Saturday, December 26, 2009

Favorite Finds of 2009

Greetings and welcome to the end of another year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday. And now, it's that time again where I take stock of all the ways the record gods have blessed me in the year just passed. You just saw Todd's list and now it's my turn. This has not been one of my favorite years as there's a lot of stuff going on that ain't necessarily to my liking. But rather than bore you to death with that, I will now share with you what I thought were the high-points of my record collecting year. So, here we go in no particular order:

Tommy Ridgely: Double Eye Whammy (Ric)
Jerry-O: Funky Football (Wand)
James Brown: Tell Me What Yo're Gonna Do (King)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: That's All (Verve)
The Del-Knights: Everyb0dy Popeye (Bronco)
Richard Berry and the Soul Searchers: Go Go Girl (AMC)
Gene "The Draggin' King" Moles: Burning Rubber (Challenge)
The Wailers: I Don't Want To Follow You (Viva)

The Monarchs: Friday Night (Zone)
Tommy Mitchell: Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby (Mercury)
Lowell Fulsom: Don't Drive Me Baby (Checker)
Mitty Collier: I Can't Lose (Peachtree)
Rufus Thomas: Chicken Scratch (Stax)
Rufus Thomas: The Funky Bird (Stax)
The Rhythm Rockers: Rendezvous Stomp (Challenge)
Bobby Marchan: Booty Green (Fire)
Roddy Jackson: Moose on the Loose/Hiccups (Specialty)
Earl King: Trick Bag (Imperial)
Myra Barnes (Vicki Anderson): (The Answer To 'Super Bad')Super Good Parts 1 and 2 (King)
TV Slim and His Guitar: The Big Fight (Checker)
Maurice and Mac: Kick My Cat, I'll Beat Your Dog (Checker)
The Storey Sisters: Bad Motorcycle (Came0)
Cozy Powell: Race with the Devil/And Then There Was Skin (Chrysalis)
Ray Burden: A Hot Rodder's Dream (Adonis)
Jimmy McCracklin: The Wobble (Mercury)
Jesse Hill: Whip It On Me (Minit)
The Caps: The Red Headed Flea (White Star)
Eyes of Blue: Apache '69 (Mercury)
Leon and the Burners: Crack Up/Whiplash (Josie)
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers: I Gotta Go Now (Up on the Floor) (Like)
Mongo Santamaria: Mongo's Boogaloo (Columbia)
Jim Doval and the Gauchos: Scrub (Diplomacy)
Chuck Bridges and the L.A. Happening: Bad Sam (Vault)
Willie Mitchell: Buddy Bear (Hi)
Harmonica Fats: Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter For Me (Darcey)
The Raiders: Walking Through The Jungle (Brunswick)
Sam Price: Rib Joint (Savoy)
Nappy Brown: Skiddy Woe (Savoy)
The Counts: Wailin' Little Mama (Dot)
Dave Clark Five: All Night Long (Epic)
Jimmy Reed: Shame Shame Shame (Vee Jay)
The Idle Race: Here We Go 'Round The Lemon Tree (Liberty)
Sonny Lowery: Goodbye Baby Goodbye (Specialty)
The Versatones: Tight Skirt and Sweater/Bila (Atlantic)
The "5" Royales: Do The Cha Cha Cherry (King)
Jan and Arnie: Gas Money (Arwin)
The Yardbirds: A Certain Girl/I Wish You Would (Epic)
Robert Williams and the Groovers: Loud Mufflers/Cranberry Blues (Tip Top)
The Five Stars: Pickin' on the Wrong Chicken (Note)
Normie Rowe: Shakin' All Over (Jubilee)
The Flamingos: The Boogaloo Party (Phillips)
The Packers: Soul Time Parts 1 and 2 (Tangerine)
The Soul Sisters: Flashback (Sue)
Ramsey Lewis: Wade in the Water (Cadet)
Eugene Church: Miami/I Ain't Goin' For That (Class)
Champion Jack Dupree: Old Time Rock And Roll (Vik)
Jimmy Bee: Hot Pants (Cherry Red)
The Countdowns: Watermelon (Image)
Kings V: Purple Wail/Honky Tonk Cha Cha (Pala)
Mack Rice: Love's A Mother Brother (Atco)
Jeanne and the Darlings: Hang Me Now (Volt)
Arthur Conley: Whole Lotta Woman (Atco)
Arthur Conley: Aunt Dora's Love Soul Shack (Atco)
Bobby Sax: Sock It (DePlace)
Buddy Lamp: Have Mercy Baby (Peanut)
The Ikettes: Prisoner In Love (Teen)
Eddie and Ernie: Woman What Do You Be Doing (Revue)
The Collins Kids: Move A Little Closer (Columbia)
King Curtis: Soul Theme (Atco)
Otis Clay: She's About A Mover (Cotillion)
Bobby Lee Trammell: Shirley Lee (ABC-Paramount)
Jackie Wilson and Count Basie: Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Brunswick)
The Bobbettes: I Shot Mr Lee (Triple X)
Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan: Hot Rod Race (Capitol)
Hank Thompson: Rockin' in the Congo (Capitol)
Tennesse Ernie Ford: Catfish Boogie (Capitol)
The Short Kuts: Hold It Baby (Pepper)
Jackie and Tut: 10-2 Double Plus (Chess)
The U.K.s: Your Love Is All I Want (Cameo)
Gloria Jones: Heartbeat Pts. 1 and 2 (Uptown)
Yvonne Fair: Say Yeah Yeah (Dade)
Bird Rollins: Don't Worry 'Bout It (Disco)
Nick Harris and the Soundbarriers: Big Nick (Northwest)
Junior Wells: You Oughta Quit That/I'm Gonna Cramp Your Style (Bright Star)
Mongo Santamaria: Sunshine of Your Love (Atlantic)
Hank Ballard: From The Love Side (Polydor)
Tommy Tucker: Chewin' Gum (Checker)
"Little" Bobby Gilbert: HOt Road (BigBell)
Brother Jack McDuff: Grease Monkey (Prestige)
R.D. Stokes: My Sandra's Jump (II Bros.)
The Mixtures: Jawbone (Linda)
Better Sweet: Like The Flowers (M.O.C.)
Conway Twitty: Shake It Up (Mercury)
Timothy T.J. Williams and Two Shades of Soul: Coming Back To Miami (Josie)
Arty and the Supremes: Hombre/Bruno (Daytone)
Solomon Burke: Keep Looking (Atlantic)
Bob and Earl: Dancin' Everywhere (Mirwood)
King Coleman: Salt And Pepper (Sylvia)
The Rotten Kids: Let's Stomp (Mercury)
Spyder Turner: You're Good Enough For Me (MGM)
Muddy Waters: My Dog Can't Bark (Chess)
Little Willie John: Do You Love Me (King)
Little Willie John: Leave My Kitten Alone (King)
B.B. King: Mashing The Popeye (Kent)

Well, that's about it. I could list a lot more, but I don't want to drag it out too much. Hope that 2010 treats you well and may you be blessed in all your travels. Hope to have more for you in the coming year. In the meantime, don't party too hard.


Anonymous said...

Hi to Brian and all . I just found out I work with the brother of Dyke. just thought I would add that.

Roeland said...

King Coleman: Salt And Pepper
Bob and Earl: Dancin' Everywhere
Tommy Tucker: Chewin' Gum
Hank Ballard: From The Love Side
Tennesse Ernie Ford: Catfish Boogie
Arthur Conley: Aunt Dora's Love Soul Shack
Mack Rice: Love's A Mother Brother
Willie Mitchell: Buddy Bear
Lowell Fulsom: Don't Drive Me Baby

Ha! Hope this year is treatin' you better! An upload of these singles above would be totally awesome - what you share with the world will come back to ya! haha