Thursday, September 2, 2010
Burning Wood's 2nd Annual Birthday Celebration Mixes
Two years ago today, I said some pretty nasty things about Brian Wilson's then new release "That Lucky Old Sun." It was my first post on Burning Wood and I am happy to say, both Brian and I are still here. More amazing is that you are still here. Thank you.
I also want to thank you for your support and donations this week. Feels good to know you want to keep this going. (Donation button is at the bottom, on the right. Just sayin'...)
Finally, I want you to know that I have tremendous respect for those of you who have respect for me and what I do here. Your comments mean everything. It means the world to see you participate and share your opinions. So for those who still haven't caught on, loosen up and have some fun. The "Serious Police" won't mind. Music IS important and there's nothing wrong with saying so. Something may be wrong if you're crankier than I am.
Well, enough of my yakking!
It's a holiday weekend, so let's listen to some music and have some fun.
I've got two mixes lined-up. As usual, they sound good when I'm making them, so I hope they sound good when you're playing them.
I think Sam Cooke's "Frankie & Johnnie" is the definitive version of that song.
Can anyone tell me who has recently covered The 5 Royales "Now Baby Don't Do It?" I know have it, but for the life of me can't find it.
I miss Robert Palmer, especially pre-MTV Robert Palmer.
"Daydreamin' Of You" gets my vote for Top 5 Most Creative Backing Vocals. "Shana Nana Whoa Whoa" indeed.
Eydie Gorme you say? Just listen. It's the best song at that type of song.
Just found an unofficial expanded version of "The River," that some genius put together in anticipation of the big "Darkness" box coming out in November. 48 songs, sequenced perfectly. That's how I rediscovered "Mary Lou."
First two, John Foxx led Ultravox records are still in heavy rotation since 1977.
Jeff told me about The Galaxies, then I told you. Now I'm telling you again. This song is gorgeous and the harmonies will make you plotz.
"You're in my hut, now!"
BIRTHDAY MIX #1
latin trip- latin playboys
reggae on broadway- bob marley
do right li'l lady- c.c. adcock
now baby don't do it- the 5 royales
mama said- nick lowe
things- dean martin
come go with me- dion
samba vocalizado- luciano perrone
i'll house you- the jungle brothers
sister midnight- iggy pop
tonight- the mc5
i can understand it- the valentinos
best of both worlds- robert palmer
daydreamin' of you- dreamers
something inside me- robert bradley
some love with soul- jim jackson
frankie & johnnie- sam cooke
jesus is going to make up (my dyin' bed)- pops staples
what did i have that i don't have now- eydie gorme
goodbye pork pie hat- pascal comelade
BIRTHDAY MIX #2
i love girls- jerry lewis
a solid bond in your heart- the jam
new girl now- honeymoon suite
rosalie- thin lizzy
mary lou- bruce springsteen & the e-street band
jessica messica- christopher holland
sweet talkin' woman- parthenon huxley
he could be the one- josie cotton
boys- the shirelles
no thugs in our house- xtc
sitting in my hotel- the kinks
ashes by now- rodney crowell
young heart- blanket of secrecy
clones- alice cooper
young savage- ultravox
whistle down the wind- nick heyward
hold me- stew lane & the untouchables
an ocean between us- the galaxies
under the ice (special version)- the nazz
my way- sid vicious
ZIP FILE MIX #1
ZIP FILE MIX #2
Have a great weekend!