Tag: Eddie Floyd

Homecoming: An Envisioned Soundtrack

A soldier arrives home from Afghanistan to find his lost high school love. Problem is she’s marrying another man, old ghosts of the past linger the town, it’s the perpetual misty fall/winter of New England. Hearts will be mended, hearts will be broken. The envisioned soundtrack. 1. Friends Like Those – Robert Ellis – from […]

Summer Gems 2012: A Mixtape To grab the mix, either click on the image or the text. Track-listing:  1. Peoples – Cheers Elephant 2. The Fritz – Cruiser 3. The Walk – Mayer Hawthorne 4. Everyone Knows – Vacationer 5. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads 6. Milk – Theme Park […]

The southern soul gem Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd came out in 1967 on Stax Records. Backed by the Stax House Band, Booker T. & The MGs, the album relishes the gritty sound that defined the label, from its rifle-crack snare, to its punchy rhythm section, complete with swaggering horns and chromatic guitar progressions.  Here I’m […]

Song of the Day: “Knock On Wood”, Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd’s “Knock On Wood” is a timeless Stax classic.  Don’t let the new movie Easy A tell you otherwise (its the featured number near the end of the movie) everything about “Knock On Wood” is in a groove, the rhythm guitar is warm and pounding, the vocal performance is electric and those horns are […]

A Hog-Wild, Labor Day Barbecue Mixtape

The end of summer always comes way too quickly for my liking but luckily for everyone summer puts its last gasp into Labor Day weekend, a weekend reserved for high school kids to deal with the after shock of being back at school and one last summer barbecue for family and friends together.  To celebrate […]

A Mixtape Monday Presentation: Summer Daze

This weeks mix comes out as a mixtape should, i.e. its meant to be played in the order presented, treat it like its a CD, the tracks are in their order for a reason.  This one is yet another summer inspired mix with an eclectic range of musicians and styles, and toeing the line between […]