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



misospecial said...

got it all downloaded and synced to my various listening devices... fire up the weber and have a swell holiday weekend, my friend!

Sal Nunziato said...

Excellent. Enjoy, and feel free to let me know what think.

steves said...

Good gravy! That's a nice mix-a-music! Who's singing the first 2 verses on "American Tune," btw? Is that Toussaint (I don't think I've ever heard him sing before). It's definitely not Costello.

Thanks again, Sal. And a Happy 4th to you, too!

Noam Sane said...

Sal, I walk a couple of hours a day, usually being dragged by my retriever, so this kind of thing is just what I need. I've had that experience too, when the iPod seems to know what it's doing...

Looks like a great mix of the familiar and the obscure. Right up my alley, for when I'm walking right up my alley.


Anonymous said...

This is a great, swingin' playlist.
Thanks for putting this together.