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It’s time for episode 98 of Love That Album.

Soul music can be raw or it can be smooth. It can convey emotions of the heart or it can be about confronting social injustice. Above all, soul music is about the groove and making you feel honest emotion…..

On this month’s episode I am honoured to be joined again by film and music enthusiast Will Smith, co-host of the magnificent Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast (bringing class to the trash since 1977). Will is a huge devotee of soul music, so we decided to introduce each other to three great soul albums and then discuss our thoughts about the music and the artist. In no particular order, those albums are:

Soul Power – Curtis Harding

Etta James – Rocks The House

Darondo – Listen to my Song: The Music City Sessions

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks – Dawn

Millie Jackson – Caught Up

Jackie Shane – Live

These albums are diverse and are both old and new. They also are not limited to American geographical boundaries (Emma is Australian, Jackie is an honorary Canadian). However, they all share a sense of honesty and grit.  

Eric Reanimator jumps on the soul train (sort of) with his Album I Love segment where he talks about Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. There’s surely some high energy soul being covered by Mitch featuring songs previously done by Little Richard, Ray Charles, James Brown. It takes confidence to carry that material off, but Ryder and the Wheels had IT.

So get some soul in your bowl (….it rhymes, what can I say?) and join Will, Eric and myself to hear exactly why you need these albums in your life.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

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Punk Rock, early 80s style. That's what Eric is covering this time around with coverage of the Welcome to 1984 and Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation albums. Both feature bands from the early 80s when punk had evolved from the revved up styles of the 70s and become the so called Hard Core era. The bands on these comps are raw, in your face and filled with energy and attitude. Maybe they’re albums for our times.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

 

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An announcement about the delay of this month's (January 2017) episode and what will come in Feburay.

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Welcome to the episode 35 of LTA: The Compilation Edition.

 

It's 2017 and Eric is starting it off with thunder, lightning and the rumble of Hard Rock, Heavy and Thrash Metal.

 

Starting off with the German comp, King Solomon's Goldmine featuring 70s hard rock, Punk, Kraut Rock and even some Pop Rock. Following that is discussion of the 18 Headbangers From The 80's comp which features everything from top tier metal acts like Black Sabbath (the Dio fronted version) to Judas Priest alongside 80s pop metal acts Ratt and White Lion and assorted oddballs including Eric’s beloved King’s X. 

 

Jumping to another type of comp Eric next talks about Dave Grohl’s 2004 project Probot. Grohl wanting a good old fashioned (read 80s) style metal record set out to record a group of songs featuring a number of different metal singers including: Lemmy, Wino (The Obsessed), Snake (Voivod) and Lee Dorrian (Cathedral).  

 

Finally, there’s a covers album by the band October 31. Metal Massacre 31 contains 10 covers of songs that appeared on the Metal Massacre comps during the 1980s. 

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

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So if 2016 were to sing The Angels’ “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?”, what would you reply?

Wrong!!! The answer is “I’ll let you know after I’ve listened to episode 97 of Love That Album podcast”.

 

It’s time for the annual roundup of favourite albums heard for the first time over the year. I’m joined by host of LTA: The Compilation Edition, Eric Reanimator, and my See Hear podcast co-host Bernard Stickwell. Our lists cover country, funk, punk, jazz, rock….. and surf music. Not only that, but some very kind LTA listeners also chime in with their favourite albums heard this year. Join us for a fun filled episode.

 

I want to thank anyone who joined me on a show, steered the show while I took a break, listened to a show, provided feedback or recommended the show to someone else. Without you, the show would be dull and only heard by my cat.

 

2017 will see the recording and release of episode 100 – not a landmark I aimed for when I started in 2011. Now it’s around the corner, and I’m very excited.

 

I wish all listeners and participants a safe New Year. Let’s meet up again in 2017.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

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If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

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Welcome to the episode 34 of LTA: The Compilation Edition.

 

Okay, enough of that It's the end of a very strange and tough year, so goodbye 2016, and we'll be glad to see you go. This time however Eric takes a moment to reflect back on the year, talk about some comps and pay tribute to one of those we lost.

 

The comps covered in this ep are a sketchy mass produced 70's Pop thing called “70's Pop Generation: Dancing in the City” featuring a couple of one hit wonders, some also rans and a few old ball tunes. Then, Eric goes totally out of his wheelhouse and talks about some electronic music covering the cassette tape release of Ghost Car Records 2008 to 2010, a synthwave reissue on the Swedish Columbia label. There is some talk about too much stuff to listen to .. blah blah blah... and then a few words about the man who fell to earth and we’re out... 2016 is done... 

 

NOTE: The final “regular” edition of Love That Album featuring a round table of favourite first time listens for 2016 will be out in the week between Christmas and New Year (or the week of Channukah).

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

 

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Episode 96 of Love That Album is available....and like a bridge over troubled water, it will ease your mind.

 

Maurice is joined by Ben Eisen ofthe All Time Top Ten podcast to discuss the final two studio albums from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, 1968's "Bookends" and 1970's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters". Their Everly Brothers inspired vocal harmony blend, combined with Simon's songwriting and Garfunkel's fragile vocal style make them a truly unique pairing. Their albums to this point had already yielded classic songs still recalled to this day,but both Bookends and Bridge not only further demonstrate their way with great songs, but also stylistically advance into directions Simon would continue to explore in his solo career.

 

Ben and Maurice talk about their introduction to S & G and what keeps them listening to these albums throughout their lifetimes. The only thing missing is the two of them harmonising......but they chose not to do so, because they wantedtokeep their listeners satisfied........

 

Eric Reanimator's "Album I Love" segment covers the the Crash Test Dummies. The band is more than just that (admittedly great) hit Mmm,Mmm, Mmm,Mmm.

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

 

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

 

You can catch episodes All Time Top Ten by searching on iTunes or going to http://alltimetopten.podomatic.com

 

If you want to check out, Ben's own duo Lovers and Poets featuring his wife and very fine songwriter Shannon Hurley (also a previous LTA host),you can do so by going to http://loversandpoets.bandcamp.com/

 

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Welcome to the 33rd instalment of the Love that Album Compilation Edition.

 

It's November 2016, and  it's time go back in time to the dawn of Rock and Roll to visit with the King... yes that one, Elvis... and one of the originals of Rock and Roll, Bo Diddley.

 

Up first Eric talks about the Elvis comp The Swedish Hits - no kidding, he somehow got Sweden in the mix again!!! Anyway, the 2 CD set sold in grocery stores includes both some of the best known tracks by The King and some lesser recalled ones.

 

From the King Eric moves on to maybe his favourite 50s Rock and Roll Legend, the one the only Bo Diddley.  Taking tracks from His Best and the Chess Boxset, Eric tells why he's down with the Beat, and why you need some Diddley in your collection... 

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

 

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Welcome to episode 95 of Love That Album.

To some folks in the podcasting world, we’re in the month of Shocktober. At LTA headquarters, it’s Jazztober and Maurice is celebrating by doing the second Jazz Mystery Box episode (Check out LTA #84 with Terry Frost for the first one). Maurice has picked three jazz albums from his collection he wants to notify the podcast listening world about, and then proceeds to do just that.What are the albums? THAT is the mystery. Download the show and find out.

Maurice make no claims to being a jazz expert – there are people who know a ton more than he does, both in the history and the music theory of jazz.All he's doing is using his enthusiasm for these albums to get some recommendations across.

Eric Reanimator gets his jazz mojo working with his Album I Love segment to talk about the jazz soundtrack for the 1988 Mike Figgis film, “Stormy Monday”.

You truly don’t have to be a jazz fan to dig this episode….but of course if you are, you should still enjoy.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

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If you’d consider writing an iTunes review or recommending the show to a friend, we’d be immensely grateful.

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

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Welcome to the 32nd instalment of the Love that Album Compilation Edition... 

it's October. Rather than talk about some horror punk or dusty Alt country, this time around Eric discusses the Steel Guitar Jazzy great American Song book filled albums of Jon Rauhouse and his collection of collaborators. Over the course of three albums Rauhouse (Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air ShowJon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Rodeo ‎,  Steel Guitar Heart Attack)  has delivered a great collection of tunes of mainly covers featuring his guitar work and a host of guest singers including;  Kelly Hogan,  Neko Case,  and  Sally Timms. All three records were issued on Bloodshot Records...

which leads to our last album...  

Jon Langford And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts ‎– The Executioner's Last Songs Volume 1... (Full title/aka):  "The Executioner's Last Songs  The Pine Valley Cosmonauts consign songs of Murder, Mob-Law& Cruel, Cruel Punishment to the realm of Myth, Memory & History to benefit The Illinois Death Penalty Moratorium Project"  in which more Bloodshot artists (and a few others) contribute murder ballads and other songs about the end… in a punky death laden alt country sound... okay I guess some of that slipped into this month's episode...

 

anyway... 

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

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