Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Texas Legends Series - Volume Two: The Gourds, Doug Sahm, and Spoon

     Six years ago, I posted a compilation featuring three great Texas artists: James Hand, Justin Trevino, and Don Walser.   It's been a long time, but I finally have another volume in the series, this time with a more disparate collection of great Texas artists: The Gourds, Doug Sahm, and Spoon.  In addition to the aforementioned comp, I've also re-upped a bunch of other Texas-centric stuff: The Damnations' Where it Lands, the 3 named singer-songwriter compilation, and the Robert Earl Keen - Lyle Lovett compilation.


Mendocino Doug Sahm
(The New Way Of) Grievin' & Smokin' The Gourds
Do You Spoon
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb Spoon
You're Gonna Miss Me Doug Sahm & Sons
Gin And Juice The Gourds
First Caress Spoon
Stab The Gourds
I Wanna' Be Mama Again Doug Sahm
It's Gonna Be Easy Doug Sahm
I Summon You Spoon
Cold Bed The Gourds
Love Don't Treat Me Fair The Sir Douglas Quintet
Vittorio E. Spoon
Bugs The Gourds
I Don't Want Doug Sahm
Everything Hits at Once Spoon
Makes Me Roll The Gourds

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Salad Days of the Late 80s and Early 90s

      The title of tonight's compilation may be a bit misleading as there seems to be very little generalized nostalgia for the late 1980s or early 1990s, but it was, nevertheless, an interesting time musically speaking.  It was also a time when cds were quite expensive so I'd occasionally purchase cheap label samplers.  I was listening to several of them a little while back and thought they'd make a dandy compilation (along with a few other songs from that time period that are personal faves).  


Eye Know De La Soul
A Deusa Dos Orixas Clara Nunes
Babydoll Laurie Anderson
Tweakin' George S. Clinton
Freedom Of Speech Ice-T
Zobi La Mouche Les Negresses Vertes
Got To Give It Up Love Tractor
Dirty Old Town David Byrne
Yellow Moon The Neville Brothers
In The Ghetto Eric B. & Rakim
Country Skin Oingo Boingo
Easy Matthew Sweet
Here and Gone Joe Henry
Didn't Know Dumptruck
Play My Song Redd Kross
Romeo Had Juliette Lou Reed
Beyond This World Jungle Brothers
Jimmy In The Valley Lady Levi
She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique) Biz Markie