Category Archives: In the Mix

Mixed tapes and playlists.

Every Era Is Ending Early in My Morning Cup

Every Era Is Ending Early in My Morning Cup [16]

  1. Big BopperChantilly Lace [from “Hello Baby: Best of the Big Bopper” or pick any similar album]
  2. Robyn Hitchcock & the EgyptiansIf You Were a Priest [from “Element of Light“]
  3. Billy JoelYou May Be Right [from “The Essential Billy Joel“]
  4. Fleetwood MacTusk [from “Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits“]
  5. QueenCrazy Little Thing Called Love [from “Queen: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2“]
  6. Jim FergusonCharade [from “Not Just Another Pretty Bass“]
  7. Fionna AppleSleep to Dream [from “Tidal“]
  8. Crosby, Stills & NashSuite: Judy Blue Eyes [from “Crosby, Stills & Nash“]
  9. CakePerhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps [from “Fashion Nugget“]
  10. Sheryl CrowLove Is a Good Thing [from “Sheryl Crow“]
  11. Fionna AppleCriminal [from “Tidal“]
  12. WarWhy Can’t We Be Friends [from “The Very Best of War“]
  13. YelloViscous Games [from “Stella“]
  14. Jim Ferguson — I Get Along without You Very Well [from “Not Just Another Pretty Bass“]
  15. Led ZeppelinHats off to (Roy) Harper [from “Led Zeppelin III“]
  16. Jefferson AirplanePretty as You Feel [from “2400 Fulton Street“]

This CD was originally created circa 2002 for ArzooO.


Delivering a Slow Fire

Delivering a Slow Fire [17]

  1. Fleetwood MacOver My Head [from “Rumors“]
  2. Al GreenI’m Still in Love with You [from “Immortal Soul of Al Green“]
  3. Creedence Clearwater RevivalI Put a Spell on You [from “Creedence Clearwater Revival“]
  4. Bob DylanYou’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go [from “Blood on the Tracks“]
  5. SantanaSmoothe [with Rob Thomas] [from “Supernatural“]
  6. CakeLet Me Go [from “Prolonging the Magic“]
  7. Jack JohnsonBetter Together [from “In Between Dreams“]
  8. The BeatlesHoney Pie [from “The Beatles“] [also known as the white album]
  9. Holly ColeMake It Go Away [from “Dark Dear Heart“]
  10. Norman BlakeYou Are My Sunshine [from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?“] [soundtrack]
  11. TallulahOh Daddy [from “Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors“]
  12. The PoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic [from “Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings“]
  13. Janis JopinMe and Bobby McGee [from “Box of Peals: Janis Joplin Collection“]
  14. Cat StevensHard Headed Woman [from “Tea for the Tillerman“]
  15. Damian RiceThe Blower’s Daughter [from “O“]
  16. Van MorrisonI’ll Be Your Lover, Too [from “His Band and the Street Choir“]
  17. Norah JonesI’ve Got to See You Again [from “Come Away with Me“]

This CD was originally created circa 2004 for CR.



Pre-Epiphanous [16]

  1. Blossom DearieDearie‘s Blues [from “Blossom Dearie Verve Jazz Masters 51“]
  2. Tom WaitsHold On [from “Mule Variations“]
  3. Fleetwood MacOh Daddy [from “Rumors“]
  4. Kurt EllingClose Your Eyes [from “Close Your Eyes“]
  5. Bob Marley and the WailersNo Woman, No Cry [live] [from “Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers“]
  6. Ladysmith Black MambazoHow Long? [from “Shaka Zulu“]
  7. Patricia BarberI Could Eat Your Words [from “Verse“]
  8. StingBe Still My Beating Heart [from “Nothing Like the Sun“]
  9. Talking HeadsTake Me to the River [from “More Songs about Buildings and Food“]
  10. CakeStickshifts and Safetybelts [from “Fashion Nugget“]
  11. Hot Club of San FranciscoNature Boy [from “Hot Club of San Francisco“]
  12. David ByrneMy Love Is You [from “David Byrne“]
  13. Patsy ClineCrazy [from “Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits“]
  14. Sheryl CrowNo One Said It Would Be Easy [from “Tuesday Night Music“]
  15. SupertrampTwo of Us [from “Crisis?  What Crisis?“]
  16. Tom WaitsPicture in a Frame [from “Mule Variations“]

This CD was originally created circa 2003 for CR.


Digital Dawn

Digital Dawn [13]

  1. Kohachiro MiyataSanya [from “Shakuhachi – The Japanese Flute“]
  2. Irwin René Abularach-Sierra, guitar — unknown [track 1 from “Guitar Music of Three Centuries”] [good luck finding a copy of this one]
  3. Bebop and Destruction Here It Is [from “Heavy Machinery“]
  4. Holly Cole Train Song [from “Temptation“, an album of Tom Waits covers]
  5. Ahmad Jamal Ahmad’s Blues [from “Ahmad’s Blues“]
  6. Milt Buckner The Beast [from “Mulholland Drive: Original Motion Picture Score“]
  7. Irwin René Abularach-Sierra, guitar — unknown [track 4 from “Guitar Music of Three Centuries”] [probably still impossible to find]
  8. Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard [Musical Heritage Society release] — Adagio in G minor [Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni] [from “Pachelbel-Albinoni-Bach-Bonporti-Molter”] [The Doors used this song to create their “A Feast Of Friends” or “The Severed Garden”] [you should have no trouble finding recordings of this adagio, but again good luck finding this specific recording]
  9. Claudia GomezSoltarlo [Colombia] [from “A Putumayo Blend: Music from the Coffee Lands“]
  10. Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project Elvin Suite [from “Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project“]
  11. Angelo Badalamenti Jitterbug [from “Mulholland Drive: Original Motion Picture Score“]
  12. Tom Waits Get Behind the Mule [from “Mule Variations“]
  13. Yann Tiersen Le Moulin [from “Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain” score]

(Originally compiled c. 2003 as an audio test compilation.)


Mellow Pajamas in Plastic

Mellow Pajamas in Plastic [17]

  1. Peter Gabriel Come Talk to Me [from “Us“]
  2. The Beatles For No One [from “Revolver“]
  3. Cassandra Wilson Harvest Moon [Neil Young cover] [from “New Moon Daughter“]
  4. Tom Waits Picture in a Frame [from “Mule Variations“]
  5. Led Zeppelin What Is and What Should Never Be [from “Led Zeppelin II“]
  6. Pablo Neruda [poem read by Madonna] — If You Forget Me [from “Il Postino“] [soundtrack plus celebrities reading Neruda’s poetry]
  7. Erick Satie Three Gymnopedies: No.1 [from “Piano Works Volume 1“]
  8. Sheryl Crow I Shall Believe [from “Tuesday Night Music Club“]
  9. Diana Krall If I Had You [from “All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio“]
  10. Yello Rhythm Devine [from “One Second“]
  11. David Byrne My Love Is You [from “David Byrne“]
  12. Holly Cole I Want You [Tom Waits cover] [from “Temptation“] [an entire album of Tom Waits songs]
  13. Led Zeppelin Friends [from “Led Zeppelin III“]
  14. Kurt Elling Every Time We Say Goodbye [from “This Time It’s Love“]
  15. Bob Dylan Boots of Spanish Leather [from “The Times They Are a-Changin’“]
  16. Holly Cole River [Joni Mitchell cover] [from “Dark Dear Heart“]
  17. Led Zeppelin The Rain Song [from “Houses of the Holy“]

(Originally compiled circa 2002.)


A Distant Murmur

A Distant Murmur [19]

  1. Three Dog Night Never Been to Spain [from “The Best of Three Dog Night“]
  2. Al Green Tired of Being Alone [from “Immortal Soul of Al Green“] [box set]
  3. Mel Tormé [with Artie Shaw] — What Is this Thing Called Love? [from “‘Spoon & Groove“] [I have this on “All Star Jazz” but this should be the same version.]
  4. A-Ha Take Me On [from “Grosse Pointe Blank – More Music from the Film“] [soundtrack]
  5. Art of Noise Moments in Love [from “Best Of Art Of Noise“] [At least it’s on my copy; there must be multiple versions of this Best of CD.]
  6. The Edge [with Sinéad O’Connor] — Heroine (Theme from ‘Captive’) [from “Captive“] [soundtrack]
  7. The Beatles Oh! Darling [from “Abbey Road“]
  8. Holly Cole Take Me Home [Tom Waits cover] [from “Temptation“] [An entire album of Tom Waits songs.]
  9. Jackson Brown Doctor My Eyes [from “Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne”]
  10. Sarah Vaughan What a Diff’rence a Day Made [from “All Star Jazz”] [This album probably has it but lamely there is no track listing.]
  11. Richie Havens Here Comes the Sun [live] [from “Resume: The Best of Richie Havens”] [I have this on some random hippie music set. ]
  12. Jimmy Witherspoon and Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes Please Send Me Someone to Love [from “‘Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook”]
  13. Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends [live] [from “Woodstock“] [soundtrack]
  14. The Beatles Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [from “The Beatles”] [aka The White Album]
  15. Holly Cole I Want You [from “Temptation“] [I told you: an entire album of Tom Waits songs.]
  16. Billy Joel Tell Her About It [from “The Essential Billy Joel“]
  17. Holly Cole I’ve Just Seen a Face [Beatles cover] [from “Dark Dear Heart“]
  18. Diana Krall Do Nothin’ till You Hear from Me [from “Steppin’ Out“]
  19. Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians Me by the Sea [from “Ghost of a Dog“]

(Originally compiled for CR circa 2003.)


Blackstrap Molasses Whirlwind

Blackstrap Molasses Whirlwind [18]

  1. Susana Baca — [track 11; unmentioned] [from “Eco de sombras“]
  2. Cassandra Wilson Right Here, Right Now [from “Traveling Miles“]
  3. Kurt Elling The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing [from “This Time It’s Love“]
  4. Squirrel Nut Zippers Hell [from “Hot“]
  5. Paris Combo Moi, mon âme et ma conscience [from “Paris Combo“]
  6. Holly Cole I’ve Just Seen a Face [Beatles cover] [from “Dark Dear Heart“]
  7. Keoki Me [from “Ego-Trip“] [the version I have is a remix of this; I’ll keep looking for that version]
  8. Cake Hem of Your Garment [from “Prolonging the Magic“]
  9. Sheryl Crow Superstar [from “Sheryl Crow“]
  10. Kurt Elling I Feel So Smoochie [from “This Time It’s Love“]
  11. Susana Baca De los amores [from “Eco de sombras“]
  12. Cassandra Wilson Time After Time [Cyndi Lauper cover] [from “Traveling Miles“]
  13. Holly Cole Take Me Home [Tom Waits cover] [from “Temptation“] [an album of Tom Waits covers]
  14. Bob Dylan Just Like a Woman [from “Blonde on Blonde“]
  15. Blossom Dearie I Won’t Dance [from “Blossom Dearie Verve Jazz Masters 51“]
  16. Susannah McCorkle Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry [from “The Songs of Johnny Mercer“]
  17. Sheryl Crow What I Can Do for You [from “Tuesday Night Music Club“]
  18. Jethro Tull Grace [from “Minstrel in the Gallery“]

(Originally compiled for Cecilia circa 2001.)


36 Hours and a Cold Wind

36 Hours and a Cold Wind [16]

  1. Holly Cole Take Me Home [from “Temptation“]
  2. Diana Krall I’m Thru with Love [from “All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio“]
  3. Cassandra Wilson You Don’t Know What Love Is [from “Blue Light ’til Dawn“]
  4. Tom Waits Cold Cold Ground [from “Frank’s Wild Years“]
  5. Pamina Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2 – Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Pamina) [from “Mad About Sopranos“]
  6. Strunz & Farah Twilight at the Zuq [from “Primal Magic“]
  7. The Tear Garden Ascension Day [from “To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide“]
  8. Paris Combo On n’a pas besoin [from “Paris Combo“]
  9. Jen Cass Balancing Man [from “Brave Enough to Say“]
  10. Legendary Pink Dots I Love You in Your Tragic Beauty [from “Crushed Velvet Apocalypse“]
  11. Ahmad Jamal Let’s Fall in Love [from “Ahmad’s Blues“]
  12. The Beatles Till there Was You [from “With the Beatles“]
  13. John Pizzarelli I’m Confessin’ [from “Naturally“]
  14. Kurt Elling Wait Till You See Her [from “Close Your Eyes“]
  15. Thelonious Monk Trinkle Tinkle [from “The London Collection, Volume 1“] [here is The Complete London Collection]
  16. Peter Gabriel Love to Be Loved [from “Us“]

(A sketch of longing compiled perhaps circa 2000.)


The Butterfly Apocalypse

The Butterfly Apocalypse [22]

(Created specifically to give children music to listen to that wasn’t shitty.  A lot of this is music I remember enjoying when I was a kid.  Others are here for other reasons.  This should all fit on a CD.)

  1. The Rhythm Devils Compound [from “The Apocalypse Now Sessions“]
  2. Louis Prima I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) [from “The Jungle Book“] [soundtrack]
  3. Brian Setzer Orchestra Americano [from “Vavoom!“]
  4. Sly & the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) [from “Greatest Hits“]
  5. Robyn Hitchcock How Do You Work This Thing? [from “Groovy Decoy“]
  6. Tom Waits Cemetery Polka [from “Rain Dogs“]
  7. Donovan Pamela Jo [from “Barabajagal“]
  8. The Beatles Her Majesty [from “Abbey Road“]
  9. War [with Eric Burdon] — Spill the Wine [from “The Best of War and More“]
  10. Cat Stevens Another Saturday Night [from “Cat Stevens – Greatest Hits“]
  11. J Pat O’Malley — Bare Necessities [from “The Jungle Book“] [soundtrack]
  12. Donovan Atlantis [from “Barabajagal“]
  13. The Beatles Octopus’s Garden [from “Abbey Road“]
  14. Donovan [with Jeff Beck Group] — Barabajagal [from “Barabajagal“]
  15. The Beatles Hey Bulldog [from “Yellow Submarine“]
  16. T RexMambo Sun [from “Electric Warrior“]
  17. Grateful Dead Scarlet Begonias [from “Mars Hotel“]
  18. The Doors Break on Through (To the Other Side) [from “The Doors“]
  19. War Low Rider [from “The Best of War and More“]
  20. Syd Barrett — Effervescing Elephant [live] [from “The Peel Session“]
  21. The Beatles Yellow Submarine [from “Yellow Submarine“]
  22. Simon & Garfunkel — El Condor Pasa (If I Could) [from “Simon & Garfunkel – Greatest Hits“]

(Originally compiled circa 2002.)


A River of Honey and a Boat of Wine

A River of Honey and a Boat of Wine [18]

(This fits nicely on a CD as long as you appropriately edit track seven.)

  1. Mississippi John Hurt Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (from “Today!“)
  2. Robyn Hitchcock I Got a Message for You (from “Invisible Hitchcock“)
  3. The Beatles For You Blue (from “Let It Be“)
  4. T RexJeepster (from “Electric Warrior“)
  5. Neko Case Pretty Girls (from “Blacklisted“)
  6. Brian Eno & David Byrne The Jezebel Spirit (from “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts“)
  7. Coldcut I’m Wild about that Thing (The Lost Sex Tapes Position 1) [edited to remove white space] (from “Let Us Play!“)
  8. Egyptian Lover I Need a Freak (from “Back from the Tomb“)
  9. Crosby, Stills, and Nash Dark Star (from “CSN“)
  10. The Police Bring on the Night (from “Reggatta de Blanc“)
  11. Billy Joel Don’t Ask Me Why (from “Billy Joel Greatest Hits“)
  12. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Night Moves (from “Night Moves“)
  13. Donovan Superlungs My Supergirl (from “Barabajagal“)
  14. Cake Italian Leather Sofa (from “Fashion Nugget“)
  15. Sarah Vaughan Whatever Lola Wants (from “Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits“)
  16. Nina Simone I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (from “The Very Best Of Nina Simone“)
  17. Simon & Garfunkle For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her [live] (from “Simon & Garfunkel – Greatest Hits“)
  18. Rebekah del Rio Llorando [Crying; Roy Orbison cover] (from “Mulholland Drive” [soundtrack])

(Originally compiled for CR circa 2003.)