This is part two of last weeks Mixtape Monday: More Nutrients Than A Can Of Soup. This part includes a great remix of a Frank Sinatra song, assisted by Jurassic 5, as well as more numbers by the Allman Brothers Band, Bruce Springsteen, Lyle Lovett, Lou Rawls, and O.V. Wright, as well as some great numbers by Sublime, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones, The Gaslight Anthem, Sam Cooke, and Bob Marley. The mix after the jump.
22. I Get A Kick Out of You (Frank Sinatra vs. Jurassic 5)- DJ erb
This track has been getting repeated plays ever since I found this track in spring of last year, possibly the best remix of either J5 or Frank Sinatra out there, great reworking of the source sample.
23. Fire- Bruce Springsteen
This little number is one of the best songs Bruce never put on an album. A simple chord progression and a short song, its the lyrics that really win you over.
24. Hang Fire- The Rolling Stones
This is what a band sounds like when they’re on top of the world. Hang Fire never became a colloquialism, but i’d be damned if it doesn’t sound fun.
25. Dancing in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen
One of Bruce’s most overproduced and inspiring songs, this song perfectly carries the Springsteen theme of darkness lurking under the hope in his songs, and its simple drum beat makes you want to move.
26. 54-46 That’s My Number/ Ball and Chain- Sublime
All in all, Sublime was a great cover band, and they weren’t afraid to take on the big ones, from Grateful Dead’s Scarlet Begonia’s to Bob Marley’s Trenchtown Rock to this Toots and the Maytals number which they turn into a great grooving medley
27. Could You Be Loved (12” mix)- Bob Marley
Bob Marley will be forever known as a reggae musician, but this is one of the most successful forays into a disco-type sound by any mainstream performer, this 12 ” mix features a lengthened instrumental bridge, a nice little breakdown counterpart to the song.
28. Stop That Train- Bob Marley and Peter Tosh
A great tune from the early Wailer days when Peter Tosh and Bob Marley were a collaborative force and their vocal harmonies were among the best out of any musical group.
29. Semi-Suite- Tom Waits
Perfect arrangement around a jazzy-lounge vocal performance by Waits before his voice dropped into his lowest growly octaves, an ode to those who’s love is limited to men who spend their lives driving trucks around the country.
30. An Acceptable Level of Ecstasy (The Wedding Song)- Lyle Lovett
From his debut album, this number already has in place the musical trademarks that would become hallmarks of Lyle Lovett, an enjoyable understated performance.
31. Old White Lincoln- The Gaslight Anthem
A Bruce Springsteen for the new generation, the similarities don’t start and end in their home state (N.J.), their lead singer, Brian Fallon sounds like a young Bruce, and his lyrical style and use of archetypes of girls and cars are right up in Springsteen’s alley.
32. I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled & Crazy- O.V. Wright
A warm soulful performance of this old blues classic, with a bubbly bassline and punchy horns to boot.
33. Stormy Monday- The Allman Brothers Band
A slow blues burner from their Live at the Fillmore East album proving themselves not only to be great lead instrumentalists, but great backing musicians as well.
34. Going to Chicago Blues- Lou Rawls
An upbeat live blues foot-tapper from the baritone crooner.
35. Tennessee Waltz- Sam Cooke
From Live at the Copa, this cover is performed to perfection by Sam Cooke with his inimitable vocal dynamic and features a great backing band.