Tracks : Wiping the mat

A mix for Celeste LeCompte. I always come back to some tracks, but this has more new songs than old, I’d say.

  1. Rain on a tin roof
  2. The Evil One – James Blood Ulmer
  3. No One Gonna Honor Kill My Baby (But Me) – The Kominas
  4. Chaal Baby – Red Baraat
  5. American Dreamin’ – Jay-Z & Music Without Borders
  6. Desafinado – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paula Morelenbaum/Jobim
  7. Survive It – Ghostpoet
  8. The Part You Throw Away – Tom Waits
  9. The Green Pastures – William Tyler
  10. 1445 Blue Lead Fences – Loch Lomond
  11. If I Had A Million Dollars – Miss Erika
  12. Cornbread And Butterbeans (Album Version) – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  13. Just squeeze me – Ella Fitzgerald
  14. All Night Long – Pert Near Sandstone
  15. Kithkin – Ampersand
  16. You Go Running – Deep Sea Diver

Tracks : To Weather The Winter Storm

I made a variant of this mix a little more than a month ago for a very different (and now obsolete) purpose. I recently received some mixes from very dear friends and it made me want to revisit this playlist and shift it around a bit. The old one was called “To whither, the winter storm?” I’ve de-punned it and hopefully it will get me through the winter (I’m sure we’re just in the calm before now…)

  1. Runaway – Imperial Teen
  2. Chicago – Tom Waits
  3. Fallen and Falling – The Ladybug Transistor
  4. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
  5. I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  6. Snowden’s Jig [Genuine Negro Jig] – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  7. Somebody Stole My Hoo-Too-Foo-To-Boo-To-Bah! – Dr. Seuss
  8. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair – They Might Be Giants
  9. No Rest For The Weary – Blues Scholars
  10. Elegy – Hey Marseilles
  11. Romance – Wild Flag
  12. Up Up Up – Givers
  13. Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men

tracks [End of Semester Survival Kit Edition]

This one’s for Liz, slogging her way through the semester’s end.

  1. Work Song (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
  2. Big River (Johnny Cash)
  3. Harem In Tuscany (Gogol Bordello)
  4. Turkish Mambo (Lennie Tristano)
  5. Temptation (Tom Waits)
  6. Just squeeze me (Ella Fitzgerald)
  7. History Repeating (Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey)
  8. Tank! (Yoko Kanno)
  9. This Year’s Kisses (Billie Holiday and Lester Young)
  10. Barbes-Brooklyn (Stephane Wrembel)
  11. I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
  12. P.P. (Ornette Coleman)
  13. Alala (Cansei de Ser Sexy)
  14. North American Scum (LCD Soundsystem)
  15. Money, Money, Money (ABBA)
  16. D’yer Mak’er (Led Zeppelin)
  17. Love Potion Number 9 (The Searchers)
  18. The Dull Flame Of Desire (Bj:0uml;rk feat. Antony)
  19. Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
  20. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles)

tracks [Hell to Heaven and Places Between]

For Rhode’s birthday and quite late, for which I apologize.

  1. Everybody Smokes In Hell (Paul Kotheimer)
  2. Been To Hell (comp. Phil Kline, from texts by Vietnam vets)
  3. Devil’s Haircut (Beck)
  4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Ella Fitzgerald)
  5. Reckless Night on Board An Ocean Liner (Raymond Scott)
  6. On Peanuts Playground (Wynton & Ellis Marsalis)
  7. Me, Myself And I (Billie Holiday)
  8. Red Hill Mining Town (U2)
  9. Big Rock Candy Mountain (from the O Brother soundtrack)
  10. Young At Heart (Tom Waits)
  11. Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
  12. A Christmas Carol (comp. Charles Ives, perf. Jan Degaetani)
  13. Air (comp. J.S. Bach, perf. Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin)
  14. Seven Steps to Heaven (perf. Cassandra Wilson)
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
  16. Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis)
  17. Monkey Gone to Heaven (The Pixies)

Yes, “Seven Steps” is meant to be on there twice! I love that song…

Amy Is Now In Lesotho

That’s right, and here is some music for her.

  1. All Or Nothing — Casey Dienel
  2. My Beloved Monster — Eels
  3. You have a long journey ahead of you — Samrat Chakrabarti/Sudipto Chatterjee (feat. Tanmay Dhanania and Anand Sarwate)
  4. Is You Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? — Dinah Washington (Rae and Christian Remix)
  5. Skokiaan — Louis Armstrong
  6. Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying ‘Bout That Girl — The Kinks
  7. Once in Love with Amy — Frank Sinatra
  8. Walk Or Ride — The Ditty Bops
  9. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea — Neutral Milk Hotel
  10. Noah’s Pub — Paul Kotheimer
  11. Les lumiéres Pt. 2 — Bell Orchestre
  12. Everything I Have Is Yours — Billie Holiday
  13. Sound And Vision — David Bowie
  14. O Boundless, Boundless Evening — Samuel Barber/Thomas Hampson
  15. That Old Black Magic — Ella Fitzgerald
  16. Hymne L’Amour — Edith Pïaf
  17. Obsolete — MC Solaar

tracks : raising a ruckus with bears!

This is for an old friend with whom I’ve fallen out of touch. Hopefully they’ll like it.

  1. It’s Oh So Quiet — Björk
  2. Karmacoma — Massive Attack
  3. Cafe “La Humidad” — Roberto Goyeneche
  4. The Upward March — The Bell Orchestre
  5. Sappho — Dave Douglas
  6. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho — Medeski, Martin, and Wood
  7. Sister Kate — The Ditty Bops
  8. Mission to Moscow — The Hot Club of Cowtown
  9. Back In The USSR — The Beatles
  10. She Turns Me On — Jim’s Big Ego
  11. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight — Bob Dylan
  12. The Two Women — Paul Kotheimer
  13. “Uh-Oh, Chango!”/White History Month — Don Byron
  14. Too Late — Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek feat. RES
  15. Raga Tilak Kamod – Shruti Sadolikar Katkar
  16. The Wind That Shakes The Barley — Dead Can Dance
  17. Hora Ca la Ursari — Taraf de Haïdouks
  18. Stay Loose (Lyrics Born remix) — Jimmy Smith
  19. Rebels of the Sacred Heart — Flogging Molly

tracks [a night in the life]

This is a mix for my dear friend Sin. It’s a little more episodic than the other two. Again, a mix of old standbys and some newer things.

Wrath, Ire, Fury
1. Dies Irae (Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/G. Verdi)
2. Misery Is A Butterfly (Blonde Redhead)
3. How Fucking Romantic (The Magnetic Fields)
4. Angel With An Attitude (The Ditty Bops)
5. Just One Of Those Things (Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter)
6. He’s Funny That Way (Billie Holiday)
7. Dodi (Don Byron)
8. Skokiaan (Louis Armstrong)
9. Ibid, Désmarches, Ibid (DJ Spooky)
10. Tancas serradas a muru (Dawn Upshaw/Osvaldo Golijov)
11. Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Les Negresses Vertes)
12. Fame (David Bowie)
13. Obsolete (MC Solaar)
14. Remind Me (Röyksopp)
15. In The Waiting Line (Zero 7)
16. Shiki No Uta (Minmi & Nujabes)
17. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)
18. Auch Kleine Dinge (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Hugo Wolf)
19. Autopsicografia (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
20. Desafinado (Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paula Morelenbaum/Jobim)

tracks [Rhode to Cincy]

This is for a Rhode trip to Cincinnati. I tried to branch out on this one a little bit more in terms of artists. I haven’t given it a test drive yet, but I’m sure someone will give me feedback on it.

1. Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello)
2. The Purple People Eater (Sheb Wooley)
3. Inflammatory Writ (Joanna Newsom)
4. Stone Cold Dead In The Market (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan)
5. Old Car Blues (Paul Kotheimer)
6. Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
7. Moon Over The Freeway (The Ditty Bops)
8. A Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy)
9. Kaze Wo Atsumete (Happy End)
10. Prelude in E Major [WTC Book I] (Glenn Gould/J.S. Bach)
11. Fugue in E Major [WTC Book I] (Glenn Gould/J.S. Back)
12. Azerbaijan Love Song (Dawn Upshaw/Luciano Berio)
13. Tank! (Yoko Kanno)
14. Qui Veut (Ol’Kainry)
15. Dancing In The Street (David Bowie and Mick Jagger)
16. Saturday Night Fish Fry (Buddy Guy)
17. She Caught The Katy (The Blues Brothers)
18. Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)
19. I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
20. I’ll Follow The Sun (Don Byron/The Beatles)

tracks [traveling thither and yon]

One of three compilations on which I’m working, and the first to be finished. This is for Deb — a fanciful voyage thither and yon, since she can’t seem to stay in one place for more than a year. Pretty standard stuff — I always pick the same few artists over and over again.

1. Mona Liao Announcement (Michael Ouellette/Carolyn Chen)
2. Get Out Of Town (Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter)
3. Positively 4th Street (Bob Dylan)
4. Downtown Train (Tom Waits)
5. Come Back From San Francisco (Magnetic Fields)
6. Road To Nowhere (Talking Heads)
7. Alabama-Song (Ute Lemper/Kurt Weill)
8. Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
9. Take The A Train (Duke Ellington)
10. Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
11. A Foggy Day (Dakota Staton)
12. Le Bateau Ivre (Charlie Hunter Quintet)
13. Siberian Sleighride (Raymond Scott)
14. Thousands Are Sailing (The Pogues)
15. Fujiyama (Dave Brubeck)
16. Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
17. World Weary (Noël Coward)

tracks XI

Two mixes, one for leaving, and one for arriving. Not strongly themed via the text, but I think via the mood. At least for me. These are for a certain someone embarking on a neverending journey of school (i.e. an MD/PhD program):

1. The Last Empertor (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
2. Solitude (Billie Holiday)
3. Cavaleiro Monge (Tom Jobim)
4. Surabaya Johnny (Dagmar Krause)
5. If You Can’t Eat You Got To (Leonard Bernstein)
6. Silver Lining (Stiff Little Fingers)
7. Home (Zero 7)
8. Sparks (Röyksopp)
9. I Wish I Had An Evil Twin (Magnetic Fields)
10. Lied eines Freudenmädchens (Gisela May)
11. Nickel under the foot (P.J. Harvey)
12. Uleg-Khem (Huun-Huur-Tu/Kronos)
13. Such Great Heights (Postal Service)
14. Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman)
15. Ghost (Neutral Milk Hotel)
16. Vayl Ikh Bin A Yidele (Brave Old World)

1. Ever After (Sondheim)
2. The Girl from Ipanema (Pizzicato Five)
3. Hashmal (John Zorn/Masada)
4. I Feel So Smoochie (Kurt Elling)
5. Four, for Tango (Piazzolla/Kronos)
6. Salvatore Amato (Bell Orchestre)
7. Here Comes a Special Boy (Freezepop)
8. Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals (Raymond Scott)
9. Golliwog’s Cake-Walk (Debussy)
10. Happy Feet (Paolo Conte)
11. Sonata No. 10 for 2 cellos — Allegro Prestissimo (Barriere/Ma+McFerrin)
12. I’m Old Fashioned (Dinah Shore)
13. Mr. P.C. (Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross)
14. S’iz Kaydankes (Brave Old World)
15. Gimme Some Lovin’ (Blues Brothers)
16. Chapter 8 -Seashore and Horizon- (Cornelius)
17. Straighten Up And Fly Right (Nat King Cole)
18. Zigeuner (Noel Coward)
19. Someone To Watch Over You (Frank Sinatra)
20. Wright Brothers Rag (Wynton & Ellis Marsalis)
21. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Billie Holiday)