Episode 262

Episode 262 – July 2, 2020

Sam Cooke was a pioneer and embodied the crossover influence of mid-century soul. His songwriting, his powerful and soulful vocals, his civil rights activism, and his presence as a performer could not have been a better foundation to build a framework. It was a blend of gospel, pop, rhythm and blues, and early rock that led to the sound of Motor City soul. Our show today will feature Sam’s music as our vintage embellishments that surround a wonderful collection of new sounds from under the Americana tent this morning. New sounds from Waylon Payne, OCMS, Dion, and Built To Spill are just a sampling of the new sounds we’ve got for you today. I’ll also be sharing a wonderful new track (of which there are many) from Bob Dylan’s new album “Rough and Rowdy Ways” which is one of his very best from the past couple of decades. Good to hear the bard’s songwriting ice pick is as sharp as ever. Tune in and enjoy.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Sam Cooke Summertime, Pt. 1 The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (1 of 4) Amazon
3Dion Song For Sam Cooke (Here In America) [feat. Paul Simon] Blues with Friends Amazon
4Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers He's So Wonderful The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
5Ted Hawkins Chain Gang Love You Most of All: More Songs from Venice Beach Amazon
6Dan Reeder Raft to Freedom Every Which Way Amazon
7Tom Petty You Dont Know How It Feels (Home Recording) Wildflowers (2020) Amazon
8Iggy T and The Crazymakers Fire Just Can't Get Enough Amazon
9Nick Lowe Here Comes That Feeling Lay It On Me Amazon
10Brenda Lee Here Comes That Feelin' Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
11Ray LaMontagne Strong Enough Monovision Amazon
12Built to Spill Mountain Top Plays Amazon
13The Mavericks Poder Vivir En Espanol Amazon
14Johnnie Taylor Baby, We've Got Love Lifetime [Disc 1] Amazon
15Sam Cooke (What A) Wonderful World Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
16Los Coast Feat Gary Clark Jr. Change is Gonna Come A Change Is Gonna Come (Single) Amazon
17Bettye LaVette Blackbird Blackbirds Amazon
18Waylon Payne Dead on a Wheel Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me: Act I – Single Amazon
19Neil Young Vacancy Homegrown Amazon
20Andrea & Mud Send Your Love My Way Bad News Darlin' Amazon
21Sam Cooke Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
22The Flamingos Nobody Loes Me Like You For Collectors Only – Disc 1 Amazon
23Dr. Hook Only Sixteen Greatest Hits (And More) Amazon
24Pert Near Sandstone Peace Of Mind Rising Tide Amazon
25Charley Crockett Welcome To Hard Times Welcome to Hard Times (Single) Amazon
26Bob Dylan Goodbye Jimmy Reed Rough And Rowdy Ways [Disc 1] Amazon
27Pokey LaFarge Bluebird Rock Bottom Rhapsody Amazon
28Waxahatchee Can't Do Much Saint Cloud Amazon
29Womack Brothers Somewhere There's A God Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story: 1959 – 1965 [Disc 1] Amazon
30Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Today Could Be the Day (Radio Remix) Our Back Pages Amazon
31Ted Hawkins Bring It on Home to Me Love You Most of All: More Songs from Venice Beach Amazon

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