They Call it Stormy Thursday

11 Dec

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Etta James – Stormy Weather

The Temptations – I Wish it Would Rain

Neil Young – See The Sky About to Rain

Tokyo Ska Paradise – Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

Count Basie and Joe Williams – Signin’ in the Rain

BB King – Raining in my Heart

The Allman Brothers – Stormy Monday

The Beatles – Rain

R.E.M – Have You Ever Seen the Rain

The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

10 Nov

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The Waiting – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Where Y’at – Trombone Shorty

Here it Comes – Modest Mouse

Baby Baby Baby – Anna King

Push it Along – Tribe Called Quest

Cross Eyed and Painless (Live @ Milwaukee 1984) – Talking Heads

Here Comes My Baby (Cat Stevens Cover)- Yo La Tengo

Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

Here Comes my Girl (Live @ Oxford, 1980) – Tom Petty

It’s a Boy (Live at Leads) – The Who

Baby I Love You – Aretha Franklin

We’re a Happy Family – The Ramones

1967

15 Aug

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Soul Finger – The Bar-Kays

Swing Low Sweet Cadillac – Dizzy Gillespie

I’m Waiting for the Man – The Velvet Underground

Medley (seriously, listen to the whole thing) – The Kinks

Chicken Fat – Mel Brown

>Tramp – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

Madame George (ok, just discovered that this was recorded in 1968, but this sloppy and soulful live version is so awesome I decided to include it) – Van Morrison

Heinz Baked Beans – The Who

Sisters of Mercy – Leonard Cohen

Don’t Answer the Door – B.B. King

Too Much Sunshine

26 Apr

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This mix was inspired by two different conversations this week. One friend recently ended a long relationship. Rather than wallow in the blues, or play Marvin Gaye’s Here my Dear over and over again, he’s decided to listen to unabashedly happy music. Another is suffering the effects of too much sunshine. These songs are for them.

Heavy Makes You Happy – Staple Singers

Bang the Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren

I Missed The Bus Again – Skankin’ Pickle

Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues – The Eels

Punchdrunk – Béla Fleck

The Golden Road – The Bobs

note: there’s also this awesome live version by Yo La Tengo

Wooly Bully – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs

Woo Hoo – Five Six Seven Eights

Sunshine on My Shoulder (Superpose Remix) – John Denver

And then, of course, there’s this annoying yet entirely catchy ditty…

¡Mosh pit!

6 Apr

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From the Ritz to the Rubble – Artic Monkeys

Cousins – Vampire Weekend

Vamos – The Pixies

Fucking Rhythm and Sorrow – Sugarcubes

Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

Rise Above – Black Flag

Coup d’Etat – Circle Jerks

Too Drunk Too Fuck – Dead Kennedys

White Riot – The Clash

Party at Ground Zero – Fishbone

Yes By Yes Yes Mix

4 Apr

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A Mix for the upcoming Yes by Yes Yes Conference.

Yes – LMFAO

Yes is Bad – DJ Moule

Hell Yes – Beck

Yes We Can Can – The Discoettes

Very Yes – Bootsy Collins

The Answer Is Yes – Jim Hall (featuring Chet Baker)

Yes Indeed – Ron Carter

Say Yes – Elliot Smith

Say Yes! – Build an Ark

Yes ’em to Death – The Coup

Extra-bonus unrelated tune since that last one wasn’t actually a song…

Erika’s Mixtape

21 Mar

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Respect – Norma Fraser

Shave – Enon

Positive Walk – DJ Moule

Buddy – De La Soul

Cavern – Liquid

How I Got Over – The Roots

Marz – Woima Collective

Lo-Fi Nu Jazz #6 – Rubin Steiner

Crystalised – The XX

Dream Baby Dream – Neneh Cherry & The Thing