Like Ike & Tina Turner, the Ikettes had a pretty confusing recording career, releasing numerous discs for several labels and enduring several lineup changes. They did, however, settle at Modern for a while in the mid-'60s, releasing six singles and one LP for the company. This 27-track compilation includes all of that material, as well as some solo recordings by Ikettes Venetta Fields and Flora Williams (aka Delores Johnson), adding quite a few outtakes and alternate takes not issued in the '60s. It's not, it should be a clarified, a greatest-hits compilation; it doesn't include anything not recorded for Modern, which means it doesn't have their biggest hit, 1962's Top 20 single "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" (released on Atco), though it does have their only other Top 40 pop entry, 1965's "Peaches 'n' Cream."
Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic, also known as Sit Down and Listen To, is an album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic. It was recorded live with an orchestra, but without any audience and was released in 2003. Acoustic sessions features 14 tracks including a beautiful rendition of Lee Hazelwood's 'My Autumn's Done Come' along with the new single 'The Last Thing I Need Is You'.
Rare sought after release from Southroad Connection
This episode of American Experience traces the tumultuous struggle of America's auto workers against the management of the automobile manufacturers. Led by Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers formed their union in 1936 to seek better wages, benefits, and working conditions. The program recounts the United Auto Workers' pitted battle with management in a dispute that was often ugly and even bloody. Archival news clips, photographs, journalistic accounts, personal recollections, and commentary by historians illustrate the sit-down strikes and conflicts that marked this turning point in labor relations.
Songwriter and guitarist Ry Cooder digs deep into the American psyche with Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down. Inspired by a headline he'd read about the Wall Street bailout, and those who profited most from it, Cooder composed the album's opening track, "No Banker Left Behind," in a style not heard since his earliest recordings. It would have been right at home on his self titled debut or Paradise and Lunch. While not a concept recording, it is an album that reacts to the times topically. Its songs are declarative, sometimes angry, yet display his requisite humor and irony.
This book is GOOD. Similar in concept to Holly Lisle's Motivation to Write, but definitely not the same, the two are very effective together.