Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Trails - Django Reinhardt - I'll See You In My Dreams (1939)

Once again a pre-war tune to see out the month, this time from the always amazing Django Reinhardt.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Featured Artist - Rosco Gordon (Part Five)

Final set of tunes ends with both sides of a 1966 release.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Featured Album - Twinkle Love Songs (Part Five)

The last tune from the Twinkle Brother is a slowed down version of an earlier Twinkle recording, which itself shared the rhythm of a Delroy Wilson tune from 1971 .

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Absolute Radio 60's - Soul Time

Mark Lamarr plays a selection of soul tunes this Friday 22nd June with the second part the following Friday 29th, on Soul Time with Pete Mitchell between 8-10pm on Absolute Radio 60's.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Featured Artist - Rosco Gordon (Part Four)

This further group of tunes begins with a 1963 release on ABC Paramount and ends with another A side from 1962 on the same label.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Featured Album - Twinkle Love Songs (Part Four)

Next from the Twinkle's 1987 album is a cover of a 1975 disco classic from Shirley and Company...the same Shirley who recorded with Leonard Lee for Aladdin in the 50's.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Featured Artist - Rosco Gordon (Part Three)

More from the Memphis performer, starting off with another example of that wonderful shuffle rhythm, followed by a fine rockabilly tune and ending with a classic soul ballad.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Featured Album - Twinkle Love Songs (Part Three)

The third tune from this month's Twinkle Brothers album is another fine cover, this time of a classic Dionne Warwick / Detroit Spinners Atlantic Records hit from 1974

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gospel Slot - The Consolers

Husband and Wife team Sullivan & Iola Pugh. It might not be too long, but if this doesn't move you, nothing will.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Featured Artist - Rosco Gordon (Part Two)

More tunes from the R&B pianist, including a "live" turn from 1956.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Featured Album - Twinkle Love Songs (Part Two)

Second selection from the Twinkle's excellent 1987 release is a cover of The Independents 1972 tune Baby I've Been Missing You.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Live Session - The Curst Sons

The Curst Sons, Brighton band who recorded a God's Jukebox session in 2009, are out playing a small number of dates in the UK this month.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Featured Artist - Rosco Gordon (Part One)

Part of a group of musicians known as the Beale Streeters who came to the fore in Memphis in the late 40's / early 50's, American pianist Rosco Gordon may not have found the fame afforded B.B. King or Bobby Bland, but he was an important influence on those who followed.  His distinctive piano playing, with its shuffle rhythm, helped shape Jamaican music in the early 60's and he was still playing and recording great music up until his death in 2002.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Featured Album - Twinkle Love Songs (Part One)

Released in 1987, this Twinkle Brothers album gathered together a few tunes from earlier records but also added previously unreleased covers.  Every track is a thrill, but for this and subsequent posts I've chosen one tune off the album, followed by the original recording.

For the first post, I've begun with a sweet cover of an even sweeter Miracles recording from 1973

Friday, June 1, 2012

Aural Massage - David Porter - Can't See You When I Want To (1965)

With Isaac Hayes, David Porter wrote some of the greatest recordings released on the Stax record label.  This tune was one of their earliest efforts as a song writing team and although not a massive hit (it was Porter's only solo release for Stax during the 60's) it is an enduring soul classic.