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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 listening and the nice phonecalls. Please send requests and comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org


The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie

Love Attack - Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame: The FAME & XL Recordings - Kent

I'm In the Middle of a Good Thing - George Jackson - Old Friend: The FAME Recordings Vol 3 - Kent

Murder In The First Degree - The Dynamics - First Landing - Cotillion

Ninety Nine & 1/2 Just Won't Do - Wilson Pickett - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

No More Doggin' - ZZ Hill - Down Home Soul of ZZ Hill - Kent

I Can't Help Myself - James Carr - My Soul Is Satisfied/The Rest of James Carr - Kent

I Can't Help It - Paul Kelly - Dial Records Southern Soul Story - Ace

A Certain Girl - Earl Gaines - The Lost Soul Tapes - AIM

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye - Ernie K-Doe - Here Come The Girls - Acadia

99 44/100 Percent Pure Love - Al Reed - 7 inch - Axe

Stop - Sam Moore - Plenty Good Lovin' - 2K Sounds

Where Did My Baby Go - Howard Tate - Howard Tate - Koch International

That Lucky Old Sun - Solomon Burke - Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions - Sundazed

Sleeper - Lowell Fulson - In A Heavy Bag - Sundazed

Pleading For Your Love - Janet & The Jays - The Legacy of Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - Hi

Still Around - James Fry - Say Hi To Northern Soul - Outta Sight

Treat Her Right - Roy Head & The Traits - Entertainment Weekly 1965 - BMG

Black Olives - The Bad Boys - 7 inch - Paula

Thanks for listening, please send requests/questions to tom.ashburn@koop.org


The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie

Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett - Greatest Hits - Atlantic

Dr. Funky - Chris Harris - Dial Records Southern Soul Story 2 - Kent

Funky Street - Arthur Conley - The Memphis Boys - Ace

Think About It - Clarence Carter - The Dynamic Clarence Carter - Atlantic

I Refuse to Give Up - Clarence Reid - Dial Records Southern Soul Story 1 - Kent

If You're Looking For A Fool - Big John Hamilton - How Much Can A Man Take - Sundazed

I'll Be Your Fool Once More - Annette Snell - Dial Records Southern Soul Story - Kent

Hickory Holler's Tramp - OC Smith - Hickory Holler Revisited/ For Once In My Life - Collectables

Double Life - Jerry Fuller - Dial 3 for Northern Soul - Outta Sight

River Deep, Mountain High - Ted Roddy - Channelin E - Continental

I'm The Man - Albert Washington - Blues & Soul Man - Ace

Get Out Of My Life Woman - Solomon Burke - King Solomon/I Wish I Knew - Koch

Let's Talk It Over - Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame: The FAME & XL Recordings - Kent

Don't Touch Me - Bettye Swann - Bettye Swann - Honest Jons

I Thank You - Sam & Dave - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

Key Chain - The Martinis - Late Late Party 1965-1967 - Light In The Attic

Happy 78th birthday Syl Johnson. Prayers and condolences to the families of "Teenie" Hodges and Bobby Womack. Please send requests & comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org



The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Same Kind of Thing - Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black - Charly
Different Strokes - Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black - Charly
You Been Lying to Me - Chee Chee Scott - A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul Vol 3 - SFTV
Abracadabra - Syl Johnson - A Deep Dip Into Memphis Soul - SFTV
Back For A Taste of Your Love - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi
Love & Happiness - Al Green - Love & Happiness - Demon
Music To My Ears - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi
I Take what I Want - Ann Peebles - Straight From The Heart - Hi
Take Me to the River - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi
Dresses Too Short - Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black - Charly
Stuck In Chicago - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi
I'm A Midnight Mover - Bobby Womack - Best of Bobby Womack - EMI
What is This - Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon/My Prescription - EMI
It's All Over Now - The Valentinos - SAR Records Story - ABKCO
Don't Look Back - Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon/My Prescription - EMI
Point of No Return - Bobby Womack - More Dirty Laundry - Trikont

Thanks to everyone for tuning in, next week we're back to one hour. Please send requests to tom.ashburn@koop.org



The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie


I Got Married Too Soon - Chuck Strong - The Birmingham Sound - Rabbit Factory


My Jealous Girl - Clay Hammond - Southern Soul Brothers - Kent


The Girls From Texas - Jimmy Lewis - 7 inch - Minit


She Ain't Gonna Do Right - James & Bobby Purify - Take Me To The River - Kent


Build Your Love On A Solid Foundation - Joe Tex - First On The Dial - Shout


Don't Make the Good Suffer - Ollie & The Nightingales - Ollie & The Nightingales - Stax


Fine As Frog Hair - Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Complete SSS Recordings - Rpm


The Bible Salesman - Billy Vera - 7 inch - Atlantic


The Gospel Singer - Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On - Warner


Stealing In The Name of The Lord - Paul Kelly - Take Me To The River - Kent


Miss Jackson's Daughter - Randolph Walker - Bill Haney's Atlanta Soul Brotherhood Vol 2 - Kent


Find 'Em, Fool 'Em & Forget 'Em - Bobbie Gentry - Patchwork/Fancy - Raven


I Stole Some Love - Don Covay - Sanctified Soul - Kent


What Did Sister Do - Sam Baker - I Believe In You - Soulscape


Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis - Rhino


A Woman Can't Do What a Man Do - Dino & Doc - Bill Haney's Atlanta Soul Brotherhood Vol 2 - Kent


Savin' All For You - Judy Clay - Storybook Children/Greatest Love - Ichiban


Catch Me, I'm Falling - George Soule - Let Me Be A Man - Soulscape


Hip-Hug -Her - Booker T & the MGs - Very Best of - Rhino



Hour#2


Good Day Sunshine - Lee Webber - 7 inch - Chess


Stranger In My Own Hometown - Elvis Presley - Memphis Record - RCA


Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis - The Memphis Boys - Ace


Try Me - Don Bryant - Doin The Mustang - HI


Night Owl - Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude - Atlantic


Stick Your Chest Out Baby - Slim Harpo - Tip On In - Ace


Rainin' In My Heart - Mary Gresham - Voice From The Shadows - Soulscape


Baby Boy's In Love - Jimmy Holiday - Everbody Needs Help - Stateside


I Met Her In Church - Tony Borders - Cheaters Never Win - Soulscape


In A Moment of Weakness - Johnny Adams - Heart & Soul - Vampi Soul


Ain't Gonna Worry No More - Eddy "G" Giles - Shreveport Southern Soul - Kent


No Sad Times - Little Johnny Truitt - Southern Funkin' - BGP


Call Me Your Fool If You Want To - Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff - Stax


Nobody's Fool - Dan Penn - Nobody's Fool - Repertoire


The Dark End of the Street - The Glories - The Memphis Boys - Ace


Stuck On Her - James Govan - Wanted: The FAME Recordings - Kent


The Girl's Alright With Me - Joe Simon - Momument of Soul - RPM


Slim Jenkins' Place - Booker T & the MGs - Very Best of  - Rhino

Thanks for tuning in! Please send requests, comments questions to tom.ashburn@koop.org


The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie

Long Ago - Ben & Spence - Looking For My Baby - Sundazed

Sho Is Good - Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - The Legacy of Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - Hi

Cover Me - Jackie Moore - Sanctified Soul - Kent


Long Hot Summer - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM

Burning Up for Your Love - James Fountain - The Peachtree Records Story - Grapevine

Men Are Getting Scarce - Joe Tex - Skinny Legs & All - Kent

You Got What It Takes - Dianna Trask - Miss Country Soul - Dot


Down In Texas - Hour Glass - Power of Love - EMI

Memphis And Arkansas Bridge - Charlie Rich - Boss Man - Koch

Mobile Blue - Ted Roddy - Channelin E - Continental


The Road of Love - Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back - Rhino

Love Power - Maurice & Mac - Lean On Me - P-Vine

Sookie Sookie - Don Covay - The Definitve Don Covay - Razor & Tie

Think About It - Rudy Mockabee - 7 Inch - Atco


Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown - Night Train To Nashville - Lost Highway

Mean Man - Betty Harris - Saturday Night Fish Fry - Soul Jazz

A Man Is A Mean, Mean Thing - Barbara Perry - The FAME Studios Story - Kent



Hour #2:


Back In the USSR - John Fred &The Playboys - History of John Fred & The Playboys - Paula

I Thank You - Sam & Dave - I Thank You - Rhino

Everybody's Got A Little Devil in Their Soul - Tommie Young - Do You Still Feel The Same Way - Westside

All God's Children Got Soul - Dorothy Morrison - 7 inch - Elektra


Baby Come On Home - Mighty Sam - Papa True Love - Sundazed

My Best Year - Marcus Daniel - 7 inch - Plaza

In The Name - Little Richard - Complete Reprise Recordings - Rhino

Raise Your Hand - Mitch Ryder - The Detroit Memphis Experiment - Dot


Detroit City - Solomon Burke - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

Only Mama That'll Walk the Line - Pat Lundy - Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 2 - Kent

Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong - James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman - Kent

If You're Trying to Break My Heart - Candi Staton - His Hands - Honest Jons


Changes - Johnnie Taylor - 7 inch - Stax

Party Girl - T-Bone Walker - Funky Town - Bluesway

Just A Dream - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM

Turn Your Damper Down - Jimmy Lewis - 7 inch - Minit

Show Me - Jarvis Jackson - Bill Haney's Atlanta Soul Brotherhood Vol 2 - Kent

Stay Off The Grass - The American Group - 7 inch - AGP

The 2nd two hour edition! Thanks for listening, please send requests, comments, questions to tom.ashburn@koop.org



The Dark End of The Street - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie
Bring It Here - The Soul Children - The Soul Children/Best of Two Worlds - Stax
Bring Your Love Back To Me - Linda Lyndell - Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 - 1968 - Rhino
Bring It On Home to Me - Al Christian - Bill Haney's Atlanta Soul Brotherhood Vol 2 - Kent

Cry to Me - Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame - Kent
How Can I Unlove You - Joe South - Games People Play/ Joe South - Raven
I Wish I Was Back In Your Arms - Thomas Bailey - King's Serious Soul: Too Much Pain - Kent
We Got Our Bag - Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Complete SSS Recordings - RPM

What'll I Do For Satisfaction - Johnny Daye - Complete Stax/Volt Singles - Atlantic
Just One More Day - Otis Redding - The Soul Album - Rhino
Letters From Mississippi - Eddie Hinton - Letters From Mississippi - Mighty Field Of Vision

It Sure Was Fun - Doris Duke - Heart of Southern Soul Vol 3 - Ace
I Love You - Geater Davis - I'll Play the Blues for You - Soulscape
The Turning Point - Jimmy Holiday - Everbody Needs Help - Stateside
Jesse Joe (You Gotta Go) - Jean Knight - Dial Records Southern Soul Story - Kent

Pride - Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby - Soulscape
Push Mr. Pride Aside - Percy Sledge - It Tears Me Up - Rhino
Too Proud to Change - The Dynamics - First Landing - Hacktone

Hour #2

Ticket to Ride - Wee Willie Walker - Memphis 60 - BGP
Knock On Wood (Live) - Eddie Floyd - 1000 Volts of Stax - Stax

You Can't Run Away From Your Heart - Judy Clay - Storybook Children/Greatest Love - Ichiban
No Sad Songs - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM

Satisfy My Hunger - Benny Conn - Soulful Broadway 1650 Vol 1 - P-Vine
Cornbread Woman - Tony Borders - Cheaters Never Win - Soulscape
Why Does A Woman Treat A Man So Bad - Sam Baker - King's Serious Soul- Kent
Learning to Forget You - King Floyd - Dial Records Southern Soul Story - Kent

I'll Put It To You - James Carr - Sanctified Soul - Kent Don't Take Your
Love From Me - The Third Guitar - Deep Soul Discoveries Vol2 - Titanic
Loving By the Pound - Otis Redding - Remember Me - Stax

But You Know I Love You - Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 2 - Kent
Where Was He? - Jimmy Lewis - Give The Poor Man A Break - Kent
Dirty Old Man - Irene Reid - Heavy Soul - Kent
Just Plain Beautiful - Delaney & Bonnie - Home - Stax

She Put The Hurt On Me - Doug Sahm - Jukebox Music/Last Real Texas Blues Band - Texas Music Group
Boot Leg - Booker T & The MGs - Very Best of Booker T & The MGs - Rhino

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