pat Boone - July You're a Woman (1969, CD)
6. Johnny Tillotson - Apple Bend (1971, 45)
7. Jan & Dean - Yellow Balloon (1967, CD)
8. Rick Nelson - Palace Guard (1973, LP)
9. Ventures - Joy (1971, LP)
10. Fats Domino - Lady Madonna (1968, CD)
11. Shirelles - Last Minute Miracle (1967, CD)
12. Mary Wells - Dig the Way I Feel (1970, CD)
13. Carla Thomas - Guide Me Well (1970, 45)
14. McCoys - Jesse Brady (1968. 45)
15. Paul Revere & Raiders - Love Music (1973, CD)
16. Spanky & Our Gang - And She's Mine (1969, LP)
17. New Colony Six - Someone, Sometime (1972, CD)
18. Orlons - I Ain't Comin' Back (1965, 45)
19. Olympics - Baby Do the Philly Dog (1966, LP)
20. Fontella Bass - Safe and Sound (1966, CD)
21. Little Milton - That's What Love Will Make You Do (1972, 45)
22. Bill Black's Combo - Turn On Your Love Light (1968, CD)
23. Peter & Gordon - You've Had Better Times (1968, CD)
24. Spencer Davis Group - Looking Back (1968, LP)
25. Donovan - I Like You (1973, LP)
26. Shangri-Las - Sweet Sounds of Summer (1967, CD)
27. Nancy Sinatra - Drummer Man (1969, 45)
28. Garnet Mimms - My Baby (1966, CD)
29. Barbara Lynn - This Is the Thanks I Get (1968, CD)
30. Archie Bell & Drells - Dancing to Your Music (1973, CD)
31. Three Dog Night - Till the World Ends (1975, CD)
32. Guess Who - When the Band Was Singin' (1975, CD)
33. Canned Heat - Rockin' With the King (1972, LP)
34. Steppenwolf - Smokey Factory Blues (1975, LP)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

10/4/20 with Larry Miller - Playlist

To the L&F faithful:
Larry Miller had his first full show today, and sent me a copy of his playlist to post. Take a listen at the archives if you missed anything, or want to hear it again!
  • Link to Lost & Found Audio Archives
  • Hopefully Larry will be sharing his playlists with you as often as possible.

    Lost & Found 10/4/20

    1. Dylan I Don’t Believe You
    2. Dave Van Ronk Cocaine Blues
    3. Buffy St Marie Codine
    4. Kweskin Jug Band If You’se A Viper
    5. Holy Modal Rounders Euphoria
    6. Tom Rush On the Road Again
    7. Richard & Mimi Farina Reno Nevada
    8. Judy Collins Hard Lovin loser
    9. Arlo Coming in to LA
    10.Donovan Fat Angel
    11.Johnny Winter Mean town blues
    12.Butterfield Walkin Blues
    13.Blues Project Wake me, Shake me
    14.Mayall All my loving
    15.F Mac Shake your money maker
    16.Byrds SO you want to be a rock n roll star
    17.Buffalo springfield Mr Soul
    18.Simon and Garfunkel Simple Desultory Phillipic
    19.Mamas and Papas Creeque Alley
    20.Youngbloods Euphoria
    21.Loving Spoonful Good time Music
    22.Stones Who’s been sleeping here?
    23.Cream AS you said
    24.Traffic Heaven is in your mind
    25.Procol Harum She Wandered through the Garden Fence
    26.Who Maryanne with the shaky hands
    27.Dead New New Mingelwood Blues
    28.C Joe Not so sweet Martha Lorraine
    29.Jefferson airplane Plastic Fantastic Lover
    30.Quicksilver Dino’s Song
    31.BB& HC Down on Me
    32.Moby Grape Motorcycle irene
    33.Jim and Jean Flower Lady