Southland Summer- A Mixtape

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Growing up, summer was synonymous with music in my house.  The soundtrack was a mixture of the down home roots of Prairie Home Companion, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, and the southern gumbo of Little Feat. I’ve probably heard the refrain of “Oh Atlanta” more times than I will ever set foot in the state of Georgia for a lifetime, and that’s a title that both Alison Krauss and Little Feat share.

So i guess it’s to be expected that I’ve always been partial to happy music, summer music that brings me back to childhood, and songs that seem to tug just a little tighter in the midst of summer.  Now, with the dog days of summer upon us, I thought I’d put together a  mixtape. Part southern barbecue, part sitting on the back porch watching the sunset, and incredibly warm. Track list, Spotify playlist* and link after the jump.

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Treat Her Fine: A Mixtape

As finals draw near and the first semester comes to a close, here’s a little playlist to get you through.

1. Hank – Treat Her Right (off of Tied to the Tracks)

2. Maybe Baby (Buddy Holly Cover) – Justin Townes Earle (off of Rave On Buddy Holly)

3. Let’s Go Young – Hundred Visions (off of Permanent Basement)

4. Don’t Stop Loving Me Now (Floating Action Cover) – Juston Stens (via Everybody Taste)

5. Who’s Gonna Find Me – The Coral (off of Roots and Echoes)

6. Thought and Commonsense – Cheers Elephant ( off of Like Wind Blows Fire)

7. Where’d All the Time Go – Dr. Dog (off of Shame, Shame)

8. 50 Lashes – Floating Action (off of Floating Action)

9. Lonely Lonely Night – Juston Stens (off of Trash or Treasure)

10. California – Cheers Elephant (off of Man Is Nature)

11. Hot Love – T. Rex (off of Electric Warrior)

12. You Never Know – Wilco (off of Wilco)

13. Leaves, Trees, Forest – Dan Mangan (off of Oh, Fortune)

14. No Voodoo- Allah-Las (off of Allah-Las)

15. Soul Sister – Allen Toussaint (off of Life, Love And Faith)

16. In Living Color – Lands & Peoples (off of Pop Guilt)

17. Big Bad Love – Andrew Combs (off of Worried Man)

18. Leap – The Cave Singers (off of Welcome Joy)

19. You Had Me At Hello – Mystery Jets (off of Radlands)

20. You Silly Git – Dan Mangan (off of Nice, Nice, Very Nice)

21. Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen (off of Nebraska)

Listen to it on Spotify

Treat Her Fine (.zip file)

Homecoming: An Envisioned Soundtrack

A soldier arrives home from Afghanistan to find his lost high school love. Problem is she’s marrying another man, old ghosts of the past linger the town, it’s the perpetual misty fall/winter of New England. Hearts will be mended, hearts will be broken. The envisioned soundtrack.

1. Friends Like Those – Robert Ellis – from Photographs

2. S’posin – Fats Waller – from The Joint Is Jumpin’

3. North Side Girl – JD McPherson – from Signs & Signifiers

4. I’ve Never Found A Girl – Eddie Floyd – from I’ve Never Found A Girl

5. Don’t Tell All Our Friends About Me – Blake Mills – from Honey I’m Home Live Sessions

6. Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now – Johnnie Taylor – from Who’s Making Love

7. Something Biblical – Andrew Bird – from Hands of Glory

8. Standin’  (Townes Van Zandt Cover) – Vetiver – from Live at Glasslands 9/21/12

9. She Lit A Fire – Lord Huron – from Lonesome Dreams

10. Time And Time Again – Bahamas – from Barchords

11. Cheers (Blake Mills Cover) – Floating Action – from ???

12. Some Things Never Change – Robert Francis – from Strangers In The First Place

13. Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes – from Cream of the Crop

14. Pain In My Heart – Otis Redding – from Pain In My Heart

15. Cemetery – Robert Ellis – from Photographs

Homecoming: An Envisioned Soundtrack (Full Playlist .zip file)

Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances, A Mixtape

Art of the Song presents Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances, a free mix for your downloading pleasure! Perfectly calibrated to get those hips shakin’ and feet tappin’, play this on your speakers and get ready to dance the night away!  If you’re feeling lucky, just click the picture for the download, or wait til after the tracklisting to click the link below. 

Please note that it’s a zip file, and won’t have the proper track order, but if you put all the songs on your itunes, then click the Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances.m3u file, iTunes does the work for you. Now that’s what I call Doin’ It Right!

Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances :

1. Hang Fire – The Rolling Stones
2. Coming Back to Me Baby – James Carr
3. Pressure Drop – Robert Palmer
4. Keep On Movin’ – King Tuff
5. Doin’ It, Right – Cheers Elephant
6. Hit and Miss – The Tins
7. 100 Yard Dash – Raphael Saadiq
8. Black Snake – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
9. Soulless- Fake Problems
10. I’ve Got To Convince Myself – Allen Toussaint
11. Morning Crimes – Theme Park
12. Caught Me Thinkin’ – Bahamas
13. Fantasized – Robert Cray
14. Happy Pills – Norah Jones
15. Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
16. Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
17. Ophelia (from The Last Waltz) – The Band
18. Act Nice & Gentle – The Black Keys
19. The Night Before – The Beatles
20. Please Be It – The Generationals
21. Hold On! I’m Comin’ – B.B. King & Eric Clapton 

Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances.zip