Issa Rae / Justin Bieber, S46-E3
27 min

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A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
Andrew Hickey
Episode 105: "Green Onions" by Booker T.and the MGs
Episode 105 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at "Green Onions", and how a company started by a Western Swing fiddle player ended up making the most important soul records of the sixties. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode. Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons. Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt's irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/ ----more---- Resources I used three main books when creating this episode. Two were histories of Stax -- Soulsville USA: The Story of Stax by Rob Bowman, and Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon. Country Soul by Charles L Hughes is a more general overview of soul music made in Tennessee and Alabama in the sixties, but is useful as it's less likely to take statements about racial attitudes entirely at face value. This is a good cheap compilation of Booker T and the MGs' music. If the Erwin Records tracks here interest you, they're all available on this compilation. The Complete Stax-Volt Singles vol. 1: 1959-1968 is a nine-CD box set containing much of the rest of the music in this episode. It's out of print physically, but the MP3 edition, while pricey, is worth it. Patreon This podcast is brought to you by the generosity of my backers on Patreon. Why not join them? Transcript And now we come to the end of the backfilling portion of the story. Since "Telstar" we've been looking at records from 1962 that came out just before "Love Me Do" -- we've essentially been in an extended flashback. This is the last of those flashback episodes, and from next week on we're moving forward into 1963. Today we're going to look at a record by a group of musicians who would be as important to the development of music in the 1960s as any, and at the early years of Stax Records, a label that would become as important as Chess, Motown, or Sun. Today, we're looking at "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs, and how a white country fiddle player accidentally kickstarted the most important label in soul music: [Excerpt: Booker T. and the MGs, "Green Onions"] Our story starts in Memphis, with Jim Stewart, a part-time fiddle player. Stewart was in a Western Swing band, and was hugely influenced by Bob Wills, but he wasn't making any real money from music. Instead, he was working a day job at a bank. But he was still interested in music, and wanted to be involved in the industry. One of the gigs he'd had was in the house band at a venue where Elvis sometimes played in his early years, and he'd seen how Elvis had gone from an obscure local boy all the way to the biggest star in the world. He knew he couldn't do that himself, but he was irresistibly attracted to any field where that was *possible*. He found his way into the industry, and into music history as a result of a tip from his barber. The barber in question, Erwin Ellis, was another country fiddle player, but he owned his own record label, Erwin Records. Erwin Records was a tiny label -- it was so tiny that its first release, by Ellis himself, seems not to exist anywhere. Even on compilations of Erwin Records material, it's not present, which is a shame, as it would be interesting from a historical perspective to hear Ellis' own playing. But while Ellis was unsuccessful both as a fiddle player and as a record company owner, he did manage to release a handful of rockabilly classics on Erwin Records, like Hoyt Jackson's "Enie Meanie Minie Moe": [Excerpt: Hoyt Jackson, "Enie Meanie Minie Moe"] and "Boppin' Wig Wam Willie" by Ray Scott, who had written "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll" for Billy Lee Riley, and who was backed by Riley's Little Green Men on this single: [Excerpt: Ray Scott, "Boppin' Wig Wam WIllie"] Ellis' label wasn't hugely successful, but he made some decent money from it, and he explained the realities of the music industry to Stewart as Stewart was sat in his barber's chair. He told Stewart that you didn't make money from the records themselves -- small labels didn't sell much -- but that he was making some good money from the songs. The formula for success in the music business, Ellis explained, was that when you got a new artist through the door, you told them they could only record originals, not cover versions -- and then you made sure they signed the publishing over to you. If you sold a record, you were just selling a bit of plastic, and you'd already paid to make the bit of plastic. There was no real money in that. But if you owned the song, every time that record was played on the radio, you got a bit of money with no extra outlay -- and if you owned enough songs, then some of them might get covered by a big star, and then you'd get some real money. Hoyt Jackson, Ellis' biggest act, hadn't had any hits himself, but he'd written "It's A Little More Like Heaven (Where You Are)": [Excerpt: Hoyt Jackson, "It's A Little More Like Heaven (Where You Are)"] Hank Locklin had recorded a cover version of it, which had gone to number three on the country charts: [Excerpt: Hank Locklin "It's a Little More Like Heaven"] And Johnny Cash had rewritten it a bit, as "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven", and had also had a top five country hit with it: [Excerpt: Johnny Cash, "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven"] Ellis explained to Stewart that he was still getting cheques every few months because he owned the publishing for this song that someone else had written and brought to him. If you owned the publishing for a song that became a hit, then you had a steady source of income without having to lift a finger. And people would just give you the publishing on their songs if you agreed to put a record of them out. For someone like Stewart, who worked in a bank and knew a little bit about finance, that sounded just about perfect. He pulled together a singing DJ, a piano player, and a rhythm guitarist he knew, and they pooled their savings and raised a thousand dollars to put out a record. Stewart wrote a song -- the only song he'd ever write -- Fred Byler, the DJ, sang it, and they hired Ellis and his tape recorder to record it in Jim's wife's uncle's garage. They came up with the name Satellite Records for their label -- nobody liked it, but they couldn't think of anything better, and satellites were in the news with the recent launch of Sputnik. "Blue Roses" by Fred Byler, came out to pretty much no sales or airplay: [Excerpt: Fred Byler, "Blue Roses"] The next record was more interesting -- "Boppin' High School Baby" by Don Willis is a prime slice of Memphis rockabilly, though one with so much slapback echo that even Joe Meek might have said "hang on, isn't that a bit much?": [Excerpt: Don Willis, "Boppin' High School Baby"] That also didn't sell -- Stewart and his partners knew nothing about the music business. They didn't know how to get the records distributed to shops, and they had no money left. And then Erwin Ellis moved away and took his tape recorder with him, and Stewart's wife's uncle wanted to use his garage again and so wouldn't let them record there any more. It looked like that would be the end of Satellite Records. But then three things changed everything for Jim Stewart, and for music history. The first of these was that Stewart's new barber was also interested in music -- he had a daughter who he thought could sing, and he had a large storage space he wasn't using, in Brunswick on the outskirts of the city. If they'd record his daughter, they could use the storage space as a studio. The second was Chips Moman. Chips was a teenage guitarist who had been playing a friend's guitar at a drugstore in Memphis, just hanging around after work, when Warren Smith walked in. Smith was a Sun Records rockabilly artist, who'd…
46 min
Seincast: A Seinfeld Podcast
Seincast: A Seinfeld Podcast
Seincast
Seincast 180 - The Finale, Part 2
"The second button is the key button. It literally makes or breaks the shirt..." Vinnie and Matt discuss the final episode of Seinfeld. Links from our discussion: * Sein Off: Inside the Final Days of Seinfeld * Cast & crew wall (from Hulu exhibit) * TV Land channel on 5/14/98 * Seinfeld in Oz (from SNL) * David Letterman's Final Top Ten * Guest Stars * Peter Riegert (James Kimbrough) * John Pinette (Howie) * James Rebhorn (DA Holt) * Wendle Josepher (Suzie) * Stanley Anderson (Judge Arthur Vandelay) * Deleted scenes * Season 9 bloopers * Weekly listener artwork * Maarten Bouw * Brooks Tracey If you'd like to support the podcast, please visit paypal.me/seincast or click the donate tab on our Tumblr page (not mobile-friendly). And, if you have the time, swing by iTunes and leave us a rating and review. Thank you for your support! Here's how you can get in touch with us: * seincast@gmail.com * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Tumblr * Or, leave us a voicemail at COCOA-BOSCO (262-622-6726) Seincast logo designed by Aaron FitzSimons - aaronfitzsimons.com _Vinnie's Top 24_ * The Opposite * The Contest * The Outing * The Junior Mint * The Implant * The Opera * The Bizarro Jerry * The Cheever Letters * The Marine Biologist * The Hamptons * The Bubble Boy * The Dealership * The Label Maker * The Hot Tub * The Couch * The Movie * The Airport * The Lip Reader * The Jimmy * The Fusilli Jerry * The Rye * The Merv Griffin Show * The Yada Yada * The Doll Matt's Top 24 * The Boyfriend * The Pilot * The Hamptons * The Bizarro Jerry * The Cheever Letters * The Outing * The Library * The Pen * The Contest * The Merv Griffin Show * The Label Maker * The Marine Biologist * The Chicken Roaster * The Implant * The Doorman * The Muffin Tops * The Dealership * The Hot Tub * The Little Jerry * The Fusilli Jerry * The Yada Yada * The Sponge * The Alternate Side * The Doll
52 min
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Marc Gunn
Thanks for Your Kindness #486
Happy Thanksgiving. And thank You for listening and sharing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Andrew Finn Magill, Friday Frolics, Triskele, Roads to Home, Martyn Wylde, Erin Ruth, Kathryn Rose, Dublin Abbey, Michael Tinker Tierney, Brass Lassie, John McLean Allan, The Celtic Kitchen Party I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on streaming, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode. Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 - "Ducks in the Elevator" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift 5:02 - WELCOME 6:04 - "The Morning After the Day Before (Bachelor Party / Hangover / Wedding Reel)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3 13:40 - "Rising of the Moon" by Triskele from The Collar City Uprising 15:54 - "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon 20:05 - "My Father's Coat" by Martyn Wylde from Learning from the Leaves 23:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 25:42 - "Rocks of Bawn” by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth 29:07 - "Slane Castle" by Brigid's Crossing from The Fall 33:17 - "Black is the Colour" by Kathryn Rose from Origins 36:16 - "Somewhere in Antrim" by Dublin Abbey from Dublin Abbey 38:48 - "Up the Shore" by Michael Tinker Tierney from Due Season 43:27 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 45:30 - "Anne Lacey's/Taybank Shenanigans" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie 48:58 - "Reels (Brenda Stubbert's Reel/The Ale is Dear)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds 53:08 - "Sainted Millions" by The Rumjacks from Hestia 56:42 - "Legend of Brian Boru" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Lobster Tail and Beer 59:43 - CLOSING 1:01:13 - "Thanks (That Was Fun)" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The second episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast came out this week. This episode features a lot of new Christmas music from Celtic artists. I still have two more planned. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or anywhere, by going to CelticChristmasPodcast.com. You can also get episodes earlier if you join the Celtic Christmas Podcast Patreon page. 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TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Becki Laws from Widnes, England sent a photo: "What am I doing while listening to your podcast? Maths revision. Someone recommended its good background music with a steady tempo thats easy to concentrate to. That is all true, but then I fell in love with it too and look up the artists you mention to find more of their work. Haha" Jeremy Holt emailed from Nashville, TN: "Love the pod cast working on Gibson guitars while listening" John Mahony emailed: "Hi Mark, I’ve listened for quite a while and even went back to listen to the early episodes to see what I’d missed! I enjoy the music, and thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together every week! There wasn’t a specific link to email you with my vote for the picture, but I liked the traditional Irish one better than the Americanized Halloween image. Sorry, since I know you put some effort into making that image, but that’s it. Have you heard of Emma Langford? She’s brilliant and would be a great addition to the podcast some day. I could send you a picture of me in front of my Zoom green screen, but it would be rather boring, I think."
1 hr 4 min
My 90s Playlist
My 90s Playlist
Sony Music
TRACK 6: "Elevators" by Outkast
Track six is when you give your favorites their flowers. If someone else was putting this playlist together, maybe they’ll have the best New York rapper or an entire West Coast label represented. Not you though; you’re throwing on Outkast. It may not be the song with the most airplay, but it is the one that might mean the most. As Andre 3000 once said, the South’s got something to say. Credits - Hosts: Tracy Clayton and Akoto Ofori-Atta - Lead Producer: Eric Silver - Editor: Brandon Grugle - Executive Producers: Amanda McLoughlin and Tracy Clayton - Produced by: Multitude & Sony Music Find Us Online - Website: my90splaylist.com - Twitter: twitter.com/sonypodcasts - Instagram: instagram.com/sonypodcasts - Facebook: facebook.com/sonypodcasts About The Show The 90s are back in so many ways, but our favorite tracks never left. My 90s Playlist breaks down why we love the hits of the 90s so much, what made our favorite songs so popular back then, and why we are so nostalgic for them now. Throughout the season, our hosts Tracy Clayton and Akoto Ofori-Atta will celebrate their picks for a quintessential 90s playlist and explore the work of Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, A Tribe Called Quest and more! Track Info Track Name: Elevators Artist: Outkast Album: ATLiens Written By: André Benjamin, Antwan Patton Produced By: Outkast Topics Discussed Death Row, Bad Boy, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Source Awards, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Goodie Mob, The South Got Something to Say, Atlanta, Freaknik, Dungeons & Dragons, TI, Jermaine Duprie
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