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The Dark End of the Street
Moderators: Tom Ashburn
226 Postings

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, please send requests, questions, comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org


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

You Got to Make a Decision - George Jackson - Old Friend: The FAME Recordings - Kent

He Took My Hand - Bette Williams - Swamp Dogg's Southern Soul Girls - Kent

Love-Eye-Tis - William Bell & Judy Clay - Duets - Stax

Dang Me - Sam Hutchins - Looking for My Baby - Sundazed

Hang Me Now - Jeanne & The Darlings - Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 - 1968 - Atlantic

Ooh-Be Ooh-Be-Doo - Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame: The FAME & XL Recordings - Kent

Bad News - Clarence Carter - Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 2 - Kent

Announcement by Otis - Otis Redding - Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino

Nobody's Fault But Mine - Otis Redding - The Immortal Otis Redding - Rhino

I Don't Care About Your Past - Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby - Soulscape

You're Right Ray Charles - Joe Tex - You're Right, Joe Tex - Kent

Have A Little Mercy - Jean Wells - Soul On Soul - Kent

Something You Got - Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett - Atlantic

Don't Go - Sweet Inspirations - Sweets For My Sweet - Rhino

Please Please Please - Lattimore Brown - Little Box of Tricks - Aim

Bring It On Home To Me - Lou Rawls - The FAME Studios Story - Kent

Southern Child - Little Richard - King of Rock & Roll: The Complete Reprise - Rhino

I Love The Way You Do Your Thing - Pat Peterman - The Birmingham Sound - Rabbit Factory

Tomball Shuffle - Earl Gilliam - Texas Doghouse Blues - Dialtone

Happy 73rd Birthday to Houstonian Johnny Nash, also Earl Gaines would have turned 79 today. Thanks for listening, please send requests, questions, comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org


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

Don't Fight It - Wilson Pickett - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

Lickin' Stick - George Torrance & The Naturals - Soulin' Vol 2 - Moonshine

My Pillow Says Wet - Earl Gaines - Lovin Blues 67-73 - Westside

I Can't Face It - Earl Gaines - The Lost Soul Tapes - AIM

That's What Happens - Howard Tate - Reaction - Turntable

She Said Yeah - Joe Tex - You're Right, Joe Tex - Kent

Fruit From Another Man's Tree - Earl Gaines - Lovin Blues 67-73 - Westside

I'd Rather Go Blind - Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back - Rhino

What Made You Change Your Mind - Eddie McGee - Soul Searchin Finding Gold In Memphis 1968-1979 - Harmless

Rock Me Baby - The Box Tops - Nonstop - Sundazed

Lovin Her Was Easier - Earl Gaines - The Lost Soul Tapes - AIM

Put Your Trust In Me - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon

Love Trap - Bobby McClure - Soul Searchin Finding Gold In Memphis 1968-1979 - Harmless

The Peak of Love - Wayne Cochran & The CC Riders - Get Down With It - Raven

Love Is A Beautiful Thing - Ben Atkins & The Nomads - Complete Goldwax Singles Vol 3 1967-70 - Ace

People Got To Be Free - Dionne Warwick - Soulful - Scepter

Groovin' - Booker T & The MGs - The Very Best of  - Rhino

Thanks for listening, please send requests, comments, qustions to tom.ashburn@koop.org ...


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

Freedom Is Beyond the Door - Candi Staton - Candi Staton - Honest Jons

I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew - James Govan - Wanted: The FAME Recordings - Kent

I Got My Own Style of Lovin - George Jackson - Old Friend: The FAME Recordings Vol 3 - Kent

Uptight Good Woman - Wilson Pickett - The Wicked Pickett - Atlantic

Doin Our Thing - Clarence Carter - Testifyin - Atlantic

Pretty Little Thing - The Interpreters - Heart of Southern Soul vol 1 - Ace

Keep My Woman Home - Danny White - Natural Soul Brother - Kent

Pouring Water On A Drowning Man - James Carr - Essential James Carr - Razor & Tie

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

The Sweetest Thing - JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse - Alligator

Somebody's Changing My Sweet Baby's Mind - Johnny Sayles - Baby Boy/Man On The Inside - Westside

You Busted My Mind - Judy Clay - Bluesoul Belles Vol 4 - Westside

You Give Me Nothing to Go On - Ted Taylor - Wonderful - Marginal

Lay It On the Line - Jimmy Hughes - Something Special - Volt

All Day Preachin - The Soul Children - Genesis/Friction - Stax

On the Other Side - The Masqueraders - Unmasked - Grapevine

Chokin' Kind - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon

Booker Loo - Booker T & The MGs - Very Best of - Rhino

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


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

Stepchild - Veniece - Troubles Heartaches & Sadness - Hi

I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy - O.V. Wright - Soul of O.V. Wright - MCA

Get Back Baby - Al Green - Green Is Blues - Hi

634-5789 (Soulsville, USA) - Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - Stax

I'm Gonna Stay - Jean Plum - Soul Searchin Finding Gold In Memphis 1968-1979 - Harmless

Stone Head Blues - Eric Quincy Tate - Country Got Soul, Vol 2 - Casual

The Feel Good - The Nightowls - Good As Gold B-Sides - Nightowls Music

I Wish It Would Rain - OB McClinton - Soulsville Sings Hitsville - Stax

Your Love Made A U-Turn - James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman - Kent

Two Legs & A Red Dress - George Jackson - Old Friend - Kent

Natural Soul Brother - Danny White - Shake What You Brought - Sundazed

Fox Hunting On A Weekend - Roscoe Robinson - Why Must It End - Soulscape

Looking For A Fox - Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back - Rhino

That's Life, I Guess - Ted Taylor - Wonderful - Marginal

Girl's Alright With Me - Wallace Brothers - Lover's Prayer - Excello

I Know My Baby Loves Me - Geater Davis - I'll Play the Blues for You - Soulscape

What Did I Do Wrong - Paul Flagg - 7 inch - Atlantic

What'd I Say - Freddie King - My Feeling For The Blues - Atlantic

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


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

Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa - Joe McDade - Southern Fried Soul - Goldmine

It's Up To His Woman - George Jackson - Old Friend: The FAME Recordings Vol 3 - Kent

Catch This Teardrop - The Bo-Keys w/Percy Wiggins - Got to Get Back! - Electraphonic

I'd Rather Go Blind - Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame: The FAME & XL Recordings - Kent

You Took It - Etta James - Tell Mama: Complete Muscle Shoals - MCA

Long Ago - Ted Taylor - An Introduction to Ted Taylor - Fuel

I Don't Care Who Knows - Jimmy Church - Sound Stage 7 Story, Disc 3 - Charly

We Are Gonna Make It - Johnny Robinson - Memphis High - Sony

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

Niki Hoeky - Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul - Rhino

I Can't Stop (No, No, No) - Solomon Burke - Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions - Sundazed

Love Is A Beautiful Thing - James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up - Kent

I Can't See Nobody - Tyronne & Jerome (Aubry Twins) - Deep Soul Dynamite Vol 1 - Titanic

Heart On A String - Candi Staton - Candi Staton - Honest Jons

We'll Get Over - Darrell Banks - Here To Stay - Volt

Cauley Flower - The Bo-Keys - Got to Get Back! - Electraphonic

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

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