Radio RPB Episode #004
Presented March 23, 2018
You’ll hear it in my voice. I got a little TOO excited about the records I chose for you this week. My excitement is understandable, because these records are all worthy of a platter party, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
We start off with a killer, an early take of Larry Williams’ Bad Boy. They smoothed out the edges a bit for the final version, but this version is W-I-L-D and it’s taken straight off the LP Unreleased Larry Williams.
Some friends were discussing under-rated LP’s this week and I nominated The Kinks Kontroversy. The World Keeps Going Round is a highlight from that must-have 1965 LP.
I discovered The Booty Don’t Stop at a live show in 2002 . Pre-show, the headliners were playing this entire CD over the PA as the audience grew increasingly restless. The headliners were Jay Bennett and Edward Burch.
300 Pounds Of Hongry (written by Tony Joe White) is a bouncy cut from Carlene Carter’s Blue Nun LP. Carlene saw enormous (and deserved) mainstream success in the ’90s, but she first got my attention with Blue Nun and Musical Shapes, a duo of LPs featuring the extended Rockpile family.
Lene Lovich is a name that you don’t hear much these days but she figured big in my New Wave adventures. Her debut album Stateless was full of great songs, but the New Toy single from a few years later remains my favorite.
Norm Burns sings one of my all-time favorite song-poem tracks. I know the song title doesn’t make any sense, but a lyric like “Baby, Set Your Date On Time” should be allowed to defy standard syntax.
The Sprague Brothers first caught my attention with their Hightone Records release Let The Chicks Fall Where They May, but the lovely It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore comes from The Savage Sprague Brothers, a self-released compilation of early tracks.
Spring was an early 70’s project of Diane Rovell and Marilyn WIlson (née. Marilyn Rovell). Marilyn’s husband Brian produced and I’m pretty sure we can hear him singing along toward the end of the song.
RPB RADIO #004 SET LIST
Larry Williams – Bad Boy (Alternate Version)
The Kinks – The World Keeps Going Round
The Booty Don’t Stop – Ypsilanti All Stars
Jay Bennett and Edward Burch – Drinking On Your Dime
Lene Lovich – New Toy
Norm Burns – Baby Set Your Date On Time
The Sprague Brothers – It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore
Spring – Sweet Mountain
Myracle Brah – Whisper Softly