Monday, September 20, 2010

peppermint harris

Peppermint Harris has one of the best names in the biz. He was born in Texarkana (!!!) and recorded his #1 hit song "I Got Loaded" in 1951 in Los Angeles.

I am sharing a song with you today, "Have Another Drink and Talk to Me," that I really enjoy that Pep (we have little nicknames for each other) recorded in 1952. I first discovered Peppie the other day when I was diggin' and found a 45 by the man. I really love him. Also, the title of this song is pretty much my philosophy when it comes to dating.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

gram and emmylou

Confession time: I long to do a duet of this song at karaoke. Of course, I can't sing like Emmylou Harris. DUH.COM/IJUSTYELLINTHEMIC. But the point is, I really love this song. I want to share the pure joy of this song with someone on stage. It might never happen, but I can dream and blog and dream.

Emmylou Harris met Gram Parsons in 1972 and they recorded a bit in California together. Their relationship seems somewhat of a mystery. He was married at the time, but how close were they? Whatever the true answer, it only adds to the intensity of the song for me. Great sunset driving song. Their voices fit together perfectly. This song appears on Gram's album Grevious Angel, which was released after his death. ALSO A TOTALLY AMAZING ALBUM.

I am uploading this song today because I really want you to download it and listen to it over and over. I just did while eating a bowl of strawberries with Nutella and staring out the window.

Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris - Hearts on Fire

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

saturday record diggin'

I did some digging today and found some gems. Love a successful vinyl shopping day. Especially when I get a super handy parking spot, have just had a really good coffee, and have STORE CREDIT. (Thanks, Dad.)

G.L. Crockett - Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone/Watch My 32
4 Brothers

Can someone fill in some blanks about G.L. for me? Do his initials stand for GOOD LAWD?

I know he has some Chicago affiliation, but I barely know anything about him. I have two 45s by this bro. Check out his studio portrait posing skills. Original baller status. "Watch my 32" was recorded in 1965.

Ann Peebles - Beware


Love you, Ann. A former tight person of the day, Ann has captured many hearts through the years. I love this warning song. The dog that brings the bone! Girl, go ahead. "Beware" was recorded in 1975 but can be used as an anthem for skeptical women for years. Get some of that Memphis soul.

Wilson Pickett - I'm Down to My Last Heartbreak/I Can't Stop
Double L on this one. Everyone loves Wilson. I CAN'T STOP buying Wilson 45s. Sorry. This song is definitely a dance floor filler. Wilson is the man, nuff said. "I Can't Stop" is the B side to his hit song from 1963. I want to have this song start every time I enter a room.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

hurricane can't keep me down

So, a hurricane is messing up my evening. Raining ALL DAY and won't stop. I just had to run in it due to lack of parking spots. I really hate rain if it doesn't bring cold. Granted, the temps are better here now but still. COMPLAINT ZONE.

Anyway, so I was thinking about what I needed to really fit this mood. I decided a little Count Basie could do the trick. I love these slower Count Basie orchestra tunes. How perfect are they for rainy days? This song was arranged and recorded in the fifties during a European tour. Jazz was big there during this time period. There's just something about it.

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Monday, September 6, 2010


I want to give someone the soul finger every now and then. But for good reasons.

Of course, we love those crazy Bar-Kays. They were Otis Redding's back-up band until Otis and most of the band died tragically. Two remaining members built the group back up and took it to its funky zone. 1967's "Soul Finger" is highly enjoyable and the horns are extremely tight.

If someone put this on and started making me a drink while I sat and did nothing, I might possibly marry that person.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ray charles - ruby

This is one of my favorite Ray Charles songs. And guess what, he's a baller so that's a hard thing to choose.