Happy February to you all! Everyone seems to be on edge lately due to the new president and the strange weather patterns moving their way across the United States, so what better way to turn off your brain and relax than a brand new episode of Random Old Records! I've already broken my resolution of putting these out on time, but hopefully the quality of this one will keep you listening!
EPISODE #58 kicks off with the hard funk of The Jimmy Castor Bunch, and flows into some rare grooves by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces and Universal Togetherness Band, then drops in a brand new track from Foxygen, one of the best bands going right now in my opinion. They have dialed back the experimentation of their previous LP ...And Star Power and replaced it with lush arrangements and a bombastic Disney/Broadway vibe on the killer track "Follow The Leader". DEFINITELY go pick up the new record Hang when you get a chance!
Then, we go deeper into the land of Southern Soul and heavy horn and string arrangements with some classics from Stax and Bobbie Gentry, and some more kickin' country rock from New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Sir Douglas (country rock has been my JAM as of late!). We then come back to the present and finish up with some dreamy jangle from the Liminanas, Chook Race, and Shantih Shantih. All in all, it's a full sixty minutes and two seconds of great music to calm your shattered nerves and give you a little peace of mind. Stream or download the episode below, and as always, thanks for listening!
Random Old Records Podcast #58
1. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
(It's Just Begun, RCA 1972)
2. The Promise - "I'm Not Ready For Love"
(Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production, Numero 2012)
3. Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces - "What Is That You Got?"
(Dedication Of Love, Phinal Sound 1976)
4. Fran Farley - "Cold Blooded Sally"
(Groove With A Feeling,Ace 2015)
5. Universal Togetherness Band - "Pull Up"
(Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party, Numero 2015)
6. Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Ain't That A Bitch"
(Ain't That A Bitch, DJM 1976)
--Get those bells up!
7. Foxygen - "Follow The Leader"
(Hang, Jagjaguwar 2017)
8. William Bell & Mavis Staples - "Love's Sweet Sensation"
(Boy Meets Girl, Stax 1969)
9. Bobbie Gentry - "Niki Hoeky"
(Ode To Billie Joe, Capitol 1967)
10. Bobby Charles - "Small Town Talk"
(Bobby Charles, Bearsville 1972)
11. New Riders Of The Purple Sage - "Important Exportin' Man"
(The Adventures Of Panama Red, Columbia 1973)
12. The Sir Douglas Band - "Texas Tornado"
(Texas Tornado, Atlantic 1973)
13. The Liminanas - "Garden Of Eden"
(Malamore, Hozac 2016)
14. Chook Race - "Sometimes"
(Around The House, Trouble In Mind 2016)
15. Scott & Charlene's Wedding - "Don't Bother Me"
(Mid Thirties Single Scene, Fire 2016)
16. EZTV - "There Goes My Girl"
(Calling Out, Captured Tracks 2015)
17. Shantih Shantih - "Come To Me"
(Winter In September, Dusty Medical 2016)
18. Simi Stone - "Benny"
(Simi Stone, Reveal 2015)