Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The late great songwriter and arranger Jerry Ragovoy, who wrote numerous hits from the 1950s-1970s, including "Piece of My Heart" and "Time is on My Side." He passed away last week at the age of 80.

Rikbiel/ JOHN ZORN/ MASADA QUINTENT (’09, Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol. 12)

Plunge/ ENDANDGERED BLOOD (’10, self titled)


Mi Amor, Perdoname/ LOS ZAFIROS (’99 collection, Bossa Cubana)

You Got Just What You Asked For/ ESTELLE BROWN (‘64, ’08 collection, The Jerry Ragovoy Story: time is on My Side 1953-2003)^

Time is on My Side/ IRMA THOMAS (’64)^

Piece of My Heart/ ERMA FRANKLIN (’67)^

Pata Pata/ MARIAM MAKEBA (’67, Pata Pata)^

Ain’t Got Nobody to Give It To/ HOWARD TATE (’74)^

As Long As I Have You/ GARNET SIMMS (’64)^

As Long As I Have You/ THE DETROIT COBRAS (’07, Tied & True)^

Either Side of the Same Town/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS (’04, The Delivery Man)^

^in tribute to Jordan "Jerry" Ragovoy

How Long/ CHARLES BRADLEY (’11, No Time For Dreaming)*

Shopping/ THE JAM (’82, ’92 collection, Extras)

Before I Wake/ JOHN DOE & THE SADIES (’09, Country Club)

Mermaid Parade/ PHOSPHORESCENT (’10, Here’s to Taking It Easy)

The Way the Whole Thing Ends/ GILLIAN WELCH (’11, The Harrow & The Harvest)*

Sunny Side of the Street/ POKEY LaFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (’11, Middle of Everywhere)*

Bag of Bones/ POKEY LaFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (’10, Riverboat Soul)

Black Dog/ LANA REBEL (’10 comp., From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin)

Love Lies Bleeding/ PETE MOLINARI (‘06, Walking Off the Map)

Tony the Tripper/ FRUIT BATS (’11, Tripper)*

Porno Starlet vs Rodeo Clown/ CALIFONE (’01, Roomsound)

Prizewinning/ JULIANNA BARWICK (’11, The Magic Place)*

Staraflur/ SIGUR ROS (’07, Hvarf/Heim)

For Phoebe Still a Baby/ COCTEAU TWINS (’88, Blue Bell Knoll)

Last Night at the Jetty/ PANDA BEAR (’11, Tomboy)

You Still Believe in Me/ THE BEACH BOYS ('66, Pet Sounds)

*new or recently released

Sunday, July 17, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 16 JULY 2011

At 61, Charles Bradley, Brooklyn-based soul singer, has finally made his debut release, No Time For Dreaming, with the Daptone all-star band, Menahan Street Band. No Time is a gutsy R&B record with killer grooves (thanks to excellent accompaniment of Menahan Street Band), full of immediate power and sincere, deep soul. Simply, it's a summer gem!

El Sonerito/ MICHI SARMIENTO Y SU COMBO BRAVO (’11 collection, Aqui Los Bravos! The Best of Michi Sarmiento, 1966-77)*

El Hueleguiso/ MANZANITA Y SU CONJUNTO (’10, Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru)

You Can Run/ SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 (’11, From Africa With Fury: Rise)*

Yellow Soul Force (Parts II & III)/ MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO (’10, self titled)

The Budos Theme/ THE BUDOS BAND (’05, self titled)

Dresses Too Short/ SYL JOHNSON (’10, Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology)

I’ll Go Crazy/ JAMES BROWN (’60)

How Long/ CHARLES BRADLEY (w/ MENAHAN STREET BAND) (’11, No Time For Dreaming)*

Don Elejo/ THE ECHOCENTRICS (’11, Sunshadows)

Rumble/ LINK WRAY (’58, ’93 collection, Rumble: The Best of Link Wray) [Rhino]

Your Love is Mine/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (’98, ’01 collection, Singles Round-Up) [Damaged Goods] [4:30]

Sister in the Radio/ DENGUE FEVER (’11, Cannibal Courtship)

Season’s Trees/ DANGER MOUSE & DANIELE LUPI (’11, Rome)*

San Diego Zoo/ THE 6THS w/ BARBARA MANNING (’95, Wasp’s Nests)

Take It With You/ THE ETTES (’09, Do You Want Power)

Don’t Crowd Your Mind/ LORETTE VELVETTE (’00, Rude Angel)

The Lord’s Prayer/ WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (’90, Dead City Radio)

People What’s Wrong With U/ THE WITCHES (‘’11, A Haunted Person’s Guide to The Witches)

Why I Don’t Like August 93/ THE CONSTANTINES (’05, Believer Music Issue: I Am Not Going to Stab You)

Exit Flagger/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’92, Propeller)

Alex Chilton/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’87, Pleased to Meet Me)

Pen/ THE SIMPLE ONES (’95, Worth the Wait)

Sugar Kane/ SONIC YOUTH (’92, Dirty)

Thick As Thieves/ THE JAM (’79, Setting Sons)

Caterpillar Girl/ LOU BARLOW + MISSINGMEN (’10, Sentridoh III)

The Race is On/ YO LA TENGO (’06, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass)

Outer Realms/ THE CAVE SINGERS (’11, No Witch)*

Ape-like/ CALIFONE (’09, All of My Friends Are Funeral Singers)

Steel Stings No. 1/ PETER CASE ('86, ’11 collection, The Case Files)*

Picture of a Bird/ FRUIT BATS (’11, Tripper)*

Sexy Sadie/ RACHEL UNTHANKS & THE WINTERSET (’05 collection, Mojo Presents The White Album Recovered, No. 2)

*new or recent release