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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Monday, August 29, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 838

It's back! The annual This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio tradition called Dana's Funky Soul Pit returns, all set to move every corpuscle in your poor, poor body to the funk, the soul, and the rhythm & blues, and to all of the irresistible music playing on your radio. Grab a beverage, and grab your partner--this dancefloor won't fill itself!

NEXT WEEK: RADIO WORTH PAYING FOR! As we try to raise the raw bread we need to transition to a second home on the local FM dial, we wanna demonstrate why we're worthy of all that hard-earned cash we need you to fork over to us. $100 donors get to program a future show! You can start donating right now at our money-grubbing site http://sparksyracuse.org/support/ IN TWO WEEKS: On September 11th, the eve of the five-decade mark since the debut of their TV series, TIRnRR celebrates 50 YEARS OF THE MONKEES! And this is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Funky Soul Pit Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl streams live every Sunday night from 9 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

TIRnRR # 838: Dana's Funky Soul Pit 8/28/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: It's Your Thing (Sony, The Essential Isley Brothers)
MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS: Nowhere To Run (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
IKE & TINA TURNER: He's The One (Kent, single)
JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL STARS: (I'm A) Road Runner (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
RAY CHARLES: Mess Around (Rhino, Pure Genius)
THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH: Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Motown, Motown Milestones)
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Do Right Woman-Do Right Man (Atlantic, 30 Greatest Hits)
ETTA JAMES: I'd Rather Go Blind (Geffen, 20th Century Masters)
CARLA THOMAS: My Man Believes Me (Stax, Stax Profiles)
BIG MAMA THORNTON: They Call Me Big Mama (MCA, Hound Dog)
THE MARVELETTES: Beechwood 4-5789 (Motown, 20th Century Masters)
MARY WELLS: My Guy (Motown, 20th Century Masters)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: September (Columbia, The Eternal Dance)
THE JACKSON FIVE: Dancing Machine (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)
PARLIAMENT: Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) (Mercury, Gold)
THE SPINNERS: Magic In The Moonlight (Warner Special Products, VA: Rare Soul: Beach Music Classics, Vol. 3)
JAMES BROWN: Get On The Good Foot [live] (Snapper, James Brown At Studio 54)
CURTIS MAYFIELD: Freddie's Dead (Rhino, Superfly)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Hot Fun In The Summertime (Epic, Greatest Hits)
THE FIFTH DIMENSION: Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In (The Flesh Failures) (Arista, Up-Up And Away)
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: I Can't Stand It (Sony, Time)
JIMI HENDRIX: Let Me Move You (Legacy, People, Hell And Angels)
MACEO & ALL THE KING'S MEN: Funky Women (Snapper, Doing Their Own Thing)
OTIS REDDING: Mr. Pitiful (Rhino, Otis!)
BETTY WRIGHT: Clean Up Woman (Rhino, VA: Billboard Top R & B Hits-1971)
THE FOUR TOPS: I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
JEAN KNIGHT: Mr. Big Stuff (Rhino, VA: Billboard Top R & B Hits-1971)
THE MIRACLES: The Tracks Of My Tears (Motown, SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: The Definitive Collection)
THE PERSUADERS: Thin Line Between Love & Hate (Rhino, VA: Billboard Top R & B Hits-1971)
WILSON PICKETT: Hey Jude (Rhino, A Man And A Half)
AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Right Stuff, Green Is Blues)
THE STAPLE SINGERS: I'll Take You There (Stax, The Best Of The Staple Singers)
RONNIE SPECTOR & THE E STREET BAND: Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Lemon, Unfinished Business)
ARTHUR ALEXANDER: Anna (Go To Him) (Razor & Tie, The Ultimate Arthur Alexander)
THE DIXIE CUPS: Iko Iko (Varese Sarabande, The Complete Red Bird Recordings)
THE DONAYS: Devil In His Heart (Brent, single)
LEE DORSEY: Working In The Coalmine (Camden International, The Definitive Collection)
SAM COOKE: Chain Gang (RCA, The Best Of Sam Cooke)
THE FIVE DU-TONES: Shake A Tail Feather (Charly, VA: The Scene Club)
EDDIE FLOYD: Knock On Wood (Charly, VA: This Is Soul)
THE EQUALS: Police On My Back (Sequel, Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys)
DESMOND DEKKER: The Israelites (Rhino, Rockin' Steady)
THE SHARPEES: Do The 45 (Charly, VA: The Twisted Wheel)
VICKI ANDERSON: If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gonna Get It Some Other Place) (Universal, Mother Popcorn)
THE ESQUIRES: And Get Away (Charly, VA: The Twisted Wheel)
BESSIE BANKS: Go Now (Charly, VA: The Scene Club)
BO DIDDLEY: Pretty Thing (MCA, The Chess Box)
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
JOE TEX: Show Me (Varese Vintage, 25 All-Time Greatest Hits)
SLIM HARPO: I've Got Love If You Want It (Hip-O, The Best Of Slim Harpo)
NINA SIMONE: Love Me Or Leave Me (Bethlehem, Little Girl Blue)
BOBBY DAY: Over And Over (Charly, VA: The Scene Club)
JOEY RAMONE & GENERAL JOHNSON: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, VA: Godchildren Of Soul)
BILLY PRESTON: Billy's Bag (Cleopatra, Retrospective)