All posts tagged: The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 6/4/10 — Queen Edition

Last year I reviewed the phenomenal book Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock. Although I spent a couple of hours reading it before my review, there wasn’t enough time to read every single word — so the book currently sits on my nightstand, and when I get a chance, I read a few pages before turning out the light. Apart from the usual songs, it’s been a while since I really delved into my Queen collection — as I said in my review, my days of obsessive fandom were in my early teens — and reading the book has really revived my interest in the band. I’ve gone back to my old CDs and listened to a lot of the “deep cuts” from the album, with tremendous enjoyment. As has also been mentioned, the band has now released eight “greatest hits” compilations, and none of them really bring anything new to the table. So enjoy this week’s mixtape: a collection of some (but not all!) of my favorite underrated Queen …

The Friday Mixtape: 5/28/10 — Doin’ It A Cappella Style!

A cappella is defined as music that is sung without instrumental accompaniment. According to the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, a cappella music was originally “composed to be performed in chapels which, unlike large churches, have no organs” (just like Private Arthur Newberry). A cappella singing ranges from barbershop music to jazz and contemporary styles. Sometimes percussion instruments are used, while other times percussion effects are performed by the voice as well. I tried to include a wide variety of songs for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! The Nylons – Good Old Acappella from Four On The Floor Theme from Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Beach Boys – A Young Man Is Gone from Little Deuce Coupe/ All Summer Long The Blenders – Don’t Worry, Be Happy from From the Mouth Theme from I Married Joan from Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol.2 The Bobs – Disco Inferno from The Bobs Cover the Songs of… Da Vinci’s Notebook – Title of the Song from The Life and Times of Mike Fanning The Blanks – Underdog from Riding the Wave …

The Friday Mixtape: 2/19/10

That’s right, I put a song of my own in there. Julee Cruise – Questions In A World Of Blue from The Voice Of Love (1993) Portishead – Plastic from Third (2008) Radiohead – All I Need from In Rainbows (2008) Moby – Everloving from Play (1999) Faith No More – The Real Thing from The Real Thing (1989) The Police – The Other Way Of Stopping from Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) The Residents – Burn My Bones from Animal Lover (2005) King Crimson – Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds) from Three Of A Perfect Pair (1984) Brian Eno – From The Same Hill from Music For Films (1978) David Sylvian – Where The Railroad Meets The Sea from Gone To Earth (1986) Anthony Hansen – Distant Lights Through Thick Fog Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis from Blue Valentines (1978) Peter Gabriel – Growing Up (Tom Lord-Alge Mix) from Hit (2003) Passengers – Theme From Let’s Go Native from Original Soundtracks 1 (1995)

The Friday Mixtape: 12/04/09

WARNING: Some material on this week’s Mixtape NSFW What’s the matter, cap’n? Did Thanksgiving’s close quarters with the rest of the family stress you out? You brought up politics again, or religion, or both. The bird was cold in the middle and the demeanor around the table was colder. Now you have to start getting in the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/St. Swivvens Day spirit and it just ain’t happening. Is that whats troubling ya, fellow? Well, lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with dignity and stick-to-it-ness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off! You’ll never give up, never give up, never give up… that ship! _______________________ The Ying Tong Song – The Goons from Unchained Melodies (2007) Bluebottle Blues – The Goons from Unchained Melodies (2007) The Raspberry Song – The Goons from Unchained Melodies (2007) Celebrity Jeopardy 1 – Saturday Night Live (Dec. 16, 2000) Celebrity Jeopardy 2 – Saturday Night Live (Oct. 24, 1998) Celebrity Jeopardy 3 – Saturday Night Live (March 20, 1999) …

The Friday Mixtape: Beatles Covers Edition!

Well, it’s (almost) the end of Beatles Week, and by now, it’s clear that many of you were just as excited about the remasters and video game as we were — Popdose has broken its own single-day traffic records twice this week — and as sad as we are to see the celebration end, we knew we had to finish our Fab Four tribute in style. And what better way, we ask you, than with a Friday Mixtape of Beatles songs — not the originals, mind you, and not the remasters, but covers done by other artists? What we didn’t realize when we started assembling our little treat was just how many Beatles covers there are. In the course of a single afternoon, the Popdose staff put its hard drives together and came up with an even 100, and that’s just scratching the surface — but it does make for a pretty damn cool Friday afternoon playlist, doesn’t it? Because none of us was willing to sit in front of a screen for several hours …

The Friday Mixtape: 4/24/09

Levon Helm – White Dove from Electric Dirt (2009) Martin’s Dam – Fear Of Flying from Sky Above (1998) Marty Willson-Piper – Swan from Hanging out in Heaven (2000) Simple Minds – Stand By Love (live) from Silver Box (2004) Porterdavis – Come Closer (live) from Live at Eddie’s Attic (2007) Odds – Jack Hammer from Bedbugs (1993) Nuclear Valdez – Dance Where The Bullets Fly from Dream Another Dream (1991) Ronnie Spector – Settin’ The Woods On Fire from Siren (1980) Peter Stanley – No Matter What from Smirk (2000) Paul Young – In The Ghetto from Rock Swings (2006) Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc. from Yes (2009) Oasis – D’You Know What I Mean from Be Here Now (1997) N.W.A. – I Ain’t tha 1 from Straight Outta Compton (1988) Queensrÿche – For the Love of Money from Take Cover (2007) Robben Ford – Help The Poor from Talk to Your Daughter (1988) Paul Simon – Mother And Child Reunion (live) from Live Rhymin’ (1974)

The Friday Mixtape: 1/30/09

Spiritual Mansions – The Sweeter Side from Touched (2009) Story of the Sea – Own Devices from Lunar Co. (2008) Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More from Keep It Hid (2009) Herbie Hancock – All Apologies from The New Standard (1995) Future Clouds and Radar – Feet on Grass from Peoria (2008) Youth Group – All This Will Pass from The Night Is Ours (2008) Western Civ – I Am a Waterfall from Shower the People You Love With Gold (2009) Setting Sun – You Got Lucky from Web Release (2009) Quitzow – In the Land of Science from Animal Nature (2008) Scott Pinkmountain – I Shall Not Be Released from The Full Sun (2009) Kinch – The Economic Chastisement from The Economic Chastisement (2009) Julien-K – Kick the Bass from Web Release (2009) Andrew Bird – Anonanimal from Noble Beast (2009) A.C. Newman – Like a Hitman Like a Dancer from Get Guilty (2009) Venice Is Sinking – Ryan’s Song from AZAR (2009) The Middle States – No Curse, No Drunk, No Fight …

The Friday Mixtape: 1/23/09

Lee Feldman – Monkeys from The Man in a Jupiter Hat (2000) Gang Starr – Precisely The Right Rhymes from Step in the Arena (1991) Django Reinhardt – Sweet Georgia Brown from Verve Jazz Masters 38 (1994) Gov’t Mule – Like Flies from High and Mighty (2006) The Windbreakers – New Red Shoes from Time Machine (2003) The Bad Plus – Barracuda from For All I Care (2008) Peter Gabriel and Hot Chip – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa from Web Release (2008) Josh Joplin Group – I’ve Changed from Useful Music (1999) Jim Lauderdale – Midnight Will Become Day from The Hummingbirds (2002) John Prine – Angel From Montgomery from John Prine (1971) The Duhks – Everybody Knows from The Duhks (2005) Leon Redbone – Are You Lonesome Tonight from No Regrets (1988) KaiserCartel – Okay from March Forth (2008) Audrye Sessions – Waltz No. 2 from Audrye Sessions EP (2009) The Story – Damn Everything But The Circus from Grace in Gravity (1991) The Rubinoos – Shake Some Action from Crimes Against Music (2002) …

The Friday Mixtape: 1/16/09

Snoop Dogg feat. Sly Stone – Dr. King Remember from Web Release (2009) Jessie Kilguss – A Little Place Behind My Eyes from Nocturnal Drifter (2008) Illinois – Are You Coming with Me? from The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe – Chapter 3 (2009) The Naked Hearts – Cat and Mouse from These Knees (2008) Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve from Middle Cyclone (2009) Hooray for Earth – Take Care from Hooray for Earth (2008) Hi Red Center – Symmetry Chameleon from Assemble (2009) Dirty Projectors and David Byrne – Knotty Pine from Dark Was the Night (2009) Ne-Yo Feat. Niggalas Cage – Be On You from Web Release (2009) Von Iva – Livin’ For It (Semi Precious Weapons Remix) from Web Release (2009) Vetiver – Everyday from Tight Knit (2009) Maria Taylor – Time Lapse Lifeline from LadyLuck (2009) Jay-Z – Pass The ROC (Demo) from Web Release (2009) State Radio – Right Me Up from Us Against the Crown (2006) In-Flight Safety – Model Homes from We Are An Empire, My …

The Friday Mixtape: 10/24/08

Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Growing from Let’s Get It On (Deluxe Edition) (2001) Mavis Staples – This Little Light from We’ll Never Turn Back (2007) B.B. King – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean from One Kind Favor (2008) Babyface – Whip Appeal from A Collection (2000) Bettye LaVette – Down To Zero from I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise (2005) Maynard Ferguson – Over The Rainbow from The Essential (2007) Me First and The Gimme-Gimmes – Coming to America from Have Another Ball (2008) Michael Bloomfield – When I Need You from Blues, Gospel and Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals (1993) Big Country – See You from Driving to Damascus (1999) Blackbyrds – Walking In Rhythm from Happy Music (2007) Michael Brecker – When Can I Kiss You Again? from Pilgrimage (2007) Milton Nascimento – Me Deixa Em Paz from Cluba de Esquina (1972) Buddy Guy – When My Left Eye Jumps from I Left My Blues in San Francisco (1967) Charlie Haden – Is This America (Katrina 2005) from Charlie Haden …

The Friday Mixtape: 10/3/08

Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi-Rollers – Give It To Me from Pick Up on This! (1994) Pictures And Sound – It’s You from Pictures and Sound (2008) Bel Auburn – Lullaby In C from Lullabies in A & C (2006) Ralph Stanley – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot from Shine On (2005) Bill Purdy – Move My Way from Move My Way (2008) Raphael Saadiq – Let’s Take A Walk from The Way I See It (2008) Billy Pilgrim – Hard Rain from In the Time Machine (2001) Richard Shindell – You Stay Here from Somewhere Near Paterson (2000) Bob McGrath – Hi Friend from Bob’s Favorite Street Songs (1991) Rickie Lee Jones – Stewart’s Coat from Traffic from Paradise (1993) Brian Eno and John Cale – Lay My Love from Wrong Way Up (1990) Rodney Crowell – The Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design from Sex & Gasoline (2008) Bruce Springsteen – Buffalo Gals from The Seeger Sessions (American Land Ediition) (2006) Ry Cooder – Going Back To Okinawa from Get Rhythm (1987) Dan …

The Friday Mixtape: 9/26/08

M. Ward – Outta My Head from Transfiguration of Vincent (2003) 10cc – Sand In My Face from The Complete UK Recordings (2004) Zoot Sims – Someone To Watch Over Me from Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975) Max Roach – Freedom Day from We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite (1960) Madness – Tiptoes from The Rise and Fall (1982) A.J. Croce – Texas Ruby from Fit to Serve (1998) Wilson Pickett – Sugar Sugar from The Very Best Of (1993) Luka Bloom – In Between Days from Keeper of the Flame (2000) Mandy Moore – The Whole Of The Moon from Coverage (2003) a-ha – Velvet (Stockholm Mix) from Velvet (single) (2000) Whitley – Mojo Pin from The Submarine (2008) Lucinda Williams – Changed The Locks (live) from Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (reissue) (2006) Mary Chapin Carpenter – Girls Like Me from Between Here and Gone (2004) Alan Jackson – The Firefly’s Song from Like Red on a Rose (2006) Warren Zevon – Poor Poor Pitiful Me (live) from Stand in …

The Friday Mixtape: 9/19/08

Jackopierce – Everything I’m Not from Promise of Summer (2008) Toto – These Chains from The Seventh One (1988) Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – The One Who Got Us Out from Shake the Sheets (2004) Brian Setzer – Real Wild Child from Rockabilly Riot, Vol. 1 (2005) Blitzen Trapper – The Green King Sings from Wild Mountain Nation (2007) Evermore – Sunshine from Dreams (2006) The Sadies – 120 Miles Per Hour from Tremendous Efforts (2001) Tiny Town – I’m Sorry Baby from Tiny Town (1998) Marc Cohn – Olana (live) from Live 04-05 (2005) Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – The Moon from The Swell Season (2006) Greg Summerlin – It’s My Life from All Done in Good Time (2007) The Divorce – Deny! Deny! Deny! from The Gifted Program (2005) Bill Lloyd – Anybody But Me from Shake Some Action (2007) Stevie Wonder – A Place In The Sun from Down to Earth (1966) Chris Whitley – Little Torch from Rocket House (2001) Ian McLagan & The Bump Band – Date With …

The Friday Mixtape: 9/12/08

Taj Mahal – Funky Bluesy ABC’s from Shake Sugaree (1987) Crown Jewels – Last Confession from Linoleum (1998) Dawayne Bailey – The Sad Parade from Joyland (2006) Darden Smith – Stronger (live) from Ojo (2007) David Sanborn – Jesus from Another Hand (1991) Slick Rick – Hey Young World from The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988) Taxiride – Get Set from Imaginate (1999) Cotton Mather – Lily Dreams On from Kontiki (1997) Dan Bern – Jerusalem from Dan Bern (1993) David Lindley – Your Old Lady (live) from El Rayo-X Live! (1999) Fee Waybill – You’re Still Laughing from Read My Lips (1984) The Boneshakers – Pouring Gasoline On A Burning Man from Shake the Planet (1998) The Blind Boys Of Alabama – You Got To Move from Down in New Orleans (2008) Marshall Crenshaw – Little Sister (live) from Field Day Remix EP (1983) Five Easy Pieces – Something To Believe from Five Easy Pieces (1998) Eels – Things The Grandchildren Should Know from Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (2005)

The Friday Mixtape: 9/5/08

Robyn – Konichiwa Bitches from Robyn (2008) Charlie Parker – My Little Suede Shoes from Talkin’ Bird (1999) Billy Pilgrim – Lady of the Mist from Bloom (1995) Jeff Beck – Thelonius from Blow by Blow (1975) Dr. John – Now That You Got Me from Creole Moon (2001) Little Feat – A Apolitical Blues (live) from Waiting for Columbus (Deluxe Edition) (2002) Big Country – Sail Into Nothing from Why the Long Face (1995) Paul Westerberg – $100 Groom from Folker (2004) Glamour Camp – She Did It from Glamour Camp (1989) Gigolo Aunts – Easy Reader from Flippin’ Out (1994) Ronnie Lane – One for the Road from Just for a Moment (2007) Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working, Part One from Fathers & Sons (1969) Robert Plant – Funny in My Mind (I Believe I’m Fixin’ to Die) from Dreamland (2002) Glen Phillips – Cleareyed from Winter Pays for Summer (2005) The Clumsy Lovers – London Bridge from Smart Kid (2005) Robert Palmer – Casting A Spell from Heavy Nova (1988)

The Friday Mixtape: 8/22/08 (Bootleg Edition)

AC/DC – Whole Lotta Rosie (live) from Live in Concert (1978) Al Anderson – I Want Your Body from Got Myself in Trouble Again Brian Wilson – Smart Girls from Sweet Insanity (1991) David & David – Everything Is Complicated from Ruffs (1987) Devo – Blockhead (live) from Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan (1980) Harry Nilsson – Coconut (live) from Sings for the BBC (1975) Husker Du – Celebrated Summer (live) from Supernova (1987) Jeff Beck – People Get Ready (live) from Live at B.B. King’s (2004) Jon Brion – Everything Makes You Sad from Demos Led Zeppelin – Misty Mountain Hop (live) from The Final Cut (1979) Elton John – Honky Cat (live) from Live at Madison Square Garden Liz Phair – 6 Dick Pimp from Girlysound Tape 1 Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (live) from Immortality of the Soul: Live at Budokan (1979) Norah Jones – Crazy (live) from House of Blues (2002) Patti Smith – Gloria (live) from 5.13.79 (1979) Roxy Music – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall from …

The Friday Mixtape: 8/15/08

Bruce Hornsby – The Show Goes On (live) Bruce Hornsby – Gonna Be Some Changes Made/Brick House (live) Bruce Hornsby – Swan Song (live) Bruce Hornsby – Tangled Up in Blue (live) Bruce Hornsby – Dear Mr. Fantasy (live) Bruce Hornsby – Every Little Kiss (live) Bruce Hornsby – Harbor Lights (live) Bruce Hornsby – I Will Walk With You (live) Bruce Hornsby – Imagine (live) Bruce Hornsby – Man Smart, Woman Smarter (live) Bruce Hornsby – Terrapin Station (live) Bruce Hornsby – Dreamland (live) Bruce Hornsby – The Boxer (live) Bruce Hornsby – My Foolish Heart (live) Bruce Hornsby – Mandolin Rain (live solo) Bruce Hornsby – We’ll Be Together Again (live)