Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES No. 80

Scenario: Blasting along PCH in a VW bug, passing beach town after beach town on the way to work, windows down, radio tuned to top 40 radio, volume all the way up, little dashboard speaker straining not to bust its cone. The following two songs were favorite speaker busters along with Canned Heat’s “On the Road Again” and (gulp!) Led Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Looking back, it’s hard to fathom that there was actually something on everyday AM radio worth getting excited about. . . .


Smith • Baby It’s You • 1969



Candi Staton • I’m Just a Prisoner (of Your Good Lovin’) • 1970



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FLOWERS FOR YOUR HEART


Shoukichi Kina & Champloose
Subete No Hito No Kokoro Ni Hanna O • 1980
vocal: Tomoko Kina

Monday, April 21, 2014

ODDS & ENDS Vol. 2 No. 9


Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico
Just Like a Woman • 2007




Coming up this week: A Group Called Smith, Tomoko Kina, Candi Staton, Gene Watson, Rev. Utah Smith, and Tom Paxton!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

UP FROM THE GRAVE


Sheffield Male Quartet • Christ Arose • 1927



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Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOMETIME DURING ETERNITY


Lawrence Ferlinghetti • A Coney Island Of The Mind #5 • 1999



Photo of Lawrence Ferlinghetti from booklet to A Coney Island of the Mind (Ryko, 1999).

Friday, April 18, 2014

HAMMER RINGS


Edna Gallmon Cooke • The Hammer Rings • 1961



Many thanks to H.M.S. at Cussin’ & Carryin’ On.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES No. 79


Elvis Presley • Suspicious Minds • 1969



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