Archive for June, 2013

Friday, June 28th, 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. SIRIUS 299: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Catfish Haven – Set In Stone ++ The Pretty Things – She’s A Lover ++ The Peoples Temple – Nevermore ++ Hacienda […]

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Black Mountain, NC blue-eyed soul. MP3: Floating Action :: Don’t Stop (Loving Me Now)

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

In 1964, Sandi Rouse, Gabe Lapano and the rest of the Accents entered Gold Star Studio in Los Angeles at the request of a local label, Commerce Records. Unsupervised and lacking any considerable recording experience, the young rulers of the San Diego music scene set out to cut their first single. The result was “Better […]

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

In her sixty-plus years as a gospel and soul singer, Mavis Staples has rarely been lacking in buoyant confidence. She has the physical muster to stretch her voice from exasperated whisper to jubilant shout in the span of a single bar, but her songs rise on the effervescence of the little counter-sung grunts that she […]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Seattle psychedelic folk-rockers Rose Windows‘ debut, The Sun Dogs, is out today via Sub Pop. Those looking to satisfy a nocturnal jones for “Planet Caravan” leaning Sabbath and heavy Eastern miasma need apply. Fronted by vocalist Rabia Shaheen Qazi, whose Sandy Denny like vocals haunt the record, I’m immediately reminded of another northwest psych export from […]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra’s “Some Velvet Morning”. The coupling of a psychedelic country-rock pioneer and a struggling pop princess of the ’60s. A risky, experimental and dubious piece of work that did, in fact, reach number 26 on the Billboard pop charts in 1968. It has since been covered just short of 20 times […]

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Soul, freakbeat, garage, r&b, rock & roll…all are the focus of Bay area crate digger, dj and musician Derek See, the man behind the long-running ode to the 45 RPM record, Derek’s Daily 45. See joined me last Friday on the SIRIUS XMU show. We turned his two hour set of vintage, rare, sixties soul […]