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History could have dictated that the album under focus for this episode was called Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette In New York  - the artist’s real name and the city of choice for her to record her vocals for the album otherwise recorded in Memphis. In the end, the album was called Dusty In Memphis. What’s in a name? Plenty as it turns out.

 

 

I am joined by Shannon Hurley (aka Numbers Girl of the All Time Top Ten podcast) to discuss Dusty In Memphis. The album was ignored on release back in 1969, but it has since reached large levels of respect and love over the years. Its most famous cut Son of a Preacher Man is ubiquitous. In a rare return to the old format, Shannon and I discuss the album track by track, but also discuss the album’s place in the soul canon. We ask whether the album really qualifies as a "soul" album, can the Memphis Cats bring the groove (sort of a rhetorical one, really), could Randy Newman have sung the songs he wrote for this album, and does sex really beat a cup of coffee first thing in the morning?

 

 

Shannon has been releasing music under her own name, but also as part of the duo Lovers and Poets with husband Ben Eisen (previous LTA presenter and host of All Time Top Ten). We chat a little about Shannon's own musical work and I'm proud to present the premiere presentation of L&P's new song, You And Me In The Summer. A wonderful tune, and great going into the Australian summer. DIG IT!!!

 

 

Eric Reanimator returns with his Album I Love segment to discuss an EP by Ronnie Spector called She Talks To Rainbows. Produced by Joey Ramone, it features Spector's take on some classic punk.

 

 

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

 

 

I'm immensely grateful to Shannon for being part of LTA and allowing me to play her great new song. Please support her musical endeavours by seeing her play (if you live in Los Angeles) or going to her websites

http://www.shannonhurley.com

or

https://loversandpoets.bandcamp.com/

to check out some videos and some tunes. You can purchase mp3s or CDs there. Please consider supporting the artists who support this podcast.

 

 

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

 

 

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For your aural gratification, episode 20 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series has arrived.

 

Eric Reanimator takes on the question “what is gothic rock?” Like any music style, the answer is never straight forward. Just like “punk” is a wide umbrella, different artists who came under the “gothic rock” tag approached it differently.

 

He gives a description and history of the genre by way of three compilations: Dismal Abysmal Recordings Presents Watch Your Step, Vol.2 The Curse Of The Hearse, Gothic Rock 3 - Black On Black - Best Of 80's Collection, and Release The Rats. Humour and horror films seem to be an obvious influence on some of this material. Listen to Eric discuss and play samples of some of his favourite tunes from these compilations and see whether you dig them.

 

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.

 

 

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It’s time for episode 82 of Love That Album podcast.

 

Way back on episode 27 of the show, I discussed Los Lobos’ seminal album "Kiko" with Michael Pursche and was also joined by Steve Berlin, the band sax and keyboard player. Steve has very graciously joined me for a second time to discuss the brand spanking new album for Lobos called Gates of Gold. If you love previous albums featuring rock in a blues vein, soul, Tex-Mex and cumbia, you will be very happy with their latest album (released late September 2015).

 

We discuss the democratic approach to song arrangement in the band, how a famous Hollywood director changed their approach to song writing forever, and what it’s like to be part of an ensemble that’s been together for so long. We also discuss other acts Steve has produced or played with like Diamond Rugs, The Flesheaters, Los Super 7 and Neko Case.

 

Please join me for a very cool episode of the show.

 

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

 

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

 

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