New show this week on Community Noise. Join DJ Barnabas this week on KBFG, Wednesday at 7pm and (repeat) Saturday 11am.

We’ve been doing some reading about the Memphis blues … He struggled with the details – was it two or three men that abducted him? In Memphis or Miami? Outside the hotel, that’s for sure. Men wore suits just like his. Swapped his body and mind with somebody else that looked just like him; they left his voice. He was just a voice now. “I said, ‘Gyat damn.’ That hurt my feelings.”

When did this happen? How did this happen? The story would change, fluctuate; come and go. Sometimes he had access to medications, and sometimes the medications helped. When he sang, when he could hold himself together for just one song, his voice could fill a room; rich, deep, and bright. Smooth. It’s James Carr.
1. James Carr — “The Dark End of the Street”
2. Alex Chilton — “Something Deep Inside”
3. Johnny Thunders — “Too Much Junkie Business”
4. The Pretenders — “Mystery Acheivement”
5. Jonathan Richman — “That Summer Feeling”
6. Opal — “Hear the Wind Blow”
7. Dylan Thomas — “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
8. Ken Nordine — “Yellow”
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9. Alarm Will Sound — “Son of Chamber Symphony III.”
10. Steve Layton — “He/She”
11. The Pixies — “Dig for Fire”
12. James Carr — “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man”
13. Cat Power — “The Fate of the Human Carbine”
14. Bonnie Prince Billy — “Whipped”