Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Great Shakes Radio #5 - Club Nitty Gritty

Today, I decided that I'd put together a mix that features several of my favorite finds of the past year, 16 in all. I don't believe that any of these have appeared on the blog before now. It's mostly up-tempo stuff and I hope that everyone likes it.

Here's the rundown:

Travis Wammack: Louie Louie (Atlantic)
Chuck Berry: Club Nitty Gritty (Mercury)
Little Richard: Dance What You Wanna (Vee-Jay)
Shirley Ellis: Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling (Columbia)
The Sweet Delights: Baby Be Mine (Atco)
Trini Lopez: Sinner Not A Saint (United Modern)
Herbie Mann: Philly Dog (Atlantic)
Round Robin: Slauson Town (Domain)
The Shangra-Las: Simon Says (Smash)
Gene Chandler: Soul Hootenanny, Part 1 (Constellation)
Willie Mitchell: That Driving Beat (Hi)
Earl Van Dyke: Soul Stomp (Soul)
Jamie Lyons: Soul Struttin' (Laurie)
The Olympics: Good Things (Parkway)
The Brotherhood: Are You A Turtle (Yes I Am) (Dial)
Zu Zu Blues Band: Zu Zu Man (A&M)


Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thanks!


Devil Dick said...

so i downloaded this last week and finally burned it to disk and gave it a spin on the car ride home from work yesterday and this an excellent mix! job well done!

WESTEX said...

That Sweet Delights tune is knocking me out, Troggy! Nice!

Todd Lucas said...

Jenny, DD and westex, thanks for the kind words. Glad you guys liked it.

I love that Sweet Delights tune too. Found that disc at the Record Exchange in St. Louis. Great store, if you're ever there. Thousands of 45's, mostly priced in the $3-$5 range.

G the P said...

Love this mix. Particularly Gene Chandler's Soul Hootenanny - which I'd never heard before. Massive tune! I'm going for a dig down at my local second hand record shop. Right now!