Friday, May 30, 2014

"Songs Of The Weekend Mix" : THE WEEKEND MIX

I spent most of the week, quite literally up to my ears in records, preparing for the WFMU Record Fair this weekend. Four new collections came my way all within a few days of each other and all four had a copy of "Chicago Live At Carnegie Hall." I will not be bringing any of them to the fair on Saturday...which by the way...should be a blast.

All of the info can be found HERE.  Please come on by if you're in the hood. I will be there, as I said, on Saturday only, from 10-7.

That being said, I didn't really focus on a proper comp for today. My mind is mush and I think I tore my rotator cuff cleaning a Big Bill Broonzy record. I am asking that you accept a double-pack of "Songs Of The Week" for your Weekend Mix, which includes Cheap Trick's "Mandocello," so it can't be bad. 

Thank you. Hope to see you at the Fair.


Strollin'- Champion Jack Dupree
Warsaw Concerto- James Booker
Teresa- Los Super Seven
Scared Kid- The Brains
When She Awoke- Swag
Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)- Dion
Sweet Angeline- Mott The Hoople
Clean My Wounds- Corrosion Of Conformity
It's Too Late- The Kinks
A Promise- Echo & he Bunnymen
Mandocello- Cheap Trick
Earn That Love- Mark Johnson
Everybody's Falling In Love- World Party
However Much I Booze- The Who



Anonymous said...

Was that the worst live album ever?

William Repsher said...

Don't know man, Cheap Trick ... kind of, er, uh, schlocky?

I was expecting your Schlock Rock Mix! Then again, every time I try to pull together something like that ... it ends up sounding exactly like a classic-rock radio station and I ask myself what's the point in reproducing that.

Sal Nunziato said...

Cheap Trick schlock? Surely you jest.

William Repsher said...

I do jest ... but really, what's the difference between "Mandocello" and any other pop rock ballad that, depending on the band doing the song, is either considered schlocky (Keep on Loving You, Open Arms, Rosanna, etc.) or cool (think "Drive" by The Cars, any Cheap Trick Ballad, any Ian Hunter ballad).

I remember Ian Hunter once saying he thought Barry Manilow's version of "Ships" was better than his: had better modulation. (By which I think he meant background vocals and orchestration.) A lot of times the only difference between "schlock" and "non-schlock" is musical arrangement and image perception.

Sal Nunziato said...

"I do jest ... but really, what's the difference between "Mandocello" and any other pop rock ballad"

There isn't. But that's my point. I love "Keep On Loving You," sincerely and without irony. It's a perfectly crafted pop song with incredible harmonies, maybe a bit too drenched in reverb, but big and catchy as hell. Oh but it's REO... gotta hate it. Says so in the manual.


Well done Sal.

And speaking of Big Bill Broonzy ... I see Dave and Phil Alvin have "made peace" and recorded a record of Broonzy songs due out next week. Should be fun.

As they'd say in Quebec ... "Merde" at the record fair!

A walk in the woods said...

This looks like a great one. I don't know a lot of these songs, but I do know "The Promise" by Echo & The Bunnymen which is one of my favorite songs of the 80s - great choice!!

Anonymous said...

Champion Jack Dupree what a great a great artist to include.



cmealha said...

I'm intrigued by "Earn That Love" by Mark Johnson. Any Roy Wood involvement?

Sal Nunziato said...

Mark Johnson-12 In A Room... great record, 80s I believe. No Roy involvement. New York guy, I think.

cmealha said...

That's why I love ya. Checked it out and it is a great record. Thanks. Dinner's on me as well.

dogbreath said...

Perfect for my mixed up weekend. Many thanks as always for the download & my first and probably only Corrosion of Conformity track. Hope you had a good one (weekend, I mean, not corrosion or conformity). Cheers!