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Show 541 - Disciples of Soul Part 2: USA

Show 541 - Disciples of Soul Part 2: USA

Air Date:

Monday, 13 August 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here, very much enjoying our August of Soul as the sun begins to melt your face.

We are going to cool you off with the R&B and Soul influences of our favorite rock n’ rollers, this time the American version.

We are featuring the Rascals, the Band, J. Geils Band, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Black Crowes.

They will be covering most of the original version you might have never heard before by the Olympics, Earl King, and Richard Berry.

Come find out what Bonnie Raitt, Dino Danelli, and Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup have in common.

It’s Disciples of Soul American style.

Part two of our four part series on the coolest influences of the coolest Rock n’ Roll records ever made.

I’ll see you this weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio and on the beach.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Until The Good Is Gone (Disciples Of Soul)
    Musical Bed: Funky Folks Cha Cha (Booker T & the MGs)
    Good Lovin’ (Olympics)
    Good Lovin’ (Rascals)
    Teenage Ramone (Monster Ones)
    Musical Bed: Melting Pot (Booker T & the MGs)
    Baby Don’t You Do It (Marvin Gaye)
    Baby Don’t You Do It (Band)
    Musical Bed: Tick Tac Toe (Booker T & the MGs)

    Set 2
    Musical Bed: Bosco’s Country (Sugarman 3)
    Back In My Arms Again (Supremes)
    Back In My Arms Again (Genya Ravan)
    Little Latin Lover (Michael Des Barres Band)
    Musical Bed: Down To It (Sugarman 3)
    First I Look At The Purse (Contours)
    First I Look At The Purse (J. Geils Band)
    Musical Bed: Gigglin’ (Booker T & the MGs)

    Set 3
    Musical Bed: Weird Stomp (Booker T & the MGs)
    Come On (Earl King)
    Come On (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    Bad Thing (King Tuff)
    Muiscal Bed: Mrs. Robinson (Booker T & the MGs)
    Louie Louie (Richard Berry)
    Louie Louie (the Fabulous Wailers)
    Musical Bed: Honey Wagon (Sugarman 3)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Candy (Booker T & the MGs)
    Seven Nights To Rock (Connection)
    Musical Bed: Tighten Up (The Mar-Keys)
    634-5789 (Wilson Pickett)
    634-5789 (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band)
    Musical Bed: Le Culebra (Sugarman 3)
    That’s All Right (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup)
    That’s All Right (Elvis Presley)
    Musical Bed: Blue Peanut (Booker T & the MGs)

    Set 5
    Musical Bed: Settle Down (Booker T & the MGs)
    Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Marvelettes)
    Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Bonnie Raitt)
    Adeline (Nevermores)
    Musical Bed: Slim Jenkins’ Place (Booker T & the MGs)
    Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
    Hard To Handle (Black Crowes)
    Musical Bed: The Floyd (The Mar-Keys)

Comments (13)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Excellent Show, as usual, Little Steven!! Also, GREAT WORK-Administrator! It's only Wednesday & you already have show # 541 up! Excellent! Stevie, I heard that you & Bruce really rocked Fenway last(Tue.) Night!! Rock ON!! And your gonna due it again tonight!! All Right!! I'm not ready to post my entire comment yet because I have a Dr.'s appt. today to remove some more stitches. So all you Underground Garage members will have to wait another day or so. Wait! Is that sighs of relief I hear? Now that's not very nice of you fellow subterraneans! I'll catch you later! EEYAHH!SMRZ!!!

    • greggie434

      I agree with the SMRZ, Hats off to the Administrator!!!!!

  • theseekerhp

    Love the concept of this series of episodes, and love hearing the Disciples of Soul that I never heard on the radio as a kid in the 80's in Fargo, ND. Not sure how many albums Little Steven recorded with them... are they still in print? Really good stuff!

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    O.K. class! Here we go! 1st, I would like to congragulate you, Stevie, for your excellent page &1/2 interview in The Boston Globe which was printed on Monday, August 13. Very insightful! Love the quote, "It's fun to be the king. I discovered this rather late in life". Stevie, to all of the Underground Garage members, you ALWAYS were & SHALL BE the KING!! Mr. Maharaj of Garage! Also in this morning's paper, there was an excellent review of your 3&1/2 hour show on Tuesday Night at Fenway. I'm glad that you are back in your old digs for the better part of this week. After all, you are originally from nearby Winthrop! I'm glad that you are glad to be so close to where you started from. Now you rocked Fenway again on Wednesday & then you will be playing at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. How Cool is that? Of course, Gillette is where The New England Patriots will beat The Houston Texans in The AFC Championship next January. Then they will beat the San Francisco 49ers in The Super Bowl next February!! Get you bets into Vegas NOW!! You saw it here 1st!! STONE COLD LOCK of the Year!! Anyway, it's great to have you back in The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, even if just for a little while, Stevie. Now on to the serious stuff. Show # 541:Disciples Of Soul, pt. 2 of 4: USA!! Set 1. Good Lovin', 1st by The Olympics from 1964, follwed by The Young Rascals in 1965. Let's not forget, Stevie, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, & co. were known as The Young Rascals until 1967 when they dropped the Young & became just The Rascals. I remember seeing them at The Mountain Park Ballroom in Holyoke, Mass. during that great Summer of 1965. They also wore Edwardian Knickers on stage until they dropped The Young Rascals. Both versions are excellent but I'll opt for The Young Rascals on this one. Interlude with Teenage Ramone by Monster Ones. Then Baby Don't You Do It 1st done by Marvin Gaye from 1964 followed by the excellent version by the late great Levon Helm & The Band 8 years later in 1972. I'm calling this one a toss-up because the difference in styles almost makes for different songs. Set 2. Back In My Arms Again, 1st by the Supremes from 1965 & then followed by Goldie Zelkowitz aka Genya Rayvan from 1978. I'll take The Supremes on this one because back in 1965, they were starting to peak & were nearly impossible to beat. Moving along to First I Look At The Purse done 1st by The Contours follwed by The J. Geils Band. To me -another toss-up. Both are Great versions!! In current events, it's too bad that Mr. J. Geils is sueing the rest of the band for performing without him. C'mon now! I love Peter Wolf's voice but you can't steal the man's name, can you? Or Not! Moving along to a very interesting set 3. C'mon Let The Good Times Roll, pt.1 1st by Earl King from New Orleans followed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Again, NO COMPARISON HERE! Hendrix by a landside. Interlude with the garage sound of Bad Thing by King Tuff from nearby Brattleboro, Vt. Moving along to what has to be the best garage song of all time, which would be Louie Louie. 1st done by the originator, Mr. Richard Berry followed by The Wailers. To me another tie between the 2 versions. Then The Kingsmen came round & then you get Congressional hearings about dirty, lewd, lyrics which was an absolute riot because in the end they threw it ALL OUT because they could'nt UNDERSTAND what the lyrics were! How Cool was That? Set 4, Back to the Garage with the coolest song of the week which was Seven Nights To Rock by The Connection who are from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who, along with King Tuff from Vermont is making the Great Northeast the New GARAGE capitol of the WORLD!! YEAH-BABY! Moving along with 634-5789, done 1st by Mr. Wilson Pickett followed by Bruce & The East St. Band. Don't want to start a mutiny here but I'm going with Wicked Pickett!! Sorry, Stevie, but really c'mon! Wilson Pickett!! NO CONTEST!! Moving along to a very pivotal point in Rock, as you said, Stevie! That's All Right. Mama, 1st by the originator, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup followed by the pivotal recording by Elvis Presley. As you said, Stevie, how fragile Rock history can be. Now what would have happened if Elvis DID NOT RECORD that song? I guess God Only Knows! The historical significance of that recording cannot be OVERSTATED!! Set 5. Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead, 1st by The Marvelettes from 1965 then follwed 6 years later by Bonnie Raitt. Do I have to say anything about the significance of 1965 again? I TRUST NOT! Interlude by The Nevermores with Adelaine. Finishing off the set & the show with Hard To Handle, 1st by Mr. Otis Redding followed by a very worthy effort by The Black Crowes, which might be one of their best recordings EVER!! I'll call this one a tie & duck my head from any items thrown at me. And that' it for yet another 5 star Saturday night that proved to be very entertaining musically, as well as educationally. Looking forward to pt. 3 this coming weekend. VERY INTERESTING & ENJOYABLE, as usual, Stevie. Just keep 'em coming!! Thanks once again to both you, Stevie, as well as to the Administrator, for keeping us right up to date!! GOOD WORK!! Now reflections on the meanings of the show as well as the 4 part series. Specifically to pt. 2-USA, Yes, it is very insightful & revealing to see how the various groups covered the originals. Also it is very interesting to see how the original artists reacted to their material being covered by other artists, some of which, saw their covers blown out of the water by those who covered their originals. But that's exactly what this 4 pt. series is all about. Of course, as well as seeing how R & B & soul music influenced Rock N' Roll! Take care, all you fellow subterraneans. PEACE BE WITH YOU! I'll see you next week in The Underground Garage!! Sincerely, EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

    • greggie434

      SMRZ,the black black crows in a tie with the " THE LATE GREAT MR. OTIS REDDING", as they say on Monday Night Football, "C'MON MAN"!!!!!!!!!!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        I said that I'd duck my head on this one. Actually, I stick with my original verdict because if you listen to Otis Redding's version closely you'll find something missing. There was a reason why the record came out AFTER Otis had passed. Like I said, I feel that The Black Crowes version has a LOT more kick & life to it. What is this Monday Night Football? Don't they play it on Thursday Now? Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

        • greggie434

          SMRZ, C'Mon man is a segment they use on ESPN when they deem something to be ridiculous, I am just kidding my friend!!!!!

  • Sharon

    wow and fabulous, remember going to Disneyland in I think 1966 (?) to see The Young Rascals, my boyfriend at the time had to wear a wig as no "long hairs" allowed into Disneyland. Saw them several times there, grew up on Mowtown w/my brown transistor tuned into XERB Chula Vista listening to Wolfman Jack turned down so that I wouldn't get busted with my subversive music and attitude. Thanks for the great jams, fix's my attitude once again.

  • jettboi77

    Anyone else know the Liquid Smoke version of "Hard To Handle"? I daresay it's the missing link between Otis and the Crowes.

    Great show and looking forward to installment 3 and 4!

  • jcjohnson63

    another classic. really glad to hear stuff you normally do not play,i.e. GNR, the crowes, bonnie raitt.keep schooling us! hope there will be a test after all this! LOL :)

  • jcjohnson63

    btw- the who do an incredible version of baby don't you do it AND most of the Bnad are/were Canadian, just sayin......;)

  • jcjohnson63

    how can one get the bruce version of 634-5789???????

  • Ron Lynch

    Stevie you deliver the history in a cool way and the show rocks. The show in Moncton was amazing, Bruce & the E Streeters blew Atlantic Canadians away with the performance.
    I'll add some more details about the Moncton Show on your next show.
    Thanks Stevie

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