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)

Leadbelly Newsreel

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.

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

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.

Jerry lee lewis - little queenie

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

too much lovin

The Growlers – Ol Rat Race

The Growlers Crossfire session
 

Merry Clayton – Southern Man

More Neil Young.

MARY CLAYTON-LIVE IN CONCERT
 

Pure X – Heaven

Pure X - "Heaven" (Official Video)
 

Josef K – Chance Meeting

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)

Alex Winston - "Locomotive" (Live at BuzzFeed)
 

Violent Femmes – Kiss Off (demo)

VIOLENT FEMMES-Kiss Off
 

Saint Rich – You Ain’t Worth The Night

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

Twin Peaks – Strawberry Smoothie

The Byrds but heavier.

together PANGEA – Why (Rollo Grady Sessions)

together Pangea - Badillac (Rollo & Grady Sessions)
 

I Was A King – Step Aside

 
I was a King - Step aside

Twin Peaks – Stand in the Sand

Twin Peaks - Stand in the Sand - Audiotree Live

Damien Jurado – Exit 353

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

Manfred Mann – Snakeskin Garter 

MANFRED MANN "Snakeskin Garter "
 

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Nuggets 288 – troubadours 11

Here’s a mix of darker songs with chinks of light. Fittingly the late Mr Cohen is on the cover.

Dallas Silver Jews Natural Bridge

Big fan of David Berman. Like Leonard Cohen he is a poet first and a reluctant performer.

Silver Jews--Dallas

The Harder They Come (Good Danny’s) Jimmy Cliff Good Danny’s 7/30/2012

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come, 1972 HQ HD

Part-Monster Piano Magic Part Monster

Piano Magic PART MONSTER

Sixteen Amen Dunes Love

Can’t find good vid of this song so here’s another off the same album. It would be grand if he came to NZ.

AMEN DUNES, "I KNOW MYSELF" // Live at the Wilderness Bureau

La Chaleur Bertrand Belin Hypernuit

So French.

#225 Bertrand Belin - La Chaleur (Acoustic Session)

Tangerine (Daytrotter Studio) First Aid Kit Daytrotter Studio 8/9/2010

Fat Chance Little Wings Explains

Love Kyle Field‘s voice.

Little Wings- Fat Chance- 6/4/15 - live L.A.

Between the Bars Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

Anything by Jessica Lea Mayfield is worth a listen and this is a great collaboration.

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Between The Bars (Live on KEXP)

Not One Bit Ashamed King Creosote KC Rules OK

KC Rules OK from 2006 is a fav album.

King Creosote Not One Bit Ashamed Scottish Day Party Latitude 30 SXSW 18th March 2011

Clouds Beyond Damien Jurado Maraqopa – Red 7″

Wrong video, but this will give you the vibe.

More at his Bandcamp page.

Damien Jurado - Metallic Cloud - Later... with Jools Holland - BBC Two

By Now Little Wings Explains

Little Wings- By Now- 6/4/15 - live L.A.

A Postcard To Nina Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala

A funny story by Mr Lekman.

JENS LEKMAN | A Postcard To Nina (live)

Not Enough J Mascis Several Shades Of Why

J Mascis - Not Enough (Live on KEXP)

Imagining My Man Aldous Harding Party

Aldous Harding: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

What presence. You will need to buy the Party CD, but her first album is online and can be purchased for just $9 here:

Seven Years Of Letters The Twilight Sad Acoustic EP

Making being miserable fun again. All their music (apart from this album) is on their bandcamp page.

The Twilight Sad - Seven Years Of Letters (BBC Radio Scotland Live)

Trisha Please Come Home Advance Base Nephew in the Wild

He will always be Casiotone for the Painfully Alone to me.

In The Dark Places PJ Harvey Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - In The Dark Places | Live at Sydney Festival | Moshcam

Darkness Leonard Cohen Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen, The Darkness, Boston 16-12-2012

Until I Find You Doug Paisley & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Internet Single

Sax Rohmer #1 The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride

Still haven’t managed to catch Mr Darnielle and friends live. One day.

The Mountain Goats - Sax Rohmer #1 (Official Video)

the Mountain Goats - Sax Rohmer #1

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