Sunday, January 15, 2012

049 - A Double Shot of Soul!

There was more going on in Nashville than just country music in the 1960's. We start the show with a group from the Music City known as the House of David.

No, they weren't Jewish. They actually took their name from the recording studio they were in, the House of David. In any case, their 1968 track "A Long Way Back Home" serves up a nice slice of psych.

This time, we present a double shot of soul (just because we can). The first act is Al Glover and Gloria, a seasoned duo from Eastern Virginia. "Til the End of Time" is one of the few songs they saved to vinyl. It's a soulful, laid-back track from 1972.

Our second shot is a lo-fi ballad by Reginald C from 1969. "Take What You Want But Leave a Little Bit" sounds like it was recorded in someone's bedroom, but there's a lot of soul that comes through in the vocals nonetheless.

We finish with "Roses, Roses," by I.D. Mitchell and the Amalgamated Taxi Service. This Arkansas group wrote their war protest song shortly after some of the band members became eligible for the draft!

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The Radio Star

This program we play:

The House of David - A Long Way Back Home
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. Fore

Al Glover and Gloria - Til the End of Time
Ol' Virginia Soul, Encore!

Reginald C. - Take What You Want But Leave a Little Bit
Ol' Virginia Soul, Encore!

I.D. Mitchell and the Amalgamated Taxi Service - Roses, Roses
Lost Souls, Vol. 2 - Garage and Psychedelic Rock from Arkansas and Beyond

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