Author Archives: spinladen

About spinladen

DJ at KWVA University of Oregon campus radio, record collector, artist.

Ironing Board Sam

Mini-documentary about obscure R&B musician Ironing Board Sam Y’all gotta check this lil doc about a long forgotten blues-man who left his mark on the Nashville, New Orleans and chitlin circuit scene before being nearly lost to the world.   … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Showcase

Regular readers of the Soul Donuts will already be familiar with Sherman’s Showcase, and they are back with an all-star magnificent cast for their new special!  Keep your eyes peeled cool cats! Tracklist: 01. Opening Dance Theme 02. Lift Every … Continue reading

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Gospel Styles

Rarely do any musicians have a sixty year career but these ladies have managed to do just that. This disc serves as a legacy to Maggie Ingram the longtime gospel troubadour, as her daughter Almeta takes up the helm and … Continue reading

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Listen Whitey!

No compilation seems more prescient than this one right now! have a taste, get more here Elaine Brown-Until We’re Free Amiri Baraka-Who Will Survive America Various artists: Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 (2012 ) Light In The … Continue reading

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Eddy Giles-Southern Soul Brother

Eddy Giles- Southern Soul Brother: The Murco Recordings 1967-1969 01. Losin’ Boy 02. I Got The Blues 03. Don’t Let Me Suffer 04. While I’m Away (Baby, Keep The Faith) 05. Eddy’s Go-Go Train 06. Happy Man 07. Music 08. … Continue reading

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Stuff I Missed: Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown-Kings Left Behind Tracklist: 1. Not Another Drop 2. Unqualified 3. The Witness 4. Mary’s Corner 5. Horses 6. Hammer Into Anvil 7. Over My Head 8. No Going Back 9. Kings Left Behind 10. Not Another Drop (Reprise) … Continue reading

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Hiroshi Nagai…Tower Records 40 Years and more

Japanese Mellow 1975-2012 My interest in the cover art of Hiroshi Nagai started with the series of Tower Records 40th anniversary compilations from 2019 (Japanes Mellow, Japanese Groove, and AOR Edition) and others, like the Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop … Continue reading

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Stuff I missed: Equidity Funk

Equidity Funk: Hard To Find Gems From The Vaults Of P&P Records On any given day, Peter Brown will gladly let it be known that he has 500 records “that ain’t never been released” in the digital age. A legendary … Continue reading

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Jazz is Dead

For those of you who thought that Jazz was dead, you just haven’t looked hard enough.  I submit to you exhibit A. This from the press release aka bandcamp: “It feels like, every week something special is recorded in the … Continue reading

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Same Energy

Bill Frisell-In Line My regular readers know my love of album covers, for today’s post I simply submit to you some album art, (more album art porn) all with the same type of energy to amuse. McCoy Tyner-13th House 7th … Continue reading

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