By “rediscovery” I just mean “old records”â€¦but I wanted it to sound classier. But yeah, I meant to do something just like this in 2011â€¦and never ended up doing it and made sure I didn’t flake again this year. Or, er, for last year.
(I also used this as a way to test out live-streaming audio via ustream.tvâ€¦I’m going to try that again for a live show next week, hopefully taking requests on the fly.)
The defining sound in 2012 for me was definitely sweet soul. It’s always a favorite but I think more so than any other year I can remember, that really dominated what ended up in heavy rotation for me on a personal level. In hindsight, I probably could/should have diversified this list with some other tunes but I wanted this to be a “gut-level” list of songs that made the most impact on me in the previous year.
Episode 32: 2012 Rewind
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Songs included (with links to original posts if applicable):
- The Barrons: I’m So Lonely (Alithia, 1973)
- San Francisco TKOs: Make Up Your Mind (Golden Soul, 196?)1
- Isley Brothers: You Walk Your Way (T-Neck, 1975)
- Ann Sexton: Have a Little Mercy (Seventy-Seven, 197?)
- Willie and the Magnificents: Make Me Your Slave (All Platinum, 197?)
- Little Ben and the Cheers: Beggar of Love (Rush, 196?)
- Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Anyone Who Had a Heart (Gordy, 1972)
- Holly Maxwell: Only When You’re Lonely (Constellation, 1965)
- Atlasz: ToÌˆroÌˆld le a koÌˆnnyeidet (Qualiton, 1967)
- The C.O.D.s: Pretty Baby (Kellmac, 196?)
- Petula Clark: Heart (Warner Bros., 1965)
- The T.S.U. Tornadoes: Got To Get Through To You (Atlantic, 1969)
- Brothers of Soul: A Dream (Shock, 197?) 2
- Shirley Nanette: Give or Take (Satara, 198?)