Friday, July 2, 2010
"THE 4TH" : The Weekend Mix
This "Weekend Mix" just about created itself. I spent a lot of time walking over the last 3 days, so the iPod was in heavy use, always on shuffle, consistently surprising me.
Tracks 1-6 just happened, one after the other, and as it unfolded, I immediately thought, "This is getting posted." I don't quite know why these 6 songs fit together so perfectly, but I feel it. And I strongly suggest checking out the entire Cigar Store Indians' CD. (Thanks, Ty.)
I've included some recent favorites, including one of the strangest records I have ever heard, "He Makes Me So Mad" by The Hollywood Jills, (pay attention to that storyline,) and one of the cleverest, coolest and funnest covers I have ever heard, Gigi & the Charmaines' "Brazil. (Thanks, Jeff.)
The ol' iPod, or aPod, as I like to call it, also reminded me of the great Lewis Taylor. If his version of Jeff Buckley's "Everybody Here Wants You" doesn't make you melt, you need a defroster. (I recommend checking out Lewis' small back catalogue, especially his super-rare recreation of Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica."
Happy 4th! Enjoy!
heart full of soul- the yardbirds
i think it's that girl- dwight twilley
love is dead- the godfathers
kisses in vain- cigar store indians
somebody stole my thunder- georgie fame
everybody here wants you- lewis taylor
brazil- gigi & the charmaines
yes sir, that's my baby- hale & the hushabyes
he makes me so mad- the hollywood jills
shaft strikes again- isaac hayes
piece of my heart- erma franklin
your time is gonna come- sandie shaw
bad girl pt. 1- lee moses
baby please don't go/green onions- mary flower
maybe this time- alice clark
american tune- allen toussaint & elvis costello