There's a secret list inside my head of folks I'd love to have on The Sound of Young America, and Willie Mitchell was near the top. He was the architect of Hi Records, the label that defined the career of Al Green, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson and others. He was peerless as a soul producer. The sound of those records is so beautiful, I simply can't describe it. Among other influences, it defined the sound of the Wu-Tang Clan and D'Angelo's Voodoo. The introduction to "Love and Happiness" is my favorite part of any song ever.
RIP to Willie Mitchell, dead at 81.
Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.
On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe try to overcome a language barrier.
I love Sound Opinions and its NPR cousin podcast All Songs Considered, but I'm tired on having my new music curated by middle aged NPR dudes. Any recommendations of podcasts showcasing good new indie rock and hip-hop that include both music and discussion?Anonymous dude, this may well be the podcast you want. While any given KEXP DJ may or may not currently reside in middle age — and, be prepared, some do — they certainly don't put out the "NPR guy" vibe. Track selections do come mainly from the sprawling realms of rock and hip-hop — and all over the place within them — but they often get deep, specific and rare in the ways that the Sound Opinions of the world don't. You tune into those shows to hear a levelheaded evaluation of a song you've heard or at least about; you tune into Music That Matters to hear something you might not have ever heard otherwise, especially since the playlists lean toward Pacific Northwest artists.
Today, Jordan and I had an Important Business Lunch, where we decided that we want to do more road shows. So, with that in mind, please use this Eventful widget to tell us where you live, presuming you want us to come there. If you hate us, that's cool, just don't rub it in.
Andy Daly - Nine Sweaters
Paul F. Tompkins - Freak Wharf
Louis CK - Chewed Up
Dana Gould - Let Me Put My Thoughts In You
Maria Bamford - How To Win
Eugene Mirman - God Is A 12-Year-Old Boy With Asperger's
Brian Posehn Live In: Nerd Rage
Greg Proops - Elsewhere
Kevin Nealon - Now Hear Me Out
Doug Benson - Professional Humoredian
The Lonely Island - Incredibad
Bill Cosby - The Best Of Bill Cosby
Johnny Carson on Comedy
HAVING SOME FUN YOU GUYS.
Matt Belknap joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about battling homophobia through lies, about dark sides and much more.