Wednesday June 18th 2008, 3:50 pm
Mixin’ With Charlie Wadhams
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This week’s Mixin’ With Mixtape comes to us from Los Angeles based musician Charlie Wadhams. Charlie started off in the band Rex Aquariam but went solo two years ago and has since toured and played with the likes of Daniel Johnston and the Bird and the Bee. He was also the genius, along with cowriters Benji Hughes and Gus Seyffert , behind the tunes “Let’s Duet” and “Guilty As Charged” from Judd Apatow’s film Walk Hard. Check out his mixtape, featuring music by Carl Perkins, Arlo Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and more, after the jump. 

Mixin’ With Charlito’s Way:

1, Carl Perkins- “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town”
This song is from a record called, “My Kind of Country” which is a great record. A little honky tonk never hurt anyone.

2. Buddy Holly – “I’m Gonna Love You Too”
I just recently watched the Buddy Holly Story and was reminded of how amazing Buddy was. He was apparently the first artist to produce his own music. I love the vocal harmonies and Buddy’s wailing guitar. Party music.

3. Arlo Guthrie- “Chilling of the Evening”
There are a few tracks on Alice’s Restaurant that are very nice. I especially like Arlo’s vocal on this one.

4. The Breeders- “Drivin on 9”
It’s still hard for me to believe how good this entire record was. This song is so relaxing and her voice is one of my favorites.

5. Willie Nelson- “Blue Skies”
This is an old song written by Irving Berlin. I love Willie’s version. It reminds me to smile.

6. Van Morrison- “Into the Mystic”
I love how this song builds. When the horns start blaring, I feel like I’m being carried out to sea. The pipes are calling.

7. Bob Dylan- “Corrina, Corrina”
Dylan shows his beautiful finger-picking on this song and the drums are perfect.

8. Leon Russell- “Blue Bird”
Leon is a wild man. Look at some of his album covers to see what I mean. I like his southern accent and the intensity behind his voice.

9. Tim Hardin- “Reason to Believe”
This is just a beautiful song and one of Tim’s best. He sounds like he’s on the verge of breaking down and crying. Rod Stewart covered this song and had a hit out of it, but I like Tim’s version better.

10. Leftover Salmon featuring Taj Mahal- “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes”
This is hilarious. The beginning starts with Taj directing the band, and it sounds like he’s annoyed with them. Whatever was going on in the studio that day must have been magic.

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