Monthly Archives: April 2013

(Apr 30, 2013): Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper / Stephen Stills – You Don’t Love Me

From the 1968 album, Super Session.  Super Session was Al Kooper’s first idea after he left Blood Sweat & Tears.  It features  Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, but they do not play together on the album.  Bloomfield is on side … Continue reading

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(Apr 29, 2013): Asian Dub Foundation – Colour Line

From the 2000 album, Community Music.  When friends complain that contemporary music lacks a protest strand, I often point to this ADF release.   Community Music is all about “speaking truth to power” and has progressive political vision.  Colour line fits perfectly with … Continue reading

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(Apr 28, 2013): Joe Bataan – Chick A Boom

From the 2005 album, Call My Name.  This is definitely not a cover of the 1971 novelty hit by Daddy Dewdrop.  From 1967 to 1975 Bataan was a leader in latin soul music.  He sort of dropped off the radar after … Continue reading

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(Apr 27, 2013): Lamb – Sweet (Soulchild Radio Mix)

From the 2005 two CD remix album, Lamb Remixed.  Here you get Damien Mendis and Stuart Bradbury’s take on the second single off the 2001 LP, What Sound.  This was the first release after Lamb (Andy Barlow and Louise Rhodes) split in 2004.

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(Apr 26, 2013): Risco Connection – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (version)

From the 1979 12″ 45 rpm, Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now / Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (version).  Producer Joe Isaacs put together Risco Connection in the late 1970’s. The group covered a large number of classic Disco tracks. Their … Continue reading

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(Apr 25, 2013 – ANZAC Day Bonus): Bill Carrothers – I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier / Armistice Day

From the 2004 double CD, Armistice 1918.  The physical copy of the album includes a 36 page booklet with period photos, poems, and liner notes by Mr. Carrothers and Thomas Compere-Morel, curator of l’Historial de la Grande Guerre, a museum of … Continue reading

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(Apr 25, 2013): Rip Rig + Panic – Storm The Reality Asylum

From the 1982 double album, I Am Cold.   A band named for the 1965 Roland Kirk Quartet album/song.  I remember being floored by this band and their first release, God, while living in London in 1981.  The group’s prime movers were … Continue reading

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