Alone Again Or – Love
The opening track (and one of only two not written by Arthur Lee) from Love’s opus, “Forever Changes.” The mariachi horns put it over the top.
The Fife Piper – The Dynatones
A little soul flute courtesy of the Hanna-Barbera record label. Yes, the Flintstones’ Hanna-Barbera.
Boys Are Fine – Smith Westerns
From Chicago’s own – girls know what boys want and clearly, boys will be boys.
Like A Ship – Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir
From 1971 – A holy grail of gospel soul from the Southside of Chicago.
Son De La Loma – Trio Matamoros
A letter put to song from son to mother. The fact that this recording is over sixty years old only makes it more haunting.
The Trip – Donovan
This hippy, dippy, trippy Donovan tune could be interpreted different ways – drugs or a nightclub in LA called The Trip, depending on how your mind works.
Change Of The Guard – Steely Dan
Cut 4, side 2 of ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’ that got lost in a stream of hits from side 1.
Fugue State – The Funk Ark
Brand new Jazz/Afrobeat from the D.C. based seven-piece ensemble. Who knew the nation’s capitol could be so funky?
Baby Don’t Go – Sonny & Cher
Follow up to ‘I Got You Babe’ – that Sonny Bono sure knew how to write a pop song.
Teenage Kicks – Undertones
Northern Irish punk from ‘77. Nobody does punk like the Irish do punk.