From Basements and Hallway Cupboards

From basements and hallway cupboards filled with scratchy 45’s, dusty records, trashed tapes and rumbled reels Lambert Lepoutre presents another fine podcast.

How many of you remember Ike’s Record Shop in Memphis? The treasure trove was the old shack behind the store. Ike would give you a hammer and a flashlight, just in case the old crooked door would close on you and you would have to jam your way out. You couldn’t walk in the room without breaking a few 45’s among the thousands that were spread out on the floor. But, man, did we find treasures there!

So, when Lambert announced that he was traveling down his hallway cupboard and basement to hunt for some long gone treasures, we knew that this was going to be one hell of a podcast. And did he fullfill that promise!


1. Fred Mick & Kingsmen, Up Down
2. Danny Dell & The Trends, Froggie Went A Courting
3. Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early, Nothin’ Man.
4. Edsels, Shake, Shake Sherrie
5. Len Wade, Everybody’s Clown
6. Diamond Joe, Look Way Back
7. George Young, Buggin’ Baby
8. Baby Jean, If You Wanna
9. Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, You Better Change
10. Antennas, Be Yourself
11. The Blonde Bomber (Walter Rhodes), I Am To Blame
12. Wanderers, You Can’t Run Away From Me
13. Joe Cuba Sextet, What A Baby
14. Keggs, To Find Out
15. Fireside Gospel Singers, Get Your Soul Right
16. Swan Silvertones, What’s The Matter Now.
17. Juke Boy Bonner, Running Shoes
18. Alton Ellis, Dance Crasher
19. Dave Bartholomew, I can’t take it no more
20. Joanie Taylor & The Tabs, You Lied
21. Bobbie Taylor With Charlie & The Jives, Seven Steps To An Angel
22. Elder Williams Smith, His Voice
23. Hodi Boys, This World
24. Papa Lightfoot, When The Saints Go Marchin’ In
25. Shirley Ellis, The Clapping Song
26. Knight Riders, Pretty Plaid Skirt
27. Mary Ann Miles, I’ll Be Gone, Parts 1&2

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Sam Cooke’s barber shop in Clarkesdale, MS


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Red’s Lounge Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS



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Memphis 2013




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Road trip 2013 – Memphis

Stax at the Rum Boogie Cafe.


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Road trip 2013 – Memphis – Clarksdale – New Orleans

Tomorrow is the start of the 10 day road trip.

To be continued.

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It will stand

I renamed my musical blog to “It will stand”. Of course, this is a tribute to the song of the same name by the Showmen (1961).

The song was also featured in Lambert’s post about the music of 1961.


It Will Stand

Rock Roll, Rock Roll

You take some music, music
Sweet flowin’ music
Some movin’ and groovin’
Rock and roll will stand

Take some heart beats drum beats
Finger poppin’ and stompin’ feet
Little dances that look so neat
You see why it will stand

Some folks don’t understand it
That’s why they don’t demand it
They’re out tryn’ to end it
Forgive them for they know not what they’re doin’

Don’t nick name it
You might as well claim it
It swept this whole wide land
Rock and roll forever will stand

Hear those sax blowin’
Sharp as lightnin’
Hear those drums beat
Loud as thunder

Some folks don’t understand it
That’s why they don’t demand it
They’re out tryin’ to end it
Forgive them for they know not what they’re doin’

Don’t you rename it
You might as well claim it
It will be here for ever and ever
Ain’t gonna fade
Never no never

It swept this whole wide land
Sinking deep in the heart of man
Come on boy join our clan
Come on boy take my hand
Come on boy be a man
‘Cause rock and roll will stand

Let’s do it all over again
I feel good let’s do it again
It’ll be here for ever and ever
Ain’t gonna fade
Never, no never…to fade

Written by General Norman Johnson.
Produced by Allan Toussaint.
Minit 632; made Billboard #61

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The Year in Music: Pre-Rock and Roll

Lambert Lepoutre presents pre-Rock and Roll.

Pre Rock and Roll

01. Arthur Crudup, That’s Allright
02. Big Mama Thornton, Hound Dog
03. Ink Spots, That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
04. Orioles, It’s To soon To Know
05. Five keys, Glory Of Love
06. Hank Williams, Move It On Over
07. Eddie Bond, A Heart Full Of Hartaches
08. Merle Travis, Lost John
09. Lionel Hampton, Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
10. Stick McGee & His Buddies, Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
11. Roy Brown, Boogie At Midnight
12. Wynonie Harris, Good Rockin’ Tonight
13. Clovers, One Mint Julep
14. Billy Ward & Dominoes, Sixty Minute Man
15. Robins, Rockin’
16. Delmore Brothers, Freight Train Boogie
17. Tiny Bradshaw, Train Kept A Rollin’
18. Louis Jordan & Tyfanie Five, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
19. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, Rocket 88
20. John Lee Hooker, Leavin’ Chicago
21. Lightning Hopkins, War News Blues
22. Elmore James, Dust My Broom
23. Lloyd Price, Lawdy Miss Clawdy
24. Fatman Humphries & Orchestra, Lulubelle Blues
25. Big Jay McNeely, The Goof
26. Willie Jackson, On My Own
27. Fairfield Four, Come Over Here
28. Paul Gayten, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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The Year in Music: 1979

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1979 in music.


01. Beat, Don’t Wait Up For Me
02. Michael Jackson, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
03. Dead Kennedys, California Uber Alles
04. Specials, Gangsters
05. Pentagram, Living in A Ram’s head
06. Elvis Costello, Oliver’s Army
07. Dave Edmunds, Girls Talk
08. Kendalls, Just Like Real People
09. Sugarhill Gang, Rappers Delight
10. Joy Division, Transmission
11. XTC. Making Plans for Nigel
12. Tubeway Army, Are Friends Electric?
13. Clash, the Right Profile
14. Van Morrison, Stepping Out Queen
15. Lowell George, What Do You Want The Girl to Do
16. Joe Jackson, It’s Different for Girls
17. Headboys, Shape Of Things to Come
18. Gang Of Four, At Home He’s A Tourist
19. Paul Blackman, Earth, Wind & Fire, 12″

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The Year in Music: 1978

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1978 in music.


01. Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen In Love?
02. Police, So Lonely
03. John Conlee, Rose Colored Glasses
04. Eddie Hinton, We Got It
05. Only Ones, Another Girl, Another Planet
06. Moody Blues, Had To Fall In Love
07. Byron Lee, Mighty Sparrow & The Dragoneers, Only A Fool
08. Earth, Wind & Fire, September
09. Records, Starry Eyes
10. Warren Zevon, Werewolves Of London
11. Magazine, Shot By Both Sides
12. Chic, Le Freaque
13. Wire, Mercy
14. Jimmy Bo Horne, Dance Across The Floor
15. Ian Dry & Blockheads, Hit Me With Your Rhytm Stick
16. Owen Grey, Fire In A Trenchtown
17. Misfits, Bullet
18. Undertones, Teenage kicks
19. AC/DC, Rock And Roll Damnation
20. OV Wright, There’s No Easy Way To Say Goodbye
21. Chriss Bell, I’m The Cosmos
22. Bob Seeger & Silver Bullet Band, The Famous Final Scene

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The Year in Music: 1977

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1977 in music.


01. Stranglers, Something Better Change
02. Bob Marley, Three Little Birds
03. Johnny Paycheck, I Did The Right Thing
04. Stormtrooper, I’m A Mess
05. Brothers Johnson, Strawberry Letter #23
06. Zeros, Don’t Push Me Around
07. Bill Withers, Lovely Day
08. Television, Marquee Moon
09. Althea And Donna, Uptown Top Rankin’
10. Otis Clay, I Can’t Take It
11. Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill
12. Iggy Pop, The Passenger
13. Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen
14. Clash, White Riot
15. Donna Summer, I Feel Love
16. Frankie Miller, Love Letters
17. Mink DeVille, Spanish Stroll
18. Trammps, Disco Inferno
19. Suicide, Ghost Rider
20. Marvin Gaye, Got To Give It Up (Pts 1&2)

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The Year in Music: 1976

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1976 in music.


01. Fleetwood Mac, Go Your Own Way
02. Damned, New Rose
03. Diana Ross, Love Hangover, 12″
04. Saints, I’m Stranded
05. Manhattans, Kiss And Say Goodbye
06. Sex Pistols, Anarchy In The UK
07. Judas Priest, The Ripper
08. Stevie Wonder, As
09. Doobie Brothers, Takin’It To The Streets
10. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, Roadrunner
11. Blue Oyster Cult, Don’t Fear The Reaper
12. Junior Murvin, Police And Thieves
13. Spinners, Rubberband Man
14. Ramones, 53rd & 3rd
15. Dwight Twilley Band, Baby Let’s Cruise
16. Steely Dan, Hatian Divorce
17. Tom Waits, Tom Traubert’s Blues

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The Year in Music: 1975

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1975 in music.


01. Eagles, Take It To The Limit
02. Shirley & Co., Shame, Shame, Shame
03. Carl “Soul Dog” Marshall, You Take One Step (I’ll Take Two)
04. Dr. Feelgood, She Does It Right
05. Bob Dylan, You’re A Big Girl Now
06. Guy Clark, Desperado’s Waiting For A Train
07. People’s Choise, Do It Anyway You Wanna
08. Hamilton Bohannon, Disco Stomp
09. Pere Ubu, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
10. Jesse Colter, I’m Not Lisa
11. Jim Gilstrap, Swing Your Daddy
12. Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
13. Bee Gees, Jive Talkin’
14. Syl Johnson, That’s just My Luck
15. Derrick Harriot, 18 With A Bullett
16. Willie Nelson, Blue Eye Crying In The Rain
17. Richard & Linda Thompson, Calvary Cross

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The Year in Music: 1974

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1974 in music.


01. Lulu, The Man Who Sold The World
02. George McGrae, Rock Your Baby
03. Patti Smith, Hey Joe
04. Reverend Willingham, No Charge
05. Billy Swan, I Can Help
06. Big Star, September Gurls
07. First Class, Beach Baby
08. Eugene Kemp, The Power Is Gone
09. Kraftwerk, Autobahn
10. Brinsley Schwarz, (What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love And Understanding
11. Joe Hinton, Take My Hand In Your Hand
12. ZZ Top, Lagrange
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama
14. Originals, Behind Close Doors
15. Van Morisson, Twilight Zone
16. Hot Chocolate, Emma
17. Willie Nelson, I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone
18. Camel, Nimrodel: The Procession/White Rider

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The Year in Music: 1967

Lambert Lepoutre presents the year 1967 in music.


01. Archie Bell & The Drells, Tighten Up
02. Parliaments, I Wanna Testify
03. Beatles, A Day In The Life
04. Lee Moses, Bad Girl (Pt’s 1&2)
05. Carla Thomas & Otis redding, Tramp
06. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved A an The Way I Love You
07. Velvet Underground & Nico, Waiting For My Man
08. James Carr, Dark End Of The Street
09. Ethiopians, Train To Skaville
10. Alton Ellis, Cry Tough
11. Byrds, Going Back
12. Big Maybelle, 96 Tears
13. Easybeats, Friday On my Mind
14. P.P. Arnold, the first Cut is the Deepest
15. Evie sands, Angel In The Morning
16. Chris Farlowe, Handbags And Gladrags
17. Gene Pitney, Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart
18. Jake Holmes, Dazed And Confused
19. Four Tops, Bernadette
20. Austin Faithfull, Ain’t That Peculiar
21. The Doors, The End
22. Toussaint McCall, Nothing Takes The Place Of You

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