#294 with Russ Van Cleave: Razorcake Podcast

Dec 20, 2013

#294 with Russ Van Cleave: Razorcake Podcast

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It’s been far too long since I’ve done one of these. The good part about the wait is that it was easy to find songs to play. That bad part is that I found way more songs than I could fit in a 45 minute show. I suppose that will make the next one that much easier when I can find the time to enjoy a few more Dale’s Pale Ales. Like most all of my podcasts, this is just another free form excursion down the rabbit hole.


- do yourself a favor and spend 20 minutes on this one. I’m very grateful that Jesse from Family Night was able to birth the two LPs of some of his recordings (Selected Cuts Vol. 1 and Selected Cuts Vol. 2) out into the world.

O.V. Wright: I first heard about this guy from Peter Guralnick’s book, Sweet Soul Music – a highly recommended read I might add. O.V. was part of the Hi Records roster, the label that got Al Green started. O.V. was a weird guy, but a great singer. He rarely allowed photographs of himself without sunglasses. He did a bunch of coke and died of a heart attack at 41. Rock and roll.

Graham Parker: Another artist of critical acclaim and moderate fame. Graham Parker is probably about as underrated as they get. Hopefully, this isn’t news to you. If it is, track down a copy of this record, Heat Treatment, or Squeezing Out Sparks from your local dollar bin vinyl. Supplement these purchases with a copy of Graham Parker & The Figgs, The Last Rock & Roll Tour on Razor & Tie.

Spoke: I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get around to playing a Spoke song on this show as they’re one of my favorite bands. Classic early ‘90s Gainesville jams!