Jesse Jarnow

love & the needing of it: the frow show’s 2012 WFMU marathon premium


I’m thrilled (and I mean, thrilled) to announce The Frow Show’s 2012 WFMU Marathon Premium: Love & The Needing Of It: A no-fi adventure in international love-needing.

Same sentiment, same name, hundreds (maybe thousands) of different songs titled “I Need Your Love” span continents, genres, and decades. “Love & The Needing of It” whittles it down to 19, leaving out the crappy Macedonian pop, though including the New Zealand disco. It ignores Elvis Presley and The Ramones, but has the infamous Nirvana (UK) and Jeff “Don’t Call Me Jeff Lynne” Lynn of Swedish fuzz-rockers The Wizards, and a host of local singles from Jamaica, Baltimore, South Africa, and beyond, all presented with the stunning no-fi compression one has come to expect from globe-spanning YouTube treasure hunts. Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2013 or any mixes you might make before then! Significant others Thanks to Rich Arcoleo for the great cover art.

Love & the Needing Of It
A no-fi adventure in international love-needing.
1. “I Need Your Love” – Letta Mbulu (from Letta, Tamla Motown, 1970, South Africa) produced by Hugh Masekala.
2. “I Need Your Love” – The Draytons Two (WIRL 7″, early 1970s, Barbados)
3. “I Need Your Love Tonight” – Nirvana (UK) (from Songs of Love and Praise, Philips, 1972, UK) The legendary Nirvana (UK)!
4. “Baby I Need Your Loving” – The Four Tops (Motown 7″, 1972, US)
5. “I Need Your Love So Bad” – James Brown & The Famous Flames (from I Can’t Stand Myself When I Touch Me, King, 1968, US)
6. “I Need Your Love So Desperately” – Peaches & Herb (Date 7″, 1969, US)
7. “I Need Your Love” – The Chaumonts (Bay Sound 7″, 1966, US) Baltimore.
8. “I Need Your Love” – The Wizards (Fontana 7″, 1966, Norway/Sweden) written by Jeff “I’m Not Jeff Lynne” Lynn.
9. “I Need Your Love” – The Last Times (Togy 7″, 1966, US) Clarion, Ohio.
10. “I Need Your Love” – The Artistics (Okeh 7″, 1963, US)
11. “I Need Your Love” – The Fugitives (JJ 7″, 1966, Jamaica) Greatest label name ever –ed.
12. “Baby, I Need Your Love” – Dave Barker (Wind 7″, c. 1973, Jamaica)
13. “I Need Your Love So Bad” – The Vocaleers (Paradise 7″, 1960, US) NYC indie rock c. 1950s.
14. “I Need Your Love” – Pee Wee Crayton (Imperial 78, 1955, US) California by Texas, recorded in New Orleans.
15. “Oh, I Need Your Love” – The Collegians (Winley 7″, 1962, US) Harlem.
16. “I Need Your Love” – R. Stevie Moore (from Next / Apologies To Mr. Gottleib, RSMCC, 1974, US) R. Stevie Moore.
17. “I Need Your Love” – Skip Mahoney & The Casuals (from Your Funny Moods, International, 1972, US)
18. “I Need Your Love” – Golden Harvest (Impact 7″, 1977, New Zealand) Auckland disco-pap!
19. “I Need Your Love” – Star Maiden (prev. unreleased, 2010, US) !!!

All yours for a $75 pledge to the Frow Show!


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