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The Dark End of the Street
Moderators: Tom Ashburn
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Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Host: Tom Ashburn

Down-home Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Funky Nashville, and Country Soul.

The show focuses on Southern Soul of the '60s and early '70s, before black music became a strictly urban format. Core artists include Joe Tex, Joe Simon, James Carr, Otis Redding, etc. In addition to the great vocalists, the show hopes to spotlight the great house bands at American Sound Studios, Stax, Hi, FAME, & Muscle Shoals Sound. Also love a good Country Soul "message song" (Games People Play, In The Ghetto, etc.) by soulful white southerners mixing Country/Soul/Rock. Examples include Joe South, Tony Joe White, & Bobbie Gentry. Show heroes include Dan Penn, Chips Moman, Arthur Alexander, Shelby Singleton, Steve Cropper, and Rick Hall.

Email: tom.ashburn@koop.org

Thanks for tuning in, happy 71st birthday to Mighty Sam McClain! Hope the taxman takes pity on you today...
Please send requests/comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org

The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding - Otis! Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino
Mr. Soul - Bud Harper - A Deep Dip Into Texas Soul Vol 1 - SFTV
Georgia Pines - Mighty Sam - Papa True Love - Sundazed

Sweet Dreams - Mighty Sam - Papa True Love - Sundazed
Everybody's Got A Little Devil in Their Soul - Tommie Young - Do You Still Feel The Same Way - Westside
You've Got What I Want - Mary Jane Hooper - Psychedelphia: Rare & Unreleased New Orleans Funk 1966-70 - Funky Delicacies
No Money In My Pocket - Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon/My Prescription - EMI

Send Me Back My Money - Clarence Reid - CDR Dancin' With Nobody But You - Atco
It's Getting Harder to Get By - Charles Smith - Ashes to Ashes - Soulscape
I Don't Know How But I Am - Jimmy Lewis - Give The Poor Man A Break - Kent

I Need A Lot Of Lovin' - Mighty Sam - Papa True Love - Sundazed
Do What You Think Is Best - Buddy Ace - Soul Jewels Vol 1 - Westside
Big Boys Cry - Don Fredericks - Lafayette Soul Show - Kent
I Spent All My Money Loving You - Beth McKee - I'm That
Way - Swampgirl Music

Soul Time - Ernest Thomas - Southern Funkin' - BGP
Have I Stayed Away Too Long - Charlie Rich - It Ain't Gonna Be That Way - The Complete Smash Sessions - Ace
About Noon - The Mar-Keys - 4000 Volts of Stax - Stax
Thanks to everyone who tuned in today, please spread the word about the show. Please send requests, questions, comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org

The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Hook Line & Sinker - Dan Greer - Can't Be Satisfied - Kent
Tell Him No - Bell Brothers - A Deep Dip Into Texas Soul Vol 1 - SFTV
8 Days On The Road - Howard Tate - Howard Tate - Koch

The Door to My Heart - Dan Brantley - Hall of FAME Vol 3 - Kent
Come Back to Me Baby - James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up - Kent
Eternally - Willie Gable - A Fine Time - Sundazed
Do What You Gotta Do - Al Wilson - Searching for the Dolphins - Kent

Out of Sight - Otis Redding - Tell the Truth - Rhino
Don't You Raise Your Voice at Me - Big Ben Atkins - Hall of FAME Vol 3 - Kent
Mama's Got A New Bag Too - Bobby Patterson - Soul Is My Music - Sundazed
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - Otis Redding - Otis! Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino

I Can't Do Without You - Clarence Carter - Testifyin - Atlantic
Come Back Baby - Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces - Go Ahead & Burn - RPM
Girl's Alright With Me - Wallace Brothers - Lover's Prayer - Excello

Put It On - "Count" Rockin' Sidney with The Dukes - Southern Funkin' - BGP
Here I Am, Try Me - Kip Anderson - CDR Southern Soul Stock - Chess/Greenline
Why Don't You Try Me - Maurice & Mac - CDR Lean On Me - P-Vine
Soul Feeling Pt 1 - Eddie "G" Giles - Southern Funkin' - BGP
Suzie-Q - James Burton - The Guitar Sounds of James Burton - Polydor
Thanks for listening, I think I like the Avantis original "Keep On Dancing" as much as the Gentry's remake. Please send requests & comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org

The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Sixty Minutes of Your Time - Johnnie Taylor - 3000 Volts of Stax - Stax
The Match Game - Otis Redding - Tell the Truth - Rhino
Stop - Lil Bob & The Lollipops - Southern Funkin' - BGP

It's Been A Change - Solomon Burke - King Solomon/I Wish I Knew - Koch
Don't Change Nothin' - Mary Jane Hooper - Psychedelphia: Rare & Unreleased New Orleans Funk 1966-70 - Funky Delicacies
Too Good To Be True - Roy Head - Teeny Weeny Bit - AIM
Wish You Didn't Have to Go - James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet - Sony/BMG

Back For A Taste of Your Love - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi
You Did Something To Me - Otis Clay - Best of the Hi Records Years - Hi
Are You Lonely For Me Baby - Al Green - Gets Next to You - HI

Woman What You Be Doing (When I'm Gone) - Eddie & Ernie - Lost Friends - Kent
I Take What I Want - Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino
You've Got What It Takes - Joe Tex - Skinny Legs & All - Kent
Ha Ha Ha - Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music/Shake Rattle & Roll - Collectables

Keep On Dancing - The Avantis - 7 inch - Argo
You Don't Care - Arthur Alexander - Ultimate Arthur Alexander - Razor & Tie
Lover To Friend - Junior Parker - I'm So Satisfied - Polygram
Give Everybody Some - Bar-Kays - Complete Stax/Volt Singles 8 - Atlantic
Thanks for listening and happy 72nd birthday to the Queen of Soul Aretha Louise Franklin. Please send requests, comments, questions to tom.ashburn@koop.org


The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Things Go Better With Coke #1 - Aretha Franlklin - Coca Cola Commercials - Coca Cola
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franlklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino
Respect - Otis Redding - Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino
Think - Aretha Franlklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino

Save Me - Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino
Instant Groove - King Curtis - Instant Groove - Edsel
Aretha, Sing One for Me - George Jackson - Memphis Soul Greats - Hi
You Are My Sunshine - Aretha Franlklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino

For What It's Worth - The Staple Singers - Freedom Highway - Columbia
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul - Rhino

Lee Cross - Aretha Franklin - Soul Gospel - Soul Jazz
See Saw - Don Covay - The Definitve Don Covay - Razor & Tie
Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) - Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino

Son of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franlklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino
The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings - Rhino
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - King Curtis - Plays The Great Memphis Hits/King Size Soul - Koch
Happy birthday to Wilson Pickett who would have been 73 today. In his career he placed over 50 songs on the R&B charts. The voice, the scream, it didn't get much better...

The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Land of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett - Greatest Hits - Atlantic
If You Need Me - Solomon Burke - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino
It's Too Late - Wilson Pickett - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino
Ninety Nine & 1/2 Just Won't Do - Wilson Pickett - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino
634-5789 (Soulsville, USA) - Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - Stax
Mustang Sally - Sir Mack Rice - You Heard It Here First, Vol 2 - Ace
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett - Greatest Hits - Atlantic
She's Looking Good - Rodger Collins - Moaning, Groaning, Crying - Kent
Save Me - Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude - Atlantic
I'm A Midnight Mover - Bobby Womack - Best of Bobby Womack - EMI
Mojo Mama - Wilson Pickett - The Sound of Wilson Pickett - Atlantic
Don't Cry No More - Wilson Pickett - I'm In Love - Rhino
Iron Out The Rough Spots - Don Covay - Mercy/See Saw - Koch
Mama Told Me Not to Come - Wilson Pickett - Greatest Hits - Atlantic
Soul Survivor - Wilson Pickett - It's Harder Now - Bullseye Blues
In the Pocket - The Kingpins - 7 inch - Atco
Thanks for listening, if anyone has requests, comments, or can confirm that Don Robey got his pen name "Deadric Malone" from the two streets in Memphis off Airways Blvd, please email me at tom.ashburn@koop.org ...

The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
You Got It - Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby - Soulscape
Since I Found You - Paul Kelly - Dial Records Southern Soul Story 1 - Ace
Dirt - Jean Knight - Dial Records Southern Soul Story 2 - Ace
You Can Lead Your Woman to the Altar - Oscar Toney Jr. - Oscar's Winners - Westside
The Spoiler - Eddie Purell - Memphis 60 - BGP
You Have Done Me Wrong - Willie Cobbs - A Fine Time - Sundazed
You Don't Love Me - Barbara & The Browns - Can't Find Happiness - Kent
Baby Don't Be Lookin In My Mind - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon
I Can't Face It - Earl Gaines - Sound Stage 7 Story, Disc 3 - Charly
She's A Wiggler - Fenton Robinson - Mellow Fellow - Charly
Ace of Spades - Melvin Carter - A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul Vol 2 - SFTV
There Goes My Used To Be - O.V. Wright - Complete Goldwax Singles Vol 1 1962 - 1966 - Ace
I Can't Get Along Without You - Judy Green - A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul Vol 3 - SFTV
Would You Do It For Me - Tee Fletcher - Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels - Numero
Call Me Your Fool If You Want To - Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff - Stax
I've Got Enough - James Fry - Memphis Soul Greats - Hi
Tell Daddy - Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back - Rhino
Chain of Fools - Jimmy Brown - Funky Tales - Excello

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