Friday, March 6, 2009

Even More Rooting Around

Well, I just got back from Eleni Mandell's show at Joe's Pub in New York City - a little short (due to the demands of the venue), but otherwise quite fabulous. DJ Bonebrake is playing drums on the tour which gives folks another reason to go see her if they get the chance.

Anyhoo, here's volumes 7-9 of my Rooting Around in the 80s series. These three have a lot more sad and slow songs (including John Doe's Take 52 - one of my personal faves) - good for late night driving. Oh, and my desktop is working again so the pix are back. Well, I thought the pix would be back, but apparently blogger isn't letting me put pictures up. I'll try it again next week.

Volume 7

Cryin' But My Tears Are Far Away The Knitters
Border Radio The Ponys
Tears Of God Los Lobos
We Shall Overcome Green on Red
Colored Lights The Blasters
Last Night I Dreamed Rank and File
Leave Heaven Alone Exene Cervenka
Tragedy by Definition The John Doe Thing
I Got Loaded Los Lobos
Hollywood Bed The Blasters
Don't Toss Us Away Lone Justice/Maria McKee
Come Back To Me X
River of Fools Los Lobos
Someone Like You The Knitters
I Wish It Was Saturday Night Dave Alvin
It Don't Matter Rank and File

Volume 8

She Wanted Exene Cervenka
Way Back Home Green On Red
Lucky Day Rank And File
La Pasionaria Dan Stuart
Emily Los Lobos
Hardest Time Los Lobos
Tell Her I Love Her Rank and File
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes X
Too Close To The Light Long Ryders
Silver Wings The Knitters
When it Rains... X
My Offering John Doe
Just Another Sunday The Blasters
Poor Old Heartsick Me The Knitters
Funny How Time Slips Away Green On Red
Take #52 John Doe

Volume 9

Fourth of July Dave Alvin
A Matter Of Time Los Lobos
Little Honey The Blasters
Trail Of Time The Knitters
Knockin' on Heaven's Door Danny & Dusty
Famous Barmaid Exene Cervenka
Timeless Love Rank and File
Estoy Sentado Aqui Los Lobos
Imitation Of The Blues (Acoustic) John Doe
My Lonely Sad Eyes Maria McKee
Leaving The Blasters
Love Shack The Knitters
Field of Dirt The John Doe Thing
Donna Los Lobos
See How We Are X
We Had It All Green On Red


Maestro said...

I have been digging these L.A.-centric 80's mixes. Thanks so much!

Ishkabibliophile said...

Glad you like 'em. I'll probably post some single band/artist compilations from some of the artists here in a few months.

hfs fan said...

hey, you have some good stuff here. Thanks

Dagoto said...

I'm a big fan from your blog... waiting every week for a new post. Love this compilation but cannot download vol 7 &8 since they are still on megaupload. Wonder if you could move them somewhere else.
Thanks for your work!

Ishkabibliophile said...

I just re-upped them. Enjoy.

Dagoto said...

Thank you! Already in my ipod!

Ishkabibliophile said...


No problem!

Anonymous said...

Just downloaded the 9 volumes of this . Thanks so much

Ishkabibliophile said...


In retrospect, I might have gone a little too far, but there was a lot of good roots music from the West Coast in the 80s.