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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 April 30, 2019

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Artist Track Label Format Approx. start time
Johnnie Taylor  Don't You Fool With My Soul (Pt. 1)   Options Stax  7"  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie Taylor  I Am Somebody   Options Stax  7"  0:04:09 (Pop‑up)
Johnnie Taylor  I Don't Wanna Lose You   Options Stax  7"  0:06:42 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  You Can't Stand Alone   Options Atlantic  7"  0:10:32 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  Jealous Love   Options Atlantic  7"  0:13:23 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  I've Come A Long Way   Options Atlantic  7"  0:20:51 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  For Better Or Worse   Options Atlantic  7"  0:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  I Found A True Love   Options Atlantic  7"  0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  Search Your Heart   Options Atlantic  7"  0:28:44 (Pop‑up)
The Steelers  I'm Sorry   Options Date  7"  0:31:30 (Pop‑up)
Carla Thomas  Promises   Options Atlantic  7"  0:36:18 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Bland  Back In The Same Old Bag Again   Options Duke  7"  0:38:34 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Bland  Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But The Blues)   Options Duke  7"  0:41:03 (Pop‑up)
Wilbert Harrison  Drafted   Options Fury  7"  0:43:48 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  Doodlin'   Options Atlantic  7"  0:46:47 (Pop‑up)
Roy Head  Get Back   Options Scepter  7"  0:52:02 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  The Train   Options ABC  7"  0:54:23 (Pop‑up)
BB King  Beautician Blues   Options Kent  7"  0:57:30 (Pop‑up)
Freddy Sal  Watermelon Man   Options Jox  7"  0:59:28 (Pop‑up)
Mighty Sam  Good Humor Man   Options Amy  7"  1:02:32 (Pop‑up)
La Raza  Amor Marchito   Options Raza  7"  1:06:03 (Pop‑up)
The Moonglows  Sincerely   Options RCA Victor  7"  1:08:50 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Prysock  In The Rain   Options Old Town  7"  1:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Eddie & The Valiants  Cross My Heart   Options Cobra  7"  1:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston  I Want You 'Round   Options Tamla  7"  1:20:48 (Pop‑up)
Debbie Taylor  Never Gonna Let Him Know   Options GWP  7"  1:26:02 (Pop‑up)
TK Hulin  I'm Not a Fool Anymore   Options LK  7"  1:28:56 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  I've Got News For You   Options Impulse!   7"  1:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  That Thing Called Love   Options ABC  7"  1:35:35 (Pop‑up)
Ann Peebles  I Didn't Take Your Man   Options Hi  7"  1:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Roy Lee Johnson  Busybody   Options Okeh  7"  1:45:01 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Carter  Looking For A Fox   Options Atlantic  7"  1:47:35 (Pop‑up)
Edwin Starr  Don't Tell Me I'm Crazy   Options Soul  7"  1:49:52 (Pop‑up)
Marva Whitney  Things Got to Get Better   Options King  7"  1:52:09 (Pop‑up)
Lloyd Price  They Get Down   Options GSF  7"  1:55:05 (Pop‑up)
The Honey Drippers  Impeach The President   Options Alaga  7"  2:00:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Kris. Feeling tired tonight. Might not make it through the show but I’ll try.
Avatar 10:03pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Matt, thanks for being here & thanks for trying!
Avatar 10:04pm Little Danny:

Hey Kris and Matt and all
Avatar 10:04pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Dan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Matt from New Orleans:

Would have been cool to be able to hear Johnnie on the air doing his radio show in Dallas in the 80s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm chresti:

Hi Kris ! Matt! Danny! Homies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi Danny and Chresti
Avatar 10:06pm Kris Holmes:

Matt, yes indeed, although I don't know how much 80s blues I could have tolerated.
Avatar 10:06pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Kris and all
Avatar 10:09pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Chresti & Coel!
Avatar 10:10pm Kris Holmes:

I may have got close listening to Bobby Patterson on the radio in Dallas in the 2000s?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hi Coel
Avatar 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

hi Matt!
Avatar 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

...hi chresti! hi Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm Matt from New Orleans:

Bobby Patterson is cool but he just isn’t Johnnie Taylor
Avatar 10:13pm coelacanth∅:

did Johnny Taylor really play mostly 80s' blues on his show?
Avatar 10:13pm Kris Holmes:

I don't know if Johnnie Taylor was as hilarious on air as Bobby Patterson though....
Avatar 10:16pm Kris Holmes:

If it was an 80s radio show I can almost guarantee he was riding those 80s blues tunes of the day, synth horns everywhere!!! lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm chresti:

Hi coel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm Matt from New Orleans:

Probably not but he certainly would have been more chill and philosophical. I can just imagine him pissing off the station manager by rapping on air for 20 minutes and not playing any music or airing the commercials
Avatar 10:19pm coelacanth∅:

ugh, "synth horns"!
so much good blues to play. good 80s blues? slim selection.
Avatar 10:19pm Little Danny:

Wait, you're selling at ARC, Kris?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm Matt from New Orleans:

He is. He’s been reminding us for weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm Matt from New Orleans:

Even though you Danny are the only one who might actually be there of his regular listeners
Avatar 10:22pm Kris Holmes:

Yeah, setting up Sat/Sun, shared table.
Avatar 10:23pm Little Danny:

Hahaha. I will chisel your prices down until you wanna kill me.
Avatar 10:23pm Kris Holmes:

I'll have a couple mixed boxes of LPs & a couple boxes of cheap 45s & a "better" tote of 45s.
Avatar 10:25pm Kris Holmes:

Dan, you get the family discount already though!!!!
Avatar 10:25pm Kris Holmes:

If there's anything you need, which I dunno.
Avatar 10:27pm Kris Holmes:

I'm pretty sure Wilson Pickett's screams are actually distorting my cartridge!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Matt from New Orleans:

He certainly was letting loose in the prior song
Avatar 10:29pm Little Danny:

Thanks mate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm doctorjazz:

Great sets!!!
Hi all!
Avatar 10:30pm Little Danny:

Neat little tremolo effects on "Search Your Heart"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Doc
Avatar 10:31pm Kris Holmes:

i am a sucker for tremolo & i think we've had this discussion before. Clarence Carter 45s on Atlantic also get me that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm doctorjazz:

I think Picket could shatter glass with the high scream!
Avatar 10:31pm Kris Holmes:

strangely i don't own a tremolo effect for my own guitar!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm doctorjazz:

Hey, Matt!
Avatar 10:33pm Kris Holmes:

absolutely one of the greatest screams of all time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm doctorjazz:

Think I'd love going through Kris' singles box...I the other hand,it could be quite dangerous.
Avatar 10:33pm Kris Holmes:

these are all cheapies, nothing over $5, mostly $2
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Matt from New Orleans:

Speaking of Chips Moman I went and saw Dan Penn last week at a small club here. It was a fun show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm chresti:

I love the background singing on for better or worse
Avatar 10:38pm Kris Holmes:

I love Dan Penn as a songwriter, perhaps my favorite. I cover a lot of his stuff.
Avatar 10:45pm Little Danny:

Gotta be Jimmy Spruill on guitar!
  10:46pm Dean:

I remember buying at a head shop around 1973 a little plaque that reads, "Draft Beer, Not Students." I was in junior high.
Avatar 10:47pm Kris Holmes:

such a wild solo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm Matt from New Orleans:

Ray lived not far from me in the early 50s. He/his estate gave millions to Dillard and he endowed a chair that is supposed to focus on food and culture.
Avatar 10:57pm Kris Holmes:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’ve heard so many great stories from Leah Chase about Ray. I’d only ruin them by attempting to retell them. He loved Leah’s food. He references her restaurant Dooky Chase in a song.
Avatar 11:00pm Little Danny:

Love this "Watermelon Man"! Those delicate guitar lines
Avatar 11:01pm Kris Holmes:

Freddy Salas from the Sunglows/Sunliners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

The band is real tight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Matt from New Orleans:

I should have realized that as soon as I saw RCA that it was a later version of the song and not the classic on Chess
Avatar 11:12pm Kris Holmes:

ha, yep
Avatar 11:13pm Kris Holmes:

wish it didn't have the strings or sax though
Avatar 11:17pm Little Danny:

Great production on this Prysock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm Matt from New Orleans:

My Great Grandfather was friends with Hy Weiss. He was at my parent’s wedding. I was completely unaware until recently as we were looking at their wedding albums and I saw him in a picture and I recognized him. It all ties in with what I was talking about on Friday Danny but still doesn’t fully solve the puzzle.
Avatar 11:20pm Little Danny:

Whoa, Matt, that's wild. I'm impressed that you even recognized him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29pm Matt from New Orleans:

He looked up to him. Apparently my grandfather, who was of a similar age to Hy, wasn’t as much of a fan. Morris Levy had done something shady to my two progenitors and my grandfather held Hy responsible but my great grandfather was more forgiving. This was all before either levy or Weiss were in the music business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31pm Matt from New Orleans:

The details are fuzzy as my dad couldn’t remember. There’s a lot of stories from my dad’s side of the family that I wish they’d been willing to share but I probably wouldn’t have given a crap at the time my grandfather was still alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm Matt from New Orleans:

I imagine it happened in the late 40s but before Birdland opened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm Matt from New Orleans:

Is this in your sale pile for the record fair?
Avatar 11:41pm Kris Holmes:

this is one i'm filing actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm Matt from New Orleans:

Clarence Carter recorded one of the few Christmas songs I can tolerate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm chresti:

Thanks Kris!
Avatar 11:51pm Kris Holmes:

Back Door Santa is a seasonal staple here for sure
Avatar 11:51pm Kris Holmes:

welcome Chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52pm Matt from New Orleans:

I made it Kris. Enjoyed the show. Hopefully I’ll sleep well now.
Avatar 11:53pm Kris Holmes:

good effort Matt! Thanks.
Avatar 11:55pm still b/p:

A lot and a load and a lorryful of good stuff. Thanks!
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