Options The Long Way Home with Kris Holmes: Playlist from March 21, 2017 Options

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20 years of dusty fingers, frayed cuticles, & upper respiratory infections — from record digging and DJing around the globe — coalesces into a 2-hour journey through Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Rock & Roll, and all points in between. Your speakers will be head-nodding, toe-tapping & even two-stepping to this vintage 45rpm party in no time. Hear favorite songs you didn't know were your favorites, aural treats & record-world problems from the vinyl side of life.

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Options March 21, 2017

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Artist Track Label Format Comments
Syl Johnson  Do You Know What Love Is   Options Special Agent  7"   
Syl Johnson  I'm Looking For My Baby   Options Federal  7"   
Syl Johnson  Well Oh Well   Options Federal  7"   
Bill Sinigal   Second Line   Options White Cliffs  7"   
Eldridge Holmes  Lovely Woman   Options Deesu  7"  My Uncle Eldridge 
Earl King  Tic Tac Toe   Options Wand  7"   
Danny White  The Twitch   Options Frisco  7"   
Willie Harper  A Certain Girl   Options Tou-Sea  7"   
Irma Thomas  Wish Someone Would Care   Options Imperial  7"   
Paul Gayten  The Hunch   Options Anna  7"   
Mary Wells  Bye Bye Baby   Options Motown  7"   
Casey Jones & The Governors  Jack The Ripper   Options Golden 12  7"   
The Sugarman 3  Dirty Water   Options Daptone  7"   
Jimmy Robins  I Can't Please You   Options Jerhart  7"   
No No Starr  Swing Your Love My Way   Options Midas  7"   
Wilson Pickett  Let Me Be Your Boy   Options Verve  7"   
Tommy & Cleve  Boo-Ga-Loo Baby   Options Checker  7"   
The Originals  Good Night Irene   Options Soul  7"   
Four Tops  Shake Me Wake Me (When It's Over)   Options Motown  7"   
The Temptations  All I Need   Options Gordy  7"   
David Ruffin  My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)   Options Tamla Motown (New Zealand)  7"   
The Creations  I've Got To Find Her   Options Globe  7"   
Steve Mancha  I Won't Love You and Leave You   Options Groovesville  7"   
Steve Mancha  I Don't Want To Lose You   Options Groovesville  7"   
The Dramatics  Since I've Been In Love   Options Volt  7"   
JJ Barnes  Snow Flakes   Options Volt  7"   
Jean Plum  Look At The Boy   Options Hi  7"   
Brenda Holloway  Every Little Bit Hurts   Options Tamla  7"   
Laura Lee  Need To Belong   Options Chess  7"   
Freddie Hughes  Send My Baby Back   Options Wand  7"   
Jimmy Ruffin  I've Passed This Way Before   Options Soul  7"   
The Miracles  That's What Love Is Made Of   Options Tamla  7"   
The Originals  I Like Your Style   Options Soul  7"   
Clifton Chenier  I'm Coming Home   Options Bayou  7"   

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:08pm Uncle Michael:

This is the shiz.
Avatar Tue. 3/21/17 10:09pm still b/p:

Listening to the drumbeat behind the first Syl track in a slight isolation-of-attention way, it started to sound like something generated by an early synth. Or else the big cheater-chicken and baked potato supper I shoveled in is affecting me sonically
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:09pm Little Danny:

Hi Kris, hi all! Really dug "Well Oh Well"
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:09pm Jeff Golick:

Sweet soundz, @Kris. High fives all around.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:12pm Little Danny:

keeping track of label pressing variations is gonna drive me insane
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:12pm JtotheK:

Hi Kris, hello everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:14pm JtotheK:

say, i found this 'second line' 45 a few months back - it's a good one!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:15pm Kris Holmes:

Hey guys, thanks for joining me tonight.
Avatar Tue. 3/21/17 10:15pm Doug Schulkind:

The Long Way ain't the wrong way. Greetings, Reverend Holmes and congregation!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:15pm Kris Holmes:

I bought this in Seattle, not a city I usually find New Orleans 45s in.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:17pm Kris Holmes:

Hey Doug!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:17pm Kris Holmes:

Dan, label variations = argh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/21/17 10:19pm David D:

Sounding good over here too, perfect for this time of night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:22pm Uncle Michael:

I'm about done for the night. I'm still recovering from JC. I'll sleep the Long Way.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:25pm Little Danny:

Ah this Irma T...
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:26pm Kris Holmes:

Such a beautiful performance, perfect.
Avatar Tue. 3/21/17 10:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is a beautiful sight on a Tuesday night:

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Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:33pm Kris Holmes:

the easiest way to DJ
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:34pm Little Danny:

"The Hunch" is my type of groove. Also, Pzazz was indeed a Gayten concern.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:36pm Kris Holmes:

Dan, thanks, I had to dust off some recesses of memories to pull that info out ha!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:37pm Little Danny:

I was impressed! I had to google that shit
  Tue. 3/21/17 10:38pm Belle Jarr:

This music is fantastic! Thank you.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:38pm geezerette:

Just tuned in, LOVE Mary Wells.
Evening, Kris and groovers!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:38pm Little Danny:

More greasy R&B instros!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:39pm Kris Holmes:

Also, Serato are sending me some 7" vinyl control records so I'll feel more comfortable DJing off my laptop when I do that!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:39pm geezerette:

haha, Alley Oops!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:39pm Little Danny:

Hi geez!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:39pm Kris Holmes:

Thanks Belle
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:40pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Geezerette
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:41pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the paul gayten, only had heard his 45 'beatnik beat' before.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:43pm geezerette:

:) :D !
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:44pm Little Danny:

@J2tK: me too re: Paul Gayten! Now downloading some comps as I listen to Kris
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:49pm Little Danny:

Wait, what? You found that German side at Ringtail?
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:49pm Kris Holmes:

ha, yep.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:51pm Little Danny:

Well, shoot

p.s. Nicely done
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:53pm Kris Holmes:

that store is so depressing though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:54pm JtotheK:

@Danny - i browsed the paul gayten discography over at discogs, a lot more 45s than i realized! not sure how many would sound like 'beatnik beat' though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 10:54pm JtotheK:

always enjoy hearing this Pickett.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 10:55pm Kris Holmes:

so different to anything else he did
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:05pm Little Danny:

Some very nice Motown obscurities here Kris
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:07pm Kris Holmes:

Man, I haven't heard some of these in so long. You can scratch the surface of Motown, then scratch again & again & keep scratching & still find great stuff buried away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:08pm Uncle Michael:

This Ruffin has always been amazing to me. It sounds like someone waylay-ed it on the way to a Four Tops session.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:12pm geezerette:

Powerful stuff. Irresistable.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:14pm Little Danny:

Wow, this Creations is sooo cool. All I'd known by them previously was "A Dream."
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:17pm Kris Holmes:

I LOVE Steve Mancha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:17pm Carmichael:

Heya Kris and soul lovers.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:18pm geezerette:

Oh,nice!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:19pm Kris Holmes:

Hi Carmichael
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:19pm JtotheK:

Re: Mancha - 'Hate Yourself In the Morning' on the Groove City label is another good one.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:20pm Kris Holmes:

Oh man, that 45 is one of my favourite double siders of all time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:23pm Carmichael:

Just home from the local boozer. Heard some Joe Stampley and The Uniques!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:24pm Kris Holmes:

Nice, some great Uniques 45s on Paula!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:26pm Carmichael:

Wish I had the vinyl. They played Not Too Long Ago.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:30pm geezerette:

Echoplex?
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:32pm geezerette:

Glad you found these.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:33pm Kris Holmes:

Actually not the Echo, it was at the Short Stop just up the road
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:34pm geezerette:

Great part of town.
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:35pm Kris Holmes:

Yeah, I play Funky Sole at the Echo when I can, great night!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:36pm geezerette:

:D
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:37pm Kris Holmes:

Actually met my wife there!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:38pm geezerette:

Cheers to that, Kris!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:48pm geezerette:

Fantastic show!
Avatar    Tue. 3/21/17 11:49pm Kris Holmes:

Thank You!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/21/17 11:55pm JtotheK:

enjoyed the show, thanks Kris!
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