Friday, December 26, 2014
The Weekend Mix, 12/26/14
I've been listening to a lot of Irma Thomas these last few days and it made me dig out some photos I took of both she and Mavis Staples in the Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz Fest of 2009. Then, out of the blue, I get an e-mail from cmealha with an Irma tune attached. This would be the perfect time to roll out an Irma/Mavis Weekend Mix, right? Didn't happen. But we do get things started with a bit of Irma.
The rest just came together, as usual.
Didn't love The Empty Hearts record as much as I wanted to, but the tune included here is a fave. Another recent obsession is The Merry-Go-Round and Emitt Rhodes. Rhodes' self-titled debut is a cult classic, but the rest of his output is nothing to shake a stick at, and The Merry-Go-Round stuff is better than all of it. I think.
Enjoy the music.
Break-A-Way- Irma Thomas
Postcard- The Hollies
Pyjamarama- Roxy Music
Baby Baby- The Vibrators
When I'm Dead & Gone- McGuinness Flint
Visit To The Doctor- Andy Partridge
Golden Days- King Pleasure
Your Good Thing (Is About To End)- Lou Rawls
She May Call You Up Tonight- Richard Thompson
I've Got Something On My Mind- The Left Banke
Misfits- The Kinks
Missing You- The Merry-Go-Round
Not Tonight- The New Cars
Just A Little Too Hard- The Empty Hearts
Complicated Shadows- Elvis Costello
All Things Must Pass- George Harrison
And though Mavis did not make the cut this time, here are a few pics from that show with Irma, as long as I got them out.