Aquarium Drunkard Presents: September Jukebox Selector
An alternate mix of Big Star's "Mod Lang" ends this week's Spotify playlist, culled from Rhino's Big Star boxed set, Keep An Eye On The Sky -- one of my favorite releases of 2009. But things begin on a different note with Bill Deal and The Rhondels cover of The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog". Curios, as while the original was never a Beatles favorite, I find myself returning to the cover -- a lot. After that we hook up with some Jamaican vintage rocksteady with Anderson's All Stars' "Intensified Girls" and The Reggae Boys' "Selassie". From there things get out there a bit with Francis Bebey, via the compilation African Electronic Music 1975-82, the Night Vision Orchestra and Safariari before heading back to NYC with Gil Scott-Heron.
American r&b, soul and primitive blues and folk fill in the middle before some choice Shangri-Las, a Velvet Underground demo and some Zig Speck - a Sonny Smith production featuring Ty Segall. Enjoy.
ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.