Thursday, August 27, 2020

Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant

When I was putting together the 50's music compilations last year, I kinda rediscovered my affection for the country jazz stylings of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant.  After listening to the compilations put out by Razor and Tie several times, I decided to look them up and discovered they were out of print, at least in the United States.  Moreover, practically none of their music - save their last album together - is available for streaming.  In order to rectify the situation, here are both of their out of print Razor and Tie compilations.  Enjoy!

Stratosphere Boogie
Blue Bonnet Rag
Cotton Pickin'
Old Joe Clark
Sleepwalker's Lullabye
Arkansas Traveler
The Night Rider
Low Man on a Totem Pole
Speedin' West
Comin' On
Bryant's Bounce
Midnight Ramble
Pickin' Peppers
Shuffleboard Rag
Bustin' Thru
Flippin' the Lid

Frettin' Fingers
Two Of A Kind
Yodeling Guitar
West Of Samoa
Opus 1
Truck Driver's Ride
T-Bone Rag
China Boy
Jammin' With Jimmy
Deep Water
This Ain't The Blues
The Rolling Sky
Whistle Stop
Hillcrest (Opus 3)
Pushin' The Blues
Swingin' On The Strings
Caffeine Patrol

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Don't Fence Him In: A David Byrne Retrospective

        It's almost 37 years since I saw Talking Heads at Forest Hills Stadium, in what was probably one of their last concerts.  I can't say I've loved all his solo work, but it's still really impressive how vital an artist he remains (and I've been kicking myself for not going to see American Utopia).  Anyway, hope this comp serves as a nice little antidote to whatever ails you during pandemic summer.

Disc 1
Psycho Killer Talking Heads
Snoopies De La Soul feat. David Byrne
Said & The Ants David Byrne
Don't Fence Me In David Byrne
The Dream Police David Byrne
Let's Get Ready To Rumba David Byrne
The Lighthouse David Byrne & Brian Eno
Waters Of March David Byrne & Marisa Monte
Five Golden Sections David Byrne
I Should Watch TV David Byrne & St. Vincent
It's Not Dark Up Here David Byrne
Maria Lando David Byrne
Jingle of the Record Tom Ze
Body in a River David Byrne
Just The Motion David Byrne
Let The Mystery Be 10,000 Maniacs
Disc 2
Loco de Amor (Crazy for Love) David Byrne & Celia Cruz
Please Don't Santigold
Gypsy Woman David Byrne
Garbage Disco  Brian Eno & David Byrne
Lazarus David Byrne & St. Vincent
A Cloud Of Light David Byrne
Glass Operator David Byrne
Asa Branca Forro In The Dark
Yolanda Nigüas Cafe Tacuba & David Byrne
Knotty Pine Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
Under Heavy Manners Robert Fripp
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter David Byrne (w/Thievery Corporation)
The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now) David Byrne
Hoy No Le Temo A La Muerte La Portuaria
Dance on Vaseline David Byrne
God's Child Selena Feat. David Byrne