Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tonight's song is 'Hot Pants' by Carleen & The Groovers.
I didn't know a whole lot about Carleen & The Groovers before tonight and rather than plagiarize anything I'm going to just include this link to an interview on the Stones Throw website with band leader Carleen Butler's younger brother, Clary:
And here is the track:
Tonight's bonus track is Carleen & The Groovers 'The Thing':
Posted by Nathan Bulmer at 11:44 PM
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tonight's song is 'Season of the Witch.'
Originally written and recorded by Donovan (perhaps most well known for 'Mellow Yellow,') it was one of his first forays into psychedelic music. It has been covered numerous times by artists all over the world and through many genres, both Hole and Lou Rawls have recorded versions of the song. One of my favorite versions though is the nearly ten minute long jam by Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield, and Steve Stills.
Here is that version:
And here is Donovan's original:
Ah, what the heck, for good measure, here is a more recent cover by the Bobby Hughes Expereience:
Posted by Nathan Bulmer at 9:10 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Today's song is 'Superman Lover' by Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.
Watson was one of the early pioneers of using guitar reverb and feedback, he played with an impressive array of artists, his records have been sampled countless times in hip-hop, he even supposedly moonlighted as a pimp.
One of my favorite stories about Johnny 'Guitar' Watson though is, sadly, the one about his death.
While on tour in Japan, in 1996, Watson collapsed on stage in the middle of a guitar solo. Some witnesses say that his last words uttered were, 'Ain't that a bitch.' Though some feel that he was just making reference to his song 'Ain't That A Bitch.'
Here is 'Superman Lover'
And, for the bonus track, 'Ain't That A Bitch':
Posted by Nathan Bulmer at 5:05 PM