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2008 SHOWS

Many of these shows have been archived for podcast.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 a message and I might be able to make it temporarily available for you.

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, and more.

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 Parliament.

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 Charles.

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!

9/10/2008 Prince
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 of "Superstition."

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 predates MTV.

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 the show.

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 artists.

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 Womack.

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.

 

 

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