Friday, January 29, 2010

"FEELING GROOVY" : The Weekend Mix


This mix has been through a few different forms since its inception. It started simply as a cheap vehicle to get everyone to hear Nick Curran's sick and slinky Stooges' cover and Martin Belmont's brilliant take on Elvis Costello's "Alison."

Then, the "Lost Tracks" series I began a few weeks ago came to mind, and the mix, at least in my head, quickly turned into a collection of not-so-familiar songs by artists everyone was familiar with.

Feh.

I'll keep the "Lost Tracks" series going as is with an upcoming treat from Bill Withers. Today's mix offers a preview of that with the supremely groovy "Railroad Man"

Then, as I started picking and choosing, I noticed a groove happening, or a "happening groove," if you will. So "FEELING GROOVY" is now ready to hopefully make you feel groovy. Groovy?

Thoughts and comments are encouraged. Any questions about any of the songs, please ask away.

ENJOY!

TRACKLIST

shaft in africa- johnny pate
leaving here- jimmy hanna & the dynamics
right now, right now- al green
non support- ironing board sam
scraps- nrbq
no fun- nick curran & the lowlifes
alison- martin belmont
four day creep- ida cox
down home girl- the coasters
i was a fool- the casanova II
we need an understanding- ike & tina turner
temptation 'bout to get me- the knight brorthers
shotgun slim- dyke & the blazers
the first cut is the deepest- the koobas
that's the way- the kit kats
railroad man- bill withers







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7 comments:

soundsource said...

another great mix, thanks as always Mr. Wood. Worth the price of admission for Shaft in Africa alone. Can I get a wacka wacka wacka.

charlie c. said...

a happening groove!
i will!
i will!
(haven't heard such talk since the Weekend Mixes were on TDK XL-II's down in Washington Square Park)

steve simels said...

The Koobas were a genuine mod band, right?

Sal Nunziato said...

I guess, Steve. Weren't they also marketed as a band with some sort of Beatles' connection?

steve simels said...

Sal -- apparently we're both right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Koobas

misospecial said...

woohoo! need some heat this weekend. this will help shake the chill...

Meanstreets said...

No football, no baseball, 15 degrees outside, the winter blues in full bloom....Burning Wood, we require a " Sunday Mix " feauturing the music inspired by the city of Austin, Tx, my adopted home city...

And say a prayer for fellow Texan, Rip Torn, a friend of us all...more evidence to be released that will completely vindicate him & have CT police apoligize to him...