Monday, October 25, 2010

020 - The Aliens and the Uprisers

Twenty episodes and there's much more to come from the fine compilations put out by the Arcania International and Psych of the South record labels. We start the show the Mark IV, one of many mystery groups that came into a studio in the 1960's, cut a few tracks, then disappeared. Then it's on to East Coast regional favorites the Uprisers, with their song "Let Me Take You Down,"  a tune that actually charted on Richmond, Virginia radio stations.

Sir Guy's back in the Soul Spotlight with a great track, "I Need You Baby."

And we conclude with one of my personal favorites, "Love Somebody" by the Aliens. This Norfolk band sounds more than a little like the Jefferson Airplane, with lead singer Poneil matching Grace Slick in delivery. Neverthless, there's a lot of originality in this track that I think makes it appealing.

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  - The Radiostar

This program we play:

The Mark IV - Hi Ho Silver

The Uprisers - Let Me Take You Down

Sir Guy - I Need You Baby

The Aliens - Love Someone

Friday, October 15, 2010

019 - Mr. Crying and the Rejects

My voice still isn't full recovered, so it's another "less talk and more music!' episode. And what a line up of music.

The Swinging Machine returns with their plaintive song "Do You Have To Ask." Then it's off to Arkansas for "Mr. Crying" by Dead on Arrival, fronted by San Francisco transplant Hubrel Jones.

Stacy Henry and the Majestics turn in a soul performance of "Through the Lonely Years," and we finish with the Rejects (not the All-American kind) and their 1966 track "Just a Little Bit of You."

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The Radio Star

This program we play:

The Swinging Machine - Do You Really Have To Ask
Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things, Volume One

Dead On Arrival - Mr. Crying
Lost Souls, Volume 1

Stacy Henry and the Majestics - Through the Lonely Years
Ol' Virginia Soul, Volume 1

The Rejects - Just A Little Bit of You
Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things, Volume Three