Kenny Rogers [00:26]
a side: "She Believes in Me"
b side: "Morgana Jones"
United Artists Records UA-X1273-Y 1978
What's the word I'm looking for? Oh right, "schmaltz". Thank goodness for the country disco funk on the b-side. And Kenny can scat? Who knew?
Los Campesinos! [07:41]
a side: "She Crows (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #4)"
b side: "To the Boneyard"
Heat Rash HR #4 2012
The fourth and final Heat Rash zine/single from these Welsh wonders.
Daryl Hall & John Oates [16:14]
a side: "She's Gone"
b side: "I'm Just a Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like a Man)"
Atlantic Records 45-3332 1973
Classic jam for sure.
Al Wilson [23:02]
a side: "Show and Tell" 1974
b side: "The Snake" 1968
Collectables COL 3168
Two Al Wilson hits on one 45. "Show & Tell" reached #1 on the Hot 100 in 1974. "The Snake" cracked the Top 30 in 1968, then later again in the UK in 1975 to the Northern Soul scene. Check out Aesop's fable of "The Farmer and the Viper".
Blue Swede [31:14]
a side: "Silly Milly"
b side: "Lonely Sunday Afternoon"
EMI Records 3983 1973
I don't know if they're actually blue but they are actually Swedes. Perhaps you are more familiar with their rendition of BJ Thomas' "Hooked on a Feeling". This one cracked the Hot 100 reaching as high as number 71.
Natural Dreamers [37:26]
a side: "Sir G"
b side: "Just No Probs"
Joyful Noise Records JNR108 2013
A mighty fine side project from Deerhoofers John Dietrich and Chris Cohen, joined by Jay Pellici.
Otis Redding [47:12]
a side: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
b side: "Sweet Lorene"
Volt Records VLT-13684 1968
Well, it plays. Not bad for a 25¢ thrift store find. Sadly the flipside's condition is unplayable.
Split Enz [49:58]
a side: "Six Months in a Leaky Boat"
b side: "Make Sense of It All"
A&M Records 2411 1982
Ah yes, the lads from Auckland. The Tyranny of Distance is a reference to a history of Australia and Britain's Colonial influence, which of course would also reach to New Zealand.
Music behind the DJ: "La Mer" by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli & Stephanie Grappelli.