Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Lucinda Williams!!

As promised, here's another batch of Lucinda rarities, duets, contributions to tribute albums, etc. (Listening to Lucinda's contributions to various tribute albums, I gotta say I'm glad that's become a bigger trend over the last 20 years, even if there have been a bunch of subpar ones.)

(Late update - I forgot to mention that all the songs are tagged with the albums they initially came from in the comments section.)

Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
Very Road
Honey Chile
Bonnie Portmore
A Song For You
Door #1
Room To Room
Down The Big Road Blues
Cold, Cold Heart
Farther Along
Angels Laid Him Away

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
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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Just Don't Know What to do With Myself - Volume 3

Yes, it's time once again for songs of remorse, recriminations, revenge and regret. So here's Volume 3 of anti-Valentine's day songs. (If you're feeling so inclined, you can also download Vol 1 and Vol 2.)

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself The White Stripes
The Hurting Business Chuck Prophet
White Lies Jason & the Scorchers
Valentine Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League
992 arguments The O'Jays
You Left the Water Running Otis Redding
Rock Bottom, Pop. 1 Robbie Fulks
Christine's Tune The Flying Burrito Brothers
I'm Not Bitter The Minus 5
The Love I Lost, Pt. 1 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Rip Off Laura Lee
Heart Of Stone The Raveonettes
He Was Gone Shannon McArdle
I Could Hurt You Now Aimee Mann
Your Lies Shelby Lynne
Your Good Thing (Is About To End) Mable John
You're No Good Betty Everett
I Don't Want You Toni Price
Can't Let Go Lucinda Williams
The Needle Has Landed Neko Case

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Kings of Rock 'n' Roll: A Prefab Sprout Collection

For the uninitiated, Prefab Sprout had a pretty big cult following in the 80s (and at least 1 top ten single in England). When they first came out, some likened them to an English Steely Dan, but that description really didn't do justice to frontman/songwriter Paddy McAloon's pop genius. Tonight's mixtapes feature a lot of obscurities as well as cuts from all of their albums (including their most recent Let's Change the World With Music) except for Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good (okay, there is an acoustic version of Faron Young from the deluxe edition cd) and Jordan: The Comeback. I left them out because they are such perfect albums from start to finish. I really like Protest Songs as well, but it's a collection of great songs whereas Steve McQueen and Jordan are albums that I can't imagine listening to on shuffle.

The King Of Rock 'N' Roll
Walk On
Wicked Things
I Remember That
He'll Have To Go
Wild Card In The Pack
Sweet Gospel Music
Girl I'm Here
Nero The Zero
Real Life (Just Around The Corner)
Electric Guitars

God Watch Over You
The Sound Of Crying
A Prisoner Of The Past
Faron Young
Cowboy Dreams
Wichita Lineman
Love Will Find Someone For You
Radio Love
Tin Can Pot
Spinning Belinda
Life Of Surprises
Andromeda Heights
Donna Summer
The Golden Calf