Monday, December 29, 2014

On the Right Side of 2014

   As I was putting the finishing touches on my year end, I couldn't help but notice how many veteran acts are on the last half of Disc Two (save Benjamin Booker, Mr. Little Jeans, and even, by comparison, Andrew Bird).  All I'll say is that the old cats still had it this year.  To encourage folks to go out and buy a new artist they're interested in, all the mp3s are tagged with the album they came from.  I've also re-upped all the best of compilations from years past.  Hope everyone has a very happy New Year.


Disc One

Morning Beck
Life of Doubt Withered Hand
Long Legged Blonde Memphis Margot & The Nuclear So & So's
Now Hear In Cloud Nothings
Cruel City Augustines
Hard Wired Shakey Graves
The New SF Bay Blues Hurray for the Riff Raff
Dogs Sun Kil Moon
When He's Gone Drive-By Truckers
Next Time Curtis Harding
Can You Do This Aloe Blacc
Alafia Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics
The Silent Orchestra Hamilton Leithauser
I Never Learn Lykke Li
Holding On for Life Broken Bells
Close My Eyes Redding Hunter
This Old Heartache Lucinda Williams
Lights Out Angel Olsen

Disc Two

Title Of This Song Moses Sumney
What Love Looks Like Mirel Wagner
Love Song Dawn Landes
Lift Me Up Michaela Anne
Life of Sin Sturgill Simpson
I Can't Keep The Tears From Falling Nude Beach
Cult Of Love Dum Dum Girls
African Man Tony Allen
Stranger to My Happiness Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Blue Surf Dex Romweber Duo
How You Want It Done? Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
Dirt Chuck Prophet
The Killing Season Mark Lanegan Band
Rescue Song Mr. Little Jeans
You Got Me Singing Leonard Cohen
Slow Coming Benjamin Booker
Recalling the Truth Robyn Hitchcock
Cathedral in the Dell Andrew Bird

16 comments:

Gram Lynch said...

A great compilation. Most I've heard of, but a lot I don't know at all. Thank you and all the best for the New Year.

kevinpat said...

Looks good Ish. A lot of folks I know or know of but don't know the tracks so I'll enjoy. Two wonderful albums I fell in with years were Patty Griffin's American Kid and Rosanne Cash's The River and the Thread. Sweet and well played personal tunes. Thanks for all the music!!!

kevinpat said...

Oops. "…this year..", not "...with years…" Sorry. My bad.

kevinpat said...

Oops! again…. And Joshua Thomas' The Harboring!!! Beautiful.

dogbreath said...

With confession being good for the soul (or so I'm reliably informed) I'll happily admit to my ignorance of all but a handful of the acts in this mix. But that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to giving the tunes a spin - because I am, so a very Happy New Year to you. Cheers!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Gram and dogbreath,

I hadn't heard a bunch of the acts until this year so you're in good company. :) A very happy New Year to both.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Kevinpat,
I'm not familiar with Joshua Thomas, but I did hear a lot of good stuff about the new Roseanne Cash - it's one of those albums I forgot to check out. Have to listen to that one and the Joshua Thomas.

kevinpat said...

See and hear Josh here:

http://thekey.xpn.org/2014/09/26/listen-to-joshua-thomas-passionate-single-beast/

kevinpat said...

And a special cover here that I requested:

Joshua Thomas ~ "My Funny Valentine"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnbaLTS76h0

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog,really fantastic stuff!Thanks

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous,

Glad you like it!

Spider of Destiny said...

Hi Ish, just re-discovered your blog...since Bird with a broken wing is down I'm looking desperatly for a new fav blog... Good Work here! There seems a problem with disc one... can't download this one (tried the last 24 hours). Could you please reupload this one (preferably on Zippyshare)? Thanxalot for your work here!

Ishkabibliophile said...

Spider,

Disc one has been re-upped on zippyshare. Enjoy!

Ish

Spider of Destiny said...

Will do! Thanxalot!

Anonymous said...

Hey there love the blog - any chance you could re-upload this and 2015's On the Right Side comps? Cheers from Blighty

Ishkabibliophile said...

Anonymous,

Just re-upped them. Glad you like the blog.

Ish