The Sonics: Here Are The Sonics
Episode date - July 8, 2015
My longstanding opinion of the Sonics has remained fairly consistent over the years.
Stax: Disaster and Anger
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.
Stax: Tragedy Strikes
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Stax: Al Bell's Influence
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.