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for podcast. However, we are limited in the number of shows we can
post online. If you're desperate for a particular show, send me
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11/26/2008 Jazz Before Panic
It's the annual Thanksgiving Eve edition where we slow things down
while panic runs wild in the streets (terrified of hanging with
your family?). We'll ease your transition with something mellow,
tasteful, and soulful.
12/31/2008 Best of 2008
We dig through the best soul and funk records of 2008. Includes
Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Heavy, The Dynamites, Grupo
Fantasma, N.E.R.D., Andre Williams, Was (Not Was), Erykah Badu,
12/10/2008 Some R&B, Soul, and T-Bird
& The Breaks
Getting back to our bread and butter, a little bit o' soul for the
good people. Austin's R&B/Soul band sensation T-Bird &
The Breaks stopped by to play some tracks from their knockout
debut album, Learn About It. Also the playlist includes Sam
Cooke, Marie Queenie Lyons, Mamie Galore, Jake Porter and more.
12/3/2008 The White Album Revealed
Forty years later, it still remains the greatest and most versatile
double album of all-time. Demos, outtakes, remixes and glorious
mono mixes. Even if you're a huge fan, you'll probably hear something
new during this one. Way cool.
11/19/2008 Disco Madness!
Let's face it--disco wasn't that bad. In fact, it was a commerical
attempt to extend the influence of funk. Sure, a lot of it was awful.
Yet there's some really good boogie-down tunes that are still viable
thirty years later. Featuring some disco efforts from Curtis
Mayfield, JB, Edwin Starr and a host of others.
11/12/2008 Marvin Gaye
Celebrating all things Marvin...fine, rare, and nearly naked. Some
hard-to-find records along with some recently discovered acapella
versions of his tunes that are truly breathtaking.
11/5/2008 Oh Happy Day
It's a new day. The world shifted just a little bit on the preceeding
Election day. Thank goodness. We celebrate with some soul songs
that take on new meaning given the rich context of Obama moving
in to the White House. Staple Singers, Pointer Sisters, Sharon
Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Impressions, JB, and even some
10/29/2008 Soul Country
You've heard of blue-eyed soul, right? Then you might call this
brown-eyed country. We cook it up with Bobby Womack, Solomon
Burke, Joe Tex, Candi Staton, Parliament(!), an astounding demonstration
of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ripping off Bettye
LaVette, and the man who all but invented soul country, Ray
10/22/2008 A Little More Funk
After the madness of the Membership Drive, it was time to focus
on the madness of the funk. Listen in as we platter up Poets
of Rhythm, Fatback Band, Yvonne Fair, Sisters Love, Joseph Henry,
Bobby Byrd, Bootsy, and JB singing about the Funky President.
Oh, and a lot of other great stuff.
10/1/2008 Norman Whitfield
Crap, we lost another one. Whitfield was a great Motown
staff writer and an even better producer with an emphasis on psychedelic
soul. Wah-wah guitar had never infiltrated the pop charts until
Norman came along and made it work. We'll be featuring his outstanding
productions with The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight
& the Pips, Rare Earth, Edwin Starr and Rose Royce.
9/24/2008 Rare Aretha
Rhino and Atlantic have recently released lost studio gems along
with a lost concert from 1972. We dig in and listen to the first
lady of soul. A valuable lesson is learned: when dealing with a
sensational performer, even their outtakes are spectacular. Some
head-scratching stuff, as in, "how on earth did this tune not
make the album?"
9/17/2008 X-Nat Revue
A new influx of funk, soul, and R&B. You'll hear tracks from
The Soul Searchers, Don Gardner, Grupo Fantasma, some recently
excavated James Brown productions, and the funkiest song
Nina Simone ever recorded!
We take a bite of the purple rock and celebrate all things Prince
for our upcoming Prince Nite at the Scoot Inn. Lots of deep Prince,
with plenty of B-sides and funky remixes. We also hep you to Austin's
Foot Patrol. You'll begin to understand why they're playing
Prince for us at Prince Nite.
9/3/2008 Mixed Bag
Papa's got a brand new bag of goodies: Some Soul Diggers, new
Andre Williams, Ann Sexton, and Mary Jane Hooper doing
a soul version of "Harper Valley PTA." And plenty more...
8/27/2008 Jerry Wexler
The music business lost another giant; a man that was instrumental
in spreading R&B and soul music to the masses. He sustained
an innate ear for talent during three decades, and he could produce
and draw breathtaking performances from some of the best talents
that ever walked the earth. We dig through them all: Ray Charles,
LaVerne Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Aretha,
and Dr. John.
8/6/2008 Kool & The Gang
The pride of Jersey City had an extreme amount of funkiness in them
before the days of "Celebrate." We avoid the dreck and
get into the jungle boogie grooves.
7/30/2008 Do that Funky Thang
Waxploitation is putting on another funky get-down on 8/1 (finally!)
at Club DeVille, which always puts me in a good mood. Featuring
songs by Willie Hutch, Kim Tamango, Smithstonian, Bunny Sigler,
and an incredibly version of "Fly Me to the Moon"
by Lyn Collins.
7/16/2008 1978 A (Mostly) Pop Retrospective
If hindsight is 20/20, then 1978 was a banner year in music. Punk
was already imploding, new wave was on the rise, and disco became
mainstream. I don't know what it was that invoked the madman in
me (maybe the opportunity to play butt rock and shout over some
intros), but Daddy is a little unhinged during this one.
7/9/2008 Bootzilla Attacks!
Everyone loves Bootsy Collins. We plow through his buried treasure
with the JB's, the Houseguests, Fatboy Slim, Parliament,
and his absurd solo records.
7/2/2008 Chef's Suprise
Stirring things up with The Voices of East Harlem, Nomo, Steinski,
Grupo Fantasma, Prince, Wes Henderson, and a very special mix
6/25/2008 Al Green
Let's dig Al's new album together. Produced by ?uestlove and featuring
the talents of the Dap-King horns, we get up close and personal
with the right Reverend. Oh, and Miss Manners gets tickled while
reading an announcement.
6/18/2008 Funk & Soul Sisters
Sometimes you need a softer voice over that throbbing bass line.
We get it on with the likes of Loleatta Holloway, Camille Yarbrough,
Betty Harris, Little Denice, Sundia, and even a decidedly funky
Cher, plus much more. Good stuff!
6/11/2008 ZZ TOP
That little 'ol band from Texas...in what may be one of the hottest
summers on record in Texas...gonna heat it up some more. All material
6/4/2008 Return of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Can this town get any funkier? Ms. Jones and her compatriots return
to Austin on June 4th, this time at Stubbs where we can fit the
extra thousands who want to see them. We'll also have tickets to
give away for this show, so stay tuned.
5/28/2008 Rolling Stones '78: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
It's the 30th anniversary of what may have been the last relevant
Rolling Stones album. We're digging up Some Girls
and the lengthy Paris sessions that preceded the album. It was a
time when Mick and the boys fought back against the punk rock backlash
against rock and roll dynasty. After a few stunning moves, the Stones
wrestled back their rock and roll title. It was also Ronnie Wood's
coming out party with the Stones; and quite a party, at that. Also
a live rare performance of "Hound Dog" from 1978 closes
5/14/2008 Daddy's Got a Mixed Bag
It's a free-for-all. The forecast calls for (surprise) some funk
and soul. This show features tracks from Johnny Thompson, Barret
Strong, Cymande, Warren Lee, and a smattering of other groovy
5/07/2008 Stax Records Spectacular p.2
In conjunction with our Stax show at the Victory, we spin Stax wax
with stories and back stories. Hidden gems from the Stax vaults
as well as some of the bigger hits, too. Sets of Booker T. &
the MGs, Rufus Thomas, and more.
4/30/2008 Stax Records Spectacular p.1
We excavate the Memphis record label that invented soul music. We've
got everything you can imagine: Otis, Sam & Dave, Staple
Singers, Jean Knight, and scores of other Stax wax. Note
that this show is two and a half hours, which means its slightly
larger than usual (134 MB).
4/23/2008 Chef's Surprise
Daddy's got a mixed bag of good stuff for the people. Some of the
highlights a remix from the new Marvin Gaye reissue of Hear,
My Dear, as well as something from the great debut album by
The Heavy. Also tracks from The Skull Snaps, Swamp Dogg,
Blackbusters, and a track from Marva Whitney's 2007 album
recorded with Osaka Monorail.
4/16/2008 Bill Withers
How did a regular guy from Slab Fork, West Virginia, suddenly decide
to take up music at the age of 29 and become an overnight superstar?
This show is about one of the nicest guys in the music business.
We'll cover his early '70s period and excavate the amazing Carnegie
Hall concert from 1972. Later in the show is an amazing version
of "It's All Over Now" that Bill recorded with Bobby
4/09/2008 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
I heard they're no longer together...and that might be a good thing
as their last couple of albums weren't so hot. However, there's
much to be dug from their amazing wealth of material. We'll aslo
mix in tracks that JSBX provided backup for the likes of
R.L. Burnside, Andre Williams, and Rufus Thomas. Crazy.
"Take a whiff of my pant-leg, baby!"
1/30/2008 Bringing It Back
We celebrate the return of KOOP to the airwaves after yet another
fire. And furthermore, we celebrate the three right-hooks to the
face Austin received the previous weekend from the new breed of
funk and soul: The Greyboy Allstars, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings,
and Orgone. We also get down with Casanova II, Kraak
& Smaak, Ananda Shankar and more. Beware that it sounds
like I'm hopped up on crank and I'm yapping a lot to obscure the
fact that I'm not very familiar with the new equipment.
1/02/2008 Funk for the New Year
Kicking off the new year with some funk and soul delicacies, such
as Skull Snaps, Lonnie Youngblood, The Chambers Brothers, Eddie
Kendricks, Ike & Tina, and a scintillating version of "Gimme
Shelter" by Merry Clayton, who sang the harmony with
Mick Jagger on the original. A shout out to the Funky 16 Corners
blog for keeping the funk alive.
Shows from 2007 are available here.