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 &#8211 John Lomax &#8211 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 &#8211 Linin’ Track and Ain’t You Glad (The Blood Done Signed My Name)

Leadbelly Newsreel

The Byrds &#8211 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.

Neil Young ''Cowgirl In The Sand'' [Live @ Massey Hall 1971]

Tom T. Hall &#8211 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.

Tom T. Hall, That's How I Got To Memphis

Jerry Lee Lewis &#8211 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.

Jerry lee lewis - little queenie

Derrell Felts &#8211 Too Much Lovin’ (Goin’ On)

too much lovin

The Growlers &#8211 Ol Rat Race

The Growlers Crossfire session

Merry Clayton &#8211 Southern Man

More Neil Young.


Pure X &#8211 Heaven

Pure X - "Heaven" (Official Video)

Josef K &#8211 Chance Meeting

josef k- chance meeting

Jennifer &#8211 I Am Waiting (orig. The Rolling Stones)


Toy Factory &#8211 Little Girl


Alice Swoboda &#8211 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 &#8211 No Time For Jesus


Mouse & The Traps &#8211 A Public Execution


Melanie &#8211 Steppin

MELANIE SAFKA Steppin' live

Janine &#8211 Does The Sun Still Shine


Ill Wind &#8211  Dark World

Alex Winston &#8211 Locomotive (2KHz session)

Alex Winston - "Locomotive" (Live at BuzzFeed)

Violent Femmes &#8211 Kiss Off (demo)


Saint Rich &#8211 You Ain’t Worth The Night

Saint Rich - You Ain't Worth the Night (Live on KEXP)

Twin Peaks &#8211 Strawberry Smoothie

Twin Peaks - Strawberry Smoothie | Live @ JBTV

The Byrds but heavier.

together PANGEA &#8211 Why (Rollo Grady Sessions)

together Pangea - Badillac (Rollo & Grady Sessions)

I Was A King &#8211 Step Aside

I was a King - Step aside

Twin Peaks &#8211 Stand in the Sand

Twin Peaks - Stand in the Sand - Audiotree Live

Damien Jurado &#8211 Exit 353

Damien Jurado - Exit 353 & Kola live | BOTV #2
Damien Jurado: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Manfred Mann &#8211 Snakeskin Garter 

MANFRED MANN "Snakeskin Garter "

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