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Wednesday Afternoon Music Club

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At the instigation of James Wheeler, some members of the Design Studio have begun a mix tape swap known as the Wednesday Afternoon Music Club. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the first month’s submissions:

“I Do Not Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll” is a meandering ride through the old South, with a heavy dose of bayou blues.

  1. “Baby Please Don’t Go” – Mississippi Fred McDowell
  2. “Big Black Cadillac Blues” – Lightnin’ Hopkins
  3. “Automobile” – John Prine
  4. “They’re Red Hot” – Robert Johnson
  5. “James River Blues” – Old Crow Medicine Show
  6. “James Alley Blues” – David Johansen & Harry Smiths
  7. “Spike Driver Blues” – Mississippi John Hurt
  8. “Little School Song” – Tom Dutson
  9. “Minor Swing” – Django Reinhardt
  10. “Bottle Up and Go” – John Lee Hooker
  11. “Five Long Years for One Man” – Odea Matthews
  12. “Elvis Presley Blues” – Gillian Welch
  13. “Erie Canal” – Bruce Springsteen
  14. “In My Time of Dyin'” – Bob Dylan
  15. “Black Betty” – James Baker
  16. “Pick a Bale of Cotton” – Leadbelly
  17. “Empire State Express” – Son House
  18. “Feeling Good” – Nina Simone
  19. “Praise God I’m Satisfied” – Blind Willie Johnson
  20. “Right On That Shore” – Lightnin’ Hopkins
  21. “Gin Soaked Boy” – Tom Waits
  22. “Cocaine” – Dick Justice
  23. “St. James Infirmary” – Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
  24. “Muddy Water” – Keb’ Mo’
  25. “Louisiana Blues” – Muddy Waters
  26. “I Ain’t Got No Home” – Woodie Guthrie

“Country In The Slight” is an adventurous, rock-pop selection with a moody, contemplative side:

  1. “Another Travelin’ Song” – Bright Eyes
  2. “Lowdown” – My Morning Jacket
  3. “Stinging Velvet” – Neko Case
  4. “To Go Home” – M. Ward
  5. “Golden” – My Morning Jacket
  6. “The Brute Choir” – Palace Music
  7. “Cursed Sleep” – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  8. “Wolves” – Phosphorescent
  9. “The Well” – Smog
  10. “Falling Out” – Ween
  11. “It’s a Crime I Never Told You About the Diamonds in Your Eyes” – The Black Heart Procession
  12. “Sweet Darlin'” – She & Him
  13. “The Party’s Over” – Phosphorescent

“Shining Like A National Guitar” is a sunny summery mix of sometimes love songs:

  1. “Graceland” – Paul Simon
  2. “Dream” – Priscilla Ahn
  3. “Love Is No Big Truth” – Kings of Convenience
  4. “How Long Do I Have to Wait For You?” – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  5. “Communion Cups and Someone’s Coat” – Iron & Wine
  6. “Like Castanets” – Bishop Allen
  7. “If You Want to Sing Out” – Cat Stevens
  8. “Wedding Dress” – Sam Amidon
  9. “Bernadette” – Arrah and the Ferns
  10. “Shadows” – Au Revoir Simone
  11. “Red Rocking Chair” – Emma Beaton
  12. “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Nina Simone
  13. “To Be Still” – Alela Diane
  14. “Awake My Soul” – Mumford & Sons
  15. “Those Rusty Drums” – Black Bear
  16. “Combing My Hair in a Brand New Style” – Jim White
  17. “Multiply (In a Minor Key)” – Jamie Lidell
  18. “Her Morning Elegance” – Oren Lavie
  19. “I Want You Back” – Jackson 5
  20. “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning” – Andrew Bird

“Chansons de l’Etoile du Nord” is an energetic trip up north to the great state of Minnesota:

  1. “Wire” – Gospel Gossip
  2. “Let’s Go!” – The Hopefuls
  3. “Straight to Video” – Chris Koza
  4. “The Places I’m From” – The Alarmists
  5. “Highways” – Target Market
  6. “Paradise Knife Fights” – Vampire Hands
  7. “Hang The All” – Tapes ‘N Tapes
  8. “I Am An Architect” – Stnnng
  9. “Get Real” – Hockey Night
  10. “Traffic” – Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles
  11. “Trouble No More” – Dark Dark Dark
  12. “Duluth” – Trampled by Turtles
  13. “What I Don’t Want to Know” – Mike Gunther
  14. “In Your City” – Mason Jennings
  15. “Skyway” – Jeremy Messersmith
  16. “Death Ballad” – Aby Wolf
  17. “Cockeyed Cookie Pusher” – Fog
  18. “Apollo” – Yer Cronies
  19. “Garden” – One For the Team
  20. “O Mexico” – Dosh
  21. ” 5 Months Too Long” – Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps
  22. “Rain Parade” – Vicious Vicious
  23. “Her Neon Heart” – The Soviettes

“I Still Got My Tub” dips and soft-shoes into the world of swing and soul:

  1. “Staying In Love” – Raphael Saadiq
  2. “Who Is He” – Bill Withers
  3. “She Breaks” – Booker T.
  4. “Release Me” – Esther Phillips
  5. “Didn’t I” – Darondo
  6. “Big Easy” – Raphael Saadiq
  7. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson
  8. “Better Git It In Your Soul” – Charles Mingus
  9. “It Makes No Difference Now” – The Supremes
  10. “Darn That Dream” – Miles Davis
  11. “Jupiter” – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  12. “What’d I Say Pt. I & II” – Ray Charles
  13. “Freddie Freeloader” – Miles Davis
  14. “Dirty Little Secret” – Katharine Whalen

“Americana” is a rambling, identity-seeking journey through the American Dream:

  1. “Heads Carolina, Tails California” – Jo Dee Messina
  2. “Nowhere To Hide” – Trampled by Turtles
  3. “Walking To New Orleans” – Fats Domino
  4. “When the Levee Breaks” – Led Zeppelin
  5. “Let Your Troubles Roll By” – Carbon Leaf
  6. “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. “My Mississippi” – Jeff Bates
  8. “Miami” – Counting Crows
  9. “Oh, Atlanta” – Alison Krauss & Union Station
  10. “Sweet Southern Comfort” – Buddy Jewell
  11. “Birmingham” – Drive-By Truckers
  12. “American Tune” – Paul Simon
  13. “Summertime” – Janis Joplin
  14. “New World Blues” – Gov’t Mule
  15. “Streets of Philadelphia” – Bruce Springsteen
  16. “Empire State” – Guster
  17. “America, the Beautiful” – Black Label Society

“Can’t Sing” gets fun and funky with some eclectic, playful tunes:

  1. “Jeffe 2000” – Galactic
  2. “Bone Delay” – Mike Gordon
  3. “These Pockets Are People” – Electrelane
  4. “Inaugural Pop Music for Jane Margaret Byrne” – Sufjan Stevens
  5. “The Beach That Leads to Your Shore” – Mick Turner/Tren Bros.
  6. “Church of Logic” – Medeski, Martin & Wood
  7. “Avalon” – Sigur Ros
  8. “/=/” – Andrew Bird
  9. “LaLlorona” – DeVotchKa
  10. “Our Spring is Sweet Not Fleeting” – Of Montreal
  11. “Wounded Knee” – Primus
  12. “A Tear for Eddie” – Ween
  13. “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon” – The Flaming Lips

You can find this same list here, and I will try to keep it updated as the musical wondrousness that is the Wednesday Afternoon Music Club continues.

Discussion

3 thoughts on “Wednesday Afternoon Music Club

  1. What album did you get “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning” – Andrew Bird from? I’d to find him doing Django’s Minor Swing!

    Posted by Ky | December 21, 2009, 3:53 pm

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