Saturday, December 31, 2011

Howard Tate (as heard at December Vinyl Night) MP3 bargain

At the December Vinyl Night, Steve Spatt played Howard Tate's original, fantastic version of "Get It While You Can" in memory of Tate's recent death. An expanded version of that album, with additional tracks, is currently on sale at Amazon as an MP3 download for only $4.99.
Here's the link.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

November Vinyl Night Playlist

1 Artist Title Album/45 Presenter Notes
2 Wilbert Longmire Music Speaks Louder than Words With All My Love (Warm-up music) Cincinnati jazz guitarist's album released by Columbia in 1980
3 The Beatles Christmas Record 1968 flexidisc Neil Sharrow Fan club-only release; special guest Tiny Tim singing "Nowhere Man"
4 Warren Zevon The French Inhaler Warren Zevon Bob Nyswonger  
Rotary Connection Silent Night Chant Peace Bob Nyswonger including Minnie Riperton on vocals
6 Mothers of Invention Didja Get Any Onya Weasels Ripped My Flesh Nathan Ginther Lowell George on yodel
7 Mothers of Invention The Orange County Lumber Truck Weasels Ripped My Flesh Nathan Ginther  
NRBQ It Comes to Me Naturally At Yankee Stadium Polly Campbell  
NRBQ Ain't No Free At Yankee Stadium Polly Campbell  
10  Doll By Doll The Palace of Love Remember Steve Spatt  
11  801 You Really Got Me Live Steve Spatt Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno and friends covering The Kinks
12 Ian Dury & the Blockheads In-Betweenies Do It Yourself Drew MacDonald Better known for his song "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
13 Ian Dury & the Blockheads Quiet Do It Yourself Drew MacDonald  
14  Bob McFadden & "Dor" The Beat Generation 45 Steve Rosen "Dor" is Rod McKuen
15 Richard Hell & the Voidoids Blank Generation 45 Steve Rosen Striking resemblance to the "Beat Generation" song
16 Don Charles presents The Singing Dogs Jingle Bells 45 Steve Rosen No resemblance to either of the above songs
17 Norman Blake Hand Me Down My Walking Cane Whiskey Before Breakfast Gary Janssen  
18  Solomon Burke A Change is Gonna Come A Change is Gonna Come Gary Janssen  
19  Crowbar Frenchmen's Filler #1 Bad Manors Paul Horn  
20  Crowbar Too True Mama Bad Manors Paul Horn  
21  Crowbar Let the Four Winds Blow Bad Manors Paul Horn  
22  Martha & the Muffins Echo Beach 45 Paul Horn  
23  Lindisfarne Road to Kingdom Come Nicely Out of Tune Jim McNair  
24  Gerry Rafferty One Drink Down Can I Have My Money Back Jim McNair  
25  Status Quo Black Veils of Melancholy Messages from the Status Quo Bill Frost  
26  Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale Levi's Rock 5-LP box set of all kinds of rock Bill Frost Hands down the best-known song ever played at Vinyl Night
27 The Ruts Babylon's Burning Levi's Rock 5-LP box set of all kinds of rock Bill Frost  
28  Dolly Parton Muleskinner Blues Best of Dolly Parton Mary Henkener  
29  Dolly Parton In the Ghetto Best of Dolly Parton Mary Henkener  
30  Waylon Jennings & the Kimberlys MacArthur Park Country Power-Pak David Little This version won a Grammy in 1969
31 Coyote Sisters I've Got a Radio The Coyote Sisters David Little Leah Kunkel et al
32 Julie London (no song played) Calendar Girl Tony Walsh We just gazed at the album cover
33 The Ravers Punk Rock Christmas Christmas Rock EP Tony Walsh Green vinyl shaped like a Christmas tree:
34 Johnny Cue Rockabilly Christmas Christmas Rock EP Tony Walsh Record was mislabeled, we were expecting "Santa's Gone Surfin'" by Malibooz
35 Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In) 45 J.P. From Kenny's early psychedelic period
36 Tom Zé Hein? Massive Hits the Best of Tom Zé J.P. David Byrne's Brazilian Tropicália anthology
37 Charlie Parker White Christmas (1948) Charlie Parker (Everest Archive label) Steve Kemme  
38  Gary U.S. Bonds Havin' So Much Fun Best of Steve Kemme  
39  World Saxophone Quartet I Heard That Revue Steve Kemme  
40  Django Reinhardt I'll See You in My Dreams Solos/Duets/Trios Volume 2 Brian Powers  
41  Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Corrine Corrina Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Brian Powers  
42  Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Big Midnight Special Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Brian Powers  
43  Huey Smith & the Clowns Almost Time for Santa 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Neil Sharrow  
44  Huey Smith & the Clowns Rock & Roll Santa Claus 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Neil Sharrow written by Earl "Trick Bag" King

November Spotlight Track

Blank Generation is the title track of The Voidoids' debut album Blank Generation. Richard Hell wrote the song during his time with the band Television, and performed it live with another band, The Heartbreakers.[1] The Sex Pistols' song "Pretty Vacant" was directly inspired by "Blank Generation".[2]

Blank Generation was played on 45 by Steven Rosen

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Praising David Little's Set at October Vinyl Night

It's amazing how Vinyl Night seems to bring out the best -- most creative and imaginative -- in music  programming among its participants. I am still blown away by the set that David Little put together at October's Vinyl Night. It was amazing. He started with "Je T'Aime... Mon  n'en Plus," Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's tribute to romance and Salvador Dali; moved on to the mesmerizing "Collection of  Crashes" and "Chinese Water Torture" from "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House"; and closed  with one of  the most audaciously out-thereTop-40 songs ever, "D.O.A." by Bloodrock from the collection "Death, Glory and Retribution." The Coasters might well have been  predicting David's set when they recorded "That Is Rock and Roll" back in 1959. But how will he top himself in November?

Friday, October 28, 2011

October Vinyl Night Playlist

1 Artist Title Album/45 Presenter Notes
2 Landslaget Friday's My Day 45 Steve Rosen Swedish early-70s pop group.  Apparently also the name of Norway's national soccer team.
3 Skaos The Munsters London International Ska Festival Paul Horn  
Prince Buster & the Trojans Dance Cleopatra London International Ska Festival Paul Horn  
Raindrops Hanky Panky The Raindrops Steve Spatt Original version by the songwriters Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
6 Raindrops The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget The Raindrops Steve Spatt  
John Cale Catastrofuk EP: Extra Playful Steve Spatt  
Richard Burton, David Essex et al The Artilleryman & the Fighting Machine Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds Brian Powers
9 Nervous Eaters Loretta 45 Jimmy D  
10  Harry Belafonte Will His Love Be Like His Rum? Calypso double EP Jimmy D  
11  R.E.O. Speedwagon 157 Riverside Avenue 45 Jim McNair Producer: Paul Leka, who also co-wrote "Green Tambourine" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" and who died October 12
12 The Inmates (I Thought I Heard a) Heartbeat Shot in the Dark Jim McNair  
13  Bob McFadden & Dor The Mummy 45 Steve Rosen "Dor" = Rod McKuen
14 Plastic Ono Band Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's only looking for a hand in the snow) 45 Steve Rosen  
15  Peter Gabriel Disturbed Passon Woody Woodburn  
16  Adrian Belew Young Lions Young Lions Woody Woodburn  
17  Hudson & Landry Obscene Phone Bust Losing Their Heads Vivien Vinyl  
18  Bert Jansch The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Moonshine Neil Sharrow Jansch died October 5
19 Tonio K The Funky Western Civilization Life in the Foodchain Neil Sharrow  
20  Tonio K How Come I Can't See You in My Mirror? Life in the Foodchain Neil Sharrow  
21  Yazoo Situation 45 Bill Frost  
22  The Chords Maybe Tomorrow 45 Bill Frost  
23  Lou Reed Leave Me Alone Street Hassle Bob Nyswonger  
24  Andy Pratt Inside Me Wants Out Andy Pratt Bob Nyswonger  
25  The Sonics Strychnine Here Are the Sonics Mr. Rhythm Man  
26  The Sonics The Witch Here Are the Sonics Mr. Rhythm Man  
27  Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin Je T'Aime, Mon n'en Plus Je T'Aime David Little  
28  Walt Disney Studios Collection of Crashes Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House David Little  
29  Walt Disney Studios Chinese Water Torture Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House David Little  
30  Bloodrock D.O.A. Death, Glory & Retribution: 15 Rock Rarities Including Death Discs, Protest Songs and Answer Records David Little  
31  Chameleon Church Come Into Your Life Chameleon Church Tim Vonderbrink 1968 release with Chevy Chase on drums
32 John Cale Heartbreak Hotel Slow Dazzle Tim Vonderbrink Suitably spooky-sounding version for Halloween
33 George Jones & Tammy Wynette A Pair of Old Sneakers Together Again Ron Lanham  
34  The Tombstones Tombstone Tales Preachin', Prayin, Guitar Playin' Luann Gibbs  
35  Dementia Precox Maladie d'Esprit SCHP Luann Gibbs  
36  Dementia Precox Untitled As of Yet SCHP Luann Gibbs  
37  Hugo Montenegro MacArthur Park Moog Power Steve Rosen In anticipation of Steve's trip to Moogfest

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September Vinyl Night Playlist

1 Artist Title Album/45 Presenter Notes
2 Tami Lynn Love is Here and Now You're Gone Love is Here and Now You're Gone Neil Sharrow Part 1 of Wardell Quezergue tribute (R.I.P. September 6, 2011)
3 Rolling Stones I Don't Know Why Metamorphosis Gerry Itzkoff Stevie Wonder cover
4 Stevie Wonder I Don't Know Why 45 Gerry Itzkoff A-side of My Cherie Amour
5 Phil Ochs Boy in Ohio Greatest Hits Jim McNair  
Fairport Convention Tale in Hard Time Fairport Convention Jim McNair  
Waxing Poetics If You Knew Sushi Hermitage Brian Powers  
Booker T. & the MGs Hip Hug-Her Best of Brian Powers Booker gave a shout-out to King Records during his MidPoint set
9 Jo Armstead I've Been Turned On 45 John Brengelman  
10  Bertha Jackson Oh My Angel 45 John Brengelman  
11  Roosevelt Grier Up on the Roof Soul City EP Carol Appel Who knew this football player could really sing?
12 Bessie Banks Go Now Sultry Soul Sisters: Wonder Women Vol. 3 Carol Appel Covered by the Moody Blues
13 Robert "Barefootin'" Parker Secret Service (Makes Me Nervous) 45 Neil Sharrow Wardell Quezergue tribute continues
14 Professor Longhair Big Chief Part 2 Mardi Gras in New Orleans Neil Sharrow Wardell Quezergue tribute continues
15 Olympia Brass Band No It Ain't My Fault Jazzly Yours Neil Sharrow Wardell Quezergue tribute continues
16 Rachel Sweet I Go to Pieces Fool Around David Little  
17  John Stewart July, You're a Woman California Bloodlines David Little  
18  Johnny Hartman Betcha By Golly, Wow Johnny Hartman Today David Little  
19  Dexter Wansel Theme from The Planets Life on Mars Woody Woodburn  
20  Muddy Waters I Just Want to Make Love to You Electric Mud Woody Woodburn  
21  Conway Twitty Lonely Blue Boy Lonely Blue Boy Gary Janssen  
22  4 Giants of Swing Summertime Swonderful Gary Janssen Joe Venuti, Eldon Shamblin, Jethro Burns & Curly Chalker
23 Hazel Dickens Hills of Home It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song Gary Janssen  
24  The Shadows FBI Greatest Hits Bill Frost
25 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Karn Evil 9 (First Impression) By Invitation Only sampler Bill Frost Got "the hook" after about 2 minutes.  Blamed for the onset of punk rock in the UK.
26 The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet Special View Steve Spatt  
27  Nervous Norvus Transfusion Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Novelty Records of All Time:
Volume II - The 1950s
Steve Spatt  
28  The Wild Magnolias Handa Wanda The Wild Magnolias Steve Spatt Pioneering Mardi Gras Indian/funk fusion featuring Willie Tee & Earl Turbinton
29 Wingy Manone's High Society Band Tailgate Ramble History of Jazz Vol. 1: New Orleans Origins Tracy Covrett  
30  Lizzie Miles Bill Bailey Won't You Come Home? History of Jazz Vol. 1: New Orleans Origins Tracy Covrett  
31  Mt. Zion Church Choir He's the Lily of the Valley History of Jazz Vol. 1: New Orleans Origins Tracy Covrett  
32  The Modern Lovers Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns Rock 'n' Roll with The Modern Lovers Polly Campbell Jonathan Richman
33 The Modern Lovers Dodge Veg-O-Matic Rock 'n' Roll with The Modern Lovers Polly Campbell  
34  Dex Romweber Duo Last Kind Word Blues 45 Adam Pratt  
35  Bob Dylan Bye and Bye 45 Adam Pratt  
36  Rick Dees & his Cast of Idiots Disco Duck Part 1 45 Adam Pratt Observing National One-Hit Wonder Day a couple days late
37 Mad Season November Hotel Above Andy Seattle supergroup with members of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees
38 The Shadows Apache Greatest Hits Bill Frost  
39  The Cowsills A Time for Remembrance 45 Neil Sharrow B-side of We Can Fly.  Promoting Cowsills documentary @ Cincy Film Fest this weekend.
40 The Neville Brothers (mostly Aaron) Mona Lisa Fiyo on the Bayou Neil Sharrow Last of the Wardell Quezergue tributes

Sunday, September 4, 2011

August Vinyl Night Playlist

1 Artist Title Album/45 Presenter Notes
2 Cristina Is That All There Is 12" single Steve Spatt in tribute to Jerry Leiber
3 Laurie Anderson O Superman 7" 33 single Steve Spatt  
Gomez Options Whatever's On Your Mind Adam Pratt  
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Relator 45 Adam Pratt  
Ben E. King Yes 45 John Brengelman another Leiber tribute
7 Chuck Jackson I Keep Forgettin' 45 John Brengelman Leiber tributes continue
8 Ian Matthews Shady Lies / These Days Valley Hi Jim McNair produced by Michael Nesmith
9 Jon Wayne Texas Polka Texas Funeral J.P.  
10  White Stripes Death Letter Live in Mississippi J.P.  
11  Spoiler Bed Bug Immortal Spoiler Mark Harris  
12  Metal Urbain Panik 45 Mark Harris  
13  Ramones I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones on 45 Megamix) 45 Joel Zakem
14 Holly & Joey I Got You Babe 45 Joel Zakem Holly Vincent & Joey Ramone
15 Tom Caufield (Toth) My Discovery / Long After Summer Long Distance Calling Bob Nyswonger early member of the Raisins
16 Dr. Feelgood Lights Out Sneakin' Suspicion Bill Frost  
17  Robin Trower Day of the Eagle Bridge of Sighs Bill Frost  
18  Andrew White Sacred Blues Live at the Foolery Vol. 3 Steve Kemme  
19  Jimmy Lyons Quintet Gossip Wee Sneezawee Steve Kemme  
20  Tom Scott & the L.A. Express Rock Island Rocket Tom Cat Drew MacDonald  
21  Fleetwood Mac Emerald Eyes Mystery to Me Drew MacDonald Bob Welch version of the band
22 Rolling Stones Sweet Black Angel / Rip This Joint Exile on Main Street Brian Powers  
23  Jennifer Warnes Hard Times Come Again No More Shot Through the Heart David Little  
24  Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan Morning Much Better Brief Replies David Little  
25  Kevin Ayers/John Cale/Eno/Nico Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes June 1, 1974 Steve Rosen  
26  Sacred Mushroom I'm Not Like Everybody Else The Sacred Mushroom Steve Rosen  
27  Mister Heavenly Hold My Hand / Your Girl Out of Love Nathan Ginther  
28  Johnny & the Hurricanes What You Know About Love 45 Scott Covrett  
29  Clarence Loos The Contest part 1 45 Scott Covrett  
30  The Soul Clan Soul Meeting 45 Neil Sharrow Don Covay, Arthur Conley, Ben E. King, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke
31 John Hartford Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun Mark Twang Neil Sharrow  
32  The Guitars When I Call Your Name / Piltdown Man High Action EP Polly Campbell New, young Cincinnati band with affection for '60s pop & soul
33 David "Honeyboy" Edwards High Water Everywhere Shake 'Em On Down Gary Janssen R.I.P. Honeyboy
34 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground Blind Willie Johnson (Folkways LP) Gary Janssen  
35  Arlen Roth Unchained Melody Lonely Street Gary Janssen