Joy, joy, joy. I counted up and there are some numbers not taken for mixes. Mixes get abandoned, the tunes ruthlessly recycled, other times I leave room for a mix that never happens. Anywayz, here is mix that came together very sweetly.
Loving Brother Pacific. Very tight playing in the big guitar alt country style. Visit Bandcamp to pick up their latest EP for free.
One of Charles Louvin’s last albums was called Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs. This song wasn’t on the disk, but it ought to have been, a bloody tale of gynaecide. Its a song he used to sing with his brother, here Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy fills in. Nick Cave covered this song.
Jim Sullivan was abducted by aliens, but before he went, he made this album. His songs remind me of old film noir, run down motels and deserts. Hence the Glen Campbell track. See the video below.
Brown Rice do Neil Young with girly voices and tom tom drums. My guilty pleasure.
Lucinda Williams has a very distinctive voice, salty and sexy. I like the way her voice has changed over the years, getting sexier by the album. Here are 2 tracks from her second album, Happy Woman Blues (the first with her own songs) then 1 track from Essence, an album released 21 years later.
Gene Parsons is a mean banjo player. It reminds me of my year in Ohio in the 1980’s and banjo picking at Indian Summer festivals. Bill Murray is another banjo lover.