Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm Gonna Make You Love The Jayhawks - Side B

      As promised, here is Side B (I listened to the Jayhawks on my car cassette player a lot back in the 90s so it seemed apropos to label the comps as Side A and Side B).  For those of you new to The Jayhawks, I'd recommend Tomorrow the Green Grass and Hollywood Town Hall (Louris and Olson harmonizing at their finest) followed by Rainy Day Music (definitely their best post-Olson album). 


The Trap's Been Set Mark Olson & Gary Louris
My Own Jo Ellen Mark Olson And The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers
Fools On Parade The Jayhawks
Tailspin The Jayhawks
Do You Know How it Feels to be Lonesome Golden Smog
Tiny Arrows The Jayhawks
Martin's Song The Jayhawks
Get The Load Out The Jayhawks
I´m Gonna Make You Love Me The Jayhawks
Last to Know The Jayhawks
Desperate Serenade The Jayhawks
Up Above The River The Jayhawks
Sing Me Back Home The Jayhawks

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm Gonna Make You Love The Jayhawks - Side A

           As I've mentioned a couple of times on the blog, I tend to listen to a lot of twang in the fall, especially on my morning (and afternoon) commutes.  As I practically wore out the cassette tapes I had of them back in the 1990s when I had a car, I thought an homage to the alternative country superstars The Jayhawks including solo releases from Mark Olson and Gary Louris (and, also, material from The Jayhawks albums that Olson wasn't on) was overdue.  I'll post Side B next week.


Blue The Jayhawks
Up Above My Head The Jayhawks
Sioux City The Jayhawks
Break My Mind The Jayhawks
If You Really Want Me To, I'll Go The Jayhawks
Precious Time The Jayhawks
Lights The Jayhawks
December's child Mark Olson And The Creekdippers
It's Up to You The Jayhawks
Keith And Quentin The Jayhawks
Good Long Time The Jayhawks
Black Grass Gary Louris
It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines Mark Olson With Victoria Williams

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A King Sunny Ade's Ransom

         I don't really know why it took me so long, but I didn't become a King Sunny Ade fan until about 8 years ago when I bought Best of the Classic Years, a collection of material culled from his 1967-1974 recordings.  Once smitten, I, of course, couldn't believe that he had never become an international star, especially since there was a real push in the early 1980s - when he was with Island Records - to expand his audience.  As for tonight's mix, I tried to incorporate material from various stages of his career.  I also owe the website thanks for posting several of his out of print albums.


Sunny Ti De
Ma Jaiye Oni
Ja Fun Mi [Instrumental]
John Ali
Egbe board
A kunle a tewo adura
S.K. Dada
Baba orun a mbe o

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