Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lloyd Green

Great little record by shredding pedal steel session demon Lloyd Green, on his own Little Darlin' label.

Download Lloyd Green - Green Country now!!!

Cold Blood -- from Sisyphus LP

These honkies from San Francisco were a rock-funk hybrid before getting totally funky on their legendary Thriller LP later on. This is their second LP (1971) and kicks in with the awesome hardcore funk of Shop Talk, before turning into a Janis Joplinesque snoozefest. Anyway, GREAT OPENING TRACK! Intense drum break at 5:02

Cold Blood - Shop Talk

Les Paul & Mary Ford

Great 7" inch EP by techno-artist Les Paul, manipulating the geetars, Mary's vocals, basically everything in the room.

01 - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise.mp3
02 - Meet Mister Callaghan.mp3
03 - Tiger Rag.mp3
04 - Tennessee Waltz.mp3

Roosevelt Nettles

The B-side of this Chess 45 by a one Roosevelt Nettles, "Drifting Heart," kind of blows my mind. The almost slow motion singing sounds like it's on the the wrong speed -- and the long delay before the band comes in...I think this is what you would call beautiful music. The A-side Mathilda was later covered by the Texas Tornados with Freddy Fender on vocals. Totally a Freddy Fender style song! Pardon if you will the campfire crackles

Side A - Mathilda
Side B - Drifting Heart

New Colony Six!

I found three 45s by seminal Chicago garage-rock band the New Colony Six, including two on the Centaur label (I Lie Awake and I Confess!). This one is on the very similarly named "Sentar" label. I'm only posting one single because I have to admit they are a tidge too popous crackulous. No idea which is the A-side on this.

A - You're Gonna Be Mine
B - Woman

Modern Country Friends!

Every once in awhile you're gonna wanna pay fifty cents for a budget record on the odd chance there's a track where the session musicians got super drunk and weird for their paycheck while the producer is asleep or getting a happy ending massage down the street. This isn't crazy like that -- but these guys have a genuine groove and actually pull off a "country soul" thing that's definitely more soul than country.

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Nashville Detroit Spiritual

more Hank Ballard and the Midnighters!

More great sides from one of my favorite R&B singers, who I'm thankful I got to see live on a number of occasions. Always stirring and fun at the same time.

Side A - Buttin' in

Out of Print Buck Owens!

Great album featuring the Buck, Don and the rest of the Buckaroos in their prime.

Download Roll Out the Red Carpet now!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Beau Brummels Vol 2

I love this record. Their second album of 1965. They really started the whole San Fran thing innit? Just when you're about to accuse them of being a Byrds ripoff, you find they were before the Byrds. Ahem. Brummels rule.

Download The Beau Brummels Vol 2 Now!