Friday, December 25, 2009

Favorite Finds 2009

It's that time again. Yeah I know, it's hard enough to believe that I'm posting anything here regardless the time year. Despite all of that, here are my favorite record finds of 2009. This isn't a list of valuable records, merely the ones I found in 2009 that I've enjoyed listening to the most.

In no particular order:

Homer & Jethro: Houn' Dawg (RCA Victor EP)
The Carefrees: Hot Blooded Lover (London International)
The "5" Royales: Tell The Truth (King)
Spyder Turner: You're Good Enough For Me (MGM)
Kenny Smith & the Loveliters: Night Beat (Fraternity)
Rudi "Tutti" Grayzell: Duck Tail/You're Gone (Starday)
Jean Wells: With My Love and What You've Got (Calla)
Lloyd Price: How Many Times (KRC)
Bobby Fuller: Saturday Night/Stringer (Todd)
B.B. King: Bim Bam (RPM)
The Four Blazers: Peanut Butter (Buddy)
The Elite: One Potato (Charay)
Tony Harris: Chicken, Baby, Chicken (Ebb)
The Brave New World: Cried (Epic)
Bob Cathey & the Night Riders: Johnny B. Goode (Clef)
The Jackasses: Shake It Up/Sugaree (Bray)
J.J. Jackson: I Dig Girls/That Ain't Right (Calla)
Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames: Last Night (Imperial)
Willie Mitchell: Bad Eye (Hi)
The Flirtations: Nothing But A Heartache/How Can You Tell Me? (Deram)
The Ray Men: Baby, What'cha Want Me (Diamond)
The 5 Spots: Black Rock/Mr. Fortune (Soma)
The Pyramids: Pyramid's Stomp/Paul (Best)
Joe Valentine: Hands On, Hands Off (Ronn)
Lulu & the Luvers: Forget Me Baby/Shout (Parrot)
Jimmy McCracklin: Looking For A Woman (Imperial)
Louis (Blues Boy) Jones: Come On Home (Sabra)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: That's All (Verve)
The Gay Jays: Chicken Back (Josie)
The Noblemen: Dirty Robber (USA)
The Raging Storms: High Octane (Flame)
The Tramps: Ride On/You're A Square (Arvee)
Gino Washington: Like My Baby/I'll Be Around (Atac)
Sugar Pie Desanto: Soulful Dress (Checker)
The LaSalles: La La La La La (V.I.P.)
The Big Guys: Propulsion/Zombie (Palette)
Hal Singer: Hot Rod/Rock N' Roll (Savoy)
Russell Evans & the Night Hawks: Send Me Some Cornbread (Atco)
Tom & Jerroo: (Papa Chew) Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (Jerry-O)
The Curiosities: Walkin' The Dog/Scotty (Seeburg)
Ruth Brown: Papa Daddy (Atlantic)
Chuck Evans: Two Timin' Little Women (Skoop)
Wilbert Harrison: Let's Stick Together/Kansas City Twist (Fury)
The Flock: Are You The Kind (Destination)
The Sparrow: Green Bottle Lover (Columbia)
Big Maybelle: Ring Dang Dilly (Savoy)
"Candy" Phillips: Timber (Atlantic)
Teddy & the Rough Riders: Money and Gold (Huron)
Janis Martin: Ooby Dooby (RCA Victor)
Rudy Dozier: Wicked (Teen-Time)
Billy Brown: Meet Me In The Alley, Sally (Columbia)
Bob Luman: Red Hot (Imperial)
Bobby Comstock: Right Hand Man (Ascot)
Leon Haywood: It's The Last Time (Decca)
Jackie Wilson: The Who Who Song/Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy (Brunswick)
Keith Allison: Action, Action, Action (Columbia)
Inez Foxx: I Got It (Dynamo)
Earl Cosby: Ooh Honey Baby (Mira)
Thee Midniters: Whittier Blvd. (Chattahoochee)
Roy Moss: You're My Big Baby Now/You Nearly Lose Your Mind (Mercury)
Gloria Jones: Heartbeat (Uptown)
Tom Hartman: Sunshine Woman (Bell)
? & the Mysterians: Do Something To Me (Cameo)
The Five Sounds: Loadin' Coal (Epic)
The Tabs: Mash Dem Taters (Vee Jay)
Irma Thomas: Break-A-Way (Imperial)
Clifton Chenier: Calinda (Arhoolie)
The Midnighters: Tore Up Over You (Federal)
Soul Tornadoes: Go For Yourself/Funky Thang (Burt)
Johnny Moore: A Dollar Ninety Eight (Wand)
Dick Dale & the Del-Tones: Del-Tone Rock/Let's Go Trippin' (Deltone)
The Dardenelles: Baby, Do The Froog/Alright (Cameo)
Ural Thomas: Can You Dig It? (Uni)

That's it, as I have to draw the line somewhere. I suppose that I could list a "bubbling under" like Billboard magazine used to do. I hope that everyone had a good 2009 and here's to a great year ahead.

1 comment:

Riveras Coffee said...

The record you have bob cathey and the nightriders i am the lead guitar player on the record. Could you email me back please.