Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lu's Blues: Obscurities, Duets, Etc. - Volume One


Geez, I really don't what to say to introduce my collection of Lucinda Williams' obscurities, duets, tribute album contributions, etc (what can I say - it's been a long week). So how 'bout just enjoy it (with Volume 2 to follow next week) and let it serve as a reminder that her new album Blessed comes out on Tuesday, March 1.


Precious Memories (w/Hayseed)
Pyramid of Tears
Main Road
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)
Still I Long For Your Kiss
Lately
Two Of Us (w/Doug Pettibone)
Sleepless Nights
Here in California
Cowboys To Girls (w/Chris Gaffney)
You Don't Have Very Far To Go
Dark Side Of Life
Come To Me Baby

18 comments:

tom said...

Nice, thank you, very appreciated!!. Is there a kinda of list where the songs are from?

bostig said...

A large thanks. I really appreciate your compilations

Anonymous said...

Excellent! would "Love Hurts" be considered an obscurity for volume 2?!!

Miles said...

Lucinda is just so wonderful! Thanks for compiling these. I look forward to Part 2 as well. Thanks so much!

Maestro said...

Please let her singing be less affected this time around. It's getting bad. I thought it was just me but then I was listening to CAR WHEELS... the other day and it confirmed to me that I wasn't.
I'm a big fan but c'mon Lu the "look what the cat's drug in" vocals are going way too far these days.
Her stage craft has suffered too, she appears distracted and the use of a lyric book leaves much to be desired.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@ Tom,
Here's the list of where the songs are from (I'll try to remember to tag the cuts for Volume 2.

1. Melic
2. Por Vida - A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo
3. Sweet Relief-A Benefit For Victoria Williams
4. Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute To The Songs Of Shel Silverstein
5. Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
6. The Horse Whisperer soundtrack
7. Going Driftless - An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown
8. The West Gate
9. Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
10. Treasures left behind: Remembering Kate Wolf
11. Loser's Paradise
12. Tulare Dust: A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard
13. A Town South Of Bakersfield Volumes 1 & 2
14. Live at the Orpheum, Boston MA, 1999

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Bostig and Miles,

Quite welcome. Nice to hear that you like the comps.

@Anonymous,

You know, I forgot to check that one out (and I already made Volume 2). So maybe a Volume 3 in 5-6 years. :)

@Maestro,

There are some recent tracks where I don't like Lu's vocalizing, but she's still got a real high batting average in my book. In particular, I think West is pretty underrated.

Anonymous said...

Excellent compilation, I have been trying to find some of these for a while, os real nice to have them in one place.Thank you
Kind of brightens my day on a very wet southe coast of the UK

Anonymous said...

should have spell checked before posting

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Anonymous,

Glad to oblige. Hope you like Volume 2 as well.

Ish

LakerCrazy said...

Thanks Ish For re-upping this one on Zippyshare.Now I'm back in "Lu Heaven"! Very kind of you.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Lakercrazy,

No sweat. And as a Knicks fan, I'm feeling especially charitable to Lakers fans this year. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi again,

There is a comment that mentions there is a Zippyshare link. I can't seem to find it. All I keep getting is an invalid fileshare link. Been listening to part 2, it would be great to hear the first one. Lu and Shelby are great, as well as Neko. Also big fan of more traditional country like Pasty and Emmylou. Please help me find the Zippyshare link. Thanks!

Best,
El Miguel

Ishkabibliophile said...

El Miguel,

I just re-upped it. Got to have all of Lu's Blues available!

Ish

Anonymous said...

Thanks for more Lu's Blues! Really getting into your 70s mix tapes this weekend. Great Stuff!

Ishkabibliophile said...

El Miguel,

Quite welcome! (That 70s' groove is a hard one to shake, isn't it? :)

g said...

She's always been one of my favorite singers - since I first heard her singing of and about the "Crescent City" I was aware of some of the songs you have on these compilations of hers but some are new to me and I'm waiting to give them a listen!
Coming from Philadelphia - the home of "The Intruders" - I'm waiting to hear
"Cowboys To Girls" because "I Remember..." hearing another version of this song at The Tin Angel - with Chris Gaffney joining Dave Alvin's Guilty Men singing the song.
Many thanks for sharing this music -

Ishkabibliophile said...

G,
Glad to do so! Lucinda hasn't been quite as busy lately, but for awhile, it seemed like she was on every other soundtrack, tribute album, etc.

Ish