Another month, another mix. This one may be brief, but it sure makes up for it in substance. A damn good mix from our contributors this month. Special thanks to Phil Norman for the cover art from his childhood. As always drunken rambling comments strongly encouraged.
Title: Hard Times
Artist: Gillian Welch
Album (year): The Harrow & The Harvest (2011)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Hard times ain’t gonna rule my mind no more. If only I could remember that, maybe times wouldn’t be so hard.
Title: Merrimack County II
Artist: Tom Rush
Album (Year): Merrimack County (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Was recently turned on to Tom Rush by a friend and found a few LPs at a used book store. This tune is off one of those albums
Artist: Bob Frank
Album: Bob Frank (1972, Remastered 2014)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Bob Frank’s self titled debut album took elements of Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Ian Tyson and filtered it through a pot-smoked haze. He spent many a stoned evening staggering alone through the mid-south urban gothic landscape of church steps and sleaze bars, with his guitar glued to his arm. Songs would emerge from dreams or drunken visions. And they were great songs, like this one, the marvellous opening track Wino.
Title: Cold Turkey
Artist: John Lennon
Album (year): The John Lennon Collection (1982)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I was jonesin’ for my FBFY earlier this month, so this song seems appropriate. Also, Turkey Day!
Title: Great Blue C
Artist: The 442’s
Album (year): The 442’s (2014)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Kids all over are holding hands, snapping their fingers, and drinking double chocolate malteds; all while swinging and swaying to the sonic stylings of The 442’s. You’re gonna dig their modern sound. So get with it – take this disc for a test drive to the soda shop! Later you can ask your doctor why you don’t have three hands like everyone else.
The 442′s are based in St. Louis, and combine two members of the St. Louis Symphony with two members from the Erin Bode Group. Adam Maness writes songs and plays guitar, accordion, melodica and glockenspiel; Shawn Weil is on violin, Bjorn Ranheim on cello and Sydney Rodway on bass. This album is a trip with stops in classical, folk, jazz, and surrealism.
Title: “Camp Pendleton”
Artist: Camper Van Beethoven
Album (year): El Camino Real (2014)
Submitted By: TheSecondSingle
Comments: My favorite song off the newest CVB album. A little more Cracker sounding than CVB, but that’s never a bad thing.
Title: Long After Tonite’s Candles Are Blown
Artist: Comet Gain
Album (year): Paperback Ghosts (2014)
Submitted by: Simon @simon2307
Comments: Seemed an appropriate choice given this weeks news from the cosmos and what’s more it’s one of my most played tracks of 2014 from Comet Gain who’s back catalogue is a wonderfully eclectic experience if you’re not familiar.
Title: Socking Soul Power
Artist: Simtec & Wylie
Album (1969): 45 single
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: single 45 backed with Stay With Me For Better Or Worse
Simtec & Wylie were an American soul duo from Chicago active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The group was composed of Walter “Simtec” Simmons and Wylie Dixon
Title: Love That I Got
Artist: Strange Majik
Album (2015): Lights On
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: From the upcoming Strange Majik (AKA David Pattillo of The Dead Exs) LP “Lights On.” Love That I Got features the lovely Fiona Silver
Title: Cry Over You
Artist: Tami Neilson
Album (year): Dynamite! (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer
Title: Cat Fur
Artist: The Rulers Of The Root
Album (year): 2014
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: First album from some veterans of the Glasgow music scene backing up the weird and wonderful lyrics of Patrick Gillies.
Title: Please Let Me Let It Go
Artist: Barr Brothers
Album (year): Sleeping Operator (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: A plea for salvation so beautifully judged in pace that I’ll grant it to them. The hints of Neville Brothers in the vocals sealed the deal. Can I hear an AMEN? Or at least an ATIN
Title: Peggy Legg
Artist: Terry Allen
Album: Human Remains (1996)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: November – a month for family gatherings and reflections of things for which we’re thankful. A turkey leg to eat and even one good leg with which to dance.
Title: Dishonest Jenny
Artist: The Faults
Album (year): De-Fault 2001
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Back with another Knoxville band, I can’t help it. I’ve gotta be real honest here, I’ve been working on the artwork for the new Mic Harrison and the High Score record, and in doing so I’ve been going thru the last 10 years worth of photos I’ve taken of that band. I get all emotional, it’s like going thru family photos. BUT I know over the last couple of years I’ve submitted several Mic Harrison and the High Score songs to FBFY so instead I decided to go a few years prior to a different band…with some of the same members. I’ve been going so far back in time, of course my pick this month goes back over 10 years.
P.S There is some current “The Faults” facebook if you search for them but that is a different band. This is Mic Harrison, Robbie Trosper, Paxton Sellers and either Jeff Bills or Jason Peters (depending on the time)