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Jim and Greg review the 8th studio album, Open Door Policy, from Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady.
The hosts share their opinions on the 17th(!) album from Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, L.W.
Jim and Greg give their two cents on singer-songwriter Julien Baker’s album Little Oblivions.
Fortune Records was an independent, family-owned label out of Detroit that existed from 1946-1995. While they had few hits, their eclectic roster of artists and unpredictable music attracted famous fans like Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson. This week, Jim and Greg talk with author Michael Hurtt about the book he co-authored, Mind Over Matter: The Myths & Mysteries of Detroit’s Fortune Records. They discuss artists like Nolan Strong & The Diablos, as well as other doo-wop groups, hillbilly music and more.
Jim takes a trip to the Desert Island Jukebox and plays a song he can’t live without, a track about the late activist and Black Panther Fred Hampton. After watching Judas and the Black Messiah, Jim began searching for songs about Hampton, and found this one from The Boondocks soundtrack by Dead Prez, featuring Common and Last Poets,
The Trap of Love,The Trap of Love (Single), Fortune, 1957
The Feelers,Open Door Policy, Positive Jams, 2021
Unpleasant Breakfast,Open Door Policy, Positive Jams, 2021
Hanover Camera,Open Door Policy, Positive Jams, 2021
O.N.E.,L.W., Flightless, 2021
Pleura,L.W., Flightless, 2021
K.G.L.W.,L.W., Flightless, 2021
East West Link,L.W., Flightless, 2021
Song in E,Little Oblivions, Matador, 2021
Hardline,Little Oblivions, Matador, 2021
Faith Healer,Little Oblivions, Matador, 2021
If Oh I (Could Be With You Tonight),If Oh I (Could Be With You Tonight) (Single), Fortune, 1959
Bacon Fat,Bacon Fat (Single), Fortune, 1957
Dirty Boogie,Dirty Boogie (Single), Fortune, 1949
The Tattooed Lady (feat. Johnny White and His Rhythm Riders),The Tattooed Lady (Single), Fortune, 1961
It Always Happens to Me,It Always Happens to Me (Single), Fortune, 1961
Do You Remember What You Did,Do You Remember What You Did (Single), Fortune, 1955
Mind Over Matter,Mind Over Matter (Single), Fortune, 1962
Sheddin’ Tears over You,Sheddin’ Tears over You (Single), Fortune, 1958
Blues For Big Town,John Lee Hooker & Big Maceo Merriweather, Fortune, 1963
Panthers (feat. Common and the Last Poets),Hip-Hop Docktrine: The Official Boondocks Mixtape, Self-released, 2006
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