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Twenty years of dusty fingers, frayed cuticles, & upper respiratory infections — from record digging and DJing around the globe — coalesces into a 2-hour journey through Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Rock & Roll, and all points in between. Your speakers will be head-nodding, toe-tapping & even two-stepping to this vintage 45rpm party in no time. Hear favorite songs you didn't know were your favorites, aural treats & record-world problems from the vinyl side of life.

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Options June 13, 2017

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Artist Track Label Format Approx. start time
Ann Alford  Got To Get Me A Job   Options Hy Sign  7"  0:00:00 ()
Marva Whitney  It's My Thing   Options King  7"  0:04:53 ()
Nina Simone  See Line Woman   Options Philips  7"  0:07:36 ()
Salt  Hung Up   Options Milk  7"  0:10:10 ()
James Brown  Hot Pants   Options People  7"  0:12:13 ()
Bobby Byrd  Never Get Enough   Options Brownstone  7"  0:19:52 ()
The JBs  Pass The Peas   Options People  7"  0:23:00 ()
Cymande  The Message   Options Janus  7"  0:26:23 ()
James Brown  Sex Machine   Options King  7"  0:29:33 ()
Ann Robinson  You Did It   Options All Brothers  7"  0:32:23 ()
Dennis Coffey  Scorpio   Options Sussex  7"  0:38:12 ()
The Emotions  Boss Love Maker   Options Volt  7"  0:42:43 ()
Louis Chachere  The Hen   Options Paula  7"  0:45:16 ()
The 8th Day  She's Not Just Another Woman   Options Invictus  7"  0:47:45 ()
Gwen McCrae  90% Of Me Is You   Options Cat  7"  0:50:38 ()
The Right Track  I Gotta Move With The Groove   Options True Soul  7"  0:57:01 ()
The Vibrettes  Humpty Dump   Options Lujon  7"  1:00:46 ()
Brother Lloyd's All Stars  Tramp   Options Licorice Soul  7"  1:03:14 ()
Annette Poindexter  Wayward Dream   Options Twinight  7"  1:05:24 ()
Bill Thomas & the Fendells  Southern Fried Chicken   Options Savoy  7"  1:08:34 ()
Larry Ellis & the Black Hammer  Funky Thing   Options Al King  7"  1:14:40 ()
Detroit Sex Machines  The Funky Crawl   Options Soul Track  7"  1:17:43 ()
Bobby Rush  Chicken Heads   Options Galaxy  7"  1:21:01 ()
Bozart & The Wolf Gang  Too Much Funky   Options Boz Art  7"  1:23:31 ()
War  Low Rider   Options UA  7"  1:27:55 ()
The Spinners  It's A Shame   Options Tamla Motown (New Zealand)  7"  1:33:29 ()
The Third Degree  Mercy   Options Tri-Sound  7"  1:36:30 ()
The Artistics  Hope We Have   Options Brunswick  7"  1:39:50 ()
The Packers  Hole In The Wall   Options Pye (New Zealand)  7"  1:41:56 ()
Deodato  Super Strut   Options CTI  7"  1:44:33 ()
Calypso King & The Soul Investigators   Compin' & Smokin'   Options Soul Fire  7"  1:54:09 ()
Clifton Chenier  I'm Coming Home   Options Bayou  7"  1:56:45 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Whatup?
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:03pm Kris Holmes:

Hey Larry, thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

It's My Thing!
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:07pm Kris Holmes:

Such a "live" production
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Have you heard the car commercial that uses her song with Osaka Monarail?
  Tue. 6/13/17 10:08pm Peter Mac:

hey Kris, tuned in! Woo, Nina
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Love this Nina! Big fave
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:09pm Kris Holmes:

i don't know that i saw the commercial.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:09pm Kris Holmes:

Hey Peter. Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

The song is I Am What I Am. I'll be damned if I can remember the brand of car
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:10pm Little Danny:

Heya Kris 'n' all! Listening from my parents' house in PA
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:11pm Kris Holmes:

Hey Dan! You up in PA? Everything OK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:13pm Little Danny:

Yeah, and yeah! Parents are good, with the usual dark, comforting, depressive cloud hanging over all us. I'd be worried it weren't here.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:15pm Kris Holmes:

hahaha, well that's ok then!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:22pm Funky16Corners:

Now I can't remember if I have this Bobby Byrd 45.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:22pm Kris Holmes:

you have to have it!! you need it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:23pm Cubs Win:

I can't get enough.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:23pm Doug Schulkind:

That James Brown was pretty good. Does he have any other records?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:23pm Funky16Corners:

Come to throw that last handful of dirt on the Mets, have you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:24pm Uncle Michael:

It's not personal.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:24pm Kris Holmes:

No, he was a one hit wonder I think?
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:25pm Kris Holmes:

Maybe I have one more 45 by him? I'll play it in a sec.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:26pm Uncle Michael:

Best known for being Bootsy's former boss, I believe.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:28pm Kris Holmes:

Probably
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:28pm Little Danny:

@Kris: do you a favorite James Brown funk side? Mine are consistently "There Was a Time," followed immediately by "Give It Up or Turn It Loose." Choosing some favorite James Brown productions for other artists would be a much more difficult challenge, howevs
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:29pm Funky16Corners:

Good Foot
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:29pm Kris Holmes:

Oh man, that's tough, I don't know off hand. There Was A Time is up there though.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:30pm Kris Holmes:

Tough to beat Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:30pm Uncle Michael:

King Heroin
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hey, he just said "FOUR"
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:31pm Kris Holmes:

he got it finally
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:32pm Little Danny:

I could swear someone was talking about "King Heroin" on WFMU recently. Was it you Uncle M?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:32pm Uncle Michael:

Not me, but I would!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:33pm Little Danny:

"Sex Machine" would definitely be in my top five funky James Browns
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:33pm Funky16Corners:

Philly represent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:34pm Uncle Michael:

I like early James when you can hear him sketching out the notion of funk...Night Train and the like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:39pm Funky16Corners:

Awwwwww yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:39pm Little Danny:

I'd never thought about "Night Train" that way, but I kinda hear ya. It's all rhythm vamps and foregrounded percussion
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:40pm Little Danny:

Some stone classics this evening, Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:40pm Uncle Michael:

That moment when you discover Dennis Coffey's a white guy...
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:40pm Kris Holmes:

hahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:41pm Funky16Corners:

Funk Brothers percussion line
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:41pm Kris Holmes:

Detroit FTW
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

At that point, James is already taking r&b to a new place...maybe only the Isley's were there already, too.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:42pm Kris Holmes:

Isley's were definitely close behind
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:46pm Little Danny:

There were some very early isolated examples of the funk aesthetic in the early '60s, but they were generally outliers and/or accidents. And I'm of course blanking on artist names or song titles
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

Kansas City funk
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:47pm Kris Holmes:

Travis Wammack "Scratchy" is early example of something close to a classic breakbeat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:51pm Little Danny:

Marie Knight's "To Be Loved By You" has some weird and inadvertently funk-ish rhythms
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

Yvonne Fair 'Say Yeah Yeah'
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 10:53pm Kris Holmes:

There's a Ramsey Lewis 45 that sounds like proto drum & bass too, on Argo, from the late 50s/early 60s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

SHA-SHEER, I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:57pm Little Danny:

Haha, cats are so proud when it comes to their fur coats
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

We keep the air on and our two black cats spend their day lounging in the hot, sunny bay window
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:00pm Kris Holmes:

cats are ridiculous
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:00pm Funky16Corners:

I must hit the sack, my friends. Up at 6 with the boys to start my long march to midnight. Great tunes as always Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:02pm Funky16Corners:

Humpty Dump! I can stay up for some Johnny Otis-related ish
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:03pm Kris Holmes:

Goodnight Larry, thanks for staying up. Apparently there's a Johnny Otis doco in the works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:04pm Little Danny:

I sorely regret getting rid of my MJC first issue of the Louis Chachere during the ill-advised period when I'd decided I didn't need mod/funky organ instros in my life. Oh the irony.
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:05pm Kris Holmes:

Fail Dan :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:07pm Little Danny:

I know, I know. The lesson? Don't get rid of anything, ever!
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:07pm Kris Holmes:

ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/13/17 11:10pm Uncle Michael:

I'm turning in too. G'night friends. Thanks, Kris.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:11pm Little Danny:

Pleasant dreams LG and UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:15pm Little Danny:

good lord that Little Rock story
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:17pm Andrew Waterloo:

this is great :)
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:17pm Kris Holmes:

yeah she was snarling at me for causing her to get her huge ass off her stool
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:20pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks Andrew, welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:42pm Little Danny:

This is an outstanding set
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:43pm Kris Holmes:

weirdest set of the night lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:52pm Little Danny:

that Packers 45 log was perversely interesting
Avatar Tue. 6/13/17 11:55pm Kris Holmes:

i thought so, lol at NZBC playing the wrong side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/13/17 11:59pm Little Danny:

Great show my man. I've been meaning to ask you about the mod scene in '60s NZ. Next time we meet up.
  Tue. 6/13/17 11:59pm Peter Mac:

Fun show, thanks Kris
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