Thursday, August 26, 2010

Charley Pride - In Person at Panther Hall

Ah, live albums. There's a bunch of great ones (Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter and Robert Earl Keen's Live Album (the first one) immediately come to mind) and a lot of stinky ones. Charley Pride's "In Person" is definitely in the first category. Nice choice of covers and his own hits, some funny banter, and the amazing Lloyd Green on steel guitar. Just a really great country album!

Intro By Bo Powell
The Last Thing On My Mind
Just Between You And Me
I Know One
Lovesick Blues
The Image Of Me
Shutters And Boards
Six Days On The Road
Streets Of Baltimore
Got Leavin' On Her Mind
Crystal Chandeliers
Cotton Fields

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Girl Group Music

As promised last week, here's another compilation of girl group music. Btw, my only rule was that it had to be at least two women singers - after all you can't really have girl's talk without, well....two girls. :)

Baby That`s Me The Cake
He Did It The Ronettes
Girl Of 100 Lists The Go-Go's
Stop Pretending The Pandoras
My One And Only, Jimmy Boy The Girlfriends
Chapel of Love The Chicks
Iko Iko The Dixie Cups
There's No Right Way to Do Me Wrong The Miller Sisters
Growing Upside Down The Ditty Bops
I'm Blue The Ikettes
Nothing But a Heartache The Flirtations
I`ll Keep Holding On The Marvelettes
Leave My Kitten Alone The Detroit Cobras
High School Yum Yum The Donnas
Such A Joke Vivian Girls
This is a Foxy World Tom Tom Club
Then He Kissed Me The Crystals
Whatta Man Salt-N-Pepa
The Party Betty & The Werewolves
Silent Treatment The Bangles
It Happens Every Day Persianettes
Since You've Been Gone The Dreamers
So Young The Veronicas
Da-Di-Da-Da The Satin Bells
Maybe The Three Degrees

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Just Want to Hear Girl's Talk - Volume 1

I can't claim that I've got anything particularly interesting or insightful to say about girl groups. Therefore, I'll just let the music speak for itself. I will, however, say that several of the tracks come from Rhino's (fill in superlative) 60s girl group box set, One Kiss Can Lead to Another. (The sampler on emusic is also pretty dandy.) I'll post Volume 2 next week.

He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' Bananarama
Chains The Cookies
Needle In A Haystack The Velvelettes
Bhang, Bhang, I'm a Burnout Dum Dum Girls
You're No Rock N' Roll Fun Sleater-Kinney
Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me) The Chiffons
You Won't Forget Me Jean & the Statesides
Crying In The Rain The Sweet Inspirations
Teardrop Sea Tonettes [1-2-3-4-5-6-7]
Count The Days Patti Labelle and The Bluebelles
Satellite Luscious Jackson
Your Time Is My Time Tralala
He Doesn't Love Me The Breakways
Tell Me What You Want The Pipettes
He's Not That Kind Of Guy The Tangeers
Cherry Bomb The Runaways
Swallow My Pride Thee Headcoatees
Those Memories of You Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt
Double Knots The Living Sisters
Sweet Sweet Love Durettes
Come See About Me The Supremes
And My Heart Sang Tra La La Brenda & The Tabulations
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Bouzoukee Version) Petty Booka
All Grown Up Gore Gore Girls
The Train From Kansas City The Shangri-Las

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Richard Buckner and Elliott Smith - The Bards of Gen X

For reasons I won't go into here, I've always been suspicious of the term "voice of a generation". On the other hand, I've always kind of thought of Richard Buckner and Elliott Smith as well, ..... the voice of Gen X - or better yet, the voice of a small, but not insignificant subset of Gen X. (The social scientist in me always comes out.) Whatever you want to call them, they are two of my favorite artists and I think their stuff still holds up remarkably well. So here's two mixtapes (combined into one download) featuring album cuts, obscurities, live tracks, etc.

Disc One

Pull Richard Buckner
Tomorrow Tomorrow Elliott Smith
Pretty (Ugly Before) Elliott Smith
Lucky Buzz Richard Buckner
Angel In The Snow Elliott Smith
Sister Richard Buckner
When Love Is Gone Richard Buckner
kiwi maddog 20/20 Elliott Smith
Her Richard Buckner
Stickman Elliott Smith
Place Pigalle Elliott Smith
Hard Ground Richard Buckner
Wouldn't Mama Be Proud? Elliott Smith

Disc Two

Because Elliott Smith
Gauzy Dress in the Sun Richard Buckner
Oscar Hummel Richard Buckner
Needle In The Hay Elliott Smith
Do You Want To Go Somewhere? Richard Buckner
New Disaster Elliott Smith
Rose Parade Elliott Smith
Dusty from the Talk, Richard Buckner
A Living Will Elliott Smith
Mile Richard Buckner
Poor Old Tom Richard Buckner
A Passing Feeling Elliott Smith
Boys, The Night Will Bury You Richard Buckner