Friday, February 14, 2014
The Weekend Mix, 2/14/14
Were you expecting nothing but love songs for today's Weekend Mix? I thought about it, but this was already in the can.
Here's what's up-
First time I heard CCR's "Willy & The Poorboys," I was blown away by the transition from "Poorboy Shuffle" into "Feelin' Blue." It haunted me. It is absolute creepy genius.
In 1981 or 2, my friend Chris had me as a guest DJ on his college radio station, WBAB at Baruch College. I didn't say much, but I did program a bunch of tunes and it was taped for posterity. On playback, the transition from The Beatles' "You Can't Do That" into The Clash's "Train In Vain" knocked me out.
About ten years ago, I experimented with the "crossfade" feature on iTunes and hearing Beth Orton's "She Cries Your Name" fade into "Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" really made me happy.
Unfortunately, you won't be able to hear the beauty of the fades and transitions of the second and third examples on this mix. I tried, but failed to figure out quickly enough, how to create seemless mixes.
As for the other tunes...
The Keith version of the "Voodoo Lounge" track is far superior than Mick's version.
The Black Crowes covering Joe South was my favorite from the "Warpaint" sessions, and it was a 7" vinyl only release and not on the record proper.
The Big Star is a hoot!!
And the rest....
"It sounds good all together."