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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 January 1, 2019: Happy New Year

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
La Lupe  Que Bueno Boogaloo   Options   Tico  7"  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Archie Bell & The Drells  Girl You're Too Young   Options   Atlantic  7"  0:04:07 (MP3 | )
Fito Riojas & The Sensations  Que Te Questa   Options   El Capitan  7"  0:06:17 (MP3 | )
Brenda & The Tabulations  When You're Gone   Options   Dionn  7"  0:08:57 (MP3 | )
The Marvellos  Down In The City   Options   Modern  7"  0:11:23 (MP3 | )
Ray Charles  Hallelujah I Love Her So   Options   Atlantic  7"  0:17:02 (MP3 | )
Nancy Wilson  Uptight (Everything's Alright)   Options   Capitol  7"  0:19:35 (MP3 | )
Aretha Franklin  Soulville   Options   Columbia  7"  0:21:21 (MP3 | )
Lavern Baker  Saved   Options   Atlantic  7"  0:23:46 (MP3 | )
Donald Jenkins  Fighting For My Baby   Options   Thomas  7"  0:26:12 (MP3 | )
Chris Bartley  This Feeling You Give Me   Options   Vando  7"  0:33:02 (MP3 | )
Jive Five  When I Was Single   Options   Lana  7"  0:35:40 (MP3 | )
David Rockingham Trio  Midnight   Options   Josie  7"  0:37:53 (MP3 | )
Cornbread & Biscuits  The Big Time Spender Part I   Options   Maske  7"  0:40:17 (MP3 | )
Ron Holden with The Thunderbirds  My Babe   Options   Donna  7"  0:43:08 (MP3 | )
Carlos Guzman  96 Lagrimas   Options Tiempo de Llorar  Bego  LP  0:48:48 (MP3 | )
Danny James and His Palanquin Guitar  Paper In My Shoes   Options   Goldband  7"  0:51:24 (MP3 | )
Carlos Guzman  She's About A Mover   Options Tiempo de Llorar  Bego  LP  0:53:29 (MP3 | )
Garnell Cooper & The Kinfolks  Long Distance   Options   Jubilee  7"  0:55:46 (MP3 | )
Charlie Rich  She Loved Everybody But Me   Options   Groove  7"  0:58:31 (MP3 | )
Wilbert Harrison  Don't Drop It   Options   Savoy  7"  1:03:05 (MP3 | )
Blue Mitchell  Fungii Mama   Options   Blue Note  7"  1:05:52 (MP3 | )
Jewel & Eddie  Doin' The Hully Gully   Options   Silver  7"  1:08:30 (MP3 | )
Bobby Mitchell  You Better Go Home   Options   Imperial  7"  1:11:10 (MP3 | )
Vik Venus  Moonflight   Options   Buddah  7"  1:13:22 (MP3 | )
Bobby Mitchell  I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday   Options   Imperial  7"  1:18:40 (MP3 | )
Vik Venus  Everybody's On Strike   Options   Buddah  7"  1:21:06 (MP3 | )
Aldus Roger  1-Scotch, 1-Burbon, 1-Beer   Options   La Louisianne  7"  1:23:58 (MP3 | )
Jimmy Smith  Groove Drops   Options   Verve  7"  1:26:49 (MP3 | )
The Lovers  Do This For Me   Options   Philips  7"  1:30:40 (MP3 | )
Jimmy Hughes  Sweet Things You Do   Options   Volt  7"  1:37:43 (MP3 | )
Brooks O'Dell  Walk On By   Options   Gold  7"  1:39:49 (MP3 | )
Nashville Teens  Whatcha Gonna Do   Options   MGM  7"  1:41:42 (MP3 | )
Marv Johnson  I'm Not A Plaything   Options   Gordy  7"  1:43:27 (MP3 | )
Doris Troy  What'cha Gonna Do About It   Options   Atlantic  7"  1:45:32 (MP3 | )
BB King  You're Still A Square   Options   ABC Paramount  7"  1:51:01 (MP3 | )
The Road  She's Not There   Options   Kama Sutra  7"  1:53:16 (MP3 | )
The Honey Drippers  Impeach The President   Options   Alaga  7"  1:57:39 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:14pm Uncle Michael:

HFNY everyone.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:15pm Kris Holmes:

Yep, HNY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:19pm Uncle Michael:

It's back to work tomorrow after 12 days off. Feels weird.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:20pm Kris Holmes:

i bet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:21pm Uncle Michael:

I begin to get used to the freedom.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:23pm Kris Holmes:

absolutely
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:29pm Uncle Michael:

this donald jenkins is amazing
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:36pm Kris Holmes:

Yeah, it was a new one to me, i didn't know he had later stuff, nice surprise
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:36pm Uncle Michael:

Agree completely about Aretha's Columbia stuff. The conventional wisdom is more or less correct but she was way too good to be stifled. Sure, she recorded some inappropriate repertoire at Columbia but even some of that is kind of great. Yes, she was paired with more sympathetic musicians and producers at Atlantic...and she wouldn't mean as much without Atlantic...but really listening to the Columbia catalog provides a wealth of pleasures and a few revelations.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:38pm Kris Holmes:

100%
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:41pm Uncle Michael:

Aretha's musical rebirth at Atlantic is a little like when Ray Charles stopped trying to sound like Nat Cole. That said, I like that early Ray Charles stuff. It's not what makes him an important figure...but the records are still good.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:43pm Kris Holmes:

Yep, some of Aretha's best jazz sides are on Columbia, as well as her toughest R&B.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:44pm Kris Holmes:

Also agree the early Ray Charles stuff is just fine
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/1/19 10:46pm Uncle Michael:

I better push the keyboard back. Tomorrow is going to be a real adjustment and the day starts early. Thanks for the music, Kris. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 10:51pm Kris Holmes:

Night Michael.
  Tue. 1/1/19 11:32pm tullius:

Great set. Had to switch browsers to say so: comments apparently don't work in Firefox.
  Tue. 1/1/19 11:33pm tullius:

Not often you hear some Tx. two step and La. aldus roger in the same show. Keep up the good work, people are silently listening.
Avatar Tue. 1/1/19 11:33pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks. Yeah comments are also a pain in Safari on iPhone which is unfortunately how i usually tune it but don't comment. Glad you made the switch though!
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