Tonight’s guests include …

One of the nice things about writing AM, Then FM is getting to know some of my fellow music bloggers.

One of the nice little perks is the occasional offer to write a guest post. The Scholar dropped one of those offers on me not too long ago. Today, that guest post is up over at Souled On.

If you go check it out, you’ll find tunes from Jon Thomas, Barbara Lynn, Betty Davis, the Kashmere Stage Band, Billy Preston, Eddie Floyd, Johnny Jones and the King Casuals, Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the Temptations.

The premise of the post — which pales in the wake of the previous Souled On guest post, by Larry Grogan of the fantastic Funky 16 Corners — is that though I’ve heard a lot of R&B and soul over the years, what I know is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m still learning, thanks to my fellow music bloggers.

One such memorable revelation was hearing the original version of a song I once associated solely with another band. Enjoy them both. I have.

“Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party,” the Show Stoppers, Heritage Records single HE 800, 1968. For more on the Show Stoppers, a Philadelphia group, check out this post at Funky 16 Corners. Scroll down to Aug. 10 and Larry explains all.


“Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party,” J. Geils Band, from “Blow Your Face Out,” 1976. The sizzling live version. A guide to J. Geils Band albums was another of my guest posts, over at Jefitoblog. (When you get back up and running, Jefito, I still have that in my files. Just let me know.)


Filed under October 2007, Sounds

3 responses to “Tonight’s guests include …

  1. Jeff, I am extremely flattered by your commentary over at Souled On. While I am quickly working my way to the poorhouse with this obsession of mine, I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn myself. What is most satisfying about it all is that not only do I get to learn more and more with each purchase that I make, but that what I learn makes an impact on others. As always, I thank you for all your support and by all means, keep on preserving freeform for posterity.

    BTW, I hope that you can further benefit from the zip files that I now offer at Fufu Stew. I had you in mind…

    Peace and blessings.

  2. k

    Anyone knows what’s going wrong at jefito’s?

  3. Jefito encountered some fairly serious service issues with the company hosting his site. As in no service. He is working toward getting back up and running. When, I don’t know.

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