The Sonics: Here are the Sonics

The Sonics: Here Are The Sonics

Album #11

Episode date - July 8, 2015

My longstanding opinion of the Sonics has remained fairly consistent over the years.

Stax: Disaster and Anger

Channel 145-11

Episode date - July 10, 2015

They say that the ‘summer of love’ came to crashing halt in 1968 – no place more so than in Memphis.

Otis Redding

Stax: Tragedy Strikes

Channel 145-10

Episode date - July 3, 2015

Things had been going so well at Stax that it was easy to just presume that things would continue to go well, and most likely get even better.

Howard Tate: Get It While You Can

Howard Tate: Get It While You Can

Album #28

Episode date - July 1, 2015

It’s sad to acknowledge how America has forgotten some of our best soul artists.

Stax: Time of Awe and Success

Channel 145-9

Episode date - June 26, 2015

By the Spring of ’67, even the personnel at Stax were in wonder about their widespread success.

Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues

Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues

Album #16

Episode date - June 24, 2015

It’s kind of weird to say that one of Buddy Guy’s best albums is not a Buddy Guy album at all – his name didn’t even appear on the original release of “Hoodoo Man Blue

Stax: Cultural Changes

Channel 145-8

Episode date - June 19, 2015

By the Winter of ’66, Stax was hummin’. It seemed as if the whole world was coming around to the Stax style of music.

Velvet Underground and Nico

Album #33 - March 1967

Episode date - June 17, 2015

The accepted ‘book’ on this album is that it is the most influential album of all time that nobody actually bought.

Gene Clark w/ The Gosdin Brothers

Gene Clark w/ The Gosdin Brothers

Album #31

Episode date - June 10, 2015

My intention is to not flood this series with too many selections by the same artists, but it’s hard to cull Gene Clark’s overlooked catalog of great albums down to only a few.

Al Bell

Stax: Al Bell's Influence

Channel 145-7

Episode date - June 5, 2015

One of the biggest changes in culture at Stax Records came with the hiring of Al Bell as their head of promotion.