Highway Twitch and Moan 
This is the second in a series of a dozen playlists (10 of 12) I am publishing which I made for my dad as a sort of driving companion. None of them are particularly long; they all time between thirty and forty minutes.
- Wanda Jackson — Kansas City [from “Queen of Rockabilly (The Very Best of the Rock and Roll Years)“]
- Johnny Kidd — Shakin’ All Over [from “Dreamboats and Petticoats 2“]
- Little Walter — Crazy Legs [from “Confessin’ the Blues“]
- Neil Sedaka — Calendar Girl [from “Dreamboats and Petticoats 3“]
- Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five — I’ll Die Happy [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse — This Land Is Your Land [from “Americana“]
- Small Paul — There’s Gonna Be Some Crying [from “Eccentric Soul 011: Mighty Mike Lenaburg“]
- Everyly Brothers — Crying in the Rain [from “Walk Right Back (The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros 1960-1969)“]
- The Magestic Arrows — I’ll Never Cry for Another Boy [rehearsal] [from “Eccentric Soul 003: The Bandit Label“]
- Van Morrison — Sweet Thing [from “Astral Weeks“]
Country Mouse Strikes Again 
- Mundian to Bach Ke by Labh Janjua & Panjabi MC from “Rough Guide to Bhangra (One Way Ticket to British Asia)” [3:55]
- Red Dress by James McMurtry from “Saint Mary of the Woods” [4:59]
- You Need Love by Muddy Waters from “The Muddy Waters Chess Box” [2:45]
- Bad as Me by Tom Jones from “Spirit in the Room” [3:33] [Tom Waits]
- Fool No More by The Alvin Lee Band from “RX5” [5:22]
- Yes We Can-Can by Treacherous Three from “Sugarhill Club Classics” [6:59]
- Will You Remember Me? by Rachelle Ferrell from “Individuality (Can I Be Me?)” [6:17]
- Angel Eyes by Omar Torrez Band from “Omar Torrez Band” [3:45]
- Country Boy by Johnny Cash from “American Recordings II (Unchained)” [2:31]
- Brother Mine by Eric Schwartz from “That’s How It’s Gonna Be” [4:47]
- as freedom is a breakfastfood by E E Cummings from “Voice of the Poet (E E Cummings)” [2:19]
This is the second in a series of playlists I’ve made for my brother in an effort to fill in any potential musical gaps, sort of like music putty.
Easily Forget How Easy Forgetting Is 
This is the first in a series of a dozen playlists (11 of 12) I am publishing which I made for my dad as a sort of driving companion. None of them are particularly long. This one comes in at about thirty-one minutes.
- David Seville — Witch Doctor [from “Wacky Favorites“]
- Lightnin’ Hopkins — Feel So Bad [from “Lightnin’ Hopkins Complete Aladdin Recordings“]
- Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five — Messy Bessy [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
- T-Bone Walker — You Don’t Understand [from “The Original Source“]
- Bap Kennedy — My Money [from “Domestic Blues“]
- Perk Badger — Do Your Stuff [from “Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City“]
- Earth, Wind, & Fire — Love’s Dance [from “Robots” soundtrack]
- Richard Cook — Somebody’s Got’a Help Me [from “Eccentric Soul: The Trager & Note Labels“]
- The Temptations — Don’t Let the Joneses Get You Down [from “Cloud Nine + Puzzle People“]
Prehistoric Coprocessor 
- Donny Hathaway — The Ghetto [from “A Donny Hathaway Collection“]
- Zach Harjo — Dogs in a Pack [from “Dark Poems” (You may have to visit Zach at Ocho and ask to buy a copy because I can’t find it on themz Interwebz.]
- Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five — Whiskey Do Your Stuff [from “One Guy Named Louis“]
- Tom Waits — Little Drop of Poison [from “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, & Bastards“]
- [unidentified radio DJ] — [KRLA News – Cancelled Hippie Love-In at the Grand Canyon – 6/16/67] [from “Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots“] [sic] [Track 43]
- Reverend Horton Heat — The Devil’s Chasing Me [from “Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat“]
- The JJ Johnson and Kai Winding Trombone Octet — The Peanut Vendor [from “Afro-Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960“]
- Latin Playboys — Viva la raza [from “Latin Playboys“]
- Neutral Milk Hotel — In the Aeroplane over the Sea [from “In the Aeroplane over the Sea“]
Bob, my neighbor, had this idea that we could make playlists for one another. It was a sort of challenge to us to playlist the shit out of our collections and minds and make a cool, meaningful, and brief musical set. This is my contribution to said project.
If memory serves, we did have a couple of rules. One of which was that the playlists should be between thirty and thirty-five minutes.
The general objective was to make an awesome playlist filled with stuff the other guy would just love and hopefully hadn’t heard. Or something like that.