Gladys Knight & the Pips [00:22]
"Who Is She (and What Is She to You)"
Neither One of Us
Soul S 737L 1973
Gladys and the gents turning the tables on the Bill Withers groove from the year before, and deftly covered by Meshell Ndegecello.
Redd Kross [04:28]
"Peach Kelli Pop"
Five Foot Two Records FF2-003-LP/Sympathy for the Record Industry STFRI 709 2002
Side 2, Track 1 of Neurotica is this killer riff rocker that hooked me when it was first released in 1987.
Neutral Milk Hotel [08:29]
"Song Against Sex"
Neutral Milk Hotel
NMH Records NMH001 2011
All the Neutral Milk Hotel you could possibly want tucked away into this amazing box set. Naturally it's hard to pick just one song, but this one always gets the old brain juice flowing.
Spinners with Dionne Warwick [12:14]
"Then Came You"
New and Improved
Atlantic SD 18118 1974
This is one of those songs that lies dormant in my memory until I hear it and then I get a flood of childhood memories. Funny how music can work like that.
Anti- 87431-1SC5 2016
Some dreamy doomy goodness from the Bay Area band's third studio album.
The Apples in Stereo [27:34]
"Can You Feel It?"
New Magnetic Wonder
Yep Roc Records/Simian Records LP-YEP-2132 2007
Well, can you? Killer opening track from Apples in Stereo's 6th studio album co-penned by the late greate Bill Doss. Also, their first album not on spinART, and their last with drummer Hilarie Sidney.
Pete Fountain [35:01]
"Basin Street Blues"
Coral CRL 757282 1959
One-time Lawrence Welk clarinetist Pete Fountain takes for a trip down to the Big Easy.
New Riders of the Purple Sage [31:45]
"I Don't Know You"
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Columbia C 30888 1971
Side one, track one of the eponymous debut album from the New Riders of the Purple Sage, featuring Jer Bear on pedal steel.
"Through Be Cool"
Warner Bros. Records BSK 3595 1981
Side one, track one from DEVO's fourth studio album. Fun fact: this song will always remind of a small supermarket chain in the Omaha area called Hinky Dinky. Pretty sure it no longer exists. And of course, an early MTV heavy rotation classic. Oh those evil spuds.
Iggy Pop [40:20]
"Five Foot One"
Arista AB 4237 1979
Iggy's third solo album with help from former Stooges James Williamson and Scott Thurston. And yes there's a video.
"New Year's Day (Long Version)"
New Year's Day (Long Version)
Island Records 12WIP 6848 1983
Everyday someone is born who has never heard U2's "New Year's Day". Maybe one of those someone's is you. Solidarność!
The Toasters [51:58]
N.Y. Beat! Hit & Run
Moon Records TOAST-09-10 1986
A prime examples of early 3rd wave ska from the NYC vets, which would later show up on their debut album Skaboom!.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet [55:58]
Columbia CS 8082 1959
Brubeck and Paul Desmond take one of my favorite standards for quite the spin.
Music behind the DJ: "Brazil" by Billy Mure's Supersonic Guitars