Nuggets 283 – Zippers Down 7

 
 

Hello world. By request here is another mix.

I present ephemera from 1900 onwards, random sounds and songs that seem to work well together.

The star of the show is Huddie William Ledbetter (better known as “Lead Belly”), a man who gave the expression ‘larger than life’ meaning. Imprisoned several times for assault and murder, each time he made it out to continue his love of music. After being ‘discovered’ by musicologist – John Lomax – Leadbelly went on the road as his driver and guide to the deep south.

That is the short story, and long version is even more colourful. Why his life hasn’t been tuned into a splashy bio-pic is beyond me.

Lead Belly – Linin’ Track and Ain’t You Glad (The Blood Done Signed My Name)

The Byrds – Cowgirl In The Sand

I can’t find video of the Byrds performing the song, so you will have to make do with Neil Young.

Tom T. Hall – That’s How I Got to Memphis

Tom T. Hall was a fabulous story teller. This rather sad (and poorly recorded) video has him talking about the song.

Jerry Lee Lewis – Little Queenie

The song resonates of course because of his marriage to a young bride. It seems to have been a love match with the age disparity not remarkable for his time and place.

Derrell Felts – Too Much Lovin’ (Goin’ On)

too much lovin

The Growlers – Ol Rat Race

 

Merry Clayton – Southern Man

More Neil Young.

 

Pure X – Heaven

 

Josef K – Chance Meeting

 

Jennifer – I Am Waiting (orig. The Rolling Stones)

 

Toy Factory – Little Girl

 

Alice Swoboda – Potter’s Field

Alice Swoboda :: Potter’s Field

More conveniently found on one CD of the recent Eccentric Soul series, seek out The Tragar & Note Labels compilation.

Karen Lafferty – No Time For Jesus

 

Mouse & The TrapsA Public Execution

 

Melanie – Steppin

 

Janine – Does The Sun Still Shine

 

Ill Wind – Dark World

Alex Winston – Locomotive (2KHz session)

 

Violent Femmes – Kiss Off (demo)

 

Saint Rich – You Ain’t Worth The Night

 

Twin Peaks – Strawberry Smoothie

The Byrds but heavier.

together PANGEA – Why (Rollo Grady Sessions)

 

I Was A King – Step Aside

 

Twin Peaks – Stand in the Sand

Damien Jurado – Exit 353

 

Manfred Mann – Snakeskin Garter