Sunday, May 28, 2006

Country Soul Special!

The new episode of the show is now available as a direct download, via RSS feed or via iTunes. This episode was born out of a project of making two "Country Soul" CDs for a friend. I looked at the playlist and said, "there's a show here!" With some tweaking, I recorded the playlist that I had prepared for the project, holding off on voiceovers until the end. Enjoy!

1. William Bell, "You Don't Miss Your Water"
2. Solomon Burke, "Can't Nobody Love You"
3. Joe Tex, "You Better Get It"
4. Bobby Powell, "Your Cheating Heart"
5. Percy Wiggins, "Book of Memories"
6. Chairmen of the Board, "Patches"
7. Candi Staton, "Stand By Your Man"
8. John R, "Soul Medallion" Ad
9. Jimmy Lewis, "String Bean"
10. Lou Rawls, "Gentle on My Mind"
11. James Carr, "The Dark End of the Street"
12. Johnny Jones, "Tennessee Waltz"
13. Kip Anderson, "Without a Woman"
14. Bettye Swann, "Just Because You Can't Be Mine"
15. Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "That's When I Guessed"
16. Otis Redding, Coca-Cola Ad
17. Joe Simon, "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
18. Doris Duke, "Feet Start Walking"
19. Earl Gaines, "From Warm to Cool to Cold"
20. James Brown, "Nothing Beats a Try (But a Fail)"
21. Benny Gordon, "Crying Man"
22. The Darnells, "Come on Home" (closing theme)


Anonymous said...

Hi Jason,

this is a beautiful compilation. I never heard "String Beans" before in my life; that song just had me swallow hard. Adding one of my favorites, William Bell, of course attracted me even more to this set.
Thanks for the wonderful work.


Rob Whatman said...

Thanks for the country soul selection, it made for a great, relaxing afternoon. Joe Tex was the first soul singer I ever heard, with Hold What You've Got. It was interesting to hear the ideas being reworked and rearranged for You Better Get It, I've never heard that before.

Anonymous said...

Great playlist Jason, as usual--and so glad it's available as an rss feed. I've said it before here, but I am actually a voiceover fan, and my only compliant is that the volume is too low at the end compared to the trail out of the song--I had a hard time hearing what you were saying--and I wanted to. Turn it up a bit if you can next time. I had also never heard String Bean, and loved it, as well as the version included of The Dark End of the Street. Keep doing it Stepfather.
-Martha in SF

SoulBoogieAlex said...

Great list Jason. That fine line between Country & Soul is one of the most interesting aspects of the genre to me, the southern studios were often the most intergrated of the music bizz yet the Soul that came from them was considered more "Black" than Motown. Go figure. Anyway, I was wondering if you ever seen the "Country Got Soul" compilations issued on Casual records a few years back. They're out of print now but offered some fine nuggets from the soulful side of Country.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

Alex, I have heard of the "Country Got Soul" series ... those are very good!