Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gene Clark: The High Priest of Alternative Country

     Awright, I feel silly for not having anything even remotely interesting to say about Gene Clark, so I'll just say that if you're a newbie to Gene Clark and this compilation inspires you to check out more of his music, I'd recommend the live album Flowers on My Grave, his Dillard and Clark album, The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark, and his last formal cd, So Rebellious a Lover (with Carla Olson).


Tried So Hard
100 Years From Now
Keep On Pushin'
No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine
Hear The Wind
Lover's Turnaround
Silver Raven
Day For Night
In The Pines
Lyin' Down The Middle
Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
Dark Hollow
One In A Hundred
I Really Don't Want To Know
Young Love
Because Of You
Dark Of My Moon
Don't It Make You Want To Go Home

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Gift Soundtrack

     I've never seen the movie (but I've heard it's very good), but I'm posting the out of print 2001 soundtrack to The Gift anyway tonight.    It's a really nice mixture of 1960s country acts such as George Jones and Lee Hazelwood and newer (for 2001) alt-country acts like The Souvenirs, Neko Case, and Amy Nelson.  Just the thing for those long winter nights. :)

p.s. If you're having trouble downloading previous mixes, it's because has been shut down.  I'll try to post them, albeit gradually, to another site over the next couple of weeks.


The Gift Christopher Young
Furnace Room Lullaby Neko Case
Great Divide Willie Nelson
Wastin' Time Waylon Jennings
Mama Why Loretta Lynn
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven Loretta Lynn
All Alone Christopher Young
Beautiful Hills Hasil Adkins
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town Lee Hazelwood
Heart On A Chain The Souvenirs
In Case We Die Amy Nelson
I'm Alright The Souvenirs
If I Could Only Fly Merle Haggard
Pretty Girls Neko Case
A Picture Of Me (Without You) George Jones

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crazy Baby: Bobby Hebb and Alex Chilton

      For at least the last couple of years, the New York Times has devoted the second to last magazine section of the year to all different individuals who have passed away during the year.  In the 2010 edition, the music writer Rob Hoerburger did a nice tribute to Bobby Hebb and Alex Chilton - since they were both Tennessee songwriters who briefly hit it big in the mid 1960s.  I was only familiar with Hebb because he wrote Sunny, so I decided to check out more of his stuff and was not disappointed - especially his early 60s stuff, a lot of which can be found on the Rich Records story compilation.  (He also co-wrote A Natural Man with, of all people, the comic Sandy Baron - best known now for playing Jack Klompus on Seinfeld).  So the more I listened to Hebb's music, the more I thought he and Chilton would make for a nice mixtape.  See what you think.


Thank You John Alex Chilton
I Love Mary Bobby Hebb
Make a Little Love Alex Chilton
Crazy Baby Bobby Hebb
Atlanta, GA Bobby Hebb
Bangkok Alex Chilton
We're Gonna Make It Bobby Hebb
Hook Me Up Alex Chilton
Let's get lost Alex Chilton
For You Bobby Hebb
I Must Be The Devil Box Tops
Got You On My Mind Bobby Hebb
You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose It Bobby Hebb
Stuff Alex Chilton
This Bird Has Flown Bobby Hebb
Funky National Alex Chilton
Tee Ne Mee Ni Noo / Tip On In Alex Chilton
I Feel So Good Bobby Hebb

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bedazzled by Dexter Romweber

     I really don't like to harp on how underappreciated certain musicians are, but....., well, it does seem unfair that Dex Romweber has never achieved greater fame - whether it be with the Flat Duo Jets, as a solo act, or now with his sister Sara in the Dex Romweber Duo (who have put out two really good albums on Bloodshot, btw).  So what better way to start the new year than with an homage to dear Dex?

p.s. He's still got it live, too. :)


Theme Flat Duo Jets
Outta Sight Dexter Romweber
Tura Satana Flat Duo Jets
Cobra (Theme 2 Revisited) Flat Duo Jets
Lover's Gold Dexter Romweber & The New Romans
Midnight Dexter Romweber
Crow's Feet Flat Duo Jets
Tombstone Boogie Dexter Romweber
Wild Wild Lover Flat Duo Jets
People, Places, and Things Dex Romweber Duo
Homicide Dex Romweber Duo
Mexicali Baby Flat Duo Jets
Caravan Flat Duo Jets
Brazil Dex Romweber Duo
It Doesn't Matter Anymore Flat Duo Jets
Blues That Defy My Soul Dexter Romweber
Harlem Nocturne Flat Duo Jets
Love Letters Dex Romweber Duo
Tidalwave Flat Duo Jets
Lucky Eye Flat Duo Jets
Last Kind Word Blues Dex Romweber Duo