Monday, October 15, 2018

Playlist for 10/15

Prince - Piano and A Microphone 1983
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Paul Weller - True Meanings
Goon Sax - We're Not Talking
Goon Sax - Up To Anything
Chills - Snow Bound
Bikini Kill - Singles
Asleep at the Wheel - New Routes

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Playlist for 10/9

Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube Da Esquina 1
Milton Brown - Pioneer Western Swing Band 35-36
Willie Nelson - My Way
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay
Swamp Dogg - Love, Loss & Auto-Tune
Bob Seger - Heavy Music: Complete Cameo Recordings
Mike Farris - Silver & Stone
Paul Carrack - These Days

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Playlist for 10/3

Wire - 154
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire - Pink Flag
Hinds - I Don't Run
Mandy Barnett - Strange Conversation
Dawn Landes - Meet Me At The River
Bobbie Gentry - Fancy
Bobbie Gentry - Delta Sweete
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell
Bobbie Gentry - Local Gentry
Bobbie Gentry - Touch 'Em With Love
Bobbie Gentry - Patchwork


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Playlist for 9/27

St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Young Sick Camellia
Paul Simon - In The Blue Light
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
Ana Calvi - Hunter
John McLaughlin - My Goal's Beyond
Tony Williams - Turn It Over
Randy Weston - African Cookbook
Randy Weston - Blue Moses
King of the Road: Tribute to Roger Miller - various

Friday, September 21, 2018

Playlist for 9/21

Prince - Anthology: 1995-2010 (Digital Only)
Candi Staton - Unstoppable
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Blood Orange - Negro Swan
Beyond the Calico Wall - Various
Aaron Lee Tasjan - Karma For Cheap
Americanafest 2018 Mixtape - Various
Crack the Sky - s/t

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top R&B Vocal Groups of All Time

A subject near and dear to my heart.  Greatest R&B groups of All-Time.  This post was prompted by Sirius' Soul Town channel, which came up with their own Top 20 this year.  Their list covered what they call the "Classic Soul Era", of the 60's/70's. But I'm including groups from before the 60's.

My list of the 40 Greatest R&B groups:

1.  Temptations
2.  Earth, Wind & Fire
3.  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
4.  Drifters
5.  Supremes
6.  Spinners
7.  O'Jays
8.  Isley Brothers
9.  Jackson 5
10.  Gladys Knight & The Pips
11.  Impressions
12.  Sly & The Family Stone
13.  Commodores
14.  Kool & The Gang
15.  Parliament/Funkadelic
16.  Four Tops
17.  Stylistics
18.  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
19.  Chic
20.  Dells
21.  Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
22.  Shirelles
23.  Staple Singers
24.  Ohio Players
25.  Coasters
26.  War
27.  Clovers
28.  Gap Band
29.  Manhattans
30.  Meters
31.  Marvelettes
32.  Mills Brothers
33.  Platters
34.  Chi-Lites
35.  Whispers
36.  Average White Band
37.  Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
38.  Delfonics
39.  Ink Spots
40.  Tavares

  
The Soul Town Top 20 list:

1.  Temptations
2.  Gladys Knight & The Pips
3.  Isley Brothers
4.  O'Jays
5.  Kool & The Gang
6.  Four Tops
7.  Earth, Wind & Fire
8.  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
9.  Supremes
10.  Impressions
11.  Jackson 5
12.  Whispers
13.  Spinners
14.  Drifters
15.  Manhattans
16.  Dells
17.  Parliaments
18.  Moments
19.  Dramatics
20.  Chi-Lites

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Playlist for 9/15

Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow  (Documentary)
Dionne Warwick: Then Came You (PBS Documentary)
Steven Hyden - Twilight of the Gods: Journey to the End of Classic Rock (Book)
Jason Isbell - Sirens of the Ditch
Mojo magazine: Trojan Reggae Nuggets
Gregory Isaacs - Extra Classic
John Holt - 1000 Volts of Holt
English Beat - Here We Go Love
Peabo Bryson - Stand for Love
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