Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Deep Covers CD: Back in Stock (Finally)
posted by O.W.

Young Holt Unlimited/Erma Franklin/Jackie Wilson: Light My Fire

Eddy Senay: Ain't No Sunshine
Both available on Deep Covers (F.O.S.S.I.L., 2003)

I know it's been a minute since I had any of my older mix-CDs back in stock. Especially with SSV2: The Covers on its way out in mid-Spring, I wanted to bring back Deep Covers back for all those folks who never heard (or knew about) it to begin with. Deep Covers was the first time I tried tackling a mix of covers and SSV2 was obviously inspired by that and I hope to put out another covers mix this year as well. (Speaking of which, be sure to check out Chairman Mao's excellent Run For Cover for more cover flavor).

Here are the liner notes to the CD and I've included two snippets from the 21 song playlist.

The above version of "Light My Fire" is actually three different songs-in-one. From best I can tell, Young Holt Unlimited covered the Doors' hit as an instrumental and then Erma Franklin and Jackie Wilson both used that backing track for their own vocal versions. As you can hear ­ all three are completely identical musically speaking though I have to give a slight nod to Franklin for being the better vocalist in this pairing over Wilson.

Finding the right cover to include for Bill Withers' "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE" was another tough one, since there are so many great ones. I decided to go with Eddy Senay's because it's just so damn laid-back.

Ordering info.
If anyone's looking for enough copies to sell wholesale, holler.

I'll also try to restock these at Turntable Lab and Amoeba Music in Los Angeles, possibly the Reed Space in NYC too.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Soul Sides Vol. 2 - Cover and Tracklisting
posted by O.W.

Release date: May 22, 2007

Track Listing:
1. "Fever" Sharon Cash
2. "Feelin' Alright" West Coast Revival
3. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" Al Green
4. "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" Esther Phillips
5. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" Marcia Griffiths
6. "Che Che Cole" Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
7. "Kissing My Love" Spanky Wilson
8. "Let's Straighten It Out" O.V. Wright
9. "It's Your Thing" Cold Grits
10. "Express Yourself" Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
11. "Walk On By" El Michaels Affair
12. "Viva Tirado" Los Mozambiques
13. "Be Thankful For What You Got" Donovan Carless
Bonus Track
"What A Man" Laura Lee

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

posted by O.W.

Hey folks - sorry for being gone. Took a vacation out of town the past week for some much needed R&R. During that time, Zealous sent over some ideas for the new album cover for Soul Sides Volume Two. I wanted to share 'em with the public and get your feedback and which you like best:





No more feedback needed - thanks to everyone who voted!

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

posted by O.W.

(thanks to Elias T.)