Known Quantity

5 Aug

Streaming at Mixcloud.

This mix may give you the unnerving feeling that you know all of the music without having heard any of the songs. Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, The Mamas & the Papas, Wu Tang Clan, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, RJD2–you won’t find them here. However, you will hear the songs that made them famous.

These songs are either covers, shadow-covers, cousins, or lesser known originals of very famous recordings. A deep, bluesy vibe holds it all together. You can almost hear the advent of a mid-to-late 60s hard rock sound in the lateral bass lines and vocals that alternate from growling to yowling. The arrangements here are usually intricate, the guitars propulsive. Each track has a great narrative drive. “Hey Joe” even busts out a prequel.

Lee Moses returns!

Track List:
1. Garnet Mimms – As Long As I Have You
2. Tony Clarke – (They Call me) A Wrong Man
3. Jimmy Mcfarland – Lonely Lover
4. Freda Payne – Feeling Good
5. Marion Black – Who Knows
6. Alex Williams & The Mustangs – The Thrill Ain’t Gone
7. Tammi Terrell – All I Do Is Think About You
8. Lowell Fulson – Tramp
9. Alvin Robinson – Down Home Girl
10. The Exciters – Bring it Home to Me
11. Paul Kelly – Only Your Love
12. Al Green – Jesus is Waiting
13. The Singing Stars – Wait on Jesus
14. The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
15. Mike and the Censations – Nothing I Can Do About It
16. The Supremes – Your Heart Belongs to Me
17. Andrew Brown – You Made Me Suffer
18. Paul Kelly – The Upset
19. Linda Lyndell – What A Man
20. Rodger Collins – Foxy Girls in Oakland
21. Jim Manns & The Blackmailers – Messing With the Kid
22. Lee Moses – California Dreaming
23. Niela Miller – Baby, Don’t Go Downtown

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