SPINNING THE RECORD WHEEL

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For those of you who subscribe to my (old) Sidebar podcast, you may (or shortly will) discover a new episode awaiting you, the first in nearly two years. One of my ambitions for this year is to produce more audio content and while I’m working on a more ambitious podcast idea, I decided, in the short run, to create something that was simple to throw together at home: an annotated playlist.

Record Wheel #1

The conceit is simple: pick one of my iTunes thematic playlists, hit “random,” pluck out the first 10 songs and talk about them. I started with my “Favorites and Recent” playlist, which I use on my phone for either 1) recent digitizations or 2) favorite songs. As such, this particular spin of the wheel yielded some obvious hits but in the future, I’ll likely pick other playlists that are filled with songs off the beaten path.

This is an experiment. I’m basically taking what could have been a 10-song Soul Sides post and turned it into a podcast instead. Maybe people will prefer just reading the same content vs. listening to me yammer on about them. Send me some feedback and let me know your preference. If enough folks like it, I’d be happy to do more down the road.

Playlist:

  • Ohio Players: Ecstasy (Matthew Africa Edit) (Westbound, 1973/2012)
  • Jack McDuff: Shadow Of Your Smile (Atlantic, 1967)
  • Leo Sayer: Magdelena (Warner Bros, 1976)
  • Chi-Lites: Oh Girl (Brunswick, 1972)
  • Joni Mitchell: All I Want (Reprise, 1971)
  • The Ethics: I Want My Baby Back (Vent, 1969)
  • Francois Rauber: Improvisation (Unidisc, 197?)
  • The Relatives: More Time To Explain (Archway, 196?)
  • The Pharycde: She Said (Jay Dee Remix) (Delicious Vinyl, 1976)
  • The Hassles: 4 O’Clock in the Morning (United Artists, 1968)

Intro: Tonio Rubio: Slowrama (Tele-Music, 1973)

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10 thoughts on “SPINNING THE RECORD WHEEL”

  1. Hi Oliver
    been following the blog for years, great listen as always.

    Completely slept on this and on first listen I thought wow this is Soul Sides gold and was almost surprised you never reviewed it.
    It might well be on your radar but I thought I’ll share it anyway
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmzOt9i0aZ4
    regards

  2. Finally had the chance to listen to the podcast today. That Matthew Africa edit of ‘Ecstacy’ was the highlight for me. Keep ’em coming

  3. Great to hear your detail on some tracks after a long period without…

    Most of the tracks were new to me–save the Marco Polo one.

  4. You know, it never occurred to me (and it should have) to check the writing credit for the song. I thought it was a Sayer original and clearly, it’s not. Quite a loyal cover of O’Keefe’s original (though I still prefer Sayer’s version over the OG *and* Hathaway’s)

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