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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 December 5, 2017

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Soul Lee  I Need You   Options   Reginald  7"    0:00:00 (MP3 | )
The Progressors  I'm So Lonely   Options   People  7"    0:05:45 (MP3 | )
Frankie Newsome  Last Bus From Tupelo   Options   Sagport  7"    0:09:45 (MP3 | )
Tyrone Davis  You Wouldn't Believe   Options   Dakar  7"    0:14:57 (MP3 | )
Joe Simon  To Lay Down Beside You   Options   Spring  7"    0:18:42 (MP3 | )
Four Tops w/Lee Moses & The Disciples  Reach Out (I'll Be There)   Options     MP3  I always wondered what this would sound like so I threw it together quickly.  0:25:12 (MP3 | )
The Golden Toadstools  Silly Savage   Options   Minaret  7"    0:27:46 (MP3 | )
Soul Brothers Six  Drive   Options   Atlantic  7"    0:30:05 (MP3 | )
BB King  So Excited   Options   Bluesway  7"    0:32:39 (MP3 | )
Etta James  Tighten Up Your Own Thing   Options   Cadet  7"    0:35:16 (MP3 | )
Cold Blood  Shop Talk   Options   San Francisco  7"    0:40:30 (MP3 | )
Tommy Bush  Skin It Back   Options   Cal State  7"    0:45:28 (MP3 | )
The Explosions  Jockey Ride   Options   Gold Cup  7"    0:48:32 (MP3 | )
Fugi  Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip   Options   Cadet  7"    0:51:19 (MP3 | )
Eldridge Holmes  The Book   Options   Deesu  7"    0:54:05 (MP3 | )
Ted Taylor  River's Invitation   Options   Atco  7"    0:59:22 (MP3 | )
Mary Wells  You Lost The Sweetest Boy   Options   Motown  7"    1:02:34 (MP3 | )
Mamie Galore  Special Agent 34-24-38   Options   St Lawrence  7"    1:05:00 (MP3 | )
Gloria Lynne  Watermelon Man   Options   Fontana  7"    1:08:26 (MP3 | )
Buddy Guy  Scraping   Options   Chess  7"    1:10:59 (MP3 | )
Chris Montez  Let's Dance   Options   Monogram  7"    1:16:57 (MP3 | )
The Embers  A Fool In Love   Options   JCP  7"    1:18:30 (MP3 | )
Jimmy Norman  I Don't Love You No More   Options   Little Star  7"    1:21:38 (MP3 | )
Joyce Harris  Baby Baby Baby   Options   Fun  7"    1:25:48 (MP3 | )
Sonny Harris and the Soul Reflections  You Were Only Making Believe   Options   San-El  7"    1:26:32 (MP3 | )
BB King   Just Like A Woman   Options   Kent  7"    1:30:44 (MP3 | )
BB King  Poontwangie   Options   Kent  7"    1:33:54 (MP3 | )
BB King   Early In The Morning   Options   RPM  7"    1:36:54 (MP3 | )
BB King  3 O'Clock Blues   Options   Kent  7"    1:39:04 (MP3 | )
BB King  Rock Me Baby   Options   Modern  7"    1:41:59 (MP3 | )
Blind Gary Davis  Death Don't Have No Mercy   Options Harlem Street Singer  Bluesville  LP    1:46:28 (MP3 | )
The Skyliners  Since I Don't Have You   Options   Calico  7"    1:51:46 (MP3 | )
The Honey Drippers  Impeach The President   Options   Alaga  7"    1:54:43 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 9:59pm Uncle Michael:

Made it home in time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:03pm Uncle Michael:

Any trouble, Kris?
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:04pm geezerette:

How-dee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:05pm coelacanth∅:

we are experiencing technical difficulties. please stand by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:05pm Uncle Michael:

And away we go...
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:05pm geezerette:

viper music :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:05pm coelacanth∅:

there he is!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:08pm Kris Holmes:

alright, i'm good, welcome everyone, sorry for the few minutes delay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:08pm Little Danny:

Heya Kris, all!
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:09pm Brian Poust:

Woooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:09pm Uncle Michael:

Can we blame Otis?
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:09pm Kris Holmes:

blame naps
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:09pm geezerette:

good bad influence!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:10pm Little Danny:

I even blame Otis for my technical hiccups
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:10pm Kris Holmes:

he is to blame Dan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:12pm coelacanth∅:

if i ever get a dog again i'll name her/him "scapegoat"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:13pm Little Danny:

@coel: that's actually a pretty great name
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:14pm geezerette:

would you have to name your goat Rover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:14pm coelacanth∅:

great. now i have to get a dog!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:14pm geezerette:

OMG, this record!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:15pm coelacanth∅:

no i'll name my goat "bad influence"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:15pm Little Danny:

Yes, Coel! Pets are always a good idea
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:16pm coelacanth∅:

g, that record was so good i forgot all about the record before it, and i know that one was pretty great!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:17pm geezerette:

:) !
Coel, right?! God!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:18pm Kris Holmes:

ha, thanks guys, i'd forgot about that track
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:19pm geezerette:

I'm gonna shut up and absorb all this. :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:30pm northguineahills:

*the crowd shouts* "moar cats on turntables, moar cats on turntables!" (it can be a Cagean/Marclay fun experiment).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:32pm northguineahills:

Now, this I really dig! Happy gneissness!
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:33pm Brian Poust:

Nicely done
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:34pm Brian Poust:

NOw you need to mix a chuck berry vocal into silly savage
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:34pm northguineahills:

Good idea, Brian!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:34pm Kris Holmes:

i could have done it better if i'd spent more time on it but you get the idea
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:35pm Kris Holmes:

ha, i'll have to think about that
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:39pm still b/p:

But it's good you accomplished it in some form, because, as a friend of mine reminds us, the meteor could've come.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:41pm Kris Holmes:

that is also true
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:48pm little danny:

I always get excited when I hear a BB King track I actually like (like the one you played)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:49pm Uncle Michael:

Keep the wheels turning, Kris. I'm signing out of the comments. Thanks for the bedtime music.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:49pm Kris Holmes:

goodnight Michael!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:49pm Kris Holmes:

Dan, BB King has jams, in all eras.
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:51pm little danny:

"Shop Talk" was great and totally new to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:53pm coelacanth∅:

shop talk has an unusual sound; an unusual sound i like
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:54pm little danny:

I dunno. Maybe I lived in bad-blues Austin too long but so many BB sides sounded warmed over to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:54pm Uncle Michael:

One final comment: Little Feat had a track called "Skin It Back" as well. Lowell George described it as being about "not being baptized in the Jewish manner."
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:55pm Kris Holmes:

youch
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:55pm coelacanth∅:

thanks Michael! happy nightmares!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:56pm Uncle Michael:

Meaning the song is about temporary foreskin displacement for maximum pleasure.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:57pm geezerette:

uh...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:57pm coelacanth∅:

haha i'm confused!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:57pm still b/p:

So for Lowell, no visit from Bris Bringle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 10:58pm Uncle Michael:

Right.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:58pm Kris Holmes:

ah ok, misread it quickly, lol
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 10:59pm geezerette:

g'night, UM...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 10:59pm coelacanth∅:

ha yeah i did too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 11:02pm Uncle Michael:

Night...sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:03pm coelacanth∅:

Danny, i'm not a fan of BB's music, in general. it's not blue, and it sounds generic. (no offense. rest in peace)
...but i'd like to hear something to validate me saying "in general"; because i was just being polite there!
- i was out of the room for "so excited". i'll have to back up and give it a listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

gnight UM
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:07pm Kris Holmes:

i have a stack of killer BB King 45s that will change your mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

i'm open.
...i did just back up and listened to a verse and part of the git solo and yeah pretty hot. (i gotta check it out on something besides ancient 13"laptop speakers)
  Tue. 12/5/17 11:11pm little danny:

Don't get me wrong, I probably have at least 5 45s by BB
  Tue. 12/5/17 11:13pm little danny:

Somehow I'd never noticed the "Peter Gunn" guitar line in this
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:13pm Kris Holmes:

the thing about BB is you have to pretty much ignore from the late 70s on. The stuff before that is high percentage badass & it's not his fault if it sounds corny today, pretty much everyone after bit his style. He was an originator for a lot of it, the source.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:15pm still b/p:

So I'm looking briefly at a recommendation for a book that seems interesting, and a moment ago I do a search for it on a site that checks many collections, and the title search brings an entry for the book....and one entry for an Etta James song with the same title. Woulda been great if that happened just a little earlier while she was playing here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:15pm coelacanth∅:

i'm just personally much more (again, polite understatement!) of a fan of blue blues, and all the footage i've ever seen of him performing he's got a giant shit-eatin' grin on. just never moves me. i want the blues to make me sad. i want the blues to be the blues.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:21pm geezerette:

Coel, Rev. Gary Davis..."Death Don't Have No Mercy". (shudder)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:22pm coelacanth∅:

well, bring 'em out, Kris!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:24pm Kris Holmes:

buried in a box in the other room :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:27pm coelacanth∅:

this is as i thought of Muddy Waters for a long time too, because my older brother had some post-"blues revival" records. then one day i wanted to hear the earliest "trouble no more" (which i knew via Allman Brothers Band) and found one by Muddy from '55 and from there of course sought out all that early incredible Muddy Waters stuff.
turned me 'round.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:29pm coelacanth∅:

g, i'll check that out. i need a good shudder!
(actually i think i've heard that and didn't take note of the title)
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:29pm Kris Holmes:

i have located the "box of BB" & have it at my feet
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:30pm geezerette:

Yay!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:30pm Kris Holmes:

do you want ballads or jumpers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:30pm coelacanth∅:

haha nice! but you need not change your plan now, on my behalf anyway. i'll be around.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:32pm geezerette:

coel, it's on youtube. get ready,your molecules will be rearranged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:32pm coelacanth∅:

do your thing Kris. whatever you want.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:32pm Kris Holmes:

alright, BB King set coming up for ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:34pm coelacanth∅:

thanks,g. i'll look for it after, on my more robust laptop - and with headphones.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:38pm geezerette:

My husband & I love B.B.King.

coel, it's a terrifying song. let me know what you think next time we're hangin'. Blind Blake also good,Leadbetter, of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:42pm northguineahills:

@geezerette: I know that Rev Gary Davis recording, wow!

Thanks Kris, I'm checking out. Where do I sign?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:44pm coelacanth∅:

yeah never heard these. what year?

g, i just listened to Blind Blake yesterday. and Son House -but i got bamboozled! it said "original recordings"...yeah, original recordings from c.1964.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:44pm geezerette:

Kris,wow!

ngh, we seem to share some audio dna!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:45pm Kris Holmes:

these are all early 50s to early 60s sides
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:49pm coelacanth∅:

Kris i sincerely appreciate you getting these out and putting them on.
...they're all good, but this is my favorite one so far.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:50pm Kris Holmes:

i'm glad you found one that speaks to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:51pm coelacanth∅:

ha i think 3 o'clock blues spoke to me too, but the drummer wasn't up to snuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:53pm coelacanth∅:

this is where my black cinder heart is.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:54pm geezerette:

Great show thanks Kris!

Thanks for the Rev,!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:56pm geezerette:

So damn beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:57pm coelacanth∅:

g.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 11:59pm geezerette:

Nice segue. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

that one brings shudders as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/6/17 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Kris! Stellar!

good night all.
Avatar Wed. 12/6/17 12:02am Kris Holmes:

goodnight guys, thank you
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