Monday, November 21, 2005

November 21 Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Background music provided by Link Wray & The Wraymen - Slinky: The Epic Sessions '58-'61 (on the occasion of Link Wray's passing this month)

Set 01:
1. Country Joe & The Fish - 'Thursday/Eastern Jam" (I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag 1967)
2. Grateful Dead - "Mountains of the Moon" (3/1/1969 from Fillmore West 1969)
3. The Shades of Darkness - "She Ain't Worth All That" (1967 from Psychedelic States: New York in the '60s Vol.1 compilation)
4. The Dagenites - "I'm Gonna Slide" (1966 from Psychedelic Unknowns Volume 3 compilation)
5. Kim Jung Mi - "(something in Korean)" (Now 1973)
6. Anonymous - "J. Rider" (Inside the Shadow 1976)
7. Improved Sound LTD - "It's You" (1967 from Diggin' For Gold Volume 1 compilation)

Set 02:
1. Spooky Tooth- "Evil Woman" (Spooky Two 1969)
2. Atomic Rooster - "Sleeping For Years" (Death Walks Behind You 1970)
3. Bloodrock - Sable and Pearl" (2 1971)
4. Jelly Bean Bandits - "Tapestries" (Jelly Bean Bandits 1967)
5. East of Eden - "Waterways" (Mercator Projected 1969)
6. Homer - "Dandelion Wine" (Homer 1970)

Set 03:
1. Branded X - "Society and Me" (1969 from Gravel Volume 2 compilation)
2. Toreros - "Come" (1966 from Diggin' For Gold Volume 2 compilation)
3. Barclay James Harvest - "She Said" (Once Again 1971)
4. Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship - "Sunrise" (1970 acoustic demo bonus track from CD rerelease of Blows Against the Empire 2005)
5. Spirogyra - "The Furthest Point" (Bells, Boots and Shambles 1973)

Set 04:
1. The Band with Van Morrison - '4% Pantomine" (two 1971 previously unreleased outtakes from A Musical History box set 2005)
2. Link Wray - "I'm So Glad, I'm So Tired" (Beans and Fatback 1973)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Jackson Buck's Playlist For Lost & Found - Friday, November 18

Jackson Buck's Lost & Found Playlist for Friday, November 18, 2005

Waters, Muddy - "Medley: After Hours/Stormy Monday Blues" - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live (Deluxe Edition) - Epic Legacy - ( Two disc release; the first being a reissue of the classic album of Muddy and band recorded live in 1978. The bonus here is disc two.... all of the songs were previously unreleased. Any time you can get your hands on unreleased live recordings of Muddy Waters, it's of value. Among the performers on the second disc are Johnny Winter, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, and Bob Margolin on guitars, James Cotton on harmonica, and Pinetop Perkins on piano.)

Turtles, The - "Battle Of The Bands" - The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands - White Whale - (Flo & Eddie's pre-Zappa humor really shines thru on this overlooked concept album. They romp thru a variety of styles, each with tongue-in-cheek mockery and reverence at the same time.....pop, country, R&B, psychedelic, surf, etc. are all presented by "fictional" groups made up by the group in disquise.)

Glen Rays, The - "Rhythm Review" - Bloodshot: Gaity Records Story, vol. 2 - Norton Records - (As is says on the cover..."Bashin' rock n' roll from America's most primitive label.)

Dale, Dick (And His Del-Tones) - "Surfin' Drums" - Dick Dale and his Del Tones Greatest Hits - Crescendo - ( Boston native Dale, the "King of Surf Guitar" is also considered by many as the "Father of Heavy Metal". All you young guitar wanna' be's should check him out. Bo Diddley meets Gene Krupa on this track.)

Jades, The - "Shake Baby Shake" - Bloodshot: Gaity Records Story, vol. 2 - Norton - (Recorded live in a tiny, tiled, echoey basement in studio Minneapolis.)

Peterson, Carl & The Glen Rays - "Rhythm Review" - Bloodshot: Gaity Records Story, vol.1 - Norton - (Hard rockin' teen sounds.)

Rolling Stones - "Sing This All Together" - Satanic Majesties Request - ABKCO - (I always liked this 1967 venture into the psychedelic sounds of the times. Dismissed by some as "Sargent Pepper - Lite", a criticism that I consider grossly unfair. The group took many chances in the studio with this one....and most of them work. Besides, the original cover art is worth the price. We spent many hours lost in that one.)

Rotary Connection - "Like A Rolling Stone" - Rotary Connection - Chess - (Another overlooked timepiece of a gem from 1967. Marshall Chess produced this Chicago group which included early vocal work by Minnie Ripperton.)

Who, The - "Shout & Shimmy" - My Generation, Deluxe Edition - Universal - (The Who covering this James Brown song.....from their early days as a soul, R&B, and Motown cover band.....shortly after they changed their name from The Detours. I find it hard to imagine that the early-day Who aren't held in higher esteem by rock historians.)

Kolstad, Papa John (& "Wildman" Mike Turk) - "Beans Taste Fine" - Beans Taste Fine - Wampus Cat - (Reissue of the 1975 album; some of which was recorded live at Club Passim in Cambridge. Additional players include Lewis London, Jim Tuillo, and Dick Fegy. Papa's still playin' good stuff, now residing in Minneapolis. He released a highly-acclaimed CD a couple of years ago entitled "Papa John Kolstad & The Hot Club Of East Lake".....available on Wampus Cat.)

Brown, Charles - "Jilted Blues" - Blues N' Brown - Jewel/Paula - (This genuine original had a career that spanned over 50 years and is considered one of the all-time greats.)

Sebastian, John - "Magical Connection" - John B. Sebastian - Reprise - (Former leader of the Lovin' Spoonful is the son of a classical harmonica player. On this 1970 album (his first solo release) he stretches out with some fine material. Who can forget his psychedelic-tinged performance at Woodstock? However, much more than that and "Welcome Back", Sebastian was one of the truly gifted performers of the era and remains vital today. He's still an in-demand guitar, harmonica, and jews harp player, appearing on numerous albums by other artists.)

Montgomery, Little Brother - "Up The Country Blues" - Bajez Copper Station - Blues Beacon - (Another piano legend, his career spanned 5 decades. An authentic blues man who hailed from Louisiana, he quit school at the age of 11 to play the juke joints. He was recorded live on this one in 1972 in Amsterdam.)

Spanky & Our Gang - "Mecca Flat Blues" - Anything You Choose/Without Rhyme Or Reason - Mercury - ( Complete with spoken words by Little Brother Montgomery. Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane was one of the better pop crooners of the mid to late 60's era and came from a blues and jazz background. This is another group that, although known best by it's handful of hit singles, put out some tasty and creative albums that were perhaps a little too sophisticated for the Top 40 crowd to latch onto.)

Shines, Johnny (with the David Bromberg Band) - "Mr. Cover & Shaker" - Johnny Shines & Company, vol. 2 - Biograph - (Shines was a traveling companion of Robert Johnson. He recorded this is 1972 with Bromberg and band.....he said his sessions with Bromberg were among his favorite memories of the music business.)

Spann, Otis - "Boogaloo Blues" - Otis Spann: The Best Of The Vanguard Years - Vanguard - (Another great keyboard player....spent the 50's and 60's with Muddy Waters. Here, he wails away on organ.)

Walker, Wee Willie - "There Goes My Used To Be" - The Goldwax Story, vol. 1 - Ace/Kent - (Goldwax was a great soul/R&B label out of Memphis in the 1960's. Their main artist was James Carr, who originally did this song.)

King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar - "Badly Bent" - Official Music - Stony Plain - (In the early 1970's, Crowbar was the rock & roll band in Canada, having started out as backup players for Ronnie Hawkins.)

Cummings, Burton - "Takes A Fool To Love A Fool" - Best Of Burton Cummings - Epic - (Lead singer of the Guess Who goes twangy on this tune, originally from his "Dream Child" solo release. Definitely one of the most distinguished and recognizable voices of the 60's-70's. He put out some good solo material in addition to his work with the Guess Who.)

Cash, Johnny - "I Still Miss Someone" - Super Hits - Columbia - (Pure Cash, need I say more? And yes, I do.)

Davis, Reverend Gary - "Talk On The Corner" - From Blues To Gospel - Shout Factory - (His last recordings; recorded in 1971 at age of 76.)

Because it was Great American Smoke Out week, I was going to play Commander Cody's version of Merle Travis' "Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)". I grabbed a big stash of Cody albums from the station library, but none had that song on them. So, I just played 3 in a row by the Commander and his Lost Planet Airmen. Unfortunately, I neglected to write down the names of the albums, so I'm not sure where the following songs came from:

Commander Cody - "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar" -

Commander Cody - "Don't Let Go" -

Commander Cody - "Hot Rod Lincoln" -

Lightnin' Slim - "It's Mighty Crazy" - I'm Evil: Rare and Unissued Excello Masters, volume 1 - Excello - (Louisiana blues at it's finest, recorded on Excello....."blow your harmonica son").

Fulson, Lowell - "Tramp" - The Modern Records Blues Story - Fuel 2000 - (Co-written by Jimmy McCracklin, released in 1967. Once upon a time, Ray Charles was in Fulson's band.)

Lightnin' Slim - "Lightnin's Troubles" - I'm Evil: Rare & Unissued Excello Masters, volume 1 - Excello - (Oops, didn't bring enough music with me.....that's okay, I'll just play more cool sounds by Lightnin' Slim.)

Horton, Walter Shakey with Hot Cottage - "Shakey's Edmonton Blues" - Walter Horton with Hot Cottage - Stony Plain - (In Edmonton while traveling with Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars, Horton cut an album with Hot Cottage, one of the best bands in the area at the time.)

Well, that about does it for this week. I'll be back again this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, then off for a couple of weeks. I'll also be pinch-hitting for Joan Hathaway on 3 Ring Circus the same day. I hope you can tune in on FM 88.1 or via the net at and also archived).

Nov. 17 playlist with host Alex McNeil

I. Interview with Mary Aiese O'Leary (Reparata of Reparata & Delrons)
1. Delrons - Leave Us Alone (1964, CD)
2. Reparata & Delrons - Tommy (1965, CD)
3. Reparata & Delrons - I Can Hear the Rain (1967, CD)
4. Reparata & Delrons - Weather Forecast (1968, CD)
5. Reparata - Shoes (1975, CD)

II. Some newly acquired stuff:
6. Fred Hughes - Baby Boy (1969, CD)
7. Jackie Wilson - I Get the Sweetest Feeling (1968, CD)
8. Otis Leavill - I Love You (1970, CD)
9. Eddie Holland - Take Me in Your Arms (1964, CD)
10. Isley Brothers - I Can't Go On Sharing Your Love (1967, CD)
11. Stevie Wonder - I Gave Up Quality for Quantity (1965, CD)
12. Bobby Womack - I'm a Midnight Mover (1969, CD)
13. Steve Alaimo - You Donn't Know Like I Know (CD)

III. Conclusion of last week's interview with Jackie DeShannon
14. Sandie Shaw - You Won't Forget Me (CD)
15. Marianne Faithfull - Come and Stay with Me (1965, LP)
16. Jackie DeShannon - What Was Your Day Like (1970, LP)
17. Annie Lennox & Al Green - Put a Little Love in Your Heart (1988, CD)
18. Mahalia Jackson - Put a Little Love in Your Heart (1969, LP)
19. Jackie DeShannon - Salinas (1971, LP)
20. Doris Duke - Bad Water (1971, CD)
21. Jackie DeShannon - Would You Like to Learn to Dance (1972, CD)
22. Twiggy - Vanilla Olay (1976, LP)
23. Rita Coolidge - (Now) Your Baby Is a Lady (1974, LP)
24. Van Morrison - Warm Love (1973, CD)
25. Carpenters - Boat to Sail (1976, LP)
26. Nicky Hopkins - Hannah (1975, LP)
27. Jackie DeShannon - Song for Sandra Jeanne (Rites of Passage) (2000, CD)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Playlist for Lost & Found with Mark Francis, 11/14/2005

Hey y'all.
Thanks again to everybody who donated during last week's fundraiser, and to all who helped out with the phones and on-air.
All over the place this week, and loving it.
Check the audio archive at to listen, and peruse the playlist below to keep your bearings.
Respect to the WMBR record library.
See you in two.

Playlist for Lost & Found, 11/14/05


Set One: coffee in a special cup

Intro: Heart 'n' Soul/Booker T. Averheart/45/SoulTex/1969
1. It's a New Day/Skull Snaps/LP/GSF/1973
2. Thank You/Gladys Knight & the Pips/LP/Soul/1973
3. Feelin' Alright/Jackson 5/LP/Motown/1971
4. Plastic Man (live)/Temptations/LP/Tamla Motown (Holland)/1975
5. Crystal Blue Persuasion/Kelly Brothers/CD/Excello/1969
6. Breakaway/Tommy James & the Shondells/LP/Roulette/1968
7. I Think You'd Cry/T.I.M.E./LP/Liberty/1969
8. The Feeling is Inside/Argent/LP/Epic/1971
9. Don't Talk to Strangers/Beau Brummels/LP/Autumn/1965
10.Torture/Everly Brothers/LP/Warner Brothers/1965
11.Crawfish/Elvis Presley/LP/RCA/1958
12.I Want Love & Affection (Not the House of Correction)/Nathaniel Mayer/CD/Fortune/1966
13.Keep On Doin'/Isley Brothers/CD/T-Neck/1970
BED: The Grunt/The J.B.'s/LP/King/1971 - Moog Fluting/Ebony Godfather/LP/GRC/1974

Set Two: hard cider

1. Phantasmagoria in Two/Tim Buckley/LP/Elektra/1967
2. Blue Eyes/Pozo-Seco Singers/LP/Columbia/1967
3. To Ramona/Bob Dylan/LP/Columbia/1965
4. I'll Keep It With Mine/Fairport Convention/LP/A&M/1969
BED: Witchita Lineman/Young-Holt Unlimited/LP/Atlantic/1970

do your thing

Set Three: a sneer for your troubles

1. She's So Good to Me/Mt. Rushmore/LP/Dot/1968
2. Sugar in Your Soul/Raun McKinnon/LP/Kapp/1965
3. Beg, Borrow, & Steal/Mouse & the Traps/LP/Fraternity-Eva/1967-198?
4. On Your Way Down the Drain/King Bees/45/RCA/1965
5. Country Woman/Jelly Bean Bandits/LP/Mainstream/1967
6. Angel of Eighth Avenue/Mott the Hoople/LP/Atlantic/1971
BED: Stockyard/Cotton Comes to Harlem OST - Galt MacDermot/LP/MCA-Kilmarnock/1972-2004

Set Four: so deep it's picked up in tunnels

1. You Don't Know Nothing About Love/Carl Hall/CD/Loma/1967
2. I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby/Justine Washington/CD/Sue/1963
3. I'll Take Good Care of You/Garnett Mimms/CD/UA/1966
4. Don't Take My Mind/Bettye Swann/LP/Abet/1972
5. In My Life I've Loved/Jerry Washington/45/Excello/1972
BED: Black Whip/Ivan "Boogaloo" Jones/LP/Prestige/1973
Send Off: You Better Go/Darrell Banks/LP/Atco/1967

Special Guests: Lloyd Nolan, Billy Wayne, Jane Greer...and that Elija Cook, jr - he's always hanging around...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Christopher Vyce's Muscle Shoals show on 11-11-05

Intro: The Mar-Kays "About Noon"

The Staple Singers - "I’ll Take You There"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "When I Get This Feeling"
Arthur Conley - "I’ll Take the Blame"
Percy Sledge - "Take Time to Know Him"
Etta James - "I’d Rather Go Blind"
Arthur Alexander - "You Better Move On"
Jimmy & Bobby Purify - "I’m Your Puppet"
Otis Redding - "You Left Your Water Running"
Laura Lee - "Up Tight Good Man"
Jimmy Hughes - "Steal Away"
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces - "Searching for My Love"
Mel & Tim - "Starting All Over Again"
The Dells - "Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation"
Aretha Franklin - "I’ve Never Loved a Man"
Johnnie Taylor - "Darling, I Love You"
Aretha Franklin - "Good to Me As I Am to You"
Joe Stampley & the Uniques - "All These Things"
The Gants - "I Want Your Lovin’"
Clarence Carter - "The Oldtime Feeling"
Otis Rush - "My Love Will Never Die"
Jim Capaldi - "Anniversary Song"
Rod Stewart - "Tonight’s the Night"
Joe Stampley & the Uniques - "Not Too Long Ago"
Boz Scaggs - "I’ll Be Long Gone"
Steely Dan - "My Old School"
The Band - "King Harvest (Will Surely Come)"
Arlo Guthrie - "Alice’s Restaurant Massacree"

Outro: Mulatu Astake - "Yegelle Tetzeta"

November 10 playlist with host Alex McNeil

Today's show featured an interview with, and the music of, Jackie DeShannon, who chose most of the selections.
I. Artists who influenced her:
1. Robert Johnson - Crossroad Blues (1937, LP)
2. Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues (1949, CD)
3. Ray Charles - Drown in My Own Tears (1956, LP)
4. Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven (1956, LP)
5. Andres Segovia - Spanish Dance No. 10 (LP)
6. Doris Day - Secret Love (1954, CD)
7. Anita O'Day - The Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1975, LP)
8. Dinah Washington - Dream (1962, CD)
9. Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams of You (1963, CD)
10. Chet Baker - Long Ago and Far Away (1954, CD)
11. Eddie Cochran - Hallelujah I Love Her So (1960, CD)
12. Buddy Holly - Maybe Baby (1958, LP)

II. Her own work:
13. Jackie Dee - Buddy (1958, CD)
14. Brenda Lee - So Deep (1962, CD)
15. Fleetwoods - The Great Imposter (1961, CD)
16. Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans - I Shook the World (1963, CD)
17. Righteous Brothers - Burn on Love (1965, LP)
18. Jackie DeShannon - The Prince (1962, CD)

III. They were friends of hers:
19. Peter Paul & Mary - 500 Miles (1962, LP)

IV. More of her own work:
20. Jackie DeShannon - When You Walk in the Room (1964, CD)
21. Karla Bonoff - When You Walk in the Room (1979, CD)
22. Del Shannon - When You Walk in the Room (1966, CD)

V. She toured with these guys:
23. Beatles - Things We Said Today (live, 10964, LP)

VI. More of her own work:
24. Jackie DeShannon - I Remember the Boy (1965, CD)
25. Searchers - Can't Help Forgiving You (1964, CD)
26. Peter & Gordon - A Boy with Nothing (1966, CD)
27. Marianne Faithfull - In My Time of Sorrow (CD)
28. Liverpool Five - Too Far Out (1965, CD)
29. Byrds - Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (1965, LP)
30. Raga & Talas - For Old Times Sake (1966, CD)
31. Shillings - Children and Flowers (1967, 45)
32. Jackie DeShannon - Holly Would (1968, LP)

Monday, November 07, 2005

November 7 Fundraiser Playlist w/ Host Bob Dubrow + Mark Francis and a Cast of 1000s

1. Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship - "Let's Go Together" (1970 bonus track with alternate lyrics on CD rerelease of Blows Against the Empire 2005)

Unreleased (we think) songs from mostly 1968 BBC Peel Sessions with recording (as opposed to airing) dates:

2. Eric Burdon & the Animals - 'White Houses" (5/21/68)
3. The Moody Blues - "Dr. Livingstone I Presume" (7/16/68)
4. Jeff Beck Group - "Shapes of Things" (9/17/68) ... (although some voices today said they thought it was the studio recording)
5. Fairport Convention - "If I Had a Ribbon Bow" (2/6/68)
6. Family - "The Weaver's Answer" (7/29/68)
7. Chicken Shack - "Mean Old World" (9/4/68) -- featuring Christine Perfect (later McVie)
8. Mason, Capaldi, Wood, and Frog - "World in Changes" (2/25/69)
9. Jethro Tull - "Dharma For One" (11/5/68)
10. Pink Floyd - "Julia Dream" (6/25/68)
11. Ten Years After - "Portable People" (1/14/68)
12. Leonard Cohen - "That's No Way to Say Goodbye" (7/9/68)
13. Donovan - "The Tinker and the Crab" (1/16/68)
14. The Liverpool Scene - "Tramcar to Frankenstein" (1/16/69)
15. Procol Harum - "Skip Softly My Moonbeam" (8/19/68)
16. Love Sculpture - "Sabre Dance" (9/16/68) -- featuring Dave Edmunds (later in Rockpile)
17. Traffic - "Dealer" (12/11/67)
18. John Renbourn -"Crazy Man Michael" (Night Ride session 1971)

Friday, November 04, 2005

Jackson Buck's Playlist - November 4, 2005

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! Thanks for pledging your support during this, our pledge drive show. Let's hope WMBR is around for many, many years. Somebody has to bring you the stuff (variety of music) all the commercial stations don't play while pushing advertising and lousy music down your throat.

Sorry I'm late posting the playlist....I've been traveling and not on the computer too much.

Here's a link to the show: Just click on Friday, November 4.

Otis, Johnny - "Cold Turkey" - The Capitol Years - Capitol - (As always, our theme by Mr. Otis.....great band, great song.)

Butterfield, Paul (Blues Band) - "One More Heartache" - An Anthology: The Elektra Years - Elektra - (This first appeared on the 1967 album "The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw." Pigboy Crabshaw was actually Elvin Bishop, who had replaced Michael Bloomfield in the band.)

Youngbloods, The - "Pontiac Blues" - Good & Dusty - Warner - (Jesse Colin Young and the gang covered Sonny Boy Williamson back in 1971. This album includes the tongue-in-cheek slam at Merle Haggard "Hippie From Olema", which I'll play for you someday.)

Butterfield, Paul (Blues Band) - "Get Yourself Together" - An Anthology: The Elektra Years - Elektra -( I'm trying, I'm trying to. This is another one from the late 60's Butterfield Blues Band era.)

Fair, Yvonne - "I Found You" - James Brown's Original Funky Divas, vol. 1 - Polygram - (Back in the 1960's - 70's, James Brown would take a 20 minute or so break, leave the stage, and turn it over to young female singers. Fair got her start as a member of the Chantels ("Maybe"). This song later was reworked by Brown as "I Got You (I Feel Good).")

Hawkins, Ronnie ( & The Hawks) - "Bo Diddley" - Best Of - Rhino - (Rockabilly legend was once turned down by Sun Records, but went on to a great career nonetheless. After moving to Canada, he The Hawks, which consisted of Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Richard Manuel. Those cats went on to back Dylan, then became a household name as The Band.)

Diddley, Bo - "Pills" - Essential Bo Diddley - Universal - (Okay, this segue was easy. But, Bo rocks.)

McPhatter, Clyde - "I'm Not Going To Work Today" - A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues, 1965 to '67 - Sundazed - (Cover of an old Joe Tex tune by this smooth crooner who was also the founder of the Drifters.)

Mahal, Taj - "Ain't That A Lot Of Love?" - The Natch'l Blues - Columbia (1968 release with Al Kooper on keyboards; Jesse Ed Davis, guitar and piano; Gary Gilmore, bass; Chuck Blackwell and Earl Palmer on drums.)

Olympics, The - "Good Lovin" - All Time Greatest Hits of The Olympics - DCC Compact Discs - ("One, two, three....I was feelin...." This is the original version of the hit later done by the Rascals.)

McCain, Jerry - "Turn Your Damper Down" - That's What They Want: The Best Of Jerry McCain - Excello - ( I read someplace the paraphrased quote about McCain's music: "'s what a rock & roll record by Little Walter would have sounded like...")

Hogan, Silas - "Go On Pretty Baby" - Trouble: The Best Of The Excello Masters - Excello - (Hogan was a veteran and favorite of the Louisiana juke joint circuit when he was finally recorded on Excello in the early 60's then he was in his early 50's.)

Clark, Roy & Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Talk About A Party" - Makin' Music - MCA - (Sounds like these two guitar talents really had a party recording this overlooked album.)

Cooke, Sam - "Having A Party" - One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 - RCA - (They finally got around to releasing this on CD. Great live soul album that shows a more raw, natural Cooke than on the slicker produced releases we all loved.)

Dr. John - "Swanee River Boogie" - Hollywood Be Thy Name - United Artists - (The good Doctor took to the road in 1975 and recorded this live at Willie's Purple Nightclub in Hollywood. This time Bob Ezrin, who produced the album, didn't over enrich when mixing.)

Lester, Lazy - "Bye Bye Baby" - I Hear You Knockin: The Excello Singles - Excello - (This cat's been blowing the harp and singing since the mid-50's. His latest was just on 2001 on the Antone's the age of 70....and he still sounded good.)

Roxy Music - "Bitters End" - Roxy Music - Reprise - (Debut release of 1972 found Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry and bandmates Phil Mananera, Andy Mackey, Rik Kenton, Graham Simpson, and Paul Thompson set the stage for avant-garde / glam-rock.)

T Rex - "I Love To Boogie - Greatest Hits: The A Sides, 1972-1977 - Edsel (Marc Bolan rockin' and boppin' with a tune that created lots of controversy. He was accused of ripping off Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't" , Elvis Presley, and Webb Pierce's "Teenage Boogie" ...all on one song. Legal battles broke out, but were eventually dropped when a professional musicologist claimed that Pierce's song, in fact, was actually based on earlier works by other artists. Nothing like a little legal battle to create publicity. As a former employer of mine said, "I don't care what they say about me, as long as they spell my name correctly".)

Watson, Junior ("Guitar") - "Broke & Lonely" - The Very Best Of Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Rhino - (Texas guitar slinger played all styles.....and changed with the times.)

Longhair, Professor - "Mardi Gras In New Orleans" - Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology - Rhino - (A record collection just isn't a record collection without a little something by one of the founding fathers of New Orleans R&B -Henry Roeland Byrd, a.k.a. Professor Longhair - in it.)

Tail Gators, The - "Rock & Roll Till The Cows Come Home" - Rock & Roll Till The Cows Come Home - Wrestler - (This is a sampler album from this group's first release "Swamp Rock" which included great rave-ups such as this song and "They Call Me Rockin." When we say roots rock, we mean Austin, Tx. rockin' roots.)

Sam, Magic - "Blue Light Boogie" - The Essential Magic Sam: The Cobra & Chief Recordings 1957 to 1961) - Fuel 2000 - (Sam was tearing them up Chicago blues style when he had a heart attack and died prematurely in 1969 at the age of 32. He's still considered one of the greats of Chicago blues guitar.)

Hollywood Fats - "Rock This House" - Hollywood Fats Band - PBR - (Okay, on our way out we only heard part of this rockin' song by this blues guitar hero - who, for you trivia buffs, later went on to replace Dave Alvin in the Blasters.)

Back at ya' on November 18.....hope you can tune in.

Thanks again for all the pledges of support....not only to this show, but to all the great programming on WMBR.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Playlist for Lost & Found with Mark Francis, 10/31/2005

I'm not a big "theme show" guy, but when the show falls on Halloween day itself, there are certain obligations to be met! Had lots of fun, we checked out different approaches to dark themes, and I couldn't decide if I wanted to do a bad Bela Lugosi impression or not! As always, fully illustrated playlist and link to archived MP3 of the entire show is available at
Please donate to WMBR this week, at any time - but especially during Lost & Found, if you are a fan! Thanks!
- Mark

Playlist for Lost & Found, 10/31/05


Set One: which witch is which?

Intro: Theme from "Dark Shadows"/Original Television Score/LP/Phillips/1969
1. You Must Be a Witch/Lollipop Shoppe/CD/Uni/1968
2. Sorcerer of Isis (Ritual of the Mole)/Power of Zeus/LP/Rare Earth/1971
3. Frankenstein meets Blackenstein/Midnight Movers Unltd/LP/Buddah/1974
4. Earth Creature/Boobie Knight & the Universal Lady/LP/Dakar/1974
5. Maggot Brain/Funkadelic/LP/Westbound/1971
6. Isle of Sirens/Impressions/LP/ABC/1967
7. Mystic Eye/Them/LP/Parrot/1965
8. He's Waitin'/Sonics/CD/Etiquette/1966
9. Season of the Witch/Julie Driscoll - Brian Auger/LP/Atco/1968
BED: Sho' Is Funky Down Here/James Brown/LP/King/1971

Set Two: beware the incantation

1. Devil is Watching You/Lightnin' Hopkins/LP/Vee Jay/1962
2. Mojo Hannah/Little Esther Phillips/LP/Atlantic/1962
3. Mojo Hannah/Underdogs/45/VIP/1966
4. Cold Dark Night/Charlie Feathers/LP/Barrelhouse/1969-1979
5. Long Back Veil/Johnny Cash/LP/Columbia/1965
6. The Woman in Black/Gene Vincent/LP/Kama Sutra/1970
7. Voodoo Village/Tony Joe White/LP/Warner Bros/1971
BED: Spooky/Howard Roberts/LP/Capitol/1968

spooky truth

Set Three: reflections of the dead

1. In the Twilight Zone/Astors/CD/Stax/1964
2. Zombie Stomp/Danny Ware/LP/REL/1964
3. Born Under a Bad Sign/Big Mama Thornton/LP/Mercury/1968
4. Spooky/Percy Sledge/LP/Atlantic/1968
BED: Sounds of the Witchdoctors/Mohawks/LP/Pama/1968

Set Four: invitation for evil - accepted

1. Evil/Troggs/LP/Fontana/1965
2. At the Mountains of Madness/H.P. Lovecraft/LP/Sundazed/1968-1995
3. Goddess of Death/St. John Green/LP/Flick Disc/1968
4. I Woke Up Screaming/Bobby Bland/LP/Duke-Edsel/1956-198?
5. Devil Eyes/Sheppards/45/King Tutt/196?-1976
BED & Send-Off: N.I.B./Black Sabbath/LP/Warner Bros/1970

Special Guests:! Dean Stockwell...and Orson Welles!