Sunday, April 15, 2012

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 14 APRIL 2012

There's a load of buzz 'round this young band, Alabama Shakes, from Athens, Alabama. However, the "hype" over this R&B/soul-drenched garage band is far from false. They're amazing, and their debut record, Boys & Girls, on ATO Records, is a surprisingly deep, mature and tight. At this point so far this year, Boys & Girls is the best debut to be released this year - hands down. In a way, Alabama Shakes have redefined (and updated) Southern rock (and R&B). Pretty astounding.


Sixteen Tons/ TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (’55)
I Can Only Give You Everything/ NICK WATERHOUSE (’12, Time’s All Gone)*
I’m Shakin’/ THE BLASTERS (’81, self titled)
I Said No/ PAT CLAYTON (‘50s)
Let’s Have a Party/ WANDA JACKSON (’60)
Hound Dog/ BIG MAMA THORNTON (’52)
Hang Loose/ ALABAMA SHAKES (’12, Boys & Girls)*
Cage/ SALLIE FORD & THE OUTSIDE SOUND (’10, Dirty Radio)
Shakin’ All Over/ JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES (’60)
The Have Nots/ X (’82, Under the Big Black Sun)

That’s Bad/ R.L. BURNSIDE (’98, Come On In)
We’re In Yr Corner/ CORNERSHOP (’97, When I Was Born in For the 7th Time)
North American Scum/ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (’07, Sound of Silver)
Metal/ GARY NUMAN (’79, The Pleasure Principle)
Nasty Girl/ VANITY 6 (’82, self titled)

Me No Pop I/ KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS (’80, 12” single)
Nickel Bag/ DIGABLE PLANETS (’93, Reachin’)
God/ THEESatisfaction (’12, awE naturalE)*
Big Fat Liar/ KINNY (’12, Can’t Kill a Dame With Soul)*
Eye Know/ DE LA SOUL (’89, 3 Feet High and Rising)
Fall of ’82/ THE SHINS (’12, Port of Morrow)*
So It Goes/ NICK LOWE (’78, Jesus of Cool)

Losing Out/ TIGER HIGH (’12, Myth is This)*
Mad Love/ BELLES WILL RING (’12, self titled EP)*
Everything Will Be Fine/ JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND (’11, Want More)
Revolution/ DR. JOHN (’12, Locked Down)*

I’ll Keep My Light in My Window/ QUANTIC & ALICE RUSSELL (’12, Look Around the Corner)*

*new or recent release

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