Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Loot in the Boot Mix

Hey ho! It’s Wednesday.  We have a pretty fun shuffle today – 11 songs strong with some real curveballs and some real treats.  Scroll down or click through for the music:

“Where Was Baby Jesus Born?” by Annie Sellick from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory

From Sellick’s 2013 jazzy Christmas album which we featured heavily last year comes this soulful number.

“Surrounded” by Dan Coyle from Perfect Word. Perfect Beat.

Another great song from Dan Coyle’s awesome newish album.  Please check him out if you haven’t done so yet – you won’t be disappointed.

“The Body Snatcher, 1945” by Sci-Fi Romance from October

Yeah, Yeah… it’s December not October.  Time for Christmas tunes not Halloween/Horror-based songs… but seriously folks great music has no season.  I dig this whole album.  This song is based upon the 1945 film based upon a Robert Louis Stevenson short story and produced and adapted for the screen by the legendary Val Lewton. Val Lewton is notable for his work with RKO pictures where he was given lurid titles and a low budget and managed to make some truly remarkable films – like I Walked with a Zombie.  In the hands of E2TG favorite and CXCW alum Vance Kotrla aka Sci-Fi Romance, the film is reimagined as a damn fine song.

“East Nashville” by Sammy Brue from Bootleg Sessions VOL I

Sammy Brue appears on the cover of Justin Townes Earle’s latest album as a younger doppelganger of JTE.  He also happens to be a very talented young singer/songwriter in his own right.  He is from Salt Lake City, Utah, but his Nashville connection is strong – the album cover previously mentioned was photographed in Fannie Mae Dees Park in Nashville – popularly known as Dragon Park. And the song we feature today is named for one of my current favorite parts of the city.  

“Pedestrians” by The Slaughterhouse Chorus from The Entrée – A Built4BBQ Sampler/Download Single

The Slaughterhouse Chorus are from Albany, NY.  They play a rocking mix of Americana and Punk.  I had the opportunity to see them live in 2013 when they did a tour with The End Men.  This song is from the Built4BBQ sampler, and The Slaughterhouse Chorus are a major driving force behind this awesome collective.

“3-9-4” by Lemonheads from Hate Your Friends

Taking things all the way back to 1987 and the debut album by Boston punk band, The Lemonheads.  Recommended if you only know It’s Ashame about Ray and the Mrs. Robinson cover…

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In what could be a first (but who’s counting?), a day after featuring the Tom Wait’s original, we have this awesome cover version by Neko Case.  It’s been a good week for Tom Waits and Tom Waits’ covers.

“Put the Loot in the Boot” by Mae West from Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree – A Vintage Holiday Sampler/Wild Christmas

The year I was born, Mae West – the Hollywood actress best know for her provocative roles in films of the 30s and 40s, made a Rock and Roll Christmas album (7 Christmas songs and one Beatles’ cover). I feel like this completes some unspecified step in our quest to cover every conceivable form of music.

“Tortured Birds” by Ron Muga from Wonderful Doom

Another great song from this New York Singer/Songwriter.  Ron Muga’s music can be found on Bandcamp. Check him out.

“Let Me Hang Your Stockings In Your Christmas Tree” by Roosevelt Sykes from Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree – A Vintage Holiday Sampler

A suggestive and absolutely fun Holiday number from Blues/Boogie Woogie piano legend Roosevelt Sykes.

“So Lonesome I Could Fly” by Marti Jones from My Tidy Doily Dream

We close things out with simply a beautiful song by one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters.  This is from her 2002 album.  I have to give a shout out/mention to the event which inspired me to add this to my playlist at this time…  If you are in the vicinity (or can be) of Woodbridge Middle School in Woodbridge, NJ tomorrow night there is a remarkable song circle going down featuring Ms. Jones, her husband (and producer extraordinaire + songwriting genius in his own right) Don Dixon, Marshall Crenshaw, and Richard Barone.  HERE is the link to the Facebook event. I will have to comfort myself knowing I got to see Marti Jones and Don Dixon in Nashville in the early 90s.

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – A Mix Among Mixes Mix

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It’s mid-week.  Nashville is still digging out from our massive 1/2 snowfall yesterday morning (which by the way was mostly melted by noon yesterday)  (note for non-Nashville readers: Nashville really freaks out over winter weather).  Anyway, it was a frosty morning, and we have a great mix of songs to warm your hearts and minds and… I don’t really know what I’m saying at this point, but I’m trying to use words that sound like they belong in the introduction to a blog post. Whew!

It’s that time of year… everyone is releasing they best of 2013 lists.  Here at #E2TG, we will kick off our Best of 2013 posts Monday morning.  Of course, we will be doing it in a manner befitting Ear to the Ground… stay tuned.   By the way, for the first time since this blog began, we will not be having a Band of the Year Readers Poll.  More on the reasoning behind this later.  However, we will be unveiling our 3rd Annual Band of the Year in a special post later this month.  Tune in!

To today’s music…

EXTRA EXTRA:

“Hold On” by Sad Robot    “Too Weak to Ramble”  by Dr. Dog    “Badman”  by Cory Branan    “Prequel Lullaby” (Home Demo) by Black Doctor Jr.    “From This Valley” by The Civil Wars    “Bad Things” by Rayland Baxter    “Strangers” by Elephant Stone   “This Time” by Jenny Leigh   “I Fall in Love Every Summer” by Adam Hill   “Champagne Halloween” by St. Paul and the Broken Bone

IN-BETWEEN TRACK OF THE DAY:  (I don’t know what to call this so I keep changing the name)

“Humming to a Sea Snail” by Swear and Shake (from Maple Ridge.  Dig this band, and what a great song title.)

CLASSIC #E2TG SHUFFLE:

“We are One in the Spirit” by Annie Sellick (from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory.)

“Dear Pressure” by Miracles of Modern Science (from MEEMS. Indie/Chamber Pop band that formed at Princeton University in 2005.  Yes, my random shuffle function has a rather twisted sense of humor –  putting a spiritual/religious song alongside a song by a band called Miracles of Modern Science. Did I mention, I love my phone’s twisted random shuffle function?)

“The Wheel” by Katey Laurel  (from From Here. I’ve grown rather fund of the music by this Colorado based singer-songwriter)

“From Afar” (acoustic) and “Snaggletooth” (acoustic) by Vance Joy (both from his recent Noisetrade releaser “Riptide” and more.  Both songs are on his latest album God Loves You When You are Dancing. Pop Folk from Melbourne)

 
 
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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Hurrah Mix

A cool selection of songs and not much time… let’s go…

BONUS TRACKS:   “Balcony” by Jordan Klassen    “Steal a Ride” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club   “Old Friends” by The Coal Men    “December” by prattle on, rick.     “Into the River” by The Quick and The Dead     “West Germany” by Minutemen    “Sam Kelley” by Darrin Bradbury   “Something Changed” by Andrew Ferris   “John Doe”  by ??? (another of those “Unknown Artist” tags that I couldn’t identify in my quick internet search. Clue 1: The song does not appear to be about the member of X.  Clue 2: It’s a pretty nifty song  Side Note: There are a lot of songs called “John Doe”)    “Easy” by Son Lux

Transition Track (note: The Bonus tracks were listened to on my drive home last night.  The forthcoming shuffle songs were from my drive to work this morning.  I listened to the first half of this song on my way home and the second half on my work): “Baltimore Boats” by Humming House (from Humming House.)

Shuffle proper…

“I Know You’ll Be Mine” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar.  Nashville may be – as I read recently – over-hyped when it comes to it’s “hotness” has a music town, but we are very fortunate to have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented musicians from all genres of music.  Case in point – Mark Robinson, blues man extraordinaire)

“Permanent/Imperanent 1213” by Peck (from Peck Sounds (album in process). Peck is Chris Peck who #E2TG careful readers recognize as part of the featured artist alum – The Disappointment.  He is releasing his new album one song at a time.  It’s called Peck Sound… oh, I see what he did there…)

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Annie Sellick (from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory.)

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Maybe Partying Will Help Mix

Cold wet weather has descended on Nashville (after a near record high yesterday).  A good day to stay inside and listen to a long set of music.

Jump to it….

BONUS TRACKS:

“Pussycat” by Moovalya    “Winter Wonderland” by Annie Sellick    “Mississippi” by The Griswolds    “Can’t Hurt” by Framptons   “The Glory of Man” by The Minutemen    “Before I Commit a Crime” by Howlin’ Wolf   “Fairytale of New York” (Pogues cover) by Paleface    “Maybe Partying Will Help”  by The Minutemen    “Walk With You” by Something Like Kites    “Come On” by Green River Ordinance    “Pilot” by Cloud Gavin    “Marbles” by Swear and Shake     “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness” (John Prine cover) by Alabama 3 

Transition Track:  “Temporary Thought Exchange (AKT A Capella)” by Its Teeth featuring vocals by Gabriel of The Gabriel Construct”

Shuffle:

“Rainbow in the Dark” by Bhi Bhiman (from Substitute Preacher. Dio Cover.  Yep.)

“Loneliness and Alcohol” by Jars of Clay (from Noisetrade Eastside Manor Sessions. Original version was on the bands 2012 album Inland)

“MoneyGrabber” by Fitz and the Tantrums (from Pickin’ Up the Pieces. A fun song that to me sounds like it should have always existed)

“Let’s Get Stoned and Go to the Zoo” by  Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!! The Almost Great Crepe’s (Demos).  Ya’ll, I can’t stress enough how much I’m digging these songs.)

“Wish That It Would Stop” by Umbrella Bed (from Refill EP. More Ska for you from this veteran band)

“Agenda Suicide” by Bird by Bird (from Decades EP. A cover of a song by The Faint.  This EP is all covers – one song each for the past 5 decades.  This one represents the ’10s)

 
 
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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Keep on Wailin’ Mix

Here we go… it seems like I’ve been adding more songs every week then I have time to feature. So to help clear the backlog and to feature more songs – I’m going to add a Bonus Mix feature.  And, just like it’s better to eat dessert first, so it is better to present the Bonus Mix first…

It all gets going after the leap (jump):……

Bonus Mix:  (where possible I’ve added these tracks to the Video playlist and to the weekly store, however, I’m not including other details – so please google and check out these songs)

“Don’t You Know” by Elephant Stone   “Ride and Sway” by The Greencards  “5 Leaf” by The Westies     “Lake Motel Blues” by Adam Hill     “Stomp” by The Stone Foxes    “Got It Wrong Now” by Umbrella Bed    “Stop Me Still” by Humming House    “Hang Onto Yourself” by David Bowie    “You Can Have the Crown” by Sturgill Simpson     “Elvis and the Electric Hound Dog” by Darrin Bradbury     “Because I Do” by X     “Hell’s Kitchen” by The Westies   “Let’s Make a Christmas Memory” by Annie Sellick (album is out now!)    “Don’t Play With Guns” by The Black Angels

Here’s today’s Official Mix:

“Into the Great Wide Open” by Elephant Stone (bonus cover of the Tom Petty hit. Trivia: back when I trolled used CD shops at least twice a week, I picked up the Tom Petty album used two weeks before it was officially released.  Aren’t you glad you know that?  Elephant Stone are pretty cool – check them out.)

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“Keep on Wailin'” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (from Live @ DC9.  I am so glad I had the chance to meet and later hear Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray play live.  If you get the chance, I highly recommend it.  I think they’ve wrapped up their most recent tour and I’m expecting a new album in 2014.  Can’t wait.  And in case your wondering, Miss Shevaughn can play some pretty mean guitar.)

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“My Happy” by Lindsay Katt (from Picking Out Boxes. A singer/songwriter from NYC. My first listen. Check her out)

“Hand and Foot, Heart and Soul” by Swear and Shake (from Maple Ridge.  Folk with Indie Creds from NYC.  Lots of “ands” and a helluva cool song.)

“Down in the Tube Station at Midnight” by the Jam (from All Mod Cons.  This album!  This band! Paul Weller!  This song!)

“Lollygagging” by Less Love (from Paradigms in the Design.  Less Love are a rock band from Oklahoma. At this point, I can’t remember how they came to my attention. It seems like somebody mentioned them.  In any event, I did find them, and I like them. So there.  UPDATE:  Thanks Gina Sigillito for introducing me to Less Love.  Gina works with MAKAR who are long time friends of the blog, and Gina is a good friend of the blog, too.  Sorry I couldn’t remember and thanks for reminding me!)

 
 
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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – That Day in November Mix

Lot’s of music – let’s get to it…

“Every Day” by The Autumn Defense (from Once Around. The first of two from the Chicago-based purveyors of 60s/70s sounding Pop Music.)

“John, I’m Only Dancing” by David Bowie (from Ziggy Stardust. )

“Nothin at All” by The Autumn Defense (from The Green Hour.)

“Spillage” by The Minutemen (from Double Nickels on the Dime.)

“Four Transcriptions from Emerson: No. 1 (beg.)” by Charles Ives (from Ives Plays Ives: The Complete Recordings of Charles Ives at the Piano.  Charles Ives!)

“Try One More Time” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar.  An expended smooth Blues song from one of the best Blues players around)

“Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks (from Bella Donna)

“The Autumn Defense #3” by Thax Douglas (from Where the Earth May Roll To Next. Thax Douglas is a rock poet originally from Chicago and now living in Austin.  Appropriate that this came up on a day when there were two The Autumn Defense  songs in the mix.)

“Heart Inside of You” by April Kry (from Music Speaks EP.)

“Where We Go From Here” by Solardrive (from Solardrive.)

“White Christmas” by Annie Sellick (from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory. The Irving Berlin classic.)

“Opening Day” by Peter Cooper (from Opening Day.  Acclaimed Nashville Singer/Songwriter and music writer Peter Cooper – makes an admirable addition to the rock and roll baseball music pantheon.)

“Billy Hunt” by The Jam (from All Mod Cons.  One of my faves!)

“Sunsick on Fisher Street” by bellwire (from SummEP.  I really dig this band.)

“Duck and Cover” by Glen Phillips (from Winter Pays for Summer. a song from the Toad the Wet Sprockets singer’s 2005 album.)

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Life’s a Gas Mix






A longish shuffle today – so I will dispense with pleasantries and unpleasantries as well….

Shuffle – after the jump



“The Wylie Coyote Cliffs” and “Bob Newhart” by Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!!The Almost Great Crepe’s.  Man! What a great way to start the shuffle… a pair of truly great story-songs from new Nashville resident Darrin Bradbury.  I hope all my Nashville music friends will check out this music and support his music.  Nashville is a songwriting town, and there are tons of amazing songwriters here, but there is always room for more great ones, and Darrin Bradbury is a great one.)

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“Fall Asleep” by Jars of Clay (Noisetrade Eastside Manor Session.  The song comes from the band’s twelfth studio album Inland. The Eastside Manor Session doesn’t seem to available, but the single version of this song is up now – with all donations going to support relief efforts in the Philippines )


“Fake Palindromes” by Andrew Bird (from Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs.  A delightful tune with really disturbing lyrics.)

“I Can’t Wait” by Star and Micey (from the I Can’t Wait EP.  A brilliant song by this brilliant band from Memphis.)

“Last Goodbye” by The Coal Men (from Escalator.  Another great song from this awesome album that I was introduced to during an amazing night of music at the 5 Spot back in September.)

“Life’s a Gas” by T. Rex (from Electric Warrior. Yes, it is.)

“More the Man I Used to Be” by The Tremolo Beer Gut (from Nous Sommes The Tremolo Beer Gut…Qui Le Fuck Etes Vous.  Okay so how did I not know about this band?  I grabbed this off this month’s Feel Bad for You Mixtape.  Here’s some info (via Lastfm: “They love tremolo, they love beer and they’ve got guts! The Tremolo Beer Gut draws inspirations from the ultra cool rough twangy guitar sound of 50’es and 60’es surf as well as the great film music of Mancini, Barry and Moricone. TBG has made it their style to use the same cover-photo for all their releases, they just change the color and design a little bit. As they say: “You can’t improve on perfection – and by the way: when you’re drunk, it’s easier to remember the color of the sleeve than the name of the record!” 
The band was formed in 1998 by Sune Wagner (The Raveonettes) and Yebo (Jesper Reginal – Thau/ Crunchy Frog Records) “Jengo” (Jens Erik Lembcke) (ex-Trains and Boats and Planes) and Per Sunding (Eggstone).”)

“KidGrownUp” (feat. JD) (prod. G. Money) by Christian Robins (from his KidGrownUp mixtape. The title track… Dig it! Really!)

“Lost Innocent World” by Gogol Bordello (from Pura Vida Conspiracy.  Some awesomeness which this New York based Gypsy Punk artist.  We grabbed this off an ATO Records Sampler)

“Smile” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry.  A great cheery Pop song.  You know… Pop is a good way.)

“Ooby Dooby” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (from Cosmo’s Factory. How ’bout this CCR cover of the Roy Orbison hit from their 1970 5th album)

“Judging You” by TimLee3 (from Devil’s Rope. Hell yeah! “Maybe I shouldn’t be judging you, but that don’t mean that it ain’t true.”)

“Goodbye Summer” by Jonny Fritz (from Dad Country. The artist formerly known as Jonny Corndawg. Oh man I love this song.  In 2012 while still billed as Jonny Corndawg, Fritz recorded an solo, a cappella song from inside a drainage pipe for Couch by Couchwest. His 2013 submission – as Jonny Fritz – was from Andrew Combs’ kitchen floor. Yeah, he’s that cool.)

“That’s What I Want for Christmas” by Annie Sellick (from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory. Another track from this album. This song – a cover of a jazz ballad features noted Nashville jazz pianist Joe Davidian).

“Loose Kites in Harbor” by Skeletons in the Piano (from Please Don’t Die.  Our 2012 Reader’s Poll – Band of the Year – upstate New Yorkers SITP released one of our favorite albums of the year back in April or so.  Today also happens to the birthday of SITP dancer Katarra Peterson – so Happy Birthday Katarra!)

 
 
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