This quick mix created itself.
I sold a 45. Couldn't find it. Thought maybe it was in my own personal stash. Went looking. Saw The Critters single. Felt like hearing it. Spent 45 minutes playing 45s. Forgot why I came. Decided what I played sounded good...like a Weekend Mix should.
That Critters single, "Bad Misunderstanding" only got as high as #55, but what a record. I just love how it unfolds.
When I listen to The Brains, I always go for the superior original indie single mix.
"Reveal Love" ended up on a Ken Stringfellow solo outing away from The Posies, but the original, and again superior version, is the single mix he released under the moniker Saltine.
We have two Roy Wood songs and productions in a row, "Caroline" by The Casuals and "Farewell" by Ayshea. If you love Roy/The Move/Wizzard, you will love this one-two punch.
Deep Purple made one album with Tommy Bolin and this single is the best track from it...I think.
(CORRECTION: This track is from "Burn," not "Come Taste The Band." I mixed it up with "Getting Tighter," a similar, funky track. Sorry.)
Ollie & The Nightingales was an act on Stax. "Don't Let A Good Thing Go" was a song I used to play with The Cool Jerks way back when. It is a b-side without Ollie and I have always loved it. Special thanks to Brother Jerk Peter for the MP3.
A few years before disco hits "Boogie Fever" and "Hot Line," Foster Sylvers released "Misdemeanor" on his own. Another special record that is not so far removed from what Hall & Oates would do a few years later. I bought this single in 1973 from a vending machine in Flatbush.
I don't ever pass up a chance to hear "Mixed-Up Shook Up Girl" by Patty & The Emblems, one of my favorite records of all time. It's like scrolling through the TV guide and seeing "The Godfather." Gotta stop what I'm doing and just watch it...or in this case, listen.
Nick Lowe covers Barry Gibb, a marriage made in...well...somewhere. I love it.
And here it is. It made itself and guess what? It sounds good altogether.
Bad Misunderstanding- The Critters
Money Changes Everything- The Brains
Reveal Love- Saltine
Caroline- The Casuals
Might Just Take Your Life- Deep Purple
Don't Let A Good Thing Go- The Nightingales
Misdemeanor- Foster Sylvers
Mixed-Up, Shook Up Girl- Patty & The Emblems
Heartbreaker- Nick Lowe