If you’ve ever wondered what Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like together, this southern soul gem is for you.  "Mercy, Mercy", off of See-Saw, Don Covay’s 1966 LP reportedly has the young Mr. Hendrix playing session man (though Covay was reportedly no slouch himself). What sticks out even more though is Covay’s tenacious shout-speak bluesy wail, which played a large influence on Mick Jagger’s vocal style.  The song itself is a funky-blues gumbo, something you’d expect to hear come out of roadside bars in the Louisiana night. Both Wilson Pickett and The Rolling Stones would later cover it, but the original is a definitive lost classic.

Mercy, Mercy – Don Covay 

Heartache, Heartbreak

 

1. One Rainy Wish- Jimi Hendrix

One Rainy Wish- Jimi Hendrix

2. Back To Where I Started- Derek Trucks Band

Back Where I Started- Derek Trucks Band

3.  Promises- Eric Clapton

Promises- Eric Clapton

4. Caught by the River- Doves

Caught by the River- Doves

5. Every Night- Paul McCartney

Every Night- Paul McCartney

6. So You’re Leaving- Al Green

So You’re Leaving- Al Green

7. Jealous Guy- Donny Hathaway

Jealous Guy- Donny Hathaway

8. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)- Otis Redding

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)- Otis Redding

9. Love In Vain- The Rolling Stones

Love In Vain- The Rolling Stones

10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman- Derek and the Dominoes

Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live)- Derek And the Dominoes

11. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart- Al Green

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart- Al Green

12. Baby, Baby, Baby- Aretha Franklin

Baby, Baby, Baby- Aretha Franklin

13. I Want You- Bruce Springsteen

I Want You- Bruce Springsteen

14. Burning of the Midnight Lamp- Jimi Hendrix

Burning of the Midnight Lamp- Jimi Hendrix

15. Layla- Derek and the Dominoes

Layla- Derek and the Dominoes

16. This Love of Mine- Frank Sinatra

This Love Of Mine- Frank Sinatra

17. Breakin Up- G. Love

Breakin Up- G. Love

18. Oh Darling- The Beatles

Oh! Darling- The Beatles

19. In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning- Frank Sinatra

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning- Frank Sinatra

A Mixtape Monday Presentation: Cars and Trains, Boats and Planes

Introducing the themed mixtape, more music, word free. This week concerns those means of transportation. The mixtape after the jump.

Continue reading A Mixtape Monday Presentation: Cars and Trains, Boats and Planes

Turning to the News….

That’s right people, Art of the Mixtape now has a Facebook page! check it out here and as a little celebration.

New Friend Request- Gym Class Heroes

New Friend Request- Gym Class Heroes

My Friend- Jimi Hendrix

My Friend- Jimi Hendrix
Waiting on a Friend- The Rolling Stones

Waiting On A Friend- The Rolling Stones
Good Friend- Plants and Animals

Good Friend- Plants & Animals

Friends- Luke Top

Friends- Luke Top

Mostly a Friend- Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Mostly A Friend- Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Friend of the Devil- The Grateful Dead

Friend of the Devil- The Grateful Dead

My Unusual Friend- Fruit Bats

My Unusual Friend- Fruit Bats

Friend of Mine- The National

Friend Of Mine- The National

To Old Friends and New- Titus Andronicus

To Old Friends And New- Titus Andronicus

With A Little Help from My Friends- The Beatles

With A Little Help From My Friends- The Beatles