Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Exclusive Exclustivity Mix

 Greetings from Nashville.  Back with a long set of music for today’s shuffle.  So, no more ado about nothing….

Shuffle will follow the…. Might as well…. Jump!


The Gunbunnies were a sadly short-lived band from Arkansas.  The released one album for Virgin Records, the now out of print Paw Paw Patch.  A collection of outtakes was released in 2009 and is available from Amazon – I’ll link to that below.  I could not find a video of today’s song Little Drops of Water – so I will post a video for the college radio hit Stranded.  Little Drops of Water is the only song from today’s shuffle not included on the widget of clips above.


 

How about some Sly and the Family with Run, Run, Run from their 1967 debut A Whole New Thing.
Look Sharp! It’s Pretty Girls from Joe Jackson’s 1979 debut.

 

Next up is the Balancing Act with This is Where it all Begins which was on the album Three Squares and a Roof.

How about some Christmas music – Sufjan Stevens with Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling from the Christmas extravaganza Silver and Gold.  
Shelly Colvin is a Nashville singer-songwriter, she was a Featured Artist recently and we got to attend her CD release a little while back.  We have Nine Rose Rock from her debut CD. No video was found for Nine Rose Rock – so check out this video featuring Shelly Colvin.

The Hunting Accident are a cool alt-rock band from Los Angeles.  We made them Band of the Week back in 2011.  Here we have the fabulous Jack Trap.

Blitzen Trapper with Dragon’s Song which is on the album Destroyer of the Void.
A classic track from The Jam.  Mr. Clean is on the legendary band’s album All Mod Cons – one of my all-time favorites.  “..I hate you and your wife…”
Okay, so the band fIREHOSE, which is the band featuring Watt and Hurley from the Minutemen along with Ed “fROMOHIO” Crawford released an album called If’n.  This is a song called If’n which is not on the album called If’n but rather on the album called fROMOHIO.  Got it?
And finally, the rousing and powerful lead track from Miles Davis’ soundtrack to the Louis Malle film classic Ascenseur Pour l’Echafaud (Elevator (or Lift) to the Gallows)Generique features incessantly beautiful trumpet work from Mr. Davis.
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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – I’m Back Mix

I’m back!  And 2011’s days are numbered, but it’s not over yet.  Added a delectable mixture of 20 songs to the shuffle.  The December 2011 Playlist stands at 54 (net of some Christmas songs I deleted for space since Christmas is over)….
Rainy morning, but the rain let up for my walk up the hill, and in any event, this list of songs kept me feeling all warm and cozy…

1.  Don Ryan finished 3rd in the ETTG Band of the Year voting.  If you haven’t heard This Town (or the rest of his fantastic album Tangle Town), then this situation must be remedied. 

(you can purchase and download the whole damn Tangle Town album at amazon by clicking on the album cover – or you can go to Don’s Bandcamp page and name your own price – I’d suggest $1000 but you do what feels best for you)

 2. Sister Crayon is a Sacramento-based band.  Here they are doing a cover version of Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz Track Futile Devices 

(you can click on the album cover to purchase and download Sufjan Stevens’ album The Age of Adz.  The Sister Crayon version is available at Stereogum.)

3. The Sigur Ros track from the We Bought  a Zoo soundtrack shows up again this week.  It’s a cool song which originally came from their 2005 album, Takk…, It’s Hoppipolla

  (click on album cover to purchase and download Takk…)

4.  Hoppipolla ends with some brass which makes a nice transition to the next song which comes from Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass’ classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights.  The song, A Taste of Honey, is actually a cover of a 1960 Bobby Scott song.

  (click on the album cover to buy and download Whipped Cream & Other Delights)

  (you might also want to purchase and download Soul Asylum’s EP which parodies the title and over of the Herb Albert set – Clam Dip & Other Delights can yours for a click and purchase)

5.  Finally, we take it up a few notches with Iggy & the Stooges proto-punk classic Search and Destroy from Raw Power.

 
  (you know the drill add Raw Power to your digital music collection with a click and a purchase at amazon.com)