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The best of 2012. Print E-mail

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With NYE right around the corner, it's time for the best of new vinyl releases of 2012, plus some key reissues & comps. Who will make the cut? Drop by Wednesday night to find out!

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Tonight we're gonna party like it's...

December 26, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Moonlight Mile"  Lee Fields  Faithful Man  (Truth & Soul)

"Shambala"  Beastie Boys  In Sound From The Way Out!  (Grand Royal)

"The Name of Fela Will Always Stand for Freedom"  Jessica Lauren Four  Jessica Lauren Four  (Freestyle)

"Girl & Robot with Flowers (part 1)"  Greg Foat Group  Girl & Robot With Flowers EP  (Jazzman)

"Soul Sides"  Karl Denson & Soulive  Spark!  (Royal Family)

"Chicken Grease"  D'Angelo  Voodoo  (Modern Classics/Virgin)

"Shootin' Dice"  Timo Lassy  In With Lassy  (Schema)

"Girlfriend"  The Filthy Six  The Fox  (Acid Jazz)

"But It's Alright"  The Sugarman 3  What the World Needs Now  (Daptone)

"Stay Away"  Charles Bradley  7 Inch  (Dunham/Daptone)

"Him Belly No Go Sweet"  Antibalas  Antibalas  (Daptone)

"Spin"  Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  (Honest Jons)

"Nobody Can Live Forever"  Tim Maia  Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  (Luaka Bop)

"I'll Slip Away"  Rodriguez  Searching for Sugarman OST  (Light in the Attic/Legacy)

"I'll Get Along"  Michael Kiwanuka  Home Again  (Polydor)

"Take One"  Will Sessions  Mix Takes EP  (Fat Beats)

"Sweet Power of Your Embrace"  James Mason  Rhythm of Life  (Chiaroscuro)

"The Lope Song"  Eddie Russ  Fresh Out  (Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz)

 
Variety is the spice. Print E-mail

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Indeed, a variety of funky vinyl grooves goin' down at the Junction.  Got a Heavenly Sweetness Blue Note reissue of a lost Grant Green date, Nicaraguan fusion on the Numero label and a coupla tracks from the few lps drummer Louis Hayes released as a leader.  Plus, D'angelo's Voodoo just got the deluxe reissue from Modern Classics/Light in the Attic!  Stop by for a spell Wednesday night.

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Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
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Jazz (we've got).

December 19, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"White Rabbit"  Gabor Szabo & The California Dreamers  Wind Sky & Diamonds  (Impulse)

"Green Jeans"  Grant Green  Matador  (Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness)

"I Can See Clearly Now"  The Junior Mance Touch  The Junior Mance Touch  (Polydor)

"Bring It On Home To Me"  Aretha Franklin  Soul '69  (Atlantic)

"Little Sunflower"  The Louis Hayes Group  Variety is the Spice  (Gryphon)

"Olea"  Louis Hayes  Breath of Life  (Muse)

"Hamba Nami"  Cannonball Adderley  Phenix  (Fantasy)

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Quincy Jones  Gula Matari  (A&M)

"Devil's Pie"  D'Angelo  Voodoo  (Modern Classic Recordings/Virgin)

"Pzancai"  Ceccarelli/Chantereau/Padovan/Pezin  CCPP  (Flamophone/Vadim)

"Clear Skies Select Stick"  The Greg Foat Group  Girl & Robot With Flowers  (Jazzman)

"Tropical Jazz"  Alfonso Lovo  La Gigantona  (Numero)

"Flying to L.A."  Arthur Verocai  Timeless: March 15, 2009  (Mochilla)

"Amor Em Jacuma"  Cravo & Cavela  Preco de Cada Um  (Mr. Bongo)

"Theme From Hong Kong"  Lee Perry-The Mighty Upsetter  Kung Fu Meets The Dragon  (Justice)

"Home Again"  Archie Whitewater  Archie Whitewater  (Get On Down/Cadet Concept)

"Sounds of Feelings"  Joachim Kuhn & Rolf Kuhn  Bloody Rockers  (BYG/WahWah)

"Directly From My Heart to You"  The Mothers of Invention  Weasels Ripped My Flesh  (Bizarre)

"Corruption is the Thing"  Creations Unlimited  Chains & Black Exhaust  (Memphix)

 
Girl & robot with flowers. Print E-mail

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Keyboard heavy grooves goin' down at the Junction Wednesday night.  The Greg Foat Group returns with another great analogue recording and it's just as great as last year's debut!  Plus, we learned about Dave Brubeck's passing just before leaving for last week's show, so let's pay proper tribute to a true legend in jazz.  And the usual vinyl-only madness will ensue, including scores from the Philadelphia Record Riot...see you then!

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Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
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All the squares go home.

December 12, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Femme Fatale"  Aloe Blacc  Good Things  (Stonesthrow)

"Blue Rondo a la Turk"  Dave Brubeck Quartet  Time Out  (Columbia)

"The Sermon on the Mount"  Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan  Live at the Berlin Philharmonic  (Columbia)

"Polka Dots & Moonbeams/It Could Happen to You"  Dave Brubeck  All The Things You Are  (Atlantic)

"Girl & Robot with Flowers (part vi)"  The Greg Foat Group  Girl & Robot With Flowers  (Jazzman)

"Sister Serene"  George Duke  I Love the Blues--She Heard My Cry  (MPS)

"Voodoo Woman"  Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes  Expansions  (Flying Dutchman)

"Earth (Still Our Only Home)"  Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer  Like Children  (Nemperor)

"It Could Be Better"  Timo Lassy  In With Lassy  (Schema)

"Henceforth"  Roy Ayers Ubiquity  Red Black & Green  (Polydor)

"Foodstamps"  The 24-Carat Black  Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth  (Stax)

"Walk Tall (Baby, That's What I Need)  Howard Roberts  Guilty!!  (Capitol)

"Satan"  Jon Lucien  Rashida  (RCA)

"I'll Slip Away"  Rodriguez  Searching for Sugarman OST  (Legacy/Light in the Attic)

"I'm So Thankful"  Eugene Blacknell  We Can't Take Life for Granted  (Luv-n-Haight)

"Low Down Popcorn/Spinning Wheel"  James Brown  Sex Machine  (King)

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"  The Temptations  Cloud Nine  (Gordy)

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Stop by the Junction Wednesday night for 100% vinyl grooves.  Last week featured some great debuts, but still some more new ones to bring your way.  The legendary Art Pepper's wife Laurie just teamed up with Omnivore Records to release a series of live quartet sides from the early '80s, Jazzman digs deeper (do they every stop???) to bring us hard luck soul from the Ohio Penitentiary's 511 Jazz Ensemble and Mayer Hawthorne's Record Store Day 10 inch is a great live session from KCRW's Morning Goes Eclectic.  And sadly, Dave Brubeck died today, so we'll pay tribute.   Come on in!

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The record ends & we begin again.

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December 5, 2012

Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Whole Lotta Love"  King Curtis  Live at the Fillmore West  (Atco)

"The Duke"  Dave Brubeck  Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits  (Columbia)

"Chant Inca"  Hal Singer & Jef Gilson  Soul of Africa  (Kindred Spirits/Chant du Monde)

"Helena"  Chico Hamilton  El Chico  (Impulse)

"Find a Way"  Miguel Atwood-Ferguson  Suite for Ma Dukes EP  (Mochilla)

"Sound Ray"  Ray Bryant  Sound Ray  (Cadet)

"Java Man"  Ohio Penitentiary's 511 Jazz Ensemble  Hard Luck Soul  (Aragorn/Jazzman)

"Have Spacesuit Will Travel (part 1)"  Greg Foat Group  Girl & Robot with Flowers EP  (Jazzman)

"I'll Take You There"  Reuben Wilson  The Sweet Life  (Groove Merchant)

"Red Car"  Art Pepper  Neon Art: Vol. 1  (Widow's Taste/Omnivore)

"Three Faces"  Menahan Street Band  The Crossing  (Dunham/Daptone)

"Panama"  Roy Porter Sound Machine  The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine  (Tramp)

"The Sad Chicken"  Leroy & The Drivers  7 Inch  (Stonesthrow)

"O Caminho do Bem"  Tim Maia  Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  (Luaka Bop)

"Psycles"  Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Sahara Swing  (Now Again)

"Take It Light"  Rikki Ililonga  Sunshine Love  (Sepiso/Now Again)

"I Wish It Would Rain"  Mayer Hawthorne  KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic EP  (Republic)

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Stop by the Junction Wednesday night for some great new vinyl grooves.  Out of nowhere, the Greg Foat Group returns with an EP close on the heels of last year's now classic release and in anticipation of a full length coming out in the next two weeks.  But that's not all!  The Menahan Street Band just released their 2nd album, Finnish reedman Timo Lassy's got a new one, and we'll spin the soundtrack to Searching for Sugarman, a documentary about the enigmatic folk/funk of the elusive Rodriguez.  Plus, a batch of Hendrix covers celebrating the man's 70th birthday! 

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
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Eat sardines...and pork & beans.

November 28, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Angel"  Stanley Jordan  Magic Touch  (Blue Note)

"Blue Bossa"  Milt Jackson/Joe Pass/Ray Brown  The Big 3  (Pablo)

"Naquela Base"  Joao Donato  Sambou Sambou  (Pacific Jazz)

"Pregao"  Tamba Trio  Tempo  (Philips/Universal Sound)

"Nana"  Os Ipanemas  Os Ipanemas  (CBS/Mr. Bongo) 

"Shootin' Dice"  Timo Lassy  In With Lassy  (Schema)

"Girl & Robot with Flower (part 1)"  Greg Foat Group  Girl & Robot with Flowers EP  (Jazzman)

"Everyday a Dream"  Menahan Street Band  The Crossing  (Dunham)

"Crucify Your Mind"  Rodriguez  Searching for Sugarman OST  (Light in the Attic)

"Third Stone from the Sun"  John Klemmer  Blowin' Gold  (Cadet Concept)

"Crosstown Traffic"  Phil Upchurch  Upchurch  (Cadet)

"Power of Soul"  Idris Muhammad  Power of Soul  (Kudu)

"Som Imaginario de Jimi Hendrix"  The Pops  Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas: Tropicalia Psychadelic Masterpieces 1967-76  (Tropicalia in Furs)

"Message of Love"  Band of Gypsys  Band of Gypsys  (Capitol)

"Heywete"  Mulatu Astatke  Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits  (L'Arome)

"Madjap Express"  Masabumi Kikuchi  One-Way Traveler  (Columbia)

"Physical Love"  Eddie Hazel  Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs  (Warner)

"Outa-Space"  Billy Preston  I Wrote a Simple Song  (A&M)

"Jimi Diggin' Cats"  Digable Planets  Reachin' (a new refutation of time & space)  (Pendulum/Elektra)

 
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Have a great Thanksgiving...back next week with the next episode. 
 
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Do the mashed potato. 
 
Fewsh Junction returns! Print E-mail

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What would happen if Black Sabbath, TV on the Radio, and Soft Machine had a baby?  The evil progeny would be a two headed monster called Fewsh Junction!  Yes, join me Wednesday night as the infamous Fewsh, Monday nights from 6pm-8pm here on GtownRadio, sits for another two hour musical discussion.  Check out the original madness here!

Soul Junction and Fewsh: almost as fitting a combo as thinly veiled nudity and absinthe.  We promise to stay clothed, but make no promises about the absinthe.

Soul Junction
Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
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Tea for two & two for tea.

November 14, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Stay Away"  Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band  7 Inch  (Dunham)

"Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation"  Joe Henry  Scar  (Mammoth)

"Can't Catch the Trane"  Terry Callier   I Just Can't Help Myself  (Cadet)

"Third Man Theme"  The Band  Moondog Matinee   (Capitol)

"It's My Time"  The Mynah Birds  7 Inch  (VIP/Motown)

"Moon Beam"  James "Blood" Ulmer  Black Rock  (Columbia)

"Temptation"  Prince  Around the World in a Day  (Paisley Park)

"Emperor's Main Course in Cantonese"  Kid Koala  10 Inch  (Ninja Tune)

"Godly Intersects"  Of Montreal  False Priest  (Polyvinyl)

"As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still"  Soft Machine  Volume Two  (Probe/ABC)

"Synthesis Side One: Tape Studies 1-4"  Herbert Deutsche   ????

"Deep Gully"  Mr. Chop  Switched On  (Five Day Weekend/NowAgain)

"I Give Up"  Jules & The Polar Bears  Fenetiks  (Wounded Bird)

"One More Night"  Can   Ege Bamyasi  (United Artists)

"Toiling"  Albert Ayler  The Last Album  (Impulse)

"Size 10.5 Sneaks"  Bill Frisell & Vernon Reid  Smash & Scatteration  (Rykodisc)

"Somebody's Calling My Name"  Baby Grandmothers  Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads & Dirges 1968-74  (NowAgain)

"Millions Are Getting Killed"  Lilly Greenham  Tendentious Neo-Semantics  (???)

"Sesame Street"  Blow Fly  Ultimate Breaks & Beats  (Street Beat)

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Story of the hurricane. Print E-mail

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The Frankenstorm kept me out of the studio last week, but not even the new storm brewin' can shut me out tonight!  Got a whole show of hurricane related tunes to spin, including music from Phil Upchurch, Rahsaan, Walter Wanderley, and of course, Weather Report.  Dry off & come on in!

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When the levee breaks, got nowhere to stay. 

November 7, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Gimme Shelter"  Merry Clayton  Gimme Shelter  (Ode)

"Emotional Weather Report"  Tom Waits  Nighthawks at the Diner  (Elektra)

"Come Rain or Come Shine"  Bill Evans Trio  Portrait in Jazz  (Riverside)

"The Eye of the Hurricane"  Herbie Hancock  Maiden Voyage  (Blue Note)

"Keeps on Raining"  Billie Holiday  The Billie Holiday Story  (Decca)

"Wind Song"  Wes Montgomery  Down Here on the Ground  (A&M)

"Rain"  Walter Wanderley  Rain Forest  (Verve)

"Stormy"  The Meters  The Meters  (Josie)

"Stormy"  Duke Pearson featuring Flora Purim  It Could Happen With You  (Blue Note)

"Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head"  Charlie Earland  Black Drops  (Prestige)

"Hurricane"  Shuggie Otis  Here Comes Shuggie Otis  (Epic)

"Ain't No Sunshine"  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  Blacknuss  (Atlantic)

"Darkness, Darkness"  Phil Upchurch  Darkness, Darkness  (Blue Thumb)

"I Can't Stand the Rain"  Ann Peebles  I Can't Stand the Rain  (Hi/Fat Possum)

"Blowin' in the Wind"  Stanley Turrentine  Common Touch  (Blue Note)

"Hurricane Jane"  Joe Farrell  Penny Arcade  (CTI)

"Windy C"  Ahmad Miller  Ahmad's First  Ahmad's First  (Stonesthrow)

"Flood in Franklin Park"  Grant Green  Live at the Lighthouse  (Blue Note)

"Spanish Moss-A Sound Portrait: Flash Flood"  Billy Cobham  Crosswinds  (Atlantic)

"Palladium"  Weather Report  Heavy Weather  (Columbia)

 "Purple Rain"  Prince  7 Inch  (Warner Bros.)

 
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And we're back with vinyl grooves, Wednesday night at the Junction.  Got some killer bossa jazz from Dom Salvador & Os Ipanemas, reissued on the great Mr. Bongo label.  Dig some blues from Albert King, spiritual jazz from Marion Brown and some funk from Benin from El Rego.  Come on in!

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Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
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Still listening to wax, I'm not using the CD.

October 24, 2012

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Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):

"Hang On Sloopy"  Ramsey Lewis  Newly Recorded All-Time Non Stop Golden Hits  (Columbia)

"She Shot Me Down"  John Lee Hooker  The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker  (Vee Jay)

"You've Been Talkin' 'Bout Me Baby"  Donald Byrd  Up With Donald Byrd  (Verve)

"Gospel Groove"  Shuggie Otis  Here Comes Shuggie Otis  (Epic)

"Cutting the Mustard"  Revolutionary Blues Band   Revolutionary Blues Band  (Coral)

"Crosscut Saw"  Albert King  Born Under a Bad Sign  (Stax/Sundazed)

"Maimoun"  Marion Brown  Vista  (Impulse)

"Road Song"  Pat Martino  The Visit!  (Cobblestone)

"First Come, First Serve"  Ramon Morris  Sweet Sister Funk  (Groove Merchant)

"Black Whip"  Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones  Black Whip  (Prestige)

"Nuttin' Up"  Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm  A Black Man's Soul  (Funky Delicacies)

"Consolacao"  Os Ipanemas  Os Ipanemas  (CBS/Mr. Bongo)

"Tematrio"  Dom Salvador Trio  Salvador Trio  (Mocambo/Mr. Bongo)

"Nobody Can Live Forever"  Tim Maia  Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  (Luaka Bop)

"Morning"  Azymuth  Azimuth  (Som Livre/Far Out)

"Xibaba"  Cal Tjader  Amazonas  (Fantasy)

"Night in Tunisia"  Hugh Masekela  I Am Not Afraid  (Blue Thumb)

"Africa Bump"  Enrique Lynch  Peruvian Funk  (Secret Stash)

"Dis-Moi Oui"  El Rego et ses Commandos  El Rego et ses Commandos  (Daptone)

"Philly Dog"  Herbie Mann  Live at the Whiskey A Go Go  (Atlantic)

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Rational culture. Print E-mail
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Dig the vinyl grooves of the Junction Wednesday night.   Got more from the excellent Tim Maia compilation from Luakabop, this time centering on his UFO cult years (!!!), plus more from the surprisingly satisfying Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine from Germany's Tramp records.  And a mix of Brazilian inspired madness, including Maia's nephew, Ed Motta, spare Rhodes from Adam Makowicz and a loooong one from Isaac Hayes, backed by the Bar-Kays!
 
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If you didn't you wouldn't be in here.  
 
October 10, 2012
 
 
 
Playlist (Song/Artist/Album/Label):
 
"Love the One You're With"  The Meters  Kickback  (Sundazed)
 
"Sandu"  Brown/Roach, Inc.  Study in Brown  (Trip)
 
"Bus Ride"  Sam Most   Mostly Flute  (Xanadu)
 
"Your Feet's Too Big"  Hank Jones, Ray Brown & Jimmie Smith  Jones Brown Smith  (Concord)
 
"Soul Sides"  Karl Denson & Soulive  Spark!  (Royal Family)
 
"Seven for Five"  Adam Macowicz  Unit  (Polskie Nagrania)
 
"Vasvirag"   Binder Quintet  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3: Modal, Esoteric & Ethereal Jazz from the European Underground 1963-72  (Jazzman)
 
"The Sidewalk"  David T. Walker  The Sidewalk  (Revue)
 
"Jessica"  Roy Porter Sound Machine  The Story of Roy Porter Sound Machine 1971-75  (Tramp)
 
"Uncle Willie's Dream"  Paul Humphrey  America, Wake Up  (Blue Thumb)
 
"Tite Rope"  Harold Alexander  Sunshine Man  (Flying Dutchman)
 
"Rational Culture"  Tim Maia  Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  (Luaka Bop)
 
"Papuera"  Ed Motta   Dwitza  (Whatmusic)
 
"Everybody Loves the Sunshine"  Seu Jorge & Almaz  Seu Jorge & Almaz  (Now Again)
 
"Lindo Sonho Delirante"  Fabio  Brazilian Fuzz Bananas: Tropicalia Psychadelic Classics 1967-76  (Tropicalia in Furs/World Psychedelic Classics)
 
"A Minha Menina"  Os Mutantes  Everything is Possible!: The Best of Os Mutantes  (Luaka Bop)
 
"Bold Soul Sister"  Ike & Tina Turner  16 Great Performances  (ABC)
 
"Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"  Isaac Hayes  Hot Buttered Soul  (Enterprise)
 
"House Shoes"  The Bar-Kays  Soul Finger  (Atlantic)
 
 
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