Friday, September 25, 2009
"The Fifties" : THE WEEKEND MIX
This "Weekend Mix" was inpired by Nick Tosches and the film "Revolutionary Road."
Of course I can only imagine what it was like being in some smokey juke-joint, seedy dive bar, or though less romantic, some NYC theatre hosting a rock and roll show in the Fifties, when people like The Flamingos, The Ink Spots and Cecil Gant worked regularly. Nick Tosches'"Unsung Heroes Of Rock & Roll" does everything it can to pick you up and all but throw you into those scenes. It is essential reading, and my favorite book on rock and roll.
As for "Revolutionary Road," Sam Mendes uses The Ink Spots'"The Gypsy" so perfectly, I had decided right there and then, before the movie was over, that was I going to create a mix with that song somewhere in the playlist.
That's it, really. Some amazing songs that just sound great together.
I Only Have Eyes For You- The Flamingos
What Time Is It- The Jive Five
The Gypsy- Ink Spots
Bad Boy- Jive Bombers
Trickle, Trickle- The VideoS
It's Too Soon To Know- The Orioles
Not Going To Cry- The 5 Royales
You- The Aquatones
A Casual Look- The Six Teens
Angel Baby- Rosie & The Originals
Look In My Eyes - The Chantels
We're Gonna Rock- Cecil Gant