Thursday, September 6, 2012

We Need an Answer: A Collection of Answer Songs

      I usually don't go in for the themed mixtape (not that there's anything wrong with them), but I was listening to Camera Obscura's "Hey Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken" and I couldn't help but start making an answer song mixtape.   I know that I already included the song (as well as the Lloyd Cole and the Commotions song which the Camera Obscura song answers) on the Dear Heartbroken in Glasgow comps.  But I really love both songs and I also had a hard time finding any other contemporary answer songs that I liked (and everything else on the mix was either country or soul/old r&b).  In the spirit of full disclosure, I should mention that I used a couple of the ones featured on a WFMU blog.  There's a bunch of other ones there too, if you're so inclined.


I'm Sorry Brenda Lee
I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee) Ben Vaughn
Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) Loretta Lynn
I Come Home A-Drinkin Jay Lee Webb
High Heel Sneakers Tommy Tucker
Slip In Mules Sugar Pie DeSanto
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Well, I Told You The Chantels
King Of The Road Roger Miller
Queen Of The House Jody Miller
Mama Didn't Lie Jan Bradley
Mama Didn't Know Major Lance
Bring It on Home to Me Sam Cooke
I'll Bring It On Home To You Carla Thomas
The Wild Side Of Life Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Kitty Wells
It's A Man's World James Brown
It's A Man's Woman's World (Pt. 1) Irma Thomas
Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken? Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken Camera Obscura


Anonymous said...

Outstanding. can't wait to download and listen. Thanks for the efforts.

Anonymous said...

I meant to mention my favourite answer song. Canadian singer Jane Hawley's "Barometer's Rising" is an answer song to Tom Russell's "Winnipeg." Terrific stuff, and thanks again for everything including the out-of-print Johnny Cash tribute last week.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Hope you liked the choices (and the sequencing). Haven't heard either Hawley's song or Russell's, but I'll definitely try to check them out.