The fine folks at Pretty Goes With Pretty have put together a sweet little 1930s playlist on their site. The post features classic country tunes by Bill Monroe, The Carter Family and the Coon Creek Girls plus a couple of French songs by Django Reinhardt, Jean Sablon and Fréhel thrown in for good measure. A really nice way to ease into the day. Head on over to Pretty Goes With Pretty to check it out.
Chris Ziegler from LA Record just did a mixtape for his site that we had to post because he included a Delaney and Bonnie track in our honor! Here’s Chris in his own words: “Long Beach has a legendary soul/funk night called GOOD FOOT at a club called Que Sera that Dennis Owens has been doing for coming up on twelve years now. I got to DJ their tenth anniversary for a few meaningful minutes and Dennis asked me back to DJ this Friday. Since I do a night of psych/funk/soul/punk/outlaw/etc… in Eagle Rock with DJ Short Shorts called BIG FREAK, I decided to combine a little of everything for… BIG FOOT! So here are some classics, some crazies and some Delaney and Bonnie specifically for When You Awake.” Thanks Chris! Check out his mix after the jump.
Big O has struck gold again with a bootleg of Delaney & Bonnie performing live at Colston Hall in Bristol, UK on December 2, 1969. They are joined onstage for songs like “Coming Home” and “Only You Know and I Know” by an all star band including Eric Clapton, Rita Coolidge, Dave Mason and Carl Radle to name a few. The complete tracklisiting and musicians featured are after the jump. Click here for the bootleg.
My Morning Jacket as The Ghostbusters
The folks over at Emusic have put together a feature called “It’s An Indie Halloween” that showcases musicians in their Halloween costumes. Click here to check out pics of Deer Tick, Black Mountain, Port O’Brien, Strand of Oaks and more.
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Wayne’s World’s Garth
Cousin Mike is an mp3 blog that features records by the likes of Link Wray, Gram Parsons, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Kaleidoscope, Earl Scruggs and more. A couple of my favorite finds on there is the French release of the Dillard’s Back Porch Bluegrass entitled Folklore Des Montagnes Des Etats-Unis, Gene Clark’ s Collector’s Series: Early L.A. Sessions, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Studio Archives 1969 (which features covers of Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin'” and John Sebastian’s “How Have You Been”).
Stuck in the Past is an mp3 blog that features full album downloads of classic, hard to find records by the likes of the International Submarine Band, Gene Clark, Peter Green, Bobby Whitlock, Delaney and Bonnie, Neil Young and more. Definitely worth checking out.
Our good friend Paul at Setting The Woods on Fire has asked us for help in nailing down a couple of hard to find country tunes. Sadly, I don’t have these so I’m reaching out to you wonderful readers. Do you have access to any of the following? If so, please let me know in the comments after the jump. Thanks!
-The Statesmen Quartet with Hovie Lister – This Ole House
-Tony Booth – Irma Jackson (This is the original single, released by Booth after Haggard’s people shied away from the then-controversial subject matter)
-The Blackwood Brothers Quartet – His Hand In Mine
-Jack Greene – Lord Is That Me
-The Lewis Family – His Blood Now Covers My Sin
The fine folks over at Aquarium Drunkard have put together a special late summer mixtape featuring tunes by Os Mutantes, Akron/Family, Love, Otis Redding and more. It was created to “get you through those last few incredibly sticky days of the hottest god damn summer you can remember.” Click here to check it out.
Expecting Rain is a daily website that gathers all of the latest Dylan news and blog pieces into one convenient location. Today, for instance, they have a link up to this video of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson live in Los Angeles on May 5, 2005. They also occasionally throw in articles about folks like Neil Young and Tim Buckley. Definitely worth perusing if you’re a Dylan fan.
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson- You Win Again
Head on over to Arthur Magazine for Dan Chamberlin’s piece on a bootleg and Sir Doug and The Texas Tornado’s 1976 record Texas Rock For Country Rollers. Definitely worth checking out.