Category Archives: In the Mix

Mixed tapes and playlists.

Highway Twitch and Moan

Highway Twitch and Moan [10]

This is the second in a series of a dozen playlists (10 of 12) I am publishing which I made for my dad as a sort of driving companion.  None of them are particularly long; they all time between thirty and forty minutes.

  1. Wanda Jackson — Kansas City [from “Queen of Rockabilly (The Very Best of the Rock and Roll Years)“]
  2. Johnny Kidd — Shakin’ All Over [from “Dreamboats and Petticoats 2“]
  3. Little WalterCrazy Legs [from “Confessin’ the Blues“]
  4. Neil Sedaka — Calendar Girl [from “Dreamboats and Petticoats 3“]
  5. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five — I’ll Die Happy [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
  6. Neil Young & Crazy Horse — This Land Is Your Land [from “Americana“]
  7. Small Paul — There’s Gonna Be Some Crying [from “Eccentric Soul 011:  Mighty Mike Lenaburg“]
  8. Everyly Brothers — Crying in the Rain [from “Walk Right Back (The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros 1960-1969)“]
  9. The Magestic Arrows — I’ll Never Cry for Another Boy [rehearsal] [from “Eccentric Soul 003:  The Bandit Label“]
  10. Van MorrisonSweet Thing [from “Astral Weeks“]

Drive well.


Kinetic Underdrive

Kinetic Underdrive [10]

  1. Main Theme by Pink Floyd from “Music from the Film More” [5:26]
  2. Rain by Tones on Tail from “Night Music” [8:23]
  3. Arhil by Bahia El Idrissi from Putumayo’s “Sahara Lounge” [3:13]
  4. Warmth by Zap Mama from “7” [5:32]
  5. Your Song by Groove Armada from “Vertigo” [5:08]
  6. Sundown Syndrome by Tame Impala from “Kids Are All Right” [5:50] [soundtrack]
  7. Red Dust by Iron & Wine and Calexico from “In the Reins” [3:31]
  8. Admiral for President by Admiral Freebee from “Admiral Freebee” [5:48]
  9. Shannon Loves Biscuit by Chickasaw Mudd Puppies from “8 Track Stomp” [3:29]
  10. Take Me by John Butler Trio from “April Uprising” [5:01]


Here is the second mixed tape I have created in my exchange with my friend BG for discovering new music. The theme was supposed to be slow jams which is apparently a genre? I’m genre-ally ignorant and just went with the term by definition. You can be the judge, if you’d like.


Country Mouse Strikes Again

Country Mouse Strikes Again [11]

    1. Mundian to Bach Ke by Labh Janjua & Panjabi MC from “Rough Guide to Bhangra (One Way Ticket to British Asia)” [3:55]
    2. Red Dress by James McMurtry from “Saint Mary of the Woods” [4:59]
    3. You Need Love by Muddy Waters from “The Muddy Waters Chess Box” [2:45]
    4. Bad as Me by Tom Jones from “Spirit in the Room” [3:33] [Tom Waits]
    5. Fool No More by The Alvin Lee Band from “RX5” [5:22]
    6. Yes We Can-Can by Treacherous Three from “Sugarhill Club Classics” [6:59]
    7. Will You Remember Me? by Rachelle Ferrell from “Individuality (Can I Be Me?)” [6:17]
    8. Angel Eyes by Omar Torrez Band from “Omar Torrez Band” [3:45]
    9. Country Boy by Johnny Cash from “American Recordings II (Unchained)” [2:31]
    10. Brother Mine by Eric Schwartz from “That’s How It’s Gonna Be” [4:47]
Eric Schwartz: That
  1. as freedom is a breakfastfood by E E Cummings from “Voice of the Poet (E E Cummings)” [2:19]


This is the second in a series of playlists I’ve made for my brother in an effort to fill in any potential musical gaps, sort of like music putty.


Unfiltered Barrels of Redemption

Unfiltered Barrels of Redemption [11]

  1. Omaha (Sharpless) by Chickasaw Mudd Puppies from “8 Track Stomp” [2:11]
  2. Tower of Song by Tom Jones from “Spirit in the Room” [3:57] [Leonard Cohen]
  3. Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins from “New Coat of Paint (Songs of Tom Waits)” [3:37] [Tom Waits]
  4. Kung-Fu Fighting by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians from “Alvin Lives (In Leads)” [compilation] [3:24] [Carl Douglas]
  5. Burn that Broken Bed by Iron & Wine and Calexico from “In the Reins” [5:06]
  6. Angel Eyes by Omar Torrez Band from “Omar Torrez Band” [3:45]
  7. Mr Guitar by Flat Duo Jets from “Two Headed Cow” [1:58] [Thanks, eRock.  These guys are great.]
  8. Vereda Tropical by Toña la Negra from “El Canto de las Sirenas” [2:44]
  9. Suzanne by Graeme Allwright from “Master Serie” [4:06] [Leonard Cohen]
  10. Vow by Ali Marcus from “Miles and Miles and Miles” [4:18] [She performed in my backyard summer of 1012.]
    Ali Marcus: Miles and Miles and Miles


  11. October in the Railroad Earth by Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen from “Beat Generation” [7:06]


Ah, yes.  This one was built for the music.  (Originally drafted for my good friend HO.)


Easily Forget How Easy Forgetting Is

Easily Forget How Easy Forgetting Is [09]

This is the first in a series of a dozen playlists (11 of 12) I am publishing which I made for my dad as a sort of driving companion.  None of them are particularly long.  This one comes in at about thirty-one minutes.

  1. David SevilleWitch Doctor [from “Wacky Favorites“]
  2. Lightnin’ Hopkins — Feel So Bad [from “Lightnin’ Hopkins Complete Aladdin Recordings“]
  3. Louis Jordan & His Tympani FiveMessy Bessy [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
  4. T-Bone WalkerYou Don’t Understand [from “The Original Source“]
  5. Bap KennedyMy Money [from “Domestic Blues“]
  6. Perk BadgerDo Your Stuff [from “Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City“]
  7. Earth, Wind, & FireLove’s Dance [from “Robots” soundtrack]
  8. Richard CookSomebody’s Got’a Help Me [from “Eccentric Soul: The Trager & Note Labels“]
  9. The TemptationsDon’t Let the Joneses Get You Down [from “Cloud Nine + Puzzle People“]



Prehistoric Coprocessor

Prehistoric Coprocessor [09]

  1. Donny HathawayThe Ghetto [from “A Donny Hathaway Collection“]
  2. Zach HarjoDogs in a Pack [from “Dark Poems” (You may have to visit Zach at Ocho and ask to buy a copy because I can’t find it on themz Interwebz.]
  3. Louis Jordan & His Tympani FiveWhiskey Do Your Stuff [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
  4. Tom WaitsLittle Drop of Poison [from “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, & Bastards“]
  5. [unidentified radio DJ] — [KRLA News – Cancelled Hippie Love-In at the Grand Canyon – 6/16/67] [from “Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots“] [sic] [Track 43]
  6. Reverend Horton HeatThe Devil’s Chasing Me [from “Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat“]
  7. The JJ Johnson and Kai Winding Trombone OctetThe Peanut Vendor [from “Afro-Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960“]
  8. Latin PlayboysViva la raza [from “Latin Playboys“]
  9. Neutral Milk Hotel — In the Aeroplane over the Sea [from “In the Aeroplane over the Sea“]

Bob, my neighbor, had this idea that we could make playlists for one another.  It was a sort of challenge to us to playlist the shit out of our collections and minds and make a cool, meaningful, and brief musical set.  This is my contribution to said project.

If memory serves, we did have a couple of rules.  One of which was that the playlists should be between thirty and thirty-five minutes.

The general objective was to make an awesome playlist filled with stuff the other guy would just love and hopefully hadn’t heard.  Or something like that.


They Came in Pieces

They Came in Pieces [19]

  1. Jay Farrar & Benjamin GibbardCalifornia Zephyr [from “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Music from Kerouac’s Big Sur“]
  2. Wilco Walken [from “Sky Blue Sky“]
  3. Raconteurs Steady as She Goes [from “Broken Boy Soldiers“]
  4. Bigott I’m Little Retarded [from “This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship“]
  5. White StripesI’m Lonely (but I Ain’t that Lonely Yet) [from “Get Behind Me Satan“]
  6. Dan Auerbach Mean Monsoon [from “Keep It Hid“]
  7. Wilco Jesus, Etc [from “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot“]
  8. Flat Duo Jets — You Only Live Twice [from “Safari“]
  9. Paul Benoit Riptide [from “Combustible“]
  10. Keziah JonesFree Your Soul [from “Blufunk Is a Fact!“]
  11. GalacticGo Go [from “Coolin’ Off“]
  12. Dead Weather Rocking Horse [from “Horehound“]
  13. Blackouts Everglades [from “History in Reverse“]
  14. WilcoI’m a Wheel [from “A Ghost Is Born“]
  15. Jelly Rollers Pretty Things [from “Jelly Rollers“]
  16. Ray LaMontagne How Come [from “Trouble“]
  17. Galactic Uptown Odyssey [from “Ruckus“]
  18. Rednex McKenzie Brothers [from “Sex & Violins“]
  19. Tom Jones Feels Like Music [from “24 Hours“]

I just created this CD for my brother in essence because he missed some of this music over the last several years.  This is my attempt to introduce him to some of these musicians and their music.  I had to skip a lot but I suppose that means there’ll have to be a sequel.


Hunger Express

Hunger Express [16]

  1. Patricia BarberI Could Eat Your Words [from “Verse“]
  2. Tom Waits Temptation [from “Frank’s Wild Years“]
  3. Holly Cole Trust in Me [from “Blame It on My Youth“]
  4. Tom Waits Trouble’s Braids [from “Swordfishtrombones“]
  5. Kurt EllingNature Boy [from “The Messenger“]
  6. The Beatles Her Majesty [from “Abby Road“]
  7. Peter Gabriel Love to Be Loved [from “Us“]
  8. Paris Combo — Je rêve encore [from “Paris Combo“]
  9. John Pizzarelli When I Grow too Old to Dream [from “Naturally“]
  10. MC 900 ft Jesus But if You Go [from “One Step Ahead of the Spider“]
  11. Love & Rockets So Alive [from “Love & Rockets“]
  12. Grateful Dead It Must Have Been the Roses [from “One from the Vault“]
  13. Cassandra Wilson Love Is Blindness [U2 cover] [from “New Moon Daughter“]
  14. Pablo Neruda [poem read by Rufus Sewell] — Ode to the Beautiful Nude [from “Il Postino“] [soundtrack plus celebrities reading Neruda’s poetry]
  15. Susana Baca Los Amantes [from “Eco de sombras“]
  16. Holly Cole I Don’t Wanna Grow Up [Tom Waits cover] [from “Temptation“] [An entire album of Tom Waits songs.]

I created this CD originally for AO circa 2003.


Portable Desires

Portable Desires [18]

  1. Nina SimoneI Put a Spell on You [from “Best of Nina Simone“]
  2. Joe CockerYou Are so Beautiful [from “Ultimate Collection“]
  3. PortisheadGlory Box [live] [from “Roseland NYC Live“]
  4. Patricia BarberRegular Pleasures [from “Verse“]
  5. Dinah Washington What a Diff’rence a Day Made [from “Best of Dinah Washington – 20th Century Masters“]
  6. Led ZeppelinOver the Hills and Far Away [from “Houses of the Holy“] [in a box set]
  7. PrinceWhen Doves Cry [from “Purple Rain“] [soundtrack]
  8. Niel YoungCinnamon Girl [from “Everybody Knows this Is Nowhere“]
  9. Rufus [with Chaka Kan]Tell Me Something Good [from “Rags to Rufus“]
  10. Hot ChocolateYou Sexy Thing [from “Hot Chocolate“]
  11. Sarah VaughanWhatever Lola Wants [from “Verve Unmixed 2“]
  12. RL BurnsideBad Luck City [from “Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down“]
  13. 10,000 ManiacsI Hope that I Don’t Fall in Love with You [from “Step Right Up:  The Songs of Tom Waits”]
  14. EaglesI Can’t Tell You Why [live] [from “Eagles Live“]
  15. Johnny CashMemories Are Made of This [from “American Recordings 2: Unchained“]
  16. Kermit [yes, the frog] — Rainbow Connection [from “The Muppet Movie“] [soundtrack]
  17. Tony BennettMy Favorite Things [from “Snowfall: The Christmas Album“]
  18. Wayne NewtonDanke Schoen [from “Wayne Newton Greatest Hits“]

I created this CD originally for AO circa 2003.


Fallen Petals

Fallen Petals [16]

  1. Legendary Pink DotsI Love You In Your Tragic Beauty [from “The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse“]
  2. Love & RocketsThe Teardrop Collector [from “Love & Rockets“]
  3. Jefferson AirplaneThird Week in the Chelsea [from “2400 Fulton Street“]
  4. Jethro TullSerenade to a Cuckoo [from “This Was“]
  5. The BeatlesRain [from “Past Masters 2“] [this song appears elsewhere also]
  6. SupertrampJust a Normal Day [from “Crisis?  What Crisis?“]
  7. Edie Brickell & the New BohemiansMe by the Sea [from “Ghost of a Dog“]
  8. DonovanWhere Is She? [from “Barabajagal“]
  9. StingSister Moon [from “Nothing Like the Sun“]
  10. Syd BarrettHere I Go [from “The Madcap Laughs“]
  11. Simon and GarfunkelBookends Theme [from “Bookends“]
  12. Crosby, Stills & NashWooden Ships [from “Crosby, Stills & Nash“]
  13. DonovanLegend of a Girl Child Linda [from “Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan“] [I have this on a different CD but this looks like a good box set]
  14. Pink FloydFearless [from “Meddle“]
  15. Led ZeppelinI’m Gonna Crawl [from “In through the out Door”]
  16. The BeatlesGood Night [from “The Beatles“] [also known as the white album]

I created this CD circa 1995 (or earlier).