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Show 542 - Disciples of Soul Part 3: Gender Bender

Show 542 - Disciples of Soul Part 3: Gender Bender

Air Date:

Monday, 20 August 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

We continue our series, Disciple Of Soul this week. Part three we are calling “Gender Bender”, where we have guys in Rock groups covering girls of Soul, and Rock girls covering Soul guys.

Joining us will be Marvin Gaye, the Rascals, Martha and the Vandellas, Vanilla Fudge, and Sly & the Family Stone.

Brand new music from Free Energy, the Monster Ones, the Connection, Jack White, and a Coolest Song in the World from Suzi Chunk and the Groovy Uncle, which you don’t want to miss.

Come find out what Ringo Starr, Big Mama Thorton, and Fanny have in common, and it’s not what you think.

It’s Disciples Of Soul: Gender Bender this week in the world’s only Rock & Roll dance party on the radio, and sneaking into other people’s cabanas.

I’ll see you this weekend in the Underground Garage.


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  • Playlist:


    Set 1

    Angel Eyes (Disciples Of Soul)

    Musical Bed: Captain Soul (Byrds)

    Keep Me Hangin’ On (Supremes)

    Keep Me Hangin’ On (Vanilla Fudge)

    Seven Nights To Rock (Connection)

    Musical Bed: Over Easy (Booker T & the MGs)

    Boys (Shirelles)

    Boys (Beatles)

    Musical Bed: Lawn Party (Booker T & the MGs)



    Set 2

    Musical Bed: Three Leaf Clover (Mar-Keys)

    Without Love (Aretha Franklin)

    Without Love (Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes)

    Sixteen Saltines (Jack White)

    Musical Bed: Something (Booker T & the MGs)

    Dancing In The Street (Martha & the Vandellas)

    Dancing In The Street (Van Halen)

    Musical Bed: Consumption (Mar-Keys)



    Set 3

    Musical Bed: Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)

    Too Many Fish In The Sea (Marvelletes)

    Too Many Fish In The Sea (Rascals)

    Teenage Ramone (Monster Ones)

    Sassy (The Mar-Keys)

    Baby I Love You (Ronettes)

    Baby I Love You (Ramones)

    Made In Memphis (Booker T & the MGs)



    Set 4

    Musical Bed: Funky So-And-So (Sugarman 3)

    Look Back And Laugh (Suzi Chunk with Uncle Groovy)

    Musical Bed: Slidin’ (The Mar-Keys)

    Everyday People (Sly & the Family Stone)

    Everyday People (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)

    Musical Bed: Chinese Checkers (Booker T & the MGs)

    Ain’t That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye)

    Ain’t That Peculiar (Fanny)

    Musical Bed: Hip Hug Her (Booker T & the MGs)



    Set 5

    Musical Bed: Boot Leg (Booker T & the MGs)

    Hound Dog (Big Mama Thorton)

    Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)

    Electric Fever (Free Energy)

    Musical Bed: Modern Jive (Sugarman 3)

    Time Is On My Side (Irma Thomas)

    Time Is On My Side (Rolling Stones)

    Musical Bed: Let’s Go (Booker T & the MGs)


Comments (14)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    As the fun & soul education continues. 1st of all, thanks to you, Little Steven, for yet another 5 star special, & I would like to thank The Administrator for getting the show posted up so quickly-like on Wednesday!! GOOD WORK!! As we move through August with our focus being on how early R & B, Blues, & Soul influenced Rock N' Roll. Here we go with pt. 3 of 4, Gender Benders! Must say that I have really enjoyed the opening tracks by The Disciples of Soul over the past three weeks. This weeks entry, Angel Eyes, from 1982, was my favorite one yet. Now Stevie, I hope that you can tell us where we can pick up these excellent tracks!! C'MON-STEVIE!! Show # 541. Gender Bender-highlights!! Set 1. You Keep Me Hangin' On. 1st done by the mighty Supremes, who were peaking right about now & followed by the Psychedelic version by the Vanilla Fudge. Both quite different in the arrangement & both equally excellent!! The excellent Boys. 1st done by The Shirelles & then followed by Ringo & The other Beatles. I prefer Ringo's version here & yes , just like you Stevie, I think that it's the best vocal ever put on wax by Ringo!!Set 2. Without Love. 1st by Aretha followed vy the version by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes. I'll take Aretha's version here. Nice interlude by Mr. Analog-Jack White with Sixteen Saltines which is the 3rd song that you've played from Jack's excellent spring release Blunderbuss. Early contender for LP of 2012. Myself, I've played it more times than any other so far this year. Followed by the unbeatable, excellent version of Dancing In The Streets by Martha & The Vandellas. I won't say anything about playing Van Halen on this show other than it was a display of a Heavy rock version of a great song that even David Lee could not ruin!! Set 3. Too Many Fish In The Sea done 1st by The Marvelettes than followed by The Rascals version which, to me , can't hold a candle to the original. But That's just Me!! This follwed by another example where the cover was not even on the same planet as the original. I'm talking about the incomparable Ronettes with Baby I Love You. C'mon now, Stevie, you can't even compare Ronnie Spector with the version done by The Ramones, even tho whacko Phil Spector produced both versions. Set 4. Everyday People as done by the incredible Sly & The Family Stone right in the middle of their incredible run of hits followed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts who actually do a good version themselves which was no small feat following Sly. Moving along to Ain't That Peculiar done 1st by the incredible Marvin Gaye with that voice of silk, followed quite respectfully by Fanny with their version from 1972, which actually kicks butt & takes no prisoners!! Actually, original founder of Fanny, June Millington, who was born in Manila, Philippines, runs a summer rock n' roll camp for girls who wanna rock in nearby Goshen, Mass. Actually, Fanny were one of the 1st all-female rock groups who influenced many others like The Runaways & Suzy Quatro. They 1st released their debut LP Fanny in 1970. All of their LP's are quite good & their is also some great early footage of them on YOU Tube! Check it out, Underground garage members. Set 5. Some serious territory here leading off with Big Mama Thorton & Hound Dog of course followed by Elvis Presley's take which helped change & shape rock here tho Elvis's manager was worried that he was starting to sound too black!! I take Elvis' version here by just a nose. Bringing us to the end of another great show with Time Is On My Side, 1st by Irma Thomas followed by the totally excellent version done by The Rolling Stones. Significant to note that BOTH versions were released in 1964 but that The Stones outsold Irma by how many million? Yes, that summer of 64 found The Rolling Stones breaking BIG here in the states. All In All, another great Saturday Night Dance Party that was also, once again, very educational as well. These shows have really shown how influential soul music was to Rock N' Roll!! And I look forward to one more lesson to round out August & finalize our musical history lesson. Stevie, just PLEASE make those 1982 Disciples Of Soul recordings available. They sound GREAT!! Well class!! I guess that's it for another week. Now it's back to stoopid reality except that seeing how The Administrator got show # 541 up so quickly again on only Wednesday, I am going to re-play this show immediately after I finish my posted comments! Yeah-Baby! Thanks once again, Stevie!! And to All who live IN & For The Underground Garage-Peace Be With You! Sincerely, EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

    • ArthurAllen

      Steve keeps saying on the show that he is "working on" getting the Disciples of Soul re-released. You can always try Amazon and Ebay. I already have "Men Without Women" on CD in my collection, re-released in 1991 on Razor Edge.

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Thanks for the tip, ArthurAllen. I'll check that out right about NOW! Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

    • greggie434

      SMRZ, R U saying Baby I Love You, Ronnie's version is way better than the Ramones version?

  • guitarman

    the first two southside johnny records are two of the best soul albums ever, and i got all the early ones on vinyl and cd. thanks to your obvious true love of this and your production,writing, and what i've always liked, is your harmonies with southside. pure chills. thanks for all of it! mike mccoy

  • BillD

    And don't forget the recent release by Southside Johnny of his live Men Without Women album.

  • jcjohnson63

    keep on schoolin us LS!!! wish school had been THIS much fun!!!! LOL

  • jcjohnson63

    i too was always confused about ivy joe or ivory joe hunters. LOL :O

  • gerrald stangret

    I have "Men Without Women" on vinyl first pressing, if you want a copy let me know, gerrald6@yahoo.ca

  • Dan Nooger

    I remember seeing Southside Johnny round the time of his first album at the old Academy of Music opening for Graham Parker & The Rumour (seems like "a thousand centuries ago" as Col Kurtz said in Apocalypse Now) and it's great to see that Johnny's still rockin'! Also, Elvis' version of "Hound Dog" was modeled on the version by Vegas lounge group Freddie Bell & the Bell Boys (Elvis used their somewhat sanitized version of the lyrics). The funky guitar solo on Big Mama's version was by Pete Lewis, one of the all time great unsung axemen - you can hear him on a lot of Johnny Otis' 50's sessions for Savoy, Mercury, Peacock and Dig.

  • david stoops

    Little Steven,Disciples of soul is one of my "island albums"-albums I could not be stranded without.Princess Of Little Italy always gave me goose bumps. I first heard Southside Johnny on the Mike Douglas in 1977." Without Love" was the song they did and presented Mike with a satin Asbury Juke jacket. God Bless you Little Steven for saving "RocknRoll.

  • luvzlionz

    Great set of shows Steven! I won one of those blue Jukes jackets in a WNEW-FM contest along with a couple tix to a SJ show in Central Park back in 77. Still have it.

  • Ron Lynch

    Very cool show Stevie. Joan Jett one cool chick, like her singing alot.
    I thought it was cool at the Moncton show when Bruce mentioned his Gravity Hill and our Magnetic Hill in Moncton.
    My father use to stop at the hill in the 60's with us kids in the car for that magic hill trick on the way to Nelson N.B.
    Thanks Stevie great show.

  • enzian

    Wow! 7 Nights of Rock channels Sha-Na-Na perfectly!

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