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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, October 2, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 891: DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT


Once again, This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl is proud to present an annual tradition like no other. What? NO, it's not the Masters--jeez, do we look like golf fans?! It something much better, much hotter, and for damned sure much funkier. Ladies and gentlemen: the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT!

Get down. And turn it UP. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a funky soul pit Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 891: Dana's Funky Soul Pit 10/1/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of Century)
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MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS: Dancing In The Street (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
SAM & DAVE: Hold On, I'm Comin' (Rhino, The Best Of Sam & Dave)
OTIS REDDING: Can't Turn You Loose [live] (Atlantic, The King Of Soul)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze (T-Neck, 3 + 3)
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Motown, VA: The Ultimate Rarities Collection 1: Motown Sings Motown Treasures)
THE 5TH DIMENSION: Stone Soul Picnic (Arista, The Ultimate 5th Dimension)
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TAJ MAHAL: Statesboro Blues (Columbia, Taj Mahal)
WILSON PICKETT: Hey Jude (Rhino, A Man And A Half)
BOOKER T & THE MG'S: Time Is Tight (Rhino, The Very Best Of Booker T & the MG's)
THE MARVELETTES: Beechwood 4-5789 (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
ETTA JAMES: Tell Mama (Geffen, 20th Century Masters)
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES: Love Child (Motown, The Definitive Collection)
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MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL: Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Motown, The Complete Duets)
"STICK" McGHEE: Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Warner Special Products, VA: Rare Soul: Beach Music Classics: Vol. 3)
HOWLIN' WOLF: Smokestack Lightning (Universal, VA: Chess Pieces)
BO DIDDLEY: Say Man (MCA, The Chess Box)
OTIS BLACKWELL: Daddy Rollin' Stone (Davis, single)
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JUDY CLAY: Sister Pitiful (Atlantic, VA: Sisters Of Soul)
SAM COOKE: Chain Gang (Abkco, Portrait Of A Legend)
BABY WASHINGTON: I Don't Know (Atlantic, VA: Sisters Of Soul)
NAT KING COLE: (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Capitol, The Unforgettable Nat King Cole)
WES MONTGOMERY: Caravan (Verve, Jazz Masters)
HOUND DOG TAYLOR & THE HOUSEROCKERS: Give Me Back My Wig (Alligator, Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers)
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JAMES BROWN: Get On The Good Foot [live] (Snapper, James Brown At Studio 54)
LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: Let's Move (Future Noise Music, Rockin' At Herald)
BOOTSY COLLINS: What's So Never The Dance (Warner Brothers, Back In The Day)
LARRY WILLIAMS: She Said Yeah (Specialty, Specialty Profiles)
MUDDY WATERS: Rollin' Stone (MCA, The Anthology)
IKE & TINA TURNER: It's Gonna Work Out Fine (Capitol, Proud Mary)
DESMOND DEKKER & THE ACES: The Israelites (Trojan, The Best Of Desmond Dekker)
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THE TEMPTATIONS: Psychedelic Shack (Motown, Gold)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: It's Your Thing (Sony, The Essential Isley Brothers)
RICK JAMES: Bustin' Out (Motown, Icon)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Hot Fun In The Summertime (Epic, Greatest Hits)
THE MAIN INGREDIENT: Everybody Plays The Fool (RCA, Everybody Plays The Fool)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Shining Star (Columbia, The Eternal Dance)
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THE RONETTES: I Can Hear Music (Sony. Playlist)
TOBY LARK: Shake A Hand (Atlantic, VA: Sisters Of Soul)
THE FIVE DU-TONES: Shake A Tail Feather (MCA, VA: Hairspray OST)
THE SHARPEES: Do The 45 (Charly, VA: Move With The Groove)
THE DIXIE CUPS: Iko Iko (Varese Sarabande, The Complete Red Bird Recordings)
THE CONTOURS: Do You Love Me (Motown, The Very Best Of The Contours)
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MOSE ALLISON: Young Man's Blues (Prestige, Mose Allison Sings)
JEAN KNIGHT: Mr. Big Stuff (Stax, Mr. Big Stuff)
THE STAPLE SINGERS: I'll Take You There (Stax, Greatest Hits)
MARVIN GAYE: What's Goin' On (Motown, What's Goin' On)
AL GREEN: Let's Stay Together (Fat Possum, Greatest Hits)
LITTLE EVA: The Loco-Motion (Collectables, The Loco-Motion)
THE MIRACLES: Shop Around (Motown, VA: Hitsville USA)
CHRIS KENNER: Land Of 1000 Dances (Shout, I Like It Like That)
BETTY EVERETT: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) (Charly, It's In His Kiss)
DEE DEE WARWICK: She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking) (Atlantic, VA: Sisters Of Soul)
LEE DORSEY: Working In A Coal Mine (Charly, Can You Hear Me)
BOOKER T & THE MG'S: Green Onions (Rhino, The Very Best Of Booker T & the MG's)