Load up on the Vitamin D and download this month's comp from our friends over at AltCountryTac.ca. Its a good one, especially if you like Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
Feel Bad For You February 2010
1. Albert King - That's What the Blues Is All About.mp3
From: The Devil's Music: Keith Richards Compilation of Blues, Soul and R and B Classics (1973, out of print)
Comments: Funky blues groove cited by Keith Richards as one of his favorites.
2. Chris Cacavas - The Crying Shame.mp3
From: Dwarf Star (1999, out of print)
Comments: Lonesome drinking song. Good things from ex-Green on Red keyboardist.
3. Beausoleil - "Tous Les Deux Pour La Meme"
Best Of Beausoleil (1997)
Comments: Cajun goodness from Lafayette. C'est bon!
4. "Little" Walter Jacobs - "Mellow Down Easy"
Complete Chess Masters: 1950-1967 (1988, orig. 1955)
Comments: Classic blues harp from Little Walter Jacobs.
5. John Dee Graham - "Beautifully Broken"
It's Not As Bad As It Looks (2010)
6. Van Morrison - "Saint Dominic's Preview"
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
7. Surfer Blood - "Swim"
Astro Coast (2010)
8. I See Hawks in L.A. - "Shoulda Been Gold"
Shoulda Been Gold (2010)
9. Amalgamated Songs of Rest - "Major March"
Amalgamated Songs of Rest (2002)
Comments: A tiny little gem of a song, in a tiny little gem of an album, from the one-off collaboration between Will Oldham, Jason Molina and Alasdair Roberts.
10. Palace Brothers (Will Oldham) - You Will Miss Me When I Burn.mp3
Buy: Days in the Wake (1994)
Comments: Very early Oldham awesomeness.
11. Midlake - "Roscoe (Acoustic)"
Oak and Julian EP (2007)
12. A.A. Bondy - I Can See The Pines Are Dancing.mp3
From: Daytrotter Sessions (2010)
13. Sibylle Baier - Tonight.mp3
Buy: Colour Green (2006)
14. Bonny Billy and The Picket Line - The Glory Goes/Wolf Among Wolves.mp3
Buy (vinyl): Funtown Comedown (2009)
Comments: This is from a record Oldham that was released in December '09, and I didn't knew existed until an hour ago. Bonny Billy live with a bluegrass band.
15. Bonny Billy and The Picket Line - "Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings"
Funtown Comedown (2009)
Comments: Just go pick up this album... It would have made my Gamblers for sure last year, if Oldham let people know it existed.
16. Chris Mills - I Wish I Was a Bomb.mp3
Buy (eMusic or iTunes): Wall To Wall Sessions: Acoustic Outtakes and Alternates (2005)
Comments: Rare Chris Mills track. Short and sweet.
17. Chris Mills - "All's Well That Ends"
Living in the Aftermath (2008)
Comments: Chris Mills is your prophet of doom.
18. Tim Barry - "Thing of the Past"
28th and Stonewall (2010)
19. Chuck Ragan - "Let It Rain"
Gold Country (2009)
20. Slithering Beast - "Honestly"
Midnight Royalty (2008)
Comments: A good country truck drivin' ballad.
21. State Champion - "Bite the Dust"
Stale Champagne (2010)
Comments: This song has grown on me more than any other I can remember. The breakdown part about halfway through just kills. Sort of indie-country-rock.
22. Archie Fisher - Western Island.mp3
Buy: The Man with a Rhyme (1976, reissued 2000)
Comments: The sweet sharp Scottish brogue of a Celtic folk master.
23. Archie Fisher - "Queen of the Heather"
The Man With the Rhyme (1995)
24. Charlie Daniels Band - Big Man.mp3
From: Honey In the Rock (1973, out of print)
25. Lynyrd Skynyrd - All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic).mp3
Buy: Lynyrd Skynyrd Box Set (1991)
26. Dylan Hears a Who - "Green Eggs and Ham"
Dylan Hears a Who (2004?)
Comments: Found this years ago and since then the Theodore Geisel estate requested the website be taken down and the artist cease and desist.