This week we say goodbye to October by saying hello to the new, outstanding, essential 2-CD set of Aretha Franklin that comprises previously unheard studio masters from her great years at Atlantic. We also sample the new CD issued as part of the annual Oxford American southern music issue. And Brother Tad gets spooky with some ghoulish Halloween music.
Coming off of an amazingly successful pledge drive (thank you!!) we turn our attention back to the music. Highlights include live recordings by Arthur Alexander, an OV Wright birthday throw-down, and the quasi Ramsey Lewis version of Hey Ya performed by new discovery Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra. Thanks again to all the Residents for their support over the last two weeks!!!