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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 to everyone who pledged during the Fall Mambership Drive! Dark End of the Street fared well thanks to you. Please continue to support Community radio in Austin!


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

Land of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

(Bed Music) Night Rumble - Charlie Chalmers - Sax & the Single Girl - Chess

I'm Just A Prisoner - Candi Staton - Candi Staton - Honest Jons

Ace of Spades - O.V. Wright - Soul of O.V. Wright - MCA

(Bed Music) Booker Loo - Booker T & The MGs - Very Best of Booker T & The MGs - Rhino

Money - Gloria Edwards - Soul Queen of Texas - Edsel

Keep Looking - Solomon Burke - Definitive Soul Collection - Rhino

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

(Bed Music) Mercy - Willie Mitchell - Hi Masters - Hi

S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) - Joe Tex - Skinny Legs & All - Kent

Promo for Rufus Thomas - Rufus Thomas - Can't Get Away From This Dog - Stax

Can Your Monkey Do The Dog - Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Somethin' - Rhino

(Bed Music) Mo' Onions - Booker T & The MGs - Very Best of Booker T & The MGs - Rhino

Why Don't You Try Me - Maurice & Mac - Lean On Me  - P-Vine

Glad to be Sad - Paul Kelly - Hot Runnin' Soul - Kent

(Bed Music) Key Chain - The Martinis - Late Late Party 1965-1967 - Light In The Attic

Lonely Weekend - Tony Borders - Cheaters Never Win - Soulscape

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

(Bed Music) Strawberry Soul - Willie Mitchell - Solid Soul - Hi

Groovin' Time - Otis Redding - Love Man - Rhino

Sweet Things You Do - Eddie Floyd - Rare Stamps - Stax

Don't Turn Your Heater On - Sam & Dave - I Thank You - Rhino

In the Pocket - The Kingpins - 7 inch - Atco

Thanks to everyone who called in a pledge of support today. Special thanks to Vanessa Burden and Darkside Daddy for helping me with the Membership Drive. Happy Birthday Otis Redding, RIP.


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

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding - Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino

Too Weak to Fight - Fame Gang - Solid Gold From Muscle Shoals - Capitol

Respect - Otis Redding - Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding - Rhino

Shake Your Tambourine - Bobby Marchan - Get Down With It - Kent

Soulin' - Charlie Chalmers - Sax & the Single Girl - Chess

Whompt Out On You - Tony Joe White - Black & White - Warner

What is This - Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon/My Prescription - EMI

Scratch My Back - Booker T & The MGs - Soul Men - Stax

Frankenstein Walk - Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - The Legacy of Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - Hi

Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett - Greatest Hits - Atlantic

Broadway Ain't Funky No More - Bobby Patterson - Soul Is My Music - Sundazed

Games People Play - King Curtis - Instant Groove - Atco

She Put The Hurt On Me - Otis Redding - Dictionary of Soul - Rhino

Soul Shake - Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Complete SSS Recordings - RPM

Willie Wam - Willie Mitchell - CDR - Solid Soul - Hi

Back For A Taste of Your Love - Syl Johnson - The Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records - Hi

One of Those Days - The Nightowls - Good As Gold - Nightowls Music

Soul Serenade - Willie Mitchell - Hi Masters - Demon/Hi

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

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

Love Man - Otis Redding - Love Man - Rhino

I Can't Stand It - Sam Baker - I Believe In You - Soulscape

Chain of Fools - Jimmy Brown - Funky Tales - Excello

Happy 71st Birthday to Bishop Joe Simon! Please send requests, questions, comments to tom.ashburn@koop.org



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


Let's Do It Over - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon


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


You Better Move On - Arthur Alexander - Ultimate Arthur Alexander - Razor & Tie


My Special Prayer - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon


Hard to Get Along - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM


She's So Good to Me - Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett - Atlantic


Nine Pound Steel - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM


That's How Strong My Love Is - Taj Mahal - Dancing the Blues - Private Music


Farther On Down The Road - Joe Simon - The Chokin Kind - Neon


Most of All - Joe Simon - Sounds of Simon/Simon Country - South Bound


Ring of Fire - James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman - Kent


I Love You More Than Anything - Joe Simon - Sounds of Simon/Simon Country - South Bound


Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Joe Simon - Sounds of Simon/Simon Country - South Bound


Standing In The Safety Zone - Roscoe Robinson - Why Must It End - Soulscape


You Keep Me Hanging On - Joe Simon - Monument of Soul - RPM


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


Chokin' Kind - Fame Gang - Solid Gold From Muscle Shoals - Capitol

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

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