Archive for January, 2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Don and Phil Everly were, respectively, 19 and 21 years old when “Kentucky” appeared on the Everly Brothers LP, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, in the summer of 1958. Just kids who were making a name for themselves with hits like “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up , Little Susie,” pure shots of Eisenhower America […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I slid this slice of psych-folk into the latest Sidecar podcast (Transmission 11) earlier this week to a number of inquiries. The provenance of “Houses” is via the 2001 Orange Twin reissue of Elyse Weinberg’s 1968 self-titled debut. That’s Neil Young lending a hand on guitar, and his appearance reportedly marks the first recorded document […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Backing Taj Mahal in The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus, Jesse Ed Davis plays guitar like a stone cold badass. His face looks almost too at ease to be lucid and focused, yet his deliberate licks on the telecaster are perfectly understated and soulful. When the band drops out during “Ain’t That a Lot […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

An exceedingly rare, private-press holy grail recorded in the early 1960s, Queen Of The Flat Top Guitar (now given 21st century life by the Tompkins Square label) is the lone recorded evidence of Lena Hughes. Though only clocking it at 23 minutes, you can hear a lifetime’s worth of music in these celestial fingerpicked guitar […]

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Extra width / Winter weight. Country gospel soul. Est. 1975. Direct download, below. Subscribe to future transmissions via iTunes and/or through the RSS, here. The first ten transmissions can be found and downloaded, here. MP3: Sidecar: Transmission / 11 Clover – Mr. Moon Daniel Moore – May, 16, 1975 Goose Creek Symphony – A Satisfied Mind […]

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Martin Nunez, L.A.’s Sir Psych, sits in during the second hour of today’s show sharing rare vintage nuggets from his personal collection. Find his work, here and twitter, here. SIRIUS […]

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Comprised of now-iconic tracks like “Cod’ine,” “The Universal Soldier,” and “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone”, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1964 debut, It’s My Way!, first and foremost introduced the artist to the world as a songwriter. Her topical folk albums on Vanguard Records proved she was one of the more original folk revivalists as well an important […]