This week features a track fresh from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ latest album, Tearing Apart at the Seams, plus our first Phil Spector Christmas song of the season, a track from The Budos Band, and more.
In this week’s episode, we help you get over your full Thanksgiving belly with a great blend of soul and rock ‘n’ roll greats as well as fresh faces on the scene.
Check out these links for more on select artists from this week’s show:
An interview with Sharon Jones from 2015: She says soul is different than hip-hop – it isn’t about flash and lights: “You play on that stage and you look into people’s eyes and give them a show.”
The site for Daptone Records – an independent label dedicated to authentic soul, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians. They are serious about music – virtually all of their musicians are phenomenal including Sharon Jones whose last album, unfortunately, was released in 2017.
An archived interview with Allen Toussaint, singer-songwriter of that New Orleans sound (like Mother-in-Law from tonight’s episode) featured on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air. Hearing him talk about music, in his beautiful cadence, is reason enough to listen. The content of what he says is just as rich and full of music history.
During this week’s episode: Great rock and roll from Queen to Dylan, some news on Mavis Staples, and my take on the new Freddie Mercury biopic. Plus, Messick and I talk about the midterms.