A weekly radio show exploring the music of the 1960s: British Invasion, soul, psychedelia, garage, girl pop, regional hits, album cuts, b-sides, obscure 45s, and more

TWO HOUR ALL-45rpm SPECIAL

The annual all-45 edition of the show: We’ll be camping out on the obscure end of the 1960s music spectrum as we welcome in the new year at 45 revolutions per minute, looking back over the best of our 7-inch discoveries from the past year. On the way, singles by the Loose Ends, the Live Five, the Rainy Daze, the Roosters, the Underdogs, and many more.

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STAX ’68: A MEMPHIS STORY

WNCW, my home radio station, asked me to produce a two-hour radio special around the new 5-cd box set, “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story”. The program features over three dozen tracks from the set and backstory/context for the songs. I thought you soul fans would enjoy it, so here ’tis! 

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LISTEN: DIG #236

Qued up for you: album tracks by the Troggs, Status Quo, and Aretha Franklin; a 1967 single by James Taylor’s first band, the Flying Machine; cool soul 45s by the Other Brothers and Willie Gauff with the Love Brothers; a Rolling Stones b-side that got well into the US top 40; plus songs by the the Sorrows, Marianne Faithfull, and American garage bands.

November 15, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #237

Here’s a partial list of the records we’ll listen to: a cut from the debut album by Chicago Transit Authority; 45s by garage bands the Us Too Group, the Regents, and the Foggy Notions; a late ’66 single by Van Dyke Parks; B-sides by Joe Cocker and the Left Banke; plus Peter & Gordon, Richard & Mimi Farina, and the Steve Miller Band.

November 15, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #238

We’ll enjoy music by Grapefruit, Morning Glory, the Association, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Sweetwater, the Beach Boys, girl group the Bittersweets, Ella Washington, garage band 45s, and more.

November 15, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #241

Included: a demo from the Beatles White Album sessions, Ike & Tina Turner covering the Beatles, a 1965 hit for the Kinks that marked a turning point for them; 45s by garage bands the Enfields, the Jades, and the Memphis Nomads; a Beach Boys cut from the Pet Sounds album, and more records from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.

November 15, 2014

NEW: DIG #242

You’ll hear album cuts by Pink Floyd, Dusty Springfield, the Seeds, and the Mamas & The Papas; soul 45s by the Freeman Brothers, the Rayons, and the Webs; garage band 45s; plus Hearts & Flowers, HP Lovecraft (pictured), Paul Revere & The Raiders, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.

November 15, 2014