Alright, I recognize that I’ve been neglectful – things have been frightfully quiet here for a few weeks. It’s just been that busy around here, particularly with the holiday season falling like the perennial cartoon anvil on my head. I’m still not finished with my Christmas shopping, my parents are coming into town and I haven’t been doing my share of helping M get our place ready for them either. Instead, I went up to New York for the weekend to play records, talk about records, shop for records, sleep amongst the records of my record nerd friends (L & J – I mean that in the nicest possible way of course). But, I figure I have a couple days now before “the ‘rents” get into town, so I can still get caught up…maybe?
Now, as an apology for neglecting you blog readers and soul music fans, I do have some Georgia soul music for you to listen to. Mr. Finewine from WFMU’s “Downtown Soulville” show invited me by the studio to play some Georgia soul 45s on his show Friday night. I’m a long time fan of both Finewine’s show and WFMU in general since I was working in college radio at WUSC-FM some years back, so this was a real treat for me to visit the studio. I really miss working in radio, but I’ll shut up about that before I get all emotional (Ha!). Just go check out the show (iTunes users can download this as a podcast this week) I haven’t listened to the archived show yet myself, so I hope I didn’t sound too silly, especially now that I’ve just told you to go listen to it. So great heaps of gratitude to Mr. Finewine for one of the definite highlights of my trip to New York.
Here are the GA records featured on Downtown Soulville:
Eddie Perrell “Hex” (Shurfine)
Allen Greene “Neck Bones” (Zorader)
Eddie Marcello “Cripple Chicken” (Midnight)
Nathan Wilkes “Strange Feeling” (Tragar)
The Minors “Funky Fingers” (Esprit)
The Mighty Men of Impax “The World Is a Trip” (Tomahawk)
Macon “Pully Bone” (Capricorn)
Billy Young “Suffering With a Hangover” (Joyja)
Alex Williams & the Mustangs “The Thrill Ain’t Gone” (Soultrack)
Raymond Smith “Seven Day Lover” (IX Chains)
Dick Clarke & the Crossfires Band “Love-Vella-U” (Tomahawk)
Billy Reed “Let Your Hair Down Baby” (Men-Del)
Otis Redding “She’s All Right” (Pye International)
Randolph Walker “Miss Jackson’s Daughter” (Law-Ton)
Ricky Andrews “Chances Are This Dance Is Mine” (Mars La Tour)
Liberation “In the City” (SOA)
I’ve got my next two blog entries partially written, so I should be back on track for regular updates now, though with Christmas and New Years both coming, we’ll see how quickly I can get them put up.