Friday, July 24, 2015
"Another Friday, Another...": THE WEEKEND MIX
Do you look forward to The Weekend Mix? Is it something you automatically download and listen to, going for the experience of the playlist, or do you look at the track list and decide, "Yeah, I don't need this."
I ask because The Weekend Mix posts seem to get the least amount of commentary and feedback, good or bad. I'm happy to put them together, but I wonder if it's gone stale.
Today's playlist, once again, has no connecting theme other than me wanting you to hear all these tunes, either again or for the first time.
I opened with something out of New Orleans featuring the great rhythm section of Matt Perrine and Jason Marsalis. It's title couldn't be more appropriate, as its groove should make you do just that.
Two tracks are new to me, the Bobby McClure track with the Hi Rhythm Section and the Mutantes. Both surprised me at random and both immediately got thrown into the mix.
A friend had suggested, upon hearing the tragic news about the death of Nick Cave's son, that I pay tribute and I use a song of Nick's in a mix. Today's the day.
Some of you might recognize the title of the Todd Rundgren track as part of the "Runt" medley. This version is an unreleased version re-recorded in the 80's, I believe. I've never gotten the story straight. It might have been recorded around the "Nearly Human" sessions in 1989, or possibly earlier. If the Rundgren fan reading knows for sure, please let me know.
For a year or two in the 80s, I went apeshit over Donnie Iris and his first two solo records. Iris had a hit in the 70s with "The Rapper" and his band The Jaggerz. He reappeared in the 80's with his hits "Ah! Leah," and "Love Is Like A Rock." The song here suffers a bit from dated production, but I do love everything about it. Lots of layers, hooky as all hell. See what you think.
That's all I've got.
All Up In The Aisles- John Ellis & Double-Wide
EZY Ryder- Jimi Hendrix
I Ain't Gonna Turn You Loose- Bobby McClure
Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)- Dion
Ando Meio Desigado- Mutantes
Epistle To Dippy- The Dickies
Best Place I've Ever Been- World Party
Let The Bells Ring- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Waiting Man- King Crimson
It's Not Too Late- Dennis Wilson
You're Only Dreaming- Donnie Iris
Don't Tie My Hands- Todd Rundgren
Red-Eyed & Blue- Wilco
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone- Leon Redbone
Grow Too Old- Bobby Charles